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W&J Junior testifies to state congressional commission about college campuses and voting districts

November 16, 2021
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Though voters cast their ballots just days ago, Junior Nickolas Bartel had them in mind back in August, when he spoke to Pennsylvania Congressional leaders about student election participation.  

Francisco Cantú to Be Third Speaker in W&J’s Borderlands Speaker Series

November 12, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (November 12, 2021) – The third speaker in W&J’s Borderlands Speaker Series, Francisco Cantú, will visit W&J on Wednesday, November 17. As a former Fulbright Fellow and former Border Patrol Agent, Cantú is the author of “The Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border” and now coordinates the Field Studies in Writing …  

Phipps President Featured Speaker at W&J Webinar

October 3, 2021

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.