News

  • WAA: Honoring those who sacrificed

    Photos by Eric S. Bartelt/PV

    Despite the wet, windy conditions, about 80 volunteers showed up to honor and remember the West Point graduates, their family members and others buried at the West Point Cemetery for the 11th annual West Point Wreaths Across America event Saturday. This year, 7,050 wreaths were laid at each headstone through the generosity of several donors who give through the Wreaths Across America. Since 1992, Wreaths Across America has been committed to teaching younger generations about the value of their freedoms, and the importance of honoring those who sacrificed so much to protect those freedoms. Jackie and Dan McNally and Dr. Todd Crowder, Department of Physical Education professor, have been the driving force of the West Point WAA since its inception in 2010. Read More



Sports

  • Win over Buffalo lifts Army to first 3-0 start in five years

    The Army West Point men’s basketball team continued its hot start, defeating Buffalo 78-74 in the team’s final game at Bubbleville on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The win gives the Black Knights their first 3-0 start since the 2015-16 season. (Above) Forwards senior Alex King and freshman Charlie Peterson celebrate after the Army win. Photo by Johnnie Izquierdo/Courtesy of Army Athletic Communications

    By Nick Lovera
    Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point men’s basketball team continued its hot start, defeating Buffalo 78-74 in the team’s final game at Bubbleville on Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
    The win gives the Black Knights their first 3-0 start since the 2015-16 season.
    “I could not be happier and more impressed by our guys and the toughness and resiliency they showed today,” Army West Point Head Coach Jimmy Allen said. “Buffalo is a terrific basketball program. They won 20 games last season and were picked near the top of the MAC this year, so for us to play like we did today in our third game in four days, I am super excited for our team and the guys are pumped.”
    The Black Knights continue to see contributions throughout their lineup, as four different players recorded double-digit points in the contest. Read More



Leisure

  • USMA reaccreditation visit scheduled for end of September

    Almost 80 members of the USMA staff and faculty have participated in working groups that have evaluated whether the academy meets the standards set forth by its institutional accreditor, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

    By Jon Malinowski
    Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering professor

    Between Sept. 27-30, the U.S. Military Academy will host a seven-member team for a virtual reaccreditation evaluation visit. Led by the Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, this team of peer reviewers will conduct interviews and focus groups with various constituencies within the USMA community.
    The evaluation team’s itinerary includes a session that is open to all USMA personnel, which will be held from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Sept. 29. The visit will conclude on Sept. 30 when the evaluation team presents its initial findings in a virtual address to the community from 10-11 a.m.
    This visit is an important milestone in an effort that has been underway at West Point for more than three years. Read More



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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