Saving North American Ash: W&J research team studies effects of emerald ash borer in Allegheny National Forest
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…
Wading in wetlands: environmental science major gets acquainted with aquatic ecology
WASHINGTON, PA (October 11, 2022)—If water is necessary to sustain life, then W&J junior Renee Novak is an expert on living.
W&J celebrates student accomplishments at 2022 Honors Convocation
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
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.
W&J students talk sustainability summit planning, environmental activism
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
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
Washington & Jefferson College in Washington County has earned renewal of its Level I Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum.
Jake Meyers ’15 on Environmental Story Telling and Climate Change
Researcher Jake Meyers discusses the importance of narratives in addressing the local impacts of climate change. From rural-urban migration in Kenya to floating villages of Cambodia, Jake has seen first hand how a well-constructed narrative can change environmental policy for the better.