College Says No Decision Yet on Priority Housing for Hanson Basement Residents
Feb09

College Says No Decision Yet on Priority Housing for Hanson Basement Residents

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief Gettysburg College is denying a report that students displaced from Hanson Hall basement by the mold will receive priority lottery numbers in the sophomore housing lottery this year. The report, released by Gettysburg News Network Friday, suggested that a decision had been made to offer those students affected by the mold priority housing, but Jamie Yates, Executive Director of Communications &...

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College Apologizes for Cold Water Surcharge on Apple, Musselman Washing Machines
Feb07

College Apologizes for Cold Water Surcharge on Apple, Musselman Washing Machines

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief When new washing machines were installed in the laundry rooms of Apple and Musselman Halls over winter break, students hoped that the inconsistency and frequent maintenance issues that plagued those laundry rooms during the fall semester had been addressed for good. However, upon attempting to use the new machines, students were met with a nasty surprise: a load of laundry washed in cold water now cost...

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Faculty Discuss Possibility of Student Referendum on Freedom of Expression Philosophy
Feb01

Faculty Discuss Possibility of Student Referendum on Freedom of Expression Philosophy

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Jennifer Bloomquist, Associate Provost and Chair of the Freedom of Expression Workgroup, said at the faculty meeting Thursday she would not be opposed to holding a referendum of the full student body on the draft institutional philosophy on freedom of expression. The comment came in response to a question from Dr. Randall Wilson, Professor of Environmental Studies, who called into question whether...

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Discussion about Hybrid and Online Course Pilots Turns Sour
Feb01

Discussion about Hybrid and Online Course Pilots Turns Sour

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief At the December 7, 2017 faculty meeting, Vice Provost Jack Ryan faced a barrage of criticism as he presented regarding online courses. “The concern is….that this is going to be a bigger thing that is going to impact our departments.”  “Are you going to continue to not let us know you’re applying for these things?” “I don’t think that reaching out to a few humanities faculty is the same thing as getting...

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“The Commuter” Review: Liam Neeson Delivers a Familiar, Yet Enjoyable Thriller
Jan11

“The Commuter” Review: Liam Neeson Delivers a Familiar, Yet Enjoyable Thriller

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief Liam Neeson and director Jaume Collet-Serra have teamed up once again to deliver “The Commuter,” a thriller that is sure to help melt away the mid-winter blues. The film begins with a beautifully shot prologue showing the daily routine of 60-year-old insurance salesman Michael MacCauley (Liam Neeson). Neeson is only five years from retirement and is struggling to figure out how to pay for...

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