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Allegheny College Featured in “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021”

Allegheny College is featured in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021,” the 37th edition of a reference book for prospective students and their families that describes life on campus at the “best and most interesting” schools in the nation. The “Fiske Guide to Colleges” publishes detailed profiles, including interviews with students, for more than 300 four-year schools. The

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Allegheny College President Hilary L. Link Appointed to Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments Steering Committee

Allegheny College President Hilary L. Link has been appointed to the Climate Leadership Steering Committee of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments. The steering committee is the chief oversight body of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments, signed by presidents of higher education institutions that are taking action on climate change and preparing students through research and

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Allegheny’s Carrden Is Still Flourishing Despite Fewer Gardeners

During a normal summer on the Allegheny College campus, work-study students would be busily tending to the lush and productive organic garden adjacent to Carr Hall, known as the Carrden. But in summer 2020 — with almost no students on campus — the daily tasks of pruning, weeding and harvesting have fallen on Kerstin Ams,

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Allegheny’s Kirsten Peterson Receives Award for Pre-Professional Studies Guidance

Kirsten Peterson, a 1978 Allegheny College graduate and a member of the Gateway Pre-Professional Studies staff, received the Buck Hill ’68 Award from the Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NEAAHP) during its June 2020 annual meeting, which was held online. Peterson was honored for her outstanding service to NEAAHP and the National

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Allegheny Admissions Office Among the First to Prioritize Prospective Students’ Health

Allegheny College is among the nation’s first colleges to sign a new collective statement—now endorsed by more than 350 admissions deans—that seeks to send clear messages about what Allegheny and other institutions value in students during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement also aims to relieve stresses on students and their caregivers and to promote equity

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Allegheny College to Chronicle the Era of COVID-19 and Protests About Social (In)Justice

Allegheny College Archivist and alumna Ruth Andel ’85 and Digital Resources Librarian Beau Smith have set out on a project that will chronicle the tumultuous days of the COVID-19 pandemic and the movement to bring social justice and equality to the nation during the spring and summer of 2020. In May, the project team sent

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Allegheny Graduate Greg Merz Helps Track Down Coronavirus Therapies

Dr. Greg Merz is hot on the trail of a killer. He spends most of his workday watching proteins interact with one another, usually eavesdropping on this give-and-take on his computer screen with the help of a cryo-electron microscope. Merz, a 2010 Allegheny College graduate, conducts his observations and research at the University of California

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Allegheny College Receives Grant to Support MLK Program in Meadville

Allegheny College has received a grant of $44,549 from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and supported by the U.S.Department of Education. The grant will allow the college’s award-winning Creek Connections program, an environmental education outreach program that brings hands-on environmental education to

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