Photojournalist Eric Lee ’15: On Community, Connections & Identity
Jun14

Photojournalist Eric Lee ’15: On Community, Connections & Identity

By Julia Gokalp // Staff Writer During Peace and Justice Week in late March, Eric Lee ‘15 visited campus to share his experience as a protest photojournalist. Although he had been interested in his field since childhood, his career was shaped by his time studying at Gettysburg College. Lee’s path to photojournalism was anything but linear: he began his academic career as a Health Sciences major intending to become a physical...

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Bite the Bullet and Change Our Mascot: The Historical Mascot Debate
Jun13

Bite the Bullet and Change Our Mascot: The Historical Mascot Debate

By The Gettysburgian Editorial Board Gettysburg College prides itself on its role in American history. The battle that was the turning point in America’s war for a “new birth of freedom” happened here on campus: Pennsylvania Hall was used as a hospital during the battle. David Wills, a College alumnus, invited Lincoln to speak, and students walked to the Gettysburg National Cemetery to witness the Gettysburg Address. This connection...

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125 Years of The Gettysburgian
Jun12

125 Years of The Gettysburgian

By Luca España // Director of Photography & Phoebe Doscher // Editor-in-Chief The Gettysburgian began in 1897 as a publication called The Weekly Gettysburgian. At the time of its inaugural issue, the team published local news in a tabloid print newspaper on a weekly basis. Since 2012, The Gettysburgian has been publishing around-the-clock online content on its website. The Gettysburgian continued to print weekly, tabloid-style...

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Employee Compensation Changes Since the Pandemic
Jun12

Employee Compensation Changes Since the Pandemic

By Carter Hanson // Magazine Editor Compensation for current officers, directors, trustees and key administration employees increased by $733,781 between 2016 and 2020, while Gettysburg College’s budget went from a profit of $4.5 million in 2016 to a deficit of $3.5 million in 2020. Since 2020, however, the College has taken concrete steps to ensure that faculty and staff compensation was prioritized throughout the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Employees of Color Leave Gettysburg: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and College Departures
Jun12

Employees of Color Leave Gettysburg: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and College Departures

By Nicole DeJacimo // Managing Editor & Phoebe Doscher // Editor-in-Chief This past year, The Gettysburgian has identified eight full-time employees of color who have left Gettysburg College: 11% of all full-time employees of color, and over 50% of all administrators of color. Students and staff members report feeling the loss of these employees and the desire for a more diverse administration. The Great Resignation has impacted...

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The Commons: Opinions From Across Campus
Jun12

The Commons: Opinions From Across Campus

Fire Response Systems By Brenna Hadley ’25 Gettysburg College needs to update its response to possible fires in our buildings. Recently, one of Paul Hall’s washing machines malfunctioned and started to smoke, which activated the building’s fire alarms. The way the school handled this situation was not only odd, but concerning. The first, and only, people who arrived to help with the situation was DPS. When DPS arrived, they saw there...

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