Matt Connolly

Before joining the Washington Monthly in January 2015, Matt worked at WBEZ, the Washington Examiner, Mic.com, and Mother Jones. He has a degree in journalism and political science from Northwestern University.


Throwback Thursday: Insider Baseball

It is not a good time to be a Washington Nationals fan. The team — once picked as a World Series favorite — is not so much limping to the end as it is imploding more and more spectacularly as the season’s close draws nearer. After a week that featured a fight between phenom outfielder… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: The Trinity Sisters

In honor of Pope Francis’ visit to D.C. today we’re looking back at Kevin Carey’s feature on Trinity Washington University, “one of the more remarkable and unacknowledged institutions in twentieth-century American higher education,” from our July/August 2011 issue. Founded in 1897 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, the tiny school in the city’s… Read more »

Watch Yesterday’s College Guide Event

If you missed yesterday’s Washington Monthly/New America event, you can watch the entire thing above. It was a lively discussion on college data and the future of higher ed. Deputy Under Secretary of Education Jamienne S. Studley discussed the Obama administration’s new college scorecard and how the new data might be used to improve institutions… Read more »

Event Tomorrow: America’s Most Innovative College Presidents and Obama’s New College Scorecard

To celebrate the release of our college guide issue and dive deep into the higher ed topics therein, we’ll be hosting an event Wednesday morning at 9:30 with New America. The focus is on the Obama administration’s new college scorecard along with the innovative college presidents who are already rethinking education to put their schools… Read more »

Throwback Thursday: Jorge Ramos

Jorge Ramos is in the news lately for being thrown out of the room by Donald Trump and berated by Trump supporters — but Monthly readers who have been with us for at least a few years will know that this is far from the first time he’s appeared in our coverage. This week’s Throwback… Read more »