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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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  • 07/14/17 Sarasota Herald Tribune

    The Sarasota Herald Tribune gives a two-thumbs-up review of Dog Days Theatre’s debut of “Relatively Speaking,” which was directed this summer by Brendon Fox, assistant professor of theatre.

  • 07/07/17 Sarasota Herald Tribune
    The Sarasota Herald Tribune interviews Brendon Fox, assistant professor of theatre, who this summer is directing the play “Relatively Speaking” at Dog Days Theatre at the FSU/Asolo Conservatory.
  • 07/18/17 Kent County News

    The Kent County News reports on College President Kurt Landgraf’s introduction to the Chestertown Town Council, where council members, Mayor Chris Cerino, and local business owners sounded pleased about the College’s decision to move Commencement back to a Sunday, rather than Saturday.

  • 07/16/17 History News Network

    In this fourth segment of his six-part series for History News Network called “America in Crisis,” history Professor Rick Striner makes the case that since the 1970s, neither the Democrats nor Republicans have been capable of supporting middle- or working-class prosperity as their predecessors did after the Great Depression.

  • 07/09/17 History News Network

    In this fourth segment of his six-part series for History News Network called “America in Crisis,” history Professor Rick Striner discusses how our evolution as a democracy is ongoing and how certain aspects of it, such as the Electoral College, have changed over time to become anti-democratic elements in the political process.

  • 07/02/17 History News Network

    In this third segment of his six-part series for History News Network called “America in Crisis,” history Professor Rick Striner makes the case that President Donald Trump manipulates people and the political process by accusing anyone who criticizes him of doing precisely what they are claiming he is doing—the same technique, he argues, that Hitler used on the German people.

  • 6/22/17 The Baltimore Sun

    Political Science Professor Melissa Deckman comments on Jim Shea, the latest entrant in the Democratic field for the Maryland governor’s race, in this story in The Baltimore Sun.

  • 06/25/17 History News Network

    History Professor Rick Striner continues his series on History News Network called “America in Crisis.” In this second segment, “Is a Second Civil War in the Making?” he writes about the perception of America separating into “two nations,” with the election of Donald Trump as president estranging Americans from one another.

  • 06/22/17 The Weekly Standard

    History Professor Rick Striner reviews Timothy S. Huebner’s Liberty and Union for The Weekly Standard. Striner is the author of numerous books, including Father Abraham: Lincoln’s Relentless Struggle to End Slavery.

  • 06/21/17 The Baltimore Sun

    The Baltimore Sun includes Political Science Professor Melissa Deckman’s assessment of Prince County Executive Rushern Baker’s decision to run for governor of Maryland.

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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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  • 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.

  • 03/29/17 National Public Radio “Here and Now”
    NPR “Here and Now” host Robin Young interviews WC’s Bill Schindler, chair of the Department of Anthropology, about his primitive technology classes that use hands-on teaching to show students how our ancestors lived and worked.
  • 03/24/17 “On Point” National Public Radio

    Bill Schindler, chair of the Department of Anthropology, is featured in this “On Point” interview on National Public Radio. He and students Eden Kloetzli ’17 and Mike Whisenant ’16 talk about Schindler’s primitive technology class and the value of learning how our ancestors hunted, made tools, and prepared their food.

     

  • 02/28/17 The Paleo Solution Podcast

    Bill Schindler, chair of the Department of Anthropology and primitive technologies and foodways expert, talks with host Robb Wolf about foraging for food and the evolution of the human diet on this edition of The Paleo Solution podcast.

  • 12/17/16: WNYC “This Week in Politics”

    Christopher Baylor, a visiting assistant professor in political science, is interviewed on WNYC’s “This Week in Politics” about the history and purpose of the electoral college and moments in our history where the popular vote and electoral vote diverged.

  • 12/16/16 International Business Times-UK “In the Field”

    Melissa Deckman, chair of the Department of Political Science, talks with Orlando Crowcroft of the International Business Times UK podcast “In the Field” about America’s reaction in the weeks since Donald Trump was elected president. She says diehard Democrats are still in shock at what has happened, while even Republicans who had been against Trump are now backing him because of the opportunities they have with a Republican in office. She also discusses Trump’s cabinet picks, and the surge in hate speech and the voice of white nationalists.