Students Speak Up About Wages
Mar28

Students Speak Up About Wages

By Phoebe Doscher, News Editor On a Saturday just before coronavirus upended life at Gettysburg College as we knew it, Adil Sarwar ‘22 scheduled the time to discuss his experience as a student worker during a break in his shift at the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME). He works two other jobs on campus, striving to log 20 hours every week at the Pennsylvania minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. He returned to work after the...

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College Rolls Out Expanded S/U Grading Option for Spring 2020 Semester
Mar25

College Rolls Out Expanded S/U Grading Option for Spring 2020 Semester

By Phoebe Doscher, News Editor Provost Chris Zappe officially announced a temporary policy change on Wednesday evening that would allow students to convert their courses to S/U grading for the spring 2020 semester. The modification, effective immediately, allows all students, including those in affiliated  study abroad programs, to elect for any of their courses to be graded on a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory scale, where a...

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Plan to Offer Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading Option Gains Steam
Mar23

Plan to Offer Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grading Option Gains Steam

By Phoebe Doscher, News Editor A proposal is circulating in Pennsylvania Hall to institute a temporary grading policy change that permits students to decide after seeing their grade in May whether they would prefer instead to have it recorded on the Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory scale, which does not affect a student’s grade point average. The proposal, which has received support from Student Senate and the Academic Policy and...

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In Facebook Live Town Hall, Iuliano Answers Questions About College’s Handling of Coronavirus
Mar19

In Facebook Live Town Hall, Iuliano Answers Questions About College’s Handling of Coronavirus

By Phoebe Doscher, News Editor President Bob Iuliano began Wednesday afternoon’s virtual town hall–his first live, public interaction since announcing Gettysburg College’s transition to remote learning for the remainder of the semester–alongside Vice President of College Life Darrien Davenport with an outpouring of gratitude for the campus community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  He recalled a moment days earlier when he...

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Five Tips from the Counseling Center About Emotional Wellness Amid the Coronavirus
Mar19

Five Tips from the Counseling Center About Emotional Wellness Amid the Coronavirus

By Phoebe Doscher, News Editor The Office of Counseling Services at Gettysburg College has cancelled all therapy appointments for the remainder of the semester in compliance with the College’s transition to remote learning. The Office will continue to offer students with mental support despite the inability to move to remote sessions or teletherapy “given ethical and legal restrictions on practice,” according to an email from Director...

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