U.S. Naval Academy

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8:40 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Body Identified in College Creek at U.S. Naval Academy

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Naval Academy has identified a midshipman who died in a car crash on campus.

The academy announced Tuesday that Midshipman Max Allen, of Chesterfield, Va., died in the crash over the weekend.

Allen was a 25-year-old senior oceanography major at the academy.

The academy says he attended high school at the Haverford School in Pennsylvania. He also attended Virginia Tech for two years before coming to the Naval Academy.

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12:16 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Civilian Employees Return to Naval Academy

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Classes are returning to normal at the U.S. Naval Academy as all civilian faculty return after being furloughed last week due to the partial federal government shutdown.

Cmdr. John Schofield, an academy spokesman, said Monday that "everything is back up academically."

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9:18 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Recusal Request in Naval Academy Sexual Assault Case

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A midshipman accusing three former Naval Academy football players of sexually assaulting her wants the school's superintendent to remove himself from deciding whether the men will be court-martialed.

The woman's attorney, Susan Burke, announced Thursday that a federal lawsuit filed in Maryland seeks a court order directing Vice Adm. Michael Miller to recuse himself.

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11:44 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Federal Budget Cuts Could Hit U.S. Naval Academy

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - U.S. Naval Academy officials say federal budget cuts could lead to canceled classes.

Academy spokesman Cmdr. John Schofield tells WBAL-AM that the cuts will mean furlough days.

Schofield says civilian employees of the Department of Defense must take 11 furlough days between July 8 and Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. He says that will mean taking one day each week or two days per pay period as furlough days. About half of the faculty members at the school are civilian employees.

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9:43 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Annapolis Holds Conference To Mark War of 1812

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - More than 200 people are expected to be in Annapolis to discuss the War of 1812.

The Capital of Annapolis reports scholars from England, Canada and the United States are coming to a conference on the war at the U.S. Naval Academy.

The conference begins Wednesday with a tour of an exhibit on the war at the school. Talks start Thursday morning and will include topics such as military strategy and the impact of the war on Native Americans.

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9:15 am
Mon June 3, 2013

U.S. Naval Academy Teacher Convicted on Lesser Charges in Sexual Assault Case

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A former U.S. Naval Academy history teacher has been acquitted of sexually assaulting a female student but convicted of lesser charges.

A military jury on Friday found Marine Corps Maj. Mark Thompson not guilty of sexual assault but guilty of indecent acts, fraternization and conduct unbecoming an officer.

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12:17 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

President Addresses Sexual Assault in Military During Naval Academy Graduation

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - President Barack Obama says sexual assault threatens the "trust and discipline" that makes the U.S. military strong and respected.

Speaking at the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony, Obama urged new graduates to exhibit honor and courage in tackling incidents of sexual assault as they assume leadership positions in the military.

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2:22 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Cybersecurity Conference at U. S. Naval Academy

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Naval Academy will hold a symposium on the history and future challenges of cybersecurity.

Andrew Phillips, the academy's academic dean, announced the October conference during a meeting on Monday with the school's Board of Visitors.

Phillips says the symposium will include a panel on the alliance of the private and public sectors in developing cybersecurity.

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5:54 pm
Wed June 6, 2012

Naval Academy Celebrates Life of First Black Graduate


ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Black alumni of the U.S. Naval Academy are celebrating the life of its first black graduate, who opened doors to them.

A memorial service was held Wednesday to put the ashes of Wesley Brown in a columbarium on the school's grounds. Brown was remembered as a persistent, courageous and friendly trailblazer who endured poor treatment by classmates with grace.

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