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


A Silicon Valley Startup Aims High. Story and Photography by Sean Markey. Saul Costa ’14 and Lauren Wyatt ’14 believed their fledgling company, Codevolve, could transform online tech education.... Read More

A MODEL CITIZEN: Shaili Patel ’16

By Jacque E. Day. “Rough hands, covered in ridges and valleys with small mountains, show pride in making. They are the hands of makers.” – Shaili Patel ’16. When Shaili Patel ’16 completes a... Read More


In the fall 2016 issue, we shared stories of leaders in the Norwich family who are working, each in his or her own way, to make the world a better place. In that spirit we are delighted to bring you this... Read More

In Their Shoes

“No leader is perfect, and don’t try to be.” – Sarah Patchem Cipov ’98. “Risk is necessary for growth …” – Hillary P. Britch-Hedberg ’07. “It can be lonely at the top, but the friends... Read More