Learn more than what's expected

Philosophy Prof. Steve Gimbel starts his class a little differently: by opening up the floor to any questions his students may have, even if they aren’t directly related to the topic of discussion at hand.

“I want my students to be intellectually alive,” Gimbel said. Allowing students to ask any question creates an electricity in the room. This energy, although unique in character to this class, can be found in classrooms across campus.

Watch the video to learn more about Gimbel’s approach, and why a liberal arts education helps students learn far more than what’s expected.


Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Video: Khun Minn Ohn '19

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Posted: Mon, 9 Jul 2018

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