Blasts from the Past: March 30, 2020
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Blasts from the Past: March 30, 2020

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1915, the last page of The Gettysburgian featured an advertisement for Pennsylvania College. It stated the various courses offered, including Classical courses, Latin, History, Political Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Finance, Civil Engineering, Municipal Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. They advertised the college had a “high moral tone and good...

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Blasts from the Past: March 23, 2020
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Blasts from the Past: March 23, 2020

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1930, the Spectrum Yearbook was almost complete. It was going through the final stages of edits during the two weeks to come. The staff was hoping it would be out to students on May 1. That year’s Spectrum was described as “the most artistic publication produced here in years.” It featured colored plates and the covers were green with gold accents. This Spectrum was also divided into...

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Blasts from the Past: Mar. 2, 2020
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Blasts from the Past: Mar. 2, 2020

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1955, the library shared some of the objects in their possession. The objects ranged from “furniture to a wide assortment of letters, manuscripts, and several rare first editions.” The college owned two manuscripts of Lloyd C. Douglas’s Big Fisherman, one which contains the first chapter of the book. There is a cloisonné vase by artist Jeremiah Zimmerman, who won a medal at the World’s...

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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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