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DEAN OF ADMISSIONS RECEIVES AWARD Naval Academy Dean of Admissions Stephen B. Latta received the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Award at the 24nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Awards Dinner, Jan. 13, in Glen Burnie, Md. The Drum Major Award is presented to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated, through their words and actions, a commitment to the dream of Dr. King. The award is given annually to recipients locally and nationwide. The Naval Academy student body has become increasingly diverse during Latta’s administration of the Admissions Department. Minority applications increased from 2,300 in 2006 to nearly 6,900 in 2011. So far, minorities make up nearly a third of the applicants for the Class of 2016. Minority participation in the department’s summer outreach programs also expanded. Forty percent of the applications for the 2011 Naval Academy Summer Seminar came from > > A RT I C L E minority students. TO P S TO R I E S
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The Summer STEM program focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It is designed to encourage rising 8th– 11th graders to pursue a course of study in engineering and technology throughout high school and college. > > A RT I C L E
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AC A D E M Y ’ S ‘ M OT H E R B ’ HIVE OF DORM LIFE
The sprawling residence is currently home to more than 4,200 young men and women and is a veritable selfcontained city. The place is so big it has its own zip code: 21412. Its past and current residents fondly refer to it as “Mother B” or “Mother Bancroft.” > > A RT I C L E
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Tickets are now on sale for the midshipman classical recital Jan. 27 and winter musical Feb. 24-26 and March 2-4. This year’s musical is “South Pacific.” Call 410-293-8497 for more information or to order tickets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
YOUTH CENTER LASER TAG
The Billy the Kid Youth Center is offering a trip to play laser tag for teens in 6-12 grade Feb. 4. Cost is $15 per teen, and transportation is provided from the youth center. For more information and to register, call Rhiannon DiMaggio at 410-293-4998.
ITT is offering discounted tickets to Washington Wizards games at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Prices vary according to date and seating. For more information, call the ITT office at 410-293-9200.
GIFT SHOP CLOSURE
The Armel-Leftwich Visitors Center Gift Shop at Gate 1 will be closed for inventory Jan. 24. The Museum Store located in Preble Hall on Maryland Ave. will remain open.
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M A RY L A N D S F. I . R . S . T. RO B OT I C S C O M P E T I T I O N
High school students compete in Maryland’s FIRST robotics competition hosted on Jan. 14 in Dahlgren Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy. Eighteen teams with 6-10 students per team designed, implemented and programmed their own robots that participated in various challenges under the guidance of midshipmen.
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