Matthew Koser ’14 (left) and Emmanuel Aurigue ’14 pose as Terracotta Warrior pikemen outside the Terracotta Warriors Museum of Xi’an, Shaanxi Province.

China, Without Walls

Monday, March 17, 2014

Norwich students spend a semester at the Chengdu American Center for Study Abroad to learn more about the world and themselves. Cadet Staff Sergeant Victoria Bishop, a criminal justice major at Norwich University, turned 20 on March 28, 2013, in the 2,300-year-old city of Chengdu,... 

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Norwich polo team. Edward Eng Ting ’25 in center.

“I Will Try”

Monday, March 17, 2014

NU-Educated Chinese Generals Embody the Norwich Motto: “I Will Try” depicted in Mandarin Chinese. THE YEAR IS 1944… A general in the Chinese National Army, you are leading your troops through the dense undergrowth of the Burmese jungle while Japanese fighters and bombers... 

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Detail of a 1994 stamp marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Military Academy.

Republic of China Military Academy: NU’s Sister School in Taiwan

Monday, March 17, 2014

Detail of a 1994 stamp marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Military Academy. Ellen Chen ’15 can laugh now when she looks back on her first panicked week as a lowly rook three years ago—the inspections, the relentless barrage of commands, the shout-outs,... 

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Reinventing Ourselves

Thomas Friedman at the Todd Lecture Series

History is the Key to America’s Comeback Thomas Friedman at the Todd Lecture Series in Plumley Armory. (Mark Collier.) Americans need to study harder, save more, spend less, and invest wisely. That was the message internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist Thomas Friedman... Read More


Expect Challenge. Teach Chinese.

Xiaoping Song, Professor of Chinese Studies at Norwich.

Professor Xiaoping Song: A few years ago, Xiaoping Song was looking for a challenge, and she found one—at Norwich. Hired in 2007 to establish the University’s brand-new Chinese language minor, Song had her work cut out for her. “I had to create the program from the ground up,” she recalls. Although she won’t say so, […]


Cadets are “Two-for-One” Champs in 2013

The Norwich Women's Rugby Team

Women Ruggers Capture 7s and 15s National Titles: This past fall, the Norwich Women’s Rugby Team won its third straight USA Rugby Collegiate 7s National Championship, defeating James Madison 17-10 on November 24. Just 14 days later, they beat West Point 32-15 in the inaugural American Collegiate Rugby Association (ACRA) Division I “15s” National Championship. […]


From the Archives – Spring 2014

The "Jolly Mutineers" baseball players of the Class of 1925 in their sophomore year.

91 Years Ago: An innocent game of baseball led to the dubbing of this band the “Jolly Mutineers.” As sophomores in the spring of 1923, members of the Class of 1925 trounced the rooks in the annual inter-class rivalry. The victors lit a celebratory bonfire on The Hill, and were immediately ordered to put it […]


Out of China: One Family’s Story

A portrait of the Kim family taken in 1948. Victor Kim ’60 (center) was living in Peking with his parents and younger sister when China was taken over by the Communist Party.

By LTC Victor L. Kim, USA (Ret.) ’60: In 1937, my parents were living in Peking (Beijing), where my mother, an American M.D., was in charge of an 80-bed women’s hospital. In July of that year, the Second Sino-Japanese War began, and a month later I was born. As the war escalated, large numbers of […]