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Warshaw writes Patriot-News piece on Obama's handling of Ebola


Political science Prof. and presidential scholar Shirley Anne Warshaw authored a Nov. 12 Harrisburg Patriot-News piece on the Obama administration's handling of Ebola.

From the Patriot-News:

The Obama administration didn't need to let the Ebola issue fester and didn't need a czar to fix it. They successfully managed another epidemic in 2009 but failed to follow their own model, a model driven by the public's fear of foreign invaders.

Ebola should be an issue that the CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (notice the words "disease control") - handles.

This is what they do.  But, in reality, Ebola is more complicated because, like terrorism, it endangers our national security.

The nation feels threatened by this disease which, like terrorism, is not of our shores.  It invaded us.  And therein lies the problem.


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Alum featured on PBS NewsHour piece on military burn pits


Alum Robert Matthews, Senior Counsel at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, was featured on the Nov. 17 PBS NewsHour during a segment on military burn pits.

From PBS:

Throughout the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, all kinds of things -- batteries, paint, plastic, electronics, even whole vehicles -- were disposed of in so-called “burn pits” by the U.S. military. Some veterans have filed a class action lawsuit against a defense contractor claiming toxic smoke from burning waste caused lung disease and cancer. Hari Sreenivasan and NewsHour producer Dan Sagalyn report.


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Alum interviewed on CBS for company's program to educate vets


Laura Whitney Carmack '88 (who is VP, Human Resources, SAP National Security Services) was interviewed on CBS on Nov. 25 regarding her company’s program to educate vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. 


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Student football player interviewed by CBS Sports


Colin Keating '18, a member of the Gettysburg College football team, was recently interviewed by CBS Sports as part of its feature piece "Coach me Cowher: Westwood Cardinals" which aired Nov. 23.

Keating, a defensive end for the Bullets, was one of the primary interviewees for the piece which focused on his former high school team and assistant coach John Zisa. Former NFL head coach and current CBS Sports broadcaster Bill Cowher visited Westwood Regional High School and helped coach the team alongside Zisa and the Cardinals coaching staff. The piece focuses on Zisa who teaches and inspires his players every day despite being paralyzed more than three decades ago.


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Alum cites fellow alum in column for South Jersey Times


Alum Bob Shryock cited fellow alum Harry pure in his Nov. 2 South Jersey Times column about his basketball career.

From the South Jersey Times:

Sixty years ago this fall, I was a high school sophomore who had unreasonable expectations of leading the basketball team out of its decades-long funk in the South Penn Conference against the likes of proven powers Hanover, Carlisle, Hershey, Chambersburg, Gettysburg and Mechanicsburg, none of which ever seemed to be an easy mark for the Indians.

It was mid-October 1954, a time in history that would coincide with another, much more infamous. Our new head coach was Harry Pure, his last name accurately describing the shot he developed effectively at nearby Gettysburg College, where he emerged as a star.


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Guelzo earns media attention for Gettysburg MOH recipient


On Nov. 6, Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era Allen Guelzo had op-eds in the Wall Street Journal and Gettysburg Times, and conducted a CBS News radio interview on the Medal of Honor posthumously received by 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing. Cushing died at the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Alum on NBC Nightly News for research on children's sleep


Mary Carskadon '67 was on NBC Nightly News on Nov. 8 for her research on children's sleep.

The segment was entitled The Science of Children's Sleep: Research says the problem of children and teens lacking sleep is growing.


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