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Dickinson in the News: November 2020

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From Oct. 27 to Nov. 20, there were 291 national and 31 international mentions of Dickinson in the news.


  • President Margee Ensign discussed Dickinson’s spring semester decision with University Business. Additionally, a new public health initiative by the Carlisle Community Action Network (CAN)—a group founded by President Ensign—was covered by every news outlet in Central Pennsylvania: WITF, ABC27, WGAL, CBS21, FOX43, The Sentinel and PennLive. President Ensign also discussed the economic impact COVID-19 has had on Cumberland County colleges and universities with The Sentinel.

  • Instructor in American Studies Darren Lone Fight was quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer story, “Kamala Harris follows Kaw Nation’s Charles Curtis as the second person of color to become vice president.”

  • Professor of History Matthew Pinsker was a featured guest on KUER-FM NPR Utah for an hour-long program on “The Dirty Days of America’s Elections.”

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science David O’Connell, who teaches a course on politics and pop culture, was quoted by The Hollywood Reporter for a story on the future of the celebrity candidate. The story also was published in Billboard.

  • Professor O’Connell was interviewed by Newsweek for a story on Trump’s chances of winning Pennsylvania, and he was among a group of experts tapped by the outlet WalletHub to break down the significance of Election Day this year and throughout history. On Election Night and the morning after, O’Connell was a live guest on FOX43 news and was a two-time guest on WITF’s Smart Talk during Election Week breaking down the latest developments.

  • Professor O’Connell also was the subject of The Sentinel’s feature, “5 Questions With.” He discussed his published research on Congress and Instagram.

  • Associate Professor of Political Science Sarah Niebler’s fortuitous op-ed, “Slow election results don’t mean fraudulent results. Here’s why,” was published in the Penn Capital-Star.

  • Professor Niebler also provided expert analysis and commentary in the weeks leading up the election and after the election. She was interviewed on multiple occasions by WWL First News New Orleans, FOX43 and ABC27 for both live and pre-recorded interviews.

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy Crispin Sartwell joined Joyce Carol Oates, Lawrence Douglas and A.E. Stallings among other notables who published brief essays on election results in the Times Literary Supplement.

  • Professor of American Studies Amy Farrell, whose book Fat Shame was recently released in Italian, was interviewed by Grazia, one of the most popular Italian magazines. An article about her book also was published in Sette, a national weekly magazine.

  • Professor of Psychology Marie Helweg-Larsen discussed the Danish concept of hygge for an article in Natural Health Magazine.

  • Jeff McCausland, visiting professor of international security studies, was a guest on WITF’s Smart Talk discussing his new book, Battle Tested: Gettysburg Leadership Lessons for 21st Century Leaders.

  • Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions Cathy Davenport was quoted in the Forbes column “Fact-Checking College Admission.”

  • Director of West Coast Recruitment Phil Moreno was a live guest on the KMAX program Good Day Sacramento sharing tips and advice for students applying to college during the pandemic.

  • Director of the Center for Sustainability Education Neil Leary was a featured expert for Mashable’s report on “8 Ways Climate Change is Already Impacting You.”

  • Associate Vice President of Sustainability and Facilities Planning Ken Shultes and College Farm Special Projects Manager Matt Steiman were featured guests on WITF’s Smart Talk discussing the College’s Farm’s innovative new food-waste diversion initiative that recently received funding from the EPA.

  • Dickinson was referenced in a Wall Street Journal story about college admissions during the pandemic. Dickinson was also referenced in the Inside Higher Ed story, “What It Takes to Get Into College If You Have Learning Differences.”

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Published November 10, 2020