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  • 09/19/16 The Washington Post

    Questioning why no one at top levels of Wells Fargo caught on to thousands of employees opening more than two million sham accounts, College President Sheila Bair is quoted in this story about the bank and the scandal engulfing it.

  • 09/17/16 The Washington Post

    In this story about the race for U.S. Senate in Maryland, political science professor Melissa Deckman explains that even if Del. Kathy Szeliga (R-Baltimore County) doesn’t beat Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), she will have enhanced her credibility with the GOP and raise her profile statewide.

  • 09/15/16 The New York Times
    Political science professor Melissa Deckman is quoted in an op-ed by Thomas B. Edsall about why a majority the evangelical Christian right is supporting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
  • 09/14/16 The Washington Post

    The Washington Post covers the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight hearing into endowment spending on scholarships and quotes College President Sheila Bair’s testimony.

  • 09/14/16 Inside Higher Ed

    Inside Higher Ed covers the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight’s hearing on endowment spending on scholarships. Washington College President Sheila Bair is among those who testified and is quoted on steps WC is taking to make college more affordable.

  • 09/13/16 Bloomberg Markets

    Washington College leads this story about a congressional examination into whether colleges and universities with large endowments should use more of that money to help students afford tuition. College President Sheila Bair was among several witnesses invited to testify before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, at which she agreed with the argument that more endowment spending on scholarships should be the norm. This story was also picked up by Yahoo!Finance and Financial Advisor magazine.

  • 09/12/16 College Savings Plan Network

    In a blog for the College Savings Plan Network, President Sheila Bair talks about Washington College’s new Saver’s Scholarship.

  • 09/07/16 Masculinities 101

    Erin Anderson, associate professor of sociology, responds to a study by economists that finds men who use stop-the-clock policies in academia when they welcome a new child to the family actually experience a boost to their productivity and have higher rates of tenure. Rather than see such policy use as something that should be restricted to women so as not to harm their career accomplishments, she argues we must scrutinize those who do the evaluating for tenure cases and make sure they are not punishing women while rewarding men for policy use.

  • 09/07/16 The Atlantic

    Political science professor Melissa Deckman discusses the legacy of the late Phyllis Schlafly and her conservative, anti-feminism legacy that’s reflected in the women who helped develop the Tea Party.

  • 09/04/16 The Washington Times

    Joseph Prud’homme, associate professor of political science and director of the College’s Institute of Religion, Politics, and Culture, discusses the difficult position Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is in when it comes to articulating her religion in the presidential race.

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  • 09/13/16 CNBC’s “Squawk Box”

    College President Sheila Bair appears on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to discuss whether it’s time for the Fed to raise interest rates, and the fallout from the Wells Fargo false bank accounts scandal.

  • 09/13/16 The House Ways and Means Committee

    College President Sheila Bair is invited to testify before the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight about the cost of higher education and potential ways that colleges and universities could make it more affordable for students, among other higher ed issues. President Bair’s statement runs from 18:00-23:05, and she has subsequent comments throughout the hearing.

  • 08/31/16 CNBC The Santelli Exchange
    College President Sheila Bair talks with Rick Santelli about FDIC funds and money market reform.
  • 08/31/16 MSN Buzz60
    This video story outlines Washington College’s new Saver’s Scholarship program.
  • 7/29/16 The Chronicle of Higher Education

    College President Sheila Bair is interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Ruth Hammond for the Chronicle’s video series “On Leadership” about student loan debt, the parallels to the subprime mortgage crisis, and Washington College’s own efforts to lower college costs and make college more affordable.

  • 07/11/16 CNBC’s Closing Bell

    President Sheila Bair discusses the potential effects on U.S. banks of the UK’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union.

  • 07/07/16 Maryland Public Television

    Michele Volansky, chair and associate professor of the Department of Theatre & Dance, is co-host of MPT’s “Artworks,” in which she discusses contemporary experimental theater in a shop window, and fusing science and art at FSU with physicist Brian Greene’s multimedia presentation of Einstein’s theory of relativity, among other topics.

  • 07/01/16 PBS News Hour “The Rundown”

    John Conkling, professor of chemistry emeritus and former executive director and technical director of the American Pyrotechnics Association, reveals the chemistry behind fireworks with a series of demonstrations in one of Washington College’s labs.

  • 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.

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  • 09/15/16 On TAP

    The work of Michele Volansky, chair of the Department of Theatre & Dance, is featured on this “On TAP” podcast about her examination of the presidential campaign and the nature of democracy as a live, theatrical event. Volansky’s segment begins at 6:15.

  • 08/16/16 The Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio
    College President Sheila Bair joins higher education policy analysts and reporters to discuss student loan debt and higher education. She comments on how the student loan system could be improved, what Washington College is doing to make college more affordable and accessible, and her take on Hillary Clinton’s free college plan as well as Donald Trump’s concept of making it more difficult for students seeking degrees in the liberal arts to get loans.
  • 08/02/16 Midday with Sheilah Kast on WYPR
    Political science professor Melissa Deckman is interviewed at length about her new book Tea Party Women and how women are shaping politics in this election cycle. 
  • 07/15/16 The Baltimore Sun’s Roughly Speaking 

    History professor and presidential historian Richard Striner is interviewed by Dan Rodricks about the 2016 presidential election, saying it could be a catastrophic year for the GOP or a progressive breakthrough. He also says the GOP has become a “corrosive” force in American politics that needs to re-evaluate its purpose and policies. 

  • 07/04/16, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered

    John Conkling, professor of chemistry emeritus and former executive director and technical director of the American Pyrotechnics Association, is interviewed by National Public Radio’s Ari Shapiro about how the sounds of fireworks are designed.

     

  • 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.