Young Voters Day Underscores the Importance of Civic Engagement
Apr14

Young Voters Day Underscores the Importance of Civic Engagement

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief Enhanced security measures were in place Saturday afternoon at Masters Hall as students gathered to hear from Democratic officials as part of College Democrats’ first annual Young Voters Day on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event, which featured speakers from across the Commonwealth, was billed by College Democrats in a press release as an effort to “register as many new voters...

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Faculty Ratifies Freedom of Expression Philosophy
Apr05

Faculty Ratifies Freedom of Expression Philosophy

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief The faculty voted Thursday afternoon to ratify the final version of the Freedom of Expression philosophy by a vote of 114-4 with 11 abstentions via secret ballot. There was very limited discussion on the motion. Paul Austerlitz, Professor of Music, asked if the philosophy provides adequate protections against white supremacist groups recruiting on campus or flying Confederate flags. Vice President for...

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IFC Introduces Innovative New “FratPass” Card
Apr01

IFC Introduces Innovative New “FratPass” Card

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief A new subscription program will soon allow students to gain entry to any fraternity party simply by waving a card on a specialized reader, the Gettysburg College Interfraternity Council announced Monday. “Gone are the days of reciting a laundry list of brothers you know to the pledge at the door,” an advertisement for the new program read. “Get in on the fast track with FratPass!” The pass, which will...

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Health Center Runs Out of Salt Packets, Closes
Apr01

Health Center Runs Out of Salt Packets, Closes

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief The Gettysburg College Health Center has run out of salt packets and consequently is closing its doors until their stock is replenished, according to a statement released by Urman Competent, Director of Health Services. “We apologize for any inconvenience that this closure may cause our students,” the statement reads in part. “We are working expeditiously to secure the medicinal salt...

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Quorum Present at Faculty Meeting
Apr01

Quorum Present at Faculty Meeting

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief Commenting that it was “the most faculty she’s ever seen at a faculty meeting” and that they “can finally approve the last six years of minutes,” President Janet Morgan Riggs stood in shock Thursday in Mara Auditorium as the Kahoot! digital voting system showed that at least fifty percent plus one of those who have faculty voting status were present at the start of the meeting....

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