Commencement 2017 celebrates diversity, achievement and the value of a liberal arts degree
Jun04

Commencement 2017 celebrates diversity, achievement and the value of a liberal arts degree

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief As graduates prepared to retreat down the steps of Penn Hall, symbolically culminating their college careers, hundreds of family members—smartphones in tow—crowded the lawn in front of Beachem Portico eager to catch a glimpse of one of the 577 graduating seniors from the Class of 2017. “Gettysburg is about the human experience,” Gettysburg College president Janet Morgan Riggs said to the graduating...

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Full text: Johnnetta Betsch Cole delivers address at Commencement 2017
May21

Full text: Johnnetta Betsch Cole delivers address at Commencement 2017

Sister President Janet Morgan Riggs, members of the Board of Trustees, colleagues of the faculty and staff, students, alumni, friends and supporters of this outstanding liberal arts college: Good Afternoon! And a very special good afternoon to the women and men of the hour: the spectacular class of 2017; and to your parents, family members and friends. I want to recognize my husband, James Staton; my dear friend with whom I worked at...

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Full text: Haya Mohanna ’17 delivers student address at Commencement 2017
May21

Full text: Haya Mohanna ’17 delivers student address at Commencement 2017

You know, I always knew that I was short, but it wasn’t until this morning when they told me I have to put a stool on the podium that I realized I’m really short. President Riggs, distinguished guests, our amazing faculty members, staff members, proud parents and relatives and of course, Class of 2017. For those who don’t know me, my name is Haya and I am an international student from the Gaza Strip, Palestine. A...

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Gettysburg College Muslim Solidarity Rally draws hundreds for dance and celebration
May03

Gettysburg College Muslim Solidarity Rally draws hundreds for dance and celebration

By Daniella Snyder, Editor-in-Chief Over 300 students, faculty members, and community members joined together on the steps on Penn Hall in solidarity with Muslim members of campus and the town in response to Robert Spencer’s lecture in the CUB ballroom Wednesday evening. Green ribbons were distributed for people to wear to show their support, along with green fabric donning the phrase, “Hate has no home here”, and “No Islamophobia”....

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Open Letter: Gettysburg, why are you like this?
May03

Open Letter: Gettysburg, why are you like this?

  Dear Clubs of Gettysburg College and Administration, It is currently May 3 and I have four papers and an art piece on my plate due in the next two days. I am dying and injecting coffee into my body as much as I can. I love my work, I love this college, and I love the students around me. You’re great and I’m glad to see you active and motivated. I’ve seen so many pieces and distractions and lectures about this Robert Spencer...

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