FIRE Commends Gettysburg’s Freedom of Expression Statement, Urges Revisions to Campus Policies
Jun22

FIRE Commends Gettysburg’s Freedom of Expression Statement, Urges Revisions to Campus Policies

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a non-partisan group that promotes individual rights, especially free speech, on college campuses, released an article commending both the approach and the result of Gettysburg College’s yearlong process to develop an affirmative statement of philosophy on freedom of expression. Beginning in the fall of the 2017-18 academic year, on the...

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The Search for Gettysburg’s 15th President Is Underway
Jun18

The Search for Gettysburg’s 15th President Is Underway

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief On the committee searching for a new president of Gettysburg College are seven members of the Board of Trustees, three members of the faculty, a member of the support staff, an administrator, and a student. The committee, which will hold its second meeting later this month, is currently working to select a search firm to help facilitate the search process. Charlie Scott ’77, the vice chair of...

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Arbaugh Appoints Gluhanich Treasurer of Student Senate
Jun08

Arbaugh Appoints Gluhanich Treasurer of Student Senate

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief After one election, Haley Gluhanich ’19 was set to be Student Senate’s president and Nick Arbaugh ’20 was to be its treasurer. Now, the roles are reversed. Arbaugh, who was elected president in the second balloting after Gluhanich, who won the presidency in the original election, was barred from running in the second balloting after an investigation found her responsible of...

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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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