News

  • Feel the burn

    Cadet cadre and new cadets in Cadet Basic Training experience the “House of Tears” as part of their summer training in the use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) protective equipment at the U.S. Military Academy July 11. Read More



Sports

  • Black Knights land 144 on PL honor roll

    Army West Point placed 144 student-athletes from 13 teams, including women’s lacrosse sophomore Rilee Scott, on the 2017-18 Patriot League Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll for strong performances in the classroom.    Photo by Army Athletic Communications

    Army West Point placed 144 student-athletes from 13 teams on the 2017-18 Patriot League Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll for strong performances in the classroom.
    Women’s track and field led the way with 22 honorees apiece, followed closely by men’s track and field with 21 and men’s lacrosse and women’s swimming and diving with 20, respectively.
    To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester and participate in one of the Patriot League’s winter or spring championship sports.
    In total for the year, the conference placed a league-record 2,984 student-athletes on the 2017-18 Academic Honor Roll, assisted by an all-time high 1,982 members on the Patriot League Winter-Spring Academic Honor Roll. 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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