Virginia Military Institute: Administrators Interfere With Independent Student Newspaper’s Operations | The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression

Virginia Military Institute: Administrators Interfere With Independent Student Newspaper’s Operations

Cases

Virginia Military Institute

Search all Cases

Case Overview

Since spring 2021, when students and alumni revived the independent student newspaper The Cadet, VMI administrators have interfered with the paper’s distribution, content, and structure. VMI administrators also declined to restore accommodations, such as meeting space and leave from military responsibilities, that were historically available to editors and are given to other student groups. On September 21, FIRE wrote to VMI calling on its leadership to stop pressuring the paper and to reinstate formerly available accommodations.