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Social Ethics Leader, NPR Contributor Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., to Give Keynote at W&J College Commencement Ceremony

April 28, 2021
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Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., President-Emeritus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., will be the keynote speaker at Washington & Jefferson College’s 222nd Commencement Ceremony.

W&J to Induct Class of 2021 Members into The Phi Beta Kappa Society

April 20, 2021
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W&J will induct 24 members of the Class of 2021 into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and best-known honor society.

Don Spagnolo ’99 expands Belle Vernon collectibles business

April 17, 2021
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eople will collect just about anything. Just ask Don Spagnolo, owner of an an online collectibles marketplace based in Belle Vernon. Last year, he bought fixtures from a bar that was going out of business, and the beer tap handles turned into a surprisingly hot seller.

Professor Robert Litchfield examines what inspired digital nomads to flee big cities

April 12, 2021
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If one thing is clear about remote work, it’s this: Many people prefer it and don’t want their bosses to take it away. When the pandemic forced office employees into lockdown and cut them off from spending in-person time with their colleagues, they almost immediately realized that they favor remote work over…

W&J Students Offer Tax Help to Community Through Volunteer Program

April 7, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (April 7, 2021)—As Tax Day approaches, Washington & Jefferson College students are here to help Washington, Pa., community members file for free. For the past two years, Instructor […]

Alex Patterson ’11 named a newsmaker for March 28

March 28, 2021
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Alex J. Patterson, CPA, has joined the team at Financial Planning Advisors as a financial planner. In his new position, he is responsible for assisting the firm’s financial services practices which include retirement, investment, estate and insurance planning.

Bank of America Names John Ciccolella ’89 President of Pittsburgh

March 12, 2021
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Bank of America has named John Ciccolella President of Bank of America Pittsburgh. Ciccolella succeeds Brian Ludwick, who recently took on a new role as the Merrill Market Executive in Houston.

Michael Pratt ’81 named Black Leaders Worth Watching Award 2021 winner

February 10, 2021
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Michael Pratt ’81, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, named as a Black Leaders Worth Watching Award 2021 winner

Adam Hoffer ’08 joins Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty

January 22, 2021
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The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) announced the addition of two new attorneys, Daniel Lennington and Katherine Spitz, formerly of the Wisconsin Department of Justice, and two Bradley Freedom Fellows, Adam Hoffer, PhD, and Shannon Whitworth, to bolster WILL’s policy team. WILL’s new Bradley Freedom Fellows program is sponsored by a grant…

Economics Professors Rob & Leslie Dunn to compile Motorsports Council of Pennsylvania data

January 20, 2021
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The Motorsports Council of Pennsylvania (MCP) is sending out economic impact surveys to Pennsylvania race tracks, teams and racing related entities. The data collected from the surveys will be compiled by Washington & Jefferson College professors Rob & Leslie Dunn, who along with the MCP, will produce a study on the range and economic impact of the…