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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 students active in climate change battle

April 22, 2021
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For 22-year-old Erin Herock, fighting climate change isn’t an option. “Climate change is one of, if not the biggest issue, that my generation faces,” said Herock, a senior environmental science and public policy major at Washington & Jefferson College. “It’s pretty anxiety-inducing at times. We don’t know how things are…

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.

W&J students explore the art of maple tapping on campus

March 24, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (March 24, 2021) — When you think about maple syrup, a college campus probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But students in Associate Professor of Biology Jason Kilgore’s Forest Ecology course see their campus landscape as an outdoor classroom, and, if maple trees are there, maple syrup can be made. …  

Mineral supplies a key for renewables, expert says at W&J energy webinar

March 11, 2021
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Solar, wind and batteries for electric vehicles and storage are generally considered to be the major sources of renewable energy, but don’t forget minerals.

Preparing For A Research Internship in the Sciences: W&J professional development classes prepare students for next steps

January 21, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (Jan. 21, 2020)—At W&J, academic excellence isn’t the only thing you’ll find in the classroom. Many instructors take advantage of the College’s unique JayTerm—a condensed learning period between semesters designed for students to complete intensive experiential learning opportunities—to offer courses that provide professional readiness and an education in life skills. “JayTerm is a …  

Jake Meyers ’15 on Environmental Story Telling and Climate Change

January 21, 2021
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Researcher Jake Meyers discusses the importance of narratives in addressing the local impacts of climate change. From rural-urban migration in Kenya to floating villages of Cambodia, Jake has seen first hand how a well-constructed narrative can change environmental policy for the better.

Local NAACP swears in W&J Professor Bob East as board member

January 19, 2021
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Newly elected officers and executive board members of the Washington chapter of the NAACP were sworn in on Sunday evening, during the civil rights organization’s annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Corporate diligence topic of W&J energy webinar

January 5, 2021
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Corporate responsibility in the natural gas industry will be the theme of the next virtual webinar presented by Washington & Jefferson College’s Center for Energy Policy and Management.

W&J Professor Jason Kilgore appointed as WCCD Associate Director

December 16, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Dec. 16, 2020)— The Washington County Planning Commission recently appointed Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) Professor of Biology Jason Kilgore as an Associate Director for the Washington County Conservation District (WCCD). Kilgore will serve the new role in a volunteer capacity while continuing his tenure at W&J. Dr. Kilgore was recruited to this …