News

  • Post excitement: Excitement in the air as cadets receive posts

     The U.S. Military Academy Class of 2019 had its Post Night, Feb. 6. During Post Night, cadets such as Class of 2019 Cadet Hannah MaKuch  select their U.S. Army posts they will report to upon commissioning and after their Basic Officer Leadership Course. Photo by Brandon O’Connor/PV

    Under the U.S. Military Academy’s draft-style Post Night format things can change in an instant, something Class of 2019 Cadet Nikiay Comer found out the hard way.
    During Post Night, Firstie cadets are divided by the branches they received in November and are given the chance to select their first duty assignments in order of class rank.
    Each post has a finite number of spots, and the lower the cadet’s rank, the greater the chance the post he or she was hoping for will be off the board.
    Comer, a member of the Quartermasters branch, entered the night hoping to start her Army career in South Korea. She was forced to change those plans on the spot when just before her turn to choose a post the last placement in South Korea was selected. Read More



Sports

  • Men’s Lacrosse perseveres, tops UMass in overtime

     Junior goaltender AJ Barretto boasted a career-high 17 saves in his 2019 debut as he helped the Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse team to a 12-11 victory over the No. 18/19-ranked Massachusetts Minutemen Feb. 9 in Amherst, Mass.         Photo provided by Army Athletic Communications

    Forced into an overtime golden goal situation, freshman attacker Brendan Nichtern of the Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse team netted the game-winning goal 26 seconds into the extra time to send the Black Knights to a 12-11 victory over the No. 18/19-ranked Massachusetts Minutemen Feb. 9 in Amherst, Massachusetts.
    The Minutemen forced overtime with a second to go in regulation, but the Black Knights won the ensuing faceoff with help from junior midfielder Evan Condon and junior defenseman Johnny Surdick to set the team up for victory.
    After a timeout by head coach Joe Alberici, Nichtern drove in from the right side, beating the left-handed UMass goalie for the tally.
    Junior goaltender AJ Barretto boasted a career-high 17 saves in his 2019 debut. 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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