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  • Institute Report Archives
    Sciences Life Sciences Natural Sciences ROTC Enrichment Institute Honors Program International Programs Service Opportunities Summer Programs Institute Writing Program Research Support Cadet Counseling Career Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Communications Marketing News and Features Construction News Institute Report Photos Videos Cindy Bither Administrative Assistant P 540 464 7207 F 540 464 7443 111 Smith Hall Lexington VA 24450 Institute Report Archives Institute Report Archives Institute Report Archives 2013 04 Institute Report 2013 03 Institute Report 2013 02 Institute Report 2012 12 Institute Report 2012 11 Institute Report 2012 10 Institute Report 2012 08 Institute Report 2012 06 Institute Report 2012 04 Institute Report 2012 03 Institute Report 2012 02 Institute Report 2011 12 Institute Report 2011 11 Institute Report 2011 10 Institute Report 2011 08 Institute Report 2011 06 Institute Report 2011 04 Institute Report 2011 03 Institute Report 2011 02

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  • Institute Report Archives
    Sciences Life Sciences Natural Sciences ROTC Enrichment Institute Honors Program International Programs Service Opportunities Summer Programs Institute Writing Program Research Support Cadet Counseling Career Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Communications Marketing News and Features Construction News Institute Report Photos Videos Cindy Bither Administrative Assistant P 540 464 7207 F 540 464 7443 111 Smith Hall Lexington VA 24450 Institute Report Archives Institute Report Archives Institute Report Archives 2010 11 Institute Report 2010 10 Institute Report 2010 08 Institute Report 2010 06 Institute Report 2010 04 Institute Report 2010 03 Institute Report 2010 02 Institute Report 2009 12 Institute Report 2009 11 Institute Report 2009 10 Institute Report 2009 08 Institute Report 2009 06 Institute Report 2009 04 Institute Report 2009 03 Institute Report 2009 02 Institute Report 2008 12 Institute Report 2008 11 Institute Report 2008 10 Institute Report 2008 08

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  • Institute Report Archives
    Sciences Life Sciences Natural Sciences ROTC Enrichment Institute Honors Program International Programs Service Opportunities Summer Programs Institute Writing Program Research Support Cadet Counseling Career Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Communications Marketing News and Features Construction News Institute Report Photos Videos Cindy Bither Administrative Assistant P 540 464 7207 F 540 464 7443 111 Smith Hall Lexington VA 24450 Institute Report Archives Institute Report Archives Institute Report Archives 2008 04 Institute Report 2008 03 Institute Report 2008 02 Institute Report 2007 12 Institute Report 2007 10 Institute Report 2007 09 Institute Report 2007 08 Institute Report 2007 06 Institute Report 2007 04 Institute Report 2007 03 Institute Report 2007 02 Institute Report 2006 11 Institute Report 2006 10 Institute Report 2006 09 Institute Report 2006 05 Institute Report 2006 04 Institute Report 2006 03 Institute Report 2006 02 Institute Report 2005 12

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  • U.S. News: VMI Among Top Public Liberal Arts Colleges
    Among Top Public Liberal Arts Colleges Virginia Military Institute retained its standing among the best national public liberal arts colleges and in the top tier of all liberal arts colleges in the latest edition of U S News and World Report VMI File Photo by John Robertson IV LEXINGTON Va Sept 9 2015 Virginia Military Institute retained its standing among the best national public liberal arts colleges and in the top tier of all liberal arts colleges private as well as public in the latest edition of U S News and World Report VMI was ranked fourth on the list of public liberal arts colleges behind the U S Naval Academy the U S Military Academy and the U S Air Force Academy and tied with New College of Florida Among all public and private liberal arts colleges VMI was ranked No 82 down from the No 64 spot it held last year VMI continues to occupy our nation s top tier of national liberal arts colleges said Brig Gen Jeffrey G Smith Jr 79 deputy superintendent and dean of the faculty VMI also remains firmly among the very best of those colleges in the public sector Our ranking speaks to VMI s exceptional academic foundation and the gifted faculty and staff that prepare young men and women for the most challenging satisfying and rewarding professions our nation has to offer The rankings are based on such factors as a college s reputation as rated by academic leaders nationally the retention of students class size the quality of the faculty the quality of students financial resources graduation rate performance and the alumni giving rate Among engineering schools whose highest degree is a bachelor s or master s degree and which are accredited by ABET VMI was ranked No 22 the

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  • Political Analyst, Author Decries 'The Silencing' of Free Speech
    is under attack on our college campuses Powers warned her audience at VMI Debate and dissent are dying and they re being replaced by an authoritarian group think Powers remarks were peppered with memorable examples of this group think in action At Washington State College a professor decreed that referring to women as females and men as males should be counted as oppressive and hateful language and warned that students who did so might fail the class In November 2013 more than two dozen graduate students at the University of California at Los Angeles accused a professor of creating an unsafe and hostile environment for students of color The professor s supposed offense had been changing the capitalization of Indigenous to indigenous in a student paper Now what we have is teaching treated as an act of aggression Powers noted At the University of New Hampshire Powers said a bias free language guide posted on the university s website proscribes the use of the term proud American because it could be considered insensitive by persons from Central and South America Likewise mothering and fathering are not to be used but rather the gender neutral term parenting The university refers to these rules as dialogues of inclusion but Powers sees the situation differently She remarked This is straight out of a George Orwell novel It s more than just a language preference or an effort to avoid hurt feelings This is thought control and an effort to enforce conformity to an ideological agenda At the University of New Hampshire they are banning speech to create dialogue which makes absolutely no sense These examples might seem extreme but Powers noted that they are hardly rare According to a report by the Foundation for Individual Rights and Freedoms more than 55 percent of colleges and universities now maintain red light speech codes These are particularly dangerous because they are so subjective with what is dangerous defined by mostly liberal professors and administrators Powers remarked Trying to determine what is going to cause someone offense is a fool s errand She mentioned that this summer one professor who has taught for a decade at a mid size public university wrote an essay My liberal students terrify me for a higher education blog The professor Powers said was so afraid to voice his concerns about the intolerant atmosphere on campus that he wrote the piece under a pseudonym Even satire is under attack Powers continued explaining that at the University of Alaska a clearly satirical piece gently poking fun at the women s studies department that ran in the April Fool s Day issue of the school newspaper resulted in a Title IX investigation against the student who wrote it Across the country at the University of Michigan a student who wrote a satirical piece about the challenges of being left handed found himself not only removed from the staff of the school newspaper but had his home attacked with eggs and hot dogs thrown

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  • Daniels Carving Placed at Cathedral
    Program Research Support Cadet Counseling Career Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Communications Marketing News and Features Construction News Institute Report Photos Videos Cindy Bither Administrative Assistant P 540 464 7207 F 540 464 7443 111 Smith Hall Lexington VA 24450 Daniels Carving Placed at Cathedral A carving of Jonathan Daniels was made this summer in the human rights porch of the Washington National Cathedral Photo courtesy of the Washington National Cathedral Placement and Ceremonies Mark 50th Anniversary of His Sacrifice to Save Another LEXINGTON Va Aug 25 2015 A stone carving of Jonathan Myrick Daniels valedictorian of the VMI Class of 1961 was placed this summer on the human rights porch at the National Cathedral in Washington D C Daniels who was an Episcopal seminarian at the time of his death was killed in Hayneville Ala on Aug 20 1965 while saving the life of a young African American girl during the struggle for civil rights His sacrifice was honored on its 50th anniversary last week in locations across the country including Hayneville The anniversary of his death was also honored at VMI with the presentation on March 11 of the Jonathan Myrick Daniels 61 Humanitarian Award to Georgia 5th District Rep John Lewis Daniels is one of only six individuals honored on the human rights porch The others are First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt Rosa Parks Mother Theresa Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador and Bishop John Walker who was the

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  • VMI Ranked in ‘Best Bang for the Buck’
    464 7443 111 Smith Hall Lexington VA 24450 VMI Ranked in Best Bang for the Buck VMI was ranked 26th in the Best Bang for the Buck category VMI File Photo by John Robertson IV LEXINGTON Va Aug 24 2015 Virginia Military Institute has been ranked 26th in the Southeast region in the Best Bang for the Buck category and 1st nationally among all liberal arts colleges for ROTC participation in the 2015 Washington Monthly college rankings released today The intent of the Best Bang for the Buck category is to showcase schools that enable students of modest means to obtain an education at a reasonable price In that category over 1 500 schools from around the country are rated using five criteria student loan default rate graduation rate graduation rate performance the percentage of Pell Grant recipients and net price of attendance In the 2015 rankings VMI is placed just behind the College of William Mary and just ahead of The Citadel Virginia Tech was ranked 34th Using data from the federal government Washington Monthly reports VMI s student loan default rate for the years 2008 to 2011 as 3 5 percent The Institute s six year graduation rate for first time students for the time period of 2010 to 2012 was 70 percent Graduation rate performance is the difference between the school s predicted graduation rate and its actual graduation rate It s calculated using a formula that includes the percentage of Pell Grant recipients and students receiving student loans the average ACT SAT score the admit rate the racial ethnic and gender makeup of the student body the number of students overall and full time and institutional characteristics such as whether a college is primarily residential VMI scored a 17 in this category which was compiled using

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  • ‘I Felt Like John Hancock’
    the team lead EMT for Company I It s weird because these guys don t know what s coming At the bottom of the stairs families were met by admissions office staff and with the drone becoming louder as more and more people filed into the facility new cadets weaved their way through a maze of important tables the commandant s office financial aid the comptroller and finally the registrar Now calling 141 150 141 150 It was at the registrar s table that reality hit Oh parents were proud parading around the Cameron Hall floor with their newly purchased VMI garb So were siblings many of them prancing near the tables red and yellow pom poms dancing along with them But at this point they were cordoned off from their new cadet asked to stay behind the roped off area at VMI but not quite a part of it If there was separation anxiety it hit there first That was tough saying good bye to my parents said Ranger When they left that was the last bit of home I had You don t get home luxuries here Now calling 271 280 271 280 It all happened so fast despite the wait in line to talk to ROTC officers or professors at tables laid out for the each of the majors offered at VMI Soon the new cadets made their way around the circuit and found themselves facing the Matriculation Book To some this is the most important tome on post a book that has been signed by generations of new cadets and contains the names of famous alumni like George C Marshall Harry F Byrd Jr and Bobby Ross They were once just like the new cadets of 2015 nervous new cadets or rats adding their names to the ledger The signing of the Matriculation Book is a lot bigger than anyone realizes said Loken You know when you are writing your name in that I m joining this incredible school I m signing right next to George C Marshall I felt like John Hancock signing the Declaration of Independence It means a lot to have your name in that book It seems as simple as just signing a book but it s so much more than that Ranger added Soon you realize that everyone who has been through VMI signed that book That s just awesome to me Once a cadet s name is inscribed it is there forever Now calling 281 290 281 290 To the left of the Matriculation Book new cadets were herded back upstairs It was quieter here the drone of voices just a murmur and the anonymous man on the PA system distant Here was another separation as well as cadets were pushed to the right to an area parents are forbidden to enter They met up again with their parents to attend the Matriculation Fair and get set up in barracks They had some time together as they listened to Gen

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