Vermont is one of the smallest states in the country, and it also happens to be one of the most distinguished states when it comes to service in the armed forces. Vermont had the most military casualties per capita in the Iraq War out of all 50 states, and the tremendous sacrifice of dying for one’s country is especially understood by the small communities of this state. [Read more...]
Danielle LaCavalla, the assistant director of class giving in the office of development and Alumni Relations at Norwich University, has restructured what was formerly known as “Tuition Freedom Day” into “TAG Day”. [Read more...]
The hills of the Norwich University campus, spanning from the centennial stairs of Jackman Hall to the stairs of the Sullivan museum, have students hiking across campus to get to classes every day.
Now imagine what happens when you break a leg or twist an ankle. When a student is hurt the trek becomes arduous and tiring – in fact many students would rather stay in bed then climb up and down steps on crutches.
The handicap amenities at Norwich have long been debated. Many of the buildings on campus were built as early as the 1800s, and are grandfathered to a lower standard of building codes, which would not meet today’s stringent requirements. [Read more...]
It is no surprise to the Norwich community that the temperatures in Vermont can regularly drop well below freezing. Returning to Norwich University after winter break, especially from a warm climate, is a hard adjustment for many NU students.“I come from San Diego where it is warm all year round,” said Patrick Barnes, 21, a sophomore sports medicine major from San Diego, Calif. “It takes a while to adjust, especially for me.” <!–more–>
Barnes explains how in his home state of California, the general population thinks 60 degrees is cold. He said they all wear jackets and pants when the temperature drops to that. [Read more...]
One of the great pleasures as president of Norwich University is the opportunity to pick the new regimental commander. I often look at the photos posted on the second deck of Jackman Hall and reflect on how each of our past regimental commanders brought unique qualities to the Corps of Cadets. This year I chose my 23rd regimental commander, Cadet Command Sgt. Maj. Regan C. Steen. [Read more...]
Two minutes was all Caleb Wright had to present his elevator pitch to his Norwich alum and “coach,” Mr. Vadney. As one of the 25 volunteer participants, Wright nervously prepared his spiel about his plans for his life after NU. It’s was a long ways away for the then-freshman, but the opportunity to think forward with the Coaching Program Day was too good to pass up.Last March, the NU Alumni Association (NUAA) launched a pilot program designed to pair up 25 students from the business school with alumni who would coach them through presenting their career goals in an “elevator pitch.” The program will be tried again on a larger scale, encompassing the entire campus, on March 5 this year.Wright, who is now a 19-year-old sophomore business and management major from Milford, N.H., had to make his elevator pitch to his coach last year and then receive critiques on how to improve his pitch for later use in life. [Read more...]
In 2010, the Norwich Men’s Ice Hockey team had the opportunity to recruit and commit a big strong defenseman named Erik Lyrvall from Falun, Sweden.
Lyrvall is 6-4 and 216 pounds and a 22-year-old business major with a math minor, currently in his sophomore year while maintaining a 4.0 cumulative grade point average. [Read more...]
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For the Norwich Women’s Ice Hockey team, the season has been an “emotional roller coaster,” and has changed their perspective on the game as a result of the accident that ended one of their own players hockey career. However, players say the team has grown closer and is more motivated than ever as a result. [Read more...]
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Editor’s note: This story offers a first-person inside view from a Rook on an eventful night when “recognition” was set, and then canceled at the last-minute. We’ve kept it anonymous so the former Rook doesn’t face consequences from offering his/her individual perspective on the events of that night.
To be put to bed at 2150 was exceptional, made more so by our cadre’s instructions: “Go to your rooms and do not come out for any reason.” [Read more...]
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Norwich President Richard Schneider has issued a statement on the delay in Rook Recognition to alumni. To read it, click on this link:
They had been talking on the main floor of Plumley Armory for over an hour. The staff and cadet leaders clustered around the phone while the upper class cadets leaned over the track railing above the leaderships’ heads. They waited, listened, and watched until 2315 (11:15 p.m.), when Cadet Colonel Ryan Sutherland looked up and gave the signal. [Read more...]