The battle, which the Confederacy won and included the participation of more than 250 VMI cadets, holds a central place in the school's mythology and traditions. At the beginning of each academic year, new students - who at VMI are called "Rats" - would be transported to New Market, about 80 miles north of Lexington, where they would take their "Cadet Oath" and reenact the Confederates' charge across the battlefield to earn their shoulder boards. In his July letter to the VMI community, Peay announced that the Cadet Oath would now be administered on campus. In an interview with The Washington Post, a VMI spokesman, Col. Bill Wyatt, said that cadets will no longer have to charge across the battlefield but that they will still travel to the site later in the school year to learn about its history. … [Read more...] about At VMI, Black alumni want Stonewall Jackson’s statue removed. The school refuses.
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As many schools around the world prepare to open this week in the midst of the pandemic, she said it’s important to shine a light on places where going to school can be dangerous and even deadly. She cited 494 attacks on schools last year, 20% of them in west and central Africa including the Sahel. … [Read more...] about UN urges end to attacks on schools, especially in Africa
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In 1995, Houston adopted the HPO, providing for the creation of historic districts. The ordinance required for property owners in designated historic districts to apply to the Houston Archeological and Historical Commission for a “certificate of appropriateness” for demolishing, modifying, or developing property situated within a historic district. … [Read more...] about Heights homeowners take fight over preservation ordinance to state Supreme Court