Problem of the Week: Passing Grades
Sep02

Problem of the Week: Passing Grades

Editor’s Note: The Department of Mathematics at Gettysburg College hosts a problem of the week challenge to determine each semester’s Paul Mugabi problem-solving award recipient(s).  Each week’s entries are scored by a panel of faculty judges, and winner(s) from each week will receive a Problem Of the Week (P.O.W.) button.  The Gettysburgian is not involved in or responsible for accepting or evaluating...

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Opinion: Take a Pledge, Trump
Aug27

Opinion: Take a Pledge, Trump

By Joshua Wagner, Opinions Editor “I affirm that I will uphold the highest principles of honesty and integrity in all my endeavors at Gettysburg College and foster an atmosphere of mutual respect within and beyond the classroom.” These words are referred to as the Gettysburg College Pledge. Every first-year Gettysburg repeats this pledge at Opening Convocation and is held responsible for adhering to its promises. Students may choose...

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Hanson Fungus: A Failed Cover-Up
Apr01

Hanson Fungus: A Failed Cover-Up

By Joshua Wagner, Opinions Editor THE ISSUE: While college administrators initially reassured students that the Hanson mold had been contained and remediated by trained professionals shortly after discovery, GettysLeeks has obtained classified information that indicate that the mold situation was much more dire than previously thought. Since receiving intel on March 15th, GettyLeeks muckraking squad has deployed all of its agents and...

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13 Places Safer than FIJI Basement on Friday Night: Number 11 will Shock You!
Apr01

13 Places Safer than FIJI Basement on Friday Night: Number 11 will Shock You!

By Josh Wagner, Opinions Editor The backstreets of Baghdad I-95 on foot at 2:00am Smyser Parking Lot without a Carlisle St. parking permit A pit of vipers Donald Trump’s Cabinet OJ Simpson’s bedroom The DMZ between North and South Korea An Egyptian ballot against Sisi Putin’s stable The extras’ dressing room on the Cosby Show Hanson basement Ron Wiafe’s office A coastal city in 30 years April Fools’...

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Glass Named Alumni Professor of Mathematics
Mar12

Glass Named Alumni Professor of Mathematics

By Josh Wagner, Opinions Editor In 1888, the same year that the construction of Glatfelter Hall began, Dr. Henry Nixon began his tenure at then Pennsylvania College by taking the Alumni Professorship of Mathematics and Astronomy. During his 28-year tenure he was a popular campus figure and a leading academic. One of his works, a “Bibliography of Linear Differential Equations” was cowritten by J.C. Fields, the founder of...

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