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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. 


  • 05/26/16 Care2Causes

    College President Sheila Bair is quoted in Emily Zak’s column about why student debt is skyrocketing, noting an often overlooked cause in that middle-class workers’ wages have remained stagnant and lower-income workers’ pay has fallen.

  • 05/27/16 International Business Times

    Political science professor Melissa Deckman discusses how Donald Trump has tapped into a sentiment among some Americans that their country is changing too dramatically and who blame establishment elites for these changes.

  • 05/26/16 Fortune, Time
    Political science professor Melissa Deckman is quoted in a story about whether Hillary Clinton is “likable” enough to be elected president and how a sizeable number of Trump supporters agreed with a poll question that asked whether women should “stick to the jobs and tasks they are naturally suited for.” 
  • 05/23/16 The Daily Dot

    College President Sheila Bair is quoted in a story about Donald Trump’s assertion that people seeking a liberal arts degree should be restricted from getting federal student aid.

  • 05/18/16, Time

    Political science professor Melissa Deckman discusses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s efforts to consolidate support among white, married, suburban, Republican women as the general election approaches.

  • 05/17/16 Fortune

    College President Sheila Bair’s column discusses how Donald Trump’s proposals to penalize those who seek liberal arts degrees by making it harder for them to get federal student aid is economically and culturally short-sighted.

  • 05/10/16, The Washington Post
    Andrew Oros, associate professor of political science and international studies who specializes in international and comparative politics of East Asia, talks about the significance of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima, Japan.

  • 05/05/16, World Politics Review
    Christine Wade, associate professor of political science and international studies, writes the lead story about how the latest scandal in Honduras over police-backed hit squads targeting government officials could lead to even more police militarization in the troubled country.
  • 05/03/16 MyEasternShore.com
    College President Sheila Bair hosted a roundtable discussion called by Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., among leaders in higher education on the Eastern Shore about the issues of college affordability and student loan debt.
  • 05/03/16, MyEasternShore

    CES Director John Seidel and GIS Lab Director Stew Bruce showed Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin around the College’s GIS Lab, where students presented him their projects and ongoing work.


  • 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. 
  • MSNBC “Weekends With Alex Witt” 04/10/16

    College President Sheila Bair analyzes presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ major campaign themes regarding bank regulation and his call for tuition-free higher education. She also discusses Washington College’s tuition freeze, Dam the Debt, and George’s Brigade.

  • National television ad, 04/07/16

    College President Sheila Bair stars in one of IBM’s Watson ads on the topic of risk. The ad aired during the Masters golf tournament.

  • CNBC Closing Bell, 04/04/16
    College President Sheila Bair weighs in on the comments of Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari, who said that regulators should consider breaking up the nation’s biggest banks to protect the financial system.


  • 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.

  • Ken Rudin’s “Political Junkie,” 04/21/16

    Melissa Deckman talks about the battle between Chris Van Hollen and Donna Edwards for the Democratic Senate seat being vacated by longtime Senator Barbara Mikulski.

  • NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, 04/19/16
    Adam Goodheart, director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, talks about colleges and universities that are examining their historic connections to the slave trade, and explains the well-documented case of Washington College’s own Custom House, whose original resident was one of the largest slave traders in the entire Chesapeake region.
  • Bloomberg’s Taking Stock With Kathleen Hays and Pimm Fox, 04/14/16

    College President Sheila Bair discussed the health of U.S. banks and renewed debate over “too big to fail” banks.

  • WMAL, 03/15/16
    Political Science professor Melissa Deckman discusses how voter turnout usually drops in late primaries like Maryland’s if presidential nominees are already chosen by states that vote earlier. 
  • Primal Balance, 03/01/16

    Bill Schindler, associate professor of anthropology, is featured in the podcast Born Primal, talking about his experience in filming National Geographic Channel’s “The Great Human Race.”