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Student research project culminates in “Dynamic Decades” exhibit, reveals College and community history

Updated: May 4, 2022 | Tagged: , , , , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (May 4, 2022)—A year-long research project conducted by Washington & Jefferson College students, faculty, and staff will be on display this week when the exhibit Dynamic Decades: W&J and the City of Washington in the Midst of Social Change opens May 5 on the first floor of Clark Family Library.

Honoring Juneteenth

Updated: June 21, 2021 | Tagged: ,

  Dear W&J Community, Today is Juneteenth, officially designated this week as a federal holiday. At W&J, we too recognize the significance of this day that commemorates the moment in 1865 when the U.S. army arrived in Galveston, TX, and liberated the last 250,000 enslaved people still in bondage after the Civil War. June 19…

W&J’s Black Student Union hosted a Celebration of Black Lives to honor those who lost their lives to racial injustice on September 27, 2020 at the amphitheater outside of the Technology Center on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College.

The Moment is the Movement: A History of the BSU at W&J

Updated: March 11, 2021 | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

The 2020s WASHINGTON, PA (March 11, 2021)-The year 2020 brought clarity of vision to many Americans in examining the racial inequities that still persist in our country, and W&J College is no exception. Today, students in the BSU are still facing many of the same cultural difficulties that affected the students that came before them….

A 1992 yearbook photo shows members of the re-instituted Black Student Union.

A Cultural Renaissance: A History of the BSU at W&J College

Updated: March 11, 2021 | Tagged: , , , , ,

The 1990s WASHINGTON, PA (March 11, 2021)-The 90s were a time for getting the groove back-which is exactly what the W&J Black Student Union did. There was a renewed interest in cultural representation on campus, first heralded by Will Thomas’s ’91 organization CASE (Cultural Awareness Support Enrichment group) in the late 80s. “When I came…

A collage of images featuring Black Student Union members in yearbook photos from the 1970s.

Bringing a Chair to the Table: A History of the BSU at W&J College

Updated: March 11, 2021 | Tagged: , , , , , ,

The 1970s WASHINGTON, PA (March 11, 2021)-Women may have been new to the W&J campus in 1970, but Black students weren’t. It was curious, then, to students like Phyllis Glover Cucchiani ’74-one of the first black women on campus-that there was no sign of an organization dedicated to students of color, creating an invisible barrier…

Welcome Turner Jones (left) and current members of the W&J BSU (right)

Celebrating W&J’s Black History: Then and Now ft. “The First Black Graduate and The Next Generation”

Updated: February 26, 2021 | Tagged: , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 26, 2021)—During February 2021, Washington & Jefferson College is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing some of our accomplished Black alumni and the current students who are carrying on their legacy today. Each Friday, we’ll share a new feature showcasing how vital Black contributions are to the success of our institution. Then:…

Charles West and Dejah Hall

Celebrating W&J’s Black History: Then and Now ft. “The Multi-Hyphenate” 

Updated: February 25, 2021 | Tagged: , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 25, 2021)—During February 2021, Washington & Jefferson College is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing some of our accomplished Black alumni and the current students who are carrying on their legacy today. Each Friday, we’ll share a new feature showcasing how vital Black contributions are to the success of our institution. THEN:…

Cynthia Fulford (left) and Tamia Mickens (right)

Celebrating W&J’s Black History: Then and Now ft. “Powerful Women” 

Updated: February 18, 2021 | Tagged: , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 18, 2021)—During February 2021, Washington & Jefferson College is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing some of our accomplished Black alumni and the current students who are carrying on their legacy today. Each Friday, we’ll share a new feature showcasing how vital Black contributions are to the success of our institution. THEN:…

Walter Cooper and Jasmine Dey

Celebrating W&J’s Black History: Then and Now ft. “The Social Disrupter” 

Updated: February 12, 2021 | Tagged: , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 12, 2021)—During February 2021, Washington & Jefferson College is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing some of our accomplished Black alumni and the current students who are carrying on their legacy today. Each Friday, we’ll share a new feature showcasing how vital Black contributions are to the success of our institution. THEN:…

Dan Towler (1950) and Okikola

Celebrating W&J’s Black History: Then and Now Ft. “The Star Athlete”

Updated: February 4, 2021 | Tagged: , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 4, 2021)—During February 2021, Washington & Jefferson College is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing some of our accomplished Black alumni and the current students who are carrying on their legacy today. Each Friday, we’ll share a new feature showcasing how vital Black contributions are to the success of our institution. Then:…