Gettysburg Fraternities and ROTC Students Work on Battlefield Beautification
Nov11

Gettysburg Fraternities and ROTC Students Work on Battlefield Beautification

By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Staff Writer In these tight budgetary times, the National Park Service had struggled to find a work force to clear brush from around the Eternal Peace Light Memorial on the Gettysburg Battlefield until Alpha Chi Rho, Alpha Omicron Pi, and the ROTC program offered to help. On Saturday, October 21, over 80 Gettysburg students from these organizations donated three hours of their time to work on park beautification...

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Howard Fineman Named 2018 Commencement Speaker
Oct15

Howard Fineman Named 2018 Commencement Speaker

By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Staff Writer Gettysburg College has announced that it will host Howard Fineman as the 2018 commencement speaker. Fineman, who serves as Global Editorial Director for the Huffington Post and has a long-standing relationship with the college, has published books about political history, has appeared on TV shows such as “Morning Joe,” and has interviewed every significant American presidential candidate...

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Lincoln Lyceum Lecture: Stepping into Lincoln’s White House
Sep11

Lincoln Lyceum Lecture: Stepping into Lincoln’s White House

By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Staff Writer Gettysburg College’s Civil War Institute sponsored a lecture Thursday by James Conroy, a recipient of the 2017 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, about his winning book Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime. The Gilder Lehrman Institution and Gettysburg College award this prize annually to an outstanding historical work on Abraham Lincoln or the Civil War soldier. This is Conroy’s...

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College works to implement action items from climate study
May04

College works to implement action items from climate study

By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Staff Writer Last fall,the consulting firm Rankin and Associates returned the results of a campus climate study to the Gettysburg College community along with suggestions for improvement. Although the survey found a variety of positive trends at the college, such as high levels of comfort and positive attitudes about academic work, it also demonstrated that Gettysburg struggles with issues like discrimination and...

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Mohanna named student speaker for 2017 graduation
Apr15

Mohanna named student speaker for 2017 graduation

By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Staff Writer After a competitive selection process, Gettysburg College has named senior Haya Mohanna as the Class of 2017 graduation speaker. Mohanna, an international student from Gaza City, Palestine, is a Mathematical Economics Major with a Business Minor who hopes to focus on the theme of belonging in her speech. “Coming from an international perspective, there is a lot of pressure to feel that I am a part of...

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