The Band that “Buzz” built: Dr. John “Buzz” Jones to retire after 28 years
May05

The Band that “Buzz” built: Dr. John “Buzz” Jones to retire after 28 years

By Jeremy Porter, Staff Writer When Dr. John “Buzz” Jones of Gettysburg College’s Sunderman Conservatory of Music announced his forthcoming retirement earlier this year, students were quick to express their love for the professor and discuss his positive impact on their experiences in the music program. Jones, who has been with the college since 1989, was instrumental in resurrecting the program and shaping it into what it is today:...

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College works to implement action items from climate study
May04

College works to implement action items from climate study

By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Staff Writer Last fall,the consulting firm Rankin and Associates returned the results of a campus climate study to the Gettysburg College community along with suggestions for improvement. Although the survey found a variety of positive trends at the college, such as high levels of comfort and positive attitudes about academic work, it also demonstrated that Gettysburg struggles with issues like discrimination and...

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Todd Green accuses Robert Spencer of “professional Islamophobia” in speech to campus community
May01

Todd Green accuses Robert Spencer of “professional Islamophobia” in speech to campus community

By Joshua Wagner, Staff Writer Dr. Todd Green, Associate Professor of Religion at Luther College, presented on professional Islamophobia Sunday evening to a packed Mara Auditorium.  Green is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post and has appeared in various media outlets including NPR, CNN, Al Jazeera, France 24, and Reuters to speak on Islamophobia.   The lecture, sponsored by the Religious Studies Department and the Peace and...

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President Trump’s Big League Mistake
Apr24

President Trump’s Big League Mistake

By Zachary Sobeck, Columnist On the night of April 7, President Donald J. Trump ordered an airstrike against an airfield run by President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The strike was reportedly in response to the alleged chemical attack which took place just a few days prior on April 4. The United States government has accused the Syrian government under al-Assad of using chemical weapons (likely sarin gas) on civilians, killing about...

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Roberts urges students to press on in urgent struggle for civil rights
Apr21

Roberts urges students to press on in urgent struggle for civil rights

By Brendan Salyards, Staff Writer The 18th annual Blavatt Lecture featured Dr. Terrence Roberts, a civil rights pioneer and member of the Little Rock Nine, who spoke to a crowded audience in the College Union Building Ballroom. Roberts, who spoke at Gettysburg College in 1995, gave a speech entitled “The Fierce Urgency of Civil Rights for All,” and afterward, he answered questions from the audience. Dr. Kenneth Mott, who...

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