It has been a busy year for the Gettysburg College community, and we're pretty tired from hoisting the national championship trophy, traveling the world, schmoozing with the D.C. elite, and studying beauty with Chanel researchers, so we thought we'd take a few minutes to sit back, relax, and reflect on the biggest stories from 2011.
With more than 4.3 million visits this year, the Gettysburg College website is a popular place to be, so without further ado, and in no particular order, here are our top stories from 2011.
Eight Gettysburg College students worked on the front lines of American history this summer, completing internships at four National Park Service Civil War sites.
• High ratings from news and higher ed groups
• Media outlets crave psych prof's sweet tooth study
• Pres. Riggs pens op-eds in Chronicle, Patriot-News
• Civil War prof. writes for Christian Science Monitor, National Review
• Eisenhower Institute Fellows earn media attention
o Jennifer Donahue on Hardball, Andrea Mitchell Reports
o Kasey Pipes writes for Foxnews.com, Dallas Morning News
o Sean Kay in Huffington Post
• Hannah Frantz '13 studies in Rwanda
• Louis Gorst '15 backpacks through Costa Rica
• Nick Boire '07 completes Peace Corps assignment in Namibia
• Students complete service-learning experiences in Uganda and Nicaragua
Current seniors and alumni in the classes of 2001-2010 put Gettysburg over the top in the final days of March Mania, a three-way fundraising challenge among Gettysburg, Franklin & Marshall, and Dickinson colleges.
Pennsylvania Hall's cupola has always been a high-visibility symbol of Gettysburg College, but few have seen its interior or enjoyed the view from the top. A video and a photo gallery, both shot this summer, provide total access.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2011
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