News

  • Cadets display class projects on geospatial mapping

     Cadets currently or considering majoring in Geography and Environmental Engineering displayed their projects they had been working on Dec. 11 using geospatial information and using that tool in creative problem solving.

    Cadets currently enrolled in the Geospatial Information Systems program displayed and presented their class projects to staff, faculty and community members Dec. 11 and 12 in the Haig Room in Jefferson Hall Library. The projects focused on the use of geospatial analysis and how it can be used to share stories of our interaction with the earth.
    Cadets presented projects on a variety of subjects such as detailing the migration of Syrian refugees to European countries, elk migration patterns in Yellowstone National Park, U.S Reliance on Foreign Trading Partners, Countries Spending the Most on Defense Spending and correlation between obesity and suicide rates in the Midwest and Michigan.
    “I would have thought that urban counties would have the most suicides, but that proved to be wrong,” Class of 2021 Cadet Steven Hoadley said of his project. Read More



Sports

  • DUTY FIRST, SING SECOND: Make it a three-peat! Army victorious over Navy

      The Army West Point Football team led the entire game and defeated Navy 17-10 in the 119th Army-Navy Game Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. It was Army’s third straight win over the Midshipmen. Above, with Saturday’s win and their victory over Air Force earlier this season the Black Knights won the Commander-in-Cheif’s trophy outright for the second straight year. It is the first time Army has won the trophy in back-to-back years.  See page 12 and 13 for story and more photos. Photo by Michelle Eberhart/PAO

    PHILADELPHIA – The Army West Point football team has turned the tides on rival Navy by defeating the Mids for the third-straight season following a 17-10 victory Saturday.
    After suffering heartbreak after heartbreak to their nemesis for so long, the Black Knights have strung together three in a row and claimed the Commander-in-Chief’s trophy in back-to-back season for the first time in program history.
    Junior Kelvin Hopkins Jr. was named the game’s Most Valuable Player after rushing for 64 yards and two touchdowns. The Charlotte, N.C., native finished 4-for-9 for 61 yards in the passing game as well.
    Darnell Woolfolk and Kell Walker chipped in 62 and 56 yards rushing, respectively, while Walker led the receiving corps with two catches for 30 yards. 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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