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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | February 8, 2005
The Naval Academy said yesterday that applications for the Class of 2009 fell 20 percent from the year before, a drop mirrored at the nation's other military colleges that some experts attribute to increasing combat casualties. As of its Jan. 31 application deadline, the Annapolis academy had received 11,140 applications, down from 13,922 at the same time last year. The slump is the first in four years for the academy, which saw a surge in applications after the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2012
They are plebes no longer. It took two hours, 10 minutes and 13 seconds Tuesday for the freshman class at the U.S. Naval Academy to have one of its own knock a plebe's "dixie cup" hat from the top of the greased Herndon Monument and replace it with a midshipman's hat, symbolically morphing the group into 4th-class Mids. Andrew Craig, 19, of Tulsa, Okla., achieved the goal in the noisy and slippery event that drew between 800 and 1,000 plebes, officials said. Tradition holds that the student who caps the monument will be first in the class to reach the rank of admiral, though that has yet to happen.
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August 12, 2005
The U.S. Naval Academy traces its history here to Aug. 15, 1845, when the Army ceded its old Fort Severn - then only 9 acres - to establish the Naval School at Annapolis. The military college was established by Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, who tapped Cmdr. Franklin Buchanan as its first superintendent. The Navy's board of examiners wanted a curriculum that was "almost identically the same" as that of West Point, the Army's military college. The school opened in October 1845, and was renamed the U.S. Naval Academy in 1850.
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By Robert C. Koehler | December 28, 2011
Remember that awkward silence that fell across the nation back in '94 when Bill Clinton's surgeon general used the M-word? Jocelyn Elders, speaking at an AIDS conference at the U.N. about reducing the risk of sexually transmitted disease, said that masturbation "is part of human sexuality, and perhaps it should be taught. " Mr. Clinton, rather than defend frank, honest talk about sexuality at the national level and condemn its opposite, caved under the weight of the gasps and titters and fired Dr. Elders, explaining that the outspoken surgeon general's comments reflected "differences with administration policy and my own convictions.
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August 18, 2000
Today in history: Aug. 18 In 1997, Beth Ann Hogan became the first coed in the Virginia Military Institute's 158-year history. Five years ago: Shannon Faulkner, who'd won a 2 1/2 -year legal battle to become the first female cadet at The Citadel, quit the military college. One year ago: A day after a deadly earthquake struck western Turkey, survivors denounced the rescue effort as sluggish and disorganized.
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By Nicole Fuller and Bradley Olson and Nicole Fuller and Bradley Olson,Sun reporters | October 20, 2007
The Navy is investigating an allegation of sexual assault involving two midshipmen last weekend in the campus dormitory, a school spokeswoman said yesterday. No charges have been filed in the incident, the latest of several sexual misconduct reports at the military college that have surfaced in the past year. The spokeswoman would not release the names of the midshipmen or their status at the academy but said "measures [have been] taken to prevent both parties in this case from coming into contact" while the academy and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service conduct their probe.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2010
A 19-year-old Naval Academy midshipman was cited for underage drinking at downtown Annapolis bar during an enforcement sweep last week, police said Tuesday. Sara James Markwith, a Washington state resident attending the military college, left her seat at the Acme Bar & Grill when police and other city inspectors entered the bar in the 100 block of Main St., police said. Maj. Scott Baker said officers "had to coax her out of the bathroom. " She gave police an incorrect birthdate, and she became argumentative with officers, but later told police she slipped in through a back door when someone else was returning inside.
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By LYLE DENNISTON and LYLE DENNISTON,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 6, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court, taking on its most significant sex equality case in nearly two decades, agreed yesterday to settle the simmering constitutional dispute over the ban on women at Virginia Military Institute.The case appears to test whether "separate but equal" public education is as unconstitutional for women as it has been for blacks since the ruling in Brown vs. Board of Education in 1954.VMI, a prestigious military college in Lexington, Va., that is partly financed with state money, has allowed only men to enter during its 156-year existence.
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By Ariel Sabar and Ariel Sabar,SUN STAFF | December 14, 2002
The Naval Academy is on pace this year to draw its highest number of applications since the end of the Cold War. Officials at the military college say applications are running 17 percent higher than last year, a trend they attribute to a burst of patriotism and to demographic and economic factors fueling a national surge in college applications. "The 9/11 attacks made me want to serve more," said Ryan D. Wilson, 18, a high school senior from Bend, Ore., who applied because he wants to be a Navy SEAL.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2012
They are plebes no longer. It took two hours, 10 minutes and 13 seconds Tuesday for the freshman class at the U.S. Naval Academy to have one of its own knock a plebe's "dixie cup" hat from the top of the greased Herndon Monument and replace it with a midshipman's hat, symbolically morphing the group into 4th-class Mids. Andrew Craig, 19, of Tulsa, Okla., achieved the goal in the noisy and slippery event that drew between 800 and 1,000 plebes, officials said. Tradition holds that the student who caps the monument will be first in the class to reach the rank of admiral, though that has yet to happen.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2010
A 19-year-old Naval Academy midshipman was cited for underage drinking at downtown Annapolis bar during an enforcement sweep last week, police said Tuesday. Sara James Markwith, a Washington state resident attending the military college, left her seat at the Acme Bar & Grill when police and other city inspectors entered the bar in the 100 block of Main St., police said. Maj. Scott Baker said officers "had to coax her out of the bathroom. " She gave police an incorrect birthdate, and she became argumentative with officers, but later told police she slipped in through a back door when someone else was returning inside.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,Sun reporter | February 20, 2008
The nation's military academies have taken significant steps to address allegations of sexual misconduct but are inconsistently reporting incidents to Congress, according to an independent report that calls on policymakers to set reporting standards. The report released yesterday by the Government Accountability Office also suggests that a significant number of assaults and harassment incidents are going unreported by students at the academies. The study, covering a three-year period ending in 2006, was undertaken after members of Congress expressed concern about incidents at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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By Nicole Fuller and Bradley Olson and Nicole Fuller and Bradley Olson,Sun reporters | October 20, 2007
The Navy is investigating an allegation of sexual assault involving two midshipmen last weekend in the campus dormitory, a school spokeswoman said yesterday. No charges have been filed in the incident, the latest of several sexual misconduct reports at the military college that have surfaced in the past year. The spokeswoman would not release the names of the midshipmen or their status at the academy but said "measures [have been] taken to prevent both parties in this case from coming into contact" while the academy and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service conduct their probe.
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By BRADLEY OLSON and BRADLEY OLSON,SUN REPORTER | January 13, 2006
When Lance Cpl. Edward Voumard, 20, signs off after his shift early Sunday morning guarding an entrance to the U.S. Naval Academy, he will be one of a handful of Marines who close the book on a 155-year tradition. Voumard, who has been stationed at the academy since completing initial training after enlistment, said he would miss Annapolis very much. As for the shift: "It's just another day," he said yesterday. Since just a few years after the Naval Academy's founding in 1845, Marines have guarded the military college and performed ceremonial duties.
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August 12, 2005
The U.S. Naval Academy traces its history here to Aug. 15, 1845, when the Army ceded its old Fort Severn - then only 9 acres - to establish the Naval School at Annapolis. The military college was established by Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, who tapped Cmdr. Franklin Buchanan as its first superintendent. The Navy's board of examiners wanted a curriculum that was "almost identically the same" as that of West Point, the Army's military college. The school opened in October 1845, and was renamed the U.S. Naval Academy in 1850.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | February 8, 2005
The Naval Academy said yesterday that applications for the Class of 2009 fell 20 percent from the year before, a drop mirrored at the nation's other military colleges that some experts attribute to increasing combat casualties. As of its Jan. 31 application deadline, the Annapolis academy had received 11,140 applications, down from 13,922 at the same time last year. The slump is the first in four years for the academy, which saw a surge in applications after the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
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By Robert C. Koehler | December 28, 2011
Remember that awkward silence that fell across the nation back in '94 when Bill Clinton's surgeon general used the M-word? Jocelyn Elders, speaking at an AIDS conference at the U.N. about reducing the risk of sexually transmitted disease, said that masturbation "is part of human sexuality, and perhaps it should be taught. " Mr. Clinton, rather than defend frank, honest talk about sexuality at the national level and condemn its opposite, caved under the weight of the gasps and titters and fired Dr. Elders, explaining that the outspoken surgeon general's comments reflected "differences with administration policy and my own convictions.
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By MIKE ROYKO | August 5, 1994
A male chauvinist would take delight in Shannon Faulkner's distress. Being a more enlightened sort, I offer her understanding and compassion.Ms. Faulkner is the young woman who went to court to become the first female cadet to attend the Citadel, a respected old military college in South Carolina.Because the school is state-funded, a federal judge agreed with the ACLU, which represented Ms. Faulkner, that she was entitled to join the 2,000 male cadets at the college.The Citadel fought her suit, saying that having a female creature in the program would be a terrible pain because she could not deal with the awful military grind.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 19, 2003
NEWPORT, R.I. - As recently as a few weeks ago, Rear Adm. Rodney P. Rempt was telling subordinates at the Naval War College here that he planned to retire this summer. He and his wife, Pam, were building a house in Montana - far from saltwater. He told colleagues that he would celebrate the end of 37-year Navy career with a big retirement party this August. But the abrupt resignation two weeks ago of the Naval Academy's superintendent, Vice Adm. Richard J. Naughton, sent senior Navy officials scrambling for a replacement who could restore stability to a school whipsawed by Naughton's leadership style.
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