College to host two events discussing Islam next week
Apr25

College to host two events discussing Islam next week

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor After deliberation by college administration and despite opposition from numerous students, Robert Spencer, the Director of Jihad Watch and a FOX News contributor who focuses on Islamic fundamentalism in the context of terrorism, will speak at Gettysburg College next Wednesday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. in the College Union Building Ballroom. On Tuesday evening, President Janet Morgan Riggs sent a campus-wide...

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‘Gettysburg Cycle’ concludes first year, prepares for second
Apr22

‘Gettysburg Cycle’ concludes first year, prepares for second

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor Rolling out a new program comes with an inherent amount of uncertainty, and the inaugural year of the Gettysburg Cycle, intended as a campus-wide initiative, was no exception. With year one, the “Year of Food,” at its end, Dr. Caroline Hartzell, professor of political science and faculty coordinator for the Gettysburg Cycle, and student intern Jack Lashendock Burke ’20 are looking ahead...

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College to curb cable TV, boost bandwidth
Apr21

College to curb cable TV, boost bandwidth

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief The TL;DR The college is restricting cable TV to residence hall common rooms only while simultaneously increasing internet capacity fivefold. VP of Information Technology Rod Tosten says the move is both a cost-saving measure and a reflection of a change in TV viewing habits on campus. The college will provide free HDMI cables for students to hook up laptops to their TVs. The college is restricting...

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Penny Isherwood, 2005-2017:  A life remembered
Apr21

Penny Isherwood, 2005-2017: A life remembered

By Annika Jensen, Editor-in-Chief West highland terrier Penny, the beloved dog of Professor Ian Isherwood, has died. Born from stardust at the dawn of time, Penny fell quickly into legend as the loyal guardian of House Isherwood. A fierce adversary of skateboards, the wee (but mighty) dowager could often be spotted on campus comforting students during finals, patrolling the grounds, plotting world domination, and–most...

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YAF’s request to bring Robert Spencer to campus under review
Apr20

YAF’s request to bring Robert Spencer to campus under review

Editor’s Note: This information is now out of date. For the latest on this story, please check out this article.   By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor The TL;DR YAF’s request to bring Robert Spencer, founder of Jihad Watch, to campus is under further review by college administration. Dean Julie Ramsey says additional planning and further deliberation is required, and that, while freedom of speech is a “strong...

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College proposes curbing cable, boosting bandwidth
Apr14

College proposes curbing cable, boosting bandwidth

By Jamie Welch, Editor-in-Chief The college is “seriously inclined” to restrict cable TV on campus to residence hall common rooms only while simultaneously increasing internet capacity fivefold, according to Vice President of Information Technology Rodney Tosten, who gave a presentation at the Student Senate meeting held April 10. Tosten says the proposed change, which would take effect for the 2017-2018 academic year, reflects a...

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