Muhlenberg in the News

Recent media coverage of Muhlenberg College and its people

NBC, August 12, 2022

Oz demands 5 debates as Republicans question Fetterman's stroke recovery

There is a degree of pressure for Fetterman to demonstrate that he's ready to go. It doesn't mean he has to agree with everything. But he's going to have to debate Oz this fall. - Chris Borick (political science) Read More

The Morning Call, August 12, 2022

Avoidable environmental tragedies we failed to avoid

Pressure your representatives at the state and federal level to take action to fight climate change, writes Emeritus Environmental Science Professor Patricia T. Bradt. Read More

The Morning Call, August 12, 2022

New Republican voters are outpacing new Democrats in Pennsylvania. Will it make a difference in close Wild-Scheller race?

The shifts in voter affiliation align with the historical trend of midterm elections being difficult for the president's party. - Chris Borick (political science) Read More

Pennsylvania Capital Star, August 12, 2022

In Pennsylvania, a scrappy interloper - New Jersey - dominates U.S. Senate race

Recent polls have Fetterman leading Oz by double digits. - Chris Borick (political science) Read More, August 12, 2022

In A Twist, Democrats Attack A Senate Candidate For His Showbiz Ties

Fetterman is essentially linking Oz's Hollywood connections to his New Jersey residency, both places that aren't quite "beloved" in Pennsylvania. -Chris Borick (political science) Read More

Associated Press, August 05, 2022

Trolling along: Fetterman going big on social media vs. Oz

The proof in the pudding is that campaigns have increasingly turned to [social media]. - Chris Borick (political science) Read More

Associated Press, August 05, 2022

Third-party candidates file to run for Pa. governor, Senate

There are prominent examples - such as in the 2016 and 2000 presidential elections - of third-party candidates possibly helping to tilt elections. - Chris Borick (political science) Read More

Penn Capital-star, August 05, 2022

Democrats: Mastriano's pursuit of extremist voters makes him unfit to serve as governor

Mastriano will need to convince voters he isn't as extreme as Shapiro's campaign will try to portray him. - Chris Borick (political science) Read More

Wlvr (npr/bethlehem), July 29, 2022

The Lehigh Valley's small businesses find a way to thrive - by supporting each other

Jay's Local and Nowhere Coffee are both within walking distance of Muhlenberg. Read More

The Morning Call, July 29, 2022

A Lehigh Valley college pairs students and inmates to help find ways to keep people out of prison. It's getting a big boost.

Incarcerated people in Lehigh Valley corrections facilities will now be able to earn college credits through Muhlenberg's Inside-Out program. Read More

Easton Express-Times, July 29, 2022

Sen. Casey delivers $230K to Muhlenberg College collaboration with local prisons

"There aren't many classes in college many of us can say changed our lives," Casey said during the press conference Monday. "I was really inspired by what I heard about the impact it's had on its graduates." Read More

WFMZ, July 29, 2022

Program that takes inmates from recidivism to resiliency gets funding boost

Kate Richmond (psychology) started the 14-week course, which takes Muhlenberg students to the state Department of Corrections community center to study effects of mass incarceration. Read More

The Morning Call, July 29, 2022

Monkeypox is in the Lehigh Valley. What happens now?

Chrysan Cronin (public health) the federal government needs to start taking a proactive response, Read More

The Morning Call, July 29, 2022

Susan Wild gets big fundraising boost after overturn of Roe v. Wade; Lisa Scheller trails, but betters her 2020 numbers

Candidates that spend more are significantly more likely to win, but are certainly not guaranteed a victory, says Chris Borick (political science). Read More

WFMZ, July 29, 2022

Muhlenberg sits just outside the top-10 in preseason poll

The College has burst onto the Division III football scene the last few seasons. Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 29, 2022

Voter ID laws will help restore trust in our elections

A recent Muhlenberg survey found more than half of Republicans thought voter fraud was a major issue, while nearly half of Democrats believed voter suppression was a serious problem. Read More

The Morning Call, July 29, 2022

Abortion is still legal in Pennsylvania. These are the restrictions.

Not having a remote option poses a burden on the patient, especially if they would have to travel a long distance, says Chrysan Cronin (public health). Read More

The Morning Call, July 29, 2022

Migrating monarch butterflies, which summer in the Lehigh Valley, are now endangered.

The monarchs that we see now are looking for the only food that their larvae can eat - milkweed plants, says Marten Edwards (biology). Read More

Christian Science Monitor, July 22, 2022

As the world heats up, will climate action, too?

When it comes to accepting climate change, most Americans now agree it's a reality. What isn't as clear is: Have these beliefs and experiences changed the priorities for Americans? -Chris Borick (political science) Read More

San Juan Journal, July 22, 2022

San Juan's diverse marine life

Erika Iyengar (biology), a long-time researcher at Washington State's Friday Harbor Laboratories, spoke about the diversity of intertidal creatures near the beautiful San Juan Islands. Read More

WESA, July 22, 2022

One year later, researchers still don't know what killed hundreds of songbirds last summer in Pa.

Peter Saenger, ornithological specialist, says researchers have ruled out a myriad of sources and found nothing conclusive. Read More

The Morning Call, July 22, 2022

Biden coming back to northeast Pennsylvania as poll numbers sink to lowest of his presidency

Chris Borick (political science) says the president is looking for opportunities to advocate for policies that he thinks will resonate with the public. Read More

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 22, 2022

A collision of economics & history

The 'jobs-versus-environment' political framework is often a false choice; often the environmentally sensitive approach can be a good economic choice, says Chris Borick (political science). Read More

Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness Podcas, July 15, 2022

Jacqueline Antonovich, assistant professor of history, joins host Jonathan Van Ness to explore the history of abortion care and forced sterilization in the US, how white supremacy has shaped reproductive politics and why Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman isn't the historical fiction we may think it is. Read More, July 15, 2022

Senator Bob Casey mentions Muhlenberg's Inside/Out Prison Exchange Program, a partnership between Muhlenberg College and the Lehigh County Department of Corrections that seeks to improve access to postsecondary education for incarcerated individuals, and a recent $230,000 grant. Read More

The New York Times, July 08, 2022

Chris Borick, professor of political science and director of the Muhlenberg Institute of Public Opinion, discusses Pennsylvania's competitive and centrist 7th congressional district in an article that asks why moderate Democrats are vanishing. Read More

The Morning Call, July 01, 2022

Professor of Biology Marten Edwards spoke with the Morning Call about the arrival of jumping worms in the Lehigh Valley. Read More

The New York Times, July 01, 2022

Chris Borick, professor of political science and director of the Muhlenberg Institute of Public Opinion, discusses Pennsylvania's competitive and centrist 7th congressional district in an article that asks why moderate Democrats are vanishing. Read More

E & E News, June 24, 2022

Governor's race portends energy future in fossil-heavy Pa.

There are real, clear distinctions between the candidates on [energy policy], and it's an important topic right now in the broader economic and public health realm, says Chris Borick (political science). Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 24, 2022

Pa. primary election set voter turnout records

To grow turnout, you have to have really ripe conditions, and it's here right now in Pennsylvania, says Chris Borick (political science). Read More

Penn Capital Star, June 24, 2022

Fetterman, Shapiro are teaming up in 2022. Will it help, hurt?

Chris Borick (political science) on how they will work to build on each other's strengths. Read More

Easton Express-Times, June 17, 2022

Oz and Fetterman face distinct challenges heading into U.S. Senate campaign in Pa.

Chris Borick (political science) comments. Read More

WDIY FM, June 17, 2022


State Rep. Michael Schlossberg, a 2005 Muhlenberg alum, has introduced a new $100 million proposal to help address mental health priorities. Read More

City Of Allentown, June 17, 2022

The City of Allentown will Host a Juneteenth Celebration

Muhlenberg is one of the collaborators of the event which will take place Sunday, June 19, at Cedar Beach Park. Read More

Patriot News, June 17, 2022

Could a possible congressional deal on guns be a sign the partisan divide is closing?

Chris Borick (political science), says he's seeing "some polling signs that Americans are more willing to find space for compromise." Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 17, 2022

John Fetterman says he's not a typical politician. Is that enough in a brutal climate for Democrats?

The images of Fetterman will try to 'other' him, to make him threatening to older, more moderate voters, says Chris Borick (political science). Read More

Wlvr (npr/bethlehem), June 17, 2022

Plans roll out for network of electric vehicle charging stations

Transitioning to electric vehicles reduces greenhouse gases, mitigating climate change, says Rich Niesenbaum (sustainability studies). Read More

Harrisburg Patriot News, June 10, 2022

Oz and Fetterman face distinct challenges heading into the general election campaign

Chris Borick (political science) shares insights. Read More

WESA, June 10, 2022

The firefly population could be declining

Marten Edwards (biology) says the Edwards says the main culprit is the loss of their natural habitats. Read More

The Morning Call, June 10, 2022

How worried should we be now that monkeypox has arrived in Pa.?

We're not at that same level of COVID concern, but we certainly need to pay attention, says Chrysan Cronin (public health). Read More

The Morning Call, June 10, 2022

'Every year is a bad tick year': As summer settles in, Lehigh Valley residents reminded to protect themselves against tick-borne disease

Helpful tips from our tick expert Marten Edwards (biology). Read More

Oktopost Podcast, June 10, 2022

The Key to Finding Balance between Authenticity & Performance on Social Media

Jeff Pooley (media and communication) unravels this dilemma -- or opportunity. Listen

Associated Press, June 10, 2022

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Chris Borick (political science) says no governor owns voting, elections, referring to GOP candidate Mastriano. Read More

WFMZ, June 03, 2022

Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth

William Tighe (history) weighs in on whether the monarchy is still relevant today. Read More

Associated Press, June 03, 2022

EXPLAINER: Can Pa. GOP candidate make voters re-register?

Chris Borick (political science) discusses Doug Mastriano's proposed plan. Read More

The Morning Call, May 27, 2022

Bethlehem's Bach Choir announces new artistic director and conductor to lead music program

The baton is passed to Director of Choral and Vocal Studies and Assistant Professor of Music Chris Jackson. Read More

The Morning Call, May 27, 2022

PHOTOS: Muhlenberg College Graduation 2022 Read More

Pittsburgh Tribune Review, May 27, 2022

What went wrong with Conor Lamb's U.S. Senate campaign?

What he didn't have was the right match for this moment in American politics and, particularly, in Pennsylvania politics, says Chris Borick (political science). Read More

Marrietta Daily Journal (ga), May 27, 2022

Democrats Face Political Headwinds but Pennsylvania May be Different

Doug Mastriano's brand of politics, when juxtaposed against someone like Josh Shapiro, is going to be tougher to sell to a general election audience, says Chris Borick (political science). Read More

Star Telegram (tx), May 27, 2022

For Pennsylvania GOP, no turning back in bid as party leaders back Doug Mastriano for governor

Chris Borick (political science) said he expects Democrats to remind voters during the general election campaign that even members of Mastriano's own party had reservations about him. Read More

Dan Abrams Live, May 20, 2022

PA GOP Primary Senate Race Likely Headed for a Recount

Despite the GOP candidates' concerns about election fraud in 2020, Tuesday's Pennsylvania Primary election processes were exactly the same, says Chris Borick (political science). Watch Now

NBC, May 20, 2022

NBC10 in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Voters to Select Candidates for Open U.S. Senate Seat

Christopher Borick (political science) speaks about some of the factors in the races. Watch Now

Japan Today, May 20, 2022

How corporate takeovers are fundamentally changing podcasting

Published first in 'The Conversation,' the article by John Sullivan (media & communication) has run nationally and internationally in 31 media outlets. Read More

Wlvr (npr/bethlehem), May 20, 2022

Pennsylvania boosts budget to tackle black fly population

Marten Edwards (biology) says spraying will make being outside a lot more comfortable. Black flies are sprayed with BTI, a naturally occurring bacteria that is non-toxic to humans. Read More

Cnn, May 20, 2022

Voters to Decide Key Primaries Today

Chris Borick, (political science) is a guest on 'Early Start with John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin.' Read More

Usa Today, May 20, 2022

Primary Tuesday

Fetterman is heavily favored for the Democrats but Chris Borick (political science) says it's too close to call in the tightening GOP race. Read More

ABC, May 20, 2022

6ABC in Philadelphia: Race for GOP Senate nomination in Pennsylvania coming down to wire

Chris Borick (political science) provides context. Watch Now

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