The President’s View – Spring 2018

People often talk about the future as if it were an elusive, unquantifiable concept, something that just sort of “happens” without our having much, if any, control over it. Nothing could be further... Read More

The President’s View – Winter 2018

It is no secret that enrollments at colleges and universities all over the United States are down. In fact, they have been in a steady, downward trend for five straight years. The main cause of this decline... Read More

The President’s View – Fall 2017

I love the excitement that a new school year brings—the hustle and bustle of preseason sports camps, the arrival of a new freshman class, and the anticipation of Homecoming and Parent and Family Weekend.... Read More

The President’s View – Summer 2017

“One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.” –John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States This issue of the Record marks the fourth and final in our Year of Leadership—the third... Read More

The President’s View – Spring 2017

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr., author of Life’s Little Instruction Book I hear from alumni all the time that Norwich was where they discovered... Read More

The President’s View – Winter 2017

As we enter the second quarter of our Year of Leadership, I am inspired to reflect on the many leaders who have influenced me in my role as president of Norwich. Topping this list are the four outstanding... Read More


Fall has arrived on the Hill, and the campus is buzzing with activity as we welcome one of the largest incoming classes in our history. By the time you read this, we will have kicked off our Year of Leadership,... Read More


Since time immemorial, music has been an integral part of human civilization. Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music directly affected ethos, or one’s ethical character. Specifically, Plato,... Read More


A true visionary, Norwich founder Captain Alden Partridge had that rare quality of being able to conceive of future solutions to current challenges, and then act on them. Although his innovative ideas... Read More

The President’s View – Winter 2016

I believe participation in athletics transforms young people in a way that few activities can. By competing on one or more of our sports teams, Norwich students learn the true meaning of teamwork, communication,... Read More