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    Rep Maloney Shares Lobbying Experience with CadetsRep. Sean Patrick Maloney joined American Politics to discuss the role of interest groups in the policymaking process. He discussed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) and the interest groups that lobbied in support and against it. He shared first-hand experience of the strategies lobbyists used, as both sides heavily lobbied him. His insight helped cadets (and their families who were present for Parent's Weekend) understand the impact of interest groups in the American political system.


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    Roundtable Discussion on Confederate MonumentsAmerican Politics hosted a roundtable discussion titled "Confederate Monuments: The Debate and Its Impact." The event began with Dr. Campbell discussing institutions and how they evolve before CPT Colella introduced different conceptions of patriotism and COL Seidule recounted his research on memory. Audience questions were the event's highlight as cadet after cadet stood to ask insightful and thought-provoking questions about narratives, identity, and what it means to be American.


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    History Hosts Massapequa School District The Department of History hosted students and parents from the Massapequa School District and conducted a demonstration of Revolutionary War linear tactics. It was a very informative exercise and a great way to improve relationships between the department, USMA, and the local community.


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    CDT Clare Shea '19Firstie co-captain Clare Shea of the Army West Point women's soccer team was named to the Academic All-Patriot League team, announced by the league Wednesday afternoon. Shea collected her second academic all-league honor after being named to the team last year. The Allendale, N.J., native boasts a 3.802 grade-point average as an Operations Research major, ranking in the top-10 percent of the senior class at West Point. Seven of the 10 Patriot League programs were represented with at least one student-athlete on the academic all-League squad, with Bucknell placing three student-athletes on the 11-member team. All 11 student-athletes selected for the academic all-League squad were also named to the All-Patriot League teams on Monday. Shea earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors Monday after leading the Black Knights in goals (2), assists (3), points (7), shots (32) and shots on goal (14). The Allendale, N.J., native was one of two Cadets to record a goal and an assist in the same game, accomplishing the feat against Syracuse on Aug. 24. She closed out her career with the game-winning goal in a 3-0 victory over American on Saturday. It was her 10th-career tally. Read More


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    Cadets Attend Annual Leadership Conference of OutServe-SLDNMAJ Keating traveled with three cadets from Spectrum, West Point’s Gay-Straight Alliance, to the annual leadership conference of OutServe-SLDN, an organization that provides legal support for LGBTQ veterans and service members. This conference brought together civilian and military leadership from across the Joint environment to focus on policy, legislation, military benefits, and other areas that specifically impact LGBTQ service members. In addition to meeting LGBTQ senior leaders, cadets met with other cadets and midshipmen from the Air Force and Naval Academies, as well as Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets, who are in those schools’ GSA clubs.


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    Ambassador Pickering Lectures Cadets Ambassador Pickering joined cadets and faculty members in two separate engagements: a small group with International Affairs Forum cadets and the Department of Social Sciences (SOSH) faculty and a guest lecture to all in International Relations. During both sessions, Ambassador Pickering focused on the rise of multi-polarity in the 21st century and its associated uncertainty that makes such a world more difficult to navigate. From this basis, Ambassador Pickering discussed challenges to the liberal order including alliance maintenance and persistent state rivalries; the breakdown of the Middle East; the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction; potential global economic instability; persistent poverty and slow growth in the “Global South;” and climate change. Ambassador Pickering concluded by examining the difficulty in organizing government in a way that applies resources most effectively against these problems.


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    Cadets Tour Brookhaven National Laboratory Second-class Physics Major cadets toured the facilities at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Brookhaven, NY, to observe how research is carried out and interacting with scientists. The lab is a state-of-the-art research center funded by the Department of Energy (DOE), and is the closest laboratory facility to the Academy.


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    Showcasing the New Space Science MajorLTC Loucks and Dr. Fekete, members of the new Space Science major leadership team, participated in the Superintendent’s Reception prior to the football game against Temple. CDT AnnaMaria Dear ’20, a Space Science major, represented the astronomy side of the program by setting up two telescopes for viewing the sun, and CDT Jacob Thompson ’20 attended on behalf of the space science side of the major. Cadet Thompson designed and manufactured the first 3D-printed balloon satellite payload enclosure for last April’s launch, and, still an active member of the Astronomy Club, is full of new ideas relating to next spring’s balloon satellite launch.


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  • 11/03/17--08:24: On Point: A Global Citizen
  • CDT Emiliano Concha-Toro '21Growing up, Emiliano Concha-Toro traveled around the world experiencing different countries and cultures. Click here to watch the video: https://youtu.be/lV-iRO2ocdA. After forging a sense of global citizenship, Concha-Toro is now taking everything he has learned and applying it to his time here at the United States Military Academy. Story


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    CDT Ben Petrella '20Yearling Ben Petrella of the Army West Point men's cross country team has been named to the Academic All-Patriot League team, announced by the organization on Friday. Voting was conducted by the league's 10 cross country sports information contacts who could not vote for their own student-athletes. The Liverpool, N.Y., native is chemical engineering major at the academy and holds a 4.003 grade-point average. He also is a recipient of the Superintendent's Award for Excellence. Petrella helped the team to a championship at the Patriot League meet, the first for Army since 2008. He earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors with a 12th-place finish at the championship meet, clocking a time of 24:42.40. He has competed in every meet for the Black Knights, consistently finishing as one of the top-four individuals for the team. Read More


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    The Army West Point volleyball team used a resilient defensive effort in the final two sets to claim a 3-1 victory over Holy Cross on Friday evening at Gillis Field House. The Black Knights improved to 17-9 overall and 10-3 in Patriot League play, while the Crusaders dropped to 4-22 on the year and 1-12 in league play. Click here to watch the video recap: https://youtu.be/BYp6BZssQ7k. Army won its 10th match of the season at the friendly confines of Gillis Field House. The Black Knights held an opponent to under a .100 hitting percentage for the fifth time this year. Amber Clay tallied 14 digs for her 12th double-digit performance of the season and fifth in the last six matches. Allie Strong recorded 15 kills and 11 digs for her fourth double-double of 2017. Haven Bethune documented 40 assists in the contest, marking the fifth time in the last six matches the yearling has eclipsed the mark. Carolyn Bockrath posted 12 kills for her 14th match with double-digit kills. Read More


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    Women's Rugby 2017The Army West Point women's rugby team completed a 57-0 shutout against Air Force Friday afternoon from the U.S. Air Force Academy. Army improved to 4-6-1 overall, while Air Force dropped to 5-1 on the season. The Black Knights are now 4-0 all-time in their series against Air Force. For the second consecutive year, Army posted over 50 points against the Falcons. Plebe Eleanor Burnett documented a career-high 20 points on two tries, and six conversions. Yearlings Sam Sullivan and Lily Ruland both posted two tries each. Read More


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    Men's Rugby 2017The Army West Point men's rugby team defeated Air Force 66-7 in their final game of the fall season Friday afternoon at the United States Air Force Academy. The Black Knights improved to 6-2 overall, while Air Force fell to 3-3 on the season. Army is now 4-1 overall in their series against Air Force. This is the second year the Black Knights have documented over 60 points against the Falcons. Plebes Jayden Demmy and Collin Grosse both posted two tries each. Yearling Davonte Carter-Vault made his first appearance in 15s play this year. Carter-Vault also scored his first try of the 15s season. Read More


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    CDT Bethany Nunnery '21Bethany Nunnery of the Army West Point women's cross country team has been named to the Academic All-Patriot League team, announced by the organization on Friday. Voting was conducted by the league's 10 cross country sports information contacts who could not vote for their own student-athletes. The yearling from Kingstown, R.I., carries a 3.478 grade-point average and is majoring in kinesiology. Nunnery helped lead Army West Point to a second-place team finish at the league championship meet. She earned first-team all-league honors with a seventh-place finish, clocking a time of 21:34.77. She has participated in every meet for the Black Knights this season, and consistently finishes as one of the top-two individuals for the team. Read More


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    CDT Cole Bruns '18Backed by Cole Bruns' shutout performance, the Army West Point hockey team completed its weekend sweep of Air Force on the road with a 2-0 victory. The Black Knights picked up four points on the weekend to move back into the top of Atlantic Hockey Standings ahead of Niagara by one point. This is the first time since 2003 that Army has swept the Falcons on the road. The 2-0 victory was the first time since 2007 that the Black Knights have blanked Air Force. That victory was also at Cadet Ice Arena. Air Force was shutout at home for the first time since 2014 when it faced Denver. Army defeated a ranked opponent back-to-back for the first time in program history. It was the Black Knights' second sweep on the road this year, the other coming against AIC on opening weekend. The Black Knights are now 5-1-0 on the road. This was the second time this season that Army and its opponent have skated to a 0-0 draw through the first period. The other was the Black Knights' second matchup against AIC on Oct. 7. Army won 2-1. Read More


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    The Army West Point football team blanked service-academy rival Air Force on Saturday afternoon, 21-0. The Black Knights are now one step closer to winning the Commander-In-Chief's trophy, which will be decided on Dec. 9 when Army and Navy clash in the annual Army-Navy Game presented by USAA. With the outcome, the Cadets shut out the Falcons for the first time in program history. Click here to watch the video recap: https://youtu.be/2g3dwbznFbU. The Black Knights' win marked the first time Air Force has been shut out since 1992 and the first time the Falcons have been blanked at home since 1980. It was also Army's first shutout of a service-academy opponent since a 27-0 victory over Navy on Nov. 29, 1969. Army's last shutout of any opponent came in a 55-0 win over Fordham on Oct. 29, 2011. Saturday's contest was controlled by Army from start to finish. The Black Knights limited the Falcons to a season-low 190 total yards. The Cadets also held the No. 2 rushing offense in the nation to just 95 yards on the day. Read More


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    Chris Pollard visits Engineering Economy Chris Pollard, owner and founder of Great Path Planning visited the Department of Systems Engineering to discuss financial planning and “all things money” with Engineering Economy cadets. Mr. Pollard is a Certified Financial Planner and entrepreneur. After leaving the Army, Mr. Pollard knew he wanted to work with people and work with numbers and he turned those passions into a thriving business helping over 1,000 individuals with their finances. Mr. Pollard opened his discussion with information on his background and then allowed cadets to ask any questions they had on finances. Topics ranged from “Should I take the Cow Loan?” to “What are good financial habits?” Mr. Pollard offered advice from both the Financial Planner side and from the prospective of a former officer.


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    Hockey 2017After sweeping No. 19 Air Force on the road, the Army West Point hockey team has received 17 votes in this week's USCHO.com National Poll along with a nod in the USA Today / USA Hockey Magazine National Poll. The Black Knights took down service academy rival Air Force this past weekend to mark their first road sweep of the Falcons since 2003. Saturday's game was the first time Air Force has been shutout at home since 2014 against Denver, and the first time at home by the Black Knights since 2007. Army's 5-1-0 record on the road is the best in college hockey. Last weekend, the Black Knights fought off Air Force in all six penalty kills for a total of 12 minutes. The Black Knights were successful on their own power play going 3-for-5 on the weekend. Read More


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  • 11/07/17--07:33: Cadets Visit ERDC
  • Cadets Visit ERDCFour Systems Engineering/Engineering Management cadets traveled to Engineering Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, MS. Not only did they give the client an In-Progress Review (IPR) on their capstone problem that deals with securing an Inland Petroleum Distribution System (IPDS), but they also received a tour of the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) and the Coastal & Hydraulics Lab. The trip to Vicksburg gave the cadets value feedback for their capstone and also a better appreciation for the types of problems that ERDC helps solve.


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    EECS and CME Host Third Annual HPCMP The Third Annual USMA High Performance Computing Workshop introduced participants to the numerous resources available to the USMA community through the Department of Defense (DoD) High Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP). The workshops were open to all students and faculty members at West Point and represents a collaboration between the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and Civil and Mechanical Engineering (CME) departments. The first hour of the workshop, led by Dr. Matthews of EECS, presented an overview of the available systems and guided participants through the process of logging-on, transferring files, and submitting jobs via the command line interface. The second hour of the introductory workshop, led by Dr. Koleci of CME, addressed project creation and management. Dr. Freidenberg of CME co-coordinated the workshop.


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