#8 NU’s Maj. Gen. Ernest Harmon: “The Second Patton”

Bicentennial Admin 200 Things about Norwich, Leaders & Legacy

This year represents the 65th anniversary of NU President Ernest Nason Harmon’s inauguration in 1950. President Harmon had an immeasurable and lasting impact on the university. During his 15-year presidency, he oversaw a period of unprecedented growth in the student body and physical campus, instituted many practices and traditions that are an integral part of Norwich today, and ushered the …

#6 Founder’s Day

Bicentennial Admin 200 Things about Norwich, Leaders & Legacy

On 6 August, 1819, the first bricks were laid in Norwich, Vt., for the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy. News of the groundbreaking was reported in a number of local newspapers, including this excerpt from the Essex Patriot of Concord, N.H. On Friday, the 6th instant, the first bricks were laid; under which, at the two front corners, were …