May 16, 2019: “Our final interview with President Janet Morgan Riggs”

May 16, 2019: “Our final interview with President Janet Morgan Riggs”

 
 
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In season two, episode twenty-four of “On Target,” the season finale, we sit down with Gettysburg’s retiring president, Janet Morgan Riggs ’77. She reflects on her time at the college, and we learn more about what “unfinished work” she believes lies ahead for her alma mater. Then, Pontz and Mangala debrief the semester and share their own reflections on where Gettysburg College stands and where we are headed.

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  • Interview with Janet Morgan Riggs (0:30)
  • Semester debrief (23:35)
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Author: Benjamin Pontz

Benjamin Pontz '20 serves as editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian. Previously, he served as a staff writer, event coverage coordinator, news editor, and managing news editor. During his tenure, he has written more than 200 articles on topics ranging from sports to faculty meetings (which, truthfully, are not all that dissimilar). He led the team that won first place in the 2017 Keystone Press Awards for ongoing news coverage of Robert Spencer's visit to Gettysburg College, co-wrote the package of editorials that won first place in the 2018 Keystone Press Awards, and led the coverage that won both first and second place for ongoing news coverage in the 2019 competition. His review of a Sunderman Conservatory Wind Symphony concert, an ensemble in which he formerly performed, also won accolades. He has interned with "Smart Talk" at WITF in Harrisburg and with PA Post. Ben is a political science and public policy double major with a minor in music, he reads up to seven newspapers daily, and his next step is law school. Follow him on Twitter @benpontz.

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