In the Media / Latest media coverage for Gettysburg College Student published by College Magazine Sydney Braat '18 authored a column highlighting postcard-perfect spots on campus that was published by College Magazine.

From College Magazine:

Pennsylvania is that state that seems to go on forever. But somewhere about halfway through lies a little gem called Gettysburg College. Do you remember learning about the Civil War in high school? Yeah, it happened on and near our campus roughly 153 years ago. We may be a school surrounded by miles of battlefield, but we do have one beautiful campus. We’re pretty proud to call this place home.

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 06:37:41 EST
Eisenhower Institute program coordinator published by Huffington Post Eisenhower Institute program coordinator David Wemer '14 authored a column that was published by the Huffington Post.

From the Huffington Post:

Last month, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Parliament President Martin Schulz sat down for a live television “debate“ on the future of Europe. Instead of providing a serious two-sided discourse on the challenges facing Europe, however, Juncker and Schulz used the opportunity to assign blame for Europe’s recent ills on the European Union’s member states. On issues including transparency, refugees, and Brexit, Juncker and Schulz seemed assured that the cause of the Union’s recent malaise is not inaction by Brussels, but member state intransigence.

In reality, it is the Union’s institutions, not the member states, that have been ineffective in crafting policies to confront major challenges such as revitalizing Europe’s battered financial market, managing the arrival of more than one million refugees, and protecting Europeans from a growing security threats. Despite the need for collective action, these crises have been met with muddled policy and gridlock within the Union’s decision-making bodies. Union insiders like Juncker and Schultz have responded by arguing for Brussels to take more political control from the member states. Trust in European institutions, however, is at all time lows, and, as Brexit demonstrated, the pursuit of new political integration could push skeptical member states towards the exit. Juncker, Schulz, and the Brussels elite should pause their pursuit of deeper political integration, which is not only out-of-touch with much of the European electorate, but also provides no clear possibility of producing more effective or timely policymaking for Europe.

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 04:15:09 EST
English Prof. Rob Garnett published by Wall Street Journal English Prof. Rob Garnett authored a column about Pearl Harbor that was published by the Wall Street Journal.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Seventy-five years ago today, the sun rose on Oahu a few minutes before 6:30. Later accounts vary in many details, but all agree that the day dawned fair—blue skies, wispy clouds, a fresh breeze. It was a quiet Sunday morning.

On the great naval base at Pearl Harbor, a battle-of-the-bands competition had been held the evening before. American battleships carried 20-man bands, and in a semifinal two weeks earlier the USS Arizona’s had qualified for the final round. The concert on Dec. 6 was a second semifinal, and the Arizona’s musicians attended only to watch and listen.

Next morning, they were back aboard ship. When “first call to colors” was bugled just before eight, the band formed up on the fantail to play “The Star-Spangled Banner.” But before they struck up, there came the drone of approaching aircraft.

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 04:09:12 EST
Psychology Prof. Richard Russell interviewed by regional health media outlet Psychology Prof. Richard Russell, known for his research on super recognizers, was interviewed by Transforming Health, a regional health publication.

From Transforming Health:

What if you could recognize a face you had glanced at maybe once before, some five or six years ago?

Some people have that ability, and they're called super recognizers.

The professor who created the term works right here in the midstate, at Gettysburg College.

Transforming Health's Ben Allen wanted to know more about these super-recognizers, so he caught up with psychology professor Richard Russell.

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 04:00:19 EST
Student quoted in New York Times Madeleine Gaiser '17 was quoted in a New York Times article about the values and issues that are important to students across the country.

From the New York Times:

We asked students what they would do if they were in charge, what their concerns and hopes for the future would be. Empathy and forgiveness — a plea for more — and climate change were recurring themes, as well as issues political and personal. Here are condensed selections. Add your own ideas in the comments section at the bottom of this page (student submissions will be highlighted). Photos and drawings that interpret the question can be submitted via email, to

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 03:56:36 EST
Gettysburg College mentioned in Hanover Evening Sun Gettysburg College was mentioned in the Hanover Evening Sun for its efforts to combat voter apathy.

From the Hanover Evening Sun:

For millions of Americans, Nov. 8 will mark the first time they can vote in a presidential election.

Although the divisive rhetoric that has defined the 2016 campaign has failed to seep into the campus of Gettysburg College, for some, voting for the first time will lack the excitement they always imagined.

"A lot of people are kind of tired of the whole thing," said sophomore Christopher Condon, the president of Young Americans for Liberty, the college's club that supports Libertarian values.

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 03:45:11 EST
CWES Prof. Allen Guelzo quoted in Wall Street Journal Civil War Era Studies Prof. Allen Guelzo was quoted in an article about historical parallels between 1861 and 2016 that was published by the Wall Street Journal.

From the Wall Street Journal:

Americans elected the greatest president, Lincoln, four years after the worst, Buchanan, so there’s some hope that 2020 will redeem 2016, whoever wins on Tuesday. But whatever the future holds, perhaps the past could help beleaguered voters make sense of the choice between the two most unpopular candidates since the advent of modern polling.

Mon, 02 Jan 2017 03:43:01 EST