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Anti-Affirmative Action Group Is Suing Naval Academy

Group is also seeking to block race-based admissions at West Point

(Newser) - An anti-affirmative action group has followed up its federal lawsuit against West Point with one against the US Naval Academy, seeking to block it from considering race in the selection on the new class of cadets. Students for Fair Admissions, founded by 72-year-old conservative activist Edward Blum, won a huge...

Midshipmen Take Prank Tradition to New Heights

Leaflet drops have been deployed ahead of the 123rd Army-Navy football game

(Newser) - Airborne leaflet drops are a timeworn form of psychological warfare dating back to the World War I era. More recently, Ukrainian forces have spread leaflets via helicopter and artillery shells instructing Russian troops on how to surrender. Per CNN Business , several midshipmen from the US Naval Academy deployed the tactic...

West Point Cadets Fail to Get Navy's Goat

They made off with retired Navy mascot instead of the current Bill

(Newser) - A top-secret mission involving West Point cadets went wrong over the weekend when they kidnapped the wrong goat. In what Dave Philipps at the New York Times calls a "Bay of Pigs-style embarrassment," US Military Academy cadets trying to carry on the long, but officially banned, tradition of...

Sean Spicer Says He's Suing Biden Over Academy Ousting

AOC slams Conway amid uproar over firing of Trump appointees from military academies

(Newser) - The Biden administration has ousted 18 people former President Trump appointed to military academy advisory boards in his final months in office—and some of them aren't going quietly. Trump allies including former press secretary Sean Spicer received letters Wednesday saying their positions would be terminated at 6pm that...

Biden to Trump Allies on Military Academy Boards: Resign or Be Fired

Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer were among 18 who received letters Wednesday

(Newser) - The Biden administration moved Wednesday to oust 18 allies of Donald Trump who were named to US military academy boards in the final months of the Republican president's term in office. Cathy Russell, director of the White House Presidential Personnel Office, sent letters to 18 people named to the...

'It Was Her Happiest Moment.' Then She Was Gunned Down

Michelle Cummings had traveled to Annapolis, Md., to see son's Naval Academy induction

(Newser) - Michelle Cummings had traveled from Texas to Maryland to watch her son, a football prospect, be inducted into the US Naval Academy. "It was her happiest moment," a friend tells KTRK . It was also one of her last. The Houston mom was shot and killed when a shooting...

Cadets Were Just Playing 'the Circle Game,' Service Academies Find

Investigation clears Army-Navy spectators of making white power gestures

(Newser) - West Point has decided that cadets attending the Army-Navy football game last weekend did not intend to flash white power hand gestures. But the Military Academy is still not thrilled. An investigation found that the cadets were playing "the circle game," usually played by children and teenagers. In...

Naval Academy Transgender Ban Starts in 2020

Coast Guard, Air Force academies say they are also complying with Trump policy

(Newser) - President Trump's ban on transgender people serving in the military is beginning to take effect at the US Naval Academy and other military institutions. The Defense Department confirmed to the Capital Gazette this week that the Naval Academy will stop accepting transgender students as of 2020, but those enrolled...

To Foil Hackers, Naval Academy Looks to the Stars

It's bringing back celestial navigation training after 2 decades

(Newser) - Forget those fancy GPS units: The US Naval Academy is again steering by the stars—sort of. Though celestial navigation was famously cut from the curriculum in the late 1990s and all fleet training wrapped up in 2006, short lessons on the subject are back on the syllabus this fall,...

Want to Get Rich After College? Enroll Here

'San Francisco Chronicle' rounds up colleges with highest-earning grads

(Newser) - Want to rake in the big bucks, kids? Consider enrolling in one of 20 colleges the San Francisco Chronicle reports produce the highest-earning graduates. While Princeton and Stanford are among the more predictable colleges on the list, based on median salary after graduation, the top five may come as a...

Amtrak Dead Were Returning Home to Family

CEO of ApprenNet Rachel Jacobs, AP reporter Jim Gaines among victims

(Newser) - Many of those aboard Amtrak's Northeast Regional Train No. 188 were headed to reunite with loved ones upon arrival in New York. Instead, Rachel Jacobs, the 39-year-old CEO of education start-up ApprenNet who dreamed of changing the world, never greeted her husband and 2-year-old after boarding the train following...

Naval Academy Charges 3 Footballers in Rape Case

Victim was disciplined for drinking: lawyer

(Newser) - The US Naval Academy yesterday charged three midshipmen—all current or former football players —with sexually assaulting a female student at an off-campus house in Annapolis in April 2012. The academy said in a news release that the male midshipmen are being charged with two violations of the Uniform...

Obama to Military: Sexual Assaults Making You Weaker

President addresses Naval Academy commencement

(Newser) - Barack Obama gave the commencement address at the US Naval Academy today, and he used the occasion to talk about the military's issues with sexual assault . The perpetrators of sexual violence "threaten the trust and discipline that makes our military strong," Obama said, according to USA Today...

Hot at the Naval Academy: Synthetic Pot
Hot at the Naval Academy:
Synthetic Pot
say midshipmen

Hot at the Naval Academy: Synthetic Pot

Drug tests don't detect it, say current, ex-midshipmen

(Newser) - So-called synthetic marijuana is widely smoked at the US Naval Academy, say some midshipmen who were kicked out of the Academy for using it. The drug appeared on the campus last year and quickly grew in popularity due to the fact that it cannot be detected in routine urine tests,...

Sexual Assault Reports Soar at Military Academies

But that might just mean more people coming forward

(Newser) - Reports of sexual assault shot up 64% in the 2009-10 academic year at the US’ three military academies, the Defense Department announced yesterday, but that might not be a bad thing. A total of 41 assaults involving students were reported to authorities at West Point, the Naval Academy and the...

Soldiers, Best Friends, Buried Side-by-Side

Two who were like brothers reunited in Arlington National Cemetery

(Newser) - Travis Manion and Brendan Looney grew to love each other like brothers when they roomed together at the Naval Academy for two years. But when they went their separate ways, Manion to Iraq and Looney to Afghanistan, their families never dreamed the friends’ reunion would take place at Arlington National...

Obama Talks Terror at Navy Graduation

(Newser) - President Obama reiterated his wish to close Guantanamo Bay and rein in harsh interrogation techniques in an address today to graduates of the Naval Academy, the Wall Street Journal reports. “We uphold our fundamental principles and values not because we choose to, but because we swear to,” he...

McCain Has 20-Name Veep List
 McCain Has 20-Name Veep List 

McCain Has 20-Name Veep List

Candidate talks up undisciplined youth at Naval Academy

(Newser) - John McCain revealed today that he has a list of 20 people he’s considering for runningmate, and that he’d like to settle on a ticket “as early as possible.” The future Republican nominee joked he was “aware of the enhanced importance of this issue given...

Navy Chaplain With HIV Gets Jail in Forcible Sodomy Case

Didn't disclose illness before sex with officer

(Newser) - An HIV-positive US Navy chaplain pleaded guilty today to several charges of forcible sodomy and an aggravated assault charge for not disclosing his HIV status to one man, the AP reports. Lt. Cmdr. John Thomas Matthew Lee, 42, was sentenced to two years; without the plea bargain, the charges could...

Bush Begins Mideast Peace Bid
Bush Begins Mideast Peace Bid

Bush Begins Mideast Peace Bid

First international peace gathering since 1991

(Newser) - President Bush plunged headlong into the Middle East peace process yesterday, meeting with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert as representatives of 49 countries gathered at Annapolis for talks, the New York Times reports. “The United States cannot impose our vision but we can help...

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