Under Pressure on Dual Fronts, Military Academies Grapple With Sexual Assault

Brandon Thibodeaux for The Chronicle

Anne Kendzior, a former midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy, says she was sexually assaulted by three classmates there. She later sued military officials, alleging that they permitted a culture in which victims of sexual assault “are accused of having ‘asked for it’ when they seek justice.” Her lawsuit was dismissed. 

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Military-service academies seem to sit between worlds. Technically they’re military installations. But they have many characteristics of a college campus: classes, sports, residential students. And as advocates and lawmakers call for both the...

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