CNBC, KPIX-TV Tap Steve Woolpert for Insight on Oregon's Mileage Tax and California's High Speed Rail

The NBC online news outlets, CNBC and MSNBC, carried an interview with Saint Mary's Steve Woolpert in a story about an Oregon state proposal to tax drivers according to the miles they drive. The dean of the School of Liberal Arts and a politics professor whose academic research includes environmental policy implementation, is quoted in the Matt Twomey story "Taxed by the mile instead of taxed at the pump."  Read the CNBC story.

San Francisco Chronicle Features OpEd on Government Shutdown Deal by SMC's Steve Woolpert

SFGate, the online portal for the San Francisco Chronicle, featured an OpEd by Politics Professor and Dean of the School of Liberal Arts Steve Woolpert on the political game of chicken that shutdown the government and led the nation to the brink of economic calamity. Read Woolpert's opinion piece "Since there is no pork in Congress, how about a game of chicken?"

Catholic Voice Reports on SMC Panel About Syria

The current edition of the Catholic Voice carries an article reporting on the recent Saint Mary's panel discussion on the crisis in Syria. Al Donner, a correspondent for the Oakland diocsean newspaper covered the forum, which featured several faculty members, including Middle East Politics Professor Hisham Ahmed, History Professor and director of the Cummins Institute, Brother Charles Hilken and Politics Professor Mindy Thomas. The other panel members were the co-presidents of the Middle East Students’ Club, Aya Fawzy and Evelyn Minaise.

KABC-TV/Los Angeles Interviews Politics' Ron Ahnen About Developments in Prison Hunger Strike

The Los Angeles ABC affiliate KABC-TV interviewed Politics Professor Ron Ahnen about the ongoing hunger strike in California's prison system. The strike, which has resulted in more than 50 case of inmates seeking medical care, is to protest several prison policies; in particular, long term solitary confinement.

Los Angeles' KPFK Speaks With Ron Ahnen About Ongoing Prison Hunger Strike

Saint Mary's political science professor Ron Ahnen was recently interviewed on the Los Angeles radio station KPFK about the hunger strike currently underway in California's prison system. The strike involves up to 2,000 inmates who are refusing meals to protest a variety of issues, in particular, indefinite solitary confinement.

Washington Post Features Book Review By Politics Prof. David Alvarez

The Washington Post published a review written by Saint Mary's Politics Professor David Alvarez on the new book The Pope's Last Crusade: How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI's Campaign to Stop Hitler.  The book by the award-winning journalist Peter Eisner tells the story of Pope Pius XI (Achille Ratti) who was one of the most prominent critics of Hitler in the 1930s. Alvarez says Eisner's book helps to rescue  Pius XI from obscurity.

San Francisco Chronicle, Star Tribune Quote Monica Fitzgerald On Obama's Win

Liberal and Civic Studies Assistant Professor Monica Fitzgerald was interviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle's Carla Marinucci about the re-election of President Obama.

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