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Fred L. Johnson III, Ph.D., speaks to audience during W&J's 2022 Symposium on Democracy.

W&J Symposium on Democracy 2022: Historian Fred L. Johnson III, Ph.D. ties mob violence to democratic failure

Updated: March 8, 2022 | Tagged: , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (March 4, 2022)—In the United States, it can be difficult to acknowledge that America’s democratic republic has often failed to protect some groups of citizens. During February’s Symposium on Democracy at Washington & Jefferson College, that’s just what historian Fred. L. Johnson III, Ph.D. did. 

U.S. Government Official Kerry McBride '89 speaks to W&J President John Knapp at the 2022 Symposium on Democracy.

W&J Symposium on Democracy 2022: International leaders Shaqaiq Birashk and Kerry McBride offer first-hand perspectives on the fall of Afghan democracy

Updated: March 8, 2022 | Tagged: , , ,

WASHINGTON, PA (February 24, 2022)—When Shaqaiq Birashk, a former policy advisor on a USAID/DAI funded project with the Afghan government, had to leave Afghanistan suddenly in 2021 after the United States withdrew from in Kabul, she had to ask herself what went wrong with America’s 20-year effort to establish a democratic Afghan republic.

W&J Junior Nick Bartel smiles in a suit.

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

Updated: November 16, 2021 | Tagged: ,

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

Updated: November 12, 2021 | Tagged: ,

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

Updated: October 3, 2021 | Tagged: ,
Jill McCorkle

Visiting Writer Jill McCorkle

Updated: March 9, 2021 | Tagged: , ,

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…

Poster for Refugee Voices event on Nov. 15 on Zoom at 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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…

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

Updated: October 8, 2020 | Tagged: ,

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…

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Anders Carlson-Wee Public Poetry Reading

Updated: January 29, 2020 | Tagged: ,

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

Updated: October 12, 2018 | Tagged:

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.