Glenn Youngkin Congratulates Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute for Restarting Student Newspaper
“I am pleased to extend my sincere congratulations to The Cadet, one of Virginia’s oldest independent college newspapers, on your 115th Anniversary”
The paper apparently ceased operation in 2016. Glenn Youngkin said some very kind words about the restart.
The College Fix reports:
VMI cadets praised by governor for restarting newspaper after five years
Cadets at the Virginia Military Institute have succeeded in bringing the student newspaper back after a five-year hiatus. Their work has even received a commendation from the state’s chief executive.
A resolution in the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate, passed this session, congratulated the paper on its 115th anniversary and its restart after the latest iteration ended in 2016.
The resolution stated that the newspaper “ceased publication in 2016” but “restarted…in May 2021” with a “commitment to independent, objective, balanced journalism.” It noted that The Cadet has successfully operated for another year now.
Governor Glenn Youngkin congratulated the paper, according to a message shared on the newspaper’s website.
“I am pleased to extend my sincere congratulations to The Cadet, one of Virginia’s oldest independent college newspapers, on your 115th Anniversary,” the Republican governor wrote. “From its establishment as a magazine in 1871 to its transition to a newspaper in 1907 to today, The Cadet and its alumni have set the standard for independent student newspapers in the Commonwealth and the United States.”
Youngkin noted the paper’s editorial independence and its work with alumni. “The Commonwealth is equally proud of The Cadet Foundation, alumni and mentors who continue to advise, assist and support cadets as they publish the independent student newspaper,” Youngkin wrote.
The editor-in-chief of the paper, James Mansfield, reiterated this independence from university control in an email to The College Fix.
“The Cadet has total control of the Cadet,” Mansfield told The Fix via email. And it is “paid for and run [separate] from VMI.”
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