By using knowledge built from the experience of the 2009 market crash, JMU was able to respond to the financial hit of the coronavirus.
In the wake of COVID-19's financial hit to JMU, adjunct faculty face increasing uncertainty around job security.
JMU received just over $12 million in funding from the federal CARES Act, with half going to students and half going to the university.
As the fall season approaches, JMU Athletics has yet to make any large-scale budgetary decisions, citing a pending review of 2019-20 fiscal end-of-year reports to be completed early in the fall.
Over the summer, the JMU Board of Visitors met virtually three times and made several large decisions about the university's response to the coronavirus.
JMU's coronavirus bill totals around $33 million, and The Breeze has looked into why that is.
In addition to its unanimous decision to rename various halls on campus, the Board of Visitors held an emergency meeting yesterday to discuss how JMU will operate in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have forced JMU to postpone commencement ceremonies again.
The Harrisonburg local business scene has struggled throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, but it continues to survive.
Harrisonburg City Council was forced to cut spending in various areas including education due to the coronavirus.
The Office of the Provost released a modified schedule JMU students will follow in the fall to comply with COVID-19 concerns.
Brickhouse Tavern, a hangout spot downtown, is permanently closing its doors due to the coronavirus.
JMU's Human Resources announced guidelines regarding faculty and staff's return to campus on Monday.
The Massanutten Regional Library is erasing all overdue fines from patron accounts due to COVID-19.
The city of Harrisonburg conducted free coronavirus testing on May 2 and May 16.
On Friday, President Alger announced that JMU is planning on resuming on campus classes in the fall.
Nine schools in Rockingham County, including Lacey Spring, are locations where families can pick up meals twice each week for children ages 2 to 18.
The Grace Street Apartments are home to 26 residents who've chosen to remain at JMU during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Local restaurants in Harrisonburg are having to adjust the way they operate in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
As a result of the impact COVID-19 has had on Harrisonburg, the city's budget is working to adapt.
JMU and Open Doors have partnered to use Godwin Hall as an area to house homeless Harrisonburg residents during the coronavirus outbreak.
This week's episode focuses on the landscape that is changing all around us right now. Our lives for better or worse are online. We took a look at nursing students, baseball coaches, churches, and weddings and how it's all changing right before our eyes.
The Hills of Harrisonburg announced its first case of the coronavirus in the complex.
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, the Gus Bus has turned to the internet to keep in touch.
This week's episode focuses on what we've all lost in this time of COVID. We look at what college students, elementary school kids, athletes, and grandma's have missed out on because of the pandemic. Available on Anchor.fm.
In an email sent by President Alger to JMU seniors, it was announced that commencement ceremonies will be postponed until August 7-8.
As JMU makes the transition to online classes, the university plans to uphold its honor code as if students were still on campus.
Due to the coronavirus, JMU announced Tuesday that comprehensive fees for summer 2020 semester are reduced and fall registration dates are pushed back.
HPD's SWAT team is creating a "positive distraction" from the coronavirus outbreak by delivering packages to families via robots.
Concerns surrounding the coronavirus leave many international students unable to return to their home countries.
The coronavirus pandemic raises questions on how JMU will respond to sexual misconduct policy violations amid students being away from JMU.
Following the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, staff writer Joshua Gingrich writes that the IOC made the correct call.
The Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA is accepting donations as they prepare for an increase in kittens at their shelter.
As the coronavirus continues to spread across Virginia, the JMU Health Center continues to adapt to the changes caused by the virus.
As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, JMU has decided to issue refunds to those who are unable to occupy on-campus housing and use meal plans.
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, a Stay-at-Home order was issued on March 30 for the state of Virginia. The order will be enforced until June 10, 2020.
Online classes can allow for students to be more productive and to practice their time management skills.
Police dancing in the street and fish in the Venice canals are just a few of the positive outcomes from the worldwide coronavirus quarantine.
As a result of the COVID-19 virus, JMU announced graduation ceremonies will be postponed to an unspecified date.
The Senate agreed to a massive coronavirus relief bill late Wednesday. Here's how Americans will be affected by it.
The U.S. government could've prepared much better for the coronavirus, but it wasted too much time trying to play down the virus.
JMU's move to online classes has left some student employees wondering what they'll do without a job or source of income.
Major changes to JMU counseling services and the enforcement of isolation due to COVID-19 is taking a toll on some students' mental health.
JMU seniors had their final year at the university snatched away with the sudden COVID-19 pandemic. They've taken to social media to voice their feelings.
In a now deleted JMU webpage, students were given the option to take their classes on a pass/fail basis. This comes after all courses were moved online due to COVID-19.
With the transition to online classes beginning this week, here are a few tactics to use to stay focused and productive at home.
Alumna Jessie Stramaglia (’18) — part of the Students Helping Honduras program — was stuck in the country with 12 roommates, and struggled to find a way back to the U.S.
After a week for faculty to prepare for the transition, JMU announced on March 18 that all classes will be moved online due to COVID-19.
Harrisonburg's bi-weekly farmer's market continues despite cases of COVID-19 in Harrisonburg. The market set up tape surrounding market and only allowed entrance through one opening. Josie Showalter, the Market Manager, made sure only 10 people were inside at a time.
The VDH confirmed two additional of the coronavirus in Harrisonburg. It also urged the public to practice good hygiene to prevent the spread of COVID-19.