Articles: by Josh Tysiachney

Allegheny College Awarded $529,500 Grant by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute To Increase Inclusivity, Address Opportunity Gaps in STEM Fields

Allegheny College has received a grant of $529,500 from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) through the Science Education Program’s Inclusive Excellence Initiative. The grant will support the development of a more inclusive STEM curriculum, with the goal of ensuring that all students feel they belong and can be successful in STEM fields. “This generous

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Allegheny College Alum Among First Peace Corps Volunteers to Return to Service Overseas

Allegheny College alum Ethan Smith is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March 2020. The Peace Corps suspended global operations and evacuated nearly 7,000 volunteers from more than 60 countries at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I am looking forward to immersing

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Heather Moore Roberson Appointed Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Allegheny College

Allegheny College President Hilary L. Link, Ph.D., today announced the appointment of Heather Moore Roberson, Ph.D., as the college’s dean of diversity, equity, and inclusion, effective June 1. Moore Roberson is currently an associate professor of community & justice studies and Black studies and director of faculty diversity and inclusion at Allegheny. She will continue

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Donor-funded Grand Pianos Enhance Experience for Allegheny Music Students, Faculty, and Audiences

Fittingly, the first person to play a new Kawai GX-2 grand piano when it arrived on the Allegheny College campus last summer was a student. Simone Robinson-Stevens ’24 was on campus for summer research with piano professor Douglas Jurs when the new instrument was delivered to the choir room. Professor James Niblock asked if she

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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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Allegheny College Community Joins Together To Set Records on Gator Give Day 2021

Allegheny College called on supporters to join together on the College’s 7th Gator Give Day to show current Allegheny students that a powerful community stands with them. And those donors responded with record-setting generosity on April 22. In all, 2,612 supporters made gifts totaling $1,004,425 to Allegheny during the annual fundraising event — shattering Gator

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Allegheny College Professors Co-found Lab Designed to Enhance Research Experiences and Visibility for BIPOC Students

Lupita Gonzalez and Rosita Scerbo each benefited from mentorship on their paths from growing up in immigrant families to enrolling as first-generation college students to earning their doctorates. Now, as Allegheny College faculty members, they’ve in turn embraced the role of mentor. Gonzalez and Scerbo have co-founded a new lab designed to enhance opportunities for

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Allegheny College Religious Studies Professor Selected for Sacred Writes Public Scholarship Training Cohort

Adrienne Krone’s research exploring contemporary religious food justice movements has taken her into the field — and actually into fields — as she visited more than 25 Jewish community farms in the United States and Canada. As the Allegheny College religious studies professor spoke with and worked alongside farmers and activists, she heard powerful stories

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Allegheny College Welcomes Students Back to Campus for Spring Semester

Allegheny College welcomed residential students back to campus for Module 2 of the spring semester during a staggered move-in Feb. 18–25. President Hilary L. Link, members of the College’s senior leadership team, faculty and staff greeted students and families at their residence halls, helping them move their belongings in for the semester. Before arriving, students

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Virtual Career Conversations Event Brings the Power of the Allegheny College Alumni Network to Students

It’s indeed a familiar routine for many college students seeking their first professional position: Search. Click. Apply. Repeat. And hope to hear back. Even with thousands of opportunities just a website visit away, more than 80 percent of job seekers ultimately report finding employment through some form of personal contact, said Allegheny College Director of

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