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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. 


  • 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.

  • 06/18/17 History News Network

    History professor and prolific author Richard Striner starts a new six-part series on the History News Network called “America In Crisis.” In this opening segment, “Our Grotesque Predicament,” Striner discusses the bitterly polarized political situation and weaknesses in our system that have contributed to it.

  • 06/10/17 BBC

    Bill Schindler and several of his students are featured in this story about his teaching and his life work in this BBC story.


  • 06/12/17 Cosmopolitan

    Melissa Deckman, chair of the Department of Political Science, is quoted in this Cosmopolitan story about how women are becoming far more politically active since the election of Donald Trump as president, using social media as way to stay on top of issues while still working and juggling families.


  • 06/09/17 The Chestertown Spy

    Washington College’s “Dream Team,” led by Shaun Ramsey, associate professor of computer science, is featured in this story in the Chestertown Spy about a NASA challenge 48-hour “hackathon” to find ways to educate the public about solar power and its possible benefits people on Earth as well as a possible exploring party on Mars. Dream Team members were Ian Egland ’16, Katie Walker ’17, Luis Machado ’13 and Joseph Erlandson ’17.

  • 06/09/17 MarketWatch

    Washington College is mentioned in this MarketWatch story for creating innovative ways for parents and students to afford higher education. The story mentions specifically FixedFor4, which will hold incoming freshmen’s tuition at that rate all four years of their college career.

  • 06/07/17 The Salisbury Daily Times/DelmarvaNow

    Grant Samms, coordinator of the Center for Environment & Society’s ShorePower Project, penned this op-ed in the Daily Times in Salisbury and DelmarvaNow about the importance of federal funding for climate resilience work on the Eastern Shore.

  • 06/07/17 The New York Times

    College President Sheila Bair is featured in this New York Times special section on leaders in higher education. 

  • 06/07/17 The Baltimore Sun

    Washington College President-elect Kurt Landgraf is profiled in this story in The Baltimore Sun, which also quotes SGA President Melat Kiros ’18 and recent graduate and Sophie Kerr Prize winner Cat Righter ’17.


  • 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.

  • 11/15/16 Fox Business News

    College President is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business News concerning the market’s response to the election of Donald Trump, potential changes to Dodd-Frank, and the future of the SEC once Mary Jo White steps down.


  • 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.

  • 11/30/16 National Public Radio, “Here & Now”
    On National Public Radio’s “Here & Now” program with Jeremy Hobson, College President Sheila Bair talks about how the 2010 Dodd-Frank regulations could be rolled back under President-Elect Donald Trump and whether it’s a good idea to loosen banking regulations.
  • 11/11/16 “Two Weeks Notice”

    In his Latin American politics blog “Two Weeks Notice,” Greg Weeks talks with Christine Wade, associate professor of political science and international studies, about the elections in Nicaragua.