Dickinson College in the News, March 2018

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Dickinson College appeared in 743 news stories in outlets ranging from The Wall Street Journal to The Atlantic last month (Feb. 23 to March 27). Highlights include:

  • Associate Professor of American Studies Cotten Seiler explained why “we’re still married to the car—even though we don’t love it any more” in an opinion piece in The Guardian.
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy Crispin Sartwell wrote about the “dead end of identity politics” in an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal.
  • Higher Ed Today highlighted President Margee Ensign’s keynote speech at ACE2018’s Women’s Leadership Dinner.
  • Dickinson’s announcement of Our Children’s Trust as the recipient of the 2018 Rose-Walters Prize at Dickinson College for Global Environmental Activism appeared in the following: San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, DMN Newswire, Seattle Times, San Antonio Express-News, The Advocate, Benzinga, PRWeb, Biz Wire Express and 22 television stations.
  • Vice President for Enrollment Management Stefanie Niles told The Atlantic why Dickinson and many other institutions would not rescind admissions offers to students who walked out of their high school classes to protest gun violence. Niles, who is president-elect of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, also gave interviews on this topic to MarketWatch, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, WCPN-FM (NPR/Cleveland) and WPMT FOX43. A story mentioning Dickinson’s admissions stance also appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  • Assistant Professor of American Studies Marisol LeBrón discussed Puerto Rico’s movement of prisoners to U.S. mainland lockups with The Intercept.
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science David O’Connell discussed the special election for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District with FOX News. The network shared the story across all of its platforms. O’Connell also told Lancaster Online the outcome of the special election happened under an “extremely unusual set of circumstances.”
  • Professor of Psychology Marie Helweg-Larsen penned an opinion piece for The Conversation regarding Denmark’s ranking as the happiest country in the world. The piece was reprinted in more than 50 additional outlets including Newsweek, Salon.com and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Helweg-Larsen also was featured on WNHN-FM’s (Pacifica/Concord, N.H.) The Attitude radio program.
  • Visiting International Scholar in International Studies Jacob Udo-Udo Jacob told The Associated Press that the nascent gun control movement led by shooting survivors from Parkland, Florida, could use social media to shape its narrative and grow into a movement on par with the Arab Spring or 1960s civil rights struggle. The AP story appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Boston Herald, Baltimore Sun, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Denver Post, Hartford Courant, Miami Herald, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Columbus Dispatch, Tampa Bay Times, Arizona Daily Star, San Diego Union-Tribune, The Kansas City Star, San Antonio Express-News, Yahoo! News, MSN News, Yahoo! News New Zealand, Argus Press, Albany Democrat-Herald, Journal News, Star & Stripes, Austin American-Statesman, Modesto Bee, The Daily-Progress, The Tribune-Democrat, Times Leader, The World News, Star-Herald and 497 other media outlets.
  • Director of the Center for Sustainability Education Neil Leary told WHTM ABC27 about the importance of providing students with a comprehensive look at climate change and environmental issues.

Learn more about Dickinson's coverage in the national and international media on the college's "Dickinson in the News" page.

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Published April 13, 2018