Dickinson College in the News: April 2018

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Photo by Carl Socolow '77

Dickinson College appeared in 382 news stories in outlets ranging from The Washington Post to CNN last month (March 28 to April 25). Highlights include:

  • President Margee Ensign’s latest op-ed, “Civic engagement and the value of college,” was published in The Washington Post and shared as the featured story in Grade Point, the newsletter of the Post’s higher education news blog.
  • The Associated Press report, “Saudi Arabia uses ancient tourist site to alter its history,” quoted Professor of History David Commins and his interpretation of the teachings of Sheikh Mohammed Ibn Abdul-Wahhab. The was published in Egypt Independent, Time of Egypt, Newsday, The Bismarck Tribune, Newser, The Charlotte Observer, Post Bulletin, St. Joseph’s News-Press, Galveston County Daily News, Watertown Public Opinion, News & Record, Daily Advance, The Daily Times, Bakersfield Californian, The Morning Journal, Citizen Tribune, The Gazette, Rocky Mount Telegram, Standard-Examiner, The News-Herald, The Trucker, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Daily Herald Business Ledger, Herald & Review, Lacrosse Tribune, PeoplePC, Odessa American, Lancaster Online, Cache Valley Daily, Wvnews, Maryville Daily Forum, Earthlink, Inc., Laredo Morning Times, Cable One, Plainview Daily Herald, Bonner Counter Daily Bee, Bastille Post.
  • Professor of Psychology Marie Helweg-Larsen’s op-ed in The Conversation regarding Denmark’s ranking as the happiest country in the world continued to make news this month. It was referenced in the Forbes article, “Nordic Countries Continue to Rank High in Happiness, While America Fails,” and inspired an hour-long discussion with Helweg-Larsen as the featured guest on Wisconsin Public Radio. Last month, the piece was reprinted in more than 50 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.
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science Kathleen Marchetti was interviewed by Politiken, the largest newspaper in Denmark, for a story on youth protests against gun violence.
  • Vincent Stephens, director of the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, was interviewed by CNN’s John Blake for a story on Martin Luther King Jr.’s last day in Memphis.
  • Tara Fischer '02, associate dean of academic advising, discussed Dickinson’s community college transfer agreements with Hechinger Report.
  • The Wall Street Journal mentioned Dickinson in a story on merit scholarships.
  • Locally, research led by Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences Jorden Hayes was featured by WITF, FOX43 and The Sentinel. Hayes and students in her geophysics class are using ground-penetrating radar to locate lost gravesites at Mt. Tabor AME church in nearby Mt. Holly Springs; ABC27 reported on work done by students at The Handlebar; and The Treehouse was the focus of a story that aired on FOX43 and WNEP-TV.


Published May 3, 2018