Student Senate Holds First Meeting of the Semester on Zoom
Aug24

Student Senate Holds First Meeting of the Semester on Zoom

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor Student Senate commenced its first meeting of the fall semester over Zoom on Monday, Aug. 24 after President Kurtis Grey ‘21 sent out a notice of the meeting earlier that day. There was low attendance for this first meeting, with only 62 Zoom participants on the call and many club representatives missing. Grey briefly spoke about the executive board’s Big Three Annual Goals: “increase the amount of...

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First Fall Return Town Hall: What We Learned
Jul30

First Fall Return Town Hall: What We Learned

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor Gettysburg College conducted a zoom webinar town hall on Wednesday afternoon to give students and parents a better understanding of what was to be expected upon arrival to the college in the upcoming weeks ahead. Moderated by Jim Duffy, Associate Dean of College Life, the town hall consisted of Julie Ramsey, Vice President of College Life and Dean of Students, Jeff Foster, Associate Vice President of...

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Gettysburg College will Open for a Residential Fall 2020 Semester
Jun22

Gettysburg College will Open for a Residential Fall 2020 Semester

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor Gettysburg College has launched a “Better Together” section of the website announcing its intention to return to campus for the Fall 2020 semester in a residential setting. Here are some key takeaways: First day of classes will be August 17. In an attempt to eliminate the need for students leaving and returning to campus for Reading Days and Thanksgiving Break, the on-campus semester will end on...

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College Institutes Reduced Hours, Furloughs To Address Budgetary Gap Caused by Coronavirus
Apr27

College Institutes Reduced Hours, Furloughs To Address Budgetary Gap Caused by Coronavirus

By Benjamin Pontz and Gauri Mangala Gettysburg College will furlough a “small number” of administrative employees, reduce the hours of some support staff, and reduce its contribution to employee retirement accounts to help offset financial effects of closing campus due to COVID-19. The announcement came Monday afternoon in a message to all employees. “We will be more closely aligning the pay with the actual working...

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Class of 2020 Degrees to be Conferred Virtually, Commencement Postponed to October
Apr21

Class of 2020 Degrees to be Conferred Virtually, Commencement Postponed to October

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor It has been announced that the Class of 2020 Commencement will be held over Fall Reading Days, on Oct. 9-10 of the upcoming semester. In an email to the senior class, Commencement Coordinator Katie Barako stated that more than 80 percent of the Class of 2020 responded to a survey regarding how students would like to celebrate Commencement. “The overwhelming majority wanted the opportunity to...

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