Student Senate Discusses Resurgence of Mold
Nov14

Student Senate Discusses Resurgence of Mold

By Joseph Maguschak, Staff Writer Student Senate’s most recent meeting on Monday, November 12 – the last meeting before the Thanksgiving holiday – was an agenda-following, rather unnuanced gathering that addressed several concerns of the student body. Secretary Marisa Balanda ’21 began the meeting by stating that several Senators and Affinity Group Leaders have become lax in their attendance of committee meetings. Anyone who has not...

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Students Report Better Communication from Facilities, but Still Have Unaddressed Concerns
Oct06

Students Report Better Communication from Facilities, but Still Have Unaddressed Concerns

By Gauri Mangala, News Editor Last spring, the Gettysburg College campus was consumed by an outbreak of mold throughout Hanson Hall, a first-year residence hall, which exposed a variety of frustrations among students with the response of Facilities Services to maintenance issues across campus. In that aftermath of the outbreak, the college commissioned a task force to address the communication issues students identified. This fall,...

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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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