In the Media / Latest media coverage for Gettysburg College Richard Russell featured in The New Yorker Richard Russell is featured in The New Yorker's article on "super-recognizers." 

From The New Yorker:

According to recent studies, as much as two per cent of the U.S. population may suffer from prosopagnosia, and as many as eight million citizens may have a more moderate impairment. Richard Russell, the psychologist, who is now at Gettysburg College, believes it is statistically inevitable that some passport officers at American airports are face blind—and that quite a number are significantly impaired. For decades, teen-agers have faked their way into bars using borrowed I.D.s with comically dubious photographs. What if that is all it takes to fake your way onto an airplane?

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:50:05 EDT
Kathleen Iannello's op-ed quoted in Commentary Magazine Kathleen Iannello's op-ed is quoted in Commentary Magazine's article about Donald Trump and the upcoming election.

From Commentary Magazine:

In Tuesday’s Philadelphia Inquirer, Kathleen Iannello agreed with many commentators that we have a duty to be “boldly honest” about the dangers of Donald Trump. But there is a difference between her commentary and others. Kathleen Iannello is a professor at Gettysburg College and proposes to be boldly honest about Donald Trump’s defects in her courses on American government.

In fairness, there is a difference between non-partisan inquiry, which professors should practice, and arriving at results that favor no party, which should not be expected. Suppose, for example, that I am an economist who has concluded, whether through my own rigorous inquiry or by evaluating the work of others, that discrimination contributes relatively little to the pay gap between men and women. I need not pretend, for the sake of balance, that those who suggest that the pay gap is mainly the result of discrimination have a case that is just as good as that of their opponents.

Similarly, although I should check myself if all the myths that I bust happen to be the myths of my political opponents, there is nothing about non-partisanship that requires a teacher to refrain from taking note of egregious factual or interpretive errors. Of course, I should refrain from busting myths about Donald Trump in my course on English literature. Of course, it is best, wherever possible, to teach students to weigh the evidence for themselves and trust that they will draw sound conclusions. Of course, intellectual humility, and being a model of intellectual humility for our students, at times requires us to take seriously the possibility that we have it wrong, even when we are sure we are right.

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:46:00 EDT
Gettysburg College featured in Gettysburg Times' article on homelessness Gettysburg Times features Gettysburg College's attempts to help the homeless during the cold weather months.

From Gettysburg Times:

Gettysburg Combined Area Resources for Emergency Shelter Inc. (C.A.R.E.S.) was established in November 2012 as a nonprofit corporation.

C.A.R.E.S. mission is to provide emergency shelter during the cold weather months (October through April) when no other shelter can be found. This is accomplished through a partnership with 14 local churches and several community organizations which include Adams County Housing Authority, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg Community Soup Kitchen, Healthy Community Network, SCCAP, Lebanon VA Medical Center, Gettysburg Area School District, Gettysburg Police Department, WellSpan/Gettysburg Hospital and Healthy Adams County.

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:42:37 EDT
Interview with Susan Eisenhower on Focus Washington Susan Eisenhower is interviewed by Focus Washington on the upcoming election.

From Focus Washington:

Well known independent voter Eisenhower discusses what the leading parties need to learn from the 2016 primaries.

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:38:17 EDT
Kathleen Iannello's op-ed featured on Kathleen Iannello's op-ed about the presidential election is featured on


Kathleen Iannello is associate professor of political science at Gettysburg College

I have been teaching courses in American government for more than 25 years. I enjoy getting students interested in and excited about politics. I especially love engaging with them during a presidential election. Their interest is at a high point - most of them voting for the first time. My goal is to pull them into the process and get them hooked on real politics, making them eager to study political science.

Toward this goal I strive to be very careful about revealing my own political leanings. Hard as I try, I imagine most of them have it figured out by the end of the semester. If they are continuing in political science they might notice that I teach feminist political theory - not a subtle clue.

As a liberal, I have no problem extolling the virtues of Democrats. And because of that, every year I go out of my way to create some semblance of balance. Two of the three books in the introductory course are written by former Republican members of Congress: Joe Scarborough and Mickey Edwards. I admit that no assignment includes Pat Buchanan or William F. Buckley, but I am trying to find a balance.

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:34:13 EDT
Peter Carmichael interviewed on TVEyes Peter Carmichael is featured on TVEyes' interview about the Battle of Gettysburg and the role that railroads played in the American Civil War. 

From TVEyes: 

I've arranged to meet Peter Carmichael, the professor of Civil War Studies from gettysburg collegeon the fields where the future of America was forged. Peter, the Battle of Gettysburg comes roughly at the midpoint of the American Civil War, what was the war about? The war was ultimately about In 1860, when Abraham Lincoln was elected in the North, his party, the Republican Party, was viewed in the South as a threat against the Southern way of life, which is code words for slavery. And so, at the beginning of the conflict, the majority of the slave-owning states actually declare a separate nation, they leave the Union. Yes, and that act of leaving the Union is called secession and the secession movement, its epicentre, was in the Deep South. In April 1861, the war began. Despite the North's having superior forces, the Union's hopes for a quick victory over the Southern Confederate States were dashed. The conflict settled into a grinding stalemate. How important was the role that the railroads played in the American Civil War? Extraordinary. The very nature of warfare itself. It gave a tremendous advantage to the side on the defence, and that side was the Confederacy. Because the political aim of the Confederacy is independence. They don't need to conquer the North, they just simply need to outlast the North. The more territory that those Northern armies gain, the more extended, the more vulnerable that those armies were to Confederate raiders. Those long railroad lines - which of course brought equipment, they brought troops - they became more extended, and so that, of course, left it vulnerable to Confederate cavalry to come in and slash and attack - and that, actually, slowed down the Union. In the spring of 1863, the Confederate general Robert E Lee made successful advances through Virginia into Pennsylvania. On Lee's advance north, he encountered the Union's army here at gettysburgDespite warnings that the line was too strong, Lee ordered an attack. RE Lee decided to strike the very centre of the Union line.

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:30:13 EDT
Shirley Anne Warshaw quoted in TribLive Shirley Anne Warshaw, presidential scholar, was quoted in TribLive's Donald Trump article with her views on money and financial power.

From TribLive:

Leaping onto that list is entertainer and billionaire Donald Trump, who paid for much of the campaign that won him the GOP nomination for president Thursday. Trump has given or loaned his campaign $49.9 million, according to campaign finance figures released Thursday. 

“Money is power” in politics, especially at the outset of a campaign, said Shirley Ann Warshaw, presidential scholar at Gettysburg College.

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:50:24 EDT