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U.S. Presidents
New Exhibit at the GTL: The American Presidency
As part of the Arts Alive celebration, three Elmira College students have contributed drawings to The American Presidency exhibit at the Gannett-Tripp Library. When asked to choose a president to draw, John F. Kennedy came to mind for Sam Berger '18 because her high school history teacher spent many classes discussing his presidency. Sam created a digital drawing with new software and equipment she acquired during the holidays. Atu Machika '18 chose to draw Barack Obama, saying, "When I came to America from Malawi, Obama was the president. He is the only president I have known, so the choice seemed obvious to me. He is a great role model. I think he's more relatable because he is of mixed race, with a white mother and a black father. He is the first African American president." Campbell Grade '17 chose to draw Richard Nixon, calling the portrait I am Not a Crook. She said, "I drew from a photograph of a younger Nixon holding his favorite dog Checkers." It reminded her of a scene from The Godfather, where the Godfather sits elegantly with a rose in his lapel while calmly holding his cat.

These drawings can be seen in the lobby showcases from January 21 to February 28, along with a collection of biographies and other titles on the presidency from the Gannett-Tripp Library's book collection.  The exhibit also includes political cartoons about Lincoln, Cleveland and FDR, and other pertinent information taken from sources such as the U.S. Constitution and Information on the Trump campaign and inauguration shares a display case with books about Mark Twain's connections with President Ulysses S. Grant.

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The GTL just initiated a trial for Kanopy, a video streaming solution for colleges offering a "Netflix-like" user experience and a broad selection of over 26,000 documentaries, feature films and training videos from thousands of producers. You can explore their films on our trial website here.
Touching on all topics, featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, The Video Project, New Day Films, The Great Courses, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, First Run Features, BBC, and many more. Films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by all staff and students.
We encourage you to contact Marge Kappanadze at (607) 735-1867, or with your feedback or questions.