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Becky Dawson, assistant volunteer swimming and diving coach, takes a photo on her cellphone while coaching the Allegheny team. Dawson also serves as a faculty athletic representative and teaches classes at Allegheny.

[Photo] Volunteer assistant coaches donate time, experience, passion to athletic department

September 27, 2018

Becky Dawson, assistant volunteer swimming and diving coach, takes a photo on her cellphone while coaching the Allegheny team. Dawson also serves as a faculty athletic representative and teaches classes...

The state of journalism at Allegheny

April 26, 2018

When I first visited Allegheny, the first place I wanted to find was the newspaper office. As it happened, the door was open when I found my way to the third floor of the campus center. Inside, the then...

Frank Chen, 18, sits with his merchandise on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

[Photo] Chen brings ‘Munch Yum’ to Allegheny, following national trend

April 5, 2018

Frank Chen, '18, sits with his merchandise on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Meadville City fire crews work to extinguish a fire in a garbage truck on North Main Street on Monday, March 12, 2018.

[Photo] Garbage truck catches fire on North Main Street

March 13, 2018

Meadville City fire crews work to extinguish a fire in a garbage truck on North Main Street on Monday, March 12, 2018.

Pereira attends preliminary hearing for sexual misconduct

February 22, 2018

Former Associate Director of Admissions Luiz Heleno Pereira, 53, appeared in court on Feb. 13 for a preliminary hearing to address charges that he engaged in sexual contact with an 11-year-old boy. Magistrate...

Prayers are not enough

February 22, 2018

Parkland, Florida, became yet another infamous name on Feb. 14, when, at 2:19 p.m., a former student entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with a loaded AR-15 rifle and a black duffel bag of extra...

Maddie Janvrin, ’20, shakes hands with a Kenyon swimmer following a race at Denison University on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2018 during the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships.

[Photo] Swim and dive reflects on season

February 22, 2018

Maddie Janvrin, ’20, shakes hands with a Kenyon swimmer following a race at Denison University on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2018 during the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships.

Members of the Allegheny Swim Team cheer on their teammates during Conference Championships on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

[Photo] Swim team dives into conferences

February 15, 2018

Members of the Allegheny Swim Team cheer on their teammates during Conference Championships on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.

Editorial: Sexual assault in the media

November 9, 2017

In today’s issue of The Campus, a story appeared regarding two recent hearings that involved an Allegheny student accused of sexual assault and two women who requested protection from violence orders...

Three campus bias incidents spark IDEAS Center discussion, administrators organize

October 19, 2017

The Dean of Students Office sent out a campus wide email on Wednesday, Oct. 18, informing students and staff of three separate bias reports filed “in the last week.” The email said the incidents were...

Jim Lombardi, a former professor of physics at Allegheny, shows Lila Finaret how to observe the eclipse through the Newton Observatory telescope on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

[Photo] Historic solar eclipse awes faculty and students

August 24, 2017

Jim Lombardi, a former professor of physics at Allegheny, shows Lila Finaret how to observe the eclipse through the Newton Observatory telescope on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017.

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Director of Career Education Jim Fitch uses special glasses to view the eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 outside Newton Observatory.

[Photo] Recent Allegheny graduate returns as admissions counselor

August 24, 2017

JOSEPH TINGLEY / THE CAMPUS Director of Career Education Jim Fitch uses special glasses to view the eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 outside Newton Observatory.

Paula Di Gregory, tobacco programs coordinator, introduces tobacco control methods to Anne Di Gregory, ’19, in the campus center lobby on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

ASG sponsors ‘It’s On Us’ Campaign with Title IX Office

April 20, 2017

Allegheny Student Government will host the It’s On Us Campaign in the lobby of the campus center on April 25 through 27, as part of Allegheny’s observance of Sexual Assault Awareness month. The primary...

ASG passes resolution on assembly guidelines

April 13, 2017

Allegheny Student Government voted on Tuesday, April 11, to approve Resolution 17-03 which declared ASG’s position on the college’s Peaceful Assembly Guidelines. “We call upon the Dean of Students...

ASG against arming officers

April 6, 2017

Allegheny Student Government voted on March 28 to approve ASG resolution 17-02, which voiced student government’s opposition to the arming of Allegheny public safety officers. The resolution was proposed...

Decision on protest guidelines tabled

April 6, 2017

Allegheny Student Government voted to table ASG Resolution 17-03 on Tuesday, April 4. The resolution, which is meant to outline ASG’s views on the college’s Peaceful Assembly Guidelines following concern...

Police respond to suspicious person in fraternity house

March 15, 2017

Allegheny College Public Safety and Meadville City Police were called to investigate a report of a suspicious man entering the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on Highland Avenue around 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday,...

Cole addresses concerns regarding summer student housing

March 9, 2017

Provost and Dean of the College Ron Cole spoke to Allegheny Student Government at its general assembly meeting on Tuesday, March 7. Cole primarily spoke primarily on changes to summer housing for students...

Campaign advocates for greater respect for cleaning staff

March 9, 2017

The Allegheny College Democrats’ Coalition for Labor organized a campaign in support of the housekeeping staff of St. Moritz Building Services between Monday, March 5 and Wednesday, March 8. The campaign...

For the 2016–17 academic year, the former Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house was leased by the college to house first-year female students. The college, according to Associate Director of Residence Life for Housing Gretchen Kerr, has no plans to continue to use the house for the 2017–18 academic year.

[Photo] Fraternity proposes return to campus

March 9, 2017

For the 2016–17 academic year, the former Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house was leased by the college to house first-year female students. The college, according to Associate Director of Residence...

ASG discusses implementation of Title IX advisory committee

March 2, 2017

Allegheny Student Government conducted a five minute moderated discussion on the creation of a Title IX Advisory Committee at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The creation of the committee is part of the...

ASG presidential candidates debate student concerns

March 2, 2017

Allegheny Student Government presidential and vice presidential candidates debated student issues on Monday, Feb. 27, in the campus center lobby. Each ticket was given the opportunity to make an opening...

ASG passes resolution in support of Title IX reform

February 23, 2017

Allegheny Student Government passed resolution 17-01, a measure in support of Title IX reforms and education, at its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. The resolution was brought to the floor by Class...

Alexis Hart receives Braddock Award

February 23, 2017

Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing Alexis Hart received the 2017 Braddock Award from the Conference on College Composition and Communication on Feb. 2 for a collaborative journal article...

Nesset responds to civil court suit

February 23, 2017

Former Allegheny professor Kirk Nesset has filed a motion to have a civil case against him dismissed, according to court documents. The motion, which included a letter from Nesset to the U.S. District...

Special Report: Sexual assault survivors share stories of college process

February 17, 2017

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on sexual assault at Allegheny College. The first installment was published last Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. The U.S. Department of Education’s...

Title IX Coordinator addresses student government

February 17, 2017

Allegheny College’s Title IX Coordinator Gilly Ford addressed Allegheny Student Government on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Ford presented the general assembly with a broad overview of policies and procedures surrounding...

Matt Nardozzi, ’19, celebrates finishing the mile and breaking the Allegheny record with a time of 16:03.82. Nardozzi also broke records in the 400 IM and the 1,000 free.

[Photo] Swimming and diving finish sixth in conference

February 16, 2017

Matt Nardozzi, ’19, celebrates finishing the mile and breaking the Allegheny record with a time of 16:03.82. Nardozzi also broke records in the 400 IM and the 1,000 free.

The Association of American Universities reports that 23.1 percent of female undergraduate students experience rape or sexual assault while in college. 5.4 percent of male undergraduate students also experience rape or sexual assault while in college. Nobody in this photo illustration is a subject in the story.

Special Report: Sexual assault survivors speak on Title IX experiences

February 10, 2017

Editor’s Note: This article is the first of a two-part series examining sexual assault on Allegheny’s campus. The second installment will be published next Friday, Feb. 17. Allegheny College is currently...

Hall and Awadi discuss Student Conduct Report

February 9, 2017

Director of Student Conduct and Development Joe Hall and Director of Public Safety Ali Awadi addressed Allegheny Student Government on Tuesday, Feb. 7, to present the Student Conduct Report for the 2015-16...

ASG appoints new diversity director

February 2, 2017

Allegheny Student Government appointed a new director of diversity and inclusion at its general meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Yemi Olaiya, ’17,  was approved by an almost unanimous vote of the senate...

Brace yourselves: Winterfest is coming

January 26, 2017

Allegheny College will welcome back its annual Winterfest festival on Saturday, Jan. 28. The event will feature ice carving, hot chocolate, music, food and other winter activities, according to Allegheny...

ASG calls for bimonthly student pay

January 26, 2017

Allegheny Student Government President Tess Bracken, ’17, reported to the general assembly on Tuesday, Jan. 24, that she has begun discussions with administrators about having student paychecks cut on...

Protesters hold signs as they march on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 21, 2017, as part of the Women’s March on Washington.

Allegheny participates in worldwide women’s march

January 26, 2017

Faculty, students join protesters in nation’s capital WASHINGTON—Allegheny College students, faculty and staff joined thousands of people from across the United States for the Women’s March on Washington...

Carolyn Brown, ’17, competed in the women’s 200 backstroke during her last home meet as a Gator. Brown placed fifth with a time of 2:23.43.

[Photo] Swimming & diving teams recognize seniors

January 26, 2017

Carolyn Brown, ’17, competed in the women’s 200 backstroke during her last home meet as a Gator. Brown placed fifth with a time of 2:23.43.

Darnell Epps, associate director of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Social Justice Center and Director justin adkins address Allegheny Student Government on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.

[Photo] IDEAS Center directors address student government

December 2, 2016

Darnell Epps, associate director of the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Social Justice Center and Director justin adkins address Allegheny Student Government on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.

Jacquie Kondrot requests student assistance on wellness initiatives

December 8, 2016

Allegheny Student Government voted to approve a new proxy representative for the Class of 2019 at its general assembly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Noah Dawgiello, ’19, was nominated by the Class of...

Campus activists plan for future

December 8, 2016

Approximately 20 students gathered in Quigley Hall Auditorium on Tuesday, Dec. 6, to voice ideas for prospective action that could be taken against what they believe is hate-inspired rhetoric of Donald...

Student arrested for alleged role in armed robbery

December 2, 2016

Tyvonn Green, ’19, was arrested in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, Nov. 20, and charged with being party to an armed robbery of Gary’s Variety on Buffalo Road. The robbery took place earlier the same...

Elijah Prince, ’18, speaks to assembled demonstrators gathered in Brooks Circle to stand with and support groups affected by the election of Donald Trump on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016.

Allegheny community stands with minority groups

November 17, 2016

More than 100 students, faculty and staff gathered in Brooks Circle on Monday, Nov. 14, to show support for groups they felt had been negatively affected by the recent presidential election. The demonstrators...

Erie residents John Morton, Georgana Ely and Tim Reim protest the election of Donald Trump near Bicentennial Tower in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.

Erie residents protest Trump

November 17, 2016

A group of more than 40 protesters gathered at Bicentennial Tower in Erie, Pennsylvania on Nov. 13, 2016, to march against the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States. Protesters...

Office of Admissions updates ASG on Class of 2021 projections

November 17, 2016

Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions Cornell LeSane addressed Allegheny Student Government’s general assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 15, to report on the facts and figures of the Class of 2020. LeSane...

Erie residents John Morton, Georgana Ely and Tim Reim protest the election of Donald Trump near Bicentennial Tower in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.

[Photo] Under the Same Moon presents on community development

November 17, 2016

Erie residents John Morton, Georgana Ely and Tim Reim protest the election of Donald Trump near Bicentennial Tower in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.

ASG discusses sustainability

November 10, 2016

Allegheny Student Government Senator Walter Stover, ’17, announced the results of the 2016 October Energy Challenge at ASG’s general assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 8. According to Stover, the challenge...

College restricts student storage space

November 10, 2016

The Office of Residence Life announced in an email at the end of the spring 2016  semester that it would be eliminating on-campus student storage, according to Gretchen Kerr, associate director of residence...

College limits funding to 2020 sustainability goal

November 3, 2016

Allegheny College, in 2007, became a charter signatory to a document committing itself to achieving environmental sustainability by 2020. According to Director of Sustainability Kelly Boulton, the college...

Housing committee seeks to address unauthorized pets

November 3, 2016

Class of 2017 Senator Amy Currul reported on recent developments in Allegheny Student Government’s ad hoc committee on housing at the ASG general assembly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The committee,...

Public Safety terminates all student positions

October 27, 2016

Student workers in the Office of Public Safety were alerted via email on Oct. 19, 2016, that their positions as student switchboard operators would be eliminated, effective Wednesday, Oct. 26. The email...

College reports low return on endowment investments

October 27, 2016

Allegheny Student Government’s Chief of Staff Hayden Moyer, ’17, announced during his report on Tuesday, Oct. 25, that the college this year saw a negative one percent return on its invested endowment....

Ali Awadi addresses student government

October 21, 2016

Director of Public Safety Ali Awadi addressed Allegheny Student Government at its meeting in the campus center lobby on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Awadi, who began as the director of public safety—formerly the...

Nadja Knox, ’17, sits in a 7 foot by 9 foot box in the campus center lobby on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, as part of a 24-hour demonstration organized by the Student Alliance for Prison Reform to raise awareness about solitary confinement.

[Photo] SAPR advocates for solitary confinement reform

October 21, 2016

Nadja Knox, ’17, sits in a 7 foot by 9 foot box in the campus center lobby on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, as part of a 24-hour demonstration organized by the Student Alliance for Prison Reform to raise...

The GOP’s candidate cannot be trusted with nuclear launch codes

October 17, 2016

Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican Nominee Donald Trump, met on Sunday, Oct. 9, in the second of three presidential debates. The debate came in the wake of a breaking news...

ASG considers Winterfest event revival in 2017

October 13, 2016

At Allegheny Student Government’s last meeting before fall break on Oct. 4, 2016, it held a five-minute moderated discussion about the possibility of bringing Winterfest back to Allegheny, sometime in...

ASG appoints new director of diversity and inclusion

September 29, 2016

Allegheny Student Government voted at its weekly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 27, to approve Miranda Wilkins, ’20, as the new director of diversity and inclusion. Wilkins said she is excited to begin work...

Student government redesigns website

September 29, 2016

The Allegheny Student Government website received extensive renovations during the summer break, and is now fully functional, according to ASG Director of Communications and Press Mark Myers, ’19. Myers,...

Eileen Petula, executive vice president, addresses Allegheny Student Government at its weekly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016.

New executive vice president addresses student government

September 22, 2016

Eileen Petula, the new executive vice president of the college, attended Allegheny Student Government’s weekly meeting to introduce herself on Tuesday, Sept. 20. After a brief synopsis of her professional...

Residence life expands wellness housing options

September 22, 2016

The Office of Residence Life added a new special interest housing option on campus for the 2016-17 academic year in the form of a Wellness Community in Walker Hall. Wellness Communities, according Jen...

ASG makes plans for new motion-activated lights

September 15, 2016

Allegheny Student Government’s Director of Sustainability Levi Lundell, ’17, announced at ASG’s weekly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, that his committee would be working to install motion-sensitive...

Director of Finance Luke McBride,  ’18, delivers his report to the assembled senate and cabinet at Allegheny Student Governments first full meeting of the semester on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016.

First-years prepare to campaign for student government positions

September 8, 2016

Allegheny Student Government held its first full meeting of the year on Tuesday, Sept. 6. At the meeting, previously elected senators were sworn in and approximately 10 first-year students, hoping to be...

Office of Public Safety hires new director

September 1, 2016

The Office of Public Safety, formerly the Office of Safety and Security, hired a new director over the summer break. Ali Awadi, director of Public Safety, began on July 25, 2016. The office has been without...

ASG senators prepare student life initiatives

September 1, 2016

Allegheny Student Government is beginning another academic year and is ready to work, according to President Tess Bracken, ’17. Bracken said this year she, along with Vice President Sofia Kaufman, ’17,...

Five actors from Speak About It give a presentation, including monologues inspired by real stories from survivors of sexual assault, to the class of 2020 about consent on Monday, Aug. 29, 2016.

Incoming class taught a simple lesson on consent

September 1, 2016

Editor’s note: justin adkins spells his name entirely in lowercase, and we have preserved this spelling. Shafer Auditorium was almost entirely silent as five actors told the real life stories of sexual...

Bob Suddarth, Marvin Alvarado and Gregory Bores, of At A Boy Moving Labor Services, work to move professors offices out of the 585 House on North Main Street on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The house is scheduled to house 29 first-year women.

Former SAE House becomes first-year housing

August 25, 2016

The former home of the Allegheny chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, located at 585 North Main St., will now house 30 first-year women. The Office of Residence Life decided to convert the house into a residential...

ASG resolution calls for new residence life committee

April 28, 2016

Allegheny Student Government passed Resolution 16-07 at their weekly meeting on Tuesday, April 26. The resolution called on the Office of Residence Life to create a new committee that would include student...

Faculty council to vote on future of Gator Day

April 28, 2016

The Allegheny College faculty will vote on a proposal to eliminate the spring semester observance of Gator Day for the upcoming academic year on May 13, 2016. In its place, the proposal suggests the final...

Title IX Coordinator Gilly Ford and Dean of Students Kimberly Ferguson sat on a panel on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, that discussed sexual assault on college campuses following the screening of “The Hunting Ground.”

College screens controversial documentary

April 21, 2016

The Center for Political Participation, Allegheny Student Government and the Title IX office hosted a screening of the documentary “The Hunting Ground” on Tuesday, April 19 in conjunction with Sexual...

Beer cans litter the side of Park Avenue on Thursday, April 14, 2016, following Springfest activities the weekend prior.

Student charged with assault over Springfest weekend

April 14, 2016

Meadville City Police responded on April 9, 2016 to an altercation near 306 Prospect St., which is owned by the college. According to Police Chief Eric Young, Eduardo Anaya, a student at Allegheny College,...

Administration prepares for staffing changes

April 7, 2016

James Mullen, president of Allegheny College, announced in an email on March 8, 2016, that Sue Stuebner, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the college, will be taking the job of president...

Administration responds to student maintenance and housing critiques

April 7, 2016

Allegheny Student Government met with members of the Allegheny College administration on March 15 and March 29 to address previously raised student concerns. Director of Residence Life Jen Foxman was present...

Ferguson addresses housing concerns

March 10, 2016

Allegheny Student Government continued to hear concerns from students regarding changes to housing policies for the 2016-17 academic year on Tuesday, March 8. Dean of Students Kimberly Ferguson attended...

Nesset speaks on his condition and crime

March 10, 2016

It was almost 8 a.m. and there were already visitors waiting to be led into the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown, Ohio. Those who had visited the prison before filed through the metal detectors...

ASG addresses student residence policies

March 3, 2016

Members of Allegheny Student Government discussed their concerns regarding the Office of Residence Life’s recent changes to the 2016-17 housing policies at its weekly meeting on Tuesday, March 2. Among...

The three tickets for Allegheny Student Government presidential and vice presidential elections debate in the campus center lobby on Feb. 22, 2016. The candidates were orginally Amy Currul, ’17 and David Odusanya, ’18, Aubri Caslin, ’17, and Andrew Hopf, ’17, and Tess Bracken, ’17, and Sofia Kaufman, ’17. Hopf and Caslin have since been removed from the ballot.

ASG candidates square off in campaign debate

February 25, 2016

The six 2016-17 candidates for Allegheny Student Government president and vice president met to debate in the campus center lobby on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Among the issues discussed were the future of...

Hopf and Caslin ticket removed from ballot

February 25, 2016

Following an investigation by the Allegheny Student Government secretary of student voting, the attorney general and the Judicial Review Board, presidential and vice presidential candidates Andrew Hopf,...

ASG vice president pushes for apology

February 18, 2016

Allegheny Student Government Vice President Tess Bracken, ’17, voiced concerns regarding an inaccurate and controversial drug display which appeared in the campus center lobby, at ASG’s meeting on...

Kirk Nessets attorney, Meagan Temple, speaks with the news outside of the Federal District Court building following the sentencing of the former Allegheny College professor on Feb. 8, 2016

Former professor sentenced to 76 months on child pornography charges

February 8, 2016

Former Allegheny Professor of English Kirk Nesset, 58, was sentenced to six years and four months in federal prison on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016 in the United States District Court in Erie. Nesset was...

ASG approves long-debated student conduct policy

February 4, 2016

Allegheny Student Government voted to approve the new student conduct policy on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, which was submitted by the Campus Life and Community Standards Committee. The policy originally came...

PennDOT denies Allegheny’s request to lower speed limit

January 28, 2016

A request from Allegheny College to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to lower the speed limit on North Main Street was denied, Allegheny Student Government Vice President Tess Bracken, ’17,...

ASG votes down conduct policy

December 3, 2015

Allegheny Student Government voted down an amended version of the student code of conduct on Dec. 1, 2015 citing the codes lack of enforcement of the statement of community and ambiguities in disciplinary...

Alec Bovee, a student at Penn State Behrend, participates in a student-led protest in the campus center lobby on Nov. 21, 2015.

Protesters demonstrate at admissions event

December 3, 2015

Nearly 20 Allegheny student protesters took up positions in the campus center lobby on Saturday, Nov. 21 to protest what they defined as the college’s failure to secure a safe environment for all students....

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