Muhlenberg in the News

Recent media coverage of Muhlenberg College and its people

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 21, 2022

Westmoreland Republicans disappointed with current redistricting proposal

Chris Borick, director of the Institute of Public Opinion, said that redistricting often involves "competing goals taking place within demographic realities." Read More


WITF, January 21, 2022

Poll confirms Americans deeply divided on election issues

Democrats and Republicans view the 2020 presidential election and see the threats to voting in 2022 differently, says Professor Chris Borick. Listen Now


Usa Today, January 21, 2022

Pennsylvania's candidate-packed, toss-up, celebrity-laden Senate race could decide control of Congress

Institute of Pubic Opinion Director Chris Borick provides insights. Read More


Real Clear Politics, January 21, 2022

A Pennsylvania Republican Wave - If the Party Can Ride It

In Pennsylvania, the GOP has the upper hand in what remains an electoral battleground, writes MCIPO Director Chris Borick. Read More


The Morning Call, January 21, 2022

'We needed testing two years ago': Lehigh Valley health experts say free COVID tests will arrive too late

I hate to criticize any initiative but it's late in the game for it, said Chrysan Cronin, director of public health. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 21, 2022

COVID-19 cases are declining around the Philly area, bringing cautious hope that omicron has peaked

It's not time to throw caution to the wind, says Associate Professor of Public Health Chrysan Cronin. Read More


Usa Today, January 22, 2022

Pennsylvania's candidate-packed, toss-up, celebrity-laden Senate race could decide control of Congress

Institute of Pubic Opinion Director Chris Borick provides insights. Read More


Le Monde, January 21, 2022

How scientific publishers monitor researchers

Media & Communication Professor Jeff Pooley discusses the fear that academic research will sink into a race for performance. Read More


Pittsburth Post-Gazette, January 14, 2022

Pennsylvania politics in 2022: On the brink of political change

PA will be home to the most closely watched Senate race in the US-one that could determine which party controls the chamber, says Political Science Professor Chris Borick. Read More


The Morning Call, January 14, 2022

Your View: A once-in-50-years happenstance will have all eyes on Pennsylvania elections in 2022

The Keystone State will have an open governor's seat and an open United States Senate seat at the same time, writes MCIPO Director Chris Borick. Read More


Harrisburg Patriot News, January 14, 2022

Most Pa. Republicans still believe there was widespread election fraud in 2020

A new Muhlenberg College survey reveals 40% of PA GOP respondents believe there was widespread fraud, even though there's not evidence to suggest that. Read More


The Morning Call, January 14, 2022

Women make up the majority of Allentown and Bethlehem city councils for the first time

"What we're seeing in the Lehigh Valley is exciting for the state of Pennsylvania and hopefully foreshadows broader statewide change," says Lanethea Mathews-Schultz, political science department chair. Read More


Pittsburgh Tribune Review, January 14, 2022

Date set for special election to fill Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey's former legislative seat

Holding the special election the same day as the primary could boost voter turnout, said Political Science Professor Chris Borick. Read More


Blog: Advances In Archaeological Practice, January 14, 2022

Identifying "Waste Places" - Charcoal Production in Pennsylvania

Associate Professor of Anthropology Benjamin Carter is a guest on a new blog post. Read More


Pittsburgh Tribune Review, January 07, 2022

Looking ahead to 2022

Voters across the state will elect a new governor and a new U.S. senator. Having both seats up for election at the same time hasn't happened in 50 years, according to Christopher Borick, director of the Institute of Public Opinion. Read More


Harrisburg Patriot News, January 07, 2022

Republicans remain ambivalent - and silent - about Jan. 6

"It was one of the darkest days we've seen in American history," says Political Science Professor Chris Borick. Read More


Environment America, January 07, 2022

How cleaner cars will drive down air pollution

Max Wengroff '21 writes that we're closer to cleaner air with new limits on vehicle pollution. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 07, 2022

Philly building trades unions back Conor Lamb in Democratic primary for U.S. Senate

"When you think about the infrastructure of Democratic politics in Pennsylvania, unions still matter in the bones of the party," says Polling Institute Director Chris Borick. Read More


National Public Radio (NPR), January 07, 2022

Everyday people fear they have CTE. A dubious market has sprung up to treat them

Assistant Professor of Public Health Kathleen Bachynski, who co-authored a paper titled "Pseudomedicine for Sports Concussions in the USA," weighs in. Read More


WITF, January 07, 2022

Thousands of WWII soldiers' opinions released to the public

Media & Communication Professor Jefferson Pooley, who is on the 'The American Soldier in World War II' project's advisory board, discusses some of the unvarnished opinions in the 65,000 pages released. Listen Now


Sports Yahoo News, January 07, 2022

NFL's updated COVID protocols are a step toward 'a new phase of the pandemic' in sports

Kathleen Bachynski, an epidemiologist at Muhlenberg College, suggests strategies leagues could adopt. Read More


Usa Lacrosse Magazine, January 07, 2022

Behind the Whistle: It's Never Done, and That's OK

Kristen Stuckel, women's lacrosse head coach, writes that coaching is both fulfilling and draining so celebrate the tasks done and be glad there are more waiting. Read More


The Morning Call, December 17, 2021

Snowy owls are moving south from the Arctic; already being reported in Pa.

It's very likely there are some in the Lehigh Valley itself," said ornithological specialist Peter Saenger. Read More


The Morning Call, December 17, 2021

Bethlehem man recalls his Japanese-American parents' unjust imprisonment during World War II

Jacqueline Antonovich, assistant professor of history, said understanding Roosevelt's decision to deny Japanese-American citizens' civil liberties "requires us to grapple with some difficult questions." Read More


The Morning Call, December 17, 2021

As COVID-19 cases surge, at least one Lehigh Valley college is considering requiring the booster shot

Brian Speer, VP of Communications, said school officials are monitoring conditions and will review protocols in advance of the spring semester. Read More


Environment America, December 17, 2021

Health letter to EPA supporting strong clean car standards

Six public health experts, including Chrysan Cronin, Director and Associate Professor of Public Health, join Environment America to call for clean cars. Read More


Audubon Society, December 17, 2021

'Preventing Bird Collisions'

Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology Daniel Klem was featured in a national Audubon Society network webinar on Nov. 16. Read More


University Business, December 17, 2021

President Series: Leading the way as a pioneer for women and her college

Kathleen Harring recognizes the significance of her role in Muhlenberg's success as an administrator and educator. Read More


Inside Higher Ed, December 10, 2021

Capital Campaign Watch

Muhlenberg College has started a campaign to raise $111 million by 2025. Read More


Stat News, December 10, 2021

Listen: A public health expert passes on football's full body collisions for youth

On the "First Opinion Podcast," Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health, discusses the risks taken by youths in one of the country's most revered sports. Read More


The Morning Call, December 10, 2021

Bethlehem man recalls his Japanese-American parents' unjust imprisonment during World War II

Jacqueline Antonovich, assistant professor of history, said understanding Roosevelt's decision to deny Japanese-American citizens' civil liberties "requires us to grapple with some difficult questions." Read More


Easton Express-Times, December 10, 2021

Still doubt climate change? Just look what's happening in the Lehigh Valley

Nate Stratton '23 shares his view of our community from a conservation perspective. Read More


Penn Capital Star, December 10, 2021

Poll: Pa. residents sharply divided on employer vaccine mandates

Even as COVID cases rise, half of all state residents say employers should not be able to require them to get the jab, according to a new Muhlenberg College poll. Read More


WFMZ, December 10, 2021

History's Headlines: Muhlenberg at war

Librarian Susan Falciani Maldonado discusses the role Muhlenberg played in the World War II effort. Read More


The Morning Call, December 03, 2021

NCAA Division III football: A day for the defense as Muhlenberg blanks DelVal to return to national quarterfinals Read More


WFMZ, December 03, 2021

Muhlenberg College Professor Discusses Omicron Variant

Assistant Professor of Biology Giancarlo Cuadra is confident based on science that the current vaccines will offer some degree of protection against serious illness from omicron. Read More


Inside Higher Ed, December 03, 2021

Muhlenberg College Announces Faculty Promotions Read More


Wallethub, December 03, 2021

Ask the Experts

Ranajoy Ray-Chaudhuri, associate professor of economics, offers tips for using reward credit cards. Read More


The New York Times, December 03, 2021

Just in the Nick of Time, a Connection

Samantha Fleischman and Allison Saltstein spent three years at Muhlenberg College before meeting in January 2010, during Ms. Saltstein's final semester. Read More


WHYY, December 03, 2021

A Pa. state lawmaker hasn't become governor in 70 years. Jake Corman hopes to be the exception

Professor Chris Borick says it generally comes down to voters' preference for a clean slate. Read More


The Morning Call, December 03, 2021

PHOTOS - Menorah Lighting at Muhlenberg College

A large crowd gathered for the lighting of a giant menorah in the heart of campus. View photos


Ch 6 Action News (philadelphia), December 03, 2021

Dr. Oz is running for Senate in Pennsylvania, but does he live here?

Chris Borick, director of Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, says convincing the public that you are truly a resident of the state and care about the state and are vested in the state is a different thing. Read More


The Morning Call, December 03, 2021

Lehigh Valley-area players have pushed Muhlenberg College toward the top of NCAA Division III football

It didn't take long for Muhlenberg football coach Nate Milne to know he's working in an area that's a hotbed for high school football. Read More


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 03, 2021

After Sean Parnell exits, Pa. Senate race becomes an 'open event' for GOP

Professor Chris Borick comments. Read More


Washington Post, December 03, 2021

With purchase of edX, this company is betting big on a prestige brand in online higher education

A Chronicle of Higher Education article by Jefferson Pooley, professor of media and communication, is quoted. Read More


Stat News, November 26, 2021

Next boy up: Kids continue to die on high school football fields

Co-authored by Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health. Read More


Wallethub, November 26, 2021

Ask the Experts: Bright Minds on the Best Rewards

Ranajoy Ray-Chaudhuri, assistant professor of economics & finance, offers best practices related to credit cards. Read More


Associated Press, November 26, 2021

Rittenhouse acquittal puts Biden in a difficult spot

"This is one of the last things Biden wants to be engaging in at this moment as he tries to finish up the big Build Back Better bill," said Christopher Borick, director of the Institute of Public Opinion. Read More


National Audubon Society, November 19, 2021

Preventing Collisions: A Discussion with Researcher Dr. Daniel Klem

Bird-glass collision researcher and leading expert Daniel Klem led a live webinar highlighting his research and sharing both challenges and solutions. Read More


The Morning Call, November 19, 2021

What are spider crickets? Here's what you need to know about the insects getting cozy inside as temperatures drop

"They're harmless to humans," says Biology Professor Marten Edwards. Read More


Pnas, November 19, 2021

Research by Biology Professor Marten Edwards and co-authors about the evolutionary success of the yellow fever mosquito is featured on the cover of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences


WFMZ, November 19, 2021

Professor shares tips on how you could reduce your carbon footprint

Richard Niesenbaum, Professor of Biology and Director of Sustainability Studies, is interviewed. Read More


Easton Express-Times, November 19, 2021

Muhlenberg College inaugurates 1st female president Read More


The Morning Call, November 19, 2021

Inauguration of Muhlenberg College's first woman president Read More


Heritage Spanish, November 19, 2021

Edwin Alvarez '22 is featured in the November TeCHS Student Spotlight. In the article, Alvarez discusses the value he found in a heritage Spanish class taken with professor of Spanish Amelia Moreno. Read More


The Morning Call, November 12, 2021

Allentown voters rejected confusing ballot question that would have removed English as the city's official language

It seemed like poll workers were not given adequate training to answer voters' questions about the referendum, said Erika Sutherland, chair of the languages department. Read More


Wlvr-fm (npr) Bethlehem, November 12, 2021

Autumn's warm, wet weather ideal for bugs - for now

Professor Marten Edwards says it's been a good year for bugs. Listen Now


Communication Revolutions Podcast, November 12, 2021

Revolutions in Electronic Communication

Professor Harry L. Sim'on Salazar talks about the impact of the invention of television on Latin American politics (at 27:45). Read More


Market Watch, November 12, 2021

5 of the coolest college towns where you can buy a home for under $250,000

Allentown is included. Read More


The Morning Call, November 12, 2021

After Lehigh Valley Republicans turn out for local races, Democrats are 'facing a headwind' going into midterm election

Professor Chris Borick said there is historically a strong correlation between a party's success in an off-year election and the subsequent midterm election. Read More


The Morning Call, November 12, 2021

Palisades grad Ethan Brader's move to RB paying off for Muhlenberg Read More


Easton Express-Times, November 12, 2021

NDGP's Daniel helps Muhlenberg to crucial conference victory Read More


Inside Higher Ed, November 12, 2021

Black and Brown Students Want Black and Brown Mentors. What's a Primarily White Institution to Do?

Associate Provost Brooke Vick shares three ways mentoring efforts can support students of color. Read More


The Morning Call, November 05, 2021

D'ia de los Muertos at Muhlenberg College

Professor Erika Sutherland and other students and faculty created a colorful folk altar for D'ia de los Muertos located in the Egner Chapel. Read More


WFMZ, October 29, 2021

Typically mundane races for school boards anything but this year

We're seeing a nationalized issue framed locally for a lot of voters, said Political Science Professor Chris Borick. Read More


NJ.com, October 29, 2021

Day of the Dead Celebrations

At Muhlenberg College in Allentown, a decorated altar (ofrenda) will be set up for all to bring photos, flowers, mementos and favorite foods in memory of their loved ones. Read More


Penn Capital-star, October 29, 2021

For Allentown Latinos, ending English as city's official language would excise a hateful legacy

The way the ballot question is worded is perplexing, says Spanish Professor Erika Sutherland. Read More


Glass On Web, October 29, 2021

NGA Releases New Bird-Friendly Technical Design Guide

I believe it will be an important tool in saving more bird lives, said Ornithology Professor Daniel Klem. Read More


WITF, October 29, 2021

A new battleground: Pa. school board races mirror national partisan clashes

We're seeing the nationalization of localized elections, said Christopher Borick, director of the Institute of Public Opinion. Read More


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