Masked rooks from Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets, in their camouflage fatigue uniforms and trademark maroon baseball caps, march along the Upper Parade Ground crescent Sept. 9, 2020. President Mark C. Anarumo lauded the Norwich’s community progress against the coronavirus, but said vigilance must continue. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Some measured restrictions on student movement, room gatherings relaxed in reopening plan’s second phase

We’ve masked, we’ve distanced, we’ve progressed in the coronavirus battle, President Mark C. Anarumo announced last week, but the fight is far from over.

Norwich University civil engineering students use digital surveying tools during an outdoor lab session Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Virtual Open House, meditation session, Careerpalooza preview among coming week’s events

How’s this for activity? Electrical engineering students built circuits, civil engineering students surveyed, Spanish-language students celebrated Hispanic heritage and Norwich University’s community honored a past president and celebrated 2020 graduates. 

Professor Kaitlin E. Thomas talks with a Corps of Cadets member near White Chapel after Wednesday’s Spanish program chalk-in. Thomas wears where Vermont Militia uniform; the cadet wears her camouflage fatigues. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

En colores brillantes

With strokes of chalk, bursts of color and a torrent of creative energy, Norwich University Spanish language students on Wednesday celebrated multicultural richness and the many nations that speak Spanish around the world.

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University hosts the 26th annual Military Writers’ Symposium, running Oct. 7 to Oct. 8. The symposium, which will address “Weaponizing Water: Ancient Tactic, New Implications” is free and open to the public and will be held virtually this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Norwich University President Mark C. Anarumo speaks Sept. 1 during Norwich’s virtual Convocation in Mack Hall’s auditorium. He urged students to test their limits, strive for excellence and not fear errors.

At Convocation, President Mark C. Anarumo tells students to sharpen their skills to better tackle world’s challenges

Learning is more than acquiring knowledge, Norwich University President Mark C. Anarumo said during his 2020 Convocation address, it’s learning to apply that knowledge to let students both think and act. Knowledge is of no use, he said, until it’s put to use. And with major challenges everywhere in the nation and world, tomorrow’s leaders will need to use, and apply, all they know.

Elias Bou-Chahine, dressed in his camouflage fatigues uniform from Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets, uses his laptop computer to work on a civil engineering assignment on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Kreitzberg Library. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Study hall

As much as students have gathered in classrooms and outdoor spaces to learn this new semester, they have gathered at Kreitzberg Library. On Tuesday, senior construction management majors Jorge Ulloa and Elias Bou-Chahine were working on a civil engineering assignment and freshman business major Danielle Guerrero was reading stories for her English class.

Norwich University students in Dr. Michael Prairie’s Electronics II lab build circuits on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

This lab’s all about current events

Everything’s about connections.

On Monday, electrical engineering students in Dr. Michael Prairie’s Electronics II lab connected transistors to build postage-stamp-size amplifying circuits, similar to ones a guitarist might find in the amplifier that makes string-bending note sequences and prolonged riffs louder.

Norwich University President Emeritus Richard W. Schneider stands in front of the building renamed for him and a portrait of him that will hang inside. Schneider wears a blue suit and a maroon face mask; in his portrait he wears his green Vermont Militia uniform. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

We honor you, President Emeritus Schneider

Saturday’s Commencement honored Norwich University’s Class of 2020, but also honored Richard W. Schneider, who retired in May after 28 years as president.

A view of the starry sky over Northfield, Vermont. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

9/11 flag planting, Space Force oath ceremony highlight busy week on campus

History had its eye on us and we on it as we studied, gathered and learned together this past week (and slightly before).

On Sept. 4, before we headed into the Labor Day weekend, Norwich marked the 200th anniversary of the Sept. 4, 1820, enrollment of students. Archives Associate Sarah Durham highlighted correspondence from university founder Capt. Alden Partridge that described early cadets’ interactions.

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