#79 Women Blazed the Trail at Norwich

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, This Week in History

Norwich University officially became co-educational in 1972 after merging with Vermont College. Two years later, Norwich admitted women into its Corps of Cadets. These women paved a path for future Norwich Women and found their way through a tough program of academic excellence, physical challenges and social change. Their story is one of courage, endurance and often humor. The 1974 …

#77 A Short History of the Norwich Cavalry

Jeff Dobbin 200 Things about Norwich, Fun Facts & Stats

Norwich first acquired cavalry mounts in 1909, thanks in large part to the influence of Captain Leslie Chapman, U.S. Cavalry, who was appointed Professor of Military Science and Tactics in 1906. The horses were beloved and became an integral part of the Norwich experience. In addition to military training, they were used for horsemanship competitions and for the polo team. …