Spring Semester COVID-19 Update: Required Booster, Updated Testing Policy, Online Classes First Week
Jan05

Spring Semester COVID-19 Update: Required Booster, Updated Testing Policy, Online Classes First Week

By Nicole DeJacimo, Managing Editor, and Phoebe Doscher, Editor-in-Chief Gettysburg College will begin classes as planned on Jan. 17, 2022, with additional testing and vaccination requirements, according to a campus-wide email from the administration. Upon arrival, in-person classes and activities will be restricted and students will be tested for COVID-19. The changes come based on the Omicron variant and the nationwide trajectory of...

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Winter Break Immersion Trips Canceled Due to Rise in COVID Cases
Dec21

Winter Break Immersion Trips Canceled Due to Rise in COVID Cases

By Nicole DeJacimo, Managing Editor This week, the Center for Public Service announced the cancellation of all winter break immersion trips, both domestic and international, due to a rise in COVID-19 cases.  In an email to the immersion trip students, Director of the Center for Public Service Jeff Rioux explained the concerns about the trip. “With significant increases in [the] risk of infection we also do not want to unnecessarily...

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Three Positive Cases: Universal Indoor Masking Effective Immediately
Nov12

Three Positive Cases: Universal Indoor Masking Effective Immediately

By Nicole DeJacimo, Managing Editor Today, Vice President and Dean of Students Anne Ehrlich emailed the campus community to re-enact the campus-wide indoor mask mandate for every student, regardless of vaccination status. In the past 24 hours, three more students have tested positive, after finding six positive cases related to one student group. The only exceptions to the masking mandate when vaccinated students are in their...

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Campus Poll Finds Discrepancies Among Students Regarding Perception of Greek Life
Nov09

Campus Poll Finds Discrepancies Among Students Regarding Perception of Greek Life

By Nicole DeJacimo, Managing Editor A recent campus survey conducted by The Gettysburgian shows that the perception of Greek life varies widely between students involved and not involved in a Greek organization: 76 percent of Greek students believe that Greek life has had a positive effect on campus while 64 percent of students who never joined Greek life find it to have a negative effect on campus. The three students who left Greek...

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A Note from the Editor: On Greek Life
Nov09

A Note from the Editor: On Greek Life

For this magazine, we wanted to focus on Greek life, its impact on campus, and the relationship between Greek and non-Greek students. As someone who is not involved in Greek life, I felt like there was a lot I did not understand. How does recruitment work? What is values-based recruitment? Do Greek students feel the divide between Greek and non-Greek students that I and many of my non-Greek friends feel? What are they doing about...

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