Articles: by Paige Penfield

Allegheny Student and Zero Hunger Intern Starts Food Recovery Network Chapter on Campus

After learning about anti-hunger movements and policy as an intern with the Congressional Hunger Center, London DeJarnette ’24 decided to bring these experiences back to Allegheny College by starting a chapter of the Food Recovery Network right here on campus.  A student-led movement, Food Recovery Network aims to fight food waste and end hunger in

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Allegheny Students Partner with Women’s Services Inc. To Produce Domestic Violence Resource Book for Children

Producing a domestic violence resource book for children is a daunting project in itself. Factor in a pandemic lockdown, differing time zones, and the challenges that come with navigating the first year of college, and it seems nearly impossible. But that’s just what a team of Global Citizen Scholars (GCS) at Allegheny College set out

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First ALIC Micro-grant Recipient To Develop Overlanding Vacation Company

Allegheny College student Ethan Scott ’25 is in the business of changing the way people view nature and the world as a whole. An environmental science and sustainability major and economics minor, Scott has always had an interest in the outdoors. Now, he’s turning his passion for off-roading, adventuring, and camping into an overlanding vacation

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Allegheny College Receives Grant to Support Creek Connections Program’s Water Quality Monitoring

Allegheny College has received a $1,695 grant from BHE GT&S and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s 2022 Watershed Mini Grant Program in support of Creek Connections, an environmental outreach program that brings hands-on environmental education to K-12 schools throughout western Pennsylvania. The grant will be used to fund the purchase of a flow meter, an important

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Allegheny Alumna Tackles Tuberculosis Prevention as CDC Fellow

Jessica Margraf ’21 says her time at Allegheny College shaped her interests in global public health. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in global health studies and environmental studies, and a minor in psychology, she’s putting those interests to work as a 2021 Public Health Associate with the Centers for

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Senior Comp Challenges Common Misconceptions of Tarantulas

Allegheny College student Megan Collins ’22 is hoping to disprove misconceptions about one of the most widely feared but misunderstood creatures — the tarantula.  As an environmental science & sustainability major and psychology minor, Collins says the goal of her Senior Comp is to create an environmental education program about tarantulas to help people become

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Two Allegheny College Students Awarded Prestigious Department of Defense SMART Scholarship

Allegheny College students Morgan Douglas ’23 and Rachael Harris ’23 have been awarded the U.S. Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship.  This award provides Douglas and Harris with full tuition for their graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University, where they will be participating in the 3-2 cooperative program for a

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Allegheny College Student to Attend Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education

Allegheny College senior Gabby Culotta joins a number of Allegheny students who have been accepted into top-tier graduate programs. In Culotta’s case, she will be heading to Massachusetts to pursue a Master of Education at Harvard University. “After being able to interact with the faculty at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, I found that the

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“Power Up” Fundraising Campaign Supports Computer Science Opportunities for Allegheny College Students

Founded in 1979, the Department of Computer Science at Allegheny College has been around for more than four decades and is still looking for ways to innovate. Thanks to the success of their inaugural fundraising campaign and the alumni who supported it, the department will be able to strengthen opportunities for current and incoming students

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Allegheny College to Host Annual Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference

The 49th annual Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference (WPUPC) will be held at Allegheny College on Saturday, April 30.  “Allegheny’s Psychology Department is honored and excited to host this year’s WPUPC conference and to welcome students from colleges and universities in Northwest Pennsylvania to showcase their work,” said Lydia Eckstein, Ph.D., associate professor and chair

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