President Janet Morgan Riggs responds to open letter from alums on Robert Spencer
May01

President Janet Morgan Riggs responds to open letter from alums on Robert Spencer

Editor’s Note: The following letter is a response from College president Janet Morgan Riggs to the open letter sent by 375 alums urging President Riggs to not allow Robert Spencer to speak on Wednesday. By Janet Morgan Riggs, Gettysburg College President I want to begin by thanking those who signed the petition requesting that we rescind our invitation to Robert Spencer for caring enough about Gettysburg College to speak out. To...

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Open letter from 375 alums urges President Riggs to cancel Robert Spencer’s speech
May01

Open letter from 375 alums urges President Riggs to cancel Robert Spencer’s speech

Editor’s Note: The following letter collected signatures online from Thursday evening until Sunday morning and was then sent to the administration with 375 signatures. A response from College president Janet Morgan Riggs was released on Monday and is available to view here. Good afternoon, Dean Ramsey and President Riggs: We hope this message finds you well. Unfortunately, today we have been brought together under less than...

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College to curb cable TV, boost bandwidth
Apr21

College to curb cable TV, boost bandwidth

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief The TL;DR The college is restricting cable TV to residence hall common rooms only while simultaneously increasing internet capacity fivefold. VP of Information Technology Rod Tosten says the move is both a cost-saving measure and a reflection of a change in TV viewing habits on campus. The college will provide free HDMI cables for students to hook up laptops to their TVs. The college is restricting...

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College proposes curbing cable, boosting bandwidth
Apr14

College proposes curbing cable, boosting bandwidth

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief The college is “seriously inclined” to restrict cable TV on campus to residence hall common rooms only while simultaneously increasing internet capacity fivefold, according to Vice President of Information Technology Rodney Tosten, who gave a presentation at the Student Senate meeting held April 10. Tosten says the proposed change, which would take effect for the 2017-2018 academic year, reflects a...

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Sweeping renovations to college buildings set to begin over summer
Apr06

Sweeping renovations to college buildings set to begin over summer

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief Gettysburg College has recently announced a multi-million dollar renovation and new construction project to improve campus facilities including the Eisenhower House, the Dining Center and the College Union Building. The largest project and that with the most impact to the campus community will be the College Union Building renovation. The project consists of demolishing the part of the building that...

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