Academics

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Capt. Katie Gorman and Bethany King '18 perform a VO2 max test on a study participant.

What is the Caloric Cost of the Rat Line?

For her senior capstone project, Bethany King ’18 is studying the caloric cost of the Rat Line under the guidance of Capt. Katherine Gorman of the physical education department.

Cadets pose at the George Marshall Center in Paris.

‘Paris as the Classroom’

Ten cadets traveled to the French capital as part of a VMI-sponsored summer study program, French Language & Culture in Paris.

Two cadets pause with VMI's dean at the Shepherd Symposium.

Shepherd Interns Engage in Service

Two VMI cadets—Caroline Wojtas ’19 and Seth Shank ’18—spent the summer gaining experience outside the classroom with organizations focused on alleviating poverty.

An image of Col. Jim Hentz seated in his office.

Hentz to Speak on With Good Reason

Col. Jim Hentz, professor of international studies at Virginia Military Institute, will speak on the public radio program With Good Reason the week of July 22-28.

A professor and cadet work in the chemistry lab.

Money Magazine Ranks VMI Highly

Virginia Military Institute ranked 24th among public colleges across the country in Money Magazine’s annual college rankings that were released today.

VMI Professor Amy Givler teaches a mathematics class

VMI Accreditation Reaffirmed

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges has reaffirmed VMI’s accreditation for the next 10 years.

A photo from the Parade Ground showing barracks in fog.

VMI Ranks First in State for ROI

Virginia Military Institute ranked 33rd out of nearly 1,400 colleges and universities across the country in Payscale’s annual College Return on Investment Report.

Cadets walk to class

VMI Ranked Among Top Public Colleges

Virginia Military Institute is ranked 45th out of nearly 500 four-year public colleges and universities nationwide in a report released this week by Business First magazine.

A headshot of Dr. Ron Petitte.

Professor to Speak on Human Trafficking

Dr. Ron Petitte ’65 will present the talk, “Countering Human Trafficking,” on Thursday, March 30, at 7:45 p.m. in the Turman Room of Preston Library.

A photograph of Eliot Cohen.

Cohen to Speak on Military Strategy

Eliot Cohen, a Johns Hopkins University professor who has served as counselor of the U.S. Department of State will speak tonight in Marshall Hall’s Gillis Theater.

A headshot of Christopher Fettweis

Political Science Professor to Speak on Unipolarity

Dr. Christopher J. Fettweis, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University, will speak March 8 at 7:45 p.m.

A portrait of Thomas Watjen '76

Tom Watjen '76 to Speak on Leadership

Thomas Watjen, VMI Class of 1976, will present a lecture, “Leadership in a Dynamic and Changing World,” in Virginia Military Institute’s Gillis Theater at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20.

Richard Dow '18 crosses the stage today in the graduation ceremony held in Jackson Memorial Hall. Visit flickr.com/vmiphotos to see more images from December graduation. – VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

41 Cross the Stage in Jackson Memorial Hall 

Among the 41 cadets to graduate today was Richard Dow '18, who received the Marine Corps Commandant’s Trophy as the top-ranked officer candidate in his class.