Takeaways from Year One of the Student Senate Inclusion Committee
May02

Takeaways from Year One of the Student Senate Inclusion Committee

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor Daniel Jones ‘22 is well into the second semester of his tenure as the first Inclusion Committee Chair of the Student Senate at Gettysburg College. During his time in the position, Jones has brought forth many amendments to the constitution with the goal of creating a governing body that operates closer to its tag line: ‘Senate Works for You.’ It wasn’t until peers involved in student government asked...

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Reflections on the Past
Apr27

Reflections on the Past

Compiled by Anna Cincotta, Phoebe Doscher, and Piper Mettenburg We asked members of the campus community what the past means to them, whether it relates to the significance of the historic Gettysburg campus, their academic focus, or their personal connection to the past. Here’s what they had to say: Bob Iuliano, President of Gettysburg College “In my Installation Address, I spoke to the history of this special...

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Scott Hancock on Gettysburg’s Past and Present
Apr22

Scott Hancock on Gettysburg’s Past and Present

By Piper Mettenburg, Features Editor On July 4, 2020, Scott Hancock arrived at the State of Virginia Monument in Gettysburg National Military Park equipped with a small hammer and signs reading “#FindABetterRoleModel,” and began staking homemade Black Lives Matter flags around the 41-foot monument of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. A dedicated Civil War historian, Hancock wants battlefield visitors to understand a simple truth—that...

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Eisenhower Institute’s New Virtual Format Leads to Programming Changes
Apr21

Eisenhower Institute’s New Virtual Format Leads to Programming Changes

By Alli Dayton, Staff Writer The Eisenhower Institute  (EI) prepares students for careers in public, private, and nonprofit sectors through programs that teach students about leadership, networking, and translating their knowledge to positive action. Some of the distinctive program’s year-long or semester-long programs include Washington Connections, Environmental Leadership, Strategy and Leadership in Transformational Times, Contours...

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Students Navigate Activism Fatigue
Apr20

Students Navigate Activism Fatigue

By Anna Cincotta, Editor-in-Chief In the fall of 2019, Nadine Snyder ‘21 passed a resolution in the Student Senate advocating the elimination of plastic bags at the Bullet Hole. This call for a plastic bag ban at the popular to-go dining option on campus set off a chain of events that eventually resulted in the decision to start charging students for plastic bags, which drastically reduced plastic consumption at the college during...

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A Note from the Magazine Editor: On Using the Past to Contextualize the Present
Apr19

A Note from the Magazine Editor: On Using the Past to Contextualize the Present

By Phoebe Doscher, Magazine Editor Those of us living, studying, and teaching on Gettysburg’s historic campus know full well that the past is constantly aligned with the present moment. Every step we take on Stine Lake, every time we enter Penn Hall, and each visit to the battlefield allows us to confront the past in real time. We centered this edition of the magazine around just that: What does the past mean? How do we use it to...

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