News

  • LGBTQ Pride Month: Pride in All Who Serve

      Guest speaker Dr. Sheila Newsom, M.D., U.S. Military Academy Class of 1973 graduate, is the founder and president of Sheila Rising LLC. During her remarks, Newsom discussed her life from choosing to attend West Point, serving as an Army officer and her long practice in medicine. Newsom receives a gift (above) after her speech from Class of 2019 Cadet Madeleine Nelson, the Brigade Respect Officer. Photo by Brandon O’Connor/PV

    The U.S. Military Academy held its annual LGBTQ Pride Month Observance April 10 at the West Point Club. The observance was part of a monthly series hosted by West Point’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity.
    June is LGBTQ Pride month in honor of the Stonewall Riots that took place on June 28, 1969 in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. The Stonewall Riots were a main impetus to the gay liberation movement. West Point holds the observance in April to fit within the academic year for higher participation numbers.
    The guest speaker was Dr. Sheila Newsom, M.D., USMA Class of 1973 graduate, and the founder and president of Sheila Rising LLC. Prior to Newsom’s talk, a short video explaining the significance of the Stonewall Riots was played. Read More



Sports

  • Christiansen, Hopkins, Riley named captains for 2019

      The Army West Point Football team has named its team captains for the upcoming 2019 season. Rising seniors Cole Christiansen, Kelvin Hopkins Jr. and Elijah Riley have all been selected by their peers to lead the Black Knights to what they hope is another historic year.                             Photos by Army athletic Communications

    The Army West Point Football team has named its team captains for the upcoming 2019 season. Rising seniors Cole Christiansen, Kelvin Hopkins Jr. and Elijah Riley have all been selected by their peers to lead the Black Knights to what they hope is another great year.
    Christiansen returns for his second stint as a team captain. Last season he was second on the team with 77 total tackles, including 42 solo shots. The Suffolk, Virginia, native added 12 tackles for a loss of 24 yards and one sack for six yards.
    Under center last year, Hopkins Jr. became the first player in academy history to throw and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season. He also registered five rushing touchdowns in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl to tie the Army single-game record. 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



 

Help us tell the West Point Story by submitting your ideas to: Eric Bartelt, managing editor, at 938-2015/3883, or email eric.bartelt@usma.edu. Story submissions should include point of contact information (name, phone number, email address).