Judith Youngman

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, a sign welcomes visitors at the entrance to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Seven suspended men's soccer players at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will face campus disciplinary hearings over allegations of sexual misconduct, coercion and hazing, according to a federal lawyer. Newsday reported on July 22, 2017, that Assistant U.S. Attorney James H. Knapp said the students were sexually abusive toward a freshman player on the team bus in September 2-17, and they squirted water or urine plus covered several people with food, (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)

The Merchant Marine Academy confronts an urgent need to modernize itself

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy produces the nation’s trained and licensed maritime shipping workforce.

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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015, file photo, beachgoers keep an eye on the seals swimming at Coast Guard Beach in North Eastham, Mass. Stephen Leatherman, a coastal scientist and professor at Florida International University, has been drafting a list of the best beaches in the U.S. under the alias

How the Merchant Marine Academy can get past the sexual assault problem at sea and everywhere else

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