Faculty Meeting News and Notes: April 2, 2020
Apr02

Faculty Meeting News and Notes: April 2, 2020

The TL;DR The financial effects of the coronavirus have caused an unplanned $7 million dent in the college’s budget. All full- and part-time benefits-eligible employees will be paid through Apr. 30. Beyond that, the college can make no commitments. There is now a strong presumption against new and replacement hiring. A planned pay increase for staff has been suspended. 48 percent of the Class of 2020 responded within an hour to...

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Women of Distinction Award Ceremony Held Online
Apr02

Women of Distinction Award Ceremony Held Online

By Britney Brunache, Arts & Entertainment Editor The Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) and the Women’s Center hosted this year’s annual Women of Distinction Celebration online Tuesday evening. It was announced that the winners and nominees of each award was to be posted on the OME Instagram and Facebook in 10-minute intervals starting at 7:00pm. The award list and nominees goes as followed: Outstanding Organization...

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Faculty and Students Adjust to Online Learning
Mar30

Faculty and Students Adjust to Online Learning

By Phoebe Doscher and Nicole DeJacimo Last week, students and faculty underwent the first full week of remote learning, revealing many of the challenges they must overcome and unique situations that will persist for the remaining five weeks of the semester.  Professors are making accommodations to meet the needs of their students from their new environment. This entails providing alternative assignments, adjusting their syllabi, and...

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Commencement Postponed
Mar30

Commencement Postponed

By Katie Oglesby, Assistant News Editor President Bob Iuliano announced Monday that Commencement, originally set for May 17, has been postponed. With the switch to remote learning due to health concerns around the coronavirus, questions had arisen about the status of Commencement. Now, Iuliano has addressed that, leaving space for questions about what this then means for seniors who may still wish to receive their diplomas in front of...

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Blasts from the Past: March 30, 2020
Mar30

Blasts from the Past: March 30, 2020

By Shannon Zeltmann, Staff Writer This week in 1915, the last page of The Gettysburgian featured an advertisement for Pennsylvania College. It stated the various courses offered, including Classical courses, Latin, History, Political Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Finance, Civil Engineering, Municipal Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. They advertised the college had a “high moral tone and good...

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“I Did Not Realize How Doomsday It Was Until I Came Home”: Study Abroad Students Recount Their Homecoming Experiences
Mar29

“I Did Not Realize How Doomsday It Was Until I Came Home”: Study Abroad Students Recount Their Homecoming Experiences

By Gauri Mangala, Managing Editor Stuck on a three-day trek through the Himalayas, Abby Hauer ‘21 was on a bus, stopped on the side of the road due to a landslide, as she organized plans to return home from her study abroad program in Nepal. Hauer’s mother had called her before the trip asking for her to come home as the situation was only getting worse and flights out of Nepal were beginning to be cancelled. Soon after Hauer made the...

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