News

  • AIR ASSAULT!

    Cadets and Soldiers partake in Air Assault School I, first of three sessions, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point May 21-June 6. Dozens of cadets and Soldiers participated in the grueling two-week course to attempt to earn the coveted Air Assault badge. U.S. Military Academy cadets maneuver down a rappel tower as part of Air Assault training. U.S. Military Academy cadets rappel out of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during Air Assault training. Instructors from The Sabalauski Air Assault School from Fort Campbell, Ky., provide the guidance to earn the coveted Air Assault wings. Read More



Sports

  • Hurtubise selected in MLB Draft

    Army West Point center fielder Jacob Hurtubise was selected in the 39th round of the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft by the Seattle Mariners June 5. Hurtubise is the 14th cadet-athlete in Army Baseball history to be taken in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. He also became the first Black Knight to be selected since Alex Robinett was taken in the 32nd round by the New York Yankees in 2015. The Zionsville, Ind., native joins Nick Hill as the only other cadet taken by the Seattle Mariners. Hurtubise, the 2019 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, littered Army’s records book after breaking the program’s single-season runs (71), walks (69) and stolen base (45) records. The speedy center fielder set a new Patriot League career stolen base and walks mark with 105 and 141, respectively, as well. 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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