An injured rook is ferried down the Dog River on Sunday in a Zodiac boat by his rook siblings. Company Mentor Kevin Devine arranged the boats to ensure all Corps of Cadets first-years could experience the team-building activity. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Company mentor procures boats to  ensure injured rooks don’t miss pinnacle orientation week experience

As any Norwich University student or alum knows, the Dog River Run since 1973 has let Corps of Cadets’ first-years cap Rook Orientation Week, collect souvenir stones and splash toward the future. Corps of Cadets Company Mentor Kevin Devine remembered how some rooks missed the moment last year because of leg injuries and saw to it that they wouldn’t Sunday.

As he did during May’s Commencement, President Dr. Mark Anarumo, seen here in his maroon regalia, will address Norwich University students, faculty and staff at Convocation on Tuesday in Shapiro Field House. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Convocation, Corps of Cadets Olympics usher in opening week of 2021-22 academic year

Norwich University is back in class (the semester started Monday), which means the return of Convocation and a passel of getting-to-know-you events.

Norwich University freshman Emily Battistini shows the collection of healing stones she packed in her luggage on Civilian Arrival Day, Aug. 24. (Photo by Matthew Crowley/Norwich University.)

Freshmen, student volunteers worked together to smooth Civilian Arrival Day

Anybody who’s lugged overstuffed luggage and strained under the weight probably grunted, groused and said, “What have you got in here? Rocks?”

ROTC national scholarship recipients pose for a photo Friday afternoon in front of Jackman Hall. There were 33 recipients in all; less than 15% of the students who apply for the scholarships land them. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

ROTC national scholarship recipients see a famous general’s symbolic staff and are urged to excel

“Can anybody tell me what this is?” Norwich University President Dr. Mark Anarumo said Friday night, holding out a short staff for a Plumley Armory audience of national ROTC scholarship winners to see.

Rooks pose for pictures outside Gerard Hall near the Upper Parade Ground on Rook Arrival Day. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

First-year Corps of Cadets members share first impressions of campus and hopes for the new semester

Like red-breasted robins signaling spring, maroon-capped rooks signaled fall at Norwich University. First-year members of the Corps of Cadets arrived in waves on campus in recent days, brimming with excitement and expectation.

From left, civilian dormitory Resident Adviser Gwen Pettengill and Senior Resident Adviser Danielle Beaumier discuss hopes for the semester by the outdoor volleyball pit on campus on Friday. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Norwich University civilian dorm resident advisers share hopes for new semester

Spirits were as high as the late afternoon sun Friday in the recreation area by Norwich University’s civilian dorms.

Yoomide Millar, a freshman from Brookfield, Vermont, stands on the Upper Parade Ground on Rook Arrival Day on Sunday, describing her excitement for being in Norwich University’s Corps of Cadets and U.S. Air Force ROTC.  She’s wearing a white blouse, maroon ROOK cap and black skirt. (Photo by Mark Collier/Norwich University.)

Rook eyes participation in ROTC for armed forces branch that evacuated her from Haiti after deadly 2010 earthquake

Yoomide Millar’s path to Norwich University starts with a Port-au-Prince, Haiti, airlift on a C-17 U.S. Air Force jet and continues with a realized wish.

Samantha Benoit was named College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District and Krampade All-American Scholar from the American Hockey Coaches Association. (Photo by Chandler Mosher/Norwich University Athletics.)

Star defender earns College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District, Krampade All-American Scholar honors

Samantha Benoit was named College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District and joined 12 of her Norwich University women’s hockey teammates on the Krampade All-American Scholar honors from the American Hockey Coaches Association.

Alt-weekly’s article highlights Vermont collaborations, opportunities for students

Norwich University’s new Bachelor of Science in Design Arts program got big local ink this week, with a 1,400-word feature in Vermont’s alt-weekly newspaper, Seven Days.


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