Blasts from the Past: October 21, 2019
Oct21

Blasts from the Past: October 21, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1899, The Gettysburgian promoted students to tell newspapers in New York, Washington, and Philadelphia of the efforts Gettysburg students put into their work to make Gettysburg students known by potential employers. Alumni saw other college students mentioned in newspapers, but they did not see what Gettysburg College students were doing in these papers. The alumni felt it helped to get...

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Blasts from the Past: September 26, 2019
Sep23

Blasts from the Past: September 26, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1904, eighty new first-years were welcomed to campus, which was a large class for Gettysburg at the time. All the new students were getting involved in fraternities, musical clubs, literary societies, sports, and other activities, which were “strengthened” by the large number of new students on campus. This week in 1914, the provost of the University of Pennsylvania cited students...

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Blasts from the Past: September 16, 2019
Sep16

Blasts from the Past: September 16, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1939, four new professors were hired on for the new school year. Professors Earl Bowen, William Sundermeyer, Armstrong, and Arnold were to teach biology, German, economics, and military science and tactics respectively. Professor Bowen taught at Long Island University before coming to Gettysburg and was mainly interested in histology and embryology. Before coming to Gettysburg, Professor...

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Blasts from the Past: September 9, 2019
Sep09

Blasts from the Past: September 9, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1999, the college worried about not having enough housing for students as there were 60 more students enrolled since the previous year. Gettysburg enrolled 2,252 students at Gettysburg in 1999. The Quarry Suites were still under construction and college administration was trying finish construction on Quarry by January 2000. The administration had to be flexible when working with students...

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Blasts from the Past: September 2, 2019
Sep02

Blasts from the Past: September 2, 2019

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1929, Gettysburg College opens with the library and Glatfelter Hall being worked on, leaving the college “physically crippled”—the first time since the Civil War. Glatfelter could not be used for a month and the library was still being built. President Hanson gave a speech in Brua Chapel to all students. He noted that even though the college was physically changing, Gettysburg still...

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