College Holds 183rd Commencement for the Class of 2018
May21

College Holds 183rd Commencement for the Class of 2018

By Gauri Mangala, News Editor For the Gettysburg College’s Class of 2018, the long-awaited day has finally arrived: commencement. Gettysburg’s 183rd commencement represents the culmination of their college careers in which the graduates symbolically exit Pennsylvania Hall through the Beachem Portico, mirroring their entrance during convocation during their first day, marking the end to their undergraduate experience. Hundreds of...

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Board of Trustees Approves Freedom of Expression Philosophy
May12

Board of Trustees Approves Freedom of Expression Philosophy

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Almost a year to the day after Robert Spencer, Director of Jihad Watch, spoke on campus, sparking debate over whether the college should impose limits on institutional freedom of expression and prompting President Janet Morgan Riggs to charge a panel to explore the issue and draft a statement of institutional philosophy, the Gettysburg College Board of Trustees approved that statement at its...

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Kaziboni Announces Departure from Sunderman Conservatory
May10

Kaziboni Announces Departure from Sunderman Conservatory

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Conservatory musicians received surprising news Thursday afternoon, just days after having completed their end-of-semester jury performances: Vimbayi Kaziboni, the Director of the Gettysburg College Symphony Orchestra (GCSO), is leaving Gettysburg College. Kaziboni, an Assistant Professor of Music who came to Gettysburg in the fall of 2016 and also taught classes in musicology and was scheduled...

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College Rescinds Cosby’s Honorary Degree
May04

College Rescinds Cosby’s Honorary Degree

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor The Gettysburg College Board of Trustees has decided to rescind Bill Cosby’s honorary degree, which he received in 1997 after serving as the Commencement Speaker. The decision was made by a vote of at least two-thirds of the Board, which “determined that the actions or inactions of the honorary degree recipient have been in violation of federal or state law and/or the values...

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Gettysburg College President Janet Morgan Riggs to Retire in June 2019
May03

Gettysburg College President Janet Morgan Riggs to Retire in June 2019

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief Gettysburg College President Janet Morgan Riggs announced at this afternoon’s faculty meeting that she plans to retire in June 2019. “It’s been a very difficult decision, in some ways because I feel so connected to Gettysburg College and I have such great respect and admiration for this institution,” Riggs said, “and there are many things about this job that I love. It has...

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Board of Trustees To Consider Rescinding Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree
May02

Board of Trustees To Consider Rescinding Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor In May of 1997, comedian Bill Cosby served as the keynote speaker for Commencement at Gettysburg College, and, as is typical for such speakers, he received an honorary degree. Last week, a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, jury found Cosby guilty on three counts of indecent assault for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand, an employee at Temple University, where Cosby served as a...

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