A long-awaited state report on an alleged culture of racism at Virginia Military Institute was released Tuesday afternoon, concluding that “VMI has … traditionally been run by white men, for white men,” although the state-funded military institution in Lexington has made “incremental steps towards a more diverse, inclusive VMI.” In a statement Tuesday, Virginia Gov.
Cedric T. Wins has served as interim superintendent since November 2020
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins was named Virginia Military Institute’s new superintendent by the VMI Board of Visitors on Thursday. Wins, who has served as interim superintendent at VMI since November 2020, is a 1985 graduate of the state-supported military college in Lexington. “Maj. Gen. Wins has distinguished himself as a leader
Preliminary report sent to State Council of Higher Education for Va.
In an interim report, investigators looking into reported racist incidents at Virginia Military Institute say some alumni and current cadets have reported hearing racial slurs “on a regular basis” at the state-funded military college in Lexington. The Washington, D.C.-based law firm Barnes & Thornburg LLP, which submitted the report Monday to Peter A. Blake, director
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins is a 1985 VMI grad; VMI is currently subject of state racism probe
As an independent investigation into allegations of racism at Virginia Military Institute moves forward, the state-supported military college announced a new interim superintendent on Friday. Following a vote by the VMI Board of Visitors’ Executive Committee, retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Cedric T. Wins will serve as interim superintendent at the school. A 1985 VMI
State will add $30M to Rebuild VA fund
Although Virginia’s overall COVID-19 infection rate is much lower than other states that are currently experiencing spikes, the number of new cases in Southwest Virginia has been steadily increasing over the past two weeks, Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday in a COVID-19 update. According to health directors in the region, the percent of positive cases
Retired U.S. Army Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III resigns after 17 years
Following Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s announcement of a probe into allegations of racism at Virginia Military Institute, the school’s superintendent, retired U.S. Army Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, has resigned. In a letter dated Oct. 26, Peay said that the probe announced by Gov. Ralph Northam and other top state legislators into allegations of racism
To be renamed Carilion Rockbridge Community Hospital
Roanoke-based Carilion Clinic announced Friday it has completed the purchase of Lexington’s Stonewall Jackson Hospital from the SJH Community Health Foundation. This was the final 20% — valued at $10.9 million — left for Carilion after its initial 2005 investment. With the purchase comes a new name, Carilion Rockbridge Community Hospital. The health care system
Lexington House is a section 8 affordable housing community.
Denver-based real estate company Steele Properties LLC has acquired a three-story, 78-unit apartment building in Lexington for $12.2 million. It plans to begin renovating the complex in May, Steele Properties Communications Manager Lynn Haner says. The community, Lexington House, is reserved for seniors and disabled persons in need of Section 8 affordable housing. Steele Properties