Executive Director of OME Darrien Davenport Announces Resignation
Jul03

Executive Director of OME Darrien Davenport Announces Resignation

By Gauri Mangala and Benjamin Pontz Dr. Darrien Davenport, Executive Director of the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) announced his resignation Wednesday, effective July 26, to accept a job as Senior Student Affairs officer at Penn State-Harrisburg. Davenport has served as the first Executive Director of the three-year-old office since it was formed to replace the Intercultural Resource Center as “part of our increased...

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Six Takeaways from the Senate Committee on Greek Life’s Belated Report
Jun30

Six Takeaways from the Senate Committee on Greek Life’s Belated Report

By Lauren Hand and Benjamin Pontz Nine weeks and three days after the report’s submission deadline and more than a week after the its submission to the Student Senate Executive Board, Senate President Patrick McKenna ’20 released the findings of the Senate Committee on Greek Life (SCOGL) Sunday afternoon. Last October, then-President Nick Arbaugh ’20 charged the nine-person committee to study the campus social...

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“I’m exasperated with this unacceptably long delay”: SCOGL Report Now Six Weeks Overdue
Jun14

“I’m exasperated with this unacceptably long delay”: SCOGL Report Now Six Weeks Overdue

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Everyone involved seems to agree that the Student Senate Committee on Greek Life’s report is not done and that the process has taken longer than expected. What is less clear, though, is what is taking so long, what the current status of the report is, and when it will be released. Nine days ago, on June 5, The Gettysburgian contacted committee co-chair Patrick Custer ’19 to ask why the...

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Garthwait Leadership Center Will Retain Name After Review by Board
May29

Garthwait Leadership Center Will Retain Name After Review by Board

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief & Gauri Mangala, Senior Editor The Garthwait Leadership Center will retain its name, the college announced Wednesday afternoon, May 29. The recommendation came from an ad hoc committee chaired by Charlie Scott, Executive Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, and was approved by the full board in accordance with a set of renaming principles unanimously approved at the Board’s May meeting....

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A Note from the Editor: Reflections on Year One
May22

A Note from the Editor: Reflections on Year One

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief The world has a strange way of humbling people. Last May, I took over as editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian brimming with confidence and excitement about what the future would hold. I had inherited leadership of a newspaper whose organizational structure and capacity I had helped build, but whose focus and temperament I knew needed to be refined. One year later, it has become clear that, as much...

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