Admissions Office Makes Pandemic Adjustments, Application Numbers Moving in a ‘Very Positive Direction’
Dec10

Admissions Office Makes Pandemic Adjustments, Application Numbers Moving in a ‘Very Positive Direction’

By Alli Dayton, Staff Writer The COVID-19 pandemic changed numerous aspects of Gettysburg College this year, including admissions processes. For prospective students, tour guides, and other members of the admissions staff, the Admissions Office is operating differently than it has in previous years. According to Dean of Admissions Gail Sweezey, the college “designed a series of virtual connection opportunities for students to learn...

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Students and Faculty See S/U Grading as Necessary During Pandemic Semester
Dec10

Students and Faculty See S/U Grading as Necessary During Pandemic Semester

By Katie Oglesby, News Editor With more than half the student body studying remotely this fall semester after sophomores, juniors, and seniors were sent home in September, the college decided to allow students to choose S/U grading for major, minor, and Gettysburg Curriculum requirements. Faculty debated this over the course of multiple faculty meetings, and the decision to allow S/U grading passed narrowly on Oct. 22. While...

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A Note from the Magazine Editor: A Time for Reflection
Dec10

A Note from the Magazine Editor: A Time for Reflection

  Dear Reader, As the end of the fall semester approaches, many of us are reckoning with the recent events of this unprecedented semester, and now is finally a time to step back and assess. This is exactly what I have been doing myself, and what we have prepared for you in this edition of The Gettysburgian Magazine. Right now, I am thinking about a number of facts presented to us this semester: More than half of Gettysburg...

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Opinion: The Predicament of COVID-19: Tales from My Family’s Local Small Business 
Oct17

Opinion: The Predicament of COVID-19: Tales from My Family’s Local Small Business 

By Abigail Marconi, Staff Writer  My family owns a deli, and it is quite literally the epitome of a ma-and-pa shop. Grandpa Marconi started the family business in 1982. These days, we typically have 15 employees working with us to serve the community of Hagerstown, Md. our homemade soups and subs.  Small businesses have always struggled to stay afloat, but the lockdowns and restrictions implemented to fight COVID-19 put unprecedented...

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Opinion: The Case For A Pass/Fail Semester
Oct15

Opinion: The Case For A Pass/Fail Semester

By Thomas Cassara, Staff Writer On March 25, 2020, students were given the opportunity to opt into a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grading scale for the spring semester, where any letter grade of a D- or more would be listed as ‘Satisfactory’ and would not impact a student’s GPA. This grading option gave many students, myself included, a feeling of peace. The college chose to acknowledge our struggles with the COVID-19 pandemic...

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The Current Status of Gettysburg College Athletics
Oct13

The Current Status of Gettysburg College Athletics

By Jack Herr and Colin Lawless, Staff Writers The COVID-19 pandemic has done a number on the sports world. Professional leagues were postponed for months, and while the majority are back up and running, they still face their fair share of problems. College sports are only back in some parts of the country, and the schools that have allowed them to resume are subject to more and more scrutiny as the weeks continue.  Gettysburg College...

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