X-SIG: Wilson and Students Awarded $10k Grant to Use Drones to Track Bird Song Patterns
Jul18

X-SIG: Wilson and Students Awarded $10k Grant to Use Drones to Track Bird Song Patterns

By Nicole DeJacimo, Assistant News Editor This summer, four Gettysburg students have stayed on campus with Dr. Andrew Wilson, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, as part of the X-SIG summer research program to study birds in the battlefields of Gettysburg. They have been awarded a $10,000 external grant to fund their research tracking birds with drones. “The grant,” Wilson said, “will be used to purchase...

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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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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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Matz Continues Lifetime of Service as Secretary of American Battle Monuments Commission
May27

Matz Continues Lifetime of Service as Secretary of American Battle Monuments Commission

By Gauri Mangala, Senior Editor Years after his retirement from a decorated career in the U.S. Army, retired Major General William M. Matz, Jr. ‘61 was appointed by President Donald J. Trump as the Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission. He is currently on a tour of the 26 overseas military cemeteries along with 30 memorials, monuments, and markers that the commission administers. For someone who attended a college that...

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