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January 12, 1990 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of the beleaguered California Maritime Academy has resigned after sharp criticism that he permitted sexual harassment to occur aboard the academy's training ship and then failed to discipline those involved. Retired Adm. John J. Ekelund said in a letter to Bruce Johnston, chairman of the Academy Board of Governors, that he is retiring because "it is apparent that the academy is seriously threatened unless management changes are made."
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January 12, 1990 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of the beleaguered California Maritime Academy has resigned after sharp criticism that he permitted sexual harassment to occur aboard the academy's training ship and then failed to discipline those involved. Retired Adm. John J. Ekelund said in a letter to Bruce Johnston, chairman of the Academy Board of Governors, that he is retiring because "it is apparent that the academy is seriously threatened unless management changes are made."
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January 6, 1990 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charging that information about sexual harassment and other problems at the California Maritime Academy have been covered up, a member of the school's Board of Governors on Friday called for an independent investigation of the Vallejo-based merchant marine school. Glendale attorney Phillip C. Kazanjian, one of seven voting members of the Board of Governors, said in an interview that an outside inquiry is needed because board Chairman Bruce Johnston and Adm. John J.
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April 2, 1990 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest of a series of events surrounding sexual harassment charges at the California Maritime Academy, the school has agreed to an $83,400 out-of-court settlement with a former female food service employee who charged that she was subjected to verbal and physical sexual abuse. This episode follows several months of turmoil for the state-supported academy in Vallejo.
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November 3, 1989 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Students at the state-supported California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, especially female students, have been subjected to flagrant sexual harassment and discrimination, the National Maritime Administration has concluded in a scathing report. Many of the incidents occurred during annual three-month cruises aboard the training ship Golden Bear, especially during a ritual known as the "Equator crossing ceremony."
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July 23, 1990 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At the age of 42, Mary Lyons has studied to be a nun, has been an officer in the U.S. Navy, a professor of rhetoric, an academic administrator, a wife (now separated) and a mother. Now she has been named president of the California Maritime Academy, the first woman selected to run one of the nation's six major maritime schools. Lyons takes over at a low point in the academy's 60-year history.
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