Adam Higginbotham won the 2020 William E. Colby Award for his book, “Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster.” (Courtesy photo.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Adam Higginbotham has won the 2020 William E. Colby Award for his book, “Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World’s Greatest Nuclear Disaster.”

Watch President Richard W. Schneider address the Norwich University community April 20, 2020, with the latest update on commencement, summer and fall semesters, and to learn how you can help Norwich students today.

Norwich University alumna Kimvy Lor, left, stands in her protective mask and scrubs with nursing colleagues at Stanford Hospital in California. She has been on the medical front lines fighting the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo courtesy Kimvy Lor.)

Even as it scatters and sequesters, Norwich community shows resilience, cohesion

How has Norwich’s community adapted to the coronavirus pandemic’s brave new world? Recent picture-and-narrative-packed missives suggest it’s with trademark mettle and moxie and sometimes merriment.

Norwich University’s Regimental Band, clad in its blue Corps of Cadets dress uniforms, takes the stage at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on March 12, 2020. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Long-awaited bicentennial concert is Carnegie Hall’s last act before coronavirus shutdown

Norwich University’s Regimental Band played on at Carnegie Hall, becoming the last act standing before New York’s concert halls and theaters closed to stave off the novel coronavirus.

The band performed its bicentennial concert March 12 in the 599-seat underground Zankel Hall for a crowd of about 150 people, including parents and friends of the musicians and alumni, Col. Todd Edwards, assistant commandant of Norwich’s Corps of Cadets and the Regimental Band’s director, said.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University has launched “Voices from the Hill,” a place for Norwich faculty, students, and alumni to contribute their stories on and off The Hill.

Norwich University’s Office of Communications will publish the stories and images from the projects, connections and successes that make Norwich’s community vibrant and vital.

As part of the series, beginning today, and in the coming days, Norwich will release interdisciplinary faculty essays and articles on the collective response to the coronavirus pandemic. The inaugural theme will be Norwich University Perspectives: COVID-19.

The stories are published here:, and readers can keep the conversation going by sharing on their social media channels using the #norwichserves and #wickgrit hashtags along with their preferred pandemic nomenclature.

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