Norwich Flashback: A Tale of Two Campuses

In the Spring of 1993 the Norwich University Board of Trustees voted to merge Montpelier-based Vermont College (VC) with the Military College of Vermont (MCV) on the Northfield campus. Strategically and financially the move was a no-brainer, but it was not without controversy. For the first time civilian students would live on the “U.P.” (upper parade). It also spelled the end of the MCV designation and separate graduation ceremonies.

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  1. Tiki Archambeau says:

    Hey Randy, saw your post on Twitter for this blog post. Wow, blast from the past! Thanks for the memory. And thanks for posting my article from the Guidon. Not sure I even have a copy around of that one.

    What a strange time that was. In hindsight, for a new president looking over the landscape, this decision really was a no-brainer. Turns out is was a wise decision despite the reservations of many. Kinda wish I saved myself 4 years worth of bus trips but hey, it built character. VC was the kind of place that could grow on you as it did for me.

    I remember you fielding questions from the Corps in the auditorium and some of the heated questions about the decision. How about offering your insight of that time and how you felt in your unique position when hearing complaints from Corps members? I’d be intrigued to read about it.

    Thanks again for the post.

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