Board of Trustees To Consider Rescinding Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree
May02

Board of Trustees To Consider Rescinding Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor In May of 1997, comedian Bill Cosby served as the keynote speaker for Commencement at Gettysburg College, and, as is typical for such speakers, he received an honorary degree. Last week, a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, jury found Cosby guilty on three counts of indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, an employee at Temple University, where Cosby served as a...

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Hubbard Named Student Speaker for Commencement 2018
Apr17

Hubbard Named Student Speaker for Commencement 2018

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Morgan Hubbard ’18 will deliver remarks on behalf of the Class of 2018 at Commencement in May. A biology major and writing minor, Hubbard was selected from a field of applicants to give the address, which will “reflect the ups and downs of our time here,” she said. “I wanted to have an honest but positive approach,” she said. “In the past four years I’ve...

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College Announces Honorary Degree Recipients
Apr12

College Announces Honorary Degree Recipients

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Gettysburg College will confer three honorary degrees at the 183rd Commencement Exercises in May. In addition to Howard Fineman, who was previously announced as the speaker and will deliver the commencement address based on his book Thirteen American Arguments, Rebecca Halstead and Francisco Núñez will receive honorary degrees. Fineman, former global editorial director with the Huffington Post...

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College Democrats Plan Young Voters Day
Apr11

College Democrats Plan Young Voters Day

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Only 17 percent of millennials voted in the last midterm election. Accordingly, the Gettysburg College Democrats plan to register young voters and hear from Democratic officials as part of its first annual Young Voters Day on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lieutenant Governor Candidate John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, Former Director of NARAL Pro-Choice America Kate...

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Gluhanich, Custer Will Lead 2018-19 Student Senate Executive Board
Apr09

Gluhanich, Custer Will Lead 2018-19 Student Senate Executive Board

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor It was close, but, in a system where the popular vote rules, there was no electoral math to be done in declaring Haley Gluhanich ’19 the Student Senate President for the 2018-19 academic year. The results of the presidential and vice presidential elections, which came after four days of campus-wide voting using a Google Form rather than the old system of using CNAV, were announced at...

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