Students celebrate James Madison

by Hannah Lynn Robinson


Being more knowledgeable about the 'Father of the Constitution,' the ideas that animated him, and his complex legacy will help us be more informed and engaged in addressing the complex challenges facing our democracy and society today, says Carah Whaley, associate director of the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement.

The Madison Center and Dukes Vote, it’s student-led intiative, are partnering today, March 15, from 12- 2 p.m., on the JMU Quad, to celebrate James Madison’s birthday on March 16. Students will be invited to contribute their thoughts and respond to prompts about Madison to contemplate how they might learn from his ideas, contributions and legacy and apply them to modern challenges faced in our democracy and society. 

Whaley and the Madison Center’s democracy fellows will be available for interviews prior to and after the event. If you are interested in covering the event or would like to conduct interviews, please contact me. I would be happy to connect you with event organizers or attendees.

Media contact: Hannah Robinson, 520-222-2808,

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Published: Friday, March 15, 2019

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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