November 15, 2011
Navy Midshipman Jeffrey W. Sauers, Jr , son of Suzette W. Sauers and Jeffrey W. Sauers, Sr. of Glen Arm recently completed Plebe Summer while attending the United States Naval Academy. Sauers will go on to complete the academic year as a midshipmen. He is a 2011 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School of Towson.
September 10, 2011
As a senior in high school outside Pittsburgh, Ed Malinowski was the quarterback on an undefeated team. His parents were both English teachers. So when he entered the Naval Academy during his plebe summer in 1998, he wasn't thinking much beyond playing football and getting an English degree. Like a popular Navy recruiting ad once said, Malinowski figured his post-graduation military commitment was going to be spent seeing the world. When Bryce McDonald entered the academy the following year, his mission seemed clear.
October 26, 2007
The meeting seemed innocent enough. Because they were dispersed among the brigade of midshipmen and saw little of each other, the first class of women to enter the Naval Academy had a meeting to discuss common experiences. During their first plebe summer in 1976, 55 of the 81 female students on campus met for 45 minutes in a room in Mitscher Hall and complained about being harassed, catcalls they termed "emotional rape" and men who routinely walked around naked in front of them in the dorm.
July 25, 2007
Naval Academy plebes march at the Annapolis institution to mark the halfway point of Plebe Summer, a six-week indoctrination fea turing 16-hour days, as the first-year midshipmen begin four years at the academy. The academy said the Saturday ceremony was when the first-set training cadre of upperclassmen officially turned over plebes to the second-set cadre.
June 27, 2007
As he reported to the Naval Academy yesterday to begin the arduous six-week indoctrination of incoming freshmen, Jed Lomax didn't bear the look of fear so familiar on those who first arrive on the campus. Lomax, 21, said he figured that Plebe Summer, notorious for its 16-hour days of grueling physical and mental training, would be nothing compared with running convoys in Iraq every day for seven months. "It's a relief," said the former petty officer second class, who returned from his deployment in April.
March 6, 2007
The Naval Academy, rocked by a number of high-profile sexual assault and harassment scandals in the past year, plans to require all 4,000 midshipmen to take at least five hours of specialized instruction during each of their four years on the Annapolis campus. The addition to the curriculum will begin in the fall and include coursework on dating, sexual consent, defining rape and violence prevention, Vice Adm. Rodney P. Rempt told a civilian panel of congressmen and presidential appointees yesterday.