News

  • Tanzanian cadet leads discussion on honorable living

     Class of 2020 Cadet Eraldo John, an international cadet from Tanzania, leads an open discussion about honorable living at the U.S. Military Academy and beyond with 40 international cadets and five staff and faculty members Feb. 11 in Thayer Hall. Courtesy Photos

    Class of 2020 Cadet Eraldo John, an international cadet from Tanzania, led an open discussion about honorable living at the U.S. Military Academy and beyond with 40 international cadets and five staff and faculty members Feb. 11 in Thayer Hall.
    The discussion titled, “Living Honorably, Leading Honorably and Demonstrating Excellence,” included topics on accountability and ownership, integrity and respect, role models and being moral leaders while at West Point.
    The international cadets will take what they’ve learned and return back to their countries to serve in their Armed Forces, said retired Lt. Col. Dave Jones, MX400 Officership seminar leader.
    John chose this forum for his Special Leader Development Project (SLDP), in addition to leading a similar discussion at the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School for select cadet candidates, Jones said. Read More



Sports

  • Wrestling takes down Bucknell 29-7

     In a battle between two nationally-ranked wrestlers at 165 pounds, senior Cael McCormick (above) battled Zach Hartman for three periods, earning a 2-1 decision. Overall, the Army West Point wrestling team scored a 29-7 dual match win against EIWA foe Bucknell Sunday in Lewisburg, Pa.

    As the team heads down the final stretch of the regular season, the Army West Point wrestling team scored a 29-7 dual match win against EIWA foe Bucknell Sunday in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
    The Black Knights (9-3, 3-1 EIWA) won eight of their 10 matches against the Bison (9-6, 8-3 EIWA), including three bonus-point victories.
    With the dual match beginning at 184 pounds, senior Noah Stewart was able to set the tempo from the start. The Lewistown, Pennsylvania, native scored a fall victory at the buzzer of the second period to give the Black Knights an early 6-0 lead. After Bucknell was able to get on the board with a decision win at 197, Army rattled off wins in the next four matches to take control of the dual. Read More



Leisure

  • KACH recognizes volunteers

    On June 21, Keller Army Community Hospital recognized the Red Cross volunteers who provided assistance in six different medical departments and the front desk. The 20 volunteers provided an average of 208 volunteer hours per month, and more than 2,500 hours per year. The citation they received reads: “In recognition of the unwavering contributions you make daily in support of Keller Army Community Hospital and the West Point community. Your continuous support and willingness to devote your time has positively impacted the lives of the staff, America’s service members and their families. Your commitment to the American Red Cross volunteer program displays the true meaning of volunteerism and has been a critical contributing factor to the high level of customer service and clinical support provided by the hospital. Read More



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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