News

  • Corps, community mourn, honor fallen Firstie

     Class of 2019 Cadet Peter Zhu

    U.S. Military Academy cadets, staff, faculty and community members continued to mourn and honor Class of 2019 Cadet Peter L. Zhu in the weeks after his passing on Feb. 27 in Valhalla, New York.
    The Zhu family and more than 1,000 cadets and community members gathered for a military memorial ceremony at the Cadet Chapel on March 5, with others observing the ceremony remotely in Eisenhower Hall.
    Speakers shared personal stories of Zhu, emphasizing his concern and care for others in assorted informal and formal capacities, including as President of the West Point Pre-Medical Society, lead for the Cadet Counselor Unit, Academic Officer for his company (E-1) and as a Senior Cadet Writing Fellow, among other positions.
    One speaker, Class of 2019 Cadet Grace Yu, commented that Zhu was “brilliant, adventurous, genuine, selfless, infectiously encouraging and never too serious,” that he was “relentless in pursuing everything he set his heart on,” and “yet, he somehow always found ways to share his time, kindness and talents with those around him.”
    It was also noted at the ceremony that Zhu had been accepted to the MD-PhD program at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Read More



Sports

  • NCAA announces seeds for Wrestling Championships

      Junior 157-pounder Lucas Weiland garnered the 20th seed and will be opposed by Missouri’s 13th seed Jarrett Jacques as the Army West Point Wrestling team learned the seed and first-round opponent for all seven of its NCAA qualifiers on March 14 during the NCAA Wrestling Championships this weekend in Pittsburgh.                                                                                     Photo by Brandon O’Connor/PV

    The Army West Point Wrestling team learned the seed and first-round opponent for all seven of its NCAA qualifiers on March 14.
    Senior 197-pounder Rocco Caywood earned the highest seed on the team at 12th and will face the 21st seed Thomas Lane of Cal Poly in the first round.
    Junior 157-pounder Lucas Weiland garnered the 20th seed and will be opposed by Missouri’s 13th seed Jarrett Jacques. Junior 174-pounder Ben Harvey collected the 22nd seed and will begin his second NCAA Championships appearance versus 11th seed Dylan Lydy of Purdue.
    Junior 165-pounder Cael McCormick was given the 24th seed and will wrestle 9th seed Demetrius Romero of Utah Valley in his first match in the national tournament.
    Junior 184-pounder Noah Stewart collected the 28-seed for his first appearance at nationals and will compete against the 9-seed Max Dean of Cornell in the first round. 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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