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  Virginia Military Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
VMI is the only military college in the nation that holds this distinction and is therefore the only school authorized to "fix bayonets" during parades.
The Institute was shelled and burned on June 12, 1864, by Union forces under the command of General David Hunter, as part of the Valley Campaigns of 1864.
Southern Military Institute is an all-male, private military college proposed by a 1977 VMI graduate to protest the 1997 court decision allowing women to enroll.
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 Talk:Virginia Military Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I am familiar with the assertion by a number of military school students that their ring is the heaviest, and that it is a competition each year to see who has it, and who doesn't, but I have never seen any valid citations.
Please see the Virginia Military Institute case of the Mediation Cabal if you are involved in the dispute involving the citation of the size of the Virginia Military Institute's ring sizes or the Dabney Coleman hazing allegations.
Claims that an institution "places highly" in rankings are just as vague as claims that it is "prestigious" and "excellent," and are more dishonest in that they seem to cite an authoritative source.
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 Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute (VMI), at Lexington; state supported; chartered and opened 1839 as the first state military college in the United States.
During the Civil War, the institute's corps of cadets served as a unit in the Confederate army under Gen. T.
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 Virginia Military Institute - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE [Virginia Military Institute] (VMI), at Lexington; state supported; chartered and opened 1839 as the first state military college in the United States.
In 1995, a state-sponsored Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership was opened at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., as a parallel program for women after their exclusion from VMI was challenged in the courts.
One 'rat' is now a recruiter of female cadets to Virginia Military Institute.
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 Virginia Military Institute - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Virginia Military Institute (VMI), located in Lexington, Virginia, is the oldest state military college in the United States and the nation's only classical state military college: all VMI students are cadets.
The Virginia Military Institute is world-renowned for the loyalty and discipline of its Alumni and VMI's $275 million endowment is the largest per-capita endowment of any public college or university in the United States.
Southern Military Institute- A proposed all-male military college initiated by a VMI graduate to protest the 1997 court decision allowing women.
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 Virginia Military Institute - College Closeup
The Virginia Military Institute (VMI) is the nation’s oldest state-supported military college, founded in 1839 in Lexington, Virginia and located at the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley.
The academic excellence of VMI and its stature among institutions of higher education are highlighted by the fact that U.S. News and World Report has named VMI the nation’s number one public liberal arts college for five years in a row.
Although Institute regulations govern the discipline of cadets, a large measure of supervision resides in each of the four closely knit classes within the Corps.
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 Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute was the first state military college in the United States, and is located in Lexington, Virginia.
The institute was founded in November 1839, as the first state military college in the country.
Today, the Virginia Military Institute is home to approximately 1,300 cadets from 37 states and nine foreign countries.
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 Virginia Military Institute: Virginia Main Street Communities: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Organized in 1839, Virginia Military Institute (VMI) is the Nation's earliest State-supported military school and has supplied the country with many outstanding military leaders, most prominently General of the Army George C. Marshall.
One of the most famous events that involved cadets from the Virginia Military Institute occurred during the Civil War in 1864.
The Virginia Military Institute, a National Historic Landmark, is located in Lexington.
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 Virginia Military Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The institute reinforced the discipline and work ethic that had been part of Alvin’s life from an early age, but had lapsed a bit during his years at Terrill School and North Texas State Normal College.
This is evidenced by his selection in 1909 as First Captain of his class, one of the highest honors at the institute.
One of Alvin’s highlights during his stay at VMI was his participation, as Captain of Company A, in the Washington inaugural parade of President William Howard Taft in 1909.
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 Virginia Institute for Public Policy - Board of Scholars
Lee Coppock is assistant professor of economics in the department of economics at the University of Virginia.
Floyd H. Duncan is the Roberts institute Professor of Free Enterprise Economics at the Virginia Military institute.
Professor Liggio is a trustee with the Acton institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with the Competitive Enterprise institute in Washington, D.C., and with the Philadelphia Society, where he twice served as President (1992–93, 1994–95).
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 Virginia Military Institute - Lexington, VA - Colleges of Distinction
VMI combines the studies of a comprehensive college curriculum within a framework of military discipline and physical development that emphasizes honor, integrity and responsibility.
Each cadet is encouraged to reach beyond existing, often self-imposed limits in academic, military and athletic activities to fully prepare themselves for the requirements of civilian or military life.
The Institute provides cadets with a wealth of opportunities to grow both on and off campus....
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 virginia military institute directory - Spotter-Cards.com
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The Virginia Military Institute VMI is the first state supported military college and is located in Lexington Virginia USA.
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 Virginia barely march past Virginia Military Institute. ::
Virginia (19-6, 4-3 ACC) grabbed an early lead in the first inning.
Virginia quickly got to Bachman, with junior Mike Campagna leading off the inning by reaching first on a hit-by-pitch.
Lambert is likely to break the Virginia season save record which stands at eight, a mark he tied in his freshman campaign last season.
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 freedomforum.org: Virginia Military Institute must discontinue dinner prayers
The Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the school last May on behalf of two cadets, Neil Mellen and Paul Knick, who had complained about the prayers.
VMI, the last public military school for men in America, was founded in 1839, as a place where boys came to be molded into "citizen-soldiers." Women started attending the school in 1997.
Kent Willis, executive director of the ACLU in Virginia, said the lawsuit was not meant to remove religion from the VMI campus.
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 Virginia Military Institute News - Page 2
News on Virginia Military Institute Sports continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
It wasn't a clash of arms, but a military atmosphere hung as heavy as smoke from an artillery barrage during Army's basketball invasion of VMI on Tuesday night.
Virginia has always boasted some of the best Division I-AA football in the nation, and last season may have marked a high water point.
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 freedomforum.org: Attorney: Virginia Military Institute prayer serves secular purpose
RICHMOND, Va. — An attorney for the state argued this week that Virginia Military Institute’s daily dinner prayer does not violate cadets’ constitutional rights because it serves a secular purpose and the cadets are adults who can choose not to participate.
The mission of VMI is and has always been to train military leaders.” However, in response to questions from the justices, Hurd acknowledged that just 40% of VMI’s graduates go on to take active-duty commissions in the military.
Glenberg responded by citing Moon’s ruling, which held that the atmosphere of military discipline at VMI is “inherently coercive,” making it difficult for cadets to opt out of participating in the prayers.
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 Virginia Military Institute - Lexington Virginia VA hotels
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Discover Historic Lexington, Virginia and take a journey back to the Civil War era and retrace Stonewall Jackson's foursteps as he was a professor at the Virginia Military Institute or revisit Robert E. Lee's time in Lexingto...
Lexington is located in Virginias beautiful Shenandoah Valley, a city rich in history and breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
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 DoD News: Virginia Military Institute Commencement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
As you depart this very distinguished institution I have no doubt that what you’ve learned here will hold you in good stead in whatever career you may choose.
They will need the help of those of you who have studied military strategy to better understand what it is they’re seeing every day, and to become more aware that war requires continuous adjustments and calibrations, just as the enemy, an enemy with a brain, is constantly adjusting its tactics.
Over the past five years I have been to several dozen nations, to scores of military bases here and abroad, and personally visited with literally tens of thousands of young men and women in uniform.
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 The Most Common Field Pieces Of The Civil War
Strangely, (or perhaps not so strangely, given the Congress's well-known lack of interest in the military during peacetime), only five Napoleons were purchased for the army between 1857 and the outbreak of the war.
In light of the worsening political situation in the country, Virginia had inventoried its state arsenals and decided to upgrade from the approximately four dozen 6-pdrs which were all it then had in its possession.
Ironically, one of those Virginia Parrotts was the first of its type to be fired in anger, as it was used against United States troops at Big Bethel on June 10, 1861.
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 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Virginia Military Institute at Epinions.com
The Virginia Military Institute is a great college for the military (or not) minded.
With the Virgina Military Institute you can have peace of mind that those attending are getting a good strong education.
People are not allowed to participate in the types of activities a normal college student would at another major non-military university.
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 VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE, Lexington, VA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The average class size is fewer than 20 students, and the standard teaching load is three sections, two preparations per semester.
Students and faculty wear military uniforms, but no prior military experience is required.
Floyd H. Duncan, Economics Search, Department of Economics and Business, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450-0304.
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 Wolf Run Studio - Virginia Military Institute Notecards & Prints
Guns of the Rockbridge Battery, known to generations of cadets as “Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John,” were cast in 1848 and used by Jackson in cadet artillery training.
With 23 cadets and two instructors, the nation’s first state-supported military college opened its doors on November 11, 1839, on the site of the Lexington Arsenal, one of three in Virginia at the time.
Studies of a full college curriculum are combined with a daily regime of military training and discipline, with emphasis placed on qualities of honesty, integrity and responsibility.
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 Virginia Military Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Unlike The Citadel, however, the Institute requires that female cadets adhere to the same strict physical regimen as male cadets.
After having their heads shaved bald (in the case of females not bald but shorter than would be socially acceptable) the rats undergo a week of intense military and physical training.
The Virginia Military Institute was compelled to open its doors to females beginning in 1997.
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 Washington and Lee University Virginia Military Institute Natural Bridge
The Virginia Horse Center is a reflection of the many different kinds of horsemanship and includes all breeds and disciplines.
founded in 1839, is the oldest state supported military college in the nation.
Its mission is to provide an undergraduate educational program of the highest quality within a military environment.
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 Virginia Military Institute Opens Door to Women
There are many more examples of military schools who hold soldiers of both sexes to the same standard.
The military once had to make use of almost all males (draft) and so the standards were set to eliminate only those who really could not perform the task at hand.
Also the Virginia Women's Institute for Leadership is still in existence at Mary Baldwin and the powers that be plan to continue it.
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 Military - Virginia Military Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
One of the counties described in the "Geography of Virginia" course at George Mason University.
Founded in 1839, VMI is the oldest state-supported military college in the United States.
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