Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets marches on the Upper Parade Ground in November. (Photo by Norwich University Corps of Cadets/Flickr.)

Events for volunteers, accepted students, Corps of Cadets regimental commander change highlight campus calendar

Norwich University will spotlight its present — its service tradition — and its future — incoming students — in the semester and 2020-21 academic year’s next-to-last week.

A ceremonial sword and an award certificate await presentation on April 25, 2021, during the Tri-Service Awards ceremony on Sabine Field at Haynes Family Stadium. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Tri-Service Awards honor ROTC students and Corps of Cadets members for achievements academic, athletic and civic

In the academic year of the mask, the handwash and the 6-foot distance, Norwich University’s military-oriented students still hit their marks, President Dr. Mark Anarumo said.

President Dr. Mark Anarumo speaks to the Norwich University  community on Wednesday during his Update from the Hill address. (Screenshot from video/Norwich University.)

Fast Company magazine cites Norwich President Dr. Mark Anarumo’s dorm stay as important act of leadership

Norwich President Dr. Mark Anarumo is spending this week (and maybe longer) among students in Dalrymple Hall, just as he spent a week in Wilson Hall earlier this semester. Both times, he stayed for leadership; he wanted to live the dorm life to better understand students’ needs, physical and emotional, and ensure they were met.

The Brookings Institution suggested the U.S.-China technological race has widespread implications because many high-tech goods are manufactured by global companies competing in or relying on technologies developed or manufactured in the United States and China. (Image by Shutterstock.)

2021 Peace and War Virtual Summit to feature pair of discussions

Even amid polarized partisan division on everything from coronavirus relief to infrastructure proposals, Congress does have at least one bipartisan bill. It addresses Chinese competition in technology, and will get scrutiny Wednesday.

The same day, the Virtual Peace and War Summit at Norwich University will address the same U.S.-China technology race in two online sessions. The John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center is presenting the summit, in the seventh week of an eight-week run.

Norwich University senior Kpatcha Massina explains the value of research on Monday during the opening ceremony of the  Virtual 2021 Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity. (Screenshot from video/Norwich University.)

Virtual 2021 Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity showcases best in student, faculty research scholarship

Kpatcha Massina’s thirst for answers followed him into his dreams. 

The coronavirus pandemic had robbed the now-Norwich senior and Corps of Cadets member’s chance to travel to Burkina Faso to study food insecurity and film the documentary he’d imagined. Nevertheless, he was determined in a typically Norwich way, and no virus would crush his drive or dampen his fascination.

A display of meals at the Wise Campus Center dining hall. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Talk on local food sourcing’s effect on resilience, Career and Internship sessions highlight week’s events

How much of that meal on your plate came from Vermont? If more of it were locally sourced would it help the state? Norwich University’s Academic Research Collaborative will explore this idea this week.

After living for a while in Wilson Hall earlier this semester, Norwich University President Mark C. Anarumo will spend some time living in Dalrymple Hall, above, starting Monday. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

President, senior share stories of coping with coronavirus on public radio and podcast

The calendar keeps flipping forward, replacing winter with spring and planting Commencement just weeks off. But coping with the coronavirus pandemic continues to color Norwich University’s narrative and draw outside media interest.

Staff Sgt. Alaxey Germanovich, a Special Tactics combat controller with the Air Force Special Operations Command, received the Air Force Cross, the nation’s second highest medal for gallantry against an armed enemy of the United States. (Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force/27th Special Operations Wing.)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alaxey Germanovich, a strategic studies and defense analysis student at Norwich, receives Air Force Cross for lifesaving bravery in Afghanistan

Alaxey Germanovich, a Special Tactics combat controller, joined the U.S. Air Force for its action and challenges — few other jobs would let him see the world, train as he’d trained, do what he’d do. In April 2017, attached to 7th Special Forces Group, he deployed for the first time, heading to Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, serving as the team’s joint terminal attack controller. He went right into the firing line, facing more than two weeks straight of constant gunfire, bombs and danger.

From left, Dr. Natalie Cartwright, Dr. Helene Sisti and Dr. Connie Hassett-Walker, winners of Pilot Awards from the Vermont Biomedical Research Network. (Photo illustration by Norwich University Photography.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University officials announced that three professors have each earned a $25,000 Pilot Award from the Vermont Biomedical Research Network (VBRN) in support of research at Norwich University for 2021-22.

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