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Visiting Writer Jill McCorkle

March 24, 2021
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The English department will be hosting a virtual event with the novelist and short story writer Jill McCorkle on March 24th. She’ll be meeting with students for an informal coffee hour conversation at 4:30 p.m. and offering a public reading of her fiction at 6:30 p.m. (both via Zoom). Please contact gclark@washjeff.edu for Zoom information …  

W&J Student Partners with W&J Diversity & Leadership Initiatives to Highlight Immigrant Stories with Refugee Voices Lecture Series

October 29, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 29, 2020)-Everyone has a story. Clara Sherwood ’22 wants to make sure those stories are heard. The W&J junior-who is majoring in International Studies, Spanish and Music and Conflict Resolution (a thematic major she designed)-has been instrumental in organizing a new lecture series through Washington & Jefferson College’s (W&J) Office of Diversity …  

Civil Rights Activist and BLM Co-Founder Opal Tometi talks activism with W&J Students

October 8, 2020

WASHINGTON, PA (Oct. 8, 2020) – Even as a face of the largest social movement in history, Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder Opal Tometi stressed the importance of grassroots efforts during her Q&A-style talk with Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) students on Sept. 28. “I believe it really makes a difference for you to get …  

Anders Carlson-Wee Public Poetry Reading

February 12, 2020
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Anders Carlson-Wee will present public reading in the Media Room from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

New Yorker Staff Writer Jelani Cobb to Speak at W&J College

October 12, 2018

Award-winning diversity speaker and New Yorker staff writer Jelani Cobb will speak at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in Yost Auditorium of the Howard J. Burnett Center.

Prominent Author, Researcher to Speak at W&J College

September 24, 2018
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Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Dr. Paula Stephan, Professor of Economics at Georgia State University, will speak at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in Yost Auditorium of the Howard J. Burnett Center.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author George Anders Addresses Washington & Jefferson College’s Class of 2018

May 22, 2018

Anders’s speech, “Becoming Your Own Mentor,” encouraged the new graduates to draw on strengths they acquired during their time at W&J and recognize that even with limited experience, they are more powerful than they realize.

Carwadine joins W&J faculty for panel discussion on the legacies of Washington and Jefferson

February 20, 2018
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Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) ended its inaugural Symposium on Democracy Thursday, Feb. 15 with a discussion of the founding fathers for whom the college is named. 

Carwardine Discusses Democracy Through Actions of Nation’s Founders

February 16, 2018

Washington & Jefferson College’s (W&J) inaugural Symposium on Democracy continued Wednesday, Feb. 14 with a look at the foundations of American Democracy from the days of the nation’s founders and the College’s namesakes through the age of former President Abraham Lincoln.

Symposium on Democracy: Young Promotes Need for Flourishing American Middle Class

February 14, 2018

Washington & Jefferson College’s (W&J) inaugural Symposium on Democracy continued Tuesday evening, Feb. 13, with a talk about democracy and the American middle class.