February 12, 1989 |
Colleges have tried many tactics to attract capable minority students and make them feel welcome. They've offered scholarships, started support groups, hired counselors, overlooked low test scores. At Gettysburg College, they're about to try genealogy. Starting in March, this Lutheran-affiliated liberal arts school, where just 40 of 1,850 students are black, is opening an "intercultural resource center" where all students, but especially African-Americans, can learn how to research their roots.
February 17, 2013 |
Here, in alphabetical order, are 10 places I'd like to see in 2013. Several are cities, one is a state, three are entire nations, and all have interesting things happening in the weeks and months ahead. Will I get to them all? Probably not. But if I did, in alphabetical order, come December, I'd be able to swagger into some stylish Seoul watering hole, possibly limping slightly from a sled-dog mishap under the northern lights, but gamely standing rounds and spinning yarns of Ecuadorean trainspotting and what I learned from the reenactors at Gettysburg, Pa. Would you listen?
January 18, 1988 |
Humorist Garrison Keillor plans to produce a "second annual farewell radio show" in June, he announced Friday. Keillor, speaking at a news conference at Pennsylvania's Gettysburg College, said the show will be produced through Minnesota Public Radio, which handled his "Prairie Home Companion" radio show for 13 years.
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February 13, 2005 |
Sharon D. Herzberger, a psychology professor and administrator at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., has been chosen as president of Whittier College. Herzberger will join the 2,500-student campus in July after finishing the school year at Trinity, where she is vice president for institutional planning and administration. She will replace Katherine Haley Will, who left to become president of Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania.
October 15, 1990 |
Dwight D. Eisenhower, born 100 years ago Sunday, was remembered in a celebration as the consummate American who set the nation's standard of patriotism. About 1,500 people, including former President Gerald R. Ford, paid tribute to the World War II commander and 34th President of the United States in a ceremony at Gettysburg College, near where Eisenhower retired after his second term ended in 1961. In Abilene, Kan.
February 11, 1991 |
Burns Wins History Prize: Filmmaker Ken Burns, who brought the Civil War to life in an acclaimed PBS documentary series, on Saturday won the inaugural $50,000 Lincoln Prize for his work. The prize, presented by the Lincoln and Soldiers Institute at Gettysburg College, Pa., for scholarship on Abraham Lincoln or the war era, "reflects a recognition that fine history need not be confined to books or to the academy," Burns said.