Media coverage

College's Princeton review internship ranking featured in Evening Sun

The College's #11 ranking for internship opportunities in the Princeton Review was featured in the Evening Sun.

From the Evening Sun:

According to The Princeton Review's latest ranking, Colleges That Pay You Back, Gettysburg College earned one of the best return-on-education (ROE) scores in the nation. The ranking was based on 40 weighted data points, including academics, cost, financial aid, student debt, graduation rates, alumni salaries and job satisfaction.
Gettysburg College also ranked 11th in the country for internship opportunities, largely due to the College's emphasis on career development. The College is one of only four liberal arts institutions recognized by The Princeton Review in the Top 25 Best Schools for Internships category.

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Citigroup exec's lecture previewed in Evening Sun

The Feb. 24 Hanover Evening Sun previewed a College lecture by Greg Pinchbeck, Global Head of Business Continuity, Crisis Management, and Third Party Risk Management for the Global Consumer Banking line of business at Citigroup.

From the Evening Sun:

Greg Pinchbeck, Global Head of Business Continuity, Crisis Management, and Third Party Risk Management for the Global Consumer Banking line of business at Citigroup, will speak at 7 p.m. on Feb. 25 in Breidenbaugh Hall's Joseph Theater at Gettysburg College.

Pinchbeck, a member of the Gettysburg College class of 1990, will focus on his experiences helping to navigate disaster recovery projects and conduct risk assessments for organizations with global interests.

This is the inaugural lecture of the series, "Going Global: Challenges and Opportunities," sponsored by Gettysburg College's Center for the Study of Global Issues.

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College's connection to Iwo Jima featured on ABC27

Harrisburg-area TV station ABC27 featured a Feb. 20 story on the College's connection to Iwo Jima, 70 years later.

From ABC27:

Gettysburg is a town steeped in history and the local college has its share, even among its athletes.

“The Hall of Athletic Honor at Gettysburg College was set up in 1978 as a way to showcase some of the greatest student-athletes to ever don the Orange and Blue,” Corey Jewart, associate athletic director for communications, said as he walked among the rows of bronze plaques memorializing past athletic glory.

In the maze, you’ll find Harry O’Neill’s. Harry was inducted in 1980.

O’Neill played football, basketball, and baseball for the Bullets and in 1938 led all three teams to conference titles. Jewart pulls out the basketball trophy, modest by today’s standards, from its case. At 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, Harry played center on the basketball team.

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Swim teams' fundraiser featured in Evening Sun

The Gettysburg College swim teams' fundraiser, "Gettysburg Goes Gold," was featured.

From the Evening Sun:

The Gettysburg College swimming teams will host their third "Gettysburg Goes Gold" event to support pediatric cancer research during Wednesday's meet against Dickinson College.

Bullets swimmers will join forces with the Gettysburg's Greek life community and the Dickinson College swim teams to raise money for the Make Some Noise for Kids Cancer Foundation. The foundation supports families and funds research for pediatric cancer.

Both Gettysburg and Dickinson will wear golden caps that say "Race for Gold" to help raise awareness and support.

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Pres. Riggs featured in annual Gettysburg Times PROGRESS edition

Pres. Riggs' annual contribution to the Gettysburg Times PROGRESS edition was featured.


Global Gettysburg. 

This is a phrase that has started to resonate on the Gettysburg College campus. We take very seriously our mission to prepare our students to be active leaders in a changing world. As that world becomes increasingly interconnected, we have a responsibility to prepare our students for careers that will span the globe and for interactions with an international community. We also expect our students to be socially responsible local and global citizens, ready to take action for the greater good. 

How can we here in Gettysburg prepare students for this globally connected world?

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EI Norris Fellow talk SOTU on Jim Bohannon Show

EI Norris Fellow of Public Policy Kasey Pipes talked about the State of the Union on the Jim Bohannon Show Jan. 20.

Jim Bohannon talks to special guests and his loyal callers about a spectrum of topics ranging from current events and politics to entertainment and pop culture. Jim is on the air with the newsmakers who are on the scene.

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Guelzo authors piece on Civil War for The Weekly Standard

CWES Director Allen Guelzo authored a piece, "Democracy and Nobility," for the Weekly Standard on Jan. 5.

From The Weekly Standard:

Americans love revolutions. Our national identity began with a revolution, and a revolutionary war that lasted for eight years; and we cheer on other people’s revolutions, as though we find satisfaction in multiplying our own. “I hold that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing & as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical,” wrote Thomas Jefferson. “No country should be long without one.” An excited James Garfield, in his maiden speech in the House of Representatives in 1864, asked whether his colleagues “forget that the Union had its origin in revolution.” Ralph Waldo Emerson thought of revolution as the authentic instinct of humanity. “Wherever a man comes, there comes revolution,” he said in his Harvard Divinity School address of 1838. “The old is for slaves.”

But sometimes our enthusiasm for revolutions blinds us to what is, and what is not, genuinely revolutionary. The English geologist and traveler George Featherstonhaugh took the temperature of American revolutionary fervor and dismissed it as mere patriotic puff, designed only to “stimulate that national vanity and self-sufficiency which are often so conspicuous in young countries, and to cherish in his fellow-citizens that inflated feeling of superiority over other nations.” So let us be clear about what a revolution is: A revolution is an overturning, a reversal of polarity, a radical discontinuity with what has gone before. It means, as the sociologist Jeff Goodwin wrote, “not only mass mobilization and regime change, but also more or less rapid and fundamental social, economic and/or cultural change, during or soon after the struggle for state power.”

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