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  • 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.
  • BloombergBusiness, 03/16/16
    College President Sheila Bair talks about how Washington College is working to make education more affordable for its students.


  • 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.”

  • NPR, Hip Deep, 02/13/16
    Music professor and batá drummer Ken Schweitzer was interviewed in the program Hip Deep, Afropop Worldwide.
  • WYPR Inside Maryland Politics, 02/03/16
    Political Science Professor Melissa Deckman talks with Fraser Smith about what happened to former Gov. Martin O’Malley in the Iowa caucuses.
  • WMAL, 02/03/16
    Political science professor Melissa Deckman talks about Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s upcoming State of the State Address and his legislative goals for the coming session.