In the Media / Latest media coverage for Gettysburg College Business Officer magazine features Gettysburg College's partnership with Gettysburg Hotel The National Association of College and University Business Officers magazine, Business Officer, published an article that featured the partnership between Gettysburg College and the Gettysburg Hotel. Associate Vice President for Finance and Associate Treasurer Chris Delaney was quoted in the article.

From Business Officer:

In 1983, a fire destroyed a hotel that was located on the main square of downtown Gettysburg, Pa. Five years later, when the hotel still remained vacant without the prospect of redevelopment, Gettysburg College responded to an appeal by the community and invested in a partnership to rebuild the hotel.

The Gettysburg Hotel reopened in 1991, with the college as a limited partner. The institution had multiple goals for the venture, including producing income for its endowment and investing in the community to revitalize the downtown square, says Christopher Delaney, associate vice president for finance and associate treasurer, Gettysburg College. Sixteen years later, the college bought out its remaining partners, to become the hotel's sole owner.

Like scores of other hotels that are owned or operated by colleges and universities, the Gettysburg Hotel continues to welcome guests to its community and the campus. In Gettysburg and elsewhere, college- or university-affiliated hotels serve a variety of purposes for their institutions. And those purposes govern the business decisions for structuring a hotel project, including operating independently or partnering with a for-profit company, branding the property, and planning for its longevity.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:51:26 EDT
Prof. Allen Guelzo featured on C-Span Professor of History and Civil War Era Studies, Allen Guelzo, is featured on C-Span on his expertise on President Lincoln's record and reputation in history.

From C-Span:

Allen Guelzo, author of Redeeming the Great Emancipator, talked about President Lincoln’s record and reputation.

“Hating Lincoln, or, Why So Many Americans Think the Great Emancipator is No Longer Great or an Emancipator” was part of the annual Abraham Lincoln Symposium exploring the 16th president’s life, career, and legacy.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:02:47 EDT
Prof. Allen Guelzo quoted in The Washington Post Professor of History and Civil War Era Studies, Allen Guelzo, is quoted in The Washington Post's article on his view of Lincoln's cabinet and it is similar to President Trump's. 

From The Washington Post:

Trump’s approach may not be so different from Abraham Lincoln’s. Coming into the White House after more than a ­half-century of Democrats in power, Lincoln worked swiftly to oust hostile bureaucrats and appoint allies. But he still had to deal with an Army led by many senior officers who sympathized with the South, as well as a government beset by internal divisions.

Gettysburg College professor Allen C. Guelzo described Lincoln as “surrounded by smiling enemies,” which prompted him to embed his friends into army camps as well as some federal departments.

“I think that presidents actually do this more than it appears,” said Guelzo, adding that Lincoln dispatched Quartermaster General of the U.S. Army Montgomery Meigs to circulate among the Army of the Potomac to pick up any negative “doggerel” or insults officers made about him.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 03:00:58 EDT
Gettysburg College featured in Huffington Post Gettysburg College is featured in the Huffington Post's article on how The Campus Kitchens Project has been redistributing unwanted food to fight hunger. 

From The Huffington Post:

A big congrats to student volunteers with the Campus Kitchen at Washington, DC and the Campus Kitchen at Gettysburg College, who tied for the top prize in Raise the Dough, each raising $8,000 to fight hunger.

  • The Campus Kitchen at Washington, DC (CKWDC) will use its funds to support their food recovery and meal production efforts in the DC area. In 2016, CKWDC served nearly 40,000 meals and recovered more than 53,000 pounds of food.
  • The Campus Kitchen at Gettysburg College (CKGC) will use its funds to support their Healthy Options program, which provides families experiencing food insecurity, yet not eligible for federal food assistance programs, with the increased ability to purchase healthy, fresh foods.

In the last academic year, Campus Kitchens across the country rescued more than 1,306,163 pounds of food and served 349,376 meals. Each Campus Kitchen goes beyond delivering meals to develop and implement innovative programs that address the root causes of hunger.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:56:12 EDT
Gettysburg College featured in Gettysburg Times Gettysburg College is featured in the Gettysburg Times for their recent group's time spent in Nicaragua focusing on food and land sustainability. 

From Gettysburg Times:

Project Gettysburg-Le n (PGL) has been organizing cross-cultural delegation trips to Nicaragua through our sister-city relationship for more than 30 years. Over the last few years, these trips have had a primary focus on engaging with PGL projects in Le n. However, our most recent Delegation in January spent part of their time in the municipality of Bluefields on Nicaragua's Caribbean Coast. "You cannot fully understand Nicaragua if you do not explore the rich cultural diversity, history, and landscape of the Caribbean Coast," explains Yessica Holguin, PGL country director.

"While we haven't visited the Caribbean Coast in a number of years," PGL President Karl Mattson, noted, "we do have a long relationship the University of the Autonomous Region of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua (URACCAN)." This delegation was a great way to reestablish those friendships." The delegation was made up of eight Gettysburg College students and two professors. The theme of the delegation was Food and Land Sustainability in the western hemisphere's second poorest country. The delegation visited self-sustaining farms, natural reserves, hiked an active volcano, and swam in a volcanic lagoon.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:53:35 EDT
Avi Melamed published in Real Clear Politics Salisbury Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs expert at the Eisenhower Institute, Avi Melamed, is published in Real Clear Politics for his article about how President Trump can precipitate Mideast stability.

From Real Clear Politics:

Donald Trump inherits a Middle East embroiled in violence and instability, a region enveloped by an escalating Iranian-Arab power struggle.

The 45th president’s primary goal must be to stabilize the situation in the Middle East, which will require an uncompromising commitment to restrain the Iranian Mullah regime and reshape the balance of power in the region based on a “win some, lose some” mentality. 

In Syria, President Trump should partner with Russia, Turkey and Syria to bring about an end to the war, force Syria President Bashar al-Assad to step down, and establish a political system that secures the interests of the Alawite minority which has ruled Syria for nearly half a century, yet also reflects the fact that the majority of Syrians are Sunnis. Such a political system would limit Iran's influence in Syria and blunt its efforts to build a corridor of Iranian influence from Iran to the Mediterranean Sea

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:29:41 EDT
Prof. Andy Wilson featured on Science Daily Environmental Studies Professor Andy Wilson is featured on Science Daily for his use of drones to monitor and record small songbirds. 

From Science Daily:

"The inspiration for the study came while I was surveying forests in the Appalachian Mountain in Pennsylvania for Cerulean Warblers," says Wilson. "All of our survey work was done from roadsides or hiking trails, for logistical reasons and to maximize survey efficiency, but I was always aware that our sample locations were very biased and that we were missing key areas such as steep forested slopes." He notes that the drone and audio recorder used in this experiment were inexpensive, commercially available models, making this technique within reach even for those with limited funding.

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 02:26:19 EDT