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Department 1

First Year Seminar

Department 2

Public Policy


My action plan for my first-year seminar is centered on eliminating the unjust requirement for the Gettysburg College Cross Country team to have a permit to run on the battlefields. Currently, the cross country team, and other sports teams, are not allowed to run on the battlefield grounds because the former superintendent, Steven Sims, claimed that organized activities, such as athletic practices, need a permit to operate on park land. Steven Sims has a history of unjustly regulating the use of the park, such as shutting down long-running races and prohibiting college sports teams from running.


This poster was created based on work completed for FYS 108: Change, Agency, and Activism, and presented as a part of the ninth annual CAFE Symposium on February 7, 2024.