October 15, 2018: “Professor Alice Brawley Newlin discusses the gig economy”

October 15, 2018: “Professor Alice Brawley Newlin discusses the gig economy”

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In season two, episode seven of “On Target,” Pontz sits down with Dr. Alice Brawley Newlin, Assistant Professor of Management at Gettysburg College, to discuss her research on the gig economy. Pontz and Mangala also recap the news from the first two weeks in October including an investigative piece on facilities and maintenance at the college and The Gettysburgian‘s recent staff editorial suggesting the renaming of Plank Gym in honor of President Janet Morgan Riggs.

Bullet Points

  • Discussion of campus maintenance concerns and Mangala’s interview with Jim Biesecker (1:10)
    • Editor’s Note: During the course of this conversation, the figure quoted regarding the cost to construct the Quarry apartments was incorrect and overstated the cost significantly. The figure quoted was the cost for a range of construction that occurred over a multi-year period at the college. Thanks to an astute listener for pointing out the error. (-B. Pontz)
  • Recap of lectures on campus including the College Democrats’ panel on women’s rights, the Gondwe Lecture on racial bias in policing, and a Fielding Center panel on the midterm elections (9:15)
  • Discussion of The Gettysburgian‘s editorial on renaming Plank Gym the Janet Morgan Riggs Center for Global Citizenship (13:00)
    • Note: McKnight Hall is named after President Harvey McKnight, not Mike McKnight, who is a current student and captain of the football team
  • Bullet Report: Update on Gettysburg College Athletics (see more in our sports section) (17:10)
  • Interview with Dr. Alice Brawley Newlin, Assistant Professor of Management (18:20)
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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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