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Alum featured in The Redding Pilot

Natalie Hammond, a sociology and elementary education major at Gettysburg College, was recently featured in the Redding Pilot for her new position as principal at Redding Elementary School. 

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Natalie Hammond has come full circle in her new role as principal at Redding Elementary School. It was at this school where she first began her teaching career, as a long-term substitute, during the 1994-1995 school year.

Prior to returning to RES, Hammond was assistant principal of Emma Hart Willard Elementary School in Berlin for three years. Before that, she was a lead teacher and third grade teacher in Newtown, at Sandy Hook Elementary and Head O’Meadow School.

Hammond said she came back to RES because she wanted to move on to greater opportunities. “I was ready to spread my wings and move onto a principalship,” she said. “I was in school administration for five years and I felt like this was the right time and place for me to become a principal.”

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Gettysburg Alumni mentioned in Wilton Bulletin

Two Gettysburg College alumni, Greg Pinchbeck and Gregory O'Connor were mentioned in the Wilton Bulletin for a 15.5 mile swim across the Long Island Sound in order to help fight cancer as part of St. Vincent's Medical Foundation's 30th annual SWIM Across the Sound

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Prof. Scott Hancock authors column for Philly Inquirer

Professor Soctt Hancock was published in the Philly Inquirer with a column titled "Don't fall for the lies behind Trump's calls for unity" in which he relates the "unity" of the Confederacy and Union after the Civil War to today. 

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Megan Webster featured on

Gettysburg College graduate, Megan Webster, was feature in an article titled "New manager at Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District." 

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Naples resident Megan Webster is the new manager of Ontario County Soil and Water Conservation District. Webster was most recently a technician for the district that works to protect, enhance and conserve natural resources in Ontario County.

Webster “brings a wealth of knowledge in protecting and improving the environment,” stated the district in announcing her appointment Wednesday. “She has extensive experience in a variety of fields to include working on water quality issues under the Sea Grant Program in Hawaii, gaining management experience as team leader in the preservation of conservation lands, also in Hawaii. She served as a project officer within a wildlife trust in Scotland for two years prior to moving back to this area and beginning her tenure with the Conservation District in 2015.”

A native of Penn Yan in Yates County, Webster has a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College and a masters of science in environmental chemistry from University of Maryland.

The district added that Webster is well versed in dealing with a variety of stakeholders including public and private landowners to best use and protect the natural resources of the county. As a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC), her responsibilities have included the planning, installation and monitoring of best management practices.

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Gettysburg College mentioned in created a list from Princeton Review's annual rankings of schools in Pennsylvania that made the top 20 list in any category. Gettysburg College was mentioned in the following: Their Students Love These Colleges, Best Science Labs, Students Study the Most, and Best Campus Food

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Gettysburg College mentioned in

Herald Media mentions Gettysburg College and the Hatcher family in the search for the story of their relative, Aldine Lakin. Son and daughter of George and Kim Hatcher, Georgie Hatcher '03 and Lynn Hatcher '17 graduated from college almost 100 years after their great-grandfather Aldine. 

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Gettysburg connection

George A. Hatcher Jr. of Hagerstown, the son-in-law of Jane Hershey, began researching Aldine's story after Georgie Hatcher, George Jr. and Kim's son, went to Gettysburg College in 2003. Hatcher knew Aldine had graduated from there.

When Lynn Hatcher, George and Kim's daughter, decided to go to Gettysburg College and realized she would graduate in May 2017, 100 years after her great-grandfather, George Hatcher Jr. intensified his research.

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Prof. Richard Russell featured in Nueroscience News

An illusion created by Professor Richard Russell was featured in an article titled "Three Visual Illusions that Reveal the Hidden Workings of the Brain."

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In this illusion by Richard Russell, the same face appears to be female when the skin tone is made lighter (left image) and male when the skin tone is made darker (right image).

The illusion works because changing the skin tone affects the face’s contrast – the difference between the darkest parts of the face (lips and eyes) and lightest parts (the skin).

Few would regard facial contrast as a defining feature of either sex, but in fact, contrast is on average higher in females than males.

Even without consciously knowing it, our brains are attuned to the difference in contrast between the sexes, and so contrast is one cue the brain uses to determine gender. When other cues are removed, contrast can be the deciding factor.

Perhaps the most interesting thing about the illusion is that the contrast doesn’t simply help us work out the sex of the face – it provides an experience of “seeing” a face that is male or female. The use of the contrast cue is done by unconscious processes.

The image in our mind’s eye has incorporated information that we already hold, and uses this to resolve ambiguity in the image.

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