Articles: by Richard Stanley

Allegheny College Senior Places Third in Statewide Draw the Lines Competition

For the second year in a row, Alexander Yarkosky, a senior from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, has won honors in the statewide competition for redrawing election district lines with the goal of making for fairer elections in the commonwealth. In the most recent competition, Yarkosky placed third, and in 2019 he was awarded honorable mention for his

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Allegheny College Civic Symphony Shares a Virtual Performance

It doesn’t have the same elegant backdrop as the stained-glass windows of Ford Chapel, and it doesn’t enjoy the same acoustics as Shafer Auditorium in the Henderson Campus Center. But the 24 members of the Allegheny College Civic Symphony sound heavenly as they share their latest performance from their individual workspaces and parlors. The Civic

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It’s Prime Time for Allegheny’s Center for Political Participation

From hosting forums among candidates for local political office to encouraging students to vote in the Nov. 3 national election, Allegheny College’s Center for Political Participation (CPP) has a very busy few weeks ahead. Student members of the CPP, along with MitzVote, Rock the Vote and the Andrew Goodman Foundation, have been working on outreach

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Look Up in the Sky! It’s a Tern, It’s a Crane, It’s Allegheny College Bird Watchers!

Spurred by the COVID-19 restrictions this semester, every Wednesday evening, the Allegheny College Bird Club has hosted socially distanced “chimney swift watch parties” in the Odd Fellows Building parking lot. The group observed the swarming of hundreds of fine-feathered chimney swifts before they all flew into one of the building’s chimneys at sunset. The Bird

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Allegheny’s 2020-21 Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture Series Goes Online

The Karl W. Weiss ’87 Faculty Lecture series, featuring six talks beginning on Wednesday, October 7, will be hosted virtually this academic year, according to Allegheny College’s Academic Support Committee. The Faculty Lecture Series will be presented on a live Zoom webinar with moderated question-and-answer sessions. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend,

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Varied Interests Make Allegheny College a Good Fit for First-Year Student

She’s an avid gardener and spends her summers working in a plant nursery. She earned her Girl Scouts Gold Award in 2019 and is still involved in scouting. She plays the violin. As a junior at Bethel Park High School, her weighted GPA was 4.438. Her academic interests are in political science and environmental science.

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Allegheny’s Playshop Theatre to Stage “Go Play Outside!” in an Outdoor Venue

While the bright lights of Broadway and theater districts throughout the nation remain mostly dark, Allegheny College’s Playshop Theatre will stage an outdoor performance festival “Go Play Outside!” on three weekends in late September and October. The festival is open only to members of the Allegheny community. It will be staged in the Vukovich Center

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Allegheny Welcomes New Faculty for Fall 2020

It’s quite the fusion of talents joining the ranks of Allegheny College’s faculty in the fall of 2020. From scholars in modern Arabic literature and French and Francophone studies to a former economic analyst for a global banking firm, Allegheny’s new faculty members bring unique backgrounds and qualities to the campus classrooms this academic year.

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Allegheny Alumnus Fields Jackson, Jr. to Speak on Diversity in the World of Commerce

Allegheny College’s Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics (CBE) will welcome Fields Jackson, Jr. ’80, chief executive officer of Racing Toward Diversity magazine, to address students in an online forum at 12:45 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8. Jackson will present his talk, “Making the Business Case for Diversity,” via Zoom. “This year, the Center

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Allegheny College Honored for Achieving Renewable-Energy Milestone

The PennEnvironment Research & Policy Center has honored Allegheny College and other higher-education institutions in the Commonwealth for achieving key energy sustainability goals. The Policy Center issued its report in August as part of the nationwide survey of “America’s Top Colleges for Renewable Energy 2020: Who’s Leading the Transition to 100% Renewable Energy on Campus?”

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