In the Media / Latest media coverage for Gettysburg College Prof. Scott Hancock published in The Inquirer Scott Hancock, Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies, wrote an opinion piece titled "Was Robert E. Lee really 'an honorable man?' Yes, if you were a white American" — which was published in The Inquirer. Here is the opening excerpt:

"An honorable man."

That's White House Chief of Staff and former U.S. Marine General John Kelly's description of Robert E. Lee.

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:14:08 EST
Prof. Richard Russell quoted in Metro Metro published a piece on how to look younger on social media — specifically targeting the eyebrows. Richard Russell, associate professor of psychology, was quoted in Metro regarding facial features in different levels of contrast. Here is his quote from the piece:

“We know that lips get less red with age and eyebrows get lighter, for instance, and those are both things that you could address with makeup, if you wanted.”

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:07:34 EST
CWI Director Peter Carmichael quoted in Philly NBC Philly NBC released a piece revolving around the origins of the Civil War, following comments of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and President Donald Trump. CWI Director Peter Carmichael said the conflict arose from lack of compromise and conflicting views. Here is an excerpt from the quote:


"Lincoln refused to compromise on the question of slavery’s expansion," Peter Carmichael, director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, said.

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:06:55 EST
Prof. Veronica Calvillo quoted in York Daily Record Associate Professor of Spanish, Veronica Calvillo, was a guest speaker at Penn State York during their Day of the Dead celebrations. Lives of loved ones were celebrated while skulls were decorated. Here is her quote from the York Daily Record:

"It's interesting to have the contrast between skulls and death," Cavillo said. "In Latin America, Latinos embrace death as part of the cycle of life, where we (in the United States) are sometimes scared of it."

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:06:10 EST
Philosophy Department Chair Daniel DeNicola published in Z√≥calo Public Square Daniel DeNicola, Philosophy Department Chairman, had his essay "American Populism Shouldn’t Have to Embrace Ignorance" published in Zócalo Public Square. The piece focuses around ignorance culture and its effects on democracy. Here is the opening except:

Public ignorance is an inherent threat to democracy. It breeds superstition, prejudice, and error; and it prevents both a clear-eyed understanding of the world and the formulation of wise policies to adapt to that world.

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:05:40 EST
Interview with Philosophy Department Chair Daniel DeNicola featured in The Key Reporter Daniel DeNicola, Chair of the Philosophy Department, was interviewed in The Key Reporter regarding his new book, Understanding Ignorance: The Surprising Impact of What We Don't KnowHis argument revolves around how philosophers focus too much time on the structure and justification of knowledge while ignoring the more complicated structure of ignorance.

The Key Reporter is Phi Beta Kappa's publication for news and alumni relation. Here is part of his first answer to why he wrote a book about "ignorance."

"When I wrote my book on liberal education, I wanted to include an account of the nature and impact of ignorance, but the topic grew too large for a chapter, or even a section of that book."

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:05:07 EST
Q & A with Philosophy Department Chair Daniel DeNicola featured in New Humanist The New Humanist featured a blog post with a Q&A  talking to Philosophy Department Chair Daniel DeNicola. The conversation centered ignorance trending from the recent political events and the uprising of fake news. Here is a part of his answer when asked about what brought him to the subject matter of ignorance:

I would call it a convergence of academic interests and current events. For years, I taught a seminar for first-year undergraduates called Secrets & Lies. We studied the ethical issues involved in the concealment and revelation of the truth, both at the interpersonal and governmental levels. 

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 04:04:45 EST