President and provost welcome freshmen as classes begin for 2020-21 academic year
Richard W. Schneider went out like a graduate last spring. As the Class of 2020 collected its degrees in May, Schneider entered retirement, exiting after 28 years as Norwich University’s president. This year, Mark C. Anarumo comes in like a freshman, beginning his tenure as Norwich’s president as the Class of 2024 arrives.
I promise ... to wear my mask
A student shows off her mask on campus Sunday as she takes the Student Oath on Paine Mountain. President Mark C. Anarumo has asked Norwich’s community — students, faculty and staff — to keep campus healthy and the semester going, by minding their health, washing their hands, keeping their physical distance and wearing their face masks.
New Photo of the Day feature will offer up-close looks at life on Norwich University’s campus
Classes have started, the students are here and the electricity of activity — social, physical, intellectual — is coursing through campus for academic year 2020-21. To get your eye on what’s happening, we’re introducing a new feature, Photo of the Day.
A look at the team that worked tirelessly to get campus up and running, outfitted for COVID-19 prevention
The coronavirus pandemic upended the traditional campus preparation model, forcing on-the-fly rethinking of everything.
Norwich President Mark C. Anarumo praises team’s effort to adjust campus for COVID-19
Getting Norwich University’s campus ready for students, already a substantial task for the Facility Operations staff, has taken extra labor and attention to detail this semester with Vermont Health Department COVID-19 guidelines to meet.
Regimental Commander Caleb Miller encourages first-year cadets in Facebook address
Norwich University’s new rook class arrived in a two-day spurt last week, heralding Rook Week’s approach and swelling the Corps of Cadets toward its COVID-19-reduced on-campus capacity for the fall semester. Caleb Miller, the new regimental commander, welcomed them virtually.
Corps, ROTC begin fall semester training, adjusting for coronavirus health protocols
The thud of boots on pavement, occasional brassy blasts from the band and packs of gray “Corps of Cadets” T-shirts signal a new school year’s approach as surely as robins signal spring.
Mindful breathing and other grounding techniques can bring calm anywhere, anytime, counselor says
Although the Counseling and Wellness Center’s aid is a phone call away for students, counselor Kate Morris said managing this semester’s unusual anxiety is possible anywhere, anytime with increased mindfulness. Scientist, writer, and meditation teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn said mindfulness is as simple as “paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment.”
Counseling and Wellness Center’s teletherapy and programs will help Norwich students manage semester’s stresses
Although campus is crackling to life with each wave of student arrivals, coronavirus stress may be muting the new-school-year excitement. News outlets of all stripes show the pandemic’s national case count, and headlines, stubbornly remain. Nobody can see the end yet.
Norwich’s Counseling and Wellness Center stands ready to help. The center has added two counselors — bringing its staff to eight and has introduced teletherapy. Anyone on campus or in the 50 U.S. states will be able to phone in for help. Also, remote students in 36 states will be able to arrange therapy over video.