ALERT: Continued Utility/Power Failure on Campus

March 26, 2023 - 9:17 AM

There continues to be utility/power failure for some areas of Meadville and Allegheny College. Penelec has been notified and are working to address the problem, but we have no clear timeline for restoration of services. We are working with students in the affected residences to ensure they have access to food, showers, and wifi in other areas of campus. Phone service, including cell service, on campus is unreliable due to the power outage. Students, faculty and staff should monitor e-mail, the college web site, social and local media for updated information and further updates. Contact Campus Safety in the event of an emergency: or 814-332-3357.

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Soledad Caballero, associate professor of English. B.A., M.A., Appalachian State University; Ph.D., Tufts University.

E. Kalé Haywood, associate professor of history. B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University.

Wilfredo Hernández, associate professor of modern languages. B.A., Universidad Central de Venezuela; M.A., Ph.D., University of Connecticut.

Teresa Herrera, associate professor of modern languages. B.A., Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; M.A., Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

Shannan Mattiace, professor of political science. B.A., Central College; Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin.

Barbara Riess, professor of modern languages. B.A., M.A., University of Connecticut; Ph.D., Arizona State University.

Selected Publications:

  • Mattiace, Shannan. “To See with Two Eyes: Peasant Activism and Indian Autonomy in Chiapas,” Mexico. University of New Mexico, 2003.
  • Hernández, Wilfredo. “Medicina, homosexualidad y política en Cuba finisecular: la polémica de los dependientes españoles de comercio,” 2006. Revista de estudios hispánicos.
  • Riess, Barbara. “La idiosincracia cubana y la escritura/escritora: la posicionalidad en los textos de Marilyn Bobes.” Celebración de la creación literaria de escritoras hispanas en las Américas. Eds. Lady Rojas-Trempe and Catharina Vallejo. Ottawa/Montreal: Girol Inc./Enana Blanca, 2000.