Students in the Narrative Medicine class that opened the Norwich Humanities Initiative visited National Life’s offices in Montpelier in November to see “Being There,” a collection of portraits and stories from 14 hospice caregivers in central Vermont by photographer Corey Hendrickson. The initiative’s pilot slate continues with three new courses. (Photo courtesy of Patricia Ferreira.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University has been awarded a $100,000 Humanities Connections Implementation Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to continue work on the Norwich Humanities Initiative, an interdisciplinary curriculum project which was launched in 2018 with the support of a $35,000 NEH Humanities Connections Planning Grant.

Norwich University President Richard W. Schneider and his wife, Jaime, wave to onlookers Sept. 2, 2019, during the Northfield Labor Day Parade for which they were grand marshals. On Tuesday, Norwich community members will participate in a car parade to honor the Schneiders, who are moving away from Northfield and campus as the president retires. (Photo courtesy of Michael Krause.)

Car parade on campus will let Norwich University community salute much respected, soon-to-retire leader

Richard W. Schneider has loved the parades — the thumping of feet, the trumpeters’ bleats, the lining of streets. He and his wife, Jaime, have gamely ridden in many Norwich parades over his 28 years as Norwich University’s president. On Labor Day weekend, for example, they rode on the university’s bicentennial float through Northfield as grand marshals of the Northfield Labor Day Parade.

On Tuesday, instead of being in a parade, the Schneiders will be honorees.

Campus was alive with color in fall 2016, when Angelina Coronado was a freshman. She writes that she was sorry to leave campus so abruptly when the coronavirus shutdown was instituted. (Photo my Mark Collier.)

Graduation was supposed to be a final moment with our full cohort; this year’s reality was different

When I moved into Goodyear Hall in August 2016, I didn’t realize what was ahead at all. I was drawn to this place by the family atmosphere and the strong emphasis from the cadre that “when you’re this far away from home, you have nothing, and when you have nothing, all you have is each other. Lean on each other and learn from one another.”

Over the next three years, that would be the most important mindset to maintain.

In a video posted on YouTube, Norwich University President Richard W. Schneider speaks to armed forces ROTC students who are about to take their commissioning oaths and become officers.

In virtual ceremonies, Norwich ROTC students to take oath, become armed forces officers and defenders of United States

With 74 life-transforming words Sunday, a collection of Norwich University seniors will join a special 1% group and achieve a profoundly proud moment, alumnus and U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Daniel J. MacDonnell said. Although the coronavirus pandemic has separated them geographically, MacDonnell, 2020’s commissioning guest speaker, said the words, in their commissioning oaths, will unite the students powerfully, in spirit and in service.

With pluck and panache, Norwich University students, faculty seize chance to celebrate earning degrees virtually

This moment was meant for a stage. Ordinarily, campus (and Northfield, Vermont) would be alive this weekend with energy and music and families — all gathered to honor the Class of 2020. Although the coronavirus emptied the university’s buildings and grounds, emotions remain high — joy and relief prominent — as students and their mentors and professors reflected on completing their degrees and meeting their futures.

Richard W. Schneider, who spent 28 years as Norwich University’s president, will deliver the 2020 Commencement address to graduating seniors on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (Photo by Norwich University Photography.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University is honored to announce that its own President Richard W. Schneider, one of the nation’s longest-seated university leaders who will retire on May 31 after  28 years at the helm, will deliver the 2020 Commencement address to graduating seniors on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020.


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