Dr. Angela Duckworth’s 2013 TED Talk has been viewed more than 22 million times. (Screenshot from TED.com)

Bestselling author Dr. Angela Duckworth to discuss grit for Norwich University audience

New Yorker magazine journalist Malcolm Gladwell famously estimated it takes 10,000 hours to master a skill. Psychologist, researcher and author Angela Duckworth might tell you to log those hours, someone needs grit.

Duckworth, author of the New York Times bestseller “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance” and the Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, will lead a virtual talk at 7 p.m. Monday as part of Norwich University’s Todd Lecture Series.

Members of Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets wade through the Dog River. The university’s Academic Resilience Collaborative will discuss the tug-of-war between environmental and economic interests in a virtual discussion Tuesday. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Virtual Academic Research Collaborative Hackathon session will weigh environmental, economic interests

Although Angela Duckworth’s Todd Lecture Series talk on grit is the week ahead’s marquee event, the schedule remains full and vibrant, led by an Academic Resilience Collaborative discussion on environmental law.

Practices for winter, spring athletics start Monday; winter teams’ game schedules announced

NORTHFIELD, Vt. —

The Cadets are back!

Since September, Norwich University’s Wastewater-Based Epidemiology Initiative has been developing a plan to test wastewater from the Northfield Wastewater Treatment Facility and campus manholes to look for viral RNA, a genetic signal, to detect COVID-19. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

University of Vermont Assistant Research Professor Christine Vatovec has designed a survey and research study to better understand how people are responding to the state’s COVID-19 guidelines.

The Voices on Peace and War blog series will explore a variety of domestic and global issues broadly tied peace and war. (Stock photo.)

Blog series will include perspectives from Norwich University community, outside experts

Voices on Peace and War, a blog produced by Norwich University’s John and Mary Frances Patton Peace and War Center, presents opinions and arguments from faculty, student and alumni and beyond-the-university subject matter experts on a variety of domestic and global issues broadly tied to peace and war. 

Senior Vice President of Student Affairs and Technology Frank Vanecek led the Feb. 5, 2021, student town hall, which covered a wide-ranging collection of student life questions. (Screenshot from video.)

University officials discuss rooks, food and more in Feb. 5 town hall

Fast-evolving pandemic protocols have raised a plethora of student questions. Last week, university officials worked to answer them.

Regimental Commander Caleb Miller ’21 and Col. Michael Titus, commandant of Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets discuss rook recognition in a recent video. (Screenshot from video.)

Commandant, regimental commander update first-year members of Corps of Cadets in video

In a normal year, rooks, recruits in Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets who met training objectives would have had two recognition ceremonies between Thanksgiving and the winter semester break — the years-old traditional late-night private session and the daytime public session, inaugurated in 2019.

In a wide-ranging interview Sunday on WCAX-TV’s “You Can Quote Me,” President Mark C. Anarumo, right, discussed Norwich University’s coronavirus pandemic protocols. (Photo from video/WCAX-TV, Channel 3.)

On WCAX-TV’s ‘You Can Quote Me,’ President Mark C. Anarumo discusses campus protocols, perspectives on progress

As the coronavirus case count shifts and Norwich University adapts, President Mark C. Anarumo had used every internal channel available to speak to the community — social media, video, internal news articles. On Sunday, he went on Vermont television to broaden the reach. 

World War II historian and bestselling author Alex Kershaw, H’19, succeeds the late Carlo D’Este ’58, as chair of the selection committee for the annual William E. Colby Award, a three-year appointment. (Photo courtesy Alex Kershaw.)

NORTHFIELD, Vt. — Norwich University officials announced that World War II historian and bestselling author Alex Kershaw, H’19, will become chair of the selection committee for the annual William E. Colby Award, a three-year appointment.


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