News

  • Esper visits West Point: Secretary of the Army Esper visits his alma mater

     Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper, U.S. Military Academy Class of 1986, participated in an early morning physical training session Feb. 10 with his old Company, H-1. Later in the day, Esper spent time speaking with cadets, senior leaders and academic departments.

    The honorable Mark T. Esper, 23rd secretary of the Army and U.S. Military Academy Class of 1986 graduate, visited West Point Feb. 10 to discuss some of his priorities for the future of the Army including West Point, modernization strategy, readiness, the  Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program before opening the floor to questions.
    While here, Esper participated in a physical training session with cadets, engaged cadets at breakfast, attended a State of the Academy update briefing with Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr, attended the Women’s and Men’s Army-Navy Basketball games, and spoke with both teams courtside.
    Esper said he has been going out to reacquaint himself with the Army and to gauge the readiness of the force and came to West Point to take a first assessment of where the academy is with regard to developing an important cohort of future leaders and described what he thought of USMA’s future Army leaders. Read More



Sports

  • Hockey’s special teams shine in win over Canisius

     Sophomore forward Michael Wilson scored two power play goals to help lift Army West Point over Atlantic Hockey’s top-ranked team Canisius, 3-2, Feb. 10 in Buffalo, N.Y. Photo Provided by Army Athletic Communications

    Army West Point Hockey’s special teams shined in its 3-2 win over Atlantic Hockey’s top-ranked team Canisius Feb. 10. The Black Knights took an early 2-0 lead and never trailed the Golden Griffins.

    Army highlights and game notes
    • The Black Knights gain two points with tonight’s win over Canisius, who leads Atlantic Hockey.
    • The Cadets now boast 24 points and now rank fifth in league standings.
    • Michael Wilson scored two power play goals for Army.
    • It was the sophomore’s third multi-goal game this season, and the second in which he has netted two power play goals for Army in one game.
    • Wilson now has 17 goals on the season with nine coming on the man-advantage.
    • After tonight’s game, he will rank atop Atlantic Hockey players with 0.31 per game. 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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