Articles: Tag: Political Science

Three Allegheny College Students Awarded Gilman International Scholarships

Allegheny College students Megan Dennis ’23, Quila Gustave ’24, and Bianca Sanchez ’24 were recently awarded prestigious Gilman International Scholarships to study away.  “Our continued success in the Gilman Scholarship Program should be a point of pride for the entire College community,” Professor Patrick Jackson, senior assistant dean for fellowship advising, says. “Our students are

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Allegheny College Students Explore Law and Public Policy Inside the Beltway During D.C. Seminar Trip

A winter break seminar in Washington, D.C., took a dozen Allegheny College students into some of the nation’s most important institutions of government — and gave them an insider’s look at careers in law and public policy. The College’s Law & Policy Program sponsored the nine-day seminar, “Institutions and Interests that Shape the Policy Process,”

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Allegheny College Student Spends Summer Interning with Gubernatorial Campaign

Allegheny College student Christopher Ratliff ’24 is eager to make real change through a career in public service. This past summer, he put that passion into action as an intern with Pennsylvania Governor-elect Josh Shapiro’s campaign in Harrisburg.  A political science major with minors in economics and religious studies, Ratliff learned about the internship after

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Allegheny Graduate Defends Marginalized as Pro Bono Counsel for Multinational Law Firm

Don Salzman ’82 advocates fiercely for the disadvantaged — from his time as a public defender to his current position as pro bono counsel for the past 20 years at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, a multinational law firm. Salzman says that an Allegheny College professor was a huge inspiration to him.  “Francis

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Second-Generation Allegheny Graduate Involved at the Highest Level of Politics

Engaged at the highest level of politics, Ashlee Rich Stephenson ’05 works as the senior political strategist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She appreciates how Allegheny College gave her the tools to be prepared to work in national politics, leading to her position today with the world’s largest business trade association. “The Allegheny experience

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Voter Participation Among Allegheny College Students up in 2020

Allegheny College reported that student voting increased 10.5% in last year’s presidential election, rising to 71.5% in 2020 from a rate of 61% in 2016. Voter turnout among Allegheny students was higher than the average across private and public institutions, based on 2020 reports. “Allegheny College can be proud of the work done by our

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Allegheny Professor Brian Harward Participates in Reading To Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg

Brian Harward, the Robert G. Seddig Chair in Political Science at Allegheny College, participated in a reading of Robert H. Jackson’s opening statement to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and Jackson’s role as chief U.S. prosecutor. The reading, sponsored by the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, New York,

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Allegheny College Senior Places Third in Statewide Draw the Lines Competition

For the second year in a row, Alexander Yarkosky, a senior from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, has won honors in the statewide competition for redrawing election district lines with the goal of making for fairer elections in the commonwealth. In the most recent competition, Yarkosky placed third, and in 2019 he was awarded honorable mention for his

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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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