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Dr. Charvonne N. Holliday Nworu ’08 smiles next to W&J sophomore Dylan Joachim.

Celebrating W&J’s Black History: Then and Now ft. “The Future-Focused Reformer”

Updated: February 14, 2022 | Tagged: , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (February 14, 2022)—This February, Washington & Jefferson College is celebrating Black History Month by continuing our “Then and Now” series, a joint effort with W&J’s Black Student Union (BSU) that recognizes some of our accomplished Black alumni and the current students who are carrying on their legacy. Throughout the month, we…

Dean of Admission, Robert Adkins 87' poses in his football uniform alongside W&J sophomore, Kaitlyn Brown, who holds a lacrosse stick.

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

Updated: February 7, 2022 | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (February 7, 2022)—This February, Washington & Jefferson College is celebrating Black History Month by continuing our “Then and Now” series, a joint effort with W&J’s Black Student Union (BSU) that recognizes some of our accomplished Black alumni and the current students who are carrying on their legacy. Throughout the month, we…

In the Moment with Frank Wu: Confronting Anti-Asian Racism

Updated: May 12, 2021 | Tagged: , , , , ,

Virtual in Zoom (Click here to register in advance) Join us for this virtual session with Frank Wu, President of Queens College, City University of New York, as well as other members of our campus community. The session will address the lived experiences of anti-Asian hate and bias, explore the historical context, while examining actionable…

W&J professor named Virtual Series Issue Editor for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

Updated: May 10, 2021 | Tagged: ,

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) Assistant Professor of Psychology Kevin Carriere, M.P.P., Ph.D. has recently been named the new Virtual Series Issue Editor for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) for the next three years.

Nathan Law sits on stage at the 2020 Washington & Jefferson College Symposium on Democracy.

Going Underground: Nathan Law returns to W&J Symposium on Democracy to talk about Hong Kong updates, his exile, and the next steps for the Umbrella Movement

Updated: March 2, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (March 2, 2021)—What a difference a year makes. In his second appearance at Washington & Jefferson College’s annual Symposium on Democracy, activist Nathan Law noted some of the changes that have taken place in Hong Kong and in the world since his 2020 talk—global pandemic notwithstanding. “Last year, I came to W&J’s campus…

Clara Sherwood poses in front of a world map.

COVID-19 Pandemic, Social Tension Inspires W&J Student to Make A Difference

Updated: October 29, 2020 | Tagged: , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 29, 2020)— When the global pandemic hit, and with immigration and the struggles those seeking asylum experience weighing heavy on her mind, Clara Sherwood ’22 found herself feeling restless with the tension. The globally minded Washington & Jefferson College junior wanted to find a way that she could contribute to easing those…

Poster for Refugee Voices event on Nov. 15 on Zoom at 7:30 p.m.

W&J Student Partners with W&J Diversity & Leadership Initiatives to Highlight Immigrant Stories with Refugee Voices Lecture Series

Updated: October 29, 2020 | Tagged: , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 29, 2020)-Everyone has a story. Clara Sherwood ’22 wants to make sure those stories are heard. The W&J junior-who is majoring in International Studies, Spanish and Music and Conflict Resolution (a thematic major she designed)-has been instrumental in organizing a new lecture series through Washington & Jefferson College’s (W&J) Office of Diversity…

Jasmine Dey's headshot and the Cue the Conversation podcast logo

W&J student creates personal podcast to challenge racial inequity

Updated: July 15, 2020 | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON (July 15, 2020)—Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. That’s the theme at the heart of Jasmine Dey’s podcast “Cue the Conversation,” a broadcast that so far has examined institutional accountability, Juneteenth, and the Black Lives Matter movement. In each episode, Jasmine lays out the facts through historical research and evidence-based reports while thoughtfully imparting their…

CANCELLED: Celebración

Updated: March 28, 2020 | Tagged: ,

Join us on our annual event, Celebración where we will be having a guest speaker, entertainment, latinamerican cuisine, and DJ! RSVP here to gain food priority! Dress on your best quince wear. A.K.A like you trying to impress! Giving Visibility to the Latinx Community. A celebration of Folklorico, Latin American cuisine, good music, and recognition…

Third Annual Black Legends Ball (RSVP)

Updated: February 29, 2020 | Tagged:

The Black Legends Ball serves as a way to honor African American Alumni, students, community members, and businesses during Black History Month. So please join us in celebrating the Third Annual Black Legends Ball. Come ready to enjoy a night you won’t forget. RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BN85G3K