Executive Director of OME Darrien Davenport Announces Resignation
Jul03

Executive Director of OME Darrien Davenport Announces Resignation

By Gauri Mangala and Benjamin Pontz Dr. Darrien Davenport, Executive Director of the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) announced his resignation Wednesday, effective July 26, to accept a job as Senior Student Affairs officer at Penn State-Harrisburg. Davenport has served as the first Executive Director of the three-year-old office since it was formed to replace the Intercultural Resource Center as “part of our increased...

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Six Takeaways from the Senate Committee on Greek Life’s Belated Report
Jun30

Six Takeaways from the Senate Committee on Greek Life’s Belated Report

By Lauren Hand and Benjamin Pontz Nine weeks and three days after the report’s submission deadline and more than a week after the its submission to the Student Senate Executive Board, Senate President Patrick McKenna ’20 released the findings of the Senate Committee on Greek Life (SCOGL) Sunday afternoon. Last October, then-President Nick Arbaugh ’20 charged the nine-person committee to study the campus social...

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“I’m exasperated with this unacceptably long delay”: SCOGL Report Now Six Weeks Overdue
Jun14

“I’m exasperated with this unacceptably long delay”: SCOGL Report Now Six Weeks Overdue

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Everyone involved seems to agree that the Student Senate Committee on Greek Life’s report is not done and that the process has taken longer than expected. What is less clear, though, is what is taking so long, what the current status of the report is, and when it will be released. Nine days ago, on June 5, The Gettysburgian contacted committee co-chair Patrick Custer ’19 to ask why the...

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Boddery Joins The Gettysburgian as Faculty Advisor
Jun06

Boddery Joins The Gettysburgian as Faculty Advisor

Staff Report Dr. Scott Boddery, Assistant Professor of Political Science and College Pre-Law Advisor, has been named The Gettysburgian‘s faculty advisor. Dr. Boddery teaches courses on constitutional law, judicial politics & behavior, civil rights & liberties, legal analysis, American government, and research methods, and his research focuses on legal decision-making, court legitimacy, and judicial behavior. He is the...

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Garthwait Leadership Center Will Retain Name After Review by Board
May29

Garthwait Leadership Center Will Retain Name After Review by Board

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief & Gauri Mangala, Senior Editor The Garthwait Leadership Center will retain its name, the college announced Wednesday afternoon, May 29. The recommendation came from an ad hoc committee chaired by Charlie Scott, Executive Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees, and was approved by the full board in accordance with a set of renaming principles unanimously approved at the Board’s May meeting....

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Full Text: Keynote Commencement Address by Jerry Spinelli ’63
May26

Full Text: Keynote Commencement Address by Jerry Spinelli ’63

Speech by Jerry Spinelli ’63 as delivered: Thank you, thank you for all this. Thank you for about 56 years. Dr. Riggs, platform party, honored guests, parents, friends, classmates, and the important people: the graduates of 2019. I salute you. Daisy Sullivan, where are you? So, one day last year, I get an email from a kid calling herself Daisy Sullivan, and she asked if I would be willing to agree to be Commencement speaker. She...

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