College reports 20% increase in bias incidents, but sees no spike after election
Jun14

College reports 20% increase in bias incidents, but sees no spike after election

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor In an email to the College Digest, Ron Wiafe, Director of Student Rights & Responsibilities, reported that 29 bias incidents occurred on the Gettysburg College campus during the 2016-17 academic year, an increase of more than 20% from the 2015-16 total of 24. The college defines bias conduct as: “Threatening, degrading, abusive, or hostile acts including conduct, expression, or speech which are...

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Commencement 2017 celebrates diversity, achievement and the value of a liberal arts degree
Jun04

Commencement 2017 celebrates diversity, achievement and the value of a liberal arts degree

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief As graduates prepared to retreat down the steps of Penn Hall, symbolically culminating their college careers, hundreds of family members—smartphones in tow—crowded the lawn in front of Beachem Portico eager to catch a glimpse of one of the 577 graduating seniors from the Class of 2017. “Gettysburg is about the human experience,” Gettysburg College president Janet Morgan Riggs said to the graduating...

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Full text: Johnnetta Betsch Cole delivers address at Commencement 2017
May21

Full text: Johnnetta Betsch Cole delivers address at Commencement 2017

Sister President Janet Morgan Riggs, members of the Board of Trustees, colleagues of the faculty and staff, students, alumni, friends and supporters of this outstanding liberal arts college: Good Afternoon! And a very special good afternoon to the women and men of the hour: the spectacular class of 2017; and to your parents, family members and friends. I want to recognize my husband, James Staton; my dear friend with whom I worked at...

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Full text: Haya Mohanna ’17 delivers student address at Commencement 2017
May21

Full text: Haya Mohanna ’17 delivers student address at Commencement 2017

You know, I always knew that I was short, but it wasn’t until this morning when they told me I have to put a stool on the podium that I realized I’m really short. President Riggs, distinguished guests, our amazing faculty members, staff members, proud parents and relatives and of course, Class of 2017. For those who don’t know me, my name is Haya and I am an international student from the Gaza Strip, Palestine. A...

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Junior programs a new skill for Amazon Echo
May12

Junior programs a new skill for Amazon Echo

By Kayla Britt, MS&T Editor Junior Skyler Ehly always found himself asking, “What’s at Servo?” or “What’s the Bullet special today?” He owned an Amazon Echo, which he and his housemates in Blue Note used pretty often, and decided to research how to become an Amazon Developer. He found himself busy with classes, but while he was abroad in England the following semester he had some free time on his hands. He chose to spend his free...

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The message every sensitive college student needs to hear
May12

The message every sensitive college student needs to hear

By Andy Milone, Web Content Editor The college major and GPA is overrated; it does not define you. The job of the full time student is not to know exactly the direction in which life is headed. Instead, the responsibility of the full time student is to go with the flow and not let the events, words and actions of others affect you in a modern day society where a majority of students are too sensitive and let unfortunate events control...

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