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Allegheny College English Professor Mari Christmas Receives Prestigious Writing Award

Allegheny College Assistant Professor of English Mari Christmas is a 2020 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award winner for her skill in fiction writing. The foundation writes that “her fierce, darkly humorous, emotionally riveting work explores and embodies today’s world reflecting our deepest anxieties and the complexities of current-day feminism, motherhood, and modern love.” This award

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Allegheny College Recognized Among Nation’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings

Allegheny College has been recognized among the best liberal arts colleges in the United States in the 2021 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings. Allegheny ranked No. 56 among all liberal arts colleges in the nation and in the top 20 percent overall among all the colleges and universities identified in the publication’s

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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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People & Places: October 2020

Assistant Professor of English John MacNeill Miller published an article on Charles Darwin and Thomas Hardy in Texas Studies in Literature and Language. The article, “Mischaracterizing the Environment: Hardy, Darwin, and the Art of Environmental Storytelling,” analyzes literary and scientific accounts of English heathland to demonstrate how particular formal features of narrative writing can work

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Allegheny College Introduces Top 10 Percent Admission Program for Western Pennsylvania High School Students

Allegheny College has introduced a program through which students graduating in the top 10 percent of their class from western Pennsylvania high schools will be automatically offered admission to Allegheny upon completion of their application for admittance. As further recognition of their academic achievement, students admitted through the Top 10 Percent Admissions Program will also

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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 College Opens Campus to Students After Extensive Preparations for COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

Allegheny College, one of the nation’s oldest and most innovative four-year colleges where multidisciplinary learning breaks the conventional mold, has taken extensive and creative steps to maximize learning during the current pandemic. Aiming to keep students, faculty, staff and its local Pennsylvania community as safe as possible from the spread of COVID-19, the college welcomed

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