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Three Class of 2021 Seniors Complete Honors Projects

May 3, 2021
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Three Washington & Jefferson College students were awarded academic honors this year following the completion of their honors projects.

Alumni Connections Help W&J Senior Start Her Medical Career

May 3, 2021
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After graduating from W&J, Julia Schaffer is continuing her research at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences while she applies to medical schools.

“Stay Open-Minded”: Senior shares how his W&J journey landed him in a top neuroscience program

April 30, 2021
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When Jerrik Rydbom ’21 spoke to prospective students at W&J Take Action Day in April, he shared an important piece of advice: stay open minded, because you never know where your college experience could take you.

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 senior presents work at NASA conference

March 3, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (March 3, 2021)—Washington & Jefferson College neuroscience and Spanish major Julia Schaffer ’21 recently presented research at the 2021 NASA Human Research Program Investigator’s Workshop—and she did it from the comfort of W&J’s campus. Prior to the virtual conference, Julia connected with the Office of Residence Life to set up a safe space …  

W&J senior works with prominent pain medicine specialist on spinal research 

February 24, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 24, 2021)—You could say Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is in Jared Heller’s DNA.   The senior neuroscience major is the son of two W&J alumni, and the brother of 2018 grad Ethan. The W&J experience has been a part of Jared’s life from the very beginning, but it’s the relationships he’s formed here with faculty and through W&J’s unique …  

Neuroscience

September 30, 2019
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Focus your research interests in a variety of levels of nervous system functioning, from the activity of a single neuron to the complexity of behavioral systems. Complete coursework in biology, chemistry, philosophy, physics, and psychology in this Major and Minor.