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VMI Instructors and students of “Exploring the Madina” visit a mosque in Charlottesville for an academic perspective.

High Schoolers Learn Arabic at VMI

A group of high school students and Virginia Military Institute cadets had the opportunity to learn Arabic over the summer, thanks to a $141 thousand grant called funded by the National Security Agency (NSA) to the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at VMI.

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Charles Dominy, a member of the VMI Board of Visitors

TAPS – Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Charles Dominy

The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Charles Dominy, a member of the VMI Board of Visitors, Sept. 1 at the age of 83.

Constitution Day Discussion: Constitution in Wartime

The Constitution in Wartime: Discussion for Constitution Day

VMI will hold a discussion in acknowledgment of the 20th anniversary of the second Iraq War on Monday, Sept. 18 at 7:45 p.m. in Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall. In particular, the conversation will focus on two constitutional issues that often arise during wars: executive power and civil liberties.

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and the Dean’s Academic Speakers Fund at Virginia Military Institute present French films as part of the 2023-24 Albertine Cinémathèque film series.

French Films to be Shown at VMI: Public Invited to Attend

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and the Dean’s Academic Speakers Fund at VMI present five French films as part of the 2023-24 Albertine Cinémathèque film series, which expands access to French cinema and supports film programming at American colleges and universities.

Image of Convocation speaker Peter Leyden.

Futurist, Tech Expert to Speak at VMI Convocation

Futurist, tech expert, and former managing editor of WIRED magazine, Peter Leyden, will be the keynote speaker at the academic convocation at Virginia Military Institute on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. in Cameron Hall.

VMI Matriculates 491 Into This Year's Rat Mass

Matriculation Day was held at Virginia Military Institute Saturday, Aug. 19, beginning the Rat Line for the new academic year. This year marks the 184th year of the Institute.

Col. Atin Basuchoudhary and With Good Reason logo

Economics and Business Professor to be Featured on With Good Reason

Col. Atin Basuchoudhary will be featured on the public radio program With Good Reason Aug. 19-25. On the episode, entitled “The Many Indias,” Basuchoudhary discusses the third largest religion in the world – Hinduism – and its staying power while other religions have died off.

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A Message from the VMI Board of Visitors President

Tom Watjen, President of the VMI Board of Visitors, addresses questions and allegations have been raised surrounding The Cadet newspaper.

Student presenting during Honors Week at VMI, a military college in Virginia

VMI Graduate Presents Paper on Artificial Intelligence

Nicholas Schaefer ’23, who graduated in May from the Virginia Military Institute with a degree in international studies, recently presented a paper remotely to the 25th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) in Las Vegas, Nevada.   

Capt. Eli B. Facemire ’19 with VMI logo and Memorial Hall in the background.

VMI Welcomes Alumnus as New Associate Chaplain

The Institute welcomes Capt. Eli B. Facemire ’19 as the new associate chaplain. During his cadetship, Facemire majored in psychology; held rank his 3rd and 2nd Class years; served on the general committee as class president; sang with the Men in Grey; was a cadre corporal; and was a cadet chaplain.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders