Communications & Marketing Article Formula Exposed: Our Simple Four-Step Guide
Apr01

Communications & Marketing Article Formula Exposed: Our Simple Four-Step Guide

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Have you ever noticed that every article on gettysburg.edu is the same? Literally by inserting a new name and some new photos, you too can be the author of “original” content for the college website. Here is a simple four-step formula to help you write your very own Gettysburg College homepage features: 1) Choose a first-year seminar or— if you’re particularly adventurous—a senior...

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Accelerated Administrator Removal Program (AARP)  Developed to Promote Sustainable Excellence
Apr01

Accelerated Administrator Removal Program (AARP) Developed to Promote Sustainable Excellence

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Citing the need to reduce personnel costs in this age of sustainable excellence, the college announced a complementary program to the Faculty Retirement Incentive Program (FRIP): the Accelerated Administrator Removal Program (AARP). The program requires each department to reduce its administrative staff by at least 25 percent without losing workplace productivity, a challenge most administrators...

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Greek Evaluations Indicate Overall Satisfactory Performance: One Chapter Achieves ‘Gettysburg Great’ While Two Score ‘Underachieving’
Mar22

Greek Evaluations Indicate Overall Satisfactory Performance: One Chapter Achieves ‘Gettysburg Great’ While Two Score ‘Underachieving’

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Two fraternities received “underachieving” ratings, putting them at risk for derecognition by the college, while one sorority achieved a “Gettysburg Great” rating, earning them $500 for educational programming, in the 2017 Chapter Evaluations conducted by the Office of Student Activities and Greek Life (OSAGL). The annual evaluations are part of an effort to “define what the expectations were...

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Greek Grade Reports Released: Phi Gamma Delta New Members Post 1.92 GPA in Fall 2017
Mar21

Greek Grade Reports Released: Phi Gamma Delta New Members Post 1.92 GPA in Fall 2017

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Along with the chapter evaluations, the Office of Student Activities & Greek Life (OSAGL) released fall 2017 grade reports for Greek organizations. Sororities posted a 3.39 cumulative average for the fall semester, an increase from 3.34 the previous spring, while fraternities posted a 3.00 cumulative average for the fall, a decrease from 3.05 the previous spring. Alpha Delta Pi led all Greek...

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2018-19 Comprehensive Fee Increases to $67,490
Mar08

2018-19 Comprehensive Fee Increases to $67,490

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor The 2018-19 comprehensive fee for tuition, room and board at Gettysburg will be $67,490, a 3.5% increase from 2017-18, the same increase as from 2016-17 to 2017-18. College President Janet Morgan Riggs announced the increase, which the Board of Trustees approved last month, during her presentation at a town hall meeting for administrators and support staff held Thursday as part of a larger...

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