2019 Greek Evaluations: New Review Process Suggests Overall ‘Satisfactory’ Performance of Fraternities and Sororities
Jun01

2019 Greek Evaluations: New Review Process Suggests Overall ‘Satisfactory’ Performance of Fraternities and Sororities

By Katie Oglesby, News Editor While evaluating sororities and fraternities on the Gettysburg College campus dates back to 1998, a committee created in 2013 was responsible for implementing the groundwork for our current rubric and evaluation process. 2019 also marked a change in the evaluation process — in previous years scores were out of 500 points, but this year, they were out of a weighted 100. Chapters’ scores are...

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April Fools: GPD Ends Night Shift Because Students Leave Campus
Apr01

April Fools: GPD Ends Night Shift Because Students Leave Campus

By Katie Oglesby, Assistant News Editor The Gettysburg Police Department has recently reported that they have ended their night shift.  “You know, with all of the students gone and no longer running out in the streets in the middle of the night, we’re not really ‘essential business’ in the early hours of the morning anymore!” said one unnamed police officer. “All of the townies just go to sleep. No one’s out committing crimes anymore...

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Commencement Postponed
Mar30

Commencement Postponed

By Katie Oglesby, Assistant News Editor President Bob Iuliano announced Monday that Commencement, originally set for May 17, has been postponed. With the switch to remote learning due to health concerns around the coronavirus, questions had arisen about the status of Commencement. Now, Iuliano has addressed that, leaving space for questions about what this then means for seniors who may still wish to receive their diplomas in front of...

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Students Scramble to Move Out Before Campus Closure
Mar18

Students Scramble to Move Out Before Campus Closure

By Katie Oglesby, Assistant News Editor  On Monday, March 16, Gettysburg College sent out a notification that classes will be delivered remotely for the rest of the semester. Students are expected to clear out their on-campus housing by Saturday, March 21 at 8 p.m.  For out-of-state students, this news creates a concern about how they will retrieve their belongings from their homes, potentially across the country, if flying is too...

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Gettysburg Students Petition to Come Back to Campus, Others Argue Return is Unsafe
Mar15

Gettysburg Students Petition to Come Back to Campus, Others Argue Return is Unsafe

By Katie Oglesby, Assistant News Editor Delaney Etzkorn ‘23 has formed a petition asking for Gettysburg College to allow students to return to campus at the end of the extended Spring Break.  The petition outlined a number of reasons students should be permitted to return, including that campus has better internet access than rural areas that students may come from and that students with learning disabilities may struggle in online...

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