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Black Forest Award winners

March 3, 2010

This year, Allegheny debuted the Black Forest Creative Writing Contest, a competition created to give talented student writers a scholarship to study at the Black Forest Writing Seminars at the University of Freiburg in Germany. This...

Pollan packs auditorium: Best-selling author visits college; lectures about U.S. food culture

March 3, 2010

We all get three votes a day. According to Michael Pollan, who lectured in Shafer Auditorium on Thursday evening, changing the food industry is based on everyday personal decisions. The lecture, entitled “The Sun Food Agenda,” was presented by Pollan, award-winnin...

Rent-a-Friend raises over 1,000 dollars

February 25, 2010

On Monday, Feb. 22, 21 willing Allegheny community members were auctioned off to raise money for Relay for Life in the Campus Center lobby. Lisa Gleason, ’10, is the president of Relay for Life. “We raised 1,070 dollars...

Apathetic student body speaks out about voting

February 24, 2010

There are many reasons why 76 percent of Allegheny College students chose not to vote during the Allegheny Student Government (ASG) elections this past week. Many students were busy. Some were lazy. Others were apathetic and...

Pollan’s lecture: Food for thought

February 24, 2010

The act of eating is an everyday, often mindless, activity for most Americans. Michael Pollan, best-selling author of “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” and “In Defense of Food,” actively challenges that passive, consumerist mindset. On Thu...

Student government looks ahead – A sit down with Downing/Havens

February 24, 2010

Throughout the campaign process, Shane Downing, ’11 and Jamie Havens, ’11, outlined multiple priorities for ASG in the coming year. The goals included bridging the gap between ASG and the student body, starting work on the...

Embedded journalist Andrew Lubin, '74, visits campus

February 24, 2010

Thirty-six years. That’s how long it’s been since journalist Andrew Lubin walked the grounds of Allegheny College.  For the first time since his graduation in 1974, Lubin returned to campus to give a Center for Political...

Downing and Havens win ASG election

February 18, 2010

On Thursday, Feb. 18, the Allegheny Student Government announced that Shane Downing, '11, will serve as the President of ASG and Jamie Havens, '11, will be the Vice President for the 2010-2011 academic year. "I found out that w...

Candidates debate the issues

February 17, 2010

On Tuesday, Feb. 16, ASG presidential candidates squared off in a debate in the Campus Center lobby. Corey Shears, ’12, and Kami Forgie, ’12, took on Shane Downing, ’11, and Jamie Havens, ’11, on topics ranging from ASG’s...

News show hits campus

February 17, 2010

Students from three different media organizations on campus are working together to produce a weekly news broadcast called “This Allegheny Life” that will air Saturdays and Sundays at 1 and 6 p.m. on channel 24. The project,...

Students respond to Third Eye Blind

February 17, 2010

Two weeks after the results of the student body poll were released, Allegheny students continue to weigh their opinions on Third Eye Blind, the undisputed first choice band, coming to campus April 24. The Major Events Committee...

Tuition to rise 3.7 percent

February 17, 2010

As college costs continue to rise, the Allegheny Board of Trustees approved a 3.76 percent increase in tuition for the 2010-2011 academic year, said President James Mullen in a letter to faculty Feb. 10. Next year, students will...

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