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News and Features

  • Cadets Attend Naval Leadership Conference

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    LEXINGTON, Va., March 4, 2014 – When more than 100 Naval ROTC midshipmen from across the country converged in South Bend, Ind., the weekend of Feb. 21, two VMI cadets were among those taking part in the 19th annual Notre Dame Naval Leadership Weekend. Built around the theme “Military Leadership and Contemporary Issues,” the weekend provided Cadet Benjamin Field ’15 and Cadet Kelly Mackenzie ’15 the opportunity to interact with peers from around the country as well as to hear from an array of naval leaders.Read More →
  • VMI Army ROTC Selected for MacArthur Award

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    LEXINGTON, Va., March 4, 2014 – The Army ROTC unit at Virginia Military Institute has been named as one of eight winners of the prestigious MacArthur Award for academic year 2012-13. The awards recognize the ideals of duty, honor, and country, as advocated by MacArthur, one of only five men in modern times to rise to the rank of General of the Army.Read More →
  • Jackson House Opens for Season

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 28, 2014 – The Stonewall Jackson House will reopen for the season this Saturday, March 1, after being closed for the winter months of January and February.Read More →
  • Preparation, Clear Vision Helped Donohue Face Day of Danger

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 25, 2014 – Officer Richard “Dic” Donohue ’02 suffered severe blood loss in an early morning shootout with the alleged Boston Marathon bombers last April. With only a 2 percent chance of survival and after some 40 minutes without a pulse, he survived thanks to the quick actions of many law enforcement, emergency, and medical personnel. This afternoon he addressed the Corps of Cadets as the Corps speaker of the VMI Leadership Conference.Read More →
  • Leader in Residence Roanoke Entrepreneur Attends Conferences

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 24, 2014 – Entrepreneur, lawyer, and educator Ed Walker has been selected as the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics’ Leader in Residence for the 2013-14 academic year. He is on post this week and is attending VMI’s Honor Summit and Leadership Conference.  He will return in March for second week-long residence.Read More →
  • Behavioral Economist’s Talk on Dishonesty Inspires Lively Discussion

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 24, 2014 – Everybody lies, sometimes. Everybody cheats, sometimes. There are ways, though, to manipulate the environment so that these evasions of the truth will happen with less frequency.  This theory of what might be called “truth management” was the topic of behavioral economist Dr. Dan Ariely’s keynote speech at the 2014 VMI Honor Summit, an event meant to follow up on last year’s honor conference at VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics.Read More →
  • Cadets Put a Face on VMI

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 21, 2014 – Approximately 30 cadets helped to put a face on higher education in Virginia on Feb. 18, when they traveled to Richmond to meet with their legislators in the General Assembly.Read More →
  • ‘Never Lose Faith in the United States’

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 21, 2014 –The“Alcatraz Eleven” – the most influential and subversive American POWs in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War –  and the families who fought for them back home, were the topic of a talk last night by Alvin Townley, author of Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam’s Most Infamous Prison, The Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned.Read More →
  • At VMI, Cantor Argues for Interventionist Foreign Policy

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 17, 2014 – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor delivered a sharp call for stronger, more interventionist American foreign policy in a speech delivered at Virginia Military Institute earlier today. Cantor, a Republican who has represented Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in the House of Representatives since 2001, entitled his remarks, “An America that Leads.”Read More →
  • VMI Appoints New Dean

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 10, 2014 – Brig. Gen. Jeffrey G. Smith Jr. has been selected for appointment as Dean of the Faculty and Deputy Superintendent for Academics at Virginia Military Institute. Smith will take up the position after Brig. Gen. Wane Schneiter steps down May 31 to return to the teaching faculty in the VMI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.Read More →