Articles: by Josh Tysiachney

People & Places: September 2018

Professors of Environmental Science and Sustainability Eric Pallant, Beth Choate, and Benjamin Haywood recently traveled to Penang, Malaysia, to showcase the innovative Allegheny Environmental Science and Sustainability (ESS) curriculum in front of an international audience at the 4th World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities. Professors Pallant, Choate, and Haywood discussed how Allegheny’s newly redesigned

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Allegheny Ranks Among Washington Monthly’s Top 25 Liberal Arts Colleges in the Nation

Allegheny College has been named one of the top 25 best liberal arts colleges in the nation in Washington Monthly’s college rankings, released today. Also listed among the top 25 are Amherst, Wellesley College, Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr. The Washington Monthly rankings are unique in that they recognize not only what colleges do for their

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Allegheny College Welcomes Class of 2022

Students in the Allegheny College Class of 2022 have impressive aspirations for their futures — and they’ve already built remarkable résumés of creating positive change. The class, for example, includes a horsehead fiddle player from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, who founded an organization to help youths explore career paths. And a junior Emergency Medical Services team member

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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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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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New Book Exploring “The Role of the Arts in Learning” Is a Collaborative Effort

Allegheny College Professor Eleanor Weisman thought it would be exciting to put together a book describing how the arts and sciences are fundamentally linked — and to do it with the help of her friends and colleagues. She has done just that. Weisman has published a collaborative new book co-edited with her husband, Jay Hanes,

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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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The Endeavor Foundation Awards $248,070 Grant to Allegheny College Law & Policy Program

The Endeavor Foundation has awarded a $248,070 grant to Allegheny College to support the college’s Law & Policy Program, which provides opportunities for students to explore law and policy from theory to practice. The Law & Policy Program blends students’ academic goals and preparation in international and domestic law and policy with on-going opportunities in

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Recent Allegheny College Graduate Awarded Fulbright to Study Medieval Literature in England

If you think of the Middle Ages as little more than dirt, blood and Bubonic Plague, recent Allegheny College graduate Madeline Hernstrom-Hill can enlighten you. “Sure, all that is there, but there is also so much more — complicated medical manuals, treatises about forms of government, astrological thought, trade across incredible distances, I could go

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