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Allegheny College Senior Charles Allen Ross Awarded Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr. Student Prize for Civility in Public Life

Allegheny College senior Charles Allen Ross has been awarded the Dr. James H. Mullen, Jr. Student Prize for Civility in Public Life, which annually recognizes student leaders who have demonstrated a strong passion for, and deep understanding of, civility on the Allegheny College campus and in community work. Prize recipients exhibit a depth and breadth [...]

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Two Allegheny Students Receive Gilman Scholarships for Study Overseas

Two Allegheny College students have been awarded Gilman International Scholarships in order to help defray the costs of their participation in studying overseas during the 2019 fall semester. The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship Program reviewed more than 3,000 applicants nationwide for 2019-20 academic programs, and just over 800 students were offered [...]

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Allegheny’s Student Alliance for Prison Reform Hosts Anthony Ray Hinton

Anthony Ray Hinton was released from Jefferson County (Alabama) Jail in 2015 after serving one of the longest sentences on death row among those later exonerated — and since then he has been traveling the country telling his story. Hinton spoke at Allegheny College on Thursday, Sept. 20, as part of a program sponsored by [...]

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Lynn McUmber Advocates for Mental Health Awareness in Crawford County

Allegheny College graduate Lynn McUmber has helped transform the Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program (CHAPS) from a small drop-in center more than two decades ago into a countywide agency that now serves more than 800 clients annually. McUmber, Allegheny Class of 1978, has served as the executive director of CHAPS for the past 22 [...]

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Wilson’s ‘Neoliberalism’ Published

Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Community and Justice Studies Julie Wilson published “Neoliberalism,” an introductory textbook designed to engage students in addressing the pressing and interconnected issues of our day. The book was written in collaboration with many Allegheny students with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Collaborative Undergraduate Research in the Humanities grant.

Student-Athlete Silas Garrison Brings “Great Promise and Endless Potential”

On a January evening, Silas Garrison ’20 stood before 150 people at Meadville’s 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Fellowship Dinner, captivating them as he expounded on five of Dr. King’s quotes. Garrison, a broad-shouldered football player, spoke at the annual event with a practiced ease that seemed at odds with his youth. [...]

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Heard, Dodge, Moore present on “Critical Citizenship”

Delaney Heard ’17, Sophie Dodge ’18, and Assistant Professor Heather C. Moore in the Community & Justice Studies program presented on a panel at the 2016 Curriculum & Pedagogy Conference in Cleveland. The panel was titled “Critical Citizenship: Critiquing Methodologies of Action in Curricular and Co-Curricular Service-Learning and Community Engagement.”