News

  • Weathering Winter: Preparedness is key

    Diego, Eboni, Jayden, Taylor and Zachary are among this season’s 26 winter storm names selected by the Weather Channel. There were 24 named storms last season.
    Winter is on its way, and the Hudson Valley will soon experience the season’s harsh conditions. Accumulated snow and ice can create treacherous conditions and generate concern for the health and safety of all persons who work and live on West Point.
    So it’s instructive to know how decisions are made that may impact installation operations, what impact these decisions have on the workforce and the West Point community and where to find information on our local road conditions and closures or delays.
    The Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security has the responsibility to monitor weather conditions and, with the assistance of other support organizations, provide the garrison commander information and advice to help keep you and the entire West Point community informed and safe. Read More



Sports

  • Volleyball finishes on high note, defeats American

     Junior outside hitter Allie Strong  serves as she had a strong night registering a double-double with 18 kills and season-high 26 digs to help Army West Point Volleyball defeat American in five sets Nov. 10 at Gillis Field House. Photo by Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point Volleyball team ended its season on a high note after topping Patriot League regular season champions American in five sets Nov. 10 at Gillis Field House.
    It marked the first time since 2012 that the Black Knights topped American. Army last defeated the Eagles at home in 2009.
    The Black Knights went ahead 2-0 in the match, but the Eagles bounced back with two wins. Army rallied in the fifth to clinch the win and to end the season with a 14-15 record and 9-7 mark in the Patriot League.
    Junior outside hitter Allie Strong, freshman outside hitter Cate Buckingham and sophomore setter Hannah Presley recorded double-doubles in the match.
    Five Black Knights registered double-digit kills, two had double-digit assists and four posted double-digit digs on the night. 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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