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W&J history class creates exhibit based on veteran interviews

Updated: December 12, 2019 | Tagged:

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

Updated: December 10, 2019 | Tagged:

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

Updated: December 9, 2019 | Tagged:

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….

Megan Barrett in Ireland as part of her Magellan project

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

Updated: December 9, 2019 | Tagged: ,

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…

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

W&J Spanish class pens detective novel

Updated: December 4, 2019 | Tagged:

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

Updated: November 20, 2019 | Tagged:

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…

Chef Amira and a line cook in the W&J College cafeteria.

New head chef brings the world to W&J through food

Updated: November 13, 2019 | Tagged:

WASHINGTON, PA (Nov. 13, 2019)—Chef Amira Cooke’s most memorable clients have included former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, Abdullah II, King of Jordan—and now Washington & Jefferson College (W&J). Chef Amira came to W&J this fall from the University of Delaware, where she ran the culinary program for one of the largest college cafeterias in…

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W&J alumnus challenges perspectives through theatrical works

Updated: October 29, 2019 | Tagged:

WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 29, 2019)—Ty Greenwood ’17 doesn’t shy away from difficult conversations; he invites them. While the young playwright and former Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) communication arts major writes works some may consider controversial, Ty is successfully challenging perspectives and using his art to change the status quo. Ty first put up a…

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W&J German Professor Gives Digital Update to Holocaust Memorial Tracking

Updated: October 25, 2019 | Tagged:

WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 25, 2019)—When Professor of German Michael Shaughnessy, Ph.D., noticed a lack of digital resources around the mapping of Holocaust memorials in Germany, he knew it was time for an upgrade. With funding from the Kenneth M. Mason Sr. Summer Grant for Faculty Research, Dr. Shaughnessy used the summer of 2019 to begin…

A piece from Margi Weir's exhibit

Margi Weir’s “Bearing Witness” to Open in Olin Art Gallery

Updated: October 24, 2019 | Tagged: ,

WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 25, 2019)—Margi Weir’s art exhibit Bearing Witness opens Friday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. in Washington & Jefferson College’s (W&J) Olin Fine Art Gallery, featuring an artist talk with Weir where she will discuss her interest in politics and its influence on her work. Weir’s Bearing Witness includes previous work from her…