News

  • CBT ends, journey continues

    The Class of 2022 sports its motto on a banner, “For Many, Stand The Few.”

    With family, friends and West Point community members cheering them on, members of the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2022, USMA leadership, staff, faculty and graduates completed a 12-mile road march from Camp Buckner Monday, concluding six weeks of Cadet Basic Training. The March Back is the new cadets’ final challenge of CBT. Read More



Sports

  • First scrimmage of fall camp

    Photo courtesy of Army Athletic Communications

    Senior quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. hands the ball off to senior running back Darnell Woolfolk (#33) as the Army West Point Football team took a break from the practice field for its first scrimmage of fall camp Aug. 11. Highlights from the day were senior quarterback Luke Langdon teaming up with sophomore wide receiver Ke’Shaun Wells for a touchdown and senior running back Andy Davidson coming up with a timely blocked punt on special teams. 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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