Muhlenberg in the News

Recent media coverage of Muhlenberg College and its people

Christian Science Monitor, December 02, 2022

Cities are killing birds. Activists and architects have solutions.

Professor of Ornithology Daniel Klem has watched the long awakening of concern about birds and buildings. Starting in the 1970s, he became not only a leading scholar of bird collisions but also an apostle for bird safety. Read More


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 02, 2022

Is possible impeachment of Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner a political power grab or a lawful check on policies?

Tying up the next Congress with what the public sees as politically motivated impeachment proceedings could be disastrous for Republicans, says Chris Borick (political science). Read More


San Diego Union, December 02, 2022

11 forgotten spots where germs can lurk at home

"We coexist with microbes, but there are some that are more harmful to humans than others," says Chrysan Cronin, an infectious-disease epidemiologist and director of public health at Muhlenberg College. Read More


Nature, December 02, 2022

Q&A with Editorial board member Professor Kristin Wustholz

Wustholz, a 2002 alum, answers questions on her scientific career, scientific developments she is excited about and her experience of being an Editorial Board Member for Communications Chemistry. Read More


The Valley Ledger, November 25, 2022

Dancers explore personal experiences and narratives through movement, as the Muhlenberg College Department of Theatre & Dance presents "Reset: New Dances," Dec. 1-3 in the college's Baker Theatre. Read More


The Morning Call, November 25, 2022

Chris Borick, professor of political science and director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, noted the impact that overturning Roe v. Wade had on Democratic voter turn out in the 2022 midterm elections. Read More


Lehighvallynews.com, November 18, 2022

Muhlenberg students show how Gen Z shaped the midterm election by being 'all in'

"Non-partisan and student-led efforts to demystify the election process and our commitment to civic engagement has made a real difference in student voter registration and turnout," said President Kathleen Harring. Read More


Le Figaro (france), November 18, 2022

Christopher Borick: "The abortion issue has mobilized the Democratic camp"

An interview with Borick, director of the Insitute of Public Opinion about the midterm elections. Read More


Other News, November 18, 2022

Midterms: Donald Trump and his candidates, big losers in the election

Democrat Josh Shapiro crushed his rival by 14 points in the midterms. Still, the Republicans had a good chance of winning initially, said Christopher Borick (political science). Read More


Lehighvallynews.com, November 18, 2022

Gen Z turned out for the midterms -- and may have inspired one young organizer to run for office

Alex Wagner '23 is featured. Read More


The New York Times, November 18, 2022

Democrats See a Blueprint in Fetterman's Victory in Pennsylvania

"He got a lot of looks from voters who aren't very open to looking at Democrats right now." - Christopher Borick (political science). Read More


The New York Times, November 18, 2022

The Right-Wing Grass Roots Scored Big in 2010. But 2022 Was Far Different.

"I think [Mastriano] had more than his share of defections from the Republican ranks, and you can never make the math work here in Pennsylvania if that's the case." - Chris Borick (political science) Read More


The New York Times, November 11, 2022

The Right-Wing Grass Roots Scored Big in 2010. But 2022 Was Far Different.

Mastriano had his share of defections from the Republican ranks in Pennsylvania "and you can never make the math work here for a Republican if that's the case," says Chris Borick (political science). Read More


Washington Post, November 11, 2022

Where does Dr. Oz - and its reputation - from here?

Oz could spend the next few years here, volunteering and becoming part of the community to overcome that outsider identity, which was his greatest weakness, said Chris Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. Read More


WFMZ, November 11, 2022

Things to Do

The Muhlenberg College Department of Theatre & Dance will present "Oedipus: A Staged Reading" on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in the Empie Theatre at the Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance. Read More


Newsday, November 11, 2022

Huntington's Jakeim Hart makes Broadway debut in 'Almost Famous'

The Class of 2016 alum plays band manager Dennis Hope and serve as understudy to the lead role of Russell Hammond. Read More


The New York Times, November 11, 2022

Inflation Plagues Democrats in Polling. Will It Crush Them at the Ballot Box?

Chris Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, weighed in before the votes were cast. Read More


NBC, November 11, 2022

Behind the battle for a suburban Pittsburgh House district with national implications

Democrat Chris Deluzio is predicted very likely to win Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District. Chris Borick (political science) provided context. Read More


Business Insider, November 11, 2022

Inflation and abortion are the top 2 issues in one of America's swingiest districts. Here's what voters there are saying ahead of the midterms.

A recent Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion poll suggests inflation & reproductive rights are seen as the most important issues to voters. Read More


Kyw News Radio, November 11, 2022

Midterms 2022: Why there wasn't a red wave

It wasn't the red wave many Republicans had hoped for. So, what happened? And what propelled Democrat John Fetterman over the finish line? Muhlenberg's Chris Borick breaks it down. Read More


The Independent (uk), November 11, 2022

The most important midterm elections to watch on Election Day

A Muhlenberg College/Morning Call poll last week shows Oz suffers from high unfavorability ratings. Read More


Washington Post, November 11, 2022

Republicans sued to restrict this drop box. Meet the voters using it.

They included Muhlenberg College History Professor Mark Stein. Read More


Usa Today, November 11, 2022

The political universe of Pennsylvania: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Barack Obama pay visits

The abundance of competitive races in Pennsylvania make it coveted ground, says Chris Borick (political science). Read More


Ard Network, November 11, 2022

Swingstate Pennsylvania

A reporter from Germany's largest public broadcasting network visited Muhlenberg's campus to talk with senior Alex Wagner and MCIPO's Chris Borick.


The New Yorker, November 11, 2022

How Election Subversion Went Mainstream in PA

Pennsylvania voted for every Democratic President from 1992 until 2016. But the state was, by most other measures, deeply purple, says Chris Borick.


Usa Today, November 04, 2022

Is inflation swaying voters in battleground states?

Chris Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion in Allentown, weighs in. Read More


The New Yorker, November 04, 2022

How Election Subversion Went Mainstream in Pennsylvania

PA voted for every Democratic President from 1992 until 2016. But the state was, by most other measures, deeply purple, says Chris Borick (political science). Read More


NBC, November 04, 2022

Split Ticket Voters

Watch Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion Director Chris Borick's interview on 'NBC News with Lester Holt' (at 13:15). Watch Now


C-span, November 04, 2022

Christopher Borick on Pennsylvania's Midterm Elections

Borick talked about polling and other political dynamics at play in Pennsylvania's 2022 midterm elections. Watch Now


The New York Times, November 04, 2022

The Battle for Blue-Collar White Voters Raging in Biden's Birthplace

"Cutting into Republican gains in the Trump era among white working-class voters is essential." - Christopher Borick, the director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion in Pennsylvania. Read More


Associated Press, November 04, 2022

Biden says of candidate Fetterman: 'John IS Pennsylvania'

Presidents can help, especially in fundraising in these very costly races. And Biden has treated Pennsylvania as something of a home base says Chris Borick (political science). Read More


National Public Radio (NPR), November 04, 2022

Pa. politicians often calibrate their views on fracking based on voters' opinions

Chris Borick comments. Read More


Cnn, November 04, 2022

Pennsylvania's Senate candidates faced off in their first and only debate.

The debate focused on Fetterman's stroke in may, subject of abortion, and energy crisis. Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, Christopher Borick, has big takeaways. Read More


Propublica, October 21, 2022

Meet ProPublica's 2022 Class of Emerging Reporters

Alexandra Caban-Echevarria '23, a double-major in media & communication and English, is one of eight students accepted to the program. Read More


Washington Post, October 21, 2022

You're probably not cleaning these 11 very germy spots

We coexist with microbes, but there are some that are more harmful to humans than others, says Chrysan Cronin (public health). Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 21, 2022

Sports bars can be great places for catching the Phillies and Eagles - and COVID-19

Vaccinate, wear masks when feasible and watch games outdoors, advises Chrysan Cronin (public health). Read More


Associated Press, October 21, 2022

Biden closely tends his Pennsylvania roots in election year

Biden still has something of a home field advantage when he visits, says Christopher Borick (political science.) Read More


New Verse News, October 21, 2022

SCENES FROM BUCHA: EARLY SPRING, 2022

Poem about Ukraine atrocities published by theater scholar and emeritus professor of literature and global film studies Tom Cartelli. Read More


The Morning Call, October 21, 2022

Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll shows Lisa Scheller, Susan Wild in 'dead heat' for Lehigh Valley's seat in Congress

The race is as close as they come, said Christopher Borick, director of Muhlenberg's Institute of Public Opinion. Read More


City & State Pa, October 14, 2022

The 2022 Pennsylvania Fifty Over 50: Leaders who have a record of achievement worthy of recognition.

Christopher Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, is named to this year's list. Read More


WHYY, October 14, 2022

Latest Pa. voter registration numbers show what could happen in November

Chris Borick (political science) explains why neither party has a clear advantage, as they have in past midterms. Read More


Vox, October 14, 2022

How the Pennsylvania Senate race got so close

Chris Borick (political science) weighs in. Read More


La Progressive, October 14, 2022

Though Healthy Ecosystems Need Birds, Billions Fatally Strike Our Windows Every Year

Birds cannot see glass windows, fatally crashing in alarming numbers. That's bad for them, humans and the environment, writes Daniel Klem (ornithology/biology). Read More


WFMZ, October 07, 2022

Congressional candidates Wild, Scheller debate at Muhlenberg

The 2022 race is a rematch of 2020, when Wild, an attorney, won a close election. Read More


The Morning Call, October 07, 2022

In first debate, Susan Wild, Lisa Scheller trade attacks before 'lively' audience at Muhlenberg

The debate will air on CH69 WFMZ-TV in two parts: 7:30 p.m. Monday and at the same time Oct. 17. Read More


The Morning Call, October 07, 2022

These insects aren't decorating for Halloween, but their cobweb-like nests are all over the Lehigh Valley

They're the caterpillar stage of some rather elegant fuzzy bright white moths and nothing to worry about, says Marten Edwards (biology). Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 07, 2022

Mastriano has the fervent base. But Oz is trying to reach Pennsylvania swing voters.

While there aren't high numbers of uncommitted Shapiro-Oz voters, it is a segment that could be important in a tight race, says Chris Borick (political science). Read More


WDIY FM, October 07, 2022

Muhlenberg Poll Finds Abortion Is Still a Top Election Issue in Pennsylvania Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 07, 2022

The Pa. Senate race is tight as Oz closes on Fetterman

A string of polls from a variety of sources, including Muhlenberg, all show narrow leads for Fetterman, within each poll's margin of error. Read More


WITF, September 30, 2022

Pennsylvania voters rank abortion as a top issue in a newly-released poll

The Muhlenberg Institute of Public Opinion poll shows 20% of likely voters say they'll decide on candidates based on reproductive rights, second only to the economy. Read More


The New York Times, September 30, 2022

Fetterman's Push for Clemency Becomes an Attack Line for Oz

In the latest Institue of Public Opinion poll, only 3 percent named crime as the most important issue in the midterms, well behind the economy (22 percent) and abortion (20 percent). Read More


Washington Post, September 30, 2022

Four Charts That Show the GOP's 2022 Popularity Gap

In three recent polls, including Muhlenberg's, the percentage of people who viewed Oz unfavorably was double-digits higher than those who viewed him favorably. Read More


CBS, September 30, 2022

Lt. Gov. Fetterman, Dr. Oz on campaign trail with stops in Philadelphia, New Cumberland

A recent poll from Muhlenberg College and Morning Call shows Fetterman with a 49 to 44% lead over Oz Read More


NBC, September 23, 2022

Democrats are focus-grouping Fetterman's health. Swing voters think he's getting sharper.

Fetterman led Oz by 49% to 44% in a Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll released Thursday. Read More


Fox News, September 23, 2022

Pennsylvania remains debate-less after Shapiro won't agree to Mastriano's terms

The latest poll from Muhlenberg College of likely voters found both Democratic candidates in Pennsylvania leading, with Fetterman up 5 points over Oz and Shapiro up 11 points over Mastriano. Read More


The Hill, September 23, 2022

Poll shows Fetterman up by 5 points, Shapiro up by 10 in Pennsylvania

Twenty-two percent of voters said they were most concerned about the economy, followed by 20 percent who said their top concern was abortion or reproductive rights. Read More


The Morning Call, September 23, 2022

Muhlenberg College signs transfer agreement with Reading Area Community College

A RACC graduate will be able to complete their bachelor's degree within 22 months. Read More


WFMZ, September 23, 2022

Muhlenberg College group encourages students to register to vote

"We are trying to get as many students as possible to register," said Rebecca Salkin, president of BergVotes. "We have a 91.6% voter registration rate on campus, out of those, 90% voted." Watch Now


The Morning Call, September 23, 2022

Pennsylvania poll: Fetterman and Oz in close race for Senate; Shapiro holds big lead over Mastriano

Chris Borick, director of the MCIPO, said the results line up with other polls but neither Shapiro and Fetterman should be comfortable in their current positions. Read More


Pcn, September 16, 2022

'On the Road' College Election Roundtable at Muhlenberg

PCN came to campus to film Professor Chris Borick and the students in his Elections & Campaigns course for a panel discussion about the upcoming mid-term elections. Watch Now


ABC, September 16, 2022

Democrats keep power or a Red wave?

GOP leaders are trying to lower expectations, with polling suggesting a potentially more favorable outcome for Democrats. Chris Borick, Director of the Institute of Public Opinion, weighs in on 6ABC Action News. Read More


Kyw News Radio, September 16, 2022

Oz hammers on Fetterman's health, but who is he

hurting? Read More


National Public Radio (NPR), September 16, 2022

British pop music has a fraught relationship with Queen Elizabeth

Professor of Media & Communication Paul McEwan was a featured guest discussing the rise and fall and rise again of anti-monarchy songs in British pop. Read More


Penn Capital-star, September 09, 2022

Retiring GOP U.S. Sen. Toomey joins in calls for Fetterman to debate

Chris Borick (political science) said pushing debates off until closer to Election Day is a "textbook strategy" to minimize possible attacks from opponents. Read More


WFMZ, September 09, 2022

COVID worries ease, as crowds return to the Allentown Fair

"The Allentown community is just so great to be a part of," said Muhlenberg College student Molly Woodward. Read More


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