Faculty Meeting News and Notes: November 1, 2018
Nov03

Faculty Meeting News and Notes: November 1, 2018

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief The faculty held a business meeting Thursday afternoon in Mara Auditorium at which the primary agenda item was discussing a motion to adopt a policy that would address instructors teaching and grading their children and other relatives. Meier: APPC Recommends Prohibiting Faculty from Grading Relatives Dr. Brian Meier, Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Academic Policy & Program Committee...

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Gonzalez Resigns Post as Chair of Senate Diversity Committee
Oct29

Gonzalez Resigns Post as Chair of Senate Diversity Committee

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Joshua Gonzalez ’21 has indicated his intention to resign as Chair of the Student Senate Diversity Committee after two months in the role. Gonzalez, whose appointment Senate President Nick Arbaugh ’20 heralded as likely to bring a “new energy” to Senate’s diversity initiatives, struggled to find his footing during the committee’s first several meetings and cited...

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Nichols Delivers Scharf Lecture
Oct25

Nichols Delivers Scharf Lecture

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Historian David Nichols delivered the Henry M. Scharf Lecture Wednesday evening in the Penn Hall Lyceum to an audience of about 35, many of whom were community members associated with the Eisenhower Society. Nichols, whose body of work on President Dwight D. Eisenhower has been credited with the 34th president’s recent ascent from the middle of the pack to the upper echelon in historians’...

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Student Success Task Force Issues Report Urging Systematic Approach, Greater Faculty Engagement
Oct19

Student Success Task Force Issues Report Urging Systematic Approach, Greater Faculty Engagement

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Late in the spring 2017 semester, three senior college administrators commissioned a task force to study student success at Gettysburg College and make recommendations to improve student retention. In March, that task force released a report on its work, and, in September, task force co-chair Dr. Brendan Cushing-Daniels, Harold G. Evans Chair of Eisenhower Leadership Studies and Associate Professor...

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Faculty Meeting News and Notes: October 4, 2018
Oct10

Faculty Meeting News and Notes: October 4, 2018

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief The Gettysburg College faculty held its second business meeting of the year last Thursday and had a fairly light business agenda before reports from President Janet Morgan Riggs and Provost Christopher Zappe. Alumni Professor of Mathematics Darren Glass also gave a report on the first-year seminar program, which he directs. Glass: Time to Make FYS Participation Mandatory Dr. Darren Glass, who has...

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