Board of Trustees Approves Freedom of Expression Philosophy
May12

Board of Trustees Approves Freedom of Expression Philosophy

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Almost a year to the day after Robert Spencer, Director of Jihad Watch, spoke on campus, sparking debate over whether the college should impose limits on institutional freedom of expression and prompting President Janet Morgan Riggs to charge a panel to explore the issue and draft a statement of institutional philosophy, the Gettysburg College Board of Trustees approved that statement at its...

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Kaziboni Announces Departure from Sunderman Conservatory
May10

Kaziboni Announces Departure from Sunderman Conservatory

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Conservatory musicians received surprising news Thursday afternoon, just days after having completed their end-of-semester jury performances: Vimbayi Kaziboni, the Director of the Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestra (GCSO), is leaving Gettysburg College. Kaziboni, an Assistant Professor of Music who came to Gettysburg in the fall of 2016 and also taught classes in musicology and was scheduled...

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College Rescinds Cosby’s Honorary Degree
May04

College Rescinds Cosby’s Honorary Degree

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor The Gettysburg College Board of Trustees has decided to rescind Bill Cosby’s honorary degree, which he received in 1997 after serving as the Commencement Speaker. The decision was made by a vote of at least two-thirds of the Board, which “determined that the actions or inactions of the honorary degree recipient have been in violation of federal or state law and/or the values...

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Board of Trustees To Consider Rescinding Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree
May02

Board of Trustees To Consider Rescinding Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor In May of 1997, comedian Bill Cosby served as the keynote speaker for Commencement at Gettysburg College, and, as is typical for such speakers, he received an honorary degree. Last week, a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, jury found Cosby guilty on three counts of indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, an employee at Temple University, where Cosby served as a...

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Hubbard Named Student Speaker for Commencement 2018
Apr17

Hubbard Named Student Speaker for Commencement 2018

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Morgan Hubbard ’18 will deliver remarks on behalf of the Class of 2018 at Commencement in May. A biology major and writing minor, Hubbard was selected from a field of applicants to give the address, which will “reflect the ups and downs of our time here,” she said. “I wanted to have an honest but positive approach,” she said. “In the past four years I’ve...

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