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  • 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.

  • 06/09/16 The Washington Post

    Adam Goodheart, director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is quoted in a column about the history of Flag Day.

  • 06/10/16 The Washington Post “Monkey Cage”

    Political science professor Melissa Deckman co-writes a column about whether being the first female presidential nominee will enable Hillary Clinton to tap into women’s experiences with gender discrimination and inequity.

  • 06/14/16 Time

    Adam Goodheart, director of the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, discusses the origins of Flag Day.

  • 06/06/16 World Politics Review

    Christine Wade, associate professor of political science and international studies, writes about El Salvador’s increasingly militarized fight against gangs.

  • 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.”

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.