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Allegheny College

the Allegheny College is part of Crawford County, Pennsylvania , Meadville, Pennsylvania .

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Ruter Hall- Allegheny College- Meadville PA

Ruter Hall- Allegheny College- Meadville PA
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nrhp # 78002382- Allegheny was founded in April 1815 [4][5] by the Reverend Timothy Alden, a graduate of Harvard's School of Divinity. Since 1833, the college has been historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church, though it is currently non-sectarian. .The first class consisted of four male students. They began their studies on July 4, 1816, without any formal academic buildings. Within six years, Alden accumulated sufficient funds to begin building a campus. The first building erected, the library, was designed by Alden himself, and is a notable example of early American architecture. Bentley Hall is named in honor of Dr. William Bentley, who donated his private library to the College, a collection of considerable value and significance. In 1824, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Alden, expressing the hope that his University of Virginia could someday possess the richness of Allegheny's library.[6] Alden served as President until 1831, when financial and enrollment difficulties forced his resignation. Allegheny graduate Ida M. Tarbell was a crusading muckraking journalist who exposed abuses by Standard Oil.Allegheny began admitting females in 1870,[7] very early for a US college, though women were charged an extra $6 to cover the costs incurred by the 'complexity of their nervous systems.'[8] But the surcharge was soon dropped; and a woman was valedictorian of the Allegheny class of 1875.[7] One source suggests that Ida Tarbell, the pioneering journalist who exposed the predatory practices of Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company, was the first woman to attend Allegheny.[9] In 1905, Allegheny built Alden Hall as a new and improved preparatory school.[4] In 1928, president Dr. James Beebe caused controversy by suggesting Protestants use the rosary as an aid to prayer, and the story generated headlines.[10] Over the decades the college has grown in size and significance while still maintaining ties to the community. from Wikipedia

Brooks Hall

Brooks Hall
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Brooks is a women's residence hall complex that encompasses Hulings Hall and is attached to Walker Hall and Walker Annex - you can spend a good bit of time wandering through seemingly endless corridors of the Brooks/Walker building, if you aren't familiar with the layout! It also includes a dining hall. Hulings is now part of Brooks, but it was the first women's residence hall on Allegheny's campus, built in 1879. (Allegheny began admitting female students in 1870, originally charging them six dollars more than male students to cover the extra costs incurred by the complexity of their nervous systems.) One of the speakers at the Hulings dedication ceremony was Ida Tarbell, Allegheny class of 1880. Tarbell became editor of McClure's Magazine and one of the country's leading muckraking journalists. Her hard-hitting History of the Standard Oil Company (1904) created such an uproar with its exposure of the unfair business practices of John D. Rockefeller and his associates that it sparked a federal investigation. Brooks Hall is one of two dining options on campus: the other is McKinley's Food Court. Basic student survival foods are available at the two dining halls during all lunches and dinners -- staples like cereal, frozen yogurt, soup and salad. In addition, entrees usually include a pasta dish or a main dish like barbequed chicken or a special like a fajita bar. But what's a perennial top 10 favorite meal at Allegheny? Grilled cheese. Go figure. (Desserts get a big thumbs up as well.)

The "CEED" Program

The "CEED" Program
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Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, has a terrific program that helps involve students with community-related projects. Here CEED (Center for Environmental & Economic Development) director Amara Geffen (also the artist behind the Fence project seen in other photos) is going over a student project. For more on my visit to Meadville, PA, see my report College & Community: at: www.circletheusa.com/2009/04/college-community1.html Creative Commons: Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives. Please credit photo as follows: Wayne Senville, Planning Commissioners Journal, www.plannersweb.com

Rustic Bridge

Rustic Bridge
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The Rustic Bridge is beautiful all year round, but it gets the most attention from students during Orientation Week. A snippet of Allegheny folklore has it that a female student just isn't a real coed (now that's a quaint term!) until she has been kissed on the 13th plank of the Rustic Bridge. So it's an Allegheny tradition that groups of freshman students race to see who can be the first to steal the famous 13th plank. Maintenance keeps a supply on hand - the plank usually disappears within 24 hours of new student matriculation.

On the Allegheny College Campus

On the Allegheny College Campus
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For more on my visit to Meadville, PA, see my report College & Community: at: www.circletheusa.com/2009/04/college-community1.html Creative Commons: Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives. Please credit photo as follows: Wayne Senville, Planning Commissioners Journal, www.plannersweb.com

Stained Glass of Ford Chapel

Stained Glass of Ford Chapel
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As you might expect, religious services are held here, but it's also a popular site for lectures and concerts. The Single Voice Reading Series, which brings novelists and poets to campus, holds readings here, and the Chapel is the preferred performance site for the Alexander String Quartet when they come to Allegheny for their annual residency.

Welcome to Allegheny!

Welcome to Allegheny!
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This entry sign marks the southernmost part of the campus. It's a relatively new landmark at Allegheny, a gift from Ann and Larry Degenhart (Ann is an Allegheny alumna from the Class of 1971). It's the first sight of campus most people have as they drive up North Main Street.

Allegheny College

Allegheny College
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Pi Chapter's house at 454 North Main St, Meadville, PA. Built in 1913. Later expanded by an addition to the front although preserving the appearance of the original facade. Remodeled in 2008 to house Allegheny College's admissions office.

Photo Shoot

Photo Shoot
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photo shoot at my desk for my greeting cards. those two prints in the background I bought from etsy. :)

Snow & Sky

Snow & Sky
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I like how the blue and white house across the street matched the sky and snow.

Photo of a Photo I Took

Photo of a Photo I Took
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I put one of the prints of a photo I took on my wall. It's of fake flowers.

Finished Books

Finished Books
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My moleskin journal is on top. It's open because I was letting a page dry.

Meadville sunset

Meadville sunset
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Taken from my dorm room window... reminds me of seashells for some reason

Flowers outside Schultz Hall

Flowers outside Schultz Hall
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A planter outside Schultz Hall on the campus of Allegheny College.

Small Studio Space

Small Studio Space
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a new card I made, some film strips and random stuff on my drawer

Afua Osei

Afua Osei
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Former CPP student fellow Afua Serwaah Osei addresses the crowd.

On the hill

On the hill
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Students and community members watch President Clinton

Sam Rigotti

Sam Rigotti
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Allegheny sophomore Sam Rigotti addresses the crowd.

Brooks from afar

Brooks from afar
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Brooks Walk as seen from across North Main street

Tulips

Tulips
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Weird Easter tulips against my dorm room window



Nearest places of interest:

Meadville, Pennsylvania
Meadville Medical Center
Greendale Cemetery
MASH Track & Field Complex
  Crawford County Fairgrounds
Woodcock Creek Park
Alden Hall
Interstate 79 Exit 166

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