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JMU moving forward with plans to resume in-person instruction Oct. 5

In a Board of Visitors meeting and press release Friday, JMU announced that is is proceeding with plans to resume in-person classes on Oct. 5, following a temporary suspension of classes for most of September.

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JMU students try to adjust and keep anxiety in check amid an ever-changing semester

For both new JMU students and returning students who went through the abrupt shift to online classes in the spring, the university’s move this week to online classes amid a spike in COVID-19 cases has stoked anxiety and confusion.

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Hburg school leaders praise teachers for online and in-person efforts

About one tenth of Harrisonburg city students started in-person classes on Monday, as a very new sort of fall semester begins. The division moved almost entirely to virtual learning for the start of the school year, while still allowing a fraction of families the option to send their children into school buildings – those with kids who would be most disadvantaged by distance learning, such as English language learners and students with special education needs.

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With COVID cases mounting, JMU sends students home and moves classes online for at least a month

One week into the new academic year, James Madison University has announced it will transition to online learning at the end of the week for at least the rest of September. In an email announcement sent to the university community Monday evening, the university asked all on-campus residents to return home by September 7.

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At JMU, an uncertain semester is about to begin

With JMU’s classes scheduled to start Wednesday, campus is bustling with first-year students attending on-campus orientation and returning students settling back into their housing on campus and off.

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EMU’s delay of move-in because of positive COVID tests underscores colleges’ challenges

Even before many of its students even reached campus, Eastern Mennonite University sought to quash an outbreak this week when four students tested positive, although without showing symptoms. But the students’ interactions with others, who also now must be quarantined, set into motion a ripple effect, prompting EMU to delay its move-in date from this weekend until Sept. 3-6 and forcing classes online to start the semester.

Schools kick in $275k for childcare, including for an outdoor school at Camp Horizons

The Harrisonburg School Board has committed about $275,000 to help offset childcare costs this semester — a major concern for working parents since the division announced its decision to offer remote instruction for most students because of the pandemic.

‘Students are going to be responsible for policing themselves’

With JMU classes scheduled to start Aug. 26, the university has published reams of new guidelines about masks and apps and quarantining that all depend on one thing in order for the campus to remain open: students, faculty and staff self-policing each other. ,l

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