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Military Colleges / Admission of Women / VMI / The Citadel #614638

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Sep 21, 1996
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea McCarren) Decision by the Virginia Military Institution (VMI) to end its 157-year-old all-male tradition in response to the Supreme Court ruling featured; [VMI board of visitors president William BARRY - says the board would have preferred remaining all male.] [VMI superintendent General Joseph BUNTING, cadets Jabari CRADDOCK, Jared WOOD - react to the admission of women.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(No location given: Fredricka Whitfield) Hanging tough at The Citadel with the admission of four women in this year's freshman class featured; campus scenes shown. [Senior Chad FOX, regimental commander Bryant BUTLER - offer views on the change.] The story of Shannon Faulkner, the first woman to try to enter The Citadel, reviewed; scenes shown. [Citadel president River Clifton POOLE - comments.]

McCarren, Andrea;
Whitfield, Fredricka;
Williams, Brian

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