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Photo of Krissy Horissian '22 on the W&J campus.

First-Generation American Enjoys Presidential Success at W&J

Updated: June 21, 2022 | Tagged: , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (June 21, 2022) – As a first-generation American, Krissy Horissian ‘22 encountered many challenges, but her dedication and perseverance led to her presidential success at W&J. Horissian, a communication arts major, came to W&J without the extended family support or the connections that many local college students have. “One of the most difficult…

Side-by-side photos of W&J juniors Hannah Luttringer and Holly Troesch. In each photo, the students stand alone and smile at the camera.

Juniors in Germany: W&J students snag two of five Delta Phi Alpha study abroad scholarships

Updated: May 11, 2022 | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (May 11, 2022)—W&J juniors Hannah Luttringer and Holly Troesch are really going places. Or, rather, one particular place: Lüneburg, Germany. 

Cole Leathers, president of W&J's Student Government Association, stands at a podium.

Passing on the presidency: W&J’s outgoing SGA president reflects on student leadership

Updated: May 5, 2022 | Tagged: , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (May 5, 2022)—Graduating senior Cole Leathers is facing one final test as Student Government Association (SGA) President: leaving the office behind.  

The five winners of the Rule, Hughes, Murphy Award are pictured with members of the College's senior staff on the porch of the President's House.

Five W&J Students Honored as Rule, Hughes, Murphy Recipients

Updated: April 7, 2022 | Tagged: , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (April 7, 2022) – Five Washington & Jefferson College students were honored on April 6 as recipients of the Rule, Hughes, Murphy Award, which recognizes high-achieving sophomore students at the college. The 2021-2022 recipients are Cassandra Carr, Lisha Chadda, Sean Disbrow, Dylan Joachim, and Gannon Ziviello. Details of the winners are below. The…

THEATRE SLAM!

Updated: September 11, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

What do you get when you lock student directors, writers, and actors in the theatre overnight? COMBUSTION! EXPLOSION! (or as the poets say) SLAM! Join us for the annual experiment in “dangerous” theatre. As you can imagine, this year promises to be unique. W&J Student Theatre Company and Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honorary present THEATRE…

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 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…

Virtual Movie Night for CASA

Updated: November 8, 2020 | Tagged:

Please help Kappa Alpha Theta raise money for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates. We will be watching the original 1991 Beauty and the Beast via Zoom. RSVP here.

SAB Mini Bingo

Updated: November 6, 2020 | Tagged: , ,

Join SAB for a round of mini bingo either online or in person! There will be two in person sessions that require an RSVP here. There are only 22 spots per session! For the online Mini Bingo visit bingomaker.com and search “W&J SAB Mini Bingo” and enter the password “SAB” login on Zoom as well…

A student volunteer with the Student Voting Coalition sits at a table outside of Clark Family Library with voter registration materials.

W&J students earn voter turnout grant, selected as Campus Vote Democracy Fellows

Updated: November 5, 2020 | Tagged: , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (Nov. 5, 2020)-The 2020 presidential election is just one of the stories that’s dominated the news cycle this year and W&J students have been paying attention to its importance. But it’s not a candidate they’re focused on; it’s the importance of voting itself – and they decided to do something about it. Members…