Blasts from the Past: Feb. 24, 2020
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Blasts from the Past: Feb. 24, 2020

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1930, the sophomore class was excused from all their finals to take the Carnegie Foundation Test, along with 54 other Pennsylvania colleges. The test was found out how students maintain the quality of their work, looking at their first-year grades compared to the tests, figure out why some students leave college before they graduate, and to understand whether it is beneficial...

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Blasts from the Past: Feb. 17, 2020
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Blasts from the Past: Feb. 17, 2020

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1900, a new alumni association was established in Baltimore: the “Baltimore-Washington Gettysburg.” About 90 alumni in the areas of Baltimore, Washington, Western Maryland, and the South received invitations for this new club. They planned on holding a second meeting and a banquet in March. This was officially the third alumni club of Gettysburg College within 1899 and 1900. The...

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Blasts from the Past: Feb. 10, 2020
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Blasts from the Past: Feb. 10, 2020

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1945, a pastor who was a Gettysburg alum in the class of 1930 came to Gettysburg to discuss his experiences in Europe during World War II. He was happy to have a meal in Gettysburg again after eating mainly K-rations during the war. He mainly spent his time in Berlin and occasionally went to England. He stated he saw Hitler at some public occasions while in Berlin and that the bombings...

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Blasts from the Past: January 27, 2020
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Blasts from the Past: January 27, 2020

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1959, the Choir found out their final schedule for their tour from Virginia to Georgia. 60 students went on the trip with concerts at Lutheran churches along the way. They stopped at eight churches between Jan. 31 and Feb. 10. They also had several concerts closer to the college later that semester. This week in 1989, students were accepting applicants to live at Government House. Today,...

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Blasts from the Past: December 2, 2019
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Blasts from the Past: December 2, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1929, two men who helped build Glatfelter Hall in 1888 helped to remodel Glatfelter. The building, which had been formally named only a few years prior, was updated with stonework by the same same men who helped lay the bricks to build it when they were teens. Glatfelter was the largest building project in Gettysburg in the 1880s. The two workers estimated that the 1929 renovations cost...

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