College to host two events discussing Islam next week
Apr25

College to host two events discussing Islam next week

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor After deliberation by college administration and despite opposition from numerous students, Robert Spencer, the Director of Jihad Watch and a FOX News contributor who focuses on Islamic fundamentalism in the context of terrorism, will speak at Gettysburg College next Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the College Union Building Ballroom. On Tuesday evening, President Janet Morgan Riggs sent a campus-wide...

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Student Senate bullet points: April 24
Apr25

Student Senate bullet points: April 24

Submitted by Brooke Gutschick, Student Senate Secretary The 2016-2017 Executive Board thanks everyone for their support this year. The Office of Student Activities and Greek Life will be offering grants to student groups for events in the first few weeks of school in the fall because Senate cannot allot money until the body has quorum $170.00 was allotted to the Society of Physics Students for drinks and food for their end of the year...

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Blasts from the past: April 20
Apr23

Blasts from the past: April 20

From The Gettysburgian archives: This week in 1900, an earnest editorial appeared in The Gettysburgian urging current undergraduate students and alumni alike to recruit young people to enroll at what was then Pennsylvania College. “We of Gettysburg do this with a clean conscience, and when we speak in terms of praise of the advantages offered by our college over those of others we need not be afraid that we shall be proven...

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What we know, what we don’t know: Robert Spencer’s visit to campus
Apr22

What we know, what we don’t know: Robert Spencer’s visit to campus

What we know and what we don’t know about Robert Spencer’s proposed visit to campus

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‘Gettysburg Cycle’ concludes first year, prepares for second
Apr22

‘Gettysburg Cycle’ concludes first year, prepares for second

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor Rolling out a new program comes with an inherent amount of uncertainty, and the inaugural year of the Gettysburg Cycle, intended as a campus-wide initiative, was no exception. With year one, the “Year of Food,” at its end, Dr. Caroline Hartzell, professor of political science and faculty coordinator for the Gettysburg Cycle, and student intern Jack Lashendock Burke ’20 are looking ahead...

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Roberts urges students to press on in urgent struggle for civil rights
Apr21

Roberts urges students to press on in urgent struggle for civil rights

By Brendan Salyards, Staff Writer The 18th annual Blavatt Lecture featured Dr. Terrence Roberts, a civil rights pioneer and member of the Little Rock Nine, who spoke to a crowded audience in the College Union Building Ballroom. Roberts, who spoke at Gettysburg College in 1995, gave a speech entitled “The Fierce Urgency of Civil Rights for All,” and afterward, he answered questions from the audience. Dr. Kenneth Mott, who...

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