Articles: Tag: Center for Political Participation

Allegheny Students Attend Annual “Ready to Run” Campaign Training Event

Allegheny College students Veronica Blair, Emma Godel and Aubrey Hall participated in Ready to Run Pittsburgh, a nonpartisan training program to encourage women to seek government leadership positions, at Chatham University in February. Hall, at the request of the Office of College Relations, provided the following personal reflection on the experience: It was 6 o’clock in

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Profitability is the Key to Sustainability, Scholar Says

The key to future abundant renewable energy is finding a way to generate and distribute that energy in a profitable and sustainable way, scholar and author Jeffrey Ball told an audience at Allegheny College on Tuesday night. Ball, a former newspaper reporter, said his experience reporting on and researching renewable energy policy has shown him

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National Expert on Water-Use Policy to Speak at Allegheny

Robert Glennon, one of the nation’s foremost scholars on water policy and law, will deliver a free public address titled “Our Thirst for Energy in a Warming, Water-Stressed World” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Allegheny College’s Ford Chapel. During his visit, Glennon also will receive the inaugural Ewalt Environmental Prize from the college

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Allegheny’s Student Alliance for Prison Reform Hosts Anthony Ray Hinton

Anthony Ray Hinton was released from Jefferson County (Alabama) Jail in 2015 after serving one of the longest sentences on death row among those later exonerated — and since then he has been traveling the country telling his story. Hinton spoke at Allegheny College on Thursday, Sept. 20, as part of a program sponsored by

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Allegheny Students Take Law and Policy Trip to International Humanitarian Law Dialogs

Departing for Chautauqua, New York, on the morning of August 28, a group of 22 Allegheny students attended the 12th International Humanitarian Law Dialogs on a trip sponsored by the college’s Law and Policy Program. Held at the esteemed Chautauqua Institution, this event focused on cultural approaches to international justice by posing the question, “Is

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Allegheny Student Mia Cota-Robles Rossi Earns Honors at NEW Leadership Training Institute

Allegheny College student Mia Cota-Robles Rossi attended the National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership Pennsylvania institute in summer 2018, earning a certificate of distinction — an honor granted to only one student by the program’s coordinators. Rossi, a sophomore from Erie, Pennsylvania, received the certificate for her work on a social action project. As part of

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Allegheny to Host Public Lecture Series on Energy and Society

Allegheny College will host a series of three public lectures this fall focused on U.S. energy from a variety of perspectives, including energy policy, the relationship between freshwater and energy resources, and environmental injustices associated with energy production and distribution. The first lecture, scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Tippie Alumni

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Allegheny’s Center for Political Participation Featured on Civic Engagement Education Website

Allegheny College’s Center for Political Participation (CPP), under the direction of Political Science Professor Brian Harward, has been chosen as the first “civic engagement center” to be featured on a special website that focuses on teaching civic engagement. Elizabeth C. Matto, associate research professor and director of the Center for Youth Political Participation and Eagleton

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PBS’s Heffner on ‘Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age’

The “incivility of bigotry” has resulted in a society unable to come together across difference, Alexander Heffner said during a keynote lecture at Allegheny College on Thursday. “The incivility of bigotry does not mean the incivility of purely racism or xenophobia or nativism. The incivility of bigotry is the incapacity of our society to rationalize

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Students Lobby Legislators to Support Private Colleges

Jesse Tomkiewicz and Carlos Sanchez had a simple but powerful message for Harrisburg: Invest in education. The first-year Allegheny College students were among the more than 225 students from more than 30 private nonprofit colleges and universities who traveled to the state capital on April 4 as part of Student Aid Advocacy Day, sponsored by

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