Media coverage

College mentioned in Stamford Advocate article about Gettysburg


Pennsylvania Hall was mentioned as the site of a Civil War hospital in a July 30 Stamford Advocate article about Gettysburg.

From the Advocate:

The battlefield where 150,000 Americans fought each other for three days in July 1863 is open to the public throughout the year, and there is no admission charge to drive around and walk on terrain studded with many monuments and historical markers. The sites of the famously fierce hand-to-hand combat on a hill called Little Round Top on the second day of the battle and Confederate General George Pickett's disastrous "charge" into the middle of the heavily-defended Union line on the third are just south of the village. On the lovely campus of Gettysburg College, majestic, old Pennsylvania Hall, which was used as a hospital during the battle, still stands. One of my favorite places in Gettysburg is Barlow Knoll on a remote patch of battlefield just north of the college where a monument honors the 17th Connecticut Volunteers, known as the "Fairfield County Regiment," which served with valor in the opening hours of the first day's fighting.


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Gettysburg mentioned in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article on SAT optional schools


Gettysburg College was mentioned in a July 30 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about Temple University dropping its SAT requirement.

From the Post-Gazette:

With its decision, Temple joins more than 800 other universities in the U.S and about 30 in Pennsylvania with test-optional application processes, according to data from Fair Test, a Cambridge, Mass., group critical of standardized testing. Bryn Mawr College, a private women’s college outside Philadelphia, announced that it would no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores last week. Chatham University and Gettysburg College adopted similar policies in the past decade.


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College mentioned in Philly Inquirer, AP articles about SAT optional schools


Gettysburg College was mentioned in a July 26 Philadelphia Inquirer article about Bryn Mawr College dropping their SAT requirement for admission.

The article was also picked up by the Associated Press on July 28.

From the Inquirer:

St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia went test-optional last fall. Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Dickinson College in Carlisle, Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Ursinus College in Collegeville, Gettysburg College, and Albright College in Reading also are among test-optional schools in the region.

Muhlenberg College in Allentown and the College of New Jersey in Ewing require scores for some programs, according to Fair Test.

Nationally, more than 800 colleges - about 30 percent of schools that grant bachelor's degrees - give students the option of submitting SAT and ACT scores, Schaeffer said. Among them are several other women's colleges, including Mount Holyoke, Smith, and Wesleyan (Ga.).


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PA liberal arts consortium receives media attention


A recently-formed consortium of Pennsylvania liberal arts colleges, including Gettysburg, was featured in multiple media outlets in July, including the Associated Press, Patriot-News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, Gettysburg Times, and IT Business Net.

From the Inquirer:

As pressure to control tuition costs mounts, 10 private liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania are creating a consortium to save money and improve offerings by collaborating on staff training, course offerings, study abroad, library resources and other areas.

The new Pennsylvania Consortium for the Liberal Arts, which involves Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Swarthmore and Ursinus colleges locally, will be funded with a three-year, $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Other colleges involved include: Dickinson in Carlisle, Franklin & Marshall in Lancaster, Gettysburg, Juniata in Huntingdon, Muhlenberg in Allentown and Washington & Jefferson in Washington.


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Patriot-News mentions award for College-owned Gettysburg Hotel


In a July 29 article, the Patriot-News mentioned the the College-owned Gettysburg Hotel was name Celebrate Gettysburg Magazine's "Best Hotel of Gettysburg 2014."

From the Patriot-News:

Gettysburg Hotel was named by Celebrate Gettysburg Magazine as "Best Hotel of Gettysburg 2014", the eighth time the hotel has earned this honor. Established in 1797 and newly renovated in 2013, the 119-room hotel is located on Lincoln Square and is owned by Gettysburg College. Waterford Hotel Group, a national hotel and convention center management firm, manages the property.


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Four Seasons' 1964 homecoming performance mentioned on Rochester radio


The Four Seasons' 1964 performance at homecoming was mentioned on WHAM-AM radio in Rochester, NY on July 18.


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Civil War Institute Conference shown on PCN July 7-8


The Civil War Institute's annual conference was shown on the Pennsylvania Cable Network July 7-8.


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