Conversations Beneath the Cupola Podcast

A Gettysburg College podcast hosted by President Bob Iuliano

Conversations Beneath the Cupola
Available on Apple, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, and YouTube.

Conversations Beneath the Cupola is a podcast where we underscore the great work of students, faculty, and alumni today and since our founding in 1832, while bringing attention to the importance and value of a liberal arts education in the 21st century.

This podcast is recorded beneath the Cupola of historic Pennsylvania Hall, which served as a vantage point for Union soldiers during the Civil War. Today, the Cupola serves as a significant reminder of how this institution, with this distinct vantage point, affords us the responsibility and opportunity to shape future generations for living lives of meaning and service.

Host: Robert W. Iuliano, President of Gettysburg College

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Episode 7: COVID-19’s effects on the economy with macroeconomist Char Weise

Headshot of Professor Char Weise

In Episode 7, President Iuliano and Char Weise, a macroeconomist and Prof. of Economics, discuss the effects the COVID-19 outbreak has had on the economy, what the U.S. government could have done differently, and how long the reverberations may last.

April 3, 2020

Episode 6: COVID-19’s effects on vulnerable populations with social epidemiologist Amy Dailey

Headshot of Professor Amy Dailey

In Episode 6, President Iuliano and Dailey, a social epidemiologist and Health Sciences Prof., discuss the short-term and long-term effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on vulnerable populations.

March 27, 2020

Episode 5: The College’s transition to remote learning amid COVID-19 with Jocelyn Swigger, Ryan Kerney, and Rod Tosten.

Student working remotely with laptop and textbook

In Episode 5, President Robert Iuliano explores how the College is making the transition to a remote learning platform for the remainder of the spring semester amid the global health crisis. He is joined by Sunderman Conservatory of Music Prof. and Chair of the Faculty Council Jocelyn Swigger, Prof. of Biology Ryan Kerney, and VP of Information Technology and Prof. of Computer Science Rod Tosten.

March 20, 2020

Episode 4: The lasting impact of First-Year Seminars with Professors Darren Glass and Kathy Cain

Students sitting at their desks in a first year seminar

In Episode 4, Glass, Cain, and two first-year students—Katherine Schmitz ’23 and Demaro Ricketts ’23—highlight the innovative nature, purpose, and lasting impact of the College’s First-Year Seminar program.

March 14, 2020

Episode 3: The breadth and depth of student involvement with Ben Pontz ’20

Benjamin Pontz '20

In Episode 3, President Bob Iuliano and guest Ben Pontz ’20 discuss the breadth and depth of opportunities and experiences that students can pursue at Gettysburg College. Specifically, they unpack Pontz’s immersive Gettysburg College experience as Pontz reflects on his most memorable moments thus far.

January 13, 2020

Episode 2: The legacy of Dwight Eisenhower with Susan Eisenhower

Susan Eisenhower

In this episode, President Bob Iuliano and guest Susan Eisenhower discuss the legacy of Dwight Eisenhower at Gettysburg College through the lens of the Eisenhower Institute, the state of the current political climate, and Eisenhower’s new book.

December 5, 2019

Episode 1: The future of liberal arts education with Lawrence Bacow

Lawrence Bacow

In this debut episode, President Robert Iuliano discusses higher education, the liberal arts, and the future with Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow.

October 30, 2019