#37 The Space Research Institute Brought Space-Age Innovation to Vermont

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Fun Facts & Stats

Norwich University has always been on the cutting edge of technological education, beginning with its pioneering engineering curriculum in the 1820s. In the late 1960s, the world of science and technology was exploring a new frontier: outer space. The Norwich trustees voted in 1967 to partner with the Space Research Corporation to offer graduate and undergraduate degrees in aerospace studies. …





#36 Henry Clay Wood, Class of 1856, Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Military Milestones

Brigadier General Henry Clay Wood is one of the distinguished alumni of Norwich University who has received our nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor, for his service in the Civil War. Following pre-war Army service on the frontiers of Texas, he was wounded in the head at the Battle of Wilson Creek in Missouri. His valor was recognized …





#35 Homer Smith Captured 30 Years of Norwich Images

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Leaders & Legacy

Homer Smith served as Norwich’s official photographer for 30 years. He was a constant presence on campus during his tenure, and is remembered fondly by many alumni. His beautiful photographs, mostly black-and-white, capture the story of Norwich from approximately 1961 to 1991, a rich and fascinating time in our history. Smith was a lifelong resident of Northfield, a veteran of …





#34 Norwich on the Cutting Edge of Computing Technology

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Fun Facts & Stats

In January 1962, Norwich entered the digital age when an IBM Model 1620 computer was installed in Norwich University’s new Computer Center. It was purchased to “provide Norwich students with the most up-to-date apparatus for solving the complex problems of space-age science and engineering education.” The IBM 1620 was about the size of an upright piano, and was run using an …