Board Releases Renaming Principles, Forms Committee to Weigh Garthwait
May05

Board Releases Renaming Principles, Forms Committee to Weigh Garthwait

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief The Board of Trustees approved a policy entitled “Policy for Renaming Principles and Process” over the weekend, Board Chair David Brennan ’75 announced in a campus-wide email disseminated Sunday afternoon. The principles were proposed to the Board by an advisory group composed of trustees, faculty, staff, and students. That group, chaired by Trustee Richard Scheff ’77, held a...

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Faculty Meeting News and Notes: May 2, 2019
May04

Faculty Meeting News and Notes: May 2, 2019

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief 364 days after she informed the faculty of her plan to retire after the 2018-19 academic year, President Janet Morgan Riggs was the subject of two valedictory speeches and a faculty resolution  — and was serenaded with a surprise musical presentation from Camerata — at the final faculty meeting of the academic year. Management Department Withdraws Business Major Motion Prior to the...

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Editorial: What We Know About Josh Wagner
Apr26

Editorial: What We Know About Josh Wagner

By Members of The Gettysburgian’s Editorial Board THE ISSUE: Joshua Wagner ‘19 was selected as the student speaker at this May’s Commencement exercises. Since that announcement was made, a group of students has begun to circulate a petition advocating Josh’s removal in light of an article he wrote as part of last spring’s April Fools edition for The Gettysburgian. The article — titled “13 Places Safer than FIJI Basement on...

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College in Early Stages of Plans for New Residence Hall Across from Jaeger Center
Apr26

College in Early Stages of Plans for New Residence Hall Across from Jaeger Center

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Gettysburg College officials are in the early stages of planning a new residence hall that would allow the college flexibility to renovate existing first-year halls that President Janet Morgan Riggs said at a March faculty meeting “are becoming a liability in terms of attracting students.” At that meeting, Riggs framed the issue as an “emerging priority” in which the Board of...

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Faculty Meeting News and Notes: April 18, 2019
Apr20

Faculty Meeting News and Notes: April 18, 2019

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief After spending the entirety of its second consecutive meeting discussing the proposal, the Gettysburg College faculty seemed poised for a vote on whether to approve a motion from the Management Department to add a dual major in Business to the college curriculum Thursday afternoon. Instead, the faculty parliamentarian raised a question of procedure and a motion came from the floor to postpone the...

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