Virtual Celebrations Commemorate the Class of 2020 on Previously-Planned Weekend of Commencement
May17

Virtual Celebrations Commemorate the Class of 2020 on Previously-Planned Weekend of Commencement

By Phoebe Doscher, Magazine Editor The Class of 2020, Gettysburg’s senior class who spent a portion of their final semester at Gettysburg finishing their academics online, spent the would-be weekend of Commencement from May 16 and 17 celebrating the end of their four years with virtual celebrations. They tuned in for a 15 minute video program for a degree conferral and remarks from the Class President Callie Fucarino ‘20 and President...

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Analysis: For Iuliano, a Year of Laying Groundwork Upended by a Global Pandemic
May14

Analysis: For Iuliano, a Year of Laying Groundwork Upended by a Global Pandemic

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief The morning of July 1, 2019, Bob Iuliano sat at his kitchen table and wrote an email to the Gettysburg College community. It was his first day as the college’s president, and, as he noted in the message, the 156th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. A student of history who has often cited the college’s connection to Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Dwight Eisenhower,...

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After 72 Consecutive Years in Education, Charlie Emmons to Retire
May12

After 72 Consecutive Years in Education, Charlie Emmons to Retire

By Phoebe Doscher, News Editor “I always just went where my interests were, I didn’t worry too much about what the mainstream thought.” These are words that lifelong learner and longtime teacher Charles Emmons, Professor of Sociology at Gettysburg, lives by. The former advisor of WZBT, a position he held for 26 years, retires this semester after 46 years teaching at Gettysburg and pursuing unconventional studies, from UFOs to...

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Faculty Meeting News and Notes: April 30, 2020
May07

Faculty Meeting News and Notes: April 30, 2020

By Anna Cincotta, editor-at-large President Iuliano’s tone in the last faculty meeting of this academic year reflected the uncertainty facing every college community during the COVID-19 pandemic—concerns about enrollment, as well as the operational and financial realities of the current global health crisis, have resulted in new challenges for residential colleges like Gettysburg. “There’s nothing about our situation that exempts us...

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Fritz Gaenslen, Ambassador of the Liberal Arts, to Retire from Political Science Department After 29 Years
May02

Fritz Gaenslen, Ambassador of the Liberal Arts, to Retire from Political Science Department After 29 Years

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief When Fritz Gaenslen was in first grade, the school nurse discovered that he had moderately severe hearing loss. He began to sit in the front row of all of his classes, and, in time, he became a voracious reader. By junior high school, he realized that he had a deep interest in learning how other people lived. That “romantic adolescent interest” stayed with him, and, by the time he was in...

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College Institutes Reduced Hours, Furloughs To Address Budgetary Gap Caused by Coronavirus
Apr27

College Institutes Reduced Hours, Furloughs To Address Budgetary Gap Caused by Coronavirus

By Benjamin Pontz and Gauri Mangala Gettysburg College will furlough a “small number” of administrative employees, reduce the hours of some support staff, and reduce its contribution to employee retirement accounts to help offset financial effects of closing campus due to COVID-19. The announcement came Monday afternoon in a message to all employees. “We will be more closely aligning the pay with the actual working...

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