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Molly's Last Drop-Off

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 06.16.2015 | College
Robbie Vorhaus

Today is the last day for the rest of my life I will drop one of my children off at high school. And tomorrow, I, like my entire family, will begin a new day believing we were born to follow our hearts and be happy.

I'm Still Standing -- Working Vertically

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbie Vorhaus

I finally got off my butt, gave away my office desk, and I'm now committed to standing. Sitting for work, everything I did blurred together. Standing...

Book Notes: Gary Hart and Abe Lincoln

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.31.2015 | Books
Tom Alderman

To a tsunami of Lincoln lit, please add Todd Brewster's detailed reporting, Lincoln's Gamble: The Tumultuous Six Months that Gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and Changed the Course of the Civil War. This is a seven-hour-and-14-minute audiobook about one president's extraordinary executive action.

Ready to Serve: Fostering a New Generation of Engaged Citizens

Janet Riggs | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Janet Riggs

The good news is many Americans, including our colleagues at the Aspen Institute, realize the importance of service -- both for the wellbeing of our society and for the growth and development of those serving.

Bridging the Gap From Poverty to Independence

Gretchen Natter | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Gretchen Natter

To create lasting, positive impact in our communities, we need to challenge volunteers to become allies, creating deep understanding of systemic change needed while building relationships across socioeconomic divides and achieving results for families.

Beyond Volunteering

Janet Riggs | Posted 06.06.2014 | Impact
Janet Riggs

National Volunteer Week provides a time for honoring volunteers and a time to reflect upon the impact of public service in this country.

These Kids Today

Christopher Fee | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Christopher Fee

Many of them are choosing to build their lives around active, community-minded citizenship, whatever their eventual field of professional endeavor.

Post-Graduate Success Not Solely Based on Earnings

Janet Riggs | Posted 10.27.2013 | College
Janet Riggs

Where in President Obama's plan for evaluating institutions of higher education is the role that a college or university plays in preparing students for community service, for lives of responsible citizenship?

Memorial Daze

Doug Bradley | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Doug Bradley

Setting out to honor the memory of Steve Warner, our Vietnam unit's lone fallen comrade, on Memorial Day in 1971 proved to be a lot harder than it should have been.

Transformed by History: Gettysburg College's Call to Service

Janet Riggs | Posted 05.29.2013 | College
Janet Riggs

When the Civil War made its way to Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College stood in its midst. Forty eight of the 116 students enrolled in the College at that time abandoned their studies and joined Company A, 26th Pennsylvania Emergency Militia Regiment.

The Wall Between Us

Doug Bradley | Posted 08.27.2012 | Home
Doug Bradley

Stephen H. Warner was killed in an ambush near the Laotian border on February 14, 1971. He didn't have to be there. He wasn't supposed to be killed.

Despite What Rick Santorum Tells You, Higher Education Still Matters

Kyle Anderson | Posted 05.16.2012 | Religion
Kyle Anderson

The college experience is meant to be a time for students to ask big questions, challenge the status quo, and develop a stronger sense of identity in preparation for adulthood.

The Best Colleges For Making Friends

Posted 02.28.2012 | College

Some colleges just have a better atmosphere for making friends. It can be fairly easy to feel like a cog in a big machine at a large public univer...

Unexpected Returns

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Orin Levine

In 1986, as a sophomore at Gettysburg College, I accompanied my dad, a pediatrician and vaccine researcher, on a two-week trip to Rwanda. I was insta...

The Tyranny of the Polarized: There's No More Us in the U.S.

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Alderman

Whether you're a Tea Partier, civil libber, or anything in-between, the role of government is not the issue. Our real problem is us, or lack of us -- the tyranny of the polarized.