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A portrait of Col. James Inman

Inman to Speak at December Graduation

Col. Jamie Inman ’86, VMI's chief of staff, will speak at this year’s December graduation ceremony in Jackson Memorial Hall Wednesday, Dec. 19.

Jacob Van Dyke ’19 confers with Lt. Col. Spencer Bakich about his thesis for the national security minor.—VMI Photo by Mary Price.

‘They Did Things They Weren’t Expecting to Do’

Cadets enrolled in national security minor pair research and real-world learning, allowing a select number of cadets to take on more challenge than the Institute already offers

Joel Thomas '19

Cadet Essay Published in Literary Magazine

Cadet writer Joel Thomas '19 has had an essay published by the North Carolina Literary Review. His submission won him honorable mention and a $100 prize.

Dr. Youna Jung leads a discussion on Korean currency during lunch in Crozet Hall Sept. 18.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Kimchi, Won, and K-Pop Come to Crozet

Lunchtime language tables in Crozet Hall allow cadets to practice the foreign languages they're learning by conversing with faculty, staff, and fellow cadets.

Alex Dragan '20 accepts the Marine Corps Commandant's Trophy from Maj. Gen.  James

‘An Amazing Representative for VMI’

Alex Dragan '20 won the Marine Corps Commandant's Trophy for his performance at platoon leaders course this summer.

Secretary of Defense Mattis addresses the Corps of Cadets

Mattis Addresses Corps of Cadets

Secretary of Defense James Mattis detailed the challenges cadets will soon face in a military—and a society—that needs leadership, allies, and modernization.

An improvised American flag rests in the VMI Museum's Vietnam exhibit.

Heroism, Resilience, and Sacrifice on Display

A new exhibit in the VMI Museum tells the remarkable stories of VMI alumni who fought in Vietnam through the objects they brought out of the jungle.

Cadets walk to class

VMI Ranked Highly by Major Media Outlets

VMI places highly in U.S. News & World Report and other national rankings of colleges and universities.

Col. Brad Coleman '95 leads cadets through the Marshall Library.

Promotions, Granting of Tenure Announced

Brig. Gen. Robert Moreschi, deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty, has announced the promotion and granting of tenure to VMI faculty members.

Presidential historian Jon Meacham speaks at Academic Convocation today.

Meacham Highlights Presidential Virtues

Presidential historian Jon Meacham explored characteristics of leadership and followership at VMI’s Academic Convocation today.

A portrait of Presidential Historian Jon Meacham

Presidential Historian, Author to Speak at VMI

Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham will be the speaker for VMI's academic convocation, to be held Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. in Cameron Hall.

A portrait of Thomas S. Baur

TAPS—Col. Thomas S. Baur '75

Col. Thomas S. Baur '75, professor emeritus in the Department of Biology, died in a traffic accident today in Rockbridge County at the age of 64.

Cadets form up in Cameron Hall.

519 Matriculate in Cameron Hall

For the Institute, Matriculation Day was another step in the long evolution of similar days that have preceded it. For the newest rat class, the day was a memorable first.

Bethany King ’18 presents her poster on the Rat Line caloric study during the undergraduate research symposium April 18.

‘More than One Goal of the Rat Line’

The Rat Line isn't just mentally stressful—it also produces changes in physiology. Researchers quantified those training effects in the months following Matriculation.

Four STP students take notes while surveying the Parade Ground.

STP Connects Student Learning to Real Life

Summer Transition Program has two new academic offerings this year which connect students’ classroom experience to real-world challenges.

A portrait of Gen. Ronald Griffith

TAPS - Gen. Griffith, Former BOV Member

The President of the Board of Visitors and the Superintendent regret to inform the VMI community of the death of retired Army General Ronald H. Griffith.

Col. Greg Topasna shows off the new solar telescope dome installed atop Maury-Brooke Hall.

Telescope Offers a New View of the Sun

This fall, astronomy cadets will have a new tool to aid in their studies—a remotely controlled solar telescope just installed on the roof of Maury-Brooke Hall.

Miyah Boyd pauses with her robot on the porch of Moody Hall.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

BeanBot Research Bridges Psychology, Robotics

This summer, Miyah Boyd ’20 learned how to program a robot, but her ultimate goal is to provide a companion for people with autism and social anxiety disorder.

A view of barracks from afar.

Superintendent’s Newsletter Updates

As the beginning of a new semester approaches at the Institute, members of the VMI community will be receiving the 2018-19 Superintendent’s Newsletter.

Annika Tice builds rock sculptures with middle school girls.

Cadets, Faculty Lead Girls' Camp

At the new Girls Leadership Exchange Camp, hosted by VMI cadets and faculty, local girls learn about academic opportunities available to them in the STEAM fields.