Virtual Celebrations Commemorate the Class of 2020 on Previously-Planned Weekend of Commencement
May17

Virtual Celebrations Commemorate the Class of 2020 on Previously-Planned Weekend of Commencement

By Phoebe Doscher, Magazine Editor The Class of 2020, Gettysburg’s senior class who spent a portion of their final semester at Gettysburg finishing their academics online, spent the would-be weekend of Commencement from May 16 and 17 celebrating the end of their four years with virtual celebrations. They tuned in for a 15 minute video program for a degree conferral and remarks from the Class President Callie Fucarino ‘20 and President...

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After 72 Consecutive Years in Education, Charlie Emmons to Retire
May12

After 72 Consecutive Years in Education, Charlie Emmons to Retire

By Phoebe Doscher, News Editor “I always just went where my interests were, I didn’t worry too much about what the mainstream thought.” These are words that lifelong learner and longtime teacher Charles Emmons, Professor of Sociology at Gettysburg, lives by. The former advisor of WZBT, a position he held for 26 years, retires this semester after 46 years teaching at Gettysburg and pursuing unconventional studies, from UFOs to...

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Remaining Candidates for Senate Executive Board Positions Share Qualifications, Goals in Technocratic Forum
Apr21

Remaining Candidates for Senate Executive Board Positions Share Qualifications, Goals in Technocratic Forum

By Phoebe Doscher, News Editor Monday night, The Gettysburgian hosted the 2020 Student Senate Technocratic Forum with the candidates for parliamentarian, treasurer, and secretary for the 2020-21 academic year. Candidates Connor Heath ‘23 and Jenna Giordano ‘23 ran unopposed for the roles of Senate Treasurer and Secretary respectively while Lauren Browning ‘22 and Ziv Carmi ‘23 are running  for Parliamentarian. Candidate remarks began...

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Making a ‘Pipe Dream’ Reality: The Two Instructional Technologists Who Helped Gettysburg Start a Remote College in Two Weeks
Apr13

Making a ‘Pipe Dream’ Reality: The Two Instructional Technologists Who Helped Gettysburg Start a Remote College in Two Weeks

By Phoebe Doscher, News Editor For years, the Gettysburg College faculty has been reluctant to embrace online education. Proposals to adopt online courses with other liberal arts colleges have led to testy exchanges at faculty meetings, and a plan to make hybrid summer courses part of the college curriculum was controversial, with some faculty members arguing that instruction that does not happen in person is at odds with the liberal...

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Faculty and Students Adjust to Online Learning
Mar30

Faculty and Students Adjust to Online Learning

By Phoebe Doscher and Nicole DeJacimo Last week, students and faculty underwent the first full week of remote learning, revealing many of the challenges they must overcome and unique situations that will persist for the remaining five weeks of the semester.  Professors are making accommodations to meet the needs of their students from their new environment. This entails providing alternative assignments, adjusting their syllabi, and...

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