Notes on Robert Spencer from the Treasurer of Student Senate
May03

Notes on Robert Spencer from the Treasurer of Student Senate

By Luke Frigon, Treasurer and President-elect of Student Senate Dear Gettysburg College Community. As the current Treasurer of Student Senate as well as next year’s President-elect, I feel compelled to weigh in on an issue that has our community embroiled in controversy: bringing Robert Spencer to campus. You’ve all hopefully read about him, so I’ll spare you a biography. From a purely ideological perspective, I completely disagree...

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Editorial: Two speakers of opposing ideologies is an effort with little result
May03

Editorial: Two speakers of opposing ideologies is an effort with little result

By Jessica Greenman, Contributing Writer My fellow Gettysburgians, No matter where you fall on the political spectrum, prepare to be offended.  Sorry in advance. This week, two speakers of opposing ideologies will visit campus.  Even with the best of intentions, I suspect little will come of this effort to respect both sides of a highly complex and highly polarized issue. My first instinct is to attend both lectures, and determine who...

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Setting the record straight: A response to Anthony Wagner’s call to pull all support from Robert Spencer’s speech
May02

Setting the record straight: A response to Anthony Wagner’s call to pull all support from Robert Spencer’s speech

Editor’s Note: This column is in response to a piece published by Anthony Wagner earlier this week that called on President Riggs to rescind Robert Spencer’s invitation to speak. In that piece, Wagner claimed that the Senate had “breached its own Constitution when it allocated funding to Young Americans for Freedom for the purpose of Spencer’s talk.” By Michael Mancuso, Senator of the Class of 2019 Anthony...

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President Janet Morgan Riggs responds to open letter from alums on Robert Spencer
May01

President Janet Morgan Riggs responds to open letter from alums on Robert Spencer

Editor’s Note: The following letter is a response from College president Janet Morgan Riggs to the open letter sent by 375 alums urging President Riggs to not allow Robert Spencer to speak on Wednesday. By Janet Morgan Riggs, Gettysburg College President I want to begin by thanking those who signed the petition requesting that we rescind our invitation to Robert Spencer for caring enough about Gettysburg College to speak out. To...

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Open letter from 375 alums urges President Riggs to cancel Robert Spencer’s speech
May01

Open letter from 375 alums urges President Riggs to cancel Robert Spencer’s speech

Editor’s Note: The following letter collected signatures online from Thursday evening until Sunday morning and was then sent to the administration with 375 signatures. A response from College president Janet Morgan Riggs was released on Monday and is available to view here. Good afternoon, Dean Ramsey and President Riggs: We hope this message finds you well. Unfortunately, today we have been brought together under less than...

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Opinion: President Riggs should immediately rescind the right of Robert Spencer to speak at Gettysburg College
May01

Opinion: President Riggs should immediately rescind the right of Robert Spencer to speak at Gettysburg College

By Anthony Wagner, Columnist I ask that President Riggs and the leadership of our campus community immediately rescind the right of Robert Spencer to speak at Gettysburg College on Wednesday, May 3rd. As a former treasurer of the Student Senate, I have serious concerns regarding the process through which Spencer’s invitation to speak was granted. President Riggs and the administration are not at fault; rather, it is the opinion of...

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