Norwich University’s 2022 Security Scholars visit the State Department during their D.C. Policy Week trip to Washington D.C., over Spring Break in March. (Photo by Dr. Michael Thunberg/Norwich University.)

This year’s D.C. Policy Week let Norwich University students hear from leaders in U.S. government’s highest echelons and broadened their perspectives on how policy develops and evolves.

As one of two Russian students studying at Norwich University, I feel I should share my feelings and knowledge on what is transpiring in Ukraine. Virtually all educated Russians are deeply appalled by these actions as it casts a dark shadow on all Russians living around the world. Speaking Russian now, in many parts of Europe and the United States is being met with disgust and hateful glances. Instances of Russian affiliated or named businesses are being vandalized around the globe have appeared in the news.

Mikhail Verenov, a senior-year civilian student Norwich University, seen at Wednesday’s Global Recognition Dinner at Plumley Armory, has condemned Russia’s war in Ukraine. (Photo by Matthew Crowley/Norwich University.)

Russian Norwich University student condemns aggression in Ukraine

As March started and the Russia-Ukraine conflict began to escalate, Mikhail Verenov, a Moscow-born Norwich University senior, felt horror in his stomach and found dread in his mailbox.

Participants in Friday’s Norwich Voices for International Women’s Day strike the pose aligning with the international campaign’s #breakthebias theme. (Photo by Kim Ward/Norwich University.)

Fourteen people to read poems, essays in event’s return to Mack Hall auditorium

For the first time in three years, students and faculty will be able to see one another across the aisle instead of through cameras as they share personal stories of love, struggle or triumph during Norwich Voices for International Women’s Day.

Rodion Pedyuk, center, poses for a picture with fellow students during a Peace and War Summit reception March 22 in Milano Ballroom. (Photo by Andrew Thomas/Norwich University.)

Ukrainian Norwich University freshman Rodion Pedyuk reflects on war in his homeland

Since late February, Rodion Pedyuk has watched as Russian soldiers wreaked havoc on Ukraine, his home country, dropping bombs, leveling buildings and forcing hundreds of thousands of his countrymen to flee for their lives.

From left, U.S. Army Brig. Gen. John W. Weidner, the U.S. Strategic Command’s deputy director for plans and policy; Giorgi Tsikolia, deputy chief of mission for the Georgian Embassy to the United States; Vermont Gov. Phil Scott and Norwich University President Mark Anarumo stand onstage at Mack Hall Auditorium before the start of the 2022 Peace and War Summit. (Photo by Mark Anarumo/Norwich University.)

Live and virtual audience tunes in by the hundreds to hear presentations by guests and students

Last week’s two-day Peace and War Summit addressed global challenges presented by Russia, lately a straight-from-the-headlines discussion, and drew hundreds of attendees, in-person and virtual, from across campus and around the globe.

Cadets finish sixth among 32 teams at U.S. Cyber Command’s Hack the Port 22 challenge in Florida

‘I will try” works by land, air, sea and, apparently, circuits.

 U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chats with students in March 2019. Leahy co-sponsored a bill with U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the Norwich University-inclusive National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium to work with the U.S. Homeland Security Department to help prepare for and respond to cybersecurity risks national, state and local. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Bill’s passage would enable Norwich University and other colleges to develop training for responding to cyber-risks

U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., whose longtime advocacy helped Norwich University develop as a cybersecurity education leader, on March 8 said the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act, which he co-sponsored with U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and introduced in 2021, passed in the U.S. House of Representatives after amendments.

Chaplin Hall will host “high tech / light touch,” a symposium in Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series at 3 p.m. Friday, April 1 in Chaplin Hall’s gallery.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art culminates this year’s Architecture + Art Lecture Series with a “high tech / light touch,” a symposium at 3 p.m. April 1 in Chaplin Hall’s gallery.  


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