Mass Exodus From VMI's English Dept. Follows Complaint of Hostile Workplace

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Eight professors are leaving or soon will leave the English department at the Virginia Military Institute. Most of them signed a complaint last year accusing the department's leaders of creating a hostile work environment.

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Andre Jenny Stock Connection Worldwide, Newscom

Eight professors are leaving or soon will leave the English department at the Virginia Military Institute. Most of them signed a complaint last year accusing the department's leaders of creating a hostile work environment.

A majority of the English faculty at the Virginia Military Institute has quit following a complaint in which professors accused the department's leaders of creating a hostile environment by establishing unreasonable performance goals and then retaliating against them when they voiced objections.

Six professors left this spring or early this summer, and another says he plans to resign in the next two weeks. Yet another left last year.

The departures have decimated the