The construction of Harrisonburg's second high school will resume due to funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. Because the school won't be built in time for the fall, when academic instruction will resume in person, there are some concerns at the current high school with overcrowding and possible virus transmission.
The retrial of Mashkhal Ibrahim entered its second day, with the jury deliberating for close to three hours before Judge Thomas J. Wilson IV called for recess.
Nonprofit Vine & Fig established the first climate farm in Harrisonburg, which provides land access to immigrants while also combating climate change.
The Breeze has won 16 awards in the Virginia Press Association’s annual statewide contest.
Judge Thomas J. Wilson IV with the Rockingham circuit court pulled JMU President Jonathan Alger from the jury for the trial of Mashkhal Ibrahim Thursday morning. Judge Wilson cited Alger’s naming in local media — including The Breeze and the Daily News-Record — in several reports last night.
Ramadan fell between April 12 through May 12 this year, and some Muslim students are dissatisfied with JMU efforts to accommodate to their fasting needs.
The retrial of Mashkhal Ibrahim began Wednesday for allegedly striking former JMU student Jared Antle in 2018. Ibrahim is facing felony hit-and-run charges.
As the pandemic has changed the course of the past year, The Breeze has persistently asked JMU to release data related to COVID-19 cases.
Local environmentalist organizations gathered on campus to celebrate Earth Day and promoted opportunities to learn and get more involved in environmental causes.
Quynh-Hu'o'ng Nguyen discussed understanding Asian communities and discrimination at a virtual event hosted by DEEP Impact and SOGIE.
JMU's Task Force on Racial Equity hosted two authors for a virtual discussion focused on racial equity and justice.
JMU won't operate any in-person international study abroad programs this summer because of updated national travel advisories. Virtual internship options will still be available.
JMU students are taking advantage of a limited number of fall and summer study abroad programs offered by JMU's Center for Global Engagement and other study abroad institutions.
The National Science Foundation has granted funding to JMU's geography program for lightning research over the next two years.
The Central Shenandoah Health District entered into phase two of COVID-19 vaccinations, allowing for more of JMU's student body to get vaccinated. Students were sent emails providing opportunities for vaccine clinics, including multiple at the Convocation Center.