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Banding together: Students bring national recording artist performance to W&J

June 4, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (June 4, 2020) — Plans for the annual spring concert at W&J were moving along in early 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the Student Government Association (SGA) to cancel the event. When the students came back to school in the fall, they wanted to bring back the special end-of-year experience, but they …  

Covid Vaccination Requirement

June 3, 2021
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We have received questions regarding the vaccination requirement. Based on CDC guidance, and advice of our Clinical Advisory Panel, the COVID-19 vaccination requirement has been added to our existing list of immunization requirements outlined on page 35 of the W&J Student Handbook. As with all required vaccinations, W&J will honor immunization exemptions for medical, religious and philosophical reasons. This exemption …  

“The Adventure of Now”: Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr. Addresses W&J College Graduates

May 23, 2021
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Washington & Jefferson College’s Class of 2021 is “the adventure of now,” prepared to make the positive changes needed in today’s world, keynote speaker Dr. Robert Michael Franklin, Jr. told graduates during the College’s 222nd Commencement ceremony.

Covid Tracker Reporting

May 20, 2021
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Thank you for visiting the COVID-19 Tracker Report web page. As of Thursday, May 20, we will be concluding our campus-wide COVID reporting for the 2020-2021 academic year, as testing has been completed for the semester and because the majority of our students are on break for the summer months. We are very proud of our …  

Class of 2021 shares their post-graduation plans

May 17, 2021
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As we draw nearer to W&J’s 222nd Commencement ceremony, the Class of 2021 are sharing their plans with the Center for Professional and Career Pathways.

W&J junior pens and publishes children’s book during quarantine

May 10, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (May 10, 2021)—In the early days of quarantine in 2020 Jacqueline Mannina ’22 noticed that her then-10-year-old sister, Gianna, was having trouble adjusting to a new way of life. The Washington & Jefferson College English major and education minor also read news reports about children all over the world having difficulties with the …  

W&J professor named Virtual Series Issue Editor for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

May 10, 2021
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Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) Assistant Professor of Psychology Kevin Carriere, M.P.P., Ph.D. has recently been named the new Virtual Series Issue Editor for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) for the next three years.

W&J students talk sustainability summit planning, environmental activism

May 6, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (May 6, 2021)—Chances are, you saw a flood of social media posts around the third week of April promoting Earth Day and the idea of “going green.” Selena Easley ’21, Kali Bunecicky ’21, and Kayla Stanczak ’24 want to make sure that message doesn’t just stick to one day a year. The trio …  

Three Class of 2021 Seniors Complete Honors Projects

May 3, 2021
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Three Washington & Jefferson College students were awarded academic honors this year following the completion of their honors projects.

Alumni Connections Help W&J Senior Start Her Medical Career

May 3, 2021
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After graduating from W&J, Julia Schaffer is continuing her research at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences while she applies to medical schools.