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John Jamison ’71 and Sukey Jamison ’71 Farm to close, ending 35-year run of supplying lamb to top restaurants

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | January 18, 2021
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John and Sukey Jamison are bidding farewell to the business they’ve enjoyed for 35 years at their farm in Unity.

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MLK Day Message: Pursuing Truth, Rejecting Violence

By ejones@washjeff.edu | January 18, 2021
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A message from Dr. Knapp on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | 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.

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W&J professor shares insights into the remote workplace in new book

By virwin@washjeff.edu | January 15, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (Jan. 15, 2020)—One of the side effects of a global pandemic has given many of us a taste of remote work, but what does it truly mean to be a remote employee, and how does such a lifestyle impact an organization and its workers? That’s the question W&J Associate Professor of Business and…

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Chuck Stoops ’84 named non-executive independent director of Chia Network, Inc.

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | January 14, 2021
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Chia Network, Inc. (“Chia” or the “Company”), a state-of-the-art global open-source decentralized blockchain and smart transaction platform, today announced the appointment of Chuck Stoops to its board as a non-executive independent director.

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Professor Robert Litchfield busts the myths about extreme remote workers

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | January 13, 2021
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When the COVID-19 pandemic lightens and borders reopen, more people who have tasted remote work may ask themselves how far they might take it.

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Pat Benic ’70 was a photojournalist at the Capitol last Wednesday

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | January 12, 2021
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After snapping photos in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives last Wednesday, Pat Benic retired to the press room in the Capitol building, where he and his colleagues were engaged in routine tasks or pondering their lunch options.

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Washington Area Business Incubator recipient of EQT Foundation Grant

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | January 12, 2021
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The EQT Foundation (Foundation) today announced their 2020 giving total of more than $3.5 million to various programs and organizations throughout the footprint of southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia, and eastern Ohio.

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W&J Professors Facilitate 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | January 11, 2021
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Jason Hazlewood ’01 is Reed Smith’s new Pittsburgh office managing partner

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | January 11, 2021
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Jason Hazlewood succeeds Ron Francis as managing partner of Reed Smith’s downtown Pittsburgh office.

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Universities prepare to start spring semesters

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | January 11, 2021
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While local higher learning institutions have planned later starts and fewer days off during the spring semester, all plan to bring students back to campus.

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John Unice ’65 overcame hurdles on and off court

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | January 10, 2021
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John Unice, an enthusiastic, “get-after” it type of basketball player at Uniontown High School and Washington & Jefferson College and then later successful coach at Washington and McKeesport high schools and W&J, had amyloidosis – a rare and serious protein disorder with a bleak survival rate.

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Higher ed leaders condemn riot at U.S. Capitol

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | January 7, 2021
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College and university leaders across the country responded to the violent chaos at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday using unusually strong terms for higher education leaders.

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

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | 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.

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Corporate diligence topic of W&J energy webinar

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | 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.

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John Snook ’00 named NABH Director of Government Relations & Strategic Initiatives

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | January 4, 2021
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John Snook will join the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare (NABH) as director of government relations and strategic initiatives, effective Jan. 18.

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2019 Annual Security Report Now Available

By ejones@washjeff.edu | December 31, 2020
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The Washington & Jefferson College Annual Security Report is now available in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

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Professor Max Miller on entrepreneurial studies at W&J

By akotarski@washjeff.edu | December 18, 2020
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Entrepreneurial studies are being taught enthusiastically and aggressively in the three institutions of higher learning in Greene and Washington counties.

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W&J Professor Jason Kilgore appointed as WCCD Associate Director

By virwin@washjeff.edu | 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…

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Webinar: “Why it’s Important: Corporate Responsibility in the Natural Gas Industry”

By virwin@washjeff.edu | December 15, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Dec. 15, 2020) – Executives from two local natural gas producers will talk about their corporate responsibility and sustainability goals and why that matters – for the community, the environment, their employees and their bottom line – in the Center for Energy Policy and Management’s latest webinar. At 11 a.m. Jan. 13, Carrie…

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