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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.

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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.

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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.

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VMI Receives Pell Grant Funds

Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins ’85, superintendent, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV), that provides VMI nearly $4 million over four years to boost enrollment and success of low income and Pell Grant-eligible cadets at the Institute.

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COW Program Transforms Youths at VMI

The College Orientation Workshop, Inc. (COW) program returned to VMI this summer, marking its 37th year of transforming the lives of promising, male, minority high school students. This program offers education, leadership and character building, and physical training at no cost to the students.

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Cadet Rescues Injured Civilian

Hayden Rose ’26, a computer science major at Virginia Military Institute, used the skills he learned as a VMI emergency medical technician (EMT) to save a woman’s life recently while embedded with the 91st cyber brigade for a military activity at Camp Pendleton.

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National Student Clearinghouse Cybersecurity Incident Being Closely Monitored

Virginia Military Institute has been made aware of a National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) cybersecurity incident with one of their third-party software vendors, MOVEit Transfer. There are thousands of colleges and universities that use NSC for maintaining student data and gathering reports.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders