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The Students of PSY 393 stand in Congressman Guy Reschenthaler’s (R-PA, D-14) District Office to lobby on behalf of various policy issues.

W&J Presidents get psyched; lobby for legislation

Updated: January 10, 2022 | Tagged: , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (January 10, 2022)—W&J psychology students have change on their minds. Or rather, they’re using the mind to create change.

Honoring Juneteenth

Updated: June 21, 2021 | Tagged: ,

  Dear W&J Community, Today is Juneteenth, officially designated this week as a federal holiday. At W&J, we too recognize the significance of this day that commemorates the moment in 1865 when the U.S. army arrived in Galveston, TX, and liberated the last 250,000 enslaved people still in bondage after the Civil War. June 19…

In the Moment with Frank Wu: Confronting Anti-Asian Racism

Updated: May 12, 2021 | Tagged: , , , , ,

Virtual in Zoom (Click here to register in advance) Join us for this virtual session with Frank Wu, President of Queens College, City University of New York, as well as other members of our campus community. The session will address the lived experiences of anti-Asian hate and bias, explore the historical context, while examining actionable…

Campus Message on Anti-Asian Racism

Updated: March 19, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

Dear W&J Community, This week’s tragic murders in Atlanta have raised public consciousness of the racism so frequently experienced by persons of Asian descent in our society. At this moment, I believe it is important to reiterate that this college condemns all forms of racial hatred and stands in strong support of members of our…

President Knapp issues statement of support for Asian American community

Updated: March 18, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

The Twitter statement reads, “We at Washington & Jefferson College stand with the Asian American community in these difficult days. The Atlanta murders are a reminder of an ugly strain of racism that has shown itself throughout American history but been even more prevalent during the pandemic. #StopAsianHate”

Walter Cooper and Jasmine Dey

Celebrating W&J’s Black History: Then and Now ft. “The Social Disrupter” 

Updated: February 12, 2021 | Tagged: , , , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (Feb. 12, 2021)—During February 2021, Washington & Jefferson College is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing some of our accomplished Black alumni and the current students who are carrying on their legacy today. Each Friday, we’ll share a new feature showcasing how vital Black contributions are to the success of our institution. THEN:…

MLK Day Message: Pursuing Truth, Rejecting Violence

Updated: January 18, 2021 | Tagged: , , ,

A message from Dr. Knapp on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

A student volunteer with the Student Voting Coalition sits at a table outside of Clark Family Library with voter registration materials.

W&J students earn voter turnout grant, selected as Campus Vote Democracy Fellows

Updated: November 5, 2020 | Tagged: , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (Nov. 5, 2020)-The 2020 presidential election is just one of the stories that’s dominated the news cycle this year and W&J students have been paying attention to its importance. But it’s not a candidate they’re focused on; it’s the importance of voting itself – and they decided to do something about it. Members…

Clara Sherwood poses in front of a world map.

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

Updated: October 29, 2020 | Tagged: , , , ,

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 feeling restless with the tension. The globally minded Washington & Jefferson College junior wanted to find a way that she could contribute to easing those…

Jasmine Dey's headshot and the Cue the Conversation podcast logo

W&J student creates personal podcast to challenge racial inequity

Updated: July 15, 2020 | Tagged: , , , , , , ,

WASHINGTON (July 15, 2020)—Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. That’s the theme at the heart of Jasmine Dey’s podcast “Cue the Conversation,” a broadcast that so far has examined institutional accountability, Juneteenth, and the Black Lives Matter movement. In each episode, Jasmine lays out the facts through historical research and evidence-based reports while thoughtfully imparting their…