NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University faculty members are available to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and related issues on these topics:

  • Historical background on politics, political response to the pandemic and global human rights: Rowland Brucken
  • Drug repurposing, using data science and predictive modeling to identify drugs that can treat certain COVID-19 symptoms: Ahmed Abdeen Hamed
  • Environmental engineering and critical infrastructure, water and waste water systems, building sustainable communities: Tara Kulkarni
  • Cybersecurity, working from home securely and cybersecurity related scams: George Silowash
  • International relations and how other nation states are responding to the pandemic: Lasha Tchantouridzé
  • Health and safety, nursing issues, workforce planning and needs, public health efforts, requests to Congress and the CARES Act: Paulette Thabault
  • Latino/x issues: Kaitlin Thomas
  • Political science, the American presidency and institutions: Michael Thunberg

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From left, Detective Sgts. Angela Baker, left and Daniel Trottier listen to a recap of a witness interview simulation in Feb. 27, 2020 in Ainsworth Hall. (Photo by Matthew Crowley.)

Vermont State Police interview simulation teaches criminal justice students the art of calmer querying

You know the good cop-bad cop trope from television police procedurals: A witness (or suspect) enters a room, meets two police officers and faces two questioning styles — one aggressive (the bad cop), one friendlier (the good cop). Whatever the questioning style, the interviews are usually twitchy and impatient; the denouement must fit neatly into 44 minutes for an hourlong episode and commercial breaks are always looming.

But on a cold February morning, as clouds of snowflakes swirled furiously outside Ainsworth Hall, Vermont State Police detectives conducted interview simulations with preternatural calm. A pair of students recounted a real-life incident — a car wreck for one, teenage tomfoolery for another — to detectives Tylor Rancourt, a Norwich 2010 graduate, and Dan Burrows.

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies is tentatively planning to reschedule the grand opening event for its Denver office event for fall 2020.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — After monitoring conditions associated with COVID-19 and based on recommendations from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies announces the postponement of the grand opening event of its Denver office that had been planned for March 25, 2020.

Norwich University’s first cohort of Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing students graduated Dec. 19 with a special pinning ceremony in Milano Ballroom. From left, they are Samantha Tilton, Melissa Muller, Kim Danziger, Page Gaspar, Jessie Fuller and Ryan McGrath. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Norwich University graduates first cohort of Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing students in December ceremony

The Norwich University School of Nursing is pleased to announce that its first cohort of Accelerated BSN students graduated Dec. 19. This was an exciting milestone for the School of Nursing, which introduced the Accelerated BSN program in May 2018. Our six graduates, Kim Danziger, Jessie Fuller, Page Gaspar, Ryan McGrath, Melissa Muller and Samantha Tilton participated in the School’s traditional Nursing Baccalaureate Pinning Ceremony in Milano Ballroom, joining with faculty, friends, and family to commemorate their successful completion of the program.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection official speaks to a Norwich student in the Corps of Cadets at a March 28, 2018, job fair in Plumley Armory. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Former students say Norwich job fairs consistently offer quality potential employees 

Norwich University boasts a strong alumni network, but the proof is in the pudding. As director of the Career and Internship Center, I know firsthand about our alumni’s strong commitment to hiring our graduates.

Norwich University criminal justice students, clad in business attire (dresses for women, suits for men) gather in the Washington, D.C., metro on March 10, 2020, for a trip into the city. (Photo courtesy David Sem.)

Group’s Washington, D.C., stops include U.S. Supreme Court, Office of National Drug Control Policy, White House

As much as Washington, D.C., houses national government’s gears, it holds national security’s infrastructure. Regional and law enforcement agencies take cues from, and work with, federal agencies in the nation’s capital — Homeland Security, the FBI, the National Drug Control Policy Office.

And this week, 12 students from the Criminal Justice Students Association and the Criminal Justice Honors Program are seeing the agencies up close.

Col. Todd Edwards conducts Norwich University’s Regimental Band in a Feb. 24, 2020, rehearsal in White Chapel. He and the musicians are wearing their camouflage fatigue uniforms from Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets. (Photo by Matthew Crowley.)

Bicentennial celebration concert will feature marches, patriotic tunes, new compositions

Roll over, Beethoven … Tchaikovsky made the news playing there. So did Leonard Bernstein, John Philip Sousa, Gustav Mahler, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Judy Garland, not to mention the Beatles, T. Rex, the Kinks, Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z.

The “there” is New York City’s Carnegie Hall, and Norwich University’s Regimental Band is about to join the august list of musicians that have played this world-famous venue in New York City. And flutist and piccolo player Cyleigh Gaynor, who grew up far from New York in Arizona, could hardly wait.

A table full of Norwich University students enjoys the food at the Enlightenment Lunch on Feb. 28 in Wise Campus Center. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Vermont State police interview simulation teaches criminal justice students the art of calmer querying

You know the good cop-bad cop trope from television police procedurals: A witness (or suspect) enters a room, meets two police officers and faces two questioning styles — one aggressive (the bad cop), one friendlier (the good cop). Whatever the questioning style, the interviews are usually fraught and impatient; the denouement must fit neatly into 44 minutes for an hourlong episode and commercial breaks are always looming.

But on a cold February morning, as clouds of snowflakes swirled furiously outside Ainsworth Hall, Vermont State Police detectives conducted interview simulations with preternatural calm. A pair of students recounted a real-life incident — a car wreck for one, teenage tomfoolery for another — to detectives Tylor Rancourt, a Norwich 2010 graduate, and Dan Burrows.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — The Norwich University Writers Series welcomes author Abdi Nor Iftin to campus at 4 p.m. on March 23 in Kreitzberg Library’s Todd Multipurpose Room to discuss “Call Me American,” his memoir of his survival of civil war in his native Somalia and his journey to a new life in the United States.

This event is free and open to the public.


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