At this week's Harrisonburg City Council meeting, Richard Baugh was sworn-in, council approved a focus on sustainable transportation for the Environmental Action Plan, a potential free concert series was introduced and the monthly rate for water and sewer was increased.
At the May 24 Harrisonburg City Council meeting, the council approved a budget for 2022-23, increased the real estate tax rate and introduced a new potential art installation on the north side of downtown Harrisonburg.
JMU and Harrisonburg community members held a protest against the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade, alongside dozens of other schools across Virginia.
Students gathered at the spirit rock Thursday afternoon to protest the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court, which would remove the constitutional right to abortion and leave abortion rights and restrictions up to state governments.
A car struck the side of the Subway on South Carlton Street around 2 p.m. on Friday afternoon. HPD said there were no injuries, but charges will be filed against the driver.
Senior ISAT majors conducted research on virtual reality video games and its effect on rehabilitating vestibular dysfunction.
The JMU community remembers the life and legacy of William Gary “Bill” Posey, who died on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Posey was an integral part of the JMU Marching Royal Dukes and School of Music for over 40 years and has impacted many generations of Dukes.
JMU seniors look forward to no COVID-19 protocols at commencement ceremonies this semester.
Harrisonburg Fire Department responded to an exterior fire in building 1250 of The Harrison late Tuesday night. No injuries were reported, and damage was minor.
The Breeze and Breeze TV won 16 awards in the Virginia Press Association’s annual statewide contest.
In summer 2021, the geographic science major was renamed to "geography" and current students in the major have expressed their frustrations with the name change.
To celebrate Earth Week the week of April 18, JMU student organizations, including the Environmental Management Club (EMC) and Madison Recycling, planned several on-campus events to raise student awareness about sustainability.
Coaches and teammates in and out of the JMU softball community remember the life and legacy of JMU sophomore catcher Lauren Bernett. She died Monday at 20 years old.
Malika Carter and Arthur Dean, two of the four candidates for the position of Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), presented to students, faculty and staff on April 25 and 26.
UPDATE (4/27 11:10 a.m.): JMU softball has announced the cancelation of its home series against Delaware. Any further changes will be announced at a later date.
JMU’s Board of Visitors (BoV) voted to approve an increase to tuition and fees and the proposed budget for the 2022-23 school year at the last meeting of the semester.
Senior Rachel Stegmeier is conducting research on the levels of CBD and THC within hemp plants for her honors thesis. Her goal is to establish a variation in the many different ways to measure CBD and THC in hemp.
Middle River Regional Jail has been overcrowded since it opened its doors in 2006. For the past several years, though, the jail has been at or around 200% capacity. Emma Johnson dives into the causes for the overcrowding and the barriers that keep it from decreasing the number of in-house inmates.
JMU's admitted student open house, CHOICES, requires planning and collaboration from numerous partners across campus. This was the first CHOICES since the pandemic began.
Multiple cars were damaged in a crash Saturday night in Pheasant Run after a driver hit a bus stop and six other cars. The driver was placed under arrest for DUI. No injuries were reported.
JMU Ethical Reasoning in Action sent an email to the JMU community April 13 that posed a hypothetical ethical scenario asking recipients whether they believe transgender women should be allowed to compete with other female athletes. Some students have expressed their frustration with the scenario, saying trans rights shouldn't be up for debate.
General and school funds, the city's taxes and wages, and JMU polling places were the topics discussed at Tuesday's Harrisonburg City Council meeting.
The SGA Senate approved the Public Opinion Amendment and the recognition of Armenian Genocide Day at this week's meeting.
The JMU debate team is currently ranked No. 2 in the U.S. and recently came in first place at the Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) Novice Nationals tournament.
Grant Writing for Agencies awards two nonprofit organizations $3,500 each in grant money each year. Students in the class learn how to write a grant proposal for the nonprofit organization they're partnered with.
JMU alumni participated in JMYOU Serve Day on April 9 to give back to the community. The alumni cleaned a section of Blacks Run stream.
Friday’s showing of JMU Rocky Horror Picture Show was canceled due to electrical issues at the Court Square Theater. The show was rescheduled for Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 at the Grafton-Stovall Theatre on campus.
A display case of historic front pages and other three-dimensional multimedia artifacts was arranged in Carrier Library to celebrate The Breeze’s upcoming centennial.
The Student Government Association (SGA) Senate approved all front-end budgeting (FEB) groups’ budgets for the 2022-23 academic year in Tuesday night’s meeting.
Rankin & Associates Consulting presented its finding from a climate survey about the attitudes, behaviors and policies in the JMU community.
Shawdee Bakhtiari, Carlin McNeil Bumgarner, Brandon Market and Xaiver Williams are the newly elected student body leaders.
The Board of Visitors (BoV) and members of the public discussed proposed tuition and fee ranges for the 2022-23 academic year.
JMU announced changes to the indoor mask mandate effective April 11.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Debra Bontz, director of the Homeless Program at Asbury United Methodist Church, has been giving cheeseburgers to the homeless.
Tim Miller shows his day in the life as Vice President for Student Affairs.
ONE IN FOUR college-aged women will experience unwanted sexual contact. The Breeze staff takes a deep dive into the state of sexual assault at JMU and around the country.
Members of the Harrisonburg community have gathered at the LOVEworks letters for the sixth week in a row to plea for peace in Ukraine.
Virginia bill SB 591 would modify the definition of marijuana to include any substance containing 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Alumnus and Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) spoke at this year's JMU College Republicans banquet Thursday.
JMU's annual Walk for Hope, organized by the Counseling Center, raises awareness for suicide prevention and mental health resources.
Student body election day is Tuesday, March 29, and JMU students will be voting on their new student body president, student body vice president, executive treasurer, student representative to the Board of Visitors, class council and academic senators, here's who's running.
The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) hosted an event with speaker Jay Dolmage, who discussed the role of disability on college campuses.
RecRe is an autonomous rental box company that allows students to rent recreational gear like basketballs, video game consoles and more.
Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) has welcomed two new members of its staff — E. Lee Dyer IV as director and Cassidy Mechalske as associate director.
Starting in September 2021, students across JMU have been fighting for more sustainability options like recycling and a net-zero emissions plan by 2050.
Mask mandates continue for the Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation and other transportation systems across the country. JMU students said most passengers follow the mandate while riding the buses.
After a search of over 50 applicants, Hollie Hall was chosen as the new dean of students.
Regulating taxicabs, a Department of Transportation Title XI approval and city manager's office renovations were the biggest topics discussed at this week's city council meeting.
SGA voted to approve an amendment to its financial procedures to allow the student organization, Safe Rides, to obtain more funding.
Executive Leadership Team (ELT) term limits, mask rules and contingency funds student organizations were the biggest topics discussed at this week's SGA Senate meeting.