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W&J Student Earns Engineering Scholarship for Dual Degree Pursuit at Washington University

June 10, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (June 10, 2021)—Brannon Boyd ’21 didn’t know his path at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) would culminate in his earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree, nor did he imagine that being a part of the program would earn him a scholarship toward his latter degree. When the physics major and math minor …  

Class of 2021 shares their post-graduation plans

May 17, 2021
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As we draw nearer to W&J’s 222nd Commencement ceremony, the Class of 2021 are sharing their plans with the Center for Professional and Career Pathways.

W&J junior pens and publishes children’s book during quarantine

May 10, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (May 10, 2021)—In the early days of quarantine in 2020 Jacqueline Mannina ’22 noticed that her then-10-year-old sister, Gianna, was having trouble adjusting to a new way of life. The Washington & Jefferson College English major and education minor also read news reports about children all over the world having difficulties with the …  

W&J students talk sustainability summit planning, environmental activism

May 6, 2021
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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 senior accepted to seven top biostatistics programs across nation

April 28, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (April 28, 2021)—Elisa Yazdani ’21 didn’t expect to be in this situation when she began her Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) experience. Elisa entered the College intending to become a physician but influenced by her chemistry and psychology double major and mathematics minor, she found a new passion for biostatistics. With multiple research …  

Social Ethics Leader, NPR Contributor Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., to Give Keynote at W&J College Commencement Ceremony

April 28, 2021
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Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr., President-Emeritus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., will be the keynote speaker at Washington & Jefferson College’s 222nd Commencement Ceremony.

W&J student receives national Hispanic honor society award

April 13, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (April 13, 2021)—Washington & Jefferson College junior Clara Sherwood is one of just four undergraduate students in the nation to receive a study abroad award from the Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Clara plans to study abroad in Sevilla, Spain during Fall 2021 to complement her designed major, Music & …  

W&J Students Offer Tax Help to Community Through Volunteer Program

April 7, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (April 7, 2021)—As Tax Day approaches, Washington & Jefferson College students are here to help Washington, Pa., community members file for free. For the past two years, Instructor of Accounting Dana Allen, C.P.A., M.S.T. has led a course for students to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program with Washington non-profit …  

The Life of Walter Cooper ’50, Ph.D.

April 1, 2021
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Walter Cooper ’50, Ph.D., has spent a lifetime championing science, education and civil rights in the lab, in the halls of academia, on the field, and in city neighborhoods. His contributions to his community are many, as are his distinguished accomplishments and honors. Below are just some of the highlights of his decades of work. …  

“Elevating the Human Experience”

April 1, 2021
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Walter Cooper ’50’s lifetime of bringing together science, education, and activism How does one even begin to capture the essence of this leader’s lifelong impact on science, education, civil rights, and humanity? Especially when he has crossed paths along the way with the likes of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Eleanor Roosevelt and Robert …