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Cadets gather to discuss an ethical dilemma during the 2017 ethics bowl.

Ethics Team Attends Regional Competition

The VMI Ethics Team won two rounds at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl on Nov. 18, defeating the University of North Georgia and Davidson College.

The rugby team gathers for a photo on the pitch.

Rugby Team Reaches National Semifinals

VMI's rugby team has qualified for the national semifinals for the first time in the program’s 50-year history, and will take on Norwich University in Greenville, South Carolina, Dec. 2.

Rat Challenge Reaches New Heights

Rat Challenge, an intensive 10-week program that pushes the limits of physicality and mental strength for new cadets, will culminate in Rat Olympics.

Dr. Dee Mornah teaches a class on entrepreneurship in Scott Shipp Hall on Sept. 19.

‘There Are Opportunities Everywhere’

Dr. Dekuwmini "Dee" Mornah is planning to lead a group of cadets in Ghana next summer—and he's passionate about teaching entrepreneurship on post.

Cadets and visitors discuss the ethical implications of various scenarios at the ethical leadership challenge.

Conference Offers Lessons on Discourse

Nearly 300 VMI cadets, students from other institutions of higher education, and members of the public heard viewpoints from across the political spectrum this week.

Judge Andrew Napolitano speaks to the crowd during in Gillis Theatre.

'To Protect the Speech We Hate'

Judge and Fox News judicial commentator Andrew Napolitano spoke Monday, Oct. 30, as part of the eighth annual leadership and ethics conference.

New Stadium Bag Policy in Effect

Starting with VMI’s homecoming football game against Western Carolina, the Institute will be utilizing a new clear bag policy at Foster Stadium, similar to policies at other NCAA games nationwide.

Dr. Klaus Schmider answers a question during his class on European land warfare in Scott Shipp Hall.

Sandhurst, VMI Swap Professors

Col. Geoff Jensen is teaching this fall at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, while Dr. Klaus Schmider, a member of the Sandhurst faculty, is teaching at VMI.

Mu-Chi Lu ’19, Hanchu Zhang ’19, and Edward Olbrych ’18 chose between two prompts to solve mathematically during a 23-hour competition hosted by VMI Sept. 30 through Oct. 1.

VMI Takes First In Math Competition

For the first time since the event was established three years ago, VMI took home the top spot at the Shenandoah Valley Math Modeling Challenge.

Col. Tom Timmes ’92 speaks with cadets just before firing the evening gun in his role as Officer in Charge.

Alumni Return as Faculty Members

At this fall’s orientation for new faculty and staff, a few faculty members needed less help than most in learning about VMI culture, customs, and history.

Author Walter McDougall speaks to cadets in the classroom.

Author, Historian Speaks on Civil Religion

Walter McDougall offered insight into how civil religion has guided U.S. foreign policy since the nation's founding in a lecture held in Jackson Memorial Hall.

Astronaut Leland Melvin speaks from the podium in Gillis Theatre.

STEM Conference Inspires

Nearly 300 school teachers and administrators arrived at the STEM Education Conference this week to learn about new techniques and ideas to take back to their classrooms.

A portrait of Walter McDougall.

Pulitzer Prize Winner to Speak in JM Hall

Dr. Walter McDougall, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian and Vietnam veteran, will speak at VMI Thursday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in Jackson Memorial Hall.

Professor Dee Mornah lectures in a classroom.

VMI Endorses Growth4VA Campaign

VMI announced its participation in the Growth4VA campaign, which will focus on promoting reform and reinvestment in Virginia’s higher education system.

Cadets run down Saunders Drive during the 9/11 memorial group run.

North Post Traffic Policy Announced

North Post will be closed to all vehicular through traffic during physical training time in order to ensure the safety of participating cadets.

Cadets form up on the bricks while the U.S. flag is raised.

Statement on VMI’s Place in America’s Future

The president of the VMI Board of Visitors, John William Boland, and the Institute’s superintendent, Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III ’62, issued a statement on VMI's history and its mission today.

Cadets perform ROTC maneuvers on the Parade Ground.

VMI Climbs in U.S. News Rankings

VMI climbed seven places among national liberal arts colleges in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, claiming the 65th spot, up from 72nd in 2016.

Journalist Bob Woodruff speaks to cadets during academic convocation in Cocke Hall.

Woodruff Speaks of Resilience, Recovery

Television journalist and traumatic brain injury survivor Bob Woodruff chronicled his comeback and emphasized the healing power of family and friends during remarks given at Virginia Military Institute’s academic convocation earlier today.

A cadet and a researcher work with a block of aluminum.

Cadets Contribute to Defense Development at Aberdeen

Several cadets majoring in mechanical engineering have participated this year in projects designed to improve today's military.

Bob Woodruff

Woodruff to Speak at VMI Convocation

Television journalist Bob Woodruff will speak at Virginia Military Institute’s academic convocation, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. in Cameron Hall.