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Virginia Military Institute has announced the speakers who will address the Class of 2024 in May. Gen. James C. Slife, vice chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force will address cadets beginning their journey of military service at the joint commissioning ceremony, Wednesday, May 15 in Cameron Hall, and former secretary of the U.S. Army, Ryan D. McCarthy ’96, will speak to the graduating cadets at com

VMI Announces Speakers for May Ceremonies

Virginia Military Institute has announced the speakers who will address the Class of 2024 in May.

Virginia Military Institute is partnering with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, to bring its state-of-the-art Artmobile, “VMFA on the Road.”

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Artmobile to Make a Stop at VMI

Virginia Military Institute is partnering with the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, to bring its state-of-the-art Artmobile, “VMFA on the Road” to post April 25 to April 27.

Dylan Palmer '24 presented his VMI honors thesis, “Drone Countermeasures, Ethics, and Drones’ Effects on a Modern Battlefield.”

Palmer Debates the Ethics of Drones

According to Dylan Palmer '24, the nature of unmanned systems inherently reduces the risk to operators conducting missions during wartime. He presented his honors thesis, “Drone Countermeasures, Ethics, and Drones’ Effects on a Modern Battlefield" during VMI's Honors Week.

Abigail Basener presents her senior thesis during VMI's honors week on detecting AI-generated writing vs. student writing.

Basener Creates Model to Detect Computer Generated Writing

Abigail Basener '24 addressed plagiarizing and cheating concerns when it comes to the use of Artificial Intelligence during her thesis presentation, “Detecting AI-Generated Writing vs. Student Writing,” for VMI's Honor's Week.

Josh Cheung presents his senior thesis during VMI's honors week.

Honors Thesis Questions, 'Is God a Vegetarian?'

What does the Bible say about what we should eat? That is the question Josh Cheung ’24, a Virginia Military Institute cadet double majoring in English and biology, sought to answer in his honors thesis, “Is God a Vegetarian?”

Noland Griffith '24 presenting his senior thesis “An Exploratory Analysis of Crime From Randomly Selected Neighborhoods in Richmond, Virginia.”

Griffith Studies Crimes in Richmond Neighborhoods

Noland Griffith ’24, a Virginia Military Institute cadet majoring in economics and business, presented his honors thesis, “An Exploratory Analysis of Crime From Randomly Selected Neighborhoods in Richmond.” He said there are different aspects of crime that affect life in Richmond neighborhoods.

New exhibit on the life and career of Gen. George C. Marshall at the VMI Museum.

New Gen. Marshall Exhibit Opens at VMI Museum

The VMI Museum has opened a new exhibit on the life and career of Gen. George C. Marshall, VMI Class of 1901, following renovations to the Kohen Gallery of the Citizen-Soldier. 

Newest leaders of the VMI Corps of Cadets pose for a photo following the rank announcement ceremony at the military college in Virginia.

A Look at VMI's Next Cadet Leaders

Earlier this month, a rank announcement ceremony was held on post, introducing the leaders of Institute's 185th Regiment. Get to know the cadets who have been selected to lead the Corps during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Honors student Gabriele Woodward ’24 stands at a laptop in front of a screen presenting her research at VMI, a military college in Virginia.

Woodward Examines Press Freedom and Terrorism

Freedom of the press in the United States is legally protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution. Media freedom is protected in most sovereign nations around the world, but is there a security price to pay for the liberties media enjoy?

Gabriella Handford ’24, an honors student at VMI, stands in front of a screen showing her research thesis.

Handford Researches Psychedelic Drugs on Betta Fish

Gabriella Handford ’24, a biology major, recently presented her honors research thesis focused on her work and study of the effect of psychedelic drug therapy on male betta spendens as compared to traditional pharmaceuticals.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders