Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin, a Republican, last week named four “white mostly conservative members” to the Board of Visitors of the Virginia Military Institute, The Washington Post reported. The trustees include a former member who quit the board just before it voted to remove a statue of Confederate general Stonewall Jackson from campus. Many students and alumni who have pushed to make VMI more inclusive are worried that the appointments are the start of an effort to undo recent reforms. Critics of the reforms applauded the appointments.
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