College reports 20% increase in bias incidents, but sees no spike after election
Jun14

College reports 20% increase in bias incidents, but sees no spike after election

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor In an email to the College Digest, Ron Wiafe, Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities, reported that 29 bias incidents occurred on the Gettysburg College campus during the 2016-17 academic year, an increase of more than 20% from the 2015-16 total of 24. The college defines bias conduct as: “Threatening, degrading, abusive, or hostile acts including conduct, expression, or speech which are...

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Two wins away: Women’s lacrosse heads for NCAA semifinals
May22

Two wins away: Women’s lacrosse heads for NCAA semifinals

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor The wins just keep on coming for the Gettysburg College women’s lacrosse team. Days after their five seniors graduated in a special ceremony, the Bullets picked up their 19th win of the season in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division 3 Women’s Lacrosse tournament at Clark Field in Gettysburg, and, now, they head for the national semifinals in Roanoke against Trinity College (from...

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Blasts from the past: May 4

Compiled by Benjamin Pontz, News Editor This week in 1912, a letter to the editor ran in The Gettysburgian expressing vehement opposition to a proposed merger between it and Mercury, another student publication on campus. The writer, a graduate from the class of 1906, argued that the art and literary submissions to Mercury should be separate from the news function of The Gettysburgian. Ultimately, that view held out, and both...

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Robert Spencer’s speech at Gettysburg College engages students in civil discourse
May03

Robert Spencer’s speech at Gettysburg College engages students in civil discourse

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor As Robert Spencer took the stage of the CUB Ballroom Wednesday night, the audience seemed unsure of what would happen next. On the heels of students at the University of Buffalo shouting down Spencer last evening, Jack Ryan, Vice Provost of Gettysburg College, had warned the audience to engage in civil discourse in listening to Spencer’s speech, which was sponsored by the Gettysburg chapter of the...

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Students, college prepare for discussion of Islam this week
Apr30

Students, college prepare for discussion of Islam this week

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor Preparations for three events that will discuss aspects of Islam on Gettysburg College’s campus this week are underway. The events — a speech on Islamophobia by Dr. Todd Green, Associate Professor of Religion at Luther College, a speech on Islamic fundamentalism by Robert Spencer, the Director of Jihad Watch, and a student solidarity rally in support of Muslim members of the campus community...

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