Balanda and Burns Provide Senate Update on Facilities Task Force
Apr10

Balanda and Burns Provide Senate Update on Facilities Task Force

By Sarah Hinck, Staff Writer After a second forum moderated by Managing News Editor of The Gettysburgian Benjamin Pontz ’20 at Monday’s Student Senate meeting, senators voted for the remainder of the executive board, which will feature a mix of old and new faces in the upcoming academic year. In other news, senators Marisa Balanda ‘21 and Anna Burns ‘19 reported on the newly established Facilities Task Force. In wake of the...

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Students Gather at Penn Hall Steps to Protest Maintenance Issues
Mar02

Students Gather at Penn Hall Steps to Protest Maintenance Issues

Staff Report Democracy Matters, a grassroots political organization at Gettysburg College, organized a protest planned to go from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday at the steps of Penn Hall amid ongoing frustrations expressed by students over maintenance issues around campus, grievances that boiled over at Monday evening’s meeting of the Gettysburg College Student Senate. The protest is ongoing despite forecasts of 25 mph sustained...

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Hanson Basement Residents Get Priority Housing (Back)
Mar01

Hanson Basement Residents Get Priority Housing (Back)

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor Less than two weeks after the college reversed course on its initial plan to give residents of the Hanson Hall basement displaced due to mold priority in the sophomore housing lottery, it reinstated that priority Thursday evening. An email sent to Hanson basement residents from Vice President of College Life and Dean of Students Julie Ramsey attributes the decision to advocacy from students...

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Ramsey Apologizes to Students Affected by Hanson Mold
Feb27

Ramsey Apologizes to Students Affected by Hanson Mold

By Benjamin Pontz, Managing News Editor One day after a heated airing of grievances relating to the ongoing mold situation at Hanson Hall at the Gettysburg College Student Senate meeting where students castigated the college — and Associate Dean of College Life for Residential and First-Year Programs Keira Kant, who came to the meeting to field questions and hear student concerns — for not apologizing to Hanson residents,...

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Kant Offers No Apology for Mold Issue in Fiery Student Senate Meeting
Feb27

Kant Offers No Apology for Mold Issue in Fiery Student Senate Meeting

The TL;DR Keira Kant, Associate Dean of College Life for Residential and First-Year Programs, answered questions at Monday night’s Student Senate meeting relating to the Hanson Hall mold situation in what started as a largely respectful dialogue and metamorphosed into a seemingly cathartic venting of grievances. Students expressed frustrations with what they view as a lack of communication and concern for the Hanson residents...

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