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Applications open for 2024 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship

Updated: November 13, 2023 | Tagged: , , , , ,

The application process for the 2024 Udall Undergraduate Scholarship is now open.  The Udall Undergraduate Scholarship awards up to $7,000 to approximately 55 students nationwide pursuing a career related to the environment, Tribal public policy or healthcare. Interested applicants must apply with the help of their faculty representative. W&J’s faculty representative is Dr. Robert East,…

A team of W&J students led by Professor of Biology Jason Kilgore, Ph.D. works in the Allegheny National Forest in northwest Pennsylvania to monitor the health of ash trees affected by emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive insect from Asia that already has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees across the United States and Canada. Creative director Matt Michalko and graphic designer Cameron Haid pose with the crew after spending 2 days documenting their work.

Saving North American Ash: W&J research team studies effects of emerald ash borer in Allegheny National Forest

Updated: November 18, 2022 | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (November 18, 2022)—In 2002, a hungry green beetle called the emerald ash borer (or EAB) made its way to North America, setting its sights and stomach on the continent’s ash trees. Insatiable and invasive, the southeast Asian insect seemed set to destroy all American ash, but a group of researchers at…

W&J junior Renee Novak stands in reflective gear in wetlands.

Wading in wetlands: environmental science major gets acquainted with aquatic ecology

Updated: October 11, 2022 | Tagged: , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (October 11, 2022)—If water is necessary to sustain life, then W&J junior Renee Novak is an expert on living. 

Old Main as seen from a drone view on the campus of Washington & Jefferson College in May 2018.

W&J celebrates student accomplishments at 2022 Honors Convocation

Updated: April 29, 2022 | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (April 22, 2022)—On April 21, Washington and Jefferson College hosted its 2022 Honors Convocation in First Presbyterian Church.

W&J Campus Arboretum Earns Tree Campus Higher Education Designation for Eighth Consecutive Year

Updated: October 28, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

For the eighth consecutive year, the Campus Arboretum at Washington & Jefferson College has earned the Tree Campus Higher Education designation from the Arbor Day Foundation.

From left: Selena Easley, Kayla Stanczak, and Kali Bunecicky

W&J students talk sustainability summit planning, environmental activism

Updated: May 6, 2021 | Tagged: , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (May 6, 2021)-Chances are, you saw a flood of social media posts around the third week of April promoting Earth Day and the idea of “going green.” Selena Easley ’21, Kali Bunecicky ’21, and Kayla Stanczak ’24 want to make sure that message doesn’t just stick to one day a year. The trio…

W&J students active in climate change battle

Updated: April 22, 2021 | Tagged: , , ,

For 22-year-old Erin Herock, fighting climate change isn’t an option. “Climate change is one of, if not the biggest issue, that my generation faces,” said Herock, a senior environmental science and public policy major at Washington & Jefferson College. “It’s pretty anxiety-inducing at times. We don’t know how things are…

Washington & Jefferson College Renews Level I Accreditation From ArbNet Accreditation Program And The Morton Arboretum

Updated: March 24, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

Washington & Jefferson College in Washington County has earned renewal of its Level I Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum.