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W&J Students Offer Tax Help to Community Through Volunteer Program

April 7, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (April 7, 2021)-As Tax Day approaches, Washington & Jefferson College students are here to help Washington, Pa., community members file for free. For the past two years, Instructor of Accounting Dana Allen, C.P.A., M.S.T. has led a course for students to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program with Washington non-profit …  

CEPM Webinar: Pa’s Plans to Join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

March 26, 2021
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Pennsylvania’s move to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative will be explored during the Washington & Jefferson College Center for Energy Policy and Management’s latest webinar on April 14.

W&J freshman merges interest in feminism and health care, finds intern opportunities amidst global pandemic

March 25, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (March 25, 2021)-Akansha Das ’24 had a non-traditional start to her college career. Like many students in the nation entering college in the fall of 2020, Akansha began her Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) experience as a remote learner, commencing her studies in her hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. She soon found herself …  

W&J students explore the art of maple tapping on campus

March 24, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (March 24, 2021) – When you think about maple syrup, a college campus probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But students in Associate Professor of Biology Jason Kilgore’s Forest Ecology course see their campus landscape as an outdoor classroom, and, if maple trees are there, maple syrup can be made. …  

W&J Selects Merck Scholars for Summer 2021

March 23, 2021
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Washington, PA (March 23, 2021) – Eight Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) students have been selected to receive stipends from W&J’s Merck Internships for Excellence in Science program to support off-campus biomedical research internships in Summer 2021. The program, which began with a gift to W&J from the Merck biopharmaceutical company’s Merck Institute for Science …  

President Knapp issues statement of support for Asian American community

March 18, 2021
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The Twitter statement reads, “We at Washington & Jefferson College stand with the Asian American community in these difficult days. The Atlanta murders are a reminder of an ugly strain of racism that has shown itself throughout American history but been even more prevalent during the pandemic. #StopAsianHate”

Neuroscience, Religious Studies Help Alum Navigate Increasingly Diverse Field

March 17, 2021
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At Washington & Jefferson College, Samuel Florentino ’18 supplemented his traditional science and lab courses with religious studies as he planned a career in medicine.

Tasha Mwanakalando ’20 forges path toward career in human rights sector

March 16, 2021
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Photo taken by Madison Vaughan ’19 of Vaughan Photography.  WASHINGTON, PA (March 16, 2021)-Tasha Mwanakalando ’20 is used to carving her own path. When the first-generation college student suddenly was faced with online classes during her last semester at Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) and entering the workforce amidst a global pandemic, she adapted, just …  

Washington & Jefferson College Renews Level I Accreditation from ArbNet Accreditation Program

March 15, 2021
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Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) has earned renewal of its Level I Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum.

Celebrating Women’s History Month with six alumnae from the first co-ed classes

March 15, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (March 15, 2021)—Six of Washington & Jefferson College’s first female alumni came together March 8 for an event celebrating Women’s History Month and W&J’s 50th anniversary of coeducation. Led by W&J junior Isabelle Kratz, the women discussed their time and experiences as W&J students. Kratz kicked off the meeting by asking what it …