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Features - Spring 2014

Immersion in environmental policy

Students in the Eisenhower Institute's Environmental Leadership Program go to great lengths-and depths-to understand environmental policy.

East meets West

Winds to the East: the Sunderman Conservatory of Music's Wind Symphony had its first international performance tour.

Gifts that made Gettysburg College what it is today

Gifts-whether strategic or seemingly serendipitous-have helped propel the College along a distinctive path.

Working space

Peek into Penn Hall, third floor west.


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Michael Birkner

Franklin Professor of Liberal Arts & Professor of History

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Birkner's scholarship has focused on aspects of 19th- and 20th-century America: political, urban, oral and biographical history. In the past he has written about the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower, with special interest in the role of his Chief of Staff Sherman Adams. His most recent book, James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War, has been featured on the Pennsylvania Cable Network.

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American history

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