April Fools: JMR Spotted on Tropical Island
Apr01

April Fools: JMR Spotted on Tropical Island

By Anna Cincotta, About to Stage a Coup on Ben Pontz It was the morning of Sunday, March 15, 2020 when a Gettysburg student recognized Janet Morgan Riggs on a beach in the Maldives. The student, a participant in a semester-long, unaffiliated study abroad experience on the tropical island, said that the former college president was reading A Salutary Influence: Gettysburg College, 1832-1985 under an orange and blue umbrella when...

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“I Did Not Realize How Doomsday It Was Until I Came Home”: Study Abroad Students Recount Their Homecoming Experiences
Mar29

“I Did Not Realize How Doomsday It Was Until I Came Home”: Study Abroad Students Recount Their Homecoming Experiences

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor Stuck on a three-day trek through the Himalayas, Abby Hauer ‘21 was on a bus, stopped on the side of the road due to a landslide, as she organized plans to return home from her study abroad program in Nepal. Hauer’s mother had called her before the trip asking for her to come home as the situation was only getting worse and flights out of Nepal were beginning to be cancelled. Soon after Hauer made the...

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College Will Compensate Student Employees for Lost Wages
Mar25

College Will Compensate Student Employees for Lost Wages

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor A memo from the Provost’s office has been circulating around various departments regarding the state of student employment in this new remote-learning system. The decision was communicated by Darrien Davenport, the memo said. “We realize that student employees are vital to fulfilling the mission of the institution and with that in mind, the College has decided to compensate student employees for the...

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‘I am missing many of my books and essentially everything else that I own’: Students Caught Off Guard by Governor’s Sudden Order to Close College
Mar20

‘I am missing many of my books and essentially everything else that I own’: Students Caught Off Guard by Governor’s Sudden Order to Close College

By Benjamin Pontz & Gauri Mangala They were coming from Atlanta and from Santa Fe, from West Chester and from Greensburg, to retrieve their belongings and move out when, just after 7:00 p.m. Thursday, an email from Dean of Students Julie Ramsey stopped them in their tracks. The college would close at 8:00 p.m. to comply with a statewide mandate to close all non-life sustaining businesses. “There will be no further...

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Facebook Group Formed to Help Students Find Emergency Housing
Mar16

Facebook Group Formed to Help Students Find Emergency Housing

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor Soon after the announcement that Gettysburg College would be moving to a remote learning model, Lauren Heyer ‘21 made a Facebook group entitled “Gettysburg College – Residential Resources!” and started inviting students and alumni to join.  The page, which currently has over 100 members, requests those who are able to house a displaced Gettysburg student to post a listing of their availability...

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