Students look at the exhibit "Ever Veteran Has A Story" based on student interviews with Vietnam Veterans in Clark Family Library.

W&J history class creates exhibit based on veteran interviews

WASHINGTON, PA (Dec. 12, 2019)—History students at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) found great teachers outside the classroom in local Vietnam War veterans, whose stories are now part of an exhibit at the Clark Family Library. This semester, the students in Assistant Professor of History David Kieran’s HIS 337 Course, “The US War in Vietnam,” […]

Marcy Salvidar poses in Portugal where she went to study attitudes around disability for her Magellan Project.

Marcy Saldivar travels to Portugal to study culture around disability

WASHINGTON, PA (Dec. 10, 2019) — The first thing you’ll learn when you meet Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) junior Marcy Saldivar ’21 is that helping others is her biggest passion. Since a young age, Marcy dreamed of going to college for scientific research that could help her impact communities on a large scale. She […]

Sarah Edwards on a beach in Australia where she completed her Magellan Project.

Sarah Edwards uses Magellan Project to save Australian wildlife

WASHINGTON, PA (Dec. 10, 201) —Washington & Jefferson (W&J) College senior Sarah Edwards ’20 is saving the environment one turtle at a time, thanks to support from W&J’s Magellan Project. The communication arts major’s summer research primarily focused on sea turtles at the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre (CTRC), a non-profit organization in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. […]

Caitlyn Brenner and Lena DiFulvio at a market in Kenya where they completed their Magellan projects.

Caitlyn Brenner and Lena DiFulvio take on Magellan Projects as a pair

WASHINGTON, PA (Dec. 9, 2019) —Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) students Caitlyn Brenner and Lena DiFulvio learned that independence doesn’t have to mean you’re on your own. The pair planned their Magellan Project trips to Africa this past summer as a joint venture. During their three-week project, Caitlyn and Lena both volunteered and observed everyday […]

Megan Barrett in Ireland as part of her Magellan project

Megan Barrett studies criminal justice systems in Ireland and America through Magellan Project

WASHINGTON, PA (Dec. 9, 2019) — Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) senior Megan Barrett ’20 combined her interests in mental health and criminal justice for a truly memorable Magellan Project. Megan spent four weeks in Ireland completing her project “The Criminal Justice System in Ireland v. America.” With a court system organized similarly to that […]

Winter Tales Call for Submissions

Winter Tales is W&J’s annual 10-minute-play festival, which premieres eight to ten new plays every February.  All students, faculty, alumni, and staff are invited to submit up to two 10-minute plays, which may be written on any subject.  Please limit the play to nine (9) pages and the number of characters to four (4) or […]

Students in Spanish 457.01 pose together in their classroom in Burnett 102.

W&J Spanish class pens detective novel

WASHINGTON, PA (Dec. 4, 2019)—In the case of who wrote an entire novel in their second language over the course of a semester, the culprits are eight Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) students. Ryan DeMayo, Gabriella Faddool, Alessandro Martin, Seaghan McBride, Maitri Patel, Laurel Sipe, Taylor Smydo, and Adrian Vera spent Fall 2019 studying the […]

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W&J students share history of the world in Western Civilization! The Complete Musical

WASHINGTON, PA (Nov. 20, 2019) — Can a 90-minute musical comedy teach the entire history of western civilization? Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) student theatre is going to try with their production of Western Civilization! The Complete Musical. W&J Associate Professor of Communications Karin Maresh, Ph.D. directs a troupe of 14 students as they perform […]