VMI English faculty quit in dispute
A crane towers over the new barracks under construction at VMI in Lexington, VA Thursday, April 24, 2008.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:00 am
Updated: 11:57 pm, Wed Jul 3, 2013.
A majority of the faculty in the English department at Virginia Military Institute has resigned as a result of disagreements that stemmed from a change in curriculum, a VMI spokesman said.
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported Tuesday that seven faculty members have quit and another will leave soon, a year after VMI dismissed a complaint that accused leaders of the department of creating a hostile work environment.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:00 am.
Updated: 11:57 pm.