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W&J Student Earns Engineering Scholarship for Dual Degree Pursuit at Washington University

June 10, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (June 10, 2021)—Brannon Boyd ’21 didn’t know his path at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) would culminate in his earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree, nor did he imagine that being a part of the program would earn him a scholarship toward his latter degree. When the physics major and math minor …  

W&J senior accepted to seven top biostatistics programs across nation

April 28, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (April 28, 2021)—Elisa Yazdani ’21 didn’t expect to be in this situation when she began her Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) experience. Elisa entered the College intending to become a physician but influenced by her chemistry and psychology double major and mathematics minor, she found a new passion for biostatistics. With multiple research …  

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.

W&J seniors published in mathematics scientific journal

February 9, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 9, 2021)—Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) Seniors Alexas Iams and Hannah Johnston have been published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal “Australasian Journal of Combinatorics”. The paper, “Searching for quicksand ideals in partially ordered sets,” began as a project in their MTH320 “Junior MathTalks” class with Assistant Professor of Mathematics Robert Muth, Ph.D. …  

Daniel Florentino ’21 named W&J wrestling co-captain

February 1, 2021
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Daniel Florentino of McMurray has been named co-captain of the Washington & Jefferson College wrestling team. Florentino will serve as captain this season along with Alex Donahue and Manny Dovshek.

Amy Mercante ’91 named global business director for Teslin Substrate Products, PPG

January 6, 2021
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L&NW recently had the chance to speak to Amy Mercante, who has spent nearly 30 years with the company and has been named the global business director, Teslin Substrate Products. She provides insight on the company’s latest offerings for the label and packaging space, as well as her role within the organization.

Professor Ryan Higginbottom Discusses Waiting and Anticipation

August 25, 2020
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The life of a Christian is one of anticipation. We do not ignore the past or the present, but we look to the future with eagerness and hope, writes W&J Professor Ryan Higginbottom.

W&J Junior Earns NASA Internship  

April 2, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (April 2, 2020)—Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) junior Alexas Iams is following her dreams to infinity and beyond—all the way to NASA’s Langley Research Center.   The math major and CIS minor will spend the summer interning on a project related to the on-orbit operation of the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III (SAGE III) International Space Station mission. Alexas will be producing …  

Math students and faculty present at National Joint Mathematics Meeting

February 4, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 4, 2020)—From January 14-18, seven Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) students and six math department faculty attended the National Join Mathematics Meeting (JMM) in Denver, Colo., with three faculty and four students presenting their work. The American Mathematical Society (AMS) and Mathematical Association of America (MAA) join together each year to present …