GEN Gordon Sullivan

Warmer Future: Cold Threat

Friday, June 19, 2015

Remarks by GEN Gordon R. Sullivan, USA (Ret.) ’59, February 5, 2015, Todd Lecture Series. When a government can no longer deliver services to people and protect the nation’s borders from invasion, conditions are ripe for turmoil, extremism, and terrorism, which will fill the vacuum. –GEN... 

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Water, Water, Everywhere

Friday, June 19, 2015

Stories from the H2O Zone, by NU Alumni. When we asked for water stories from you—the Norwich family—we knew we’d receive vignettes that would make us laugh, cry, shiver, marvel, and quake. You delivered. Whether braving 60-foot ocean waves, burning in on your first unintended... 

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As shown in this painting, First Electric Power at Niagara Falls by William H. Earle (1925–1991),

LIQUID ASSETS

Friday, June 19, 2015

Engineering America’s Water Systems, by Jacque E. Day and C. T. Haywood ’12. In the first half of the 19th century, as American cities grew rapidly, the compromised quality of the nation’s drinking water plunged the United States into a dire health crisis. By the 1830s, when... 

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Service-learning under Professor Tara Kulkarni’s guidance includes K-12 STEM outreach. NU engineering students visit local elementary schools to demonstrate techniques for harvesting rainwater. As a visual aid, the students build Plexiglas models of rainwater-harvesting systems, pictured above and below. (Photo: Mark Collier.)

Team H2O

Friday, June 19, 2015

By Andrew Nemethy. This past May—her civil engineering degree in one hand and an AFROTC commission in the other—Susan Limberg ’15 waved farewell to Norwich University and started a new chapter in her life. More than ready for real-world challenges, Limberg had brought the real... 

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NEWS FROM THE HILL

Ice Day for a Swim

Norwich Penguin Plunge 2014

Plunging for Special Olympics Vermont. (Photo by Mark Collier, 2014.)  In 1996 a few hardy souls jumped into Lake Champlain during the city of Burlington’s Winter Carnival, raising more than $8,000 for Special Olympics Vermont. The initial fundraising efforts exceeded expectations,... Read More

FACULTY/STAFF PROFILE

Sean Prentiss

Courtesy of Arlene Tishuk

River in the Veins, a Meditation. Before I became a professor at Norwich, before I bought a home on a little lake in Vermont, I was a child of the Delaware River. I swam in its warm waters each summer. Most days that the river was unfrozen, I’d push my battered aluminum canoe into the river, […]

SPOTLIGHT ON SPORTS

Sport Report

Across the pond: The Norwich University men’s rugby team traveled to England and Wales over spring break for a full week of training sessions, sightseeing, and competition. While there, the group toured England’s most famous and iconic rugby pitch, Twickenham Stadium (above), site of this fall’s 2015 Rugby World Cup. (Courtesy of Heather King.)

Across the Pond. The Norwich University men’s rugby team traveled to England and Wales over spring break for a full week of training sessions, sightseeing, and competition. While there, the group toured England’s most famous and iconic rugby pitch, Twickenham Stadium (above), site of this fall’s 2015 Rugby World Cup. Men’s Swimming Sets High Watermark […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES

FROM THE ARCHIVES: 70 Years Ago

At right: Laid up in 1950, the S.S. Norwich Victory was reactivated in 1969 for the Vietnam War. Grounded at Da Nang in October of that year, she was refloated and towed to Yokosuka, sold at auction, and scrapped at Hiroshima. (Courtesy of California Shipbuilding Corp.)

One of 150 Victory Ships named for U.S. colleges and universities, the S.S. Norwich was launched February 24, 1945. With a top speed of 15 knots, the Victorys (VC2) were designed to replace the slower Liberty Ships, many of which had been sunk by German U-boats. Outfitted with one 5-inch stern gun, one 3-inch bow […]

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

David Zsido ’70

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Memories of Irene. David Zsido ’70 is a 40-year employee of the electric utility industry in Vermont. In the days following Tropical Storm Irene, he was at ground zero in some of the worst-flooded areas of the state. His story follows. In the days preceding the arrival of Tropical Storm Irene in Vermont, there was […]

Norwich University Regimental Band on Fifth Avenue in New York

The Norwich University Regimental Band performs in the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, March 17, 2015.
Photo: Mark Collier.