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Alumnus Addresses Federal Issues Related to Energy, Environment, and Privacy

As a public policy attorney, Fred Eames ’86 addresses complex federal issues related to energy, the environment, and privacy. To this day, Eames appreciates what he learned at Allegheny College.  “I learned so much at Allegheny. It really was a tremendous educational experience,” he says. “Understanding history and having a grasp of the English language [...]

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Allegheny Alumna Recognizes and Develops Emerging Leaders

Maribel Cruz ’87 brings out the best in others as director of leadership consulting at Talent Plus, Inc. Through extensive writing and mentoring Cruz remains dedicated to her work. Her time at Allegheny was pivotal in shaping these strengths. “At Allegheny, I could pose questions and pursue independent research, which truly gave me a leg [...]

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Allegheny College Student Interviews International Journalist Through Journalism and Democracy Class

A journalism and democracy course led by Allegheny College Professor of English Ben Slote took an unexpected and memorable turn for one student. Roman Hladio ’23, an English major with a journalism in the public interest minor, had the opportunity to interview a dissident Belarusian journalist living in Poland. The interview was a natural outgrowth [...]

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Emmy Award-Winning Video Journalist Alumna Exposes Injustice

For Katrina Tulloch ’11, journalism is an adventure that takes her to radically different locations and allows her to meet new people. Each day is different — one day, she’s covering hard-hitting court cases, and the next, she’s featuring a zoo opening.  Tulloch works as a video journalist for The Post-Standard and Syracuse.com, but she [...]

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Nationally Recognized Author and Allegheny Alum Returns to His Roots to Teach a New Generation of Students

Graham Barnhart’s time with his Allegheny College faculty mentors undoubtedly set the stage for his career as an author and recipient of multiple nationally recognized fellowships. Now, the 2007 Allegheny graduate has returned to his roots to give back to a new generation of students.  “The truth is that since I was a student I’ve [...]

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Allegheny College English Professor Receives Prestigious American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

Allegheny College Assistant Professor of English John MacNeill Miller has been named a Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for the fall of 2021. Miller said he will use the fellowship semester to complete his book, On Background: Scenery, Ecology, and the Social Novel, which focuses on the entangled intellectual histories of [...]

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Two Allegheny College Professors Receive Fulbright Awards to Teach and Conduct Research Abroad

Allegheny College Professors Christopher Bakken and Stephen Onyeiwu have received 2021–22 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program awards to teach and conduct research in Greece and Nigeria, respectively. Each will return to a country that played a formative role in his development as a scholar and educator. Bakken, the Frederick F. Seely Professor of English, has taught, [...]

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How Shakespeare and Starlings Led to a Flight of Misinformation

North America’s common starling has received a bad rap as a destructive invasive species, and an Allegheny College professor and student researcher have set out to clear the bird’s reputation and show how untruths can influence people’s perceptions in nature and beyond. The research project by John MacNeill Miller, assistant professor of English, and then-student [...]

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Allegheny College English Professor Mari Christmas Receives Prestigious Writing Award

Allegheny College Assistant Professor of English Mari Christmas is a 2020 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winner for her skill in fiction writing. The foundation writes that “her fierce, darkly humorous, emotionally riveting work explores and embodies today’s world reflecting our deepest anxieties and the complexities of current-day feminism, motherhood, and modern love.” This award [...]

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City of Pittsburgh Honors Allegheny Graduate and Author Posthumously

It’s not every day that a city names a day after a children’s book author. But Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto declared December 8, 2019, Kate Dopirak Day as her fellow writers came together to hold a children’s book festival in her honor. Kate’s Kid Book Bash, held inside the Ace Hotel in Pittsburgh, was a [...]

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