Articles: Tag: Political Science

Alumnus Supports Pittsburgh Steelers As Team Event Operations Manager

In November 2022, the Pittsburgh Steelers nominated John Wodarek ’93, the team’s event operations manager, for the NFL’s Salute to Service Award presented by USAA. The award honors NFL players, coaches, and personnel committed to the military community. “It’s an extremely rewarding experience,” says Wodarek, who majored in communication arts and political science at Allegheny

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People & Places: June/July 2023

People & Places is a monthly highlight of the ongoing professional activities and achievements of faculty, staff, and students of the College. Kirsten Peterson, Senior Assistant Dean of Student Success for Health Professions Advising, presented at the NEAAHP (Health Professions Advisors) meeting held in June 2023 at Niagara Falls. Her topic was “Speaking of Competencies,”

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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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