Harrisonburg’s Fire Chief Matthew Tobia was named the Virginia Fire Chief of the Year, announced and awarded by Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Feb. 22 at the annual Virginia Fire Rescue Conference in Virginia Beach.
Students elected four new leaders within the Student Government Association (SGA) on Tuesday: President Nate Hazen, Vice President Faith Forman, Executive Treasurer Matt Haynicz and Student Representative to the Board of Visitors Abigail Cannella.
SGA announced the major candidate results of Tuesday's election. Winners were President Nate Hazen, Vice President Faith Forman, Executive Treasurer Matt Haynicz and Student Representative to the Board of Visitors Abigail Cannella.
The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate approved funding for the Madison Aerospace Club, DREAM Weekend and Alpha Kappa Alpha and passed an amendment providing more support to new members during Tuesday’s meeting.
Student body election day is Tuesday, March 21, and the JMU student body will be voting for a new student body president, vice president, executive treasurer and student representative to the Board of Visitors.
The JMU Student Government Association (SGA) took a trip to Richmond, Virginia, to advocate for three pertinent categories of student interest with state legislators, including students’ well-being, campus safety and access and affordability during its biannual advocacy trip Feb. 8.
The Harrisonburg City Council approved the rezoning of a neighborhood housing site and heard an update on ARPA spending in city projects during Tuesday night's meeting.
Mr. J’s opened its first location on East Market Street in Harrisonburg in 1990 — since then it’s been a popular morning stop for students and locals alike in the Harrisonburg area. This January, Mr. J’s Elkton Express, the newest addition to the Mr. J’s Bagel franchise, opened in Elkton, Virginia.
The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate passed an ASL Bill of Opinion, allotted money to BluesTones and heard from JMU Dining during Tuesday’s meeting.
Faculty Senate passed a resolution, months in the making, asking senior leaders to create more transparent and accountable hiring guidelines within Academic Affairs.
The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate passed an amendment expanding the responsibilities of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Accessibility (DEIJA+) Committee Chair, approved a program grant for JMU Unaccompanied and heard from Big Brothers Big Sisters during Tuesday’s meeting.
A resolution to place naloxone in all on-campus residence halls was passed during the Feb. 1 Student Government Association (SGA) Senate meeting. The resolution’s passage coincides with JMU’s efforts to make naloxone more accessible on campus.
Harrisonburg City Council approved the Bluestone Town Center development and a high-density housing development at the intersection of Peach Grove Avenue and Port Republic Road at Tuesday night's meeting.
Banning and censoring books have been hot-button issues of late, particularly within education. The implications of censoring or not censoring content in public schools have wracked the public consciousness for decades but have picked up speed within the past few years, and Harrisonburg is no exception.
On Feb. 3, three families lost a son and a sibling, when John “Luke” Fergusson, Joshua Mardis and Nicholas Troutman died in a car accident. The families spoke to The Breeze to reflect on their loss and healing following the accident.
Nineteen universities across 10 states have now banned TikTok for national security concerns — while not yet impacted, JMU could be affected soon as criticism for the app continues to pick up.
The James Madison Center for Civic Engagement hosted the second session of its Freedom of Expression Information Series on Tuesday to discuss “Personal Safety and Security: Weapons and Explosives,” specifically on how freedom of expression impacts campus safety.
JMU Faculty Senate did not follow state open meeting laws in Thursday’s meeting, which it pledges to follow in its bylaws
JMU Faculty Senate did not follow state open meeting laws at Thursday's meeting by going into closed session without citing a reason or exemption and by not certifying the closed portion after it ended. Following publication of this article, the Senate asserts it isn't a public body and doesn't have to follow those laws.
Provost Heather Coltman also responded to allegations made against her in two resolutions that were set to be voted on at the meeting but were postponed.
The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate allotted money to JMU Young Life, Note-oriety and Chabad Jewish Student Group and approved an academic senator amendment at Tuesday’s meeting.
Class registration occurs just a few months before the semester begins, and for some students like sophomore Maddie Tardif, this proves to be stressful. During this time, students are often racing against one another to get classes, but what really makes this time so hectic is the battle over “good professors,” several students told The Breeze, and they often consider Rate My Professors ratings when picking classes.
JMU’s Office of Disability Services (ODS) expanded to a second testing location this month to accommodate the growing population of students registering with disabilities at JMU.
On Monday in Richmond, St. James's Episcopal Church was full to the brim with people honoring John "Luke" Fergusson, who died from the Feb. 2 car accident that killed two other JMU students.
Sunday brought sunny weather to Richmond as hundreds of mourners gathered to remember the life and legacy of Nicholas Troutman, a JMU student who died in a Feb. 2 car accident alongside Joshua Mardis and John "Luke" Fergusson.
Following the deaths of three JMU students in a Feb. 3 car accident, friends and family are gathering to honor the lives of their loved ones. Hundreds of people came to Williamsburg Community Chapel on Friday to honor Joshua Mardis.
December 2022 marked the 100 year anniversary of The Breeze. The first issue of The Breeze was published on Dec. 2, 1922. Here's some history of the The Breeze and its first staff in 1922.
The Breeze has been JMU’s official student-run newspaper for 100 years. Since its first issue on Dec. 2, 1922, The Breeze’s mission has been to provide the JMU community with news and important information. From college name changes to the construction of new buildings, here are some of the biggest moments The Breeze has chronicled at JMU since 1922.
Seen at schools throughout Harrisonburg are small plots of land that’ve been turned into gardens by contributors across the city assisting students in learning about sustainable garden practices and building connections with the environment and healthy food.
A vote on the Bluestone Town Center (BTC) — a proposed development that would be a mix of multi-family buildings, townhouses, single-family detached housing, shops and businesses — has been postponed by Harrisonburg City Council until its next meeting on Feb. 28 following an almost eight-hour meeting and public comment section.
Following the boycott of the Holocaust Remembrance event and its aftermath, The Breeze spoke with faculty members and JMU administration about how they plan to move forward.
JMU Early Action acceptance decisions have officially gone out for the class of 2027, revealing yet another drastic increase in applicants and a rise in the diversity of those applying.
JMU Libraries unveiled its new temporary library location on Tuesday, which will be at 1050 S. Main Street once Carrier Library closes for renovations in May.
As the priority filing date for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) nears, the JMU Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships Brad Barnett urges students who are returning for the 2023-24 school year to apply on the Federal Student Aid website before the March 1 deadline.
The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate amended members’ activity requirements and allotted funds to Sigma Gamma Rho and Alpha Phi Alpha during Tuesday’s meeting.
The JMU Board of Visitors (BoV) discussed changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), updated members on JMU’s efforts with the Virginia General Assembly and heard a presentation on a new Innovation Center for Youth Justice at its full board meeting on Feb. 10.
There’s a new internet tool that’s taken the academic world by storm by assisting students in cheating their way to good grades: ChatGPT, a revolutionary artificial intelligence (AI) language model.
The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate passed a statement commemorating the late Tatiana Benjamin, welcomed presentations from JMU Dining and the Muslim Student Association and allotted money to Chabad Jewish Student Group and The Madison Project during Tuesday’s meeting.
Around 2,000 JMU community members gathered on the Quad on Sunday night to mourn and honor the three students who died in a car accident Thursday night. Two other students, Campbell Fortune and Baird Weisleder, were seriously injured in the crash.
Members of the JMU community remember Tatiana Benjamin, an assistant professor of justice studies and minor co-coordinator of African, African American and Diaspora (AAAD) Studies, who died Dec. 19, 2022. She was 34 years old.
Eric Nickel, the director of university recreation, won the Dolley Madison Award, which recognizes a member of the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management for their time, talent and treasure.
JMU students have historically voiced frustrations with on-campus parking, but it’s tight at off-campus housing as well. On any given weekend night, a tow truck can probably be seen roaming the streets of Southview, Copper Beech and other apartment complexes with high student populations. Here's some helpful information for if your car gets towed in Harrisonburg.
Following the deaths of three JMU students in a car accident late Thursday night, the JMU community gathered on the Quad Sunday night for a candlelight vigil. Friends of those who died — John "Luke" Fergusson, Nicholas Troutman and Joshua Mardis — shared memories with the crowd of about 2,000.
Multiple JMU students died and others were injured with life-threatening injuries in a car wreck last night in West Virginia, according to an email from Tim Miller, vice president for student affairs, sent to the university community around 12:40 p.m.
The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate passed a statement condemning the killing of Tyre Nichols, a resolution arguing for the addition of naloxone in residence halls and approved contingency funds for Filipino Americans of Madison and Young Americans for Freedom.
JMU Office of Residence Life (ORL) held a meeting in the Frederickson Hall conference room Tuesday to discuss the future Village housing redesign plans and allow students to ask questions and give suggestions for the new dorms. The Village redesign plan will start with Ikenberry Hall, according to the Residence Life staff — it’ll be demolished over the summer and re-opened in the fall of 2025.
It’s been one year since tragedy struck Bridgwater College and on Wednesday, the community gathered to honor the lives of Campus Police Officer John Painter and Campus Safety Officer J.J. Jefferson who died in the line of duty.
To start off the new year, JMU introduced a new member to its team: Craig Short, assistant vice president (AVP) for business services. Short officially began his position on Jan. 4 and will work closely with dining services, the bookstore, card services, the arboretum and many other facilities on campus.
At Tuesdays meeting, the Harrisonburg City Council granted Build Our Park permission to have discussions with city staff to further develop its plan to add a new urban park to downtown, heard repeat concerns about the proposed Bluestone Town Center construction and approved an increase in tax relief for the elderly and disabled.
JMU’s Faculty Senate heard two new resolutions at its Jan. 26 meeting — one calling for the Senate to condemn recent actions by Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Heather Coltman, the other demanding more accountability and transparency in the faculty hiring search process.
The Senate also discussed R2 faculty compensation increase recommendations, passed a resolution calling for expanded support for the Office of Disability Services and donated $10,000 to The Pantry at JMU.
In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, speakers specializing in studies of antisemitism, white supremacy and legacies of the Holocaust headlined Thursday’s “An Evening Conversation on the History and Legacy and the Holocaust.”
The James Madison Center for Civic Engagement hosted the first session in its new Freedom of Expression Information Series on Tuesday to discuss the interaction of free speech and inclusivity.
COVID-19 created shortages of all kinds across the world, including in different areas of labor in the U.S., such as retail, hospitality and the food industry. One area, in particular has been hit hard: teachers. In Harrisonburg City Public Schools (HCPS), there’s high demand for time off and leave from teachers, but not enough substitutes to fill all the requests, according to Jeremy Weaver, the director of human resources for HCPS.