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

Brian Harward

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, was presented virtually and featured more than 100 invited speakers, each reading a portion of the three-hour opening statement of the tribunal. Benjamin Ferencz, the last living podium prosecutor from Nuremberg, read the first paragraph of the statement. The full recording is available to watch here.

In addition to serving as chief U.S. prosecutor at the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Jackson was a leading lawyer [...]
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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.

Alex Yarkosky

In the most recent competition, Yarkosky placed third, and in 2019 he was awarded honorable mention for his work. The awards come from Draw the Lines, which is a civic education and engagement initiative sponsored by the Committee of Seventy, a nonpartisan, nonprofit good-government group based in Pennsylvania.

Yarkosky is majoring in computer science and political science. He has also been the judge of elections for North Strabane Township Precinct 1 since being elected to the post in 2017 in his hometown. “Most important, [...]
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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. And she’s considering a career in law.

Claudia Huber

Claudia Huber, a first-year student at Allegheny College, is a young woman with many interests, and she says she has found the perfect place to explore them all.

“It wasn’t a matter of one thing in particular that made the choice of Allegheny so thought provoking, but rather having to find a place where I set up my next [...]
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National Radio Program to Spotlight Faculty Research at Allegheny College

Six Allegheny College professors will be featured on “The Academic Minute,” a national radio broadcast and podcast that highlights research from colleges and universities throughout the world, beginning on Monday, May 25.

Starting with Monday’s broadcast, five of the professors will “take over” “The Academic Minute” program for the week. Each day, one Allegheny faculty member will discuss their research and important topics in their fields of study, focusing on what’s new and exciting in academia.

“The Academic Minute” is broadcast by WAMC/Northeast Public Radio on 90.3-FM (1400-AM) in Albany, New York, airing weekdays at 7:30 a.m. and 3:56 p.m. The show, which is carried on 70 stations around the United States and Canada, is hosted by Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, president of [...]
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Allegheny Professor’s New Book on U.S. Presidency Featured by Erie ABC Affiliate

JET 24 Action News in Erie featured a new book by Allegheny College political science professor Brian Harward, “The Presidency in Times of Crisis and Disaster.” The book examines how America’s presidents have responded to major tests of their leadership and approached their role and responsibilities in times of national crisis.

Harward is the Robert G. Seddig Chair in Political Science at Allegheny and also director of the College’s Center for Political Participation. He is an expert in addressing issues of the presidency and congressional responsiveness to presidential actions. Watch the story featuring Harward below:

Allegheny College Senior Elyse Cinquino Participates in NEW Leadership Pennsylvania Institute

Allegheny senior Elyse Cinquino at the NEW Leadership Pennsylvania Institute

Allegheny College senior Elyse Cinquino participated in the National Education for Women’s (NEW) Leadership Pennsylvania program, a weeklong “leadership and public policy institute designed to educate and empower young women for future political participation and leadership,” in summer 2019. Throughout the week, participants in this non-partisan program discuss the role of women in politics and policymaking in Pennsylvania with the goal of addressing the underrepresentation of women in politics.

The NEW Leadership Pennsylvania institute is hosted by the Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politics at Chatham University. Allegheny graduate Dana Brown, Ph.D., serves as the center’s executive director and an assistant professor of political science at Chatham.

Cinquino is double majoring in international [...]
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Allegheny Welcomes New Faculty

From a native of Italy who speaks five languages to a motocross enthusiast, Allegheny’s new faculty members bring many unique backgrounds and qualities to the campus classrooms in the fall of 2019. Let’s meet each of them briefly:

Kathryn Bender Assistant Professor of Economics

Kathryn Bender joins the Economics Department this fall and is helping students discover the economics of natural resources. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Centre College and her master’s and doctorate from the Ohio State University.

“I’m excited to start at Allegheny this fall,” says Bender. “I’m involved in several projects on consumer food-waste behavior and hope to find new avenues to explore at Allegheny around this topic.”

Her dissertation, “Date Labels and Food Waste: A study of the effect of [...]
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A Gator’s View From Down Under

Editor’s Note: Allegheny College junior Joseph Merante is spending the spring 2019 semester at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia. He shared his thoughts on life there so far:

The first thing that hits you when you step out of the airplane on the eastern edge of the Australian continent is the heat. My experience might have been intensified, since my first step onto the tarmac was in daylight. I had one more plane to board once I got to Australia, and I had to wade through a thick curtain of heat hovering above the asphalt to get there. I’ve been to California, places like Palm Springs, and the weather there is hot and balmy. The airport in Brisbane is hot [...]
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Allegheny Students Attend Annual “Ready to Run” Campaign Training Event

From left: Veronica Blair ’22, Dana Brown ’00, Emma Godel ’21 and Aubrey Hall ’22

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 the morning and still dark outside on when two other students and I piled into a school-sponsored van headed toward Chatham University. We had been recommended by our advisors to attend the Pennsylvania Center for Women & Politics’ annual campaign training event for women. The center’s executive director at Chatham, Dana Brown, graduated [...]
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Two Allegheny Students Spending Spring Semester as Fellows in Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Though connected through the Allegheny College Political Science Department, junior Jesse Tomkiewicz and senior Casey McDaniel have different goals, aspirations and interests.

While Tomkiewicz is interested primarily in labor law, McDaniel considers himself more of a generalist, with interests divided relatively equally among multiple policy areas.

Casey McDaniel

This semester, the students’ respective interests have led them to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, where they are serving as fellows at the State Capitol in Harrisburg. Allegheny students have been selected for the competitive Pennsylvania House Fellowship Program for the past five years.

The fellowship allows students to participate in committee work, as opposed to working as staffers for specific elected officials.  The fellowship’s responsibilities include attending hearings, committee meetings and legislative sessions, as well [...]
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