News

  • Cadets hold ceremonial flag before playoff game

     Photos by Danny Wild

    Seventy-two U.S. Military Academy cadets hold a giant ceremonial American flag during the national anthem Sunday at Yankee Stadium before game three of the American League Division Series between the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians. Read More



Sports

  • Hockey skates past American International

     Senior goaltender Cole Bruns made 38 saves as the Army West Point Hockey team pushed past American International, 2-1, Oct. 7 to complete the weekend sweep in Springfield, Mass. Photo by Army Athletic Communications

    Backed by a 38-save performance by Cole Bruns, the Army West Point Hockey team pushed past American International, 2-1, Oct. 7 to complete the weekend sweep in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Army highlights and game notes

    • Army captured four points on the weekend and is first in Atlantic Hockey standings.

    • Nick DeCenzo and Brendan Soucie bookended an AIC goal to clinch the game for Army.

    • Blake Box, Tyler Pham, Zach Evancho and Conor Andrle were credited with assists for the Black Knights.

    • Pham’s assist was the 75th point of his career and 53rd assist for the most on the team.

    • Army’s penalty kill was superb as the defense killed off all five and picked up seven blocked shots from seven different players. 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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