SPINNING THE RECORD – SUMMER 2017

“Focus, Sully, focus!” This past spring at Norwich, retired U.S. Jacque Day in front of Kreitzberg Library. Army General Gordon R. Sullivan ’59 led a discussion of his book, Hope is Not a... Read More

SPINNING THE RECORD – SPRING 2017

“What little success I have had in life I owe to my college training.” –General Grenville Mellon Dodge, NU Class of 1851 Many alumni have told me that Norwich gave them the foundation for a successful... Read More

SPINNING THE RECORD – WINTER 2017

When you think of the leader who has had the most influence on you as a person, who comes to mind? An international luminary whose reputation is worldwide? Or someone whom perhaps no one but you knows... Read More

SPINNING THE RECORD – FALL 2016

Nineteenth-century abolitionist, author, and social activist Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896) said, “Women are the real architects of society”—quite a statement coming from someone who lived in... Read More

SPINNING THE RECORD – SUMMER 2016

Background: Kreitzberg Library. Nearly three years ago, as we were putting together the “NU in Flight” issue of the Record, I had the pleasure of speaking with Rudolph Treml ’62 (formerly Rudolph... Read More

SPINNING THE RECORD – SPRING 2016

If I had to describe Carol Todd in a single word, it would be “gracious.” In everything she did, in everything she said, and especially in how she dressed, Carol exuded grace, charm, and impeccable... Read More

SPINNING THE RECORD – WINTER 2016

When I was six, my father started the first-ever girls’ softball league in my hometown. When I was seven—after small-town politics prevented the girls from using the boys’ Little League diamond—he... Read More

Spinning the Record – Fall 2015

The way knowledge is acquired is being altered before our very eyes. The Aristotelian model of sitting at the feet of the master no longer applies. Further, information formerly found only amid musty... Read More

Spinning the Record – Summer 2015

It goes without saying that without water there would be no life as we know it. Found in every cell in our bodies, the tasteless, odorless, colorless compound of two hydrogen atoms and an oxygen atom comprises... Read More

Spinning The Record – Spring 2015

Every issue of the Record proves to be a humbling experience. No matter how hard I try to avoid errors, something inevitably slips past me and my staff. The winter 2015 (Vietnam) issue was no exception.... Read More