College to Review Emergency Response Procedures After Two Incidents This Month
Oct22

College to Review Emergency Response Procedures After Two Incidents This Month

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Around 7:58 p.m. on Wednesday evening Oct. 11, the power went out at Gettysburg College. At 8:30 p.m., the college sent its first campus-wide communication, an email from the Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) indicating that the college’s IT network would go down shortly (it has only 45 minutes of operating capability after a power outage) and further updates would be sent via text message....

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DPS Crime Log: October 3-15
Oct19

DPS Crime Log: October 3-15

Compiled by Brianna Bruccoleri, Staff Writer October 3, 2017 (Tuesday) • Trespass: Defiant trespassing / subject on campus after being barred from campus at 209 North Washington Street; Closed: DPS investigated/ Campus host informed of subject barring notice October 4, 2017 (Wednesday) • No crime to report October 5, 2017 (Thursday) • Drug Abuse Violations: Possession of marijuana/ All Other Offenses: Possession of drug paraphernalia/...

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Suspicious Package Prompts Evacuation at Cedar Creek Reenactment, Where PCG Is in Attendance
Oct14

Suspicious Package Prompts Evacuation at Cedar Creek Reenactment, Where PCG Is in Attendance

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Local media outlets from the northern Virginia area are reporting that a reenactment has been evacuated due to a suspicious package found on the premises. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed to local TV station WHSV that a “suspicious package” prompted an evacuation of the annual Cedar Creek reenactment, where 15 Gettysburg College students who are members of...

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Riggs Charges Panel to Draft Statement on Freedom of Expression
Oct12

Riggs Charges Panel to Draft Statement on Freedom of Expression

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor The TL;DR President Janet Morgan Riggs has appointed a committee of seven to draft an institutional philosophy on freedom of expression The committee has, to date, met with faculty and the Board of Trustees, and it plans to meet with student groups in the coming weeks A draft statement will be released to the campus community by the end of the semester Early next semester, faculty and the Board...

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Gettysburg to Redesign Website for First Time in 11 Years Amid ADA Non-Compliance
Oct05

Gettysburg to Redesign Website for First Time in 11 Years Amid ADA Non-Compliance

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor It’s out with the orange and in with the blue on Gettysburg College’s official website, gettysburg.edu. The orange that was previously the background color has been replaced with a deep blue after the college acted on a recommendation from a subcommittee formed to identify issues of compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards for web accessibility. That subcommittee...

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