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Cadets and faculty of the History Department’s Cold War Staff Ride enjoyed a luncheon with LTG (Ret.) Edward Rowny, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and a key participant in several seminal events of the Cold War.
Writing Today cadets meet with the President’s Foreign Affairs Speechwriter, Mr.Terry Szuplat. From Left to Right: Fred Mathelier ’19, Kayla Matute ’19. Amen Uwudia ’19, Michaela Holmes-Johnson ’19, Gabrielle Alford ’19.
On Friday, 15 April, civil engineering cadets in the Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design course headed south to tour the Tappan Zee Bridge construction site. This $3.9B projected is slated for completion in 2018.
After the initial round of judging at this year’s LA Hacks, CDTs Dan Park and Jack Graham were selected for an overall Top 10 award, and finished with the Top 3 project.
On 18-19 April, the Combating Terror Center took 27 Cadets on a trip section to Washington D.C. where they received briefings from key staff at the National Security Council at the White House and visited the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Counterterrorism Center, and the Central Intelligence Agency.
On 9 May, Dr. Paula Fekete set up three telescopes on the roof of Bartlett Hall and invited USMA staff, faculty, and students to come up and use them to witness firsthand Mercury’s transit across the sun.  
Cadets on the Civil Rights Staff Ride studying the criminal justice system, got a first-hand look at mass incarceration at the State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana. Cadets met inmates serving life-without-parole sentences that participate in vocational training of inmates serving shorter sentences.
On 8 April, cadets from MS300 and MS200 conducted an operations order briefing using the Augmented Reality Sandtable (ARES) in the Engineering Psychology Labs.