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COVID-19 Pandemic, Social Tension Inspires W&J Student to Make A Difference

October 29, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 29, 2020)— When the global pandemic hit, and with immigration and the struggles those seeking asylum experience weighing heavy on her mind, Clara Sherwood ’22 found herself […]

Megan Barrett studies criminal justice systems in Ireland and America through Magellan Project

December 9, 2019
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WASHINGTON, PA (Dec. 9, 2019) — Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) senior Megan Barrett ’20 combined her interests in mental health and criminal justice for a truly memorable Magellan Project. […]

Apply for the Magellan Project 2020!

October 14, 2019
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The Part 1 Magellan application is now available! The Magellan Application consists of two parts. The Part 1 application includes basic questions about your background and proposed project. This is […]

Anja Popey ’22 investigates impact of cuisine on Italian culture through Magellan Project

September 24, 2019
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WASHINGTON, PA (Sept. 24, 2019)—At Washington & Jefferson College (W&J), there’s so much to explore outside of your major, and there are plenty of opportunities to investigate all your passions—just […]

Pinar Garbioglu ’22 investigates fairy tales and folk lore through Magellan Project

September 13, 2019
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An interest in folklore combined with classes at Washington & Jefferson College and the support of the Magellan Project led biochemistry major Pinar Garbioglu ’22 to the United Kingdom for an unforgettable trip.

Ben Heim ’21 uses Magellan Project to study stigma and its influence on mental health treatment

September 3, 2019
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As the national conversation shifts to include decreasing stigma about seeking mental health treatment, Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) junior Ben Heim ’21 wants to understand the problem globally and learn to fight against it.

Brooke Shuck ’20 studies America’s national pastime in Japan

September 3, 2019
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We know we’re baseball fans at Washington & Jefferson College, with a men’s team went to the College World Series twice in the last three seasons and an equally skilled women’s softball team. But when senior Brooke Shuck ’20 decided to study our nation’s favorite pastime, she went overseas to do it

Spanish major Chynna Wilcox ’20 gets teaching experience in Peru

August 30, 2019
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An internship opportunity made possible by Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) gave Chynna Wilcox ’20 the chance to explore outside of her field of study.

Kelsea Siter ’20 explores Smart Cities through Magellan Project

August 12, 2019
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Washington & Jefferson College has a long history of researching and embracing sustainable practices, and senior Kelsea Siter ’20 is taking that relationship one step further.

Julia Plasynski ’20 researches snow leopards and other big cats in conservation lab

August 1, 2019
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A lab internship gave Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) biology major Julia Plasynski a vision for her future.