W&J News

Official news about W&J for the public from the Office of Communication.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service has recognized the work of a team of scientists and foresters that includes a W&J professor and students as one of its 2019 research highlights.

LendEDU has recognized W&J among institutions nationally with the best financial aid and lowest student loan default rates.

Kyle Simpson, D.M.A. and his chamber orchestra will perform Simpson’s original film scores live to a screening of Georges Méliès’ two most famous silent films.

WASHINGTON, PA (Jan. 13, 2019) – Folklore was the basis of a First Year Seminar class, in which students combined storytelling and technical skills to create new podcasts. Students in Dr. Kay McEvoy’s First Year Seminar class worked in groups to research, write, and record their own podcasts on the folklore topics of their choice, …

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WASHINGTON, PA (Jan. 13, 2020)—If your idea of reading poetry involves studying dusty, leather-bound volumes in the library, or dramatic readings in smoky clubs reminiscent of the beatnik era, let Dr. Linda Troost’s English students show you something new. Using Adobe Spark, students in ENG 250 Sound, Image Word: Reading Poetry in a Digital Age …

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WASHINGTON, PA (Jan. 2, 2020)—Move over, 10-year-challenge. A class of first year students at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) created a website of photos highlighting and recreating moments from W&J’s history that outdo anything you’ve seen on social media. Assistant Professor of Physics Cory Christenson’s first year seminar (FYS) students in his course “Origins of …

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WASHINGTON, PA (Jan. 2, 2020)—Elements of Southwestern Pennsylvania nature became music compositions this fall, with the help of technology and a class of creative Washington & Jefferson (W&J) students. Students in Professor of Music Mark Swift’s “Music and the Natural Environment” class gathered water quality data from Mingo Creek in Mingo Creek County Park and …

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WASHINGTON, PA (Dec. 19, 2019) — It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Each year, Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) hosts multiple events to get students into the holiday spirit and provide the comforts of home. Check out five of our favorites! President’s Ornament Signing and Tree Lighting The season starts with an ornament-signing …

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WASHINGTON, PA (Dec. 12, 2019)—History students at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) found great teachers outside the classroom in local Vietnam War veterans, whose stories are now part of an exhibit at the Clark Family Library. This semester, the students in Assistant Professor of History David Kieran’s HIS 337 Course, “The US War in Vietnam,” …

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