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‘Out in the Silence’ Screening and Conversation with the Filmmakers

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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Announcement from The School of Media Arts & Design at JMU: Mark your calendars for the viewing/discussion of the award-winning film Out in the Silence. The gripping documentary centers on the story of a small American town confronting a firestorm of controversy ignited by a same-sex wedding announcement

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

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


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, […]

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.

College Republican Arrested, Claims Setup

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Andrew Jones, a local Republican activist, was arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing credit cards from several JMU students and using them at Harrisonburg area stores, but he insists that he is innocent and that he was “setup” by the alleged victims because of his sexual orientation. According to The Breeze, Andrew Lewis Jones was arrested […]

Block Party in the ‘Burg Preps For Sixth Year

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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The sixth annual Block Party in the ‘Burg is set for Friday, October 1st in downtown Harrisonburg. The student-focused event aims to encourage students to venture beyond the boarders of campus. The event begins on Court Square at 4:00pm on Friday

Cuccinelli supports seizure of Breeze photographs

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


The state attorney general told the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce that he didn’t believe the seizure of more than 900 photographs from the campus newspaper was a first amendment issue, the Daily News-Record reports.

HPD investigation moves forward

Monday, April 12, 2010


Harrisonburg Police are continuing their investigation into Saturday’s civil disturbance in the Village Lane area during the “Springfest” block party representatives said in a press conference Monday. At the press conference Monday afternoon, Lt. Kurt Boshart, commander of the Criminal Investigation Division of the HPD, Sgt. Les Tyler, public information officer for the Virginia State […]

Mayor, JMU President comment on Village Lane riot

Sunday, April 11, 2010


Mayor Kai Degner and JMU President Linwood Rose have provided initial responses to Saturday’s riot in Village Lane in which police used tear gas and pepper spray to disperse large crowds.

Police use tear gas and pepper spray to disperse block party

Saturday, April 10, 2010


4/12 Press conference updates The “Springfest” block party was broken up Saturday evening by police using tear gas and pepper spray after party-goers threw beer bottles and rocks at police officers. The confrontation occurred in the Village Lane area of Harrisonburg during an annual block party that police estimate drew 8,000 revelers. Criminal Investigation Division […]

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