News

  • Summer training continues…

    Yearling cadets familiarize themselves with the M4 carbine and advanced optics ahead of weapons qualification with help from members of Task Force Falcon as part of U.S. Military Academy Cadet Field Training Monday at the training ranges. Visit all the USMA social media platforms and the USMA Flickr site for updated summer training photos. Read More



Sports

  • Army Hockey reveals 2018-19 schedule

     The Army West Point Hockey team revealed the 2018-19 schedule, which will feature 17 home games including a weekend series against service academy rival Air Force and an international competition with the Royal Military College at Tate Rink.  Photo by Army Athletic Communications

    With less than 90 days remaining until the first contest, head coach Brian Riley of the Army West Point Hockey team revealed the 2018-19 schedule, which will feature 17 home games including a weekend series against service academy rival Air Force and an international competition with the Royal Military College at Tate Rink.
    “We are very excited about the 2018-19 schedule,” Riley said. “We start the season off by facing three very talented non-league opponents. I’m hopeful that these early games will help prepare us as we head into our Atlantic Hockey schedule.
    “Our fans will have an opportunity to once again see many of the outstanding Atlantick Hockey teams here at West Point. I also know our fans will enjoy having the chance to see our two rivals Air Force and RMC at Tate Rink,” he added. 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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