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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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  • 07/25/16 Eye On Sun Valley

    English professor Kathryn Moncrief is starring in nexStage Theatre’s 2016 Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival, portraying the role of Gwen in Gin Gionofriddo’s 2012 “Rapture, Blister, Burn,” a contemporary tale about three multigenerational women and their struggles to negotiate their lives and relationships.

  • 07/20/16 The Washington Post

    Political science professor Melissa Deckman writes in The Washington Posts’s “Monkey Cage” column about her analysis of recent survey data that shows why supporters of Bernie Sanders will not cast their votes with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

  • 07/11/16: World Politics Review

    Christine Wade, associate professor of political science and international studies, writes in her monthly column about the upcoming elections in Nicaragua, which likely will be won by the incumbent president, Daniel Ortega.

  • 07/09/16 The Baltimore Sun

    Political science professor Melissa Deckman comments in a story about the potential political fallout for Maryland’s Republican Governor Larry Hogan after he decided not to support Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee.

  • 07/07/16 Sinclair News Group

    Political science professor Melissa Deckman talks about how Sarah Palin and the Tea Party inspired women who had been politically disengaged, in a story about what women voters want in the upcoming presidential election.

  • 06/31/16 The New York Times

    John Conkling, professor of chemistry emeritus and former executive director and technical director of the American Pyrotechnics Association, is interviewed about “quiet” fireworks and the chemical reactions behind fireworks’ explosions.

  • 06/26/16 The Guardian
    In a story about the upcoming election in Nicaragua, political science and international studies professor Christine Wade notes that the popularity of two-term president Daniel Ortega coupled with the poorly organized opposition will likely lead to Ortega’s re-election.
  • 06/22/16 USA Today College.com

    College President Sheila Bair is quoted about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s education policies; her comments are from her May Fortune column in which she takes issue with Trump’s proposal that students pursuing the liberal arts should not be able to get student loans as easily as those in STEM or business majors.

  • 06/21/16 The Atlantic

    Political science professor Melissa Deckman is interviewed for a story about conservative feminists who don’t want to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, but who also are unsure of Republican nominee Donald Trump’s candidacy.

  • 06/14/16 Inc.com

    College President Sheila Bair is interviewed for a story about investing in a fintech startup and her hopes that the next president will work to solve the problem of spiraling student loan debt.

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  • 07/11/16 CNBC’s Closing Bell

    President Sheila Bair discusses the potential effects on U.S. banks of the UK’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union.

  • 07/07/16 Maryland Public Television

    Michele Volansky, chair and associate professor of the Department of Theatre & Dance, is co-host of MPT’s “Artworks,” in which she discusses contemporary experimental theater in a shop window, and fusing science and art at FSU with physicist Brian Greene’s multimedia presentation of Einstein’s theory of relativity, among other topics.

  • 07/01/16 PBS News Hour “The Rundown”

    John Conkling, professor of chemistry emeritus and former executive director and technical director of the American Pyrotechnics Association, reveals the chemistry behind fireworks with a series of demonstrations in one of Washington College’s labs.

  • 05/26/16 CNBC’s Closing Bell

    College President Sheila Bair is interviewed about Dam the Debt as a donor-funded, back-end scholarship program, Washington College’s tuition freeze, and working to make college more affordable.

  • 04/29/16: RT “Boom Bust”

    College President Sheila Bair discusses Dam the Debt and other initiatives to lower student debt.

  • Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal, 4/21/16

    College President Sheila Bair talks about Dam the Debt, the tuition freeze, and how other schools are also examining innovative ways to lower student debt.

  • Yahoo Finance-The Final Round, 4/20/16
    College President Sheila Bair talks about banks, the College’s new Dam the Debt program, and the pitfalls of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ proposal that college be cost-free.
  • Bloomberg News, 4/19/16

    College President Sheila Bair speaks with David Westin about the importance of the Federal Reserve’s living wills for banks and the effectiveness of Wall Street regulations. 

  • “At the Table With Bloomberg Politics,” 04/13/16
    College President Sheila Bair participates in a panel discussion about the 2016 presidential elelction and long-term fiscal challenges facing the United States.
  • CNBC Santelli Exchange, 04/14/16
    College President Sheila Bair talks about U.S. banks’ living wills, the tax code, the need for corporate tax reform, the downsides to the concept of free college, and the merits of Jeb Bush’s higher education plan. 

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  • 07/15/16 The Baltimore Sun’s Roughly Speaking 

    History professor and presidential historian Richard Striner is interviewed by Dan Rodricks about the 2016 presidential election, saying it could be a catastrophic year for the GOP or a progressive breakthrough. He also says the GOP has become a “corrosive” force in American politics that needs to re-evaluate its purpose and policies. 

  • 07/04/16, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered

    John Conkling, professor of chemistry emeritus and former executive director and technical director of the American Pyrotechnics Association, is interviewed by National Public Radio’s Ari Shapiro about how the sounds of fireworks are designed.

     

  • 06/20/16 WNYC “The Takeaway”

    College President Sheila Bair is interviewed about the growing issue of bank overdraft fees and how just 8 percent of consumers pay 75 percent of such fees—often students and people who are the least able to pay for them.

  • 06/13/16 WYPR’s Maryland Morning

    English and creative writing professor Bob Mooney discusses Bloomsday, Chestertown’s celebration of Irish writer James Joyce’s novel Ulysses.

  • 06/09/16 National Public Radio
    Political science professor Melissa Deckman discusses how Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton can win the votes of white, female voters by continuing to make the case that Republican nominee Donald Trump is a weak, unpresidential candidate.
  • 05/25/16 Wisconsin Public Radio
    Political science professor Melissa Deckman is interviewed about her new book Tea Party Women.
  • 05/18/16 BBC Radio, “Good Morning Scotland”

    Political science professor Melissa Deckman is interviewed length about Donald Trump’s attitude toward women, as well as the role of women in the presidential race, both Hillary Clinton as the Democratic frontrunner and women voters themselves. Deckman’s interview begins at 2:28:20 and ends at 2:43:10.

  • 05/09/16 The Baltimore Sun’s Dan Rodricks’ “Roughly Speaking”

    Political science professor Melissa Deckman discusses the women who support Donald Trump and talks about new book Tea Party Women.

  • 04/27/16, WYPR, Sheilah Kast’s Midday
    Political science professor Melissa Deckman talks with Sheilah Kast about the results of Maryland’s primary election.
  • 04/27/16, NPR’s The Diane Rehm Show

    Adam Goodheart, director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, is featured on the “Reader’s Review” discussing author Elizabeth Strout’s My Name is Lucy Barton.