News

  • Results from Sandhurst

    By U.S. Military Academy Public Affairs

    WEST POINT, N.Y. – Sixty-four teams representing 13 international military academies, eight ROTC programs, and four U.S. service academies assembled at West Point for the 2018 Sandhurst Military Skills Competition at West Point April 13-14.
    The U.S. Air Force Academy squad earned the top overall score and received the Reginald E. Johnson Memorial Saber. It was the service’s first squad to win the competition.
    “We’re just a weird group of Air Force guys who wanted to go Air Force but wanted to play Army,” said Air Force Academy Cadet Nathan Ziegler. “We have a lot of us who are interested in doing more ground force work instead of being directly in aviation.”
    Teams are comprised of eight men and one woman. Read More



Sports

  • Former volleyball recruit Hornick blazes trail, makes history in women’s lacrosse

     Senior Rachel Hornick, a Calvert, Maryland, native, has been etching her name into Army’s record books since the program’s inception prior to the 2016 school year.

    The U.S. Military Academy has been in existence for more than 216 years and has had countless well-known graduates shape the foundation of this country. Because of that, there are limited chances to be the first person to accomplish a feat at the prestigious  institution nowadays. But for Army West Point Women’s Lacrosse player Rachel Hornick, seizing unexpected moments has given her an opportunity to achieve that accomplishment.
    The Calvert, Maryland, native has been etching her name into Army’s records book since the program’s inception prior to the 2016 school year.
    From scoring the team’s first goal to becoming its first ever 100-point scorer, there is no disputing that Hornick has permanently  left her mark.
    When Hornick first came to West Point as a plebe, lacrosse was one of the farthest things from her mind. 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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