Cadets at the famed Virginia Military Institute are being offered coloring books as a way of dealing with the stresses of becoming citizen-soldiers.
Lexington, Virginia, is home to one of the most storied educational institutions in the nation. VMI, a state-run school founded in 1839, routinely churns out highly educated and patriotic leaders. Now, however, a “Stress Busters” program made available to cadets is raising eyebrows among alumni.
Screenshots of VMI’s website on Tuesday by The Washington Free Beacon notified visitors that the 2016-2017 academic year would merge cadet government under the Cadet Equity Association’s (CEA) Training and Education branch. CEA educators trained in various forms of stress management offer “activities such as yoga, therapy dogs, coloring book stations, card/game stations, and grab-and-go snacks” for a “Stress Busters” held on Reading Day.
VMI removed references to the program on Tuesday upon the publication of The Free Beacon’s article.
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