NU Newsmakers

Army Captain Nick Cimler ’08 responded to a Department of Defense request for proposals calling for solutions on how to respond to operational challenges confronting the U.S. military. Cimler’s proposal, co-written with Major Chris Baldwin, was one of two top papers selected out of 100. The DoD flew the duo to Washington, D.C., to present their thesis at the Pentagon, and they subsequently appeared on the cover of the Department of Defense News.

Paul Beaudet ’03 makes a difference in kids’ lives as told in the West Lebanon, N.H. Valley News story, “Newport School Resource Officer Cares About the Kids, and They Know It.”

Communications professor Narain D. Batra goes in-depth on what it means to be a journalist in the global climate in the Rediff article, “Dangerous to be a Journalist in Today’s World.”

Under the guidance of political-science instructor Sarwar Kashmeri, a group of Norwich students conducted interviews with general officers and flag officers who visited Norwich in March. To listen to the podcast interviews, visit

Grenville M. Dodge, Class of 1851, is the real-life inspiration for the main character of the AMC series, Hell on Wheels, which ran from 2011 to 2016. For the full story by Thomas Izzarelli ’18, visit the Guidon website at

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