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  • 08/17/17 CityBizList

    The purchase of the Blue Heron Café, which will become the downtown Chestertown base of the College’s new Eastern Shore Food Lab, is highlighted in Washington D.C.’s citybizlist.

  • 02/20/17 The Washington Post

    Wil Haygood, the Patrick Henry Writing Fellow at the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, writes this essay in The Washington Post in appreciation of the comedian and activist Dick Gregory, who died on August 19.

  • 08/19/17 The New Scientist

    The work of Aaron Krochmal, associate professor of biology, and his students into the study of Eastern painted turtles is featured in this story in The New Scientist. Photo credit went to Nathan Simmons ’18, a double major in environmental science and biology.

  • 08/16/17 Politico

    Adam Goodheart, director of the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, takes a step back from the horror of events in Charlottesville, Virginia, to provide perspective in this Politico essay about the dismantling of Confederate statues in Baltimore and other cities. These events are, he says, evidence of a slow-motion regime change that has been happening since the end of the Civil War.

  • 08/10/17 Governing.com

    Melissa Deckman, chair and professor of political science, is quoted in this Governing.com story about Krish Vignarajah’s decision to join the Maryland gubernatorial race on the Democratic ticket. Vignarajah, the former policy director for First Lady Michelle Obama, represents “everything Trump is not,” Deckman says, adding that she is among a wave of Democratic women who have been inspired to run after the election of Donald Trump as president.

  • 08/09/17 Kent County News, My EasternShore.com

    Shane Brill ’03, ’11, Washington College videographer in College Relations and Marketing and the mastermind behind the now-thriving student-run campus garden, is featured in this story about foraging for edible plants, becoming a master gardener, and re-learning our relationships with wild edible plants.

  • 07/31/17 Project Muse

    Andrew Oros’ new book Japan’s Security Renaissance is the subject of several positive reviews in Project Muse. In his review, Kenneth B. Pyle praises Oros for his “careful, meticulous analysis” of Japan’s shift in its policies toward the military, calling the book “a solid, trustworthy, and commendable study of the innovations in Japan’s security policy.”

  • 07/27/17 The Easton Star Democrat

    Julie Markin, assistant professor of anthropology, and two of her students are highlighted in this story in The Easton Star Democrat, Myeasternshore.com, and the Chestertown Spy, about the College’s new collaboration with the Lost Towns Project. Markin initiated the project with Lost Towns to help WC archaeology students get more diverse field opportunities and internships.

  • 07/28/17 WMAL

    Melissa Deckman is interviewed on WMAL about Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to join other governors opposing his party’s “skinny” healthcare repeal. Deckman, professor of political science, says she was not surprised by the move, noting that Hogan understands that a majority of his constituents are not in favor of the GOP health care plan.

  • 07/28/17 WMUR

    Political science Professor Melissa Deckman is interviewed on WMAL about Maryland Rep. John Delaney’s decision to run for president in 2020. Deckman notes that Delaney, a Democrat, “really hasn’t been a leader within the Democratic party. He’s been, I think, more of a maverick.”

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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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  • 07/28/17 WMAL

    Melissa Deckman is interviewed on WMAL about Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to join other governors opposing his party’s “skinny” healthcare repeal. Deckman, professor of political science, says she was not surprised by the move, noting that Hogan understands that a majority of his constituents are not in favor of the GOP health care plan.

  • 07/28/17 WMUR

    Political science Professor Melissa Deckman is interviewed on WMAL about Maryland Rep. John Delaney’s decision to run for president in 2020. Deckman notes that Delaney, a Democrat, “really hasn’t been a leader within the Democratic party. He’s been, I think, more of a maverick.”

  • 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.