Articles: by Emma Highland

Birds of a Feather

To Will Harrod ’21 and Allegheny College Biology Professor Ron Mumme, lab research means early morning drives and time spent among the trees. Their eyes stay fixed not down into a microscope, but up into forest branches. Their muse? The hooded warbler. For two summers, Harrod partnered with Mumme to conduct fieldwork following the behavioral

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TIL: Reddit vs. Wall Street

You’ve likely heard chatter this week about GameStop, a store you vaguely remember passing when malls were still frequented, Reddit users battling Wall Street, and something about short selling stock. We spoke to Allegheny Economics Professor Michael Michaelides to answer questions you might have about what’s happening in the stock market right now. What was

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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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Allegheny’s Jazz Dance Ensemble to Host Annual Concert Benefiting Crawford County Special Olympics

Allegheny’s Jazz Dance Ensemble (JaDE) is hosting its 13th annual benefit concert on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. The free concert includes performances from the Allegheny College Dance Team, Ballroom 3, JaDE alumni, and The Patterson School of Ballet. All proceeds raised go to support the Crawford County Special Olympics. “I am most excited

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Recent Allegheny Graduate Receives Boren Scholarship to Study in China

Kaylah Pinkney ‘19 received a prestigious Boren Scholarship, and will move to Nanjing, China starting in September of this year, studying the Mandarin language and the practices of traditional Chinese medicine at Nanjing University. Pinkney graduated with the Class of 2019, receiving a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience with a Chinese Language minor. She says the

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Career Focus: Education

May’s Career Focus is education, and we interviewed current seniors and alumni to ask how Allegheny has prepared them for this career and their work shaping the future of young minds. Shoshana Robbins ’19 from Deerfield, Illinois Community and Justice Studies Major, Education Studies and Political Science Minors What made you want to go into education, and

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Allegheny Alumni Make Cross-Cultural Connections through Education

Allegheny College alumni Jim Miller ’99 and Sabina Sully ’05 were each awarded a 2018–19 Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Program fellowship, which allowed them to travel to Africa to teach and observe. Only 74 teachers across the U.S. were chosen for this highly competitive program. “Each Fulbright fellow develops a guiding question that helps

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