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Academics

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.

Study Abroad Enriches Cadet Experience

When most people think of VMI, the iconic image of the barracks comes to mind, or perhaps the Corps of Cadets marching in a parade. But what about cadets in civilian dress in Budapest, Bangkok, or Botswana?

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.

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.

Stephanie Hodde writes on the white board.

Three Generations Look Back at Their Formative Years

The English, rhetoric, and humanistic studies 411 fieldwork class, taught by Maj. Stephanie Hodde, is taking a more creative approach to service learning by hosting the Rockbridge Community Memoir Project.

A portrait of Bob Moreschi

Moreschi Named Dean of the Faculty

Col. Robert Moreschi, chair of the economics and business department since 2013, has been chosen as deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty.

Rex Tillerson addresses graduates at a ceremony held in Cameron Hall today.

‘Confront the Crisis in Ethics and Integrity’

Rex Tillerson urged the 373 graduates of Virginia Military Institute to take their part in upholding the nation’s democracy by guarding truth and integrity.

Cadets compete in the Cyber Cup Competition during Cyber Fusion in Marshall Hall Feb. 24.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

Cyber Fusion Explores Cybersecurity Challenges

Nearly 250 participants from colleges and universities across the state attended the second annual Cyber Fusion conference at the Center for Leadership and Ethics.

A portrait of Col. James Hentz

Taps—Col. James Hentz

Col. James J. Hentz, head of the Institute's Department of International Studies and Political Science, died Feb. 17 at the age of 62.

A portrait of Lt. Col. John Hall.

George Washington Topic of Cincinnati Lecture

Lt. Col. John W. Hall, an early American historian who currently serves as historian for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall.

A portrait of Liza Mundy

"Code Girls" Author to Speak at VMI

Journalist and author Liza Mundy will be giving a lecture at VMI about the women on the home front who played a key role in World War II.

A portrait of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Smith '79

VMI Dean to Step Down

Brig. Gen. Jeff Smith, Jr. ’79, deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty, will resign from his position at the conclusion of this academic year.

Cadets toss their gloves into the air in Jackson Memorial Hall.

43 Graduate in JM Hall

Members of the December 2017 graduating class added their names to the short list of cadets who have graduated from VMI. Eugene Williams '74 spoke to the graduates about their unique accomplishment.

December graduates toss their gloves into the air following the commencement ceremonies.

Over 40 to Graduate Wednesday

Over 40 cadets will receive their diplomas and 11 will take the commissioning oath in ceremonies held Dec. 19 and 20 in Jackson Memorial Hall.

Cadets patrol through the forest during field training exercises.

Cadets Receive Service Branch Assignments

For commissioning cadets, the link between academic learning and the real world becomes closer than ever over the winter months, as many learn their branch assignments in the armed services.

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.