’Weaponizing Water’ panelists discuss benefits of hydrodiplomacy and dangers of hydrowarfare
Water weaponizing — damming rivers to hoard water for upstream users or deny it to downstream users — goes back centuries. But panelists at Norwich University’s recent Military Writers’ Symposium said sophisticated tools and global warming’s ravages have reduced water stores and intensified weaponizing’s global threat.
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In virtual address, Nicole Navarro ’21 shares research on how China’s port control affects Tanzania
No, pressure, really. A slate of top-flight guest speakers had taken to the Military Writers’ Symposium’s virtual stage on Oct. 7, including Colby Book Award winner Adam Higginbotham and Wilson Center Senior Fellow Sherri Goodman. The last slot went to Nicole Navarro.
Read more: Schultz fellow shines in Military Writers’ Symposium moment
Virtual events, webinars will invite exploration of topics for possible research
Before scholars can solve problems or build hypotheses, they must ask questions. And in learning, Dr. Amy Woodbury Tease says, any question, no matter how seemingly off-the-wall, deserves a hearing, and maybe, research.
Read more: Deadline nears for Students to Scholars Symposium ideas
ROTC field exercises, Parent and Family Weekend highlight week on campus
Before they can commission and serve their country, future armed forces personnel need a feel for the field. Last weekend, ROTC students sharpened their tactical aptitudes, during three days of field training exercises.
Read more: Week in Review Oct. 16, 2020: Strength and sentiment
Author of ‘Women Warriors’ to talk at Sullivan Museum’s virtual Lunch and Learn session
A presentation on Women Warriors and admissions information sessions for prospective students highlight the week-ahead schedule for Norwich University.
Read more: ‘Not Like Joan of Arc’ leads activities week of Oct. 19 to Oct. 23, 2020
Pinning ceremony, Rook Military Skills Competition, open houses among highlights
All together now. Maroon, gold, black for hues … Norwich brings its fete to you.
Last month’s Homecoming proved alumni of all years can join hands by modem, router and webcam to celebrate tradition and commingle. This weekend, 98 legacy students in the Class of 2024 — those with relatives or parents who are attending or have attended Norwich University — will celebrate their shared university experience with their parents during virtual Parent and Family Weekend.
Read more: On Parent and Family Weekend, moments of treasured ties
Richard W. Schneider heads Gov. Phil Scott’s task force for reopenings
Vermont colleges have kept the coronavirus at bay at a rate many states could envy, news outlets and state officials reported recently. And Norwich University President Emeritus Richard W. Schneider has helped lead the push, heading Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s college-reopening task force.
Read more: Norwich president emeritus helps Vermont colleges thwart coronavirus’s advance
Three-year push, which aims to raise $28 million, focuses on five areas of funding need
Norwich has thrived through 200 years of nation-shaking challenges — war, recession, political upheaval. A campus that teaches and talks behind face masks knows a fresh challenge has arrived.
To weather it, Norwich will stand physically distanced but close spiritually, and university development officials hope, fiscally. Shoulder-to-Shoulder, a three-year $28 million fundraising initiative, aims to help Norwich keep thriving.
Read more: Shoulder-to-Shoulder initiative aims to keep Norwich flexible, affordable