Those were the days
Some campus activities never seem to change - parties and dances, banquets, marching band, commencement. And then there are those traditions and customs that disappear with the changing times, like—
Dandelion Day. Weeding the College grounds — a forced activity for freshmen. (1912)
Pushball. Students rolled a giant ball about. (1912). Weidensall is in the background.
Tug of War. An annual event, with the freshman class pitted against the sophomore class. Picture here was taken in 1913.
Tie-up. Another competition, with students struggling to tie each other up. Dress-up was part of the day. Here, in 1914, judges in clown outfits watch the competition.
Customs. Loads of rules and regulations, which if not observed were punished by such things as a hosing down (1914).
Have pictures of other traditions or customs? Send to Special Collections at Musselman Library.
Summer Research Mellon Grants
Gettysburg College received a four-year grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activities for students. The grant supports research throughout the year by covering research expenses for individual students or classes, as well as the cost of students presenting their research at regional and national conferences.
The grant also supports faculty development related to mentoring students in research and developing curricula for research methodology courses. While the grant provides funding for projects in all academic programs, it is targeted toward students studying humanities, arts, and social sciences.