Archive for May, 2010

Good luck, Allegheny Class of 2010!

On Sunday, May 16, 2010 Allegheny held its commencement ceremony for the Class of 2010. This year’s graduating class, which marks Allegheny’s 195th year as a college, included several international students. Here is a sample of some of our international graduates’ plans:

Edayatu Lamptey (Ghana): Pursuing a masters in Public Policy and Management at Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pu Huang (China): Attending law school at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan

Moinuddin Syed (Pakistan, Saudi Arabia): Pursuing graduate studies in International Relations/Diplomacy at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey

Yuan Lin (China): Seeking employment in China for a year before pursuing graduate studies in Actuarial Science in the US

Aarish Riaz (Pakistan): Seeking employment in the field of economics/business in Washington, DC. Aarish hopes to leverage the strong connections he established in the Washington area during his internship at HSBC and semester spent studying at American University.

We wish these and all of our 2010 international graduates the best of luck in the future!

Allegheny College Study Attracts National Attention

A recent study by Allegheny’s Center for Political Participation regarding civility in politics has received national publicity. The survey shows the majority of Americans want to see more respect and compromise in politics—qualities they find lacking in most of Washington’s discussions. Pulitzer Prize-winning David M. Shribman, executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, used his well-respected voice to unequivocally endorse Allegheny’s effort:

“From Harvard came the Marshall Plan; from the University of Michigan, Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society. John F. Kennedy gave his space-race speech at Rice and his world-peace speech at American University. Winston Churchill delivered his “Iron Curtain” speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. Years from now, if we are lucky, we may recall that the big idea of the early 21st century came from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa. … the Allegheny idea is simple: ‘Nastiness, Name-calling and Negativity’ (the title of the college’s ground-breaking new report) are bad, and civility and compromise are good.”

Click here to read the full article, and click here to review the CPP’s study.