A Note from the Editor: Carrying on a 122-Year Legacy
Sep26

A Note from the Editor: Carrying on a 122-Year Legacy

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief On March 9, 1897, a group of Gettysburg College students published the first issue of The Gettysburgian. The following week, on March 16, 1897, the fledgling newspaper published excerpts from a series of letters received about that opening issue. “The pluck, energy, and enterprise you manifest is worthy of the very highest commendation,” one alumnus wrote. “It is exactly what was needed,” said...

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Fritze to Retire After 19 Years Heading Enrollment and Educational Services
Sep24

Fritze to Retire After 19 Years Heading Enrollment and Educational Services

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Vice President of Enrollment and Educational Services (EES) Barbara Fritze will retire in June after 19 years in the post. The EES division includes the Offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Institutional Analysis,  Athletics, and Communications & Marketing. In an email announcing the retirement sent Friday to college staff, President Bob Iuliano extolled Fritze’s “tremendous and...

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Review: Just Four Weeks In, Orchestra and Wind Symphony Already in Mid-Semester Form
Sep21

Review: Just Four Weeks In, Orchestra and Wind Symphony Already in Mid-Semester Form

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Cesar Leal took a somewhat unorthodox path from the wings to the podium as he entered the stage weaving through the violin section at the start of Friday evening’s combined Symphony Orchestra & Wind Symphony concert. As he later told the audience, though, there may have been a reason for that. “Is it anyone’s first time here?” he asked, leading several audience members...

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From the Editor: A New Chapter
Sep20

From the Editor: A New Chapter

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief I have a friend on campus who frequently prods me with the question: “How’s print media doing?” The implication, of course, is that it is a dying breed, that people prefer to read news digitally on their own terms rather than wait for a periodical aggregation on paper with a shelf life that lasts only until the next development, which, in our fast-paced world, tends to be measured...

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Faculty Meeting News and Notes: September 12, 2019
Sep14

Faculty Meeting News and Notes: September 12, 2019

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief After celebration and introduction consumed the Gettysburg College faculty’s first meeting of the year, the faculty returned to a familiar topic — a proposal to add a business major — as the primary agenda item for its second meeting, which was held Thursday afternoon. Management Department Proposes Changing OMS to BOM When the Management Department developed a business major...

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