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W&J Honors 2020-2021 Rule, Hughes, Murphy Recipients

September 15, 2021
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Five Washington & Jefferson College students were honored Sept. 14 as recipients of the Rule, Hughes, Murphy Award.

Morgan Brozena ’16 named head coach of the Kenyon field hockey program

August 5, 2021
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Jill McCartney, Kenyon’s Director of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation, announced today the hiring of Morgan Brozena as the head coach of the Ladies field hockey program. Brozena is the 13th head coach in the Ladies’ 49-year history and she succeeds Jacque Demarco, who departed after nine seasons and a combined 111-47 record.

Juniors Rosa Messersmith, Star Rosnick, and Clara Sherwood earn IWLCA academic honors

July 28, 2021
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Three Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) programs, along with 11 student-athletes representing four league schools, were recognized by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Tuesday afternoon for their work in the classroom.

Victoria Montgomery ’12 releases first album

June 25, 2021
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Victoria Montgomery played the clarinet in McGuffey’s High School band. Now, more than a decade later, her music career has evolved, and the Washington County native just released her first album.

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.

Tasha Mwanakalando ’20 forges path toward career in human rights sector

March 16, 2021
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Photo taken by Madison Vaughan ’19 of Vaughan Photography.  WASHINGTON, PA (March 16, 2021)—Tasha Mwanakalando ’20 is used to carving her own path. When the first-generation college student suddenly was faced with online classes during her last semester at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) and entering the workforce amidst a global pandemic, she adapted, just …  

Applying for Prestigious Awards: W&J professional development classes prepare students for next steps

January 21, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (Jan. 21, 2020)—JayTerm is a time for exploring new opportunities, and for some students in 2021, that includes preparing to apply for prestigious international awards. “The Curriculum and Programming Committee (CPC) generally approves any course that’s proposed so long as the content, class time, and learning outcomes are appropriate for a 2-credit experience,” …  

W&J students earn voter turnout grant, selected as Campus Vote Democracy Fellows

November 5, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Nov. 5, 2020)—The 2020 presidential election is just one of the stories that’s dominated the news cycle this year and W&J students have been paying attention to its importance. But it’s not a candidate they’re focused on; it’s the importance of voting itself – and they decided to do something about it. Members …  

COVID-19 Pandemic, Social Tension Inspires W&J Student to Make A Difference

October 29, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 29, 2020)— When the global pandemic hit, and with immigration and the struggles those seeking asylum experience weighing heavy on her mind, Clara Sherwood ’22 found herself feeling restless with the tension. The globally minded Washington & Jefferson College junior wanted to find a way that she could contribute to easing those …