Phi Delta Theta Apologizes for Playing ‘Purge’ Siren During Power Outage
Dec21

Phi Delta Theta Apologizes for Playing ‘Purge’ Siren During Power Outage

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Nearly two months after an overnight power outage during which members of Phi Delta Theta blasted the siren and announcement from The Purge, the fraternity has now issued an apology as part of a sanction imposed by the Interfraternity Council’s (IFC) Judicial Board. The apology, which states that members of the fraternity did not intend “to cause any unnecessary disturbance to the...

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‘Looking for a Coach with the Right Vision to Turn the Program Around’: College Launches Search for New Football Coach
Dec12

‘Looking for a Coach with the Right Vision to Turn the Program Around’: College Launches Search for New Football Coach

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Gettysburg College has launched a search for a successor as Head Football Coach to Kevin Burke ’90, whose departure from the team was announced last week. While the college termed the personnel move a “parting [of] ways,” Burke alluded on Twitter that he had been unaware of his impending departure, implying that the day had not gone as planned. “Some days you wake up and the...

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College Debuts New Eisenhower Scholarship for Class of 2024
Dec07

College Debuts New Eisenhower Scholarship for Class of 2024

By Phoebe Doscher and Benjamin Pontz Gettysburg College has introduced a new merit scholarship geared towards incoming students with records of civic engagement. The Eisenhower Scholarship, named for the 34th President of the United States and namesake of the college’s public policy institute, represents the highest merit-based offering to incoming students at $40,000 per year. Approximately ten members of the Class of 2024, for which...

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Faculty Meeting News and Notes: December 5, 2019
Dec06

Faculty Meeting News and Notes: December 5, 2019

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Gettysburg College has a new minor in data science. After a motion to delay the vote was defeated, the faculty voted Thursday afternoon by a 3:1 margin to approve the new minor, which students could begin to declare as soon as the spring semester. Discussion on the proposal centered around potential hidden costs associated with new course sections that it may require and whether the Provost’s...

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Faculty Considers First Significant Revision to Curriculum Since 2004
Dec06

Faculty Considers First Significant Revision to Curriculum Since 2004

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief The Gettysburg College faculty is in the early stages of considering substantive revisions to the Gettysburg Curriculum, the core curriculum that has been in place at the college since 2004. While no specific changes have yet been proposed, the Academic Policy and Program Committee (APPC) has appointed a Curriculum Review Committee to consider possible changes, and the faculty spent its meeting on...

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