Opinion: The Case for a Student Senate Lottery
Aug25

Opinion: The Case for a Student Senate Lottery

By Carter A. Hanson In the most recent episode of my podcast, The Consent of the Governed, I argued that the purpose of democracy is to hold meaningful elections, open to all, with universal suffrage and opportunity to run for office if so desired. I still believe that, but I am not so sure about our democratic system’s efficacy. Recently I discovered, through Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History (which is one of my go-to’s...

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College to Roll Out New Classical Studies Major in Upcoming Fall Semester
May29

College to Roll Out New Classical Studies Major in Upcoming Fall Semester

By Carter Hanson, Staff Writer The Classical Studies Department is inaugurating a new version of the classical studies major, which will be available for all incoming first-years and rising sophomores and juniors in the 2020-21 school year. The new major will remove the ancient language requirement and continue expanding the number of classes cross-listed with classics. In order to attract more students, the Classical Studies...

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Teacher Certification Programs Adapt Field Experiences as Coronavirus Closes Schools
Mar25

Teacher Certification Programs Adapt Field Experiences as Coronavirus Closes Schools

By Carter Hanson, Staff Writer With the novel coronavirus outbreak and subsequent university and school closures, the music education program and education department have had to dramatically alter their teacher preparation programs, suspending all field experiences and observations through the end of the semester. Despite the shift online, all graduating music education majors and education students pursuing teacher certification are...

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Opinion: The Longest Three-and-a-Half Years
Feb02

Opinion: The Longest Three-and-a-Half Years

By Carter Hanson, Columnist And now, as the lilting rhetoric of Adam Schiff fades into the monotony, Lisa Murkowski has determined she will vote against including new witnesses and documents in the Senate Impeachment Trial. Though the verdict of the Trump Trial may not be released until next week, this almost surely dooms impeachment. This outcome is not unexpected, but it was not until Murkowski declined new evidence that the...

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Conversations Beneath the Cupola: College Unveils Podcast Hosted by President Bob Iuliano
Nov12

Conversations Beneath the Cupola: College Unveils Podcast Hosted by President Bob Iuliano

By Carter Hanson, Staff Writer Gettysburg College released the first episode of the podcast Conversations Beneath the Cupola on Oct. 30, with host President Bob Iuliano. The episode featured a conversation between President Iuliano and Lawrence Bacow, the 29th President of Harvard University, about the status of the liberal arts education and its future. The show was formatted like an interview, with Iuliano asking questions of Bacow....

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