I am going to attempt to start some conversation on the JMU board.
I am currently a student in Madison's College of Business. I guess that I am bias, but... I want to offer a couple of thoughts.
As many of you know, JMU has relatively recently been invaded by Northerners. I believe that the influx of northerners will only help JMU, especially the College of Business. It seems that having students with contacts and connections to Northeast cities, in particular New York City would help all students in the College. Contacts are being established at JMU. I know several students with internships at places such as Bear Stearns, S&P, PriceWaterhouse, etc.. That may be a normal thing in the Ivy League and similar stature schools, but...It was not too long ago that JMU was thought of as a small regional university and not very well known outside of Virginia.
The out-of-state students of course are not the only reason Madison's reputation has grown. The faculty is great and improves every year. The atmosphere throughout all of JMU is one of growth, but I want to throw that idea out there and see what people think.
What I'm saying is that JMU is a great place to be right now. How about being National I-AA Football Champions also...?
I hope some people will join the convo. Tell me I suck at life or something. It will be fun.