Articles: by Richard Stanley

Allegheny College Esports Team Enters the Online Arena of Competition

Senior Jacob Walters and junior Tito Mazzucchi concentrate on the action unfolding in front of them on their computer monitors. Their fingers fly across the keyboards as they call out instructions to each other. Their screens are a blaze of colorful, animated action as they team up for a game of “Overwatch” in an esports

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Allegheny Senior Shares Evidence About Making Planet-Friendly Choices in Diet

Allegheny College senior Margo Beck wants to help members of her generation make informed decisions about how they eat — and how those choices impact not only their health but also the Earth. The environmental science and sustainability major has focused her Senior Comprehensive Project on a diet based on her Armenian heritage, drawing on

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Shoutout to the Shenango

The scenic, meandering Shenango River has been selected as Pennsylvania’s River of the Year in 2021, and an Allegheny College alumna and current Penn State staff member leads the group that helped bring that honor to the waterway. Brandi Baros is a 1995 Allegheny graduate and the president of the Shenango River Watchers. The organization

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Allegheny College Announces Plans for Annual Gator Give Day on April 22

The seventh annual Gator Give Day is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, this year as Allegheny alumni and friends from around the world are encouraged to come together to celebrate the College’s success, show support for the institution, and join in a day of camaraderie with classmates. The fundraising event, which goes until midnight (EDT),

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Alumni Connection Provides Allegheny Students With Financial Services Career Opportunities

As 2020 drew to a close, Annemarie Murphy, a 1991 Allegheny College graduate, knew she needed some versatile and talented student interns to help handle increased loan activity at First Bank of the Lake, where she is the executive vice president and president of Small Business Administration lending. She reached out to Jim Fitch, Allegheny’s

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Allegheny College Alumni Create Scholarship for Dependents of First Responders

Thanks to Robert “Buck” Smith ’65 and Lynn Campbell Smith ’66, the dependents of first responders now have another financial avenue to follow for helping to fund their Allegheny College educations. The Smiths, who are from suburban Cleveland, Ohio, have established the Allegheny College Scholarship for Dependents of First Responders. The income from this fund

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How Shakespeare and Starlings Led to a Flight of Misinformation

North America’s common starling has received a bad rap as a destructive invasive species, and an Allegheny College professor and student researcher have set out to clear the bird’s reputation and show how untruths can influence people’s perceptions in nature and beyond. The research project by John MacNeill Miller, assistant professor of English, and then-student

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Allegheny College Professor and Students to Explore Whether Alternative Form of Life Can Be Created

Allegheny College has received a two-year, $100,000 grant to help train Allegheny students in laboratory research that will explore whether a minimal form of life can be created beyond the confines of DNA, the central building block for all life on Earth. Funding for the research project, titled “Toward Creating Alien Life: A Genetic Self-Replicating

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