‘A Concerning Pattern Shift’: College Scrambles to Contain Spread of Coronavirus, Salvage In-Person Semester
Aug29

‘A Concerning Pattern Shift’: College Scrambles to Contain Spread of Coronavirus, Salvage In-Person Semester

By Anna Cincotta, Editor-in-Chief All campus events for the weekend were canceled on Friday afternoon and the students residing in the Gettysburg Hotel, which has been used as a housing option this semester, were told to quarantine after the second round of baseline testing. The library shut down on Thursday for a deep cleaning because students disregarded safety procedures. Just over a dozen college students tested positive for...

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Students Living in the Gettysburg Hotel Asked to Quarantine, Effective Immediately
Aug28

Students Living in the Gettysburg Hotel Asked to Quarantine, Effective Immediately

By Anna Cincotta, Editor-in-Chief, and Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor An initial review of the second round of baseline testing results from this week indicates that there may be a number of students in the Gettysburg Hotel who have been “impacted” by the virus, according to an email sent today by Julie Ramsey, Vice President of College Life and Dean of Students. All students currently residing in the hotel have been asked to...

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Faculty Meeting News and Notes: August 20, 2020
Aug23

Faculty Meeting News and Notes: August 20, 2020

By Anna Cincotta, Editor-in-Chief Takeaways: 208 students have opted to study remotely.  There will be a second round of baseline testing for students studying residentially.  The college is facing “significant financial issues” that “have been augmented by COVID-19.”  Thursday’s faculty meeting began with a celebratory and grateful tone as President Iuliano thanked the faculty for their efforts throughout the fall planning process....

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Testing a ‘Critical Variable’ in College’s Decision for Students to Return
Jul29

Testing a ‘Critical Variable’ in College’s Decision for Students to Return

By Anna Cincotta, Editor-in-Chief After sitting down with President Bob Iuliano and Dean Julie Ramsey, Vice President for College Life and Dean of Students, it became clear that the smooth return of students to Gettysburg’s campus—and the College administration’s decision to return to the residential model for the fall semester—relies, in large part, on securing sufficient testing supplies for the student body. Testing that, according...

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A Letter from the New Editor: On Uncertainty
Jul29

A Letter from the New Editor: On Uncertainty

By Anna Cincotta, Editor-in-Chief To be a journalist, I thought, was to be sure. To know things, and to be certain about them. But I’ve always been the kid with questions and uncertainty. My writing always leads to more questions than I had before. Learning more, in my life, has always meant more to unpack. More to understand.  Honestly, I’ve always liked that. I also thought that this meant I wasn’t cut out for newspapers. The...

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