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At VMI, Doors Broken Down Now Held Open

In 1997, a Supreme Court ruling forced Virginia Military Institute, the last all-male school in the country, to admit women. Though rigid initially and still dealing with legal challenges, the public school is making efforts to be more accommodating and improve retention rates and academic standards.

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A Slow March to Change
Article | LEXINGTON, Va. -- Freshmen at Virginia Military Institute are called rats. And on this morning, they are up before the sun. One by one, they emerge through a stone archway beneath the gothic parapets of their barracks, salute a statue of Confederate Gen. Stonewall Jackson, fall into columns by...

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