College to Receive $1.66 Million from Federal Government via CARES Act
Apr20

College to Receive $1.66 Million from Federal Government via CARES Act

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Gettysburg College will receive $1,656,033 from the federal government through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump late last month. Of that money, at least $828,017 must be directed to provide emergency financial aid grants to help cover expenses stemming from the closure of campus operations due to the coronavirus....

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Grey, Troy to Lead Senate in 2020-21 Academic Year
Apr19

Grey, Troy to Lead Senate in 2020-21 Academic Year

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Kurtis Grey ’21 and Katherine (Katie) Troy ’21 will serve as president and vice president, respectively, of the Gettysburg College Student Senate for the 20-21 academic year. Grey, whose leadership experience includes serving┬áPresident of Lambda Chi Alpha and as a member of Army ROTC, captured 32 percent of the vote to edge three other candidates and win the presidency. Troy, whose...

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Faculty Meeting News and Notes: April 16, 2020
Apr16

Faculty Meeting News and Notes: April 16, 2020

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief The Gettysburg College faculty met for about 40 minutes Thursday afternoon, an affair devoid of official action and with limited new information from President Bob Iuliano on how the college is adapting to circumstances associated with COVID-19. Iuliano opened by announcing that Vice President of Enrollment and Educational Services Barbara Fritze has agreed to delay her planned retirement to stay...

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As Adrenaline Wears Off, Campus Community Searches for Meaning amid Monotony
Apr10

As Adrenaline Wears Off, Campus Community Searches for Meaning amid Monotony

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Since Gettysburg College began remote instruction three weeks ago, everything has changed. From the obvious to the surreptitious, students, faculty, and staff report that they feel the weight of fulfilling their lofty goals while coping with a global pandemic in ways both concrete and ineffable, and many note that they are struggling. With only three more weeks of remote learning to go, it has been a...

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From Our Senior Editors: Let’s Celebrate Graduation During Homecoming This Fall
Apr06

From Our Senior Editors: Let’s Celebrate Graduation During Homecoming This Fall

By Lauren Hand and Benjamin Pontz We learned last week — to no great surprise — that Commencement Weekend, originally scheduled for May 17, has been postponed. With the coronavirus spreading and no end in sight, that was the only responsible decision. On May 17, the Class of 2020 will still officially be Gettysburg College graduates, but without the pomp and circumstance that typically characterizes the occasion. President...

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