Opinion: What are our values as a college?
Mar20

Opinion: What are our values as a college?

  By Joshua Wagner, Managing Opinions Editor It seems that every semester there is some event in our campus community that forces us to pause and consider Gettysburg College’s institutional values.   Four years ago posters were circulated around campus decrying “anchor babies,” and backlash ensued. During his 2016 campaign, Bernie Sanders rallied in Bream Gym calling for a grassroots revolution led by young people.  In 2017,...

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Opinion: Stigma and Stereotyping within Study Abroad
Mar05

Opinion: Stigma and Stereotyping within Study Abroad

By Jesse Shircliff, Guest Columnist What Gettysburg needs—at least what everyone likes to say Gettysburg needs— are “thoughtful dialogues,” “diverse opinions,” and a “means to enhance a more welcoming environment.” If you agree, then Let’s Talk about It. Let’s Talk about It is new weekly series on campus offering opportunities to talk about real life.  The first discussion tackled stigma and stereotyping within study abroad, titled:...

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Opinion: Greenman Requests Civility and Respectful Discourse after Garthwait Resignation
Feb26

Opinion: Greenman Requests Civility and Respectful Discourse after Garthwait Resignation

By Jessica Greenman, Columnist Seeing just how much has already been said on the matter, I almost did not write this piece.  The last thing I want to do is add more noise to our ever-louder world. However, I hope my fellow Gettysburgians will hear me out. I do not want to speak directly about the photograph in question.  Some people have been shocked and offended by it, some outraged that anyone would have such a reaction.  Many fall...

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Opinion: Frigon ’18 Calls for Greater Dialog Concerning Garthwait Situation
Feb26

Opinion: Frigon ’18 Calls for Greater Dialog Concerning Garthwait Situation

By Luke Frigon, ’18 When I first read the news of the now-infamous “Hogan’s Heroes” photo, I was astounded. It shook me up to think that a friend I admire and trust as much as Mr. Garthwait could be associated with such seemingly-evil imagery. Reactions to the photo poured in, and we heard and read the words of a campus community struggling to grasp its own history and identity, and the choices that one of its most prominent...

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Opinion: Buzzerd ’64 Provides Context on Hogan’s Heroes after Garthwait Resignation
Feb25

Opinion: Buzzerd ’64 Provides Context on Hogan’s Heroes after Garthwait Resignation

By Harry W. Buzzerd, Jr. ’64 A Sunday afternoon to a Tuesday afternoon ended a process by which President Riggs broadly notified the resignation of Mr. Garthwait from the Board of Trustees.  National media coverage quickly followed, creating smear to what is Gettysburg College, past and present. A decades loyal and generous Alum openly acknowledged that 38 years ago at a fraternity party he role-played the iconic WWII German...

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Opinion: Himmelreich ’76 Asserts Nazism is not Supported in Garthwait Photo
Feb25

Opinion: Himmelreich ’76 Asserts Nazism is not Supported in Garthwait Photo

By Janet Knauff Himmelreich, ’76 I have not even read the Gettysburgian since I graduated in 1976.  However, I am appalled by what has happened in the past few days and feel I need to respond to the student, Cameron Sauers who “found” the yearbook photo from 1980 and decided to take it upon himself to cause a “teachable”  moment.  It would be most helpful to understand the circumstances that caused him to...

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