News

  • ROTC cadets teach middle school students in JCORP

    The U.S. Military Academy is about training leaders of character, and that idea has filtered down from training West Point cadets to West Point Middle School and Highland Falls Intermediate School with the JCORP or Junior Corps program, an offshoot of the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.
    The idea was the brain child of the West Point youth who participated in the Army community service teen Army Family Action Plan conference in 2014.
    AFAP prioritized the need for a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps club at the WPMS.
    The idea was supported by the garrison leadership, schools and retired Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., who was USMA superintendent at the time. After extensive research and collaboration, it was determined that JCORPS would be implemented and the program kicked off Jan. Read More



Sports

  • Cadets fall to TCU in Maggie Dixon Classic

    Sophomore guard Gabby White (#0) handles the ball against TCU. The Black Knights lost 63-38 to the Horned Frogs in the Maggie Dixon Classic Sunday. Photo by Emma Adamsi/Army Athletic Communications

    FORT WORTH, Texas – The Army West Point women’s basketball team fell to TCU, 63-38, on Sunday afternoon in the 2018 Maggie Dixon Classic.
    The Black Knights got another double-double from Madison Hovren with 11 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.
    Jess Lewis led Army with 12 points as all of them came from distance. She also led Army with four assists.
    The Horned Frogs saw Jordan Moore score 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting and she grabbed eight rebounds as well. Kianna Ray posted nine points and nine assists in the win.

    HIGHLIGHTS AND GAME NOTES
    • The Maggie Dixon Classic honors the memory of former Army head coach Maggie Dixon, who led the team to the 2006 Patriot League Championship and passed away unexpectedly following that season. 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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