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Federal Lawsuit Seeks Admissions Data by Gender at U.S. Service Academies

Federal Lawsuit Seeks Admissions Data by Gender at U.S. Service Academies

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense on behalf of the Service Women’s Action Network.

Reported Cases of Sexual Assault Drop at U.S. Military Academies

Reported Cases of Sexual Assault Drop at U.S. Military Academies

The study reports there were 70 sexual assaults at the three academies during the 2012-13 academic year. This was down from 80 sexual assaults in the prior academic year. Forty-five of the 70 reported cases were at the Air Force Academy.

Naval Academy to Have Sexual Assault Prevention as Part of Classroom Instruction

Naval Academy to Have Sexual Assault Prevention as Part of Classroom Instruction

Bill Byrne, the new commandant of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, has announced that midshipman will receive sexual assault prevention training as part of their classroom education beginning this fall.

Seven American Women Win Marshall Scholarships

Seven American Women Win Marshall Scholarships

The scholarships provide funds for up to two years of study at a British university, and include money for travel, living expenses, and books.

Reported Cases of Sexual Assault Increase at U.S. Military Academies

Reported Cases of Sexual Assault Increase at U.S. Military Academies

Of the 80 reported sexual assaults this year, 38 of the victims sought medical help or advocacy services but did not seek an official investigation or press sexual assault charges.

Lawsuit Filed Charging Military Academies With Inadequate Response to Sexual Assaults

Lawsuit Filed Charging Military Academies With Inadequate Response to Sexual Assaults

The suit alleges that the academies have a “high tolerance for sexual predators in their ranks and ‘zero tolerance’ for those who report rape, sexual assault, and harassment.”

Saluting Women's Graduation Rate Performance at the U.S. Service Academies

Saluting Women’s Graduation Rate Performance at the U.S. Service Academies

At the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, women graduate at a slightly higher rate then men.

Reported Sexual Assaults Up Sharply at the U.S. Service Academies

Reported Sexual Assaults Up Sharply at the U.S. Service Academies

In the 2010-11 academic year there were 65 reported sexual assaults at the three major service academies, up 59 percent from the previous year.

The Huge Gender Gap at the U.S. Service Academies

The Huge Gender Gap at the U.S. Service Academies

At the U.S. service academies, women do not make up even one third of the total enrollments.