J. Carey Thompson Announced as Incoming VP for Enrollment and Educational Services
Jan11

J. Carey Thompson Announced as Incoming VP for Enrollment and Educational Services

By Anna Cincotta, Editor-in-Chief and Phoebe Doscher, Magazine Editor On Monday afternoon, President Bob Iuliano announced that J. Carey Thompson would serve as the next Vice President for Enrollment and Educational Services beginning July 1. Thompson, formerly Vice President for Enrollment and Communications and Dean of Admission at Rhodes College, replaces Barbara Fritze, who assumed the position in 2001 and announced her...

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What We Learned From the Fall: Unpacking Gettysburg College’s COVID-19 Response
Jan11

What We Learned From the Fall: Unpacking Gettysburg College’s COVID-19 Response

By Anna Cincotta, Editor-in-Chief  On June 22, President Iuliano announced that Gettysburg College would reopen for an in-person fall semester after closing in the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By the time students were made aware of this plan to return to the residential model, intensive preparation was already well underway.  The move-in process began in mid-August, and it seemed as though every aspect and inch of the college...

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Panel Discusses the Pivot in War History from Battle Lines to Abstraction
Dec14

Panel Discusses the Pivot in War History from Battle Lines to Abstraction

Professor Ian Isherwood By Garrett Adams, Staff Writer It is a general belief that war affects only those that are on the front line and the soldiers doing the fighting are impacted the most, both physically and mentally. However, in a panel discussion led by Professors Ian Isherwood ‘00, Dina Lowy, and William Bowman, the idea of the Front became fewer battle lines and trenches and much more abstract. The talk itself took place over...

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The Eisenhower Institute’s Civil Discourse Series: Democracy in America: Past, Present, and Future
Dec14

The Eisenhower Institute’s Civil Discourse Series: Democracy in America: Past, Present, and Future

By Vanessa Igras, Staff Writer On Wednesday, Nov. 11th, viewers tuned in to the new webinar series, Civil Discourse, hosted by the Eisenhower Institute. Brendan Cushing-Daniels, Professor of Economics at Gettysburg College and the current Harold G. Evans Chair of the Eisenhower Leadership Studies, moderated this week’s discussion regarding the state of U.S democracy. Keynote speaker, William Hitchcock, is a Professor of History...

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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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