Extended Power Outage Cancels Morning Classes, Causes Confusion on Heels of Reading Days
Oct17

Extended Power Outage Cancels Morning Classes, Causes Confusion on Heels of Reading Days

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief A power outage shut down the campus computing network, led to the cancellation of classes before noon, and created a de facto extra half reading day at Gettysburg College on Wednesday. The blackout began around 1:00 a.m. and ended in most areas of campus about nine hours later, shortly after 10:00 a.m. Power was fully restored to areas with lingering outages by 1:45 p.m. The campus network —...

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Faculty Meeting News and Notes: October 3, 2019
Oct04

Faculty Meeting News and Notes: October 3, 2019

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief The Gettysburg College faculty dispensed with its agenda in a mere 22 minutes on Thursday afternoon. During that time, it passed a motion to approve a restructured major from the Management Department entitled “Business, Organizations & Management.” The faculty spent two entire meetings last spring debating a proposal from the Management Department to add a dual major in business...

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“The reality is that we’re exclusive.” Reflections on the SCOGL Report
Sep30

“The reality is that we’re exclusive.” Reflections on the SCOGL Report

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief The Student Senate Committee on Greek Life (SCOGL) released a 15-page report in June—more than 60 days past the deadline—and had one overarching recommendation: continue the committee. The report concluded that more students ought to be interviewed and a systematic survey ought to be conducted in order to get a better read on the pulse of the campus. Despite the committee’s charge to “combine the...

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Charles Glassick, Gettysburg’s 11th President, Sees Fruits of His Tenure Three Decades Later
Sep28

Charles Glassick, Gettysburg’s 11th President, Sees Fruits of His Tenure Three Decades Later

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Charles Glassick had known for several years that he wanted to be a college president. In 1977, the 46-year-old Provost at the University of Richmond turned down other college presidencies as he held out hope that Gettysburg College, which was close to his hometown of Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania, would come through. It did. Glassick began his 12-year presidency in the fall of that...

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Advice for the Iulianos
Sep28

Advice for the Iulianos

Compiled by Maddie Neiman, Managing Editor & Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Over the past few months, President Bob Iuliano and his wife, Susan, have begun the process of getting to know Gettysburg College and its community of students, faculty, support staff, and administrators. To help them with this undoubtedly daunting but exciting journey, a group of Gettysburgians have submitted brief pieces of advice for how the Iulianos...

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