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2014 Commencement Speaker mentioned in The Gettysburg Times


The Gettysburg Times ran an announcement of the College's 2014 Commencement speaker, Judge Advocate General Flora Darpino, '83.

From the Gettysburg Times:

The first-ever female commander of the U.S. Army's legal arm will be the speaker May 18 at Gettysburg College's 179th Commencement.

Lt. Gen. Flora Darpino, a 1983 graduate of Gettysburg College, is the Army's 39th Judge Advocate General (JAG).


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Student '14 highlights STEMinists in article for USA Today Colleges


Kasey Varner '14 wrote an article about STEMinists, a new student organization that supports and mentors women interested in STEM courses, for USA Today Colleges.

From USA Today Colleges:

At Gettysburg College, students not only joined the national trend of empowering female STEM majors but they claimed ownership of the program too.

Their efforts culminated into STEMinists, a club whose goals include challenging the nerdy male stereotype of people in STEM while also mentoring and supporting other females interested in STEM.

“Being the only girl in your classes can be overwhelming,” says founder Kirsten Crear. “We want to serve as mentors to younger girls in our majors to help them deal with the same issues we deal with too.”


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English prof pens article about value of minimum wage


English professor Christopher Fee wrote an article for MarketWatch, published on March 13. This article examined the value of the minimum wage and addressed national discussions calling for it to be raised.

From MarketWatch:

Isn’t it more moral to pay a fair wage to somewhat fewer employees than to allow millions of hard-working folks to struggle on starvation wages?

According to the MIT Living Wage Calculator, a single adult working full-time in my rural Pennsylvania county would need to earn at least $8.25 an hour to get by; the minimum wage is $7.25. For a family of four with one adult working full-time, $16.83 an hour would be a livable wage. In an urban center such as Philadelphia, the livable wages would of course be higher: $10.09 for a single adult and $19.64 for a family of four.

Paying a livable wage is simple justice.


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Allen Guelzo's book mentioned in New York Times


In a paperback row roundup for the New York Times, Allen Guelzo's book, "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion," was reviewed.

From the New York Times:

Spread over 15 square miles in Pennsylvania on the first three days of July 1863, the battle of Gettysburg was “the greatest and most violent collision the North American continent had ever seen.” Guelzo, a distinguished Lincoln scholar who teaches at Gettysburg College, offers a remarkably detailed treatment of the battle, with beguiling accounts of division within the Union and Confederate Armies.


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New York Times announces history prof win of Guggenheim-Lehrman prize


An article for the New York Times featured the Guggenheim-Lehrman prize in military history's recipient, history professor Allen Guelzo, and discussed the book for which he won the prize, "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion."

From the New York Times:

A book about the battle of Gettysburg triumphed over some 100 other nominees to win the first Guggenheim-Lehrman Prize in Military History, which was founded last year to bolster the status of military history and is to be awarded annually.

Allen C. Guelzo, a professor and noted Lincoln scholar at Gettysburg College, won the $50,000 prize for “Gettysburg: The Last Invasion,” a book that aims to bring fresh perspective to one of the most chronicled battles in history.


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Sunderman Conservatory of Music residency mentioned in New York Times


One of the Sunderman Conservatory of Music's residencies, "Shuffle," was mentioned in the New York Times.

From the New York Times:

THE people around me were ordering music the way I order a burger. “I’ll take the Prokofiev,” No. 12 declared. “Let’s have the Bach,” No. 2 said.

At the Shuffle Concert, where crowdsourcing crashes into classical, every guest gets a number. If yours is called, you pick the next piece.

The pieces are numbered, too: In theory, Guest No. 4 could order Piece No. 6. But to prevent the whole thing from tumbling into anarchy, the audience knows to skip the menu numbers and order by composer name. For full effect, you should mutter it casually, as if you and Stravinsky go way back. If there’s a faintly European gargling noise involved (see, for example, Bach), gargle it.


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Psychology professor's research featured on season three episode of Brain Games


In a season three episode of National Geographic's Brain Games, psychology professor Richard Russell's research on the psychology of beauty was discussed.

From the transcripts of Brain Games:

Even though almost everyone can be divided into one of these two categories - male of female - it's not always so easy to tell which is which. Like in that first image we showed you. Most of you decided the person on the left was female, and a few of you thought you outsmarted us by deciding the one on theright was the woman.

But these images are actually just slightly altered version of the same face. This illusion was created by Professor Richard Russell at Gettysburg College. Taking two identical images, the eyes and lips remained unchanged on both faces, while the image on the right was darkened everywhere else, and the one on the left was lightened. - making it appear more feminine so even though the eyes and lips may appear darker in the image on the left - in reality they're the exact same shade in both images!

So, with all of this information, can you identify the gender of our model now?


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