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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Senate Spends Down Remaining Budget in Final Meeting as New Executive Board Installed
May01

Senate Spends Down Remaining Budget in Final Meeting as New Executive Board Installed

By Sarah Hinck, Staff Writer At long last, the Gettysburg Student Senate has finalized its executive board for the 2018-2019 Academic Year as Nick Arbaugh’20 emerged victorious after having obtained a narrow 39% plurality of the votes cast in the re-vote for Senate President. Arbaugh defeated Anna Burns ‘19 and Alex Xie ‘20. Burns previously lost in the first, equally competitive election to Haley Gluhanich ‘19 who was soon...

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Arbaugh Elected Student Senate President
Apr30

Arbaugh Elected Student Senate President

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief Nick Arbaugh ‘20 is the Student Senate President for the 2018-2019 Academic Year, Arbaugh confirmed to The Gettysburgian Monday evening. Arbaugh beat out opponents Anna Burns ‘19 and Alex Xie ‘20 by what is being described as a razor-thin margin to clinch the presidency. Andrew Fitzsimmons ‘19, Chair of the Senate Sustainability Committee, had also declared his candidacy, but withdrew Friday afternoon...

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Re-Election for Student Senate President Begins. Here Are the Candidates.
Apr27

Re-Election for Student Senate President Begins. Here Are the Candidates.

By Gauri Mangala, Assistant News Editor After the Student Senate Board of Directors decided to deny Haley Gluhanich’s ‘19 appeal, nullifying her victory in the election earlier this month, Senate moved quickly to run a new presidential election, which began voting on Thursday and will continue through Monday at noon. There are three candidates: Anna Burns ‘19, Nick Arbaugh ‘20, and Alex Xie ‘20. Andrew Fitzsimmons ‘19, Chair of the...

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