Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science and International Studies and an expert on Latin American politics, is interviewed on Al Jazeera about the recent outbreak of violence in Nicaragua. She says the government was caught by surprise that the protests were so widespread, which is one reason the response was so violent, and she doubts that there will be a successful effort at early elections to oust President Daniel Ortega before the end of his term.
Katherine Maynard, Professor of French, is interviewed by the Chestertown Spy about her role in the nonpartisan group Vote Your Voice, which is working to educate people in Kent and northern Queen Anne’s counties about the importance of becoming politically active and exercising their right to vote, especially in the upcoming mid-terms elections.
The Chestertown Spy writes about the search for the “real” Sophie Kerr, interviewing Brooke Schultz ’18, the outgoing editor of The Elm who researched the progressive nature of Kerr’s writing for her senior thesis, as well as Elizabeth O’Connor, Assistant professor of English, and Heather Calloway, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. The three are interviewed via video, talking about their research into the prolific yet elusive Eastern Shore writer whose gift to the College created the Sophie Kerr Prize, the nation’s largest undergraduate literary award.
Bill Schindler, Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab and Associate Professor of Anthropology, is featured on RTE’s “Big Week on the Farm,” discussing his take on the latest in the “test-tube hamburger.” This line of research uses stem cells from an animal’s muscle tissue to “grow” meat in a laboratory. Some see this research as a more sustainable and ethical way to produce enough meat for the growing human population.
04/11/18 RTE’s “Big Week on the Farm”
Bill Schindler, Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab and Associate Professor of Anthropology, is featured in this segment of RTE’s “Big Week on the Farm.” He explains the most nutrient-dense parts of an animal—such as the brains, liver, and even intestines—as well as how often those are thrown away, and how a nose-to-tail approach to eating an animal is more ethical as well as better for your health.
Bill Schindler, Director of the Eastern Shore Food Lab and Associate Professor of Anthropology, is interviewed by host Philip Boucher-Hayes on this segment of RTE’s “What Are You Eating?” about whether humans are meant to eat meat, and how humans first began to hunt for meat instead of scavenging. Filmed in Ireland’s Wicklow Woods, the segment includes Mike Whisenant ’16, now studying for his master’s in experimental archaeology at University College Dublin, and Maggie Kobik ’11, who just finished her master’s degree at UCD, helping butcher a deer with stone tools.
John Thomas, lecturer in music, is interviewed by The Chestertown Spy about his work as the program manager at The Mainstay in Rock Hall, in particular about the revival of chamber music in a 21st-century form. He discusses the music and work of young artists who are bringing new perspectives to musical forms of the classical world and making it much more accessible and appealing to people.
Melissa Deckman, Chair and Professor of Political Science, is interviewed on WBAL-TV Baltimore about the role of women in Maryland’s upcoming gubernatorial election. Of the nine Democratic candidates, seven have chosen women as running mates, which Deckman believes is a direct result of the national trends of #MeToo and the women’s march and is further evidence of candidates’ acknowledgement of the increasingly powerful of the female vote.
Heather Harvey, associate professor of art and chair of the Department of Art and Art History, is interviewed in The Chestertown Spy about her collaboration with fellow artist Elizabeth Casqueiro to create The Davis Arts Center in Easton, a permanent space for working artists in a former industrial building.
Bill Schindler, associate professor of anthropology and director of the new Eastern Shore Food Lab, is interviewed about his teaching of primitive technologies by Ross Andersen, senior editor at The Atlantic, at Washington Ideas. Sponsored by The Atlantic, the annual three-day event brings the nation’s leaders in politics, education, science, business, and health for interviews and conversation.
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.
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.
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.
The Chestertown Spy profiles Joseph Prud’homme, associate professor of political science, in a video interview about the intersection of politics, religion, and culture.
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.
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.
On CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” College President Sheila Bair comments on the Fed’s decision to leave interest rates where they are for now, how the outcome of the presidential election may affect the banking and finance industry, and how the election may be a good catalyst for Republicans to come to grips with core issues.
On Maryland Public Television’s State Circle, anchor Jeff Salkin interviews President Sheila Bair about what Washington College is doing to make college more affordable and accessible, as well the problem of student loan debt, and the concept for all of higher education of shifting from a debt model for financing higher education to an equity model—known as income sharing. President Bair’s comments begin at 13:44 and end at 23:24.
On Fox Business News “Morning With Maria,” College President Sheila Bair comments on the Wells Fargo’s “missteps”, as well as Deutsche Bank and the future of bank regulation.
College President Sheila Bair is interviewed on Bloomberg TV about the resignation of Wells Fargo Bank’s CEO and chairman John Stumpf in the wake of the bank’s scandal over fake accounts.
College President Sheila Bair is interviewed extensively about the Wells Fargo Bank scandal and bank regulation as a whole. During the interview she said she doesn’t believe Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf should resign, a statement that was picked up by multiple news outlets including Yahoo!Finance, and Money on msn.com.
On the PBS news program “Charlie Rose The Week”, College President Sheila Bair is interviewed to discuss the Wells Fargo Bank scandal. Her interview runs from 4:25 to 8:18.
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.
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.
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.
President Sheila Bair discusses the potential effects on U.S. banks of the UK’s Brexit vote to leave the European Union.
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.
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.
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.
College President Sheila Bair discusses Dam the Debt and other initiatives to lower student debt.
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.
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.
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.
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.