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  • Five former Superintendents return, interact during panel discussion

     The five most recent former Superintendents of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point held a panel discussion at the U.S. Military Academy Nov. 2.  Photos by Matt Moeller/USMA PAO

    The U.S. Military Academy saw the return of five men who helped shape West Point and overseen its role in producing leaders for a 21st century Army Nov. 2-3.
    Five former superintendents—retired Lt. Gen. Daniel W. Christman, retired Lt. Gen. William J. Lennox Jr., retired Lt. Gen. Buster L. Hagenbeck, retired Lt. Gen. David H. Huntoon and retired Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr.—spent the two days at West Point meeting with current superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, interacting with cadets and then watching Army beat Air Force in football to retain the Commander in Chief’s Trophy.
    “These people have done more to shape the modern U.S. Military Academy than any other group that could be assembled,” Dean of the Academic Board Brig. Read More



Sports

  • Army wraps up CIC, downs Air Force

     Senior linebacker James Nachtigal wraps up a runner for one of his team-leading 11 tackles during Army West Point’s 17-14 victory over Air Force Nov. 3 at Michie Stadium. With the win, the Black Knights retain the Commander In Chief’s trophy for another year, which marks the first time Army West Point has received the trophy in back-to-back seasons since it began in 1972. The win also gave the Black Knights their second-straight victory over the Falcons for the first time since they claimed three consecutive wins from 1976-78.


Leisure

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  • 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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