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Gettysburg College ranked on Top 100 Colleges by Student Choice


Grad Reports ranked Gettysburg College among the top 100 colleges by student choice. Among the list of criteria considered were the acceptance rate and the enrollment rate for every school in the country.

From Grad Reports:

The Top 100 Colleges by Student Choice represent the most desired schools in the country, whether they are small liberal arts colleges, military academies, or large national universities. Unlike most conventional rankings, this list was generated based on objective, trusted data: it considers the acceptance rate as well as the enrollment rate for every school in the country. Our rankings showcase schools that students are actually choosing, not just the institutions with the lowest admission rates.

What has resulted is a list that allows us to meaningfully compare very different schools and to give credit to often overlooked institutions who are satisfying student needs. You’ll see the United States Naval Academy outranking many Ivy League colleges and small schools with under 2,000 students like Claremont McKenna College and Bowdoin College ranking in our top 20. You’ll see a list where affordability, personal attention, and strong career outcomes allow unexpected schools to rise to the top.


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Philosophy prof. Steve Gimbel on Midday with Dan Rodricks on WYPR radio


Gettysburg College philosophy professor Steve Gimbel was on Middal with Dan Rodricks, a Baltimore NPR radio show, on February 27. Gimbel discussed his forthcoming book "Einstein: His Space and Time," and how Einstein influence American politics and civil rights.

From WYPR:

How three men of Europe shaped America’s founding -- and its laws, science and conscience. Laura Auricchio, author of “The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered,” explains why Lafayette’s bronze statue stands high in Baltimore's Mount Vernon Place and in other American cities and towns; John Bessler, author of “The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution,” explains Cesare Beccaria’s influence on the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution; and Steven Gimbel joins Midday to talk about his book, “Einstein: His Space and Time,” and the famed scientists’ influence on American politics and civil rights.


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Gettysburg College Hillel event advertised in Evening Sun


Gettysburg College's Hillel chapter was mentioned in The Evening Sun for its sponsorship of a Passover Seder meal. This event was held in conjunction with the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and the Adams County Jewish Community. 

From The Evening Sun:

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County will host a model Passover Seder meal at 1 p.m. March 29 at 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg.

Joe Levenstein will explain the significance of the Jewish Passover Seder, including the traditional foods, practices and symbols. Participants will learn songs and have an opportunity to take part in some of the rituals. The event is open to the public and is suitable for all ages. A donation of $5 is suggested to cover the cost of food samples.

The event is offered in collaboration with the Adams County Jewish Community and Gettysburg College Hillel.


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Gettysburg College hosts high school career fair, featured in Evening Sun


Gettysburg College hosted the 15th annual Adams County Career Fair on March 11, and more than 1,100 high school sophomores attended. The students were able to select up to three career sessions to attend, with session topics covering a variety of career fields.

From the Evening Sun:

Gettysburg College may have been on its spring break, but groups of students could still be seen walking around campus Wednesday.

Tenth graders, more than 1,100 of them from nine Adams County schools, came to the campus to learn about careers at the 15th annual Adams County Career Fair.

Students could select three sessions to sit in on, with topics ranging from nursing to photography to accounting.


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Men's lacrosse team defeats York College


In the first-ever game between the two teams, Gettysburg College's men's lacrosse team defeated York College 12-6. The win was featured in The Evening Sun.

From The Evening Sun:

On a sun-drenched afternoon, Gettysburg College faced a nationally-ranked team for the third time this season and the Bullets walked away victorious for the third time in those contests as they defeated York College, 12-6, in men's lacrosse action Wednesday at Shirk Field at Musselman Stadium.

It marked the first meeting for the two programs.

Previously, the Bullets had defeated then-No. 7 Salisbury, 12-6, and then-No. 3 Lynchburg, 7-6.


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Sunderman Conservatory of Music ranked in top 10 "Hidden Gem" Music Schools


Gettysburg College's Sunderman Conservatory of Music was ranked among the top ten "Hidden Gem" music schools in the United States by Musical School Central. The article mentions that there are 625 musical schools and departments accredited by the National Assocation of Schools of Music, and considers a "hidden gem" school as "alternatives for students wishing to expand their palette of options," schools that are "still elite, excellent, and comparable to any other top school in the entire country." Other schools on the list include Catholic University of America's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, James Madison University School of Music, and the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University.

From Music School Central:

Frequently, I get many students and their families inquiring into what liberal arts colleges have good music programs.

The selection for these kinds of schools is seemingly limited – the most spoken about ones are Oberlin’s Conservatory of Music, the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and the Ithaca School of Music, all top-notch excellent schools.

However, another very good one has come to my attention recently, which is Gettysburg College’s Sunderman School of Music.


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Recently tenured professors acknowledged in Inside Higher Ed


Six faculty members have recently been selected to receive tenure for the upcoming academic year. Those professors, Kurt Andresen in physics, Rimvydas Baltaduonis in economics, Amy Dailey in health sciences, Radost Rengelova in Spanish, Richard Russell in psychology, and Divonna Stebick in education, were acknowledged by Inside Higher Ed for their accomplishment.


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