News

  • George W. Bush to receive Thayer Award

    Former President of the United States George W. Bush will receive the Thayer Award in a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Military Academy’s Association of Graduates today.  Courtesy Photo

    Former President of the United States George W. Bush will receive the prestigious Thayer Award in a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Military Academy’s Association of Graduates today.

    The Corps of Cadets will conduct a parade in his honor at 5 p.m. on the Plain, prior to the award presentation dinner.

    The parade is open to the public.

    Bush, the 43rd president of the United States and former governor of Texas, holds an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a Master’s of Business Administration from Harvard University.

    He is the son of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the 1994 Thayer Award recipient, which makes this the first time a father and son have been awarded this prestigious honor. Read More



Sports

  • Men’s Cross Country captures “star” meet

    Army West Point Men’s Cross Country senior John Valeri sprints to the finish and took first with a time of 23:11.30, becoming the first Black Knight runner to place first in the Army-Navy meet since 2013.   Photo by Paul Rader

    The Army West Point Men’s Cross Country team placed four runners in the top six to take home the “star” in the annual meet with Navy Oct. 14 at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, New York.

    The Black Knights came away with a 27-29 victory.

    Straight from the source—Head Coach Mike Smith

    “What we saw out there today was a race for the ages. I say that in part because winning cross country meets against Navy has not happened very often for Army but also because of the dramatic way that it played out in the end. I knew we had a good chance to win it if we hung in there long enough and maintained our composure.

    “There were multiple lead changes in the last mile and the outcome was never really certain either way. 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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