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Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, Oct. 8 & 9

October 8, 2021
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Registration is now open for Homecoming & Reunion Weekend, Oct. 8 & 9. We can’t wait to celebrate alongside the W&J family after more than a year apart. Mark your calendars to join us for a weekend full of Red & Black spirit! An important update about your return to campus: Prior to the fall semester, …  

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, W&J College Honor Charles Fremont West, M.D. with Pennsylvania State Marker

September 20, 2021
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The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) and the College together dedicated a Pennsylvania State Marker honoring Charles Fremont West, M.D., W&J Class of 1924.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, W&J College to Dedicate Pennsylvania State Marker Honoring Charles Fremont West, M.D.

September 9, 2021
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The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) will dedicate a Pennsylvania State Marker honoring Charles Fremont West, M.D., W&J Class of 1924.

Washington, D.C., Virtual Alumni Gathering

May 6, 2021
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D.C. alumni are invited to attend a virtual alumni gathering with remarks by President John C. Knapp, Ph.D., and Vice President for Development & Alumni Engagement Carolyn Campbell-Golden, Ph.D.

Neuroscience, Religious Studies Help Alum Navigate Increasingly Diverse Field

March 17, 2021
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At Washington & Jefferson College, Samuel Florentino ’18 supplemented his traditional science and lab courses with religious studies as he planned a career in medicine.

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 …  

Capturing History: Symposium on Democracy speaker Pat Benic ’70 reflects on career, recalls experience at Jan. 6 insurrection

March 2, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (March 2, 2021)—It was supposed to have been the easy job. At least, that’s what Pat Benic ’70 thought when he went to work on Jan. 6, 2021, to photograph congress certifying the votes in the 2020 Presidential Election. On Feb. 17, Benic retold his experience from that day to a virtual audience …  

Advocating For Equality

March 1, 2021
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Life lessons from a member of W&J’s first co-ed class Fifty years ago, an outspoken, college-age Betsey Hurwitz-Schwab ’74 left her home outside of Washington, D. C., to join a seemingly radical experiment at Washington & Jefferson College. The experiment, with its share of supporters and skeptics, not to mention a bevy of committees, board …  

Leading Women

March 1, 2021
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Opening doors in student government, then and now The 50th anniversary of Washington & Jefferson College’s transformation to co-education has not been lost on Cathryn Halie Hess ’21. As the current president of W&J’s Student Government Association (SGA), Hess acknowledges the roles of other women before her who opened doors for female student leaders. “W&J …  

W&J Female Firsts

March 1, 2021
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1970 First woman to register for fall classes – Janet Bawell First female instructors hired – Deliea Bohm (Spanish), Roseanne Karlo (Phys. Ed.), Elaine Levitt (French), Martha Thompson (Sociology) First female administrator – Ruth Riesenman, Associate Dean of Student Personnel First woman to receive a scholarship from the Washington County Chapter of the W&J Alumni …