College to host two events discussing Islam next week
Apr25

College to host two events discussing Islam next week

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor After deliberation by college administration and despite opposition from numerous students, Robert Spencer, the Director of Jihad Watch and a FOX News contributor who focuses on Islamic fundamentalism in the context of terrorism, will speak at Gettysburg College next Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the College Union Building Ballroom. On Tuesday evening, President Janet Morgan Riggs sent a campus-wide...

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What we know, what we don’t know: Robert Spencer’s visit to campus
Apr22

What we know, what we don’t know: Robert Spencer’s visit to campus

Editor’s Note: This post is no longer being updated. For the latest coverage, please see this article. By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor Last updated at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22. Earlier this week, we reported that the Gettysburg College Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) requested to bring Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch and a FOX News contributor, to campus for a speech on radical Islam. The Gettysburgian has...

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‘Gettysburg Cycle’ concludes first year, prepares for second
Apr22

‘Gettysburg Cycle’ concludes first year, prepares for second

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor Rolling out a new program comes with an inherent amount of uncertainty, and the inaugural year of the Gettysburg Cycle, intended as a campus-wide initiative, was no exception. With year one, the “Year of Food,” at its end, Dr. Caroline Hartzell, professor of political science and faculty coordinator for the Gettysburg Cycle, and student intern Jack Lashendock Burke ’20 are looking ahead...

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Roberts urges students to press on in urgent struggle for civil rights
Apr21

Roberts urges students to press on in urgent struggle for civil rights

By Brendan Salyards, Staff Writer The 18th annual Blavatt Lecture featured Dr. Terrence Roberts, a civil rights pioneer and member of the Little Rock Nine, who spoke to a crowded audience in the College Union Building Ballroom. Roberts, who spoke at Gettysburg College in 1995, gave a speech entitled “The Fierce Urgency of Civil Rights for All,” and afterward, he answered questions from the audience. Dr. Kenneth Mott, who...

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YAF’s request to bring Robert Spencer to campus under review
Apr20

YAF’s request to bring Robert Spencer to campus under review

Editor’s Note: This information is now out of date. For the latest on this story, please check out this article.   By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor The TL;DR YAF’s request to bring Robert Spencer, founder of Jihad Watch, to campus is under further review by college administration. Dean Julie Ramsey says additional planning and further deliberation is required, and that, while freedom of speech is a “strong...

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