College works to implement action items from climate study
May04

College works to implement action items from climate study

By Sarah Kirkpatrick, Staff Writer Last fall,the consulting firm Rankin and Associates returned the results of a campus climate study to the Gettysburg College community along with suggestions for improvement. Although the survey found a variety of positive trends at the college, such as high levels of comfort and positive attitudes about academic work, it also demonstrated that Gettysburg struggles with issues like discrimination and...

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Robert Spencer’s speech at Gettysburg College engages students in civil discourse
May03

Robert Spencer’s speech at Gettysburg College engages students in civil discourse

By Benjamin Pontz, News Editor As Robert Spencer took the stage of the CUB Ballroom Wednesday night, the audience seemed unsure of what would happen next. On the heels of students at the University of Buffalo shouting down Spencer last evening, Jack Ryan, Vice Provost of Gettysburg College, had warned the audience to engage in civil discourse in listening to Spencer’s speech, which was sponsored by the Gettysburg chapter of the...

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Gettysburg College Muslim Solidarity Rally draws hundreds for dance and celebration
May03

Gettysburg College Muslim Solidarity Rally draws hundreds for dance and celebration

By Daniella Snyder, Editor-in-Chief Over 300 students, faculty members, and community members joined together on the steps on Penn Hall in solidarity with Muslim members of campus and the town in response to Robert Spencer’s lecture in the CUB ballroom Wednesday evening. Green ribbons were distributed for people to wear to show their support, along with green fabric donning the phrase, “Hate has no home here”, and “No Islamophobia”....

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Letter to the editor: Thank you from the Isherwood family
May03

Letter to the editor: Thank you from the Isherwood family

To the Editor: We would like to express our sincere thanks to this publication for printing Annika Jensen’s obituary for our dear pup Penny. We would also like to thank the many people in our community who have reached out to us in the last two weeks: the students who arranged a memorial for her, the many students and members of our community who sent us cards and notes, and those whom we don’t know who have given expressions of...

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Todd Green accuses Robert Spencer of “professional Islamophobia” in speech to campus community
May01

Todd Green accuses Robert Spencer of “professional Islamophobia” in speech to campus community

By Joshua Wagner, Staff Writer Dr. Todd Green, Associate Professor of Religion at Luther College, presented on professional Islamophobia Sunday evening to a packed Mara Auditorium.  Green is a regular contributor for The Huffington Post and has appeared in various media outlets including NPR, CNN, Al Jazeera, France 24, and Reuters to speak on Islamophobia.   The lecture, sponsored by the Religious Studies Department and the Peace and...

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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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