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A dozen years after women won the right to enroll in Virginia Military Institute, the school is the subject of a lengthy government investigation into accusations of sexism and hostility against female cadets.
The Office for Civil Rights has been investigating sexual discrimination at the school for 18 months, three times longer than usual. They are checking for a discriminatory climate in the barracks, whether the school's marriage and parenthood policies are sexist and if there is sexism in VMI's tenure and promotion policies.
Although women's …