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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 …  

W&J Public Policy Movie Night

March 15, 2021
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Interested in public policy, civil rights, and good movies? Join PPL’s virtual movie night this spring! We’ll watch the acclaimed new documentary Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution! Crip Camp had its world premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Audience Award. Rolling Stone calls it “indispensable” while the Hollywood Reporter says it is “truly nonpartisan, humane, …  

Professor Buba Misawa to discuss US military involvement in Africa

February 3, 2021
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Washington and Jefferson College political science professor Buba Misawa will give a presentation titled “The Expanding US Military Presence in Africa Today: The African High Command and US Security in West Africa.”

Senior Kellie Lesniak on Fighting Blight and Maintaining Community Identity

January 30, 2021
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Senior Kellie Lesniak provides insight on Fighting Blight and Maintaining Community Identity

Kenny Roberts ’14 named chair of the Berkeley County Democratic Executive Committee

January 15, 2021
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A former national advance lead staffer for former first lady Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign has been appointed chairman of the Berkeley County Democratic Executive Committee and said he is ready to use his experience to give back to the Mountain State.

Lindsey Coffey ’14 named Miss Earth 2020

November 29, 2020
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Lindsey Coffey is an American model, beauty queen and activist. She is the first ever Miss Earth from the United States.

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 …  

Nick Bartel ’22 and Prof. Joe DiSarro discuss voting and election season

October 31, 2020
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Erin Provance ’01 recognized as Yale Educator of the Year

October 16, 2020
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Erin Provance, a history teacher from Pittsburgh Allderdice High School, was honored as a Yale Educator of the Year.

W&J student creates personal podcast to challenge racial inequity

July 15, 2020
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WASHINGTON (July 15, 2020)—Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. That’s the theme at the heart of Jasmine Dey’s podcast “Cue the Conversation,” a broadcast that so far has examined institutional accountability, Juneteenth, and the Black Lives Matter movement. In each episode, Jasmine lays out the facts through historical research and evidence-based reports while thoughtfully imparting their …