Blasts from the Past: September 9, 2019
Sep09

Blasts from the Past: September 9, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1999, the college worried about not having enough housing for students as there were 60 more students enrolled since the previous year. Gettysburg enrolled 2,252 students at Gettysburg in 1999. The Quarry Suites were still under construction and college administration was trying finish construction on Quarry by January 2000. The administration had to be flexible when working with students...

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Blasts from the Past: September 2, 2019
Sep02

Blasts from the Past: September 2, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1929, Gettysburg College opens with the library and Glatfelter Hall being worked on, leaving the college “physically crippled”—the first time since the Civil War. Glatfelter could not be used for a month and the library was still being built. President Hanson gave a speech in Brua Chapel to all students. He noted that even though the college was physically changing, Gettysburg still...

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Blast from the Past: April 24, 2019
Apr30

Blast from the Past: April 24, 2019

  By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1899, The Gettysburgian called for students to write a song for the annual college song contest. In years past, many students participated in writing heart-felt songs about the college, and The Gettysburgian urged students to take part once more. Students in 1899 seemed not as excited for the song writing contest, as the contest had been open beginning in March, and only a few...

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Blast from the Past: April 12, 2019
Apr17

Blast from the Past: April 12, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1939, the classes had their nominations ready for student council election. There were 98 students nominated for that election across the four classes. There were fifteen seniors, twenty-three juniors, twenty-five sophomores, and thirty-five first-years nominated for the various positions. On one day in the middle of the month, students in good standing could stop by to receive their...

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April Fools: Blasts from the Past: April 1, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week of the Blast from the Past focuses on one event that swept the campus in the 1940’s. There was a big debate after an alum donated money to the college in 1944 to make the college to look like what it did during the Battle of Gettysburg. The administration at the time did not know if this should be done. Some of the history professors really wanted to see what the college would look like if...

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