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Washington & Jefferson College to Host Director of Conflict Resolution for Walter K. Levy Lecture

Updated: March 21, 2023 | Tagged:

WASHINGTON, PA (March 21, 2023) – Washington & Jefferson College will host Ms. Stacia George, the director of the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center. George’s talk, “The Final Hill To Climb: The Global Need for Accountability,” is part of Washington & Jefferson College’s annual Walter K. Levy Lecture series. The lecture will be held…

Photo of Old Main taken from the corner of College and East Wheeling streets.

Hearst Foundations award scholarships for diversity in the Pre-Health Professions Program

Updated: January 23, 2023 | Tagged: , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (January 23, 2023) – The Hearst Foundations have awarded Washington & Jefferson College a grant for scholarships to increase diversity in health care fields. The Hearst Foundations provide philanthropic resources for nonprofits that specialize in culture, education, health, and social services. The $125,000 grant will provide annual scholarships for underrepresented students in the…

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 John Rosario (J.R.) Mazza gaurds against Waynesburg opponent on basketball court.

Athlete brings basketball to business; gets personal in insurance internship

Updated: October 20, 2022 | Tagged: , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (October 20, 2022)—Unconvinced by claims to the contrary, W&J junior John Rosario (J.R.) Mazza is proving just how personal business can be. 

Washington & Jefferson College introduces NEW Green Building & Design Institute made possible with $125,000 grant from Claude Worthington Benedum and FirstEnergy foundations.

Updated: October 18, 2022 | Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (October 18, 2022)—Receiving $125,000 in grants from the Claude Worthington Benedum and FirstEnergy foundations last month, Washington & Jefferson College’s Center for Energy Policy & Management (CEPM) will introduce a new Green Building & Design Institute this summer.

W&J senior Jillian Curtis stands and smiles in front of trees.

­­­Magellan Project takes political science major on historic journey

Updated: October 14, 2022 | Tagged: , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (October 14, 2022)—Wanting to know more about the systems that shaped the south, W&J senior Jillian Curtis pushed past the Mason-Dixon line and developed a Magellan Project to study slavery.

W&J rising sophomore Ella Phillips stands in front of the Lolani Palace in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.

Exploring the Polynesian archipelago: rising sophomore uses Magellan Project to study colonization in Hawaii

Updated: July 8, 2022 | Tagged: , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (July 8, 2022)—Rising sophomore Ella Phillips has crossed the continent and is learning the cost of colonization through W&J’s Magellan Project.

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.

Sarah Byrne poses in front of Mount Rushmore.

W&J History Student Carves Future with Mount Rushmore Internship

Updated: June 28, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (June 28, 2021)-Another President’s face is appearing this summer at Mount Rushmore-a W&J President, that is. History major Sarah Byrne ’22 secured a position at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota as a Historical Interpretation Intern, a role she found through W&J’s career connection software, Handshake. Support from W&J’s Center for Professional…

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W&J psychology senior gets hands on experience with Focus Behavioral Health

Updated: June 22, 2021 | Tagged: ,

Brianna Bray ’22 is pursuing her dreams as a direct support specialist with Focus Behavioral Health, working with adults and teenagers with autism and intellectual disabilities.