To kick off this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Week, the Center of Multicultural Student Services (CMSS) and the Madison Vision Series hosted the annual keynote address with special guest speaker Nikki Giovanni — a poet, writer, activist and educator.

Due to Gov. Glenn Youngkin's (R) executive directive that states that no Virginia employees are required to be vaccinated or disclose their vaccine status by their employer, JMU has changed its policy so that university employees no longer must get the vaccine, report their status or undergo weekly testing.