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Hassan Javed

Hassan Javed, News Editor

Hassan Javed is a junior from Lahore, Pakistan. He is majoring in Communication and Media Studies while minoring in Psychology. This is his third year on staff as a news editor, previously serving as a news writer. Hassan is also a part of the Bonner Service Leadership Program through which he serves the community. His future aspirations lie in the domains of writing, journalism, and filmmaking. In his downtime, Hassan enjoys working out, taking photos, reading, writing poems, and socializing with others.

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Middle States to visit soon, final result expected in June

February 3, 2023

Allegheny College’s one and a half year reaccreditation process is nearing completion with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s final report expected before the next academic year. The...

Caflisch Hall, erected in 1929 is one of the oldest and most energy consumptive dorms on campus. It, along with Allegheny Hall, will not be open for residents during the 2023-24 academic year.

Two dorms offline next academic year

January 27, 2023

Two residence halls will not be housing students during the 2023-24 academic year. An email sent to the student body from the Student Life Team provided updates for the beginning of the spring 2023 semester,...

Acting head coach Vann Hunt in action during a game against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2018.

Nagy leaves, Hunt takes acting role

January 27, 2023

Allegheny Football has a new head coach. Richard Nagy left the position of head coach of the Allegheny football program, the college announcing on Friday, Jan. 20, that former defensive coordinator Vann...

Arabic language students perform the dabke dance towards the end of the event.

WLC hosts Culture Night

November 18, 2022

The lobby of the Henderson Campus Center was decorated with colors and filled with students on Thursday, Nov. 10, as the department of world languages and cultures hosted “Culture Night.” The event...

Richard Mock’s piece titled “GW” shows former President George Bush signalling a peace sign with a shark swimming in the back of his head.

Downtown business hosts art gallery

November 11, 2022

Hatch Hollow hosted a reception for its new art show on Friday, Nov. 4. The gallery will be on display through December and features work by the late New York Times editorial cartoonist Richard Mock. According...

RAs conduct health & safety inspections

November 11, 2022

Resident advisors conducted mandatory health and safety inspections of student rooms during the first week of November. The inspections, which lasted from Nov. 1 to Tuesday, Nov. 8, were announced in an...

Students gather in the lobby of the Oddfellows Building during the Ghost Club’s haunted house on Oct. 27.

Clubs host haunted house

November 4, 2022

The Allegheny Ghost Club and Gator Activities Programming collaborated to host a haunted house in Oddfellows Hall on Thursday, Oct. 27 from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Attendees gathered at the lobby of the...

The “Wrecking Ball Cafe” sits empty as a kiosk at the Lawrence Lee Pelletier Library.

Wrecking Ball’s future still unclear

November 4, 2022

On Monday, July 9, 2007, a 1,500-pound, three-foot wrecking ball that was demolishing a part of Allegheny College’s Lawrence Lee Pelletier Library broke from its chain and rolled three-quarters of a...

Dean for Student Success Ian Binnington (left) races Associate Professor and Chair of Mathematics Craig Dodge (right) in the “Bungee Run” at the all-campus gathering on Friday, Oct. 21.

‘We are the new founders’: Gators gather over social weekend

October 28, 2022

An Oct. 14 email by Allegheny College invited students, faculty and staff to an all-campus gathering on Friday, Oct. 21. The theme: “We are Allegheny.” “We must have faith in our history, our future,...

An Energy Challenge update from the first week of the event on an entrance to Walker Hall.

12th Energy Challenge underway

October 21, 2022

The 12th edition of the Office of Sustainability’s Energy Challenge is underway on campus. The challenge began on Friday, Oct. 7, and will conclude on Friday, Nov. 4. Over four weeks, students are encouraged...

Students to “Make a Difference”

October 14, 2022

“Make a Difference Day” is an annual community service event organized by United Way of Northwest Pennsylvania and will take place this year on Saturday, Oct. 15. This year’s “Make a Difference...

The Allegheny College women’s field hockey team attends the “March to End Alzheimer’s” at Diamond Park on Saturday, Oct. 11.

FH leads Alzheimer’s march

October 14, 2022

The Allegheny College field hockey team led the “March to End Alzheimer’s” on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Diamond Park in Downtown Meadville. Allegheny College has not historically participated in the...

IDEAS Center Director Lisa Nicole Smith hugs Jada Thomas, 23, president of the Association for the Advancement of Black Culture, at a welcome reception for Smith in the Campus Center on Monday, Sept. 26.

New IDEAS Center director looks forward to role

September 30, 2022

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Social Justice Center has been without a director since the beginning of this semester. The center’s previous director, Darnell Tucker,left the college in...

Acting President of Allegheny College Ron Cole, ’87, and former President Hilary Link at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Watershed Conservation Research Center on May 8. At the time, Cole was serving as Provost and Dean of the College.

Link leaves midweek

September 23, 2022

Hilary Link has left the institution, according to an email sent to the campus community on Tuesday, Sept. 20. A press release by the college confirmed Link’s departure and announced that former Provost...

President Link addresses students at the “Pizza with the President” event.

[Photo] Pizza with the President

September 16, 2022

President Link addresses students at the “Pizza with the President” event.

Public Safety’s service vehicles are parked behind their office space in Murray Hall.

[Photo] A day in the life of a Public Safety officer

September 16, 2022

Public Safety’s service vehicles are parked behind their office space in Murray Hall.

President Link addresses students at the “Pizza with the President” event.

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President Link addresses students at the “Pizza with the President” event.

Self-study to release to community later this month

September 9, 2022

Even though the school year has just begun, many administrative projects from the past semesters kept progressing through the summer. One such was Allegheny College’s bid for reaccreditation. The Middle...

Work study pay rates increased

September 2, 2022

Allegheny College students now have the opportunity to work less hours and earn at higher rates as student employees. An Aug. 19 email by Financial Aid Counselor Jade Allen of the Student Employment Office...

Students line up to order from the new “Smart Plate” station at McKinley’s Food Court.

Aramark at Allegheny

September 2, 2022

Allegheny College entered into a partnership with Aramark Higher Education over the summer and announced their official appointment as the new dining service provider on July 1, ending their previous partnership...

Reunion Weekend to return this summer

May 13, 2022

Reunion Weekend is a longstanding tradition at Allegheny that brings together alumni and community members. However, the last two reunion weekends were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reunion Weekend...

George Yancy to teach next semester

George Yancy to teach next semester

May 6, 2022

An interviewer for the New York Times opinion section and author or editor of more than a dozen books on the study of race and whiteness will be teaching at Allegheny College this fall. A MyAllegheny...

Allegheny to host global sustainability conference

May 5, 2022

Allegheny College will host the Fifth World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities from June 16 to 17. “The event is a series of conferences meant to gather those in higher education from...

ASG President Noah Tart, ’22, marks down an attendee’s hand prior to the April 23 concert. All attendees were checked by security before entering.

‘Swervin’ to Meadville: ‘A Boogie’ headlines concert

April 28, 2022

Excitement filled the air as students gathered in long queues at the entrance of the Shafer Auditorium for the headline performance of New York City rapper, musician and performer, “A Boogie Wit da Hoodie.”...

Allegheny College President Hilary Link speaks with students and staff during the ‘declaration day’ event on April 8. “We don’t have a lot of events that bring the entire community together in celebration,” Link said. “Hopefully, declaration day can set a new standard for patting ourselves on the back every now and then.”

Allegheny hosts inaugural ‘declaration day’

April 15, 2022

The usually quiet study space of the Lawrence Lee Pelletier Library was filled with vibrant voices as the college held its inaugural declaration day there on Friday, April 8. Declaring a major and minor...

Photos courtesy of Allegheny College

New hires fill out roster of class deans

April 7, 2022

Allegheny College President Hilary Link’s restructuring plans are underway and have introduced new administrative roles and brought with them new placements in existing positions. The position of Class...

Associate Professor of Chinese Xiaoling Shi speaks at the demonstration. Shi’s termination and the removal of the Chinese minor brought students out in protest on Friday, March 4.

Students march into Bentley in support of Chinese minor

March 11, 2022

Students and members of the Allegheny College community gathered outside the Henderson Campus Center on Friday, March 4, to peacefully protest the elimination of the Chinese minor from the curriculum at...

Prusia

Mandy Prusia retires from athletics

March 3, 2022

Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Operations Mandy Prusia served at Allegheny College for 36 years. Prusia served in her most recent role for 10 years. According to the official Allegheny...

Staff and students interact at the IDEAS Center sports theme night. The theme nights were created to invite students who might not otherwise join the IDEAS Center into the space.

IDEAS Center launches theme nights to boost engagement

February 24, 2022

The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Social Justice Center sports theme night took place on Monday, Feb. 21 in the IDEAS Center in the Henderson Campus Center. Students were invited to engage...

Gabriela Grachen, ’22, wears a mask while working in Grounds for Change.

ACHA updates COVID-19 guidelines, mandating masks only in classrooms

January 28, 2022

The Allegheny College Health Agency issued an email update to the Allegheny College campus community regarding the mask mandate which previously required members of the campus community to wear masks in...

Expected timeline of the reaccreditation process through the next two years.

Working groups drive forward reaccreditation process

November 11, 2021

Allegheny College entered the phase of reaccreditation earlier this semester having already obtained accreditation in the past. Accreditation is a process administered by an evaluative body called an accrediting...

The Last of Fall

November 4, 2021

Orchesis 2021 board, choreographers and dancers take their final curtain call together.

Orchesis 2021

October 28, 2021

The “Philadelphia” pride flag hangs at one end of the Market House, with a transgender pride flag hanging in the background.

Module B set to start, interactive courses offered

October 14, 2021

Allegheny College has been offering half-semester courses since 1995, although the two halves of the semester have not always been known as “module A” and “module B.” Seven courses were offered...

Pallets of books sit in the basement of Pelletier Library. As of this writing, Pelletier has “winnowed” more than 82,000 books from its collection.

Pelletier donates thousands of books to clear space

October 7, 2021

The top floor of the Lawrence Lee Pelletier Library is slated to undergo remodeling as part of the campus master plan. The master plan, which entails renovation and remodeling plans for the infrastructure...

Formerly the home of the Pi chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, the 454 House next to Quigley Hall is now the home of the college’s admissions team.

Fiji denounces events at UNL, looks to spread awareness

September 24, 2021

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lambda Nu chapter of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity — also known as “Fiji” — was involved in a sexual assault case in late August. A member of the fraternity...

The boardroom in the Tippie Alumni Center, where some of the reaccreditation working groups meet.

College working towards Middle State reaccreditation

September 10, 2021

As the school year picks up, so too does Allegheny College’s push to become reaccredited. This process will continue until an outcome is determined in 2023. Accreditation is a process administered by...

Students walk in front of the Tippie Alumni Center, where the Faculty Council meets.

President Link’s vision for Allegheny, restructuring administrative positions

September 3, 2021

As Allegheny College President Hilary Link enters her third year in the position, many changes have been observed afforded by her vision for the future and advancement of the college. Vice President for...

The front entrance of Carnegie Hall, the new home of the URSCA after it moved from what is now the Maytum Center for Student Success in Pelletier Library

URSCA offers on-campus summer research experiences

August 27, 2021

Allegheny College offers students the opportunity to conduct student-faculty collaborative summer research via the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities Program. The Allegheny College...

Code of conduct approved

May 6, 2021

The Allegheny Student Government’s ninth meeting of module two approved changes to the student code of conduct and discussed recent budget hearings. With Dean of Students April Thompson as guest speaker,...

ASG approves cabinet for upcoming academic year

April 30, 2021

The Allegheny Student Government’s eighth meeting of module two involved the voting-in of cabinet members for the upcoming academic year and provided updates regarding the student code of conduct amendments. With...

ASG talks WiFi issues

April 23, 2021

Allegheny Student Government’s seventh meeting of module two brought an update on the textbook initiative and a proposal to install more menstrual machines on campus. With no guest speakers, ASG’s...

ASG discusses mental health field day, distributing masks

April 9, 2021

Allegheny Student Government’s sixth meeting of module brought updates on the CILC Legislation and the water bottle refill initiative With no guest speakers, ASG’s general assembly commenced with...

ASG discusses senate elections, water bottle refill stations

April 9, 2021

Allegheny Student Government’s fifth meeting of the module approved plans for the water bottle refill initiative and encouraged participation in cabinet and senate elections. With Director of Sustainability ...

Noah Tart, 22, and Sophie Adams, 22, win election.

Tart and Adams win presidential election, CILC legislation is approved

March 26, 2021

Allegheny Student Government’s fourth meeting of the module acknowledged the results of the presidential election and passed the Culture Identity Leadership Coalition legislation.  With no guest...

ASG discusses elections, new CILC legislation

March 19, 2021

Allegheny Student Government’s third meeting of the module brought about three new clubs and proposed a new initiative in collaboration with the Culture Identity Leadership Coalition. With no guest...

ASG discusses initiatives, presidential elections

March 5, 2021

Allegheny Student Government’s second meeting of module two brought about new clubs and updates on initiatives, including the upcoming Green Box Week. With no guest speakers, ASG’s general assembly...

College provides synthetic ice rink for students to skate during quarantine

March 5, 2021

A portion of the Henderson Campus Center’s upper parking lot has been transformed into an ice skating rink available to students free of charge until Sunday, March 7.  Much like the rink from Winterfest...

ASG announces mental health initiative, new appointees

February 25, 2021

Allegheny Student Government’s first meeting of module two brought about new appointees and propositions, including a new initiative regarding mental health awareness. With no guest speakers, ASG’s...

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