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The media turns to our faculty experts to enhance coverage of a wide range of topics, from international security and economic policy to American history and politics. 

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  • 09/20/17 InSight Crime

    Christine Wade, professor of political science and international studies, is quoted in this story in InSight Crime about the recent resignations of top officials in Guatemala and how public pressure could escalate to call for the resignation of President Jimmy Morales.

  • 09/12/17 The American Conservative

    Joseph Prud’homme, associate professor of political science, is featured in this story in The American Conservative about the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s inaugural symposium on sexual exploitation of boys and men. Prud’homme, director of College’s Institute for the Study of Religion, Politics, and Culture, was a panel member at the symposium in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 8, and spoke on the role of pornography in the “the new cultural norm of the sexual commodification of men.”

  • 09/17/17 Los Angeles Review of Books

    Kimberly Quiogue Andrews, assistant professor of English and creative writing, writes in the Los Angeles Review of Books about poet John Ashbery.

  • 09/11/17 Kent County News

    The collaboration of Alisha Knight, professor of English and American studies, and the College’s GIS lab is featured in this story in myeastershore.com and the Kent County News. Knight worked with GIS students to create a Story Map exploring the history at the turn of the 20th century of the Colored Co-Operative Publishing Company, one of the earlier and most influential African American publishing companies in the U.S.

  • 08/26/17 The Jordan Times

    Joseph Prud’homme, associate professor of political science, is featured in this story The Jordan Times about a new book on interfaith relations by historian Raouf Abu Jabar, Nazareth—City of Christian Love. Prud’homme was in Amman, Jordan, to speak on the book at its release.

  • 08/25/17 WYPR

    A project led by Anthropology Chair and Associate Professor Aaron Lampman was featured on WYPR, after news editor Joel McCord traveled to Smith Island with Kirsten Webb ’18 and Hayley Hartman ’18 to hear them interview local residents about the effects of high water on Smith Island. The interviews are part of a summer project that the students conducted on perception of risk as it relates to sea level rise on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

  • 08/17/17 CityBizList

    The purchase of the Blue Heron Café, which will become the downtown Chestertown base of the College’s new Eastern Shore Food Lab, is highlighted in Washington D.C.’s citybizlist.

  • 02/20/17 The Washington Post

    Wil Haygood, the Patrick Henry Writing Fellow at the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, writes this essay in The Washington Post in appreciation of the comedian and activist Dick Gregory, who died on August 19.

  • 08/19/17 The New Scientist

    The work of Aaron Krochmal, associate professor of biology, and his students into the study of Eastern painted turtles is featured in this story in The New Scientist. Photo credit went to Nathan Simmons ’18, a double major in environmental science and biology.

  • 08/16/17 Politico

    Adam Goodheart, director of the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, takes a step back from the horror of events in Charlottesville, Virginia, to provide perspective in this Politico essay about the dismantling of Confederate statues in Baltimore and other cities. These events are, he says, evidence of a slow-motion regime change that has been happening since the end of the Civil War.

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  • 07/17/17: The Chestertown Spy interviewed President Kurt Landgraf last week for well over half an hour. Here’s a six-minute excerpt of that conversation, along with a brief introductory news article.
  • 06/01/17 The New York Times
    College President Sheila Bair is a featured speaker at the New York Times Higher Ed Leaders Forum, and in this interview with moderator Andrew Ross Sorkin.
  • 05/25/17 WUSA Channel 9

    Anthropology Professor Bill Schindler and his students show WUSA-Channel 9 reporter Bruce Leshan why it’s important to understand how primitive technologies can help us tackle the challenges of being human today, especially when it comes to food. In this feature story, Schindler and students take Leshan foraging, show him how to make a stone tool, and start a fire using a bow drill.

  • 03/22/17: The Atlantic Live
    The Atlantic talks with President Sheila Bair and other educational leaders on college affordability, accessibility, and the future of postsecondary education policy.
  • 03/13/17 WMAR ABC News Baltimore
    The War on the Shore, the lacrosse rivalry between Washington College and Salisbury University, is featured in this story.
  • 02/28/17 Countdown to the Closing Bell
    President Bair on the front line with Fox Business Liz Claman on creating debt relief programs for students.
  • 02/17/17 Fox Business News Wall Street Week

    College President Sheila Bair speaks on Fox Business Network Wall Street Week about the issue of student loan debt, advocating that we scrap the concept of debt forgiveness and change the student loans to income share agreements and an equity-based model. She also discusses how Washington College is researching a philanthropy-based pilot program for income share agreements.

  • 02/11/17 WBAL-TV 11 News Weekend Today

    Bill Schindler, chair of the Department of Anthropology and primitive technologies and foodways expert, goes live on WBAL-TV Baltimore’s weekend program to cook up some cricket tacos and cricket-flour protein balls for anchor Jennifer Franciotti. The live program was to promote the February event on campus “Insects on the Menu,” which focused on insects as a sustainable protein source for the human diet.

  • 02/05/17 The Chestertown Spy

    The Chestertown Spy profiles Joseph Prud’homme, associate professor of political science, in a video interview about the intersection of politics, religion, and culture.

  • 11/28/16 Bloomberg “Surveillance”

    On the “Bloomberg Surveillance” program, College President Sheila Bair speaks on market expectations for President-elect Donald Trump to roll back bank legislation, as well as the concept of income share agreements to help students pay back college debt.

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  • 09/15/17 The Wilson Center

    Andrew Oros, professor of political science and international studies and the author of Japan’s Security Renaissance, gave a talk at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., about the US-Japan alliance in the context of the North Korea threat.

  • 08/21/17 WAMU, The Kojo Nnamdi Show

    Wil Haygood, the Patrick Henry Writing Fellow at the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, is interviewed on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU reflecting on the life, work, and legacy of comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory.

  • 08/25/17 WYPR

    A project led by Anthropology Chair and Associate Professor Aaron Lampman was featured on WYPR, after news editor Joel McCord traveled to Smith Island with Kirsten Webb ’18 and Hayley Hartman ’18 to hear them interview local residents about the effects of high water on Smith Island. The interviews are part of a summer project that the students conducted on perception of risk as it relates to sea level rise on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

  • 07/28/17 WMAL

    Melissa Deckman is interviewed on WMAL about Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to join other governors opposing his party’s “skinny” healthcare repeal. Deckman, professor of political science, says she was not surprised by the move, noting that Hogan understands that a majority of his constituents are not in favor of the GOP health care plan.

  • 07/28/17 WMUR

    Political science Professor Melissa Deckman is interviewed on WMAL about Maryland Rep. John Delaney’s decision to run for president in 2020. Deckman notes that Delaney, a Democrat, “really hasn’t been a leader within the Democratic party. He’s been, I think, more of a maverick.”

  • 07/17/17 The Baltimore Sun, Roughly Speaking

    Melissa Deckman, chair of the political science department, weighs in on “Roughly Speaking,” the podcast by the Baltimore Sun’s Dan Rodricks, about the false equivalents of the Trump presidency and “the levels of duplicity and frankly stupidity coming from this White House,” especially in light of last week’s revelations about the Trump campaign’s Russian connection through Donald Trump Jr.

  • 06/28/17 Council on Foreign Relations

    Andrew Oros, professor of political science and international studies, has been traveling the world this summer on a tour with his well-received and timely new book Japan’s Security Renaissance. In this Council on Foreign Relations “Asia Unbound” podcast, Oros discusses the evolving role of Japan’s military under President Shinzo Abe and what the future holds for the country’s national security posture.

  • 05/17/17 The Baltimore Sun “Roughly Speaking”

    Melissa Deckman, chair of the Department of Political Science and author of Tea Party Women, is interviewed on Dan Rodricks’ “Roughly Speaking” for the Baltimore Sun, about President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and his release of classified information to Russian officials in the Oval Office.

  • 05/06/17 The Hits New Zealand

    Bill Schindler, chair of the Department of Anthropology, is interviewed on New Zealand’s “The Hits” program about primitive technologies and how he and his family incorporate them into their lifestyle.

  • 04/19/17 Radio New Zealand

    Bill Schindler, chair of the Department of Anthropology, is interviewed on Radio New Zealand about his classes in primitive technologies, his teaching philosophy, and how our human past should inform our present and future.