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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Relay for Life raises more than $30,000 to fight cancer
Mar31

Relay for Life raises more than $30,000 to fight cancer

By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Staff Writer Cancer impacts everyone. This was the message that participants in Gettysburg’s Relay for Life shared as they walked in search of a cure to this life-altering and even fatal disease. From 7 pm on March 24 to 2 am the next morning, students united in the fieldhouse to raise money, support cancer survivors and their families, and have fun. The event, coordinated by members of Colleges Against Cancer...

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Annual ‘Vagina Monologues’ production spotlights women’s health
Feb27

Annual ‘Vagina Monologues’ production spotlights women’s health

By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Staff Writer Roughly half of humankind consists of women, but talking about female anatomy and sexuality remains taboo in everyday conversation. This year’s annual performance of The Vagina Monologues, held in the CUB Ballroom on February 23rd and 24th, sought to change this culture by giving a voice to the experiences of women on campus and throughout the world. Based on the award-winning play by activist Eve...

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