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Sanford J. "Sandy" Ungar (born 1945) is an American journalist, author, and current president of Goucher Collegemarker in Baltimore, Marylandmarker.

Ungar earned a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard Universitymarker and a master's degree from the London School of Economicsmarker. He has been a correspondent for United Press International, Newsweek, The Washington Post, and The Economist. He served as Washingtonmarker editor of The Atlantic and managing editor of Foreign Affairs. From 1979–82, he was a host of All Things Considered on National Public Radio. From 1999–2001, he was Director of Voice of America. He became President of Goucher College on July 1, 2001.

Since becoming President of Goucher College, he has raised the college's profile. In 2005, he announced the college as being the first U.S. College to demand study abroad,thus internationalizing Goucher's curriculum. When he arrived, US News and World Report ranked Goucher number 91 among liberal arts colleges. However, the school's ranking has recently dropped to number 105. The College's low standing in the rankings stems from the fact that less than half the classes are taught by tenure-track faculty.

In addition to serving as president of Goucher College, Ungar teaches a freshman liberal arts Free Speech seminar with Dr. Kaushik Bagchi.

Ungar is a strong advocate of free speech and investigative journalism. He is an outspoken advocate of Judith Miller. Steadfastly supporting the New York Times journalist, he called her an American Hero.

He is known to frequently hold open discussions with his students, on campus. He is affectionately known as "Sandy Freakin' Ungar," as this is how many students recall their discussions with him.

Ungar is the author of six books, including The Papers & The Papers: An Account of the Legal and Political Battle over the Pentagon Papers, which won the George Polk Award in 1973, and Fresh Blood: The New American Immigrants (2006).

Ungar has one daughter, Lida, one son, Philip, and one son-in-law, Charles. He is married to Beth, and is currently a husband, father, father-in-law, son-in-law, uncle, and many other things.

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