Former Navy Men’s Swimming Head Coach Lee Lawrence Passes Away

Men’s Swimming & Diving 10/12/2020 2:57:00 PM ANNAPOLIS, Md. –– Navy Athletics is mourning the passing of Lee Lawrence, who was a member of the men’s swimming coaching staff for 36 years and also served as instructor in the USNA physical education department.  Lawrence passed away this weekend in Florida. Service information for Lawrence, age 82, […]

Happy Founder’s Day: Celebrating 175 Years of the U.S. Naval Academy

Naval Academy Alumni and Friends: Today, 10 October 2020, marks the United States Naval Academy’s 175th Anniversary. What began as a 10-acre post on the Severn with 50 students has become an extraordinarily sophisticated and dynamic training ground for future leaders—but one still rooted in the ideals of commitment and integrity that marked its first […]

Update: Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Members of the USNA alumni community:   In June, the Alumni Association Board of Trustees stood up an ad hoc special committee to “review all aspects of our Alumni Association mission, board policy, processes, recruitment and succession planning.” The Special Committee on Alumni Culture, Diversity and Inclusion provided an Interim Report to the Board of Trustees on 30 September. This fall, members of […]

Naval Academy midshipmen not allowed to go home for Thanksgiving, will stay in Annapolis

By HEATHER MONGILIOCAPITAL GAZETTE |SEP 22, 2020 AT 12:59 PM Midshipmen will not be allowed to go home for Thanksgiving, with the Naval Academy instead considering local and weekend leave. The decision was made to protect the health and safety of the midshipmen, staff and faculty and based off of the COVID-19 situation at the academy, the Annapolis area […]

Naval Academy grants mids liberty to go into Annapolis with restrictions

By HEATHER MONGILIOCAPITAL GAZETTE |SEP 10, 2020 AT 6:46 PM Midshipmen will be allowed in downtown Annapolis this weekend as the Naval Academy granted town liberty with restrictions. Capt. Thomas R. Buchanan, commandant of midshipmen, informed the brigade of liberty in an email, according to screenshots of the email posted to Instagram accounts. “Since the beginning of August our […]

As morale sinks at the Naval Academy, some midshipmen worry about mental health

By HEATHER MONGILIOCAPITAL GAZETTE |SEP 06, 2020 AT 5:30 AM Word first spread on Jodel, an anonymous social media application used by Naval Academy midshipman. A mid threatened suicide. Unscheduled formations and a lack of communication about what happened on Aug. 29 only fueled the rumors. An email from the senior midshipman who serves as brigade resilience officer, discussing […]

Brigade of Midshipmen will not be allowed to attend Navy football home opener against BYU

By BILL WAGNER CAPITAL GAZETTE | AUG 31, 2020 AT 5:43 PM State of Maryland officials have denied a request from the Naval Academy Athletic Association to allow the Brigade of Midshipmen to attend Navy football’s season opener against BYU on Labor Day. It was announced Aug. 19 that no fans would be allowed to attend Monday night’s nationally […]