News

  • USMA Commencement

    WEST POINT, N.Y.—The public is cordially invited to attend the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2018 commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday at Michie Stadium where close to 950 cadets will receive their Bachelor of Science degrees and be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army.
    The commencement speaker is Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
    Attendees should enter through Thayer or Stony Lonesome gates. Photo identification for those 16 years and older is required upon entering academy grounds and all vehicles are subject to search.
    Parking for the event is available in many locations with free shuttle bus service to Michie Stadium.
    Guests should plan to arrive early. The following items will not be allowed into the stadium: large bags, backpacks, coolers and umbrellas. Read More



Sports

  • Army Baseball takes PL title: Army Baseball sweeps Navy, claims eighth league title

     The Army West Point Baseball team members pile on each other after the final out of their 5-3 victory over service academy rival Navy Monday afternoon in Annapolis, Md., to sweep the Patriot League Championship Series.The team claimed its league-leading eighth conference crown. With the win, the Black Knights advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013

    The Army West Point Baseball team took down service-academy rival Navy, 5-3, Monday afternoon in Annapolis, Maryland, to sweep the Patriot League Championship Series and claim its league-leading eighth conference crown.
    With the win, the Black Knights advance to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013. They will learn their regional placement during the NCAA selection show at noon Monday on ESPNU.
    After the Midshipmen had taken their first lead of the game and of the series in the sixth inning, the Black Knights rallied for three big runs in the seventh to ultimately register the win.
    Army got on the board first with a run on two hits in the opening frame. Jacob Hurtubise started the game singling to right field before stealing second base to get himself into scoring position. Read More



Leisure

Extra!

  • The Dean’s Book Club: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

     Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb hosted her first session of the “Dean’s Book Club” at the West Point Club, Oct. 6. From Oct. 6 -23, participants have the opportunity to read and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

    The U.S. Military Academy’s Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Gen. Cindy Jebb hosted her first session of the “Dean’s Book Club” at the West Point Club, Oct. 6.

    From Oct. 6-23, participants have the opportunity to read and discuss “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

    The book delves into the impact that Henrietta Lacks’ cells, known around the world as “HeLa cells,” have had in science throughout the last 60-plus years, as well as the ethical and scientific implications of human cell research.

    “The history of Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa cells raises important issues regarding science, ethics, race and class,” Skloot says in the introduction of her book. “I’ve done my best to present them clearly within the narrative of the Lacks story… There is much more to say on all the issues, but that is beyond the scope of this book, so I will leave it for the scholars and experts in the field to address.”

    The Dean’s Book Club consists of three sessions—each of which highlights a different interdisciplinary topic that is discussed in the book. Read More



 

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