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  • Most West Point cadets in cheating scandal are athletes

    12/31/2020 12:37:23 AM PST · by karpov · 58 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 30, 2020 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    The majority of cadets caught cheating on a math test at the West Point military academy are athletes — including two dozen members of the Army football team playing West Virginia in Thursday’s Liberty Bowl. Of the 24 Army Black Knights embroiled in the scandal, 17 remained in uniform as of Wednesday — and a few have already played in games this season, USA Today reported. They remain on the team because West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams suspended the school’s policy of barring cadets who violate the academy’s honor code from representing the school in public. The honor...
  • West Point facing worst cheating scandal in decades

    12/22/2020 10:39:15 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 79 replies
    cbs ^ | 12/22/2020
    Lt. Col. Christopher Ophardt, spokesman for the academy at West Point, said Monday that 73 cadets were accused of cheating on the calculus exam in May after instructors noticed irregularities in answers. All but one were freshmen, or plebes, in a class of 1,200. The other was a sophomore. After an investigation by an honors committee made up of trained cadets, two cases were dropped for lack of evidence and four were dropped because the cadets resigned, Ophardt said. Of the remaining 67 cases, 55 cadets have admitted cheating and have been enrolled in a six-month rehabilitation program focused on...
  • More than 70 West Point cadets are caught cheating on remote calculus exam in the biggest academic scandal at the military academy in 44 years

    12/22/2020 4:42:52 AM PST · by DFG · 81 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/21/2020 | Holden Walter-Warner
    More than 70 West Point cadets are embroiled in the academy's worst cheating scandal in over four decades. Seventy-three cadets were caught cheating on a mathematics exam after all of them made the same error on their calculus final back in May. It's not immediately clear how the cadets - 72 of whom were first-year students at the time - cheated on the test, which was administered remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic. Of those who allegedly cheated on the test, 58 have admitted to doing so, leading to disciplinary action.
  • Wokeness Comes to West Point

    07/10/2020 10:05:12 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 72 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | July 9, 2020 | Rod Dreher
    It is an effort by young leaders in the United States Army to force the Academy to bow to the Woke Cult and make the Anti-Racism the central feature of the Academy’s curriculum. This policy statement was apparently drafted by a group of recent Academy graduates (classes of 2018 and 2019). These graduates all came from the top tier of the ranks of the Academy’s cadet leaders. Two recent valedictorians and First Captains signed this manifesto. (Other past First Captains include Douglas MacArthur, John J. Pershing, and William C. Westmoreland.) The other cadets all held high-ranking positions within the Corps...
  • Remarks by President Trump at the 2020 United States Military Academy at West Point Graduation Ceremony [excellent]

    06/14/2020 7:41:51 AM PDT · by ransomnote ^ | 6/13/2020 | President Donald J Trump
    United States Military Academy West Point, New York 10:48 A.M. EDT  THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you, General, and hello cadets.  On behalf of our entire nation, let me say congratulations to the incredible West Point Class of 2020.  Congratulations.  Everyone have a good time, enjoy yourselves, because we are here to celebrate your achievements, and great achievements they are.  Let us also recognize your remarkable Superintendent, General Darryl Williams, for his outstanding stewardship.  General, thank you very much.  Great job.  Thank you.  (Applause.)Few words in the English language and few places in history have commanded as much awe and admiration...
  • President Trump Delivers Remarks at the 2020 United States Military Academy at West Point Graduation

    06/13/2020 4:27:55 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 11 replies
    youtube / President Trump ^ | 6/13/20 | President Trump
    Something to lift our spirits. Something you won't see on the LSM. It brought tears to these tired eyes.
  • Trump at West Point stresses unity amid 'turbulent' times

    06/13/2020 9:51:42 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 13 2020 | Morgan Chalfant
    President Trump saluted West Point graduates for their service and accomplishments while emphasizing unity amid "turbulent" times during a commencement address Saturday that punctuated tensions over racial injustice and concerns about the novel coronavirus. Trump used the address to congratulate the cadets, recognize the contributions of the U.S. armed forces to American society and tout his own administration’s efforts to execute a “colossal rebuilding” of the military and end an “era of endless wars.” “This premier military academy produces only the best of the best, the strongest of the strong, and the bravest of the brave,” Trump said. “West Point...
  • Woke West Point Curriculum Denounces ‘Toxic Masculinity’

    01/28/2020 3:01:30 PM PST · by MAGAlady · 47 replies
    CD Media ^ | 01/28/2020 | CD Media
    West Point cadets attended mandatory events — framed by the military academy as educational curriculum — on “inclusion,” “diversity,” and “gender norms,” Breitbart News has learned. The programming included discussion groups led by upper-class cadets, labeled “facilitators,” making references to “toxic masculinity,” leading one cadet to comment, “I’m being taught how not to be a man.” This was the military academy’s third “Honorably Living Day” hosted by West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams,” reported the Military Times, describing West Post’s characterization of “honorable living” as including “diversity, inclusion and acceptance of people from differing backgrounds, races and genders.”...
  • West Point investigation concludes cadets did not flash "white power" sign at Army-Navy game

    12/20/2019 2:56:46 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | December 20, 2019 | Caroline Linton
    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point said Friday it concluded after an internal investigation that cadets at the Army-Navy game last week did not flash a "white power" symbol on national television. The investigation concluded the cadets were playing the "circle game," where the hand sign is made below someone's waist and — if another person looks at it — the person making the symbol punches the other person. "We investigated this matter thoroughly," Lt. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, 60th superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, said in a news release. "Last Saturday we had reason to believe these...
  • Armer Mountain, AZ Transport Plane Crashes, Dec 1951

    11/24/2019 5:33:45 AM PST · by robowombat
    Grneral Disasters ^ | Stu Beitler
    Armer Mountain, AZ Transport Plane Crashes, Dec 1951 Submitted by Stu Beitler I went with the advance party of an Air Force evacuation team to the summit of Armer Mountain, a 7000-foot peak that juts out of the Sierra Ancha range, 65 miles northeast of Phoenix. First Lieut. DONALD C. HUMPHREYS of Coolidge, Ariz., Staff Sgt. JOHN WEIS of Pittsburgh and ARNOLD JOHNSON, a cowboy, rode horses to the summit. M/Sgt. RALEIGH D. CURTIS, of Macomb, Ill., T/Sgt. NORMAN C. VAN TASSEL of Warsaw, Mo., and I walked. The climb was tough all the way. We struggled over icy rocks...
  • Missing West Point cadet found dead, officials say

    10/23/2019 8:19:40 AM PDT · by BBQToadRibs · 18 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/23/2019 | ABC News
    A U.S. Military Academy cadet who vanished last week has been found dead, officials said Wednesday. The body of 20-year-old Kade Kurita was discovered Tuesday night at the West Point military post in New York, where the four-year federal service academy is located. Officials said the cause of death is under investigation, but foul play is not suspected. “We are grieving this loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to Cadet Kurita’s family and friends,” Lt. Gen. Darryl Williams, 60th superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy, said in a statement Wednesday. Kurita had been missing since Friday evening when...
  • A West Point cadet is missing along with an M4 rifle, military academy says

    10/21/2019 7:07:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2019 | Christina Maxouris and Laura Ly
    He may be a danger to himself, the military academy said in a statement. The academy will be operating normally with "an increased force protection status," the statement said, including more police presence at sporting events and across the academy. The cadet, a member of the class of 2021, was last seen on Friday around 5:30 p.m. on West Point grounds. When he didn't show up for a military skills competition, his teammates began looking for him immediately, the academy said. After an initial search was unsuccessful, military police began their search around 1 a.m. Saturday. Officials notified the New...
  • Cadet killed in West Point vehicle accident was star wrestler from New Jersey

    06/08/2019 6:17:37 AM PDT · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Cadet killed in West Point vehicle accident was star wrestler from New Jersey By LEONARD GREENE , KERRY BURKE and ELIZABETH KEOGH | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | JUN 07, 2019 | 6:56 PM Christopher Morgan, the West Point cadet was killed when a tactical vehicle overturned on a dirt road at the upstate military reservation. (West Point) The West Point cadet killed when a tactical vehicle overturned on a dirt road at the upstate military reservation was a star wrestler from New Jersey, military officials confirmed Friday. Christopher Morgan, 22, was a standout wrestler West Orange High School before...
  • West Point cadet killed in accident identified6

    06/07/2019 10:42:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    cnn ^ | 06/07/2019
    The US Military Academy at West Point has identified the cadet who was killed in Thursday's vehicle accident as 22-year-old Christopher J. Morgan of West Orange, New Jersey. Morgan "died due to injuries sustained from a military vehicle accident at a training area," the academy announced Friday. Nineteen other cadets and two soldiers were injured in Thursday's rollover accident, the academy said. West Point spokesperson Lt. Col. Christopher Ophardt said Thursday the cadets were in a light medium tactical vehicle and were on their way to a land navigation course where they were going to do a map reading exercise....
  • 1 dead in accident near West Point cadet training facility, officials say

    06/06/2019 10:27:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/06/2019 | Nicole Darrah |
    At least one West Point military cadet was killed on Thursday morning after a multi-vehicle accident near the U.S. Military Academy, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News. Around 6:45 a.m., a 5-ton truck with roughly 20 cadets and some U.S. Army soldiers aboard overturned during summer training near the Camp Natural Bridge facility in upstate New York, officials said. The cadets and two Army soldiers were wounded in the accident, which occurred off Route 293, and were transported to local hospitals. Each summer, thousands of West Point cadets take part in summer military training on the sprawling 16,000-acre...
  • Former West Point cadet sentenced to 21 years in classmate rape case ... conviction overturned

    06/06/2019 7:13:23 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jun 5, 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    Cadet Jacob Whisenhunt, originally a member of the class of 2019 at the academy in West Point, N.Y., was dismissed from the Army and removed from the school after he was convicted of raping a female cadet while she slept in her sleeping bag during a summer field training event on July 7, 2016. An appellate court threw out the conviction on Monday, citing a lack of evidence to prove the sex wasn’t consensual. A judge concluded the woman did not audibly struggle and Whisenhunt did not attempt to silence her, hide his identity or remove evidence. “The defense theory...
  • West Point just graduated the most diverse class in its history

    05/28/2019 4:08:13 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 98 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | May 26, 2019 | Haley Britzky
    On Saturday, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point graduated the most diverse class in the academy's history. Of the 980 cadets who are commissioning into the U.S. Army as second lieutenants, there was the highest number of African American women, Hispanic women, and highest number of women overall since the first class of women graduated in 1980, according to a West Point press release. Frank Demaro, West Point spokesman, told CNN that last year's class had 27 African American women graduates — this year had 34 — and they expect "next year's class will be even larger than this...
  • VA Teacher Fired After Calling Trans Student “Her”

    04/30/2019 10:49:19 PM PDT · by SimonDaily · 39 replies ^ | 4/29/19 | Daphne Moon
    VA Teacher Fired After Calling Trans Student “Her” [Video] Peter Vlaming, a Virginia French teacher, finds himself in the middle of a politically correct battle with the Virginia school system. Vlaming’s job was ripped out from under him after a split second decision to call a trans student ‘her’. The student was reportedly about to walk into a wall when the teacher instinctively said ‘stop her’. And so his ridiculous fight to keep his job began. That’s it… ‘stop her’, and a man’s livelihood is under fire. His religious beliefs- disregarded. According to Virginia Times, the high school in West...
  • Parents of dead West Point cadet retrieve his sperm

    03/05/2019 4:29:26 PM PST · by SMGFan · 64 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 5, 2019
    U.S. Military Academy Cadet Peter Zhu was declared brain dead Wednesday, four days after the California resident was involved in a skiing accident. WEST POINT, N.Y. — The parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident raced the clock to get a judge's permission to retrieve his sperm for "the possibility of preserving some piece of our child that might live on." U.S. Military Academy Cadet Peter Zhu was declared brain dead Wednesday, four days after the California resident was involved in a skiing accident at West Point that fractured his spine and cut off...
  • California Parents of West Point Cadet Killed in Skiing Accident Retrieve His Sperm

    03/05/2019 7:46:41 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    KTLA ^ | 03/04/2019
    The parents asked a state court judge Friday for permission to retrieve his sperm before his organs were removed for donation later that day at Westchester Medical Center. They argued the procedure needed to be done that day. “We are desperate to have a small piece of Peter that might live on and continue to spread the joy and happiness that Peter bought to all of our lives,” read the parent’s filing in state court in Westchester County. The first documented post-mortem sperm removal was reported in 1980 and the first baby conceived using the procedure was born in 1999,...