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Dr. Elizabeth MacLeod Walls named 14th President of Washington & Jefferson College

Updated: February 27, 2024 | Tagged: , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (February 27, 2024) – The Board of Trustees of Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) today announced Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, Ph.D., will become the College’s fourteenth president. A bold and strategic leader, Dr. MacLeod Walls currently serves as the president of William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. She will succeed Dr. John C. Knapp,…

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Engaged citizenship the theme of 7th annual Symposium on Democracy

Updated: February 26, 2024 | Tagged: , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (February 26, 2024) – Washington & Jefferson College’s (W&J) 2024 Symposium on Democracy centered around the theme, “Stepping Up: Being an Informed, Involved and Impactful Citizen,” aiming to showcase how highly engaged citizens can impact the world positively and drive meaningful change. Held annually in February during the week of Presidents Day, the…

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W&J welcomes new students for the spring semester

Updated: January 31, 2024 | Tagged: , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (January 31, 2024) – Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) officially welcomed 19 students Tuesday, Jan. 23, with a special Matriculation Ceremony in Old Main with President Dr. John C. Knapp presiding. The incoming group includes two international students – one from Germany and the other from the Netherlands. The rest of the group…

W&J announces Fall 2023 Dean’s List

Updated: January 26, 2024 | Tagged: , ,

Washington, PA (January 26, 2023) – Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) recently released the Dean’s List for the fall 2023 semester. The Dean’s List comprises full-time students who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students on the fall 2023 Dean’s List include: Name Hometown Alex Acosta Acworth, GA Connor Adams Davidsville, PA Mackenzie Adams…

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2024 Symposium on Democracy keynote speakers announced

Updated: January 17, 2024 | Tagged: ,

WASHINGTON, PA (January 17, 2024) – Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) has announced that Rosa Clemente and Dr. David Siegel will serve as the keynote speakers for the 2024 Symposium on Democracy Wednesday, Feb. 21. Each will offer an address during a lunchtime keynote session titled “Agency for the Common Good: How Individuals, Social Movements…

The front lawn of W&J's Old Main building during fall.

Washington & Jefferson College Announces $50 Million Gift to Establish Endowed Scholarship Fund for Regional Students with Financial Need

Updated: October 11, 2023 | Tagged: ,

Washington, PA (October 11, 2023) – Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) today announced it will receive a transformational gift of approximately $50 million to support student scholarships – the largest philanthropic donation to the College in its 242-year history and one of the largest ever to a liberal arts college in the United States. The…

Front lawn of Old Main during the fall season

Edwards named to launch and lead W&J’s BSN Program

Updated: October 3, 2023 | Tagged: ,

WASHINGTON, PA (October 3, 2023) – Washington & Jefferson College has appointed Dr. Linda Edwards as professor and chair of nursing. Dr. Edwards will lead the College’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program. Taught in partnership with Washington Health System, the program will enroll the first group of students in the fall of 2024….

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Washington & Jefferson College lands priority placement on multiple national rankings for value, student outcomes

Updated: September 18, 2023 | Tagged: ,

WASHINGTON, PA (September 18, 2023) – Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) has been recognized for exceptional quality and value with significant placements in national rankings by The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and U.S. News & World Report (USN&WR), among other leading publications. The WSJ this month published its 2024 list of “Best Colleges in the…

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W&J matriculates new class, experiences second year of enrollment growth

Updated: August 23, 2023 | Tagged:

WASHINGTON, PA (August 23, 2023) – Washington & Jefferson College held its annual Matriculation Ceremony Tuesday, Aug. 22, officially welcoming the Class of 2027 and beginning the 2023-24 academic year. The ceremony in the Ross Family Recreation Center included remarks by President John C. Knapp, Mathematics Professor Jeannette Kline and Student Government President Joseph Ioli…