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Dickinson’s “Knowledge for Freedom” seminar aims to give HS seniors timely lessons through history

Dickinson College’s House Divided Project, which examines the Civil War and Reconstruction, is hosting a college-level seminar for high school seniors to explore questions of freedom, democracy and self-government.

By Scott LaMar/WITF

Updated: 2021-11-24 10:13:28

Formerly enslaved people made an impact at Dickinson College. The school is now honoring their names

After research into the college’s ties to slavery, a residence hall and a gate will be renamed.

By Gabriela Martínez/WITF

Tree of Life Synagogue mass shooting marks third anniversary with summit event

The anniversary of the Tree of Life Synagogue mass shooting in October was widely covered in local and regional news, recognizing the killings that took place on October 27, 2018. 

By Merideth Bucher/WITF

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Leadership change at Dickinson College; former chief judge takes the helm

Also on the program: A lack of trees in poor communities underscores the power of shade

By Merideth Bucher/WITF

Federal judge to leave bench to head Dickinson College

The federal judge who outlawed “intelligent design” from being taught in public schools and struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage will leave the bench to become the president at Dickinson College.

By The Associated Press

‘I’d be nuts not to be anxious’: Pa. college administrators prepare for unpredictable fall semester

Coronavirus testing, online instruction, and the ability to turn on a dime are central to reopening plans
By Benjamin Pontz/PA Post