Yearly Archives: 2011

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Merry Christmas – Support the Troops

By | December 25th, 2011|

Merry Christmas! Especially to those currently serving overseas and unable to celebrate Christmas with their families. Here are just a few ways to support and thank them for their selfless sacrifice - the reason most of us sleep through the night with few worries. Thank you! Support Our Troops Yellow [...]

Then v. Now

By | December 11th, 2011|

This picture was taken by Erving N. Buffum sometime between 1917-1918: And this picture was taken in July of 2011: See any major differences? See more comments on Facebook. Essayons!

“Rook Book” Size Paperbacks of “Norwich Matters”

By | December 1st, 2011|

UPDATED December 17th: Copies are shipped immediately from Amazon via First Class Mail. "Rook Book" size paperback copies of Norwich Matters are now available through Amazon.com. Question: What do the following have in common? The patriarch of Yale University’s mysterious Skull and Bones Society The heroes of World War II [...]

Wisdom from Major General E.N. Harmon

By | November 17th, 2011|

(Click images to see larger versions.) Words of wisdom from the 1964-1965 Cadet Handbook (aka Rook Book): "To succeed here, as anywhere else, you have to pay the price in hard work and attention to duty. You may make errors and fall. The disgrace comes only when you [...]

Paperbacks and Suicides

By | November 10th, 2011|

Hi Everyone, First, thanks for your support and feedback on the eBook Norwich Matters. The reception has been fantastic and I'm finalizing plans as we speak for a limited run of high quality paperback "Rook Book" size copies (5 x 7, 150p). I'll let you know the details as soon [...]

Norwich Matters by Randall H. Miller

By | November 6th, 2011|

UPDATED December 17th: Copies are shipped immediately from Amazon via First Class Mail. Question: What do the following have in common? The patriarch of Yale University’s mysterious Skull and Bones Society The heroes of World War II The founder of Alcoholics Anonymous The fathers of Theta Chi Answer: They all [...]

Myths and Rumors at Norwich? No Way!

By | October 26th, 2011|

I'm working on a fun project with Charlie O'Neil '94 right now and the details are below. You can send your thoughts to rumors@alumni.norwich.edu. You can also post them here or email me directly. I'll make sure they get added to the mix. A group of alumni are currently researching background [...]

Party in Alumni Hall 1920

By | September 26th, 2011|

There wasn't much to do on campus back in 1920. Radio didn't explode for another decade so just about everyone played an instrument or sang in order to pass the time and impress the "janes." Harold "Doc" Martin strums the banjo in the first pic (notice the theatrical poses). The [...]

Tug of War: Rooks versus Sophomores 1919

By | September 21st, 2011|

Circa 1919 on the U.P. The caption reads: "Rooks against Sophomores - Guess who won?!" Click the image to see a larger version. See more comments regarding this post on Facebook.

Morality of the Cadet Corps

By | September 13th, 2011|

The President of Norwich University is required to submit a yearly report to the Board of Trustees. President Herbert Rufus Roberts submitted his last on June 2nd of 1917. It included the following section entitled "Morals of Cadets": "Ever since my connection with the institution I have made every effort [...]