Allegheny In The News

Walker Shapes Clay and Learns Lessons for Life

Allegheny College student Christian Walker has launched an apparel business featuring his own designs. Walker, a computer science and economics double major, reflects on lessons he learned in a high school ceramics program and how they apply to his experiences as a college student and entrepreneur.

Civility award goes to Texas buddies Beto O’Rourke and Will Hurd

Allegheny College honored the two Texas congressmen from opposing parties with the national Prize for Civility in Public Life for their “bipartisan road trip” last year. Reps. Hurd and O’Rourke live-streamed collegial discussions on the divisive issues of the day over a 1,600-mile drive from Texas to the Capitol after winter weather canceled their flights.

Sweet sales for sourdough

Environmental Science Professor Eric Pallant shares his expertise on the history — and growing appeal — of sourdough bread. “Sourdough is perceived as more authentic and healthier,” Pallant said. “It is definitely trending.”

Virginia Republicans at odds in Trump era

In this article, Allegheny College President James H. Mullen Jr. noted that politicians might see some short-term gain in using in-your-face attacks, but at a high long-term price. “There are consequences for our democracy if we go down the pathway of incivility as a preferred strategy,” Mullen said.

Listening project celebrates work being done in Meadville area

A podcast series focuses on the “amazing work being done in the Meadville area,” according to Emily Yochim, the Allegheny College communication arts professor whose students interviewed Meadville residents for the series.