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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 …  

Introducing Cooper Hall

April 1, 2021
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Renovated Beau Hall renamed to honor Walter Cooper ’50, Ph.D. W&J’s Beau Hall, a student residence hall previously named for the street on which it is located, and one of the campus homes for first-year students, has undergone a $1 million renovation – and a name change to honor the work and life of distinguished alumnus …  

W&J freshman merges interest in feminism and health care, finds intern opportunities amidst global pandemic

March 25, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (March 25, 2021)-Akansha Das ’24 had a non-traditional start to her college career. Like many students in the nation entering college in the fall of 2020, Akansha began her Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) experience as a remote learner, commencing her studies in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She soon found herself …  

W&J students explore the art of maple tapping on campus

March 24, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (March 24, 2021) – When you think about maple syrup, a college campus probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But students in Associate Professor of Biology Jason Kilgore’s Forest Ecology course see their campus landscape as an outdoor classroom, and, if maple trees are there, maple syrup can be made. …  

Tasha Mwanakalando ’20 forges path toward career in human rights sector

March 16, 2021
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Photo taken by Madison Vaughan ’19 of Vaughan Photography.  WASHINGTON, PA (March 16, 2021)-Tasha Mwanakalando ’20 is used to carving her own path. When the first-generation college student suddenly was faced with online classes during her last semester at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) and entering the workforce amidst a global pandemic, she adapted, just …  

The W&J Virtual Experience

March 6, 2021
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The W&J Experience will give high school seniors and their families virtual access to student life at W&J and the distinct experiential learning opportunities available to W&J students. Tour campus virtually and tune in to live presentations. Reg link: https://connect.washjeff.edu/register/VirtualWJExperienceMar2021