I have been notified, that Norwich University has decided to disband NIB. Of the 28 members only 5 can remain in the newly formed artillery company thats run by Army ROTC, and is only open, currently, for Army ROTC contracting cadets. Also brought to my attention, Mountain cold weather company, has also been closed to any cadet not contracting with the Army. This also means cadets who were currently in candidacy or have completed candidacy for these special units, and are not contracting with the army, will or have been kicked out. As someone who was recently accepted to norwich, with excitement, I feel my excitement quickly fading. What is the school doing to its cadets? Its taking the military out of the military college of vermont, and as someone who wished to go out for candidacy in arty company, as a Marine option ROTC cadet, am really disapointed. Many alumni are angered at the destruction of their traditions, and have taken action with a petition. ( http://www.change.org/petitions/nor...ollapse-of-the-norwich-indepedent-battery-nib ) I was just wondering what some of you think about this, especially any previous cadets of this institution.