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Assault charges against former student withdrawn in May, lawsuit against school and additional parties filed

Hannah Schaffer and Matthew Steinberg

September 6, 2019

On the night of April 7 at Julian’s Bar and Grill, an Allegheny alumnus, ’17, was assaulted and later sent to UPMC Hamot in Erie for immediate surgery. On April 11, a former Allegheny student was arrested by Meadville City Pol...

Baskan, college resolve discrimination lawsuit

Alex Weidenhof, Copy/Enterprise Editor

January 25, 2018

Altay Baskan, '20, and Allegheny College reached an agreement Thursday, Jan. 25, to resolve a lawsuit he filed against the college and Assistant Dean of Students Joe Hall. Hall was dismissed as a defendant on Dec. 22, 2017. Th...

Federal Title IX investigation ends after lawsuit

Alex Weidenhof, Copy/Enterprise Editor

January 25, 2018

A Department of Education investigation into Allegheny College’s handling of Title IX cases, which was opened June 3, 2015, has been closed upon request of the student who filed it. One investigation remains open. The Depar...

Government sends request to garnish Nesset’s accounts

Alex Weidenhof, Copy/Enterprise Editor

January 25, 2018

The federal government has sent the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania a request to garnish Kirk Nesset’s retirement accounts to pay his restitution due to victims as a result of his 2016 guilty ple...

Lawsuit against Allegheny College to enter mediation

Alex Weidenhof, News Editor

August 31, 2017

A lawsuit filed against Allegheny College in United States District Court — the second in 2017 — will proceed in front of a federal magistrate judge. The college is accused of and denies charges of racial discrimination. ...

College denies wrongdoing in sexual discrimination lawsuit

Chris Brindle, Junior News Editor

April 6, 2017

Allegheny College has denied most allegations brought forth in a civil lawsuit filed against it by a student who was expelled for sexual misconduct in the spring of 2015. The former student claims Allegheny violated Title IX by disc...

Nesset responds to civil court suit

Joseph Tingley and Alex Weidenhof

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 Court for the Western Di...

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