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Allegheny Faculty Members Take Initiative for Positive Student Outreach

From offering advice on social media to holding “online office hours” to assembling a reading list to educate and inform, Allegheny College faculty members are working to help students grapple with the COVID-19 crisis and the shift to off-campus, remote learning. Allegheny students currently are on their spring break but will start remote classes March

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Allegheny College Professor Provides Coronavirus Expertise to Area Media Outlets, Agencies

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread across the U.S., Allegheny College global health studies and biology professor Becky Dawson has served as an expert source for area media outlets covering the outbreak. Dawson is an expert in epidemiology and global health challenges, researching disease risk factors and patterns of disease in human populations. With

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Allegheny Professor Shares Expertise in Erie News Now “Coronavirus: Ask the Experts” Panel

Allegheny College biology and global health studies professor Rebecca Dawson shared her insights in a “Coronavirus: Ask the Experts” panel discussion broadcast by Erie News Now (WICU/WSEE) on March 11. Erie News Now has interviewed Dawson frequently about the latest developments related to the COVID-19 coronavirus and its impact. Dawson is an expert in epidemiology and

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Allegheny’s New Innovation and Creativity Lab Brings Technology to the Students

When you enter the new Allegheny Lab for Innovation and Creativity, you walk into a space bristling with cutting-edge technology. In the fabrication lab, there’s a bank of 3D printers, a laser cutter and a three-axis CNC machine. Go a little further and you enter a computer design lab with neatly aligned rows of workstations,

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Max E. and Mary Roha Found the Right Chemistry for Successful Lives

Max E. Roha will tell you that, throughout his career, critical thinking played a major role in his success as a research chemist. Look beyond the obvious and consider in detail the underlying assumptions of what is considered to be true, the 1944 Allegheny College graduate advises today’s students. “Pursue goals which are important to

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Allegheny’s Creek Connections Celebrates Silver Anniversary of Aquatic Exploration

It’s been 25 years since Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Jim Palmer first waded into the waters of French Creek with a group of curious Meadville-area high school students in search of hellbenders and other aquatic curiosities. That day marked the beginning of Allegheny College’s hugely successful Creek Connections program, which has educated

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Allegheny College Receives First-gen Forward Designation

The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation, recently announced their 2020-21 cohort of First-gen Forward Institutions, which include Allegheny College. The First-gen Forward designation recognizes institutions of higher education who have demonstrated a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of

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Allegheny’s Jazz Dance Ensemble to Host Annual Concert Benefiting Crawford County Special Olympics

Allegheny’s Jazz Dance Ensemble (JaDE) is hosting its 13th annual benefit concert on Saturday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. The free concert includes performances from the Allegheny College Dance Team, Ballroom 3, JaDE alumni, and The Patterson School of Ballet. All proceeds raised go to support the Crawford County Special Olympics. “I am most excited

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Allegheny College Again Among Peace Corps’ Top Volunteer-producing Schools

The Peace Corps announced today that Allegheny College ranked No. 4 among small schools on the agency’s list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in 2020. There are 13 Allegheny alumni currently volunteering in countries around the world. This is the second consecutive year that Allegheny has ranked among the top volunteer-producing schools. In 2019,

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New Report Shows Allegheny College and Fellow American Talent Initiative Members Are Expanding Access and Opportunity for Students

Allegheny College is proud to be part of a national alliance of leading colleges and universities that a new report released today shows is on track to enroll 50,000 more lower-income students by 2025. The findings underscore the importance of the American Talent Initiative’s (ATI) collaborative push to expand opportunity and socioeconomic diversity across the

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