News

  • Welcome back to the snow: Winter is here! Stay ready for the unexpected

     As cadets started trickling back to West Point last week, they were welcomed by the Bomb Cyclone, a powerful nor’easter weather event, that wreaked havoc throughout the Northeastern and Southern United States. It caused travel issues for a good number of cadets trying to get back to the U.S. Military Academy by the weekend from their winter leave location.

    Winter is here and in full force after last week’s Bomb Cyclone, a powerful nor’easter weather event, that wreaked havoc throughout the Northeastern and Southern United States. The Hudson Valley will continue to experience the season’s harsh conditions. Accumulated snow and ice can create treacherous conditions and generate concern for the health and safety of all people 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 garrison support organizations, provide the garrison commander information and advice to help keep you and the entire West Point community safe. Read More



Sports

  • Funk notches career-high in loss to Bucknell

     Sophomore guard Tommy Funk led the Black Knights with a career-high 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the floor during Army West Point Men’s Basketball’s 83-66 loss to the reigning Patriot League champions Bucknell Jan. 5 at Christl Arena.  Photo by Army Athletic Communications

    The Army West Point Men’s Basketball team dropped a 83-66 decision to the reigning Patriot League Champions, Bucknell, Jan. 5 at Christl Arena.
    Sophomore guard Tommy Funk led the Black Knights with a career-high 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the floor. He chipped in a career-best five makes from behind-the-arc to finish 5-of-7 from long range. The Warrington, Pa., native closed out his night a perfect 2-of-2 from the charity stripe.
    The only other cadet-athlete to reach twin figures in the contest was rookie Tucker Blackwell who posted 12 points.
    Jordan Fox handed out a game-high seven assists, and shifted into ninth place all-time in program history with 285 helpers.
    The junior passed Marcus Nelson’s career total of 280.
    On the boards, Matt Wilson pulled down a team-best seven rebounds, while Fox followed closely with six of his own. 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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