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Senate Subcommittee Investigates Sexual Assault, Harassment at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

On April 5, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies held a hearing, “Protecting Our Midshipmen: Preventing Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.” The hearing focused on the response to reports of sexual assault and harassment at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

According to an anonymous survey, the hearing noted that nearly 20 percent of female midshipmen experienced unwanted sexual contact in the last academic year.

The following witnesses testified: