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Professor Robert Litchfield examines digital nomads and the pandemic

June 3, 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…

10 Things You Didn’t Know about David Steinberg ’91

June 1, 2021
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David Steinberg is the CEO of Zeta. He helps companies with retail consulting and strategizing. David has been working for over 20 years to help companies sell more products with his ideas. Here is everything you need to know about the CEO.

Dr. Robert Litchfield on international digital nomads

May 6, 2021
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Robert Litchfield, co-author of the book Digital Nomads, agrees that the phenomenon of digital nomads “is only going to increase”. “I don’t think anyone has said, ‘I’m done with nomadism [because of the pandemic] and I’m going back to the office cubicle,'” says Dr Litchfield, who is an associate professor at…

Eduardo Carrera Morales ’99 receives Thomas G. Garth Character and Courage Award

May 5, 2021
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Eduardo Carrera Morales, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico (BGCPR) received the Thomas G. Garth Character and Courage Award, the most important recognition given to a professional from Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), the organization to which BGCPR is affiliated.

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 of Accounting Dana Allen, C.P.A., M.S.T. has led a course for students to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program with Washington non-profit …  

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.