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Maj. Jessica Libertini and Lt. Col. Paul Moosman '98 with Ross Schmeisser '18.

Teach the Math They Need

Ross Schmeisser '18 and Chen Chun-Hao '18 did summer research to develop content for new math courses aimed at 4th Class cadets.

A group of cadets stand before the Toledo, Spain, skyline.

Cadets Explore History of Spain

Fourteen cadets experienced both a new culture and a new class this summer when they traveled to Madrid, Spain.

Image of a new cadet signing the Matriculation Book

506 Matriculate in Class of 2020

More than 500 new cadets matriculated with the Virginia Military Institute Class of 2020 this morning. At 506 cadets, the class is the third largest entering class.

Marshall Legacy Series Flyers

‘Out of History and into the Modern World’

The recent conclusion of the George C. Marshall papers project after nearly 40 years of work has left the Marshall Foundation at a transitional point, looking to move with confidence into the future while ensuring the past stays relevant.

Rob Havers holding Vol. 7 of the Marshall papers

‘Marshall’s Greatness for All to Understand’

On June 23, the George C. Marshall Foundation celebrated an accomplishment nearly four decades in the making: the publication of the seventh and final volume of "The Papers of George Catlett Marshall."

Image of new cadet company formed up in Cameron Hall

VMI to Live Stream Matriculation Day Ceremony

Virginia Military Institute will again provide a live webcast of the Matriculation Day welcome ceremony this Saturday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. at www.vmi.edu/livestream.

Samantha Alexander sitting at her desk

Alleviating Poverty in the United States

Five cadets complete poverty-focused internships through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty.

Cadets work alongside Bolivian Villagers to construct eco latrines.

Eco Latrine Project Continues in Bolivia

Keydets without Borders travels to Pampoyo, Bolivia, to build eco latrines and solar showers alongside local villagers.

Natural History In the Lab

A summer project is organizing, stabilizing, and preserving part of the vast collection of nematodes at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

Dr. Aryeh Weiss. Anthony Tran '17, and Lt. Col. Anne Alerding look at an image of a soybean stem.

Coding Botany

A visiting Israeli engineering professor helps a VMI professor and cadet develop a new method to use computer imaging in research on soybean productivity.

Sam Hudson '17 shows a flash card to a research subject.

Project Explores How Exercise Affects Self-Control

Summer Undergraduate Research Institute project looks at how physical exertion affects self-control.

Rear Adm. Charles Smith in his Navy uniform

VMI Appoints Deputy Superintendent for FAS

Rear Adm. Charles E. Smith ’79 has been named deputy superintendent for finance, administration, and support, to succeed Brig. Gen. Robert L. “Bob” Green ’67, who will retire after the fall 2016 semester.

VMI barracks and Parade Ground

VMI Ranked Eighth Among Liberal Arts Colleges

Virginia Military Institute is ranked eighth among liberal arts colleges, 20th among public colleges and universities, and 42nd among public and private colleges and universities nationwide in "Money" magazine’s annual college rankings, released today.

Maj. Brent Hierman and Sam Moffatt '18 talking

Cadet Scrutinizes Arab Scrutiny of U.S. Elections

A cadet summer research project is revealing a side of U.S. presidential election coverage seldom seen in the United States – the Arab media’s perspective.

Crew lifts cannon tube from carriage

Cadet Battery to Be Restored

Visitors to the VMI post in coming weeks will notice the absence of four artifacts of VMI history. The cadet battery has been removed from the Parade Ground for restoration.

Professor and two cadets in lab

Energy from Carbon Dioxide?

Chemistry assistant professor Maj. Dan Harrison '05 and two cadets research ways to make fuel from carbon dioxide in Summer Undergraduate Research Institute project.

Maj. John David and Christian Helms looking at papers

Football Metrics: Playing to Learn

One cadet's summer research project uses simulations executed on a video game to determine the value of positions on the football field.

Sarah Lemon and Maj. Julie Brown reading.

‘A Big Conversation’

Cadet analyzes layers and layers of texts and edits in a summer undergraduate research project on the work of the 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson.

The cast of Heroes and Hustlers rehearses.

Community Theatre Presents Local History Play

The VMI Community Theatre will present "Heroes, Hustlers, Schemers & Scamps: Curious Characters from Rockbridge County History" June 22-25.

VMI barracks and Parade Ground

Governor Appoints Board of Visitors Members

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today the appointment of three new members of the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors and the reappointment of a current board member.