Muhlenberg in the News

Recent media coverage of Muhlenberg College and its people

Texas Monthly, September 25, 2020

Why in the World Are Texas Universities Playing Football in Front of Fans?

The positivity rate from students attending the game worry Professor Kathleen Bachynski. Read More


WITF, September 25, 2020

Political analysts expect Trump to make a play for Pennsylvania suburban voters with new SCOTUS nominee

Political analyst Chris Borick predicts Trump will use his latest Supreme Court nominee to try to lure them back. Read More


The Morning Call, September 25, 2020

Your View: Election of 1876 holds lessons for this year's contest

Op-ed co-authored by Professor Chris Borick. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 25, 2020

Having fun after COVID-19: Will the good times roll back, or stumble?

Right now the timetable for commingling in a crowded club remains uncertain, says Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health. Read More


WLVT-PBS 39, September 18, 2020

Muhlenberg College Students Get a Taste of Local Culture

Students in Professor Erika Sutherland's First Year Seminar "Cuisine as Culture: Exploring Allentown's Hispanic Communities" recently took a walking and tasting tour of 7th Street. Read More


Fox News (phoenix, Az), September 18, 2020

'Pennsylvania is a genuine swing state': Keystone State could decide 2020 presidential election

Last month, a Muhlenberg College/Morning Call poll found former Vice President Joe Biden holding a four-point lead (49%-45%) over Trump among likely Pennsylvania voters. Read More


Texas Monthly, September 18, 2020

Why in the World Are Texas Universities Playing Football in Front of Fans?

The positivity rate of students attending the game worries Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health. Read More


National Public Radio (NPR), September 18, 2020

In Lehigh Valley, PA, economic concerns predate the pandemic

PBS NewsHour's new series "Road to Elections 2020" kicks off in the swing state of Pennsylvania, and includes a conversation with Professor Chris Borick. Read More


Medium, September 11, 2020

Rising Star Helen Laser: "Why you should never be afraid to say you're uncomfortable"

An interview with the Muhlenberg alumna. Read More


Tap Into.net, September 11, 2020

Francesca Jones of Scotch Plains Conducts Research to Ascertain Americans' Sense of Urgency Regarding Climate Change

She worked with Director of Sustainability Studies Rich Niesenbaum and Associate Professor of Psychology Connie Wolfe this summer. Read More


Easton Express-Times, September 11, 2020

Whoever wins Northampton County will probably win the presidency, a century of election returns show

It's a microcosm of Pennsylvania politics in one county, says Professor Christopher Borick. Read More


WLVT-PBS 39, September 11, 2020

Muhlenberg College Students Get a Taste of Local Culture

Erika Sutherland, associate professor of Spanish, explores the cuisine of downtown Allentown with her students. Read More


WLVT-PBS 39, September 04, 2020

Amid Renovations, Neighbors Call for Columbus Statue to be Removed

Assistant Professor of Art History Elena FitzPatrick Sifford says it's an opportune time to share the future many envision for Bethlehem. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 04, 2020

A Pennsylvania county voted for Obama twice. But it's 'Trump Country' now.

A Muhlenberg College poll last month suggested Northeast Pennsylvania is Trump's strongest area of support. Read More


WFMZ, September 04, 2020

Smaller Colleges Staying the Course

Muhlenberg has focused on educating students, including those off campus, on how to safely socialize, says Allison Gulati, dean of students. Read More


Forbes, September 04, 2020

How Internships Can Serve As A Win-Win For Employees And Companies

Christian Navarro, a 2018 graduate of Muhlenberg College, feels that in today's competitive job market, an internship is essential. Read More


The Morning Call, September 04, 2020

Why we must fortify and expand the Postal Service

We risk losing this public service for good, writes Media & Communication Professor Lora Taub. Read More


Real Clear: Public Affairs, August 28, 2020

Summary of Study

Professor Chris Borick writes that the latest Muhlenberg College poll of likely PA voters contains an array of bad news for President Donald Trump in one of the nation's premier battleground states. But there are also indications that a repeat of 2016 remains within reach. Read More


Chicago Tribune, August 28, 2020

Can Trump win without winning the most votes? Yes. Pennsylvania shows how

Professor Chris Borick breaks down the data.


Nbc10 (philadelphia), August 28, 2020

When Will Mail-in Ballots Be Sent? How Do I Apply? Answers for Pa. Voters

The levels of voting by mail will surpass anything we've seen in Pennsylvania history, says political analyst Chris Borick. Read More


Banner-herald (ga), August 28, 2020

How much risk comes with attending a UGA football game in 2020? Is it worth it?

Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health, is one of the experts who weigh in. Read More


International Business Times, August 28, 2020

How Polls Show Biden, Trump Faring In Three Crucial Swing States

New Muhlenberg College survey shows Biden leading Trump in Pennsylvania, 49% to 45%. Read More


The Hill, August 28, 2020

Trump strides into convention as underdog

Swing state polls show a tighter race. A recent Muhlenberg College poll showed Biden leading by 4 points in Pennsylvania. Read More


The New York Times, August 28, 2020

The Actors With Disabilities Redefining Representation

Madison Ferris '14 is one of the performers featured who are creating a new template for the artist-as-activist and challenging their industry. Read More


Beacon Herald (canada), August 28, 2020

Top Canadian sex researcher quits scientific group after being blasted for views on transgender issues

The original piece in question was a difficult & frankly irresponsible read, wrote Jules Purnell, associate director of sexual-violence prevention at Muhlenberg. Read More


WHYY, August 28, 2020

Battleground 2020: Mail-in voting

Chris Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, is a guest on Radio Times. Listen Now


Broadway World, August 28, 2020

How Students are Keeping the Arts Alive During the Pandemic

A Q & A with Lauren Koranda '23, who is majoring in Directing for Theatre and Business Administration for the Arts. Read More


Online Athens, August 22, 2020

How much risk comes with attending a UGA football game in 2020? Is it worth it? Experts weigh in

I don't think that's a wise move right now," said Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health. College. Read More


NBC, August 22, 2020

When Will Mail-in Ballots Be Sent? How Do I Apply? Answers for Pa. Voters

The levels of #voting by mail will surpass anything we've seen in Pennsylvania history, says Muhlenberg College political analyst Chris Borick. Read More


Chicago Tribune, August 22, 2020

Joe Biden leads Donald Trump narrowly among Pennsylvania voters in new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll

As Biden formally accepts his party's presidential nomination, a Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll shows him with a narrow lead over Trump. Read More


Newsweek, August 22, 2020

Presidential Election Is a Toss-Up in Pennsylvania, a Battleground State

A new Muhlenberg College/Morning Call poll showed Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden with a four-point lead over Republican President Donald Trump. Read More


The Morning Call, August 14, 2020

What Kamala Harris brings to the Democratic ticket as Joe Biden seeks to flip Pennsylvania blue

Biden often talks on the trail about serving as VP to the country's first black president, says Professor Chris Borick. Read More


Espn, August 14, 2020

Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health, was interviewed on ESPN's Spain & Company on August 12 about the dangers COVID-19 poses to athletes.


Westport News, August 14, 2020

Incoming Muhlenberg College Theatre & Dance double major and member of the Class of 2024 Anna Maria Fernandez is one of the students behind the creation of CARE, the Connecticut Alliance for Racial Equality. Read More


NBC, August 14, 2020

Joe Biden Chooses Kamala Harris as Running Mate

Professor Chris Borick speaks to NBC10 in Philadelphia about Joe Biden's choice of Kamala Harris for VP. Watch Now


The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 14, 2020

Why college football season is crumbling: 'Too much uncertainty'

One of her primary concerns, Professor Kathleen Bachynski said, is the perception that young people being asymptomatic means there is no risk. Read More


Harrisburg Patriot News, August 14, 2020

Kamala Harris VP pick excites Democrats hoping Pa. goes blue

The nomination of Harris, a Black woman & daughter of immigrants, is a watershed moment in American history, said political analyst Chris Borick. Read More


National Public Radio (NPR), August 14, 2020

'Swing County, USA' Prepares For Unprecedented Influx Of Ballots By Mail

Chris Borick, director of the Institute of Public Opinion, lives in the borough of Nazareth and says the county is a top predictor for the state as a whole. Read More


WLVT-PBS 39, August 14, 2020

Supporting Lebanon: Prayers and Hope for Recovery

Mirna Trauger, a Lebanese-born assistant professor of Spanish, says she lived during much of the civil war in Lebanon and this brings back a lot of that trauma. Read More


Buffalo News, August 07, 2020

'It's not fair of them to risk anything': Covid-19 vs. college football season

Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public heatlh, says with college sports, you don't have the ability to create a bubble, practically or ethically. Read More


WLVT-PBS 39, August 07, 2020

Kids Remain at Berks Detention Center Despite Federal Order

Erika Sutherland has been inside the center to interpret for the detainees and says the parents inside were faced with an awful choice. Read More


WLVT-PBS 39, August 07, 2020

Professor Roberta Meek discusses lynching in America as a guest speaker on a recent episode of "Courageous Conversations." Read More


State Impact Pennsylvania, August 07, 2020

Pa. produces a lot of greenhouse gases, but its Republican-led legislature isn't acting on climate change - even as scientists say the clock is ticking

Professor Chris Borick said more than half of people polled said they believe climate change is a major risk to public health in PA.


The New York Times, August 07, 2020

'Everyone Can Do Better': Baseball Searches for Blame Amid Outbreaks

The virus thrives "when people insist on sticking with a poor plan to the bitter end," says Public Health Professor Kathleen Bachynski. Read More


Easton Express-Times, July 31, 2020

Most Muhlenberg College classes will be online as school limits students on campus

A national surge in cases paired with a testing backlog makes it difficult to fully open the campus safely, College President Kathleen Harring said. Read More


Yahoo News, July 31, 2020

How should MLB respond to the Marlins' coronavirus outbreak?

How likely is it that other Marlins will test positive in the coming days? "Very likely, unfortunately," says Professor Kathleen Bachynski. Read More


British Medical Journal Podcast, July 31, 2020

Covid public health - Data is fundamental

Professor Kathleen Bachynski on why reliable COVID public health data is crucial and why undermining it is so dangerous. Read More


Deseret News, July 31, 2020

The grim reality facing the sports world

In states like Florida, Texas & Arizona, where we're seeing significant spikes in cases - we're seeing that there's limited testing available, says Professor Kathleen Bachynski. Read More


WESA, July 31, 2020

Pennsylvania Is Becoming More Racially Diverse. And That Could Be A Big Deal For The 2020 Election.

Chris Borick pointed to recent polls that show Trump generally ranks more unfavorably than favorably among suburban voters. Read More


WFMZ, July 31, 2020

Muhlenberg College revises fall plans

Only first-year, some upper class students will come to campus. Read More


The Morning Call, July 31, 2020

Muhlenberg College to limit the number of students on campus and most classes will be online

President Kathleen Harring said, "This difficult decision was made based on considerable evidence that indicates this is the best course of action for our community at this time." Read More


Inside Higher Ed, July 31, 2020

Tide Turns on Fall Reopenings

Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania announced that it would be bringing only first-year students to campus, instead of all students as originally planned. Read More


Nfl Draft Diamonds, July 24, 2020

Frank Feaster '20 is interviewed about his prospects in the NFL draft. Feaster was named to the All-America first team in 2018 and 2019 and holds school records for sacks in a career (34), sacks in a season (17 1/2) and blocked kicks in a game (2 - tied). Read More


Audubon Pennsylvania, July 24, 2020

Daniel Klem and Peter Saenger, Sarkis Acopian Professor of Ornithology and Acopian ornithological specialist, are mentioned for their support of Bird-Friendly Buildings, a chapter-led Audubon Society working group working collaboratively to reduce bird mortality caused by collisions with glass. Read More


South Carolina Public Radio, July 24, 2020

As Northampton County goes, so does Pennsylvania, since the early part of the last century, says Chris Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. Read More


WHYY, July 24, 2020

Recent polls show President Trump has become less popular overall since the coronavirus pandemic began, and he generally ranks more unfavorably than favorably among suburban voters, according to Institute of Public Opinion Director Chris Borick. Read More


Us Lacrosse Magazine, July 17, 2020

Behind the Whistle

For those who have coached with or played for Kristen Stuckel, head coach at Muhlenberg College, you've heard this classic "Stuckelism" a number of times: "Be comfortable with the uncomfortable." Read More


Msn.com, July 17, 2020

Will the rest of college athletics follow the Ivy League's lead?

Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health, on the public health concerns of resuming college athletics during the pandemic. Read More


WHYY, July 17, 2020

Invoking police and the economy, Biden and Pence compete for Pa.'s swing voters

The Democratic and Republican campaigns are competing for similar ground, calculated to shift the razor-thin margins by which Pennsylvania swung Republican in 2016, says Professor Chris Borick. Read More


Pittsburgh City Paper, July 17, 2020

Pa. poised to provide potentially $670 million in tax breaks to natural-gas manufacturers

According to a poll from Muhlenberg College, 44% of Pennsylvanians believe fracking poses a major health risk, while 36% disagree. Read More


WLVT-PBS 39, July 17, 2020

Community Conversation

Muhlenberg's Roberta Meek is a featured guest on the program, discussing systemic racism and its effects on American institutions. Read More


Wlvr-fm (npr Affiliate), July 17, 2020

Muhlenberg President Reacts to DHS and ICE Decision to Rescind Policy Barring International Students Taking Online Classes

President Kathleen Harring is interviewed about the College's decision to join the legal challenge in support of international students. Read More


The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 17, 2020

Transitions

Kathleen E. Harring, interim president of Muhlenberg College since June 2019, has been named to the post permanently. She is the first woman to lead the college. Read More


Chicago Tribune, July 10, 2020

Let's face it: Our break from sports needs to last longer

I'm concerned about what seems to be inadequate testing and contact tracing across the board," said Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health. Read More


The Morning Call, July 10, 2020

Readers React: We must also focus on climate change

A reader letter from Quentin Bernhard '20. Read More


Buzzfeed, July 10, 2020

This Is The Future Queer Liberation Protesters Are Fighting For

It's 2020, and we are still dealing with issues that we've been dealing with for hundreds of years, says Gabriella Rosa Morales '22. Read More


Journal Of Law, Medicine And Ethics, July 10, 2020

Brain injury reporting in college football: The latest from Muhlenberg College Professor Kathleen Bachynski Read More


Women In Academia Report, July 10, 2020

Kathleen Harring Is the Thirteenth President of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania Read More


Easton Express-Times, July 02, 2020

Muhlenberg College's new president is first woman to hold the position

Kathleen E. Harring, Ph.D. is the 13th president in the school's history. Read More


WFMZ, July 02, 2020

Public health experts say transition to green phase makes the art of contact tracing more crucial

Allentown now has an automated contact tracing system; it does not reveal the infected person to his/her contacts, says Director of Public Health Chrysan Cronin. Read More


E & E News, July 02, 2020

How the oil crash hits Trump's reelection

The two states that could be swayed the most politically by the oil crash are Texas and Pennsylvania, Professor Chris Borick. Read More


WHYY, July 02, 2020

Politics, fear keep some COVID-positive people from disclosing contacts. What's the solution?

Information on contacts is kept confidential, says Director of Public Health Chrysan Cronin. Read More


Chicago Tribune, July 02, 2020

'It's that perfect storm': The new challenges facing college athletes on campus - including legal and ethical questions about COVID-19 guidelines

Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health, says college athletics "sit at this really challenging intersection of higher risk." Read More


The Morning Call, July 02, 2020

Muhlenberg College officially names Kathleen Harring as President

"She has the wisdom, experience and energy to guide the college through these challenging times and into a bright future," said Chairman Richard C. Crist Jr. Read More


F & M News, July 02, 2020

F&M Alumna Harring Named Muhlenberg College President

Kathleen Harring was named last week as the 13th president of Muhlenberg College, the first woman to lead the liberal arts institution since its founding in 1848. Read More


Women In Academia Report, July 02, 2020

Kathleen Harring Is the Thirteenth President of Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania Read More


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