News

  • Brigade Finals Held

    The Spring Company Athletics Brigade Finals were held May 6. Company E-4 won ultimate frisbee, Company C-1 won flickerball, Company I-1 won area hockey, Company E-4 won swimming, Company I-4 won team handball and Company D-2 won combat grappling. The Banker’s Trophy, which is awarded to the top company in each regiment, was awarded to Companies D-1, D-2, B-3 and I-4. The Brigade Finals trophies were awarded by U.S. Military Academy Class of 1969 graduate Mike Krzyzewski. Read More



Sports

  • Men’s Lacrosse shows fight, but falls to No. 4 Penn in NCAAs

     Junior attack Sean O’Brien finished the day with two goals and three helpers and was a true impact player during Army West Point’s 13-8 loss to fourth-seeded Penn in the NCAA First Round May 11 in Philadelphia.

    The Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse team’s season came to a close May 11 after a 13-8 loss in the NCAA First Round to fourth-seed Penn at Franklin Field in Philadelphia.
    The Black Knights fought until the end keeping things within two halfway through the final frame of action, but the Quakers’ three goals to close out the game earned Penn the victory.
    Senior attack Nate Jones produced his 14th career hat trick in the game with all goals being assisted by junior attack Sean O’Brien on almost identical plays.
    O’Brien finished the day with two goals and three helpers and was a true impact player.
    Seniors goaltender AJ Barretto and defenseman Johnny Surdick closed out their decorated Army careers with a strong presence on the field. 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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