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COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

Posted on June 1, 2021 | Filed under Alerts

Visit the Allegheny COVID-19 website for the latest updates regarding Allegheny’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lecture: “Love: A Refusal to Accept Whiteness” — 12/5

Posted on December 1, 2022 | Filed under Events

Visiting Scholar George Yancy, Ph.D., the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Philosophy at Emory University, will deliver the third and final lecture of his series at 7 p.m. in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center on Monday, December 5. The event is free and open to the campus community and to the public. An hors d’oeuvres and dessert reception to thank George Yancy for his contributions to Allegheny over the past semester follows the lecture.

“Love: A Refusal to Accept Whiteness,” is the most recent extension of George Yancy’s 25-year exploration of the continuing significance of race in America. Yancy argues that the American social order is a continuing reinforcement of a project of whiteness. If freedom can be wrested from this condition, whiteness will require its own dismantlement, its own undoing, in an apocalypse that results from the power of love. Yancy argues that whiteness is antithetical to a form of love that requires deep vulnerability. Accessing this deep vulnerability requires unmasking the ways in which whiteness seeks to avoid being revealed and being faced. Love is a necessary site of radical transformation, a refusal to hide behind walls of innocence.

Yancy’s visit is sponsored by the Bywater Fund for Social Justice Programming. Visit https://tinyurl.com/yancyallegheny2022 for further information.

Merriman Campus Store December Discount

Posted on December 1, 2022 | Filed under General News

The Merriman Campus Store is pleased to once again offer our annual 20% storewide discount for all shoppers at our store in Henderson Campus Center! This discount is valid for the month of December and may not be combined with other discounts.

Reminder: Student Shuttle to Light Up Night — 12/2

Posted on December 1, 2022 | Filed under General News

Student Life and Engagement will be providing a shuttle to Light Up Night festivities in downtown Meadville between Brooks Walk and the Founders House at 908 Diamond Park between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. this evening (Friday, Dec. 2). Cookies and hot chocolate, courtesy of the President’s Office, will be served from the front porch while supplies last. Downtown festivities, including over two dozen ice sculptures, the lighting of the tree upon Santa’s arrival in Diamond Park, caroling and live music, and carriage rides departing from the Market House, begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m.

Concert and Improv Show: 12/3

Posted on December 1, 2022 | Filed under General News

It’s the crossover event you’ve all been waiting for! Come to GFC at 7PM on Saturday, December 3rd to witness the musical stylings of faculty rock band Credit/No Credit and the poor excuse for comedians known as the Egg Detectives. There will be: dancing, saxophone, improv games with backing music, and more!

Agenda Items for Faculty Meeting Due by 9 a.m. Monday: 12/5

Posted on November 30, 2022 | Filed under General News

Items to be included in the notice of the December 8 Faculty Meeting should be sent to Faculty Secretary Margaret Nelson (mnelson@allegheny.edu) by 9 a.m. on Monday, December 5. Please include electronic versions of any reports or documents associated with your agenda item, as well as suggested text for any announcement. For questions regarding potential inclusion of new business items or reports on this or future agendas, please contact Margaret Nelson or Ken Pinnow, faculty moderator.

Join Civic Symphony Orchestra for Spring 2023!

Posted on November 30, 2022 | Filed under General News

If you play an orchestral string, wind, or brass instrument and would like to be a part of a college orchestra, we welcome all to audition for the Allegheny Civic Symphony Orchestra. The group rehearses Monday nights throughout the semester and is always open to new members. A very informal audition, just a way to hear where you are in your musical journey, can be arranged for either sometime before this semester ends or the first week of Spring semester. Reach out to Dr. Michael Dolan, Director of the orchestra, mdolan@allegheny.edu with any questions or to set up a time to meet.

Faculty Seminar: Affirmative Action Bans and Black-White Wage Gaps: Evidence from Public Sector Workers — 12/2

Posted on November 30, 2022 | Filed under Events

The Allegheny Community is invited to attend a faculty seminar with Visiting Professor Shiyi Chen when she presents her paper entitled “Affirmative Action Bans and Black-White Wage Gaps: Evidence from Public Sector Workers (with Kenneth Couch).” The seminar will be held in Quigley 220 at 12 p.m. on Friday, December 2.

Virtually all debates about affirmative action policies end by raising the topic of whether affirmative action need not be permanent. Since the 1990s, nine states have banned affirmative action in public sector employment or public educational institutions, which provides a natural experiment to test this argument. This paper estimates the impact of banning affirmative action in the public sector on Black-White wage gaps. Using data from the 1990-2019 Current Population Survey (CPS), we employ a triple-difference model and find that affirmative action bans widen Black-White wage gaps in the public sector. Remarkably, the bans decrease Black male wages in the public sector by 3.8 percentage points compared to their White counterparts. We argue that affirmative action had been effective while in place but failed to create persistent effects in reducing inequality.

Egg Detectives & Credit/No Credit at GFC! 12/3

Posted on November 30, 2022 | Filed under General News

This Saturday, Dec 3rd, from 7:00-9:30 pm in the Grounds for Change Coffeehouse, the Egg Detectives (the AC student improv group) and Credit/No Credit (your faculty rock band, joined by its world-renowned horn section) team up for an evening of music, improv, and laughter. Come and join us!

Visit the Meadville Public Library in the Campus Center: 12/1 & 12/2

Posted on November 30, 2022 | Filed under General News

The Meadville Public Library will be tabling on the second floor of the Campus Center from 11 am to 2 pm on Thursday and Friday (Dec. 1 and 2). Sign up for a library card (new designs!), check out the merch, grab a free bookmark, and see what the library has to offer!

Materials needed for Upcycled Craft Event

Posted on November 30, 2022 | Filed under General News

Do you have a stack of paper grocery bags, or a closet full of extra wire clothes hangers? The Office of Sustainability needs them for our upcycled gift and decoration event on Friday 12/9!

At the final event in this fall’s DEEPly Sustainable Series, we will explore how to reduce waste, make meaningful objects for gifts and celebration, and learn useful crafting skills.

Please bring your paper grocery bags and wire clothes hangers to the Office of Sustainability, on the basement level of the Tippie Alumni Center. If you enter through the doors on the south side of the building (opposite Montgomery Gym) our office is just inside on the right. There will be a collection box outside our doors to use if we’re out. Email sustainability@allegheny.edu with any questions!