Faculty Meeting News and Notes: April 30, 2020
May07

Faculty Meeting News and Notes: April 30, 2020

By Anna Cincotta, editor-at-large President Iuliano’s tone in the last faculty meeting of this academic year reflected the uncertainty facing every college community during the COVID-19 pandemic—concerns about enrollment, as well as the operational and financial realities of the current global health crisis, have resulted in new challenges for residential colleges like Gettysburg. “There’s nothing about our situation that exempts us...

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Dear Dogtor Zach: Finding Motivation
Apr29

Dear Dogtor Zach: Finding Motivation

By Gettysburg College Counseling Services     Dogtor Zach & Co., When I first got home and started doing remote learning, I was pretty okay. It took me a while to get into a routine, but I managed. However, now I am having trouble staying motivated to do my work. I am worried about my grades but even that doesn’t give me motivation. Can you help?  –A struggling sophomore   Motivation can be a hard thing to come by,...

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Opinion: Let’s Stop Building Long Resumes for Their Own Sake
Dec31

Opinion: Let’s Stop Building Long Resumes for Their Own Sake

By Anna Cincotta, Opinions Editor Gettysburg College stands for the study of the liberal arts as a means of workplace readiness. But, institutionally, it also incentivizes passion and involvement outside of the classroom. In other words, students are expected to find inspiration in both coursework and their respective clubs and organizations. Student schedules tend to reflect this goal.  I’d argue, though, that this expectation might...

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Opinion: Growing Plants and People at the Painted Turtle Farm
Nov05

Opinion: Growing Plants and People at the Painted Turtle Farm

By Anna Cincotta, Opinions Editor I couldn’t even keep a succulent alive when I started working for the Center for Public Service on campus. Somehow, though, I found myself drawn to the Painted Turtle Farm. Now I’m one of two students responsible for running it. There’s something kind of magical about the place. It’s a space for families and students. For dialogue and social justice and community. I wouldn’t call it a part of...

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Opinion: Untangling the Liberal Arts Lie
Oct01

Opinion: Untangling the Liberal Arts Lie

By Anna Cincotta, Opinions Editor The sweeping curricular goals of a liberal arts institution like Gettysburg College suggest that we churn out perfect graduates—both experts in their chosen fields of study and well-rounded future professionals dedicated to bettering the world around them. Liberal arts students leave college to pursue careers where their curiosity, flexibility, and interdisciplinary skills help them succeed … and...

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