Africana Studies Department Hosts Emerging Scholars Conference
Feb16

Africana Studies Department Hosts Emerging Scholars Conference

By Benjamin Pontz ’20, Staff Writer Celebrating its 30th year of existence at Gettysburg College, the Africana Studies Department hosted its third biennial conference entitled “30 Years of AFS: Looking Back, Looking Forward,” a hard-hitting, two-day event that featured nine emerging scholars sharing their research, a keynote address aimed at illuminating the challenges facing the discipline, and ongoing introspection...

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Bentley on baby food: A commercialized industry
Feb14

Bentley on baby food: A commercialized industry

By Charlie Williamson ’19, Contributing Writer On Friday, February 3rd in Masters Hall 110, Professor Amy Bentley spoke about how the invention of commercial baby food has shaped American notions of infancy and influenced what we eat as a society. Bentley,a professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University, gave a timeline of how what we feed our children has developed over the last...

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Gettysburg professors reflect on the return to dystopian classics
Feb14

Gettysburg professors reflect on the return to dystopian classics

By Daniella Snyder ’18, Editor in chief Coinciding with the presidential inauguration and recent executive orders, Americans have turned to novels they might have read in high school: dystopian novels like 1984 and Animal Farm. Current political events have sparked a spike in sales, news outlets like CNN and The New York Times report. At the Women’s March three weeks ago, references were made to Margaret Atwood’s A Handmaid’s...

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Gettysburg College Expands Efforts to Combat Sexual Violence on Campus with Department of Justice Grant
Feb12

Gettysburg College Expands Efforts to Combat Sexual Violence on Campus with Department of Justice Grant

By Sarah Kirkpatrick ’20, Staff Writer After receiving a $299,093 grant from the Justice’s Department’s Office on Violence Against Women Grants to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on Campus Program, Gettysburg College has undertaken a massive project to prevent sexual and domestic violence on campus as well to provide assistance to survivors of these crimes. One of College’s first steps in...

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Faculty Diversification: The $800,000 Proposition
Feb12

Faculty Diversification: The $800,000 Proposition

Mellon Grant allocated to Gettysburg College to enhance faculty diversity efforts on campus By Benjamin Pontz ’20, Staff Writer Gettysburg College announced last week that it has received an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support diversity related efforts on campus. The grant stems from the college’s strategic plan (see previous coverage in The Gettysburgian), which emphasized a need to foster...

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EI Undergraduate Fellows Panel Probes Issues of Refugees, Terrorism, and National Security
Feb12

EI Undergraduate Fellows Panel Probes Issues of Refugees, Terrorism, and National Security

By Benjamin Pontz ’20, Staff Writer Amid the ongoing controversy surrounding President Trump’s recent executive order temporarily halting the refugee program and limiting the the number of refugees permitted to enter the United States each year to 50,000, the Eisenhower Institute’s first panel of 2017 was all the more timely as the Undergraduate Fellows hosted a panel discussion in a packed Joseph Theater that...

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