Squirrel Causes Two-Hour Campus Power Outage
Aug22

Squirrel Causes Two-Hour Campus Power Outage

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief At Wednesday afternoon’s Convocation ceremony, Gettysburg College President Bob Iuliano advised the first-year class that the efforts of individuals could have a transformational impact on the Gettysburg campus, quoting Abraham Lincoln’s famous admonition that “the best way to predict the future is to create it.” On Thursday afternoon, a squirrel behind the Quarry Pond near...

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Class of 2023 Embarks on the Journey to Create their Futures at Convocation 2019
Aug22

Class of 2023 Embarks on the Journey to Create their Futures at Convocation 2019

By Phoebe Doscher, News Editor Families of the incoming first-year class sat among Gettysburg College faculty, students, and staff in a show of resounding support for the Class of 2023 at the Opening Convocation Ceremony on August 21. The first day of Orientation already underway, first-year students officially matriculated into the Gettysburg community by parading through Pennsylvania Hall, greeted by their supporters on the South...

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Darrien Davenport Returns to Gettysburg Following Short Resignation
Aug18

Darrien Davenport Returns to Gettysburg Following Short Resignation

By Gauri Mangala, Senior Editor On Monday, August 12, Gettysburg College students received an email blast on behalf of the Dean of Students and Vice President of College Life Julie Ramsey announcing Darrien Davenport’s return to Gettysburg College, effective September 9. The news came soon after Davenport announced his resignation from the role of Executive Director of the Office of Multicultural Development to pursue a career at Penn...

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‘Do you mind if I call you Dad?’: Davenport Reflects on Time at Gettysburg
Jul28

‘Do you mind if I call you Dad?’: Davenport Reflects on Time at Gettysburg

By Gauri Mangala, Senior Editor Dr. Darrien Davenport spent his last day as the Executive Director of the Office of Multicultural Engagement (OME) at Gettysburg College on Friday, July 26. He departed from the role to accept a job as Senior Director of Student Services at Penn State-Harrisburg. In his absence, Director of Multicultural Planning and Outreach Monique Gore and Associate Director of OME and LGBTQ+ Life Shantanique Johnson...

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Embodying the ‘Spirit of a Liberal Arts Education’: Lincoln Scholar Guelzo Retires After 15 Years at Gettysburg
Jul25

Embodying the ‘Spirit of a Liberal Arts Education’: Lincoln Scholar Guelzo Retires After 15 Years at Gettysburg

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Allen Guelzo, Henry Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies, will retire from Gettysburg College at the end of August and assume a position as Senior Research Scholar in the Council of the Humanities and Director of the Initiative on Politics and Statesmanship in the James Madison Program at Princeton University.  Guelzo, a three-time winner of the Gilder-Lehrman...

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X-SIG: Wilson and Students Awarded $10k Grant to Use Drones to Track Bird Song Patterns
Jul18

X-SIG: Wilson and Students Awarded $10k Grant to Use Drones to Track Bird Song Patterns

By Nicole DeJacimo, Assistant News Editor This summer, four Gettysburg students have stayed on campus with Dr. Andrew Wilson, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, as part of the X-SIG summer research program to study birds in the battlefields of Gettysburg. They have been awarded a $10,000 external grant to fund their research tracking birds with drones. “The grant,” Wilson said, “will be used to purchase...

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