Squirrel Causes Two-Hour Campus Power Outage
Aug22

Squirrel Causes Two-Hour Campus Power Outage

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief At Wednesday afternoon’s Convocation ceremony, Gettysburg College President Bob Iuliano advised the first-year class that the efforts of individuals could have a transformational impact on the Gettysburg campus, quoting Abraham Lincoln’s famous admonition that “the best way to predict the future is to create it.” On Thursday afternoon, a squirrel behind the Quarry Pond near...

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Embodying the ‘Spirit of a Liberal Arts Education’: Lincoln Scholar Guelzo Retires After 15 Years at Gettysburg
Jul25

Embodying the ‘Spirit of a Liberal Arts Education’: Lincoln Scholar Guelzo Retires After 15 Years at Gettysburg

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Allen Guelzo, Henry Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies, will retire from Gettysburg College at the end of August and assume a position as Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities and Director of the Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship in the James Madison Program at Princeton University.  Guelzo, a three-time winner of the Gilder-Lehrman...

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Executive Director of OME Darrien Davenport Announces Resignation
Jul03

Executive Director of OME Darrien Davenport Announces Resignation

By Gauri Mangala and Benjamin Pontz Dr. Darrien Davenport, Executive Director of the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) announced his resignation Wednesday, effective July 26, to accept a job as Senior Student Affairs officer at Penn State-Harrisburg. Davenport has served as the first Executive Director of the three-year-old office since it was formed to replace the Intercultural Resource Center as “part of our increased...

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Six Takeaways from the Senate Committee on Greek Life’s Belated Report
Jun30

Six Takeaways from the Senate Committee on Greek Life’s Belated Report

By Lauren Hand and Benjamin Pontz Nine weeks and three days after the report’s submission deadline and more than a week after the its submission to the Student Senate Executive Board, Senate President Patrick McKenna ’20 released the findings of the Senate Committee on Greek Life (SCOGL) Sunday afternoon. Last October, then-President Nick Arbaugh ’20 charged the nine-person committee to study the campus social...

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“I’m exasperated with this unacceptably long delay”: SCOGL Report Now Six Weeks Overdue
Jun14

“I’m exasperated with this unacceptably long delay”: SCOGL Report Now Six Weeks Overdue

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Everyone involved seems to agree that the Student Senate Committee on Greek Life’s report is not done and that the process has taken longer than expected. What is less clear, though, is what is taking so long, what the current status of the report is, and when it will be released. Nine days ago, on June 5, The Gettysburgian contacted committee co-chair Patrick Custer ’19 to ask why the...

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