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Ruppersberger, Chairman of U.S. Naval Academy Board of Visitors, Issues Statement on Investigation

Dec 22, 2020
Press Release

(Washington, DC) – Maryland Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who is Chairman of the U.S. Naval Academy’s Board of Visitors, today issued the following statement in response to media reports regarding an ongoing investigation into the administration of a sophomore physics exam:

“The USNA has apprised the Board of Visitors that there is an ongoing investigation into the administration of a sophomore physics exam. I am confident that, once the results of the investigation are complete, they will be provided to the Board. The Academy’s Honor Concept is clear and any violations would require appropriate remediation.”

Ruppersberger, a member of the Board since 2009, was elected Chairman in June of this year. The Board oversees matters related to morale and discipline, curriculum, infrastructure, financial affairs and more.
The Board consists of six members appointed by the President, three appointed by the Vice President, four appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one designated by the Senate Armed Services Committee and one designated by the House Armed Services Committee. The President of the United States receives an annual written report of the Board's findings and recommendations.