New Instagram Page @deargettysburg Highlights Gettysburg BIPOC Experience
Aug13

New Instagram Page @deargettysburg Highlights Gettysburg BIPOC Experience

By Jane Fitzpatrick ‘21 New to Instagram, @deargettysburg has been posting stories submitted by members of the Gettysburg College community, including current students and alumni, highlighting the unjust treatment of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) on campus.  These accounts of harassment and racism are submitted to the managers of the Instagram account through a Google form located in the account’s bio. The managers of...

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Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 50 Gettysburg College Seniors
Jun12

Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 50 Gettysburg College Seniors

By Clinton Baugess, Secretary of Iota of Pennsylvania Chapter On May 27 the Iota of Pennsylvania Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa inducted 50 new members into the Society through a virtual ceremony, a first in its nearly 100-year history at Gettysburg College. The ceremony featured a modified version of the traditional program and included recorded congratulatory remarks from President Iuliano. Students are elected to Phi Beta Kappa by the...

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Resources and Tips for Navigating Summer Jobs and Internships
May25

Resources and Tips for Navigating Summer Jobs and Internships

By Jane Fitzpatrick, Assistant News Editor College students are facing unexpected challenges due to recommendations to remain in quarantine and practice social distancing — including uncertainty regarding summer plans. Whether we had planned on working locally or participating in internships, cancellations and postponements are the new reality. Remote internships are also a new option that organizations are offering in response...

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Analysis: For Iuliano, a Year of Laying Groundwork Upended by a Global Pandemic
May14

Analysis: For Iuliano, a Year of Laying Groundwork Upended by a Global Pandemic

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief The morning of July 1, 2019, Bob Iuliano sat at his kitchen table and wrote an email to the Gettysburg College community. It was his first day as the college’s president, and, as he noted in the message, the 156th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. A student of history who has often cited the college’s connection to Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Dwight Eisenhower,...

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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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Fritz Gaenslen, Ambassador of the Liberal Arts, to Retire from Political Science Department After 29 Years
May02

Fritz Gaenslen, Ambassador of the Liberal Arts, to Retire from Political Science Department After 29 Years

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief When Fritz Gaenslen was in first grade, the school nurse discovered that he had moderately severe hearing loss. He began to sit in the front row of all of his classes, and, in time, he became a voracious reader. By junior high school, he realized that he had a deep interest in learning how other people lived. That “romantic adolescent interest” stayed with him, and, by the time he was in...

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