The Man Behind the Presidency

“I am just a steward for an unbelievable institution. I have the privilege of taking care of it, and I feel so honored to be the president.” (Photo by Mark Collier.)

“This 200th birthday, for me personally, has come at a magnificent time where I can really be right in the middle of everything Partridge.” – President Richard W. Schneider. Interview by Jacque E.... Read More

Tinker Tailor Soldier Agent

For nearly two decades, Harold Shaw ’88 has worked some of the FBI’s most high-profile cases, rising from rookie field agent to CIA liaison to leader of the bureau’s Boston Division. As he has evolved,... Read More

On the Front Lines: The Lasting Impact of ROTC Instructors

Marine Capt. Richard Benning M’17, a Norwich Naval ROTC instructor, leads a coaching session before the fall 2016 Hoplite battle. (Mark Collier.)

We are delighted to bring you the entire collection of ROTC instructor stories here. Scroll through or click to jump straight to the exclusive online stories. “With a little humility, application of... Read More

Leading in the Fleet

(Photo by Mark Collier.)

NU Alumni Living the Admiral’s Three Simple Rules: March 2017 Todd Lecturer, Navy Admiral Phil Davidson.   On March 21, U.S. Navy Admiral Phil Davidson delivered the spring 2017 Todd Lecture. His... Read More

Choose Happiness: Marilyn Tam on Life and Work

(Photo by Mark Collier.)

Fall 2016 Todd Lecturer. This past September, Norwich University welcomed author and entrepreneur Marilyn Tam to the Hill as part of the Todd Lecture Series. Roughly 750 turned out to Plumley Armory for... Read More

Major General Ernest N. Harmon: The “Cross” Disciplinarian

General Harmon inspecting the 13th Constabulary Squadron in Bamberg, Germany. Photo courtesy of William “Tony” Sussmann ’66, whose father is pictured at left, above.

General Harmon inspecting the 13th Constabulary Squadron in Bamberg, Germany. Photo of William “Tony” Sussmann ’66, whose father is pictured at left, above. “Many of his fine qualities may be seen... Read More


Have a story about General Harmon that you’d like to share? Email It has been said that there are as many stories about General Ernest N. Harmon as there are stars in the sky. Norwich... Read More

Crossing Disciplines: Winding Paths to Success

In November 2014, Kevin Hancock ’01 appeared on the Operation Build segment, “I’m Coming Home,” which tells the story of Afghanistan vet and double-amputee Brandon. Hancock joined the show’s host, Alexi Panos, to help create a customized surprise Man Cave with technology, nostalgia, and Brandon’s favorite dream celebrity of all time. It aired on the History Channel and History Channel 2 and can be viewed at

The ability to cross disciplines has long been a sign of intelligence and creativity. Captain Alden Partridge, Norwich University’s original cross-disciplinarian, saw the value in the intersection of... Read More

Inventing the Wheel

With assistance from Norwich students and faculty, Wheel Pad promises to revolutionize the way wounded service-members come home. By Jane Dunbar, Photos by Carolyn Bates. Professor Edwin “Ed” Schmeckpeper... Read More

Reinventing the Wheel

Glenney’s original symbol now complies with International Organization of Standardization ISO requirements and is available for legal use around the world. Among others, the states of Connecticut, New York, and Washington have officially adopted its use—as have the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cigna Health Care, and the country of Malta. It also resides in the Museum of Modern Art’s Permanent Collection. (Photo by David Denison.)

Norwich Philosophy Professor Reimagines Accessibility. What does it mean to be disabled in the public space? This is the question Norwich philosophy professor Brian Glenney, in collaboration with Boston-based... Read More