LOOKING BACK – WINTER 2012

THE RUSSIAN SCHOOL, CIRCA 1978 Founded in 1958 at Windham College in Putney, Vt., The Russian School moved to Norwich University 10 years later. Every summer for next the 32 years, Norwich offered a six-week intensive undergraduate program in Russian language, as well as graduate courses in literature, culture, and theory. In addition to five hours of classroom instruction each day, the program included a full theater production, a festival, a film series, a study cafe, and a lecture series. During the Cold War, enrollment swelled to more than 300 students. Once the second-oldest and third-largest language school in the nation, The Russian School at Norwich University was discontinued in 2000, but not before famed Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn learned to play tennis there. The program is now administered by Middlebury College. Did you teach or take classes at The Russian School? Send your memories to record@norwich.edu, and we will consider printing them in a future issue. — Editor

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