Articles: by John Arthur Hutchison

Allegheny College Graduate Awarded Prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Allegheny College alumna Colleen Silky is one of only 90 students from across the world to be awarded a highly competitive 2018 Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Silky, 29, of Pittsburgh, grew up in Syracuse, New York, and graduated from Allegheny in 2011 with a double major in neuroscience and psychology. Beginning in September, she will pursue

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Lisa Whitenack

Allegheny College Biology Professor to Provide Expert Commentary on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

Lisa Whitenack, Allegheny College associate professor of biology, will provide expert commentary on the Discovery Channel Shark Week show “Megalodon: Fact vs. Fiction” on Friday, July 27, at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Whitenack and other experts will explore what would happen if the largest shark that ever existed were still alive today. Whitenack researches the biomechanics, evolution

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Students Lobby Pennsylvania Legislators to Preserve Financial Aid

Allegheny College students Carlos Sanchez and Jesse Tomkiewicz joined scores of college students from across Pennsylvania for Student Aid Advocacy Day, sponsored by the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP) in Harrisburg in April. The annual event gives students from AICUP-member institutions a chance to meet legislators and encourage them to support

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Recent Allegheny Graduate John Hughes Named Academic All-America

Recent Allegheny College graduate John Hughes has been named to the 2017–18 Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-America Team. Hughes becomes the 37th student-athlete in Allegheny College history to earn the prestigious Academic All-America laurel, and the sixth Gator men’s track and field/cross country student-athlete to do so. A mathematics major and economics minor, Hughes graduated in May

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People and Places: May 2018

Professor of Environmental Science and Biology Scott Wissinger received a supplemental grant of $11,181 for his current National Science Foundation (NSF) research grant, Consequences of Climate-Induced Range Shifts on Multiple Ecosystem Functions, which is supporting his study of the role of inland waters in the global carbon budget. The supplemental grant will enable a fifth Allegheny

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