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  • Celebrating 500th Night: USMA Class of 2019 celebrates 500 days before graduation

    The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2019 had it’s 500th Night Weekend Banquet Jan. 13, celebrating 500 nights until graduation from West Point. The USMA Class of 2019 prepares to eat it’s dinner during the 500th Night Weekend Banquet inside Washington Hall.  Photo by Michael Lopex/DPTMS VID

    The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2019 is looking forward to graduation, even though it is still a long wait—or short one depending on how you look at it—and celebrated with the annual 500th Night Weekend Banquet at Washington Hall Jan. 13.
    “I have an app,” Class of 2019 Cadet Sultan Alwoseamev said. “I used it in high school and when I was in college for two years before coming to West Point, so I’ve been counting. We have a little more than 480 days.”
    Alwoseamev, who is Saudi Arabian, came with longtime friend, Michelle Cioffbletti, who is from New York.
    “We have known each other for years, but I wasn’t able to go to the Yearling banquet,” Cioffbletti said. “But this is great. Read More



Sports

  • Herman leads Army in finals of West Point Open

    Sophomore Elliott Herman turned in Army West Point Gymnastics team’s highest individual finish, placing second on the still rings, at the final day of the annual West Point Open Jan. 13 at Christl Arena.  Photo by Cordell Hoffer

    Sophomore Elliott Herman turned in Army West Point Gymnastics team’s highest individual finish, placing second on the still rings, at the final day of the annual West Point Open Jan. 13 at Christl Arena.

    Army highlights and meet notes
    • One of three Black Knights to medal (top six in each of the six individual events), Herman recorded a score of 13.35,  just shy of the winning mark of 13.50 authored by William & Mary’s Jeremiah McReynolds.
    • Herman bettered his score that he posted in Friday night’s prelims (12.8) as he tied for the final eighth spot for Jan. 13’s individual finals
    Nick McAfee and Nathan Goff rounded out Army’s medal winners placing fourth (13.35) and fifth (13.25), respectively, on parallel bars. 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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