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Traffic Advisory: JMU Commencement May 7

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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The Harrisonburg Police Department would like to inform the public of areas that will be congested on Saturday, May 7 for James Madison University’s annual Commencement Ceremonies.

JMU Classes Improving Wikipedia Entries

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Release from JMU, written by Julia Oates. Count senior Stephen Jones as one of the “Wikipedians” at James Madison University who are working hard this semester to improve the content on the popular resource website. In the process, Jones and 80 more JMU students are honing their researching, writing and editing skills.

JMU Student Develops Local Bus Schedule App

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Press Release from the JMU IEEE Computer Society: 19-year old JMU IEEE Computer Society member Matt Jeanes first came to JMU from Fairfax, VA as a freshman Computer Science major in 2009. Jeanes and a friend started using the HDPT buses to get across campus to eat at the new East Campus Dining Hall daily.

The Storm’s Wake: The Legal Aftermath of Springfest 2010

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


The Storm’s Wake: The Legal Aftermath of Springfest 2010

Infamous events tend to produce iconic images and the Springfest celebration held in Harrisonburg on April 10, 2010 was no exception. The resulting disturbance involved an estimated 8,000 people, flying bottles and burning dumpsters and ended up with police officers in riot gear firing tear gas to disperse the crowd. The following Tuesday’s publication of The Breeze, […]

General Assembly Approves Additional Funds for JMU and Higher Ed

Monday, February 28, 2011

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On Sunday, February 27, 2011, the General Assembly approved amendments to the Governor’s introduced 2010-2012 Biennium budget that includes additional funds for James Madison University and higher education in the Commonwealth.

Pulizer Prize Journalist Harmon to Discuss DNA Age at JMU Tuesday

Monday, February 14, 2011

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Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the DNA Age, Amy Harmon, will speak at 7p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, at James Madison University. Subjects of Harmon’s articles, including a breast cancer survivor, a mother of a Down’s syndrome child, a mother of a Phelan-McDermid syndrome child and a Huntington’s patient, will join her and discuss their […]

Shrinking Newman Lake

Friday, January 21, 2011


Shrinking Newman Lake

The Breeze reported Thursday that Newman Lake will shrink by more than half over the summer. The JMU Board of Visitors recently approved the lake-reduction project because “the dam that controls the water level for the lake no longer adheres to 2008 Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation regulations,” according to the report. The new […]

Rose To Step Down As JMU President In 2012

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


James Madison University President Linwood Rose announced at a press conference Wednesday afternoon that he will be “ending his service” in June of 2012.

Local Volcano Gets Scientific Attention

Monday, November 22, 2010


Local Volcano Gets Scientific Attention

Mole Hill, that lonely mound of earth just west of Harrisonburg is a lot younger than the rest of the mountains that define the Shenandoah Valley. And the rocks that make up the formation are significantly different than those commonly found in nearby George Washington National Forest.

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.