#28 Two Schools Forever Changed: The Merger of Norwich University and Vermont College

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On January 7, 1972, the agreement was signed to merge Norwich University with Vermont College, then a two-year women’s college located in Montpelier. The result was Norwich’s dramatic transformation into a co-educational institution, with civilian students learning alongside the traditional Corps of Cadets. As they entered the 1970s, Norwich University and Vermont College both faced declining student populations. Vermont College …

#27 Alden Partridge at West Point

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Though Alden Partridge’s departure from the United States Military Academy at West Point was controversial, his 15-year affiliation with that institution was a crucial formative period during which he developed many of the ideas and values that would guide him upon founding Norwich University. Partridge entered Dartmouth College in 1802, but left at the beginning of his senior year when …

#26 Linda Eastman VC ’61 Married Paul McCartney

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Linda Eastman came to Vermont College in 1959 from Scarsdale High School in suburban New York. At that time, Vermont College was a junior college, offering two-year programs in subjects like secretarial science. Eight years later, in March of 1969, Eastman did what she is perhaps best known for: In the midst of the Beatlemania craze, she married Paul McCartney. …

Bicentennial Event- Baltimore, MD 🗓

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You and a guest are cordially invited to a special dinner celebrating Norwich University’s Year of Transformation and countdown to 2019. Please join President Richard Schneider and members of the Board of Trustees for an inspirational program to mark the progress of the Forging the Future Campaign and to salute the second year in our bicentennial commemoration. Wednesday, March 2 at …

Bicentennial Event- Charleston, SC 🗓

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You and a guest are cordially invited to a special dinner celebrating Norwich University’s Year of Transformation and countdown to 2019. Please join President Richard Schneider and members of the Board of Trustees for an inspirational program to mark the progress of the Forging the Future Campaign and to salute the second year in our bicentennial commemoration. Thursday, February 19th …

Bicentennial Event- Columbia, SC 🗓

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You and a guest are cordially invited to a special dinner celebrating Norwich University’s Year of Transformation and countdown to 2019. Please join President Richard Schneider and members of the Board of Trustees for an inspirational program to mark the progress of the Forging the Future Campaign and to salute the second year in our bicentennial commemoration. Thursday, February 18th …

#24 Partridge’s Academy at Middletown

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Within a decade of its founding, the American Literary, Scientific, and Military Academy took a sojourn south. For four years, from 1825 to 1829, the Academy was located in Middletown, Connecticut. Unsuccessful at obtaining a charter from the State of Connecticut, it reopened in Norwich, Vermont in 1831 and was chartered as Norwich University just three years later. When Alden …