Muhlenberg in the News

Recent media coverage of Muhlenberg College and its people

Bicycling Magazine, February 26, 2021

These Kids Are Bike Repair Wizards

Allentown neighborhood partner Community Bike Works was founded by Stefan Goslawski '68 & in addition to the work of Grants & Evaluations Manager Hannah Milagio '13, has been supported by many Muhlenberg interns & volunteers. Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 26, 2021

Almost 19,000 Pennsylvania voters have left the Republican Party since the Capitol attack

The loss of moderate voters leaves the pro-Trump ones who remain in greater control of the party, says Professor Lanethea Mathews-Schultz. Read More

Cnn, February 26, 2021

Clinics are springing up around the country for what some call a potential second pandemic: Long Covid

Dr. Dayna McCarthy '05 is treating long haulers at Mt.Sinai in NYC. Read More

The New York Times, February 26, 2021

N.C.A.A. Basketball Tournaments Will Welcome Fans After All

Professor Kathleen Bachynski of Muhlenberg College: "When you start bringing in thousands of people who have not been through these protocols ahead of time, you really are adding a much higher level of risk." Read More

Burchfield Penney Art Center, February 26, 2021

Artist Frederick Wright Jones, 'The Devil is in the Detail'

Professor Wright Jones talks about his sculpture currently featured in "Making Strange" at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY. Watch Now

Boston University Center For Interdisciplinar, February 26, 2021

Reflections on Global Learning

Cathy Marie Ouellette, associate professor of history and director of Latin American & Caribbean Studies, writes about the critical role of area studies in student global learning and personal development. Read More

Scarsdale News (ny), February 19, 2021

Vaccine rollout expands, causes frustration

Alexis Daniel '23 has donated her time to help 71 people secure vaccine appointments online over the past six weeks. Read More

The Morning Call, February 19, 2021

Efrain 'Freddie' Agosto confirmed as Allentown fire chief

Agosto is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Spanish and political science at Muhlenberg and is thought to be the city's first Hispanic department head. Read More

The Morning Call, February 19, 2021

Outraged Republicans look to rebuke Sen. Pat Toomey over impeachment vote. Does it matter?

Professor Chris Borick said he was struck by how far Toomey & the GOP have split over the past decade. Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 19, 2021

To keep Pa. voters confident in our elections, rejecting misinformation is key

An op-ed by Political Science Professor Lanethea Mathews-Schultz & PA Post-Election Poll Project students Louie Horning '21, Tyler Mercado '22, Cynthia Noehrenberg '21 & Max Wengroff '21. Read More

Forbes, February 19, 2021

We Can Use The Pandemic To Reimagine Global Health Teaching

Professor Kathleen Bachynski discusses how she's adjusting her teaching of global health at this time. Read More

Burchfield Penney Art Center, February 19, 2021

'Making Strange'

The work of Professor of Sculpture Frederick Wright Jones is featured in an exhibit at the Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY, through May 16. Read More

WFMZ, February 19, 2021

Experts address misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines

"It can't do that because that's not how biology works." Director of Public Health Chrysan Cronin on false information circulating related to the vaccines. Read More

WFMZ, February 19, 2021

Allentown City Council appoints new fire chief

Agosto, who is working toward bachelor's degrees in Spanish and political science at Muhlenberg, received a unanimous vote. Read More

WLVT-PBS 39, February 19, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccines: Fact vs Fiction

Chrysan Cronin, Director and Associate Professor of Public Health at Muhlenberg, is a panelist on the Community Conversations program. Read More

Inside Higher Ed, February 19, 2021

New Presidents or Provosts

Announcement of Laura Furge, Dorothy H. Heyl Professor of Chemistry at Kalamazoo College, appointed provost at Muhlenberg College, in Pennsylvania. Read More

Daily Kos, February 12, 2021

You know the name of one Black woman who ran for president. What about the other 10?

Margaret Wright worked as a factory worker and education minister with the Black Panther Party before she ran for president in 1976, says Professor Jacqueline Antonovich. Read More

Us News & World Report, February 12, 2021

Democrats Look to Cast the Republican Party as the Greene Party

Having Greene as the face of the Republican Party squeezes the party's potential electorate very tightly, says Professor Christopher Borick. Read More

WFMZ, February 12, 2021

Allentown mayor announces nomination for city fire chief

Efrain "Freddie" Agosto Jr., who has served since August 2018 as deputy fire chief, is pursuing a B.A. in Spanish and Political Science at Muhlenberg. Read More

Yale-nus News, February 12, 2021

Yale-NUS Dean of Faculty elected as Fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research

Jeannette Ickovics '84, Professor of Social Sciences and Dean of Faculty, was recently elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR). Read More

Nurture Nature Center, February 12, 2021

Raising Radon Awareness

Director of Public Health Chrysan Cronin and her students are conducting research in Allentown to determine who is most at risk & how important information can be effectively communicated. Read More

WFMZ, February 12, 2021

Local experts address misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines

"It can't do that because that's not how biology works": Director of Public Health Chrysan Cronin discusses false information about COVID-19 vaccines. Read More

The Morning Call, February 12, 2021

Without internet, cellphones, cars, some seniors face barriers to getting COVID-19 vaccine

This is not just an inconvenience, it's a public health concern," says Professor Chrysan Cronin. Read More

Lehigh Valley Press, February 12, 2021

Answering the SOS - Save our Swifts

This level of cooperation between developers and conservationists is extremely unusual and highly commendable, says ornithologist & Lehigh Valley Audubon Society President Peter Saenger. Read More

WHYY, February 12, 2021

Pa. Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is officially running for U.S. Senate

It's not easy for a politician to create a labor-focused coalition that transcends racial, ethnic, regional, and ideological divides, says Professor Chris Borick. But Fetterman might do it. Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 05, 2021

The Philadelphia suburbs were the key to Joe Biden's Pennsylvania victory. Here are the numbers.

The Muhlenberg post-election poll shows the Philly suburbs were just off the charts in support of Biden, says Professor Chris Borick. Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, February 05, 2021

PA enacted 140 laws last year. Only 27 addressed the pandemic

Professor Chris Borick said the intense pressure of the looming presidential election colored how elected officials acted in office. Read More

Pittsburgh Tribune Review, February 05, 2021

Prominent Pa. attorney helping lead Trump's impeachment defense

Professor Chris Borick says Castor has been no stranger to controversy on his own. Read More

WITF, February 05, 2021

Pa. data shows Republican voters leaving party after Jan. 6 insurrection

Chris Borick, director of the Institute of Public Opinion says those events just wouldn't allow them to - even in name - remain Republican. Read More

WITF, February 05, 2021

Smart Talk: Pennsylvania voters' views on 2020 general election

Muhlenberg's post-election survey of Pennsylvanians included the most controversial topics of this election: mail-in ballots, ensuring a secure election & the perception of voter fraud. Listen Now

Wzon-fm (maine), February 05, 2021

Sports Lit 101 w/Kathleen Bachynski

An interview about the history of youth tackle football and ongoing debates over its safety. Read More

Other News, February 05, 2021

Momfluencer Content Enrages Me. Why Can't I Look Away?

The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated so many inequalities that have long been festering, says Elizabeth Nathanson. Read More (brazil), February 05, 2021

Saving literature with fanfics

"I hate it when someone says 'wow, it looks like a fanfic' with the intention of saying something is bad. Do you know what a fanfic is? The great musical 'Hamilton,'" said Professor Francesca Coppa. Read More

CBS, February 05, 2021

Nationwide colleges perform overhaul to welcome students back to campus safely

Muhlenberg is featured and Allison Mintz '23 and Dean of Students Allison Gulati are interviewed for this segment which ran in 185+ CBS stations nationwide. Read More

Stat News, February 05, 2021

NFL should discourage people from indoor Super Bowl parties

The league has the platform and resources to reach Americans in ways that public health departments cannot, writes Professor Kathleen Bachynski. Read More

Other News, January 29, 2021

Momfluencer Content Enrages Me. Why Can't I Look Away?

The pandemic has exposed and exacerbated so many inequalities that have long been festering, says Media & Communication Professor Elizabeth Nathanson. Read More

The Nation, January 29, 2021

Student Organizing May Never Be the Same Again

Sydney Baron '22, who coordinates the Sunrise Movement branch at Muhlenberg College and leads the social media team for the College Climate Coalition, says, "The only tools we have are digital right now." Read More

Good Morning America, January 29, 2021

Rock bears striking resemblance to Cookie Monster from 'Sesame Street'

A tweet from History Professor Jacqueline Antonovich helps this agate Cookie Monster story go viral. Read More

Huffington Post, January 29, 2021

The Inside Of This Rock Looks Just Like Cookie Monster, And It's Worth A Lot Of Dough

Jacqueline Antonovich, a historian of medicine, gender and politics and assistant professor at Pennsylvania's Muhlenberg College, posted an image of it on Twitter and her post went viral. Read More

Washington Post, January 29, 2021

Move on or fight on: Americans remain sorely divided as Biden's quest for unity begins

Biden must find a way to persuade Americans to accept him and the nation's institutions, said Professor Christopher Borick. Read More

Splash (portugal), January 29, 2021

Fan Fiction

Francesca Coppa, professor of Literature at Muhlenberg College, in the USA, helped found the website Archive of our Own, a platform for fanfics. Read More

The Morning Call, January 22, 2021

PPL, Crayola owner join corporate titans in pulling campaign donations after Capitol insurrection

Major companies have split from politicians before but never before on this scale and intensity, said Professor Christopher Borick. Read More

The Middle East North Africa Financial Networ, January 22, 2021

Lack of female presence in leadership roles discussed in the new Somi Arian Podcast

Joshua Meredith, adjunct faculty in the School of Graduate Studies, shared his views on the ethical aspects of the lack of women leadership and discussed ways to overcome it. Read More

Tap Into Montville (nj), January 22, 2021

Muhlenberg College Women Athletes Form a Business Club

Juniors Nikki Bonvini (lacrosse), Amanda Gorski (basketball), Sarah Karmazyn (softball) and Kristin Oberg (field hockey, softball) recently formed the Muhlenberg Women in Business Club. Read More

WITF, January 22, 2021

Smart Talk: The Inauguration of President Joe Biden

Chris Borick, Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, was a guest on Wednesday's program. Read More (netherlands), January 22, 2021

Why does big tech buy podcast companies?

Not because there's a lot of advertising money to be made but because it can attract a larger audience to their platforms, says Media & Communication Professor John Sullivan. Read More

Times-union (ny), January 22, 2021

Saratoga Springs vet captured Nazi flag recovered in Pennsylvania fireplace

History Professor Jacqueline Antonovich's find first shocked then delighted her. Read More

The Atlantic, January 22, 2021

Go Ahead, Share Your Vaccine Selfie

Professor Kathleen Bachynski on the power of images to overcome skepticism toward inoculation. Read More

The Atlantic, January 15, 2021

Go Ahead, Share Your Vaccine Selfie

Think of it as a public service. Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health, comments on the power of photos to overcome skepticism toward inoculation. Read More

The Morning Call, January 15, 2021

You have questions about vaccine distribution in the Lehigh Valley. We have answers

Get vaccinated as soon as you're eligible, says Director of Public Health Chrysan Cronin. The longer we wait, the greater the chances of the virus mutating to the point that it can resist available vaccines. Read More

Wzon-fm (maine), January 15, 2021

No Game for Boys to Play

Professor Kathleen Bachynski's book about the history of youth football and debates over its safety was the featured discussion on 'Sports Lit 101.' Listen Now

Associated Press, January 15, 2021

Swamp Project Restores Delaware County's Wetlands

Alumnus Andrew Martin's passion for the Great Cypress Swamp led to the restoration of 80 acres of freshwater wetlands, benefiting various species of Delaware wildlife and migratory shorebirds. Read More

The New York Times, January 15, 2021

Pandemic Victories for College Sports Have All Come With Caveats

The message college football has been sending is that, in a sense, things are back to normal, says Professor Kathleen Bachynski. It's a classic example of action speaking louder than words. Read More, January 15, 2021

YMCA Hosts "Souper Bowl" Food Drive to Fight Hunger in Our Community

Gabrielle Klausner '24 is leading a food drive for the Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA. Read More

WESA, January 15, 2021

New PA GOP Leader Pushes Transparency Reforms Despite Party's Past Reluctance, Obstruction

Corman speaks of the need for these major reforms and on his own has demonstrated in part why they are a problem, said Political Science Professor Chris Borick. Read More

WFMZ, January 15, 2021

What could be the consequences of an impeachment proceeding for Trump?

Professor Chris Borick outlines what this could mean for the President. Read More

The Morning Call, January 08, 2021

Congress reaches deal on coronavirus relief bill after compromise over Toomey's Fed restrictions

It's easier for Toomey to take an unpopular stance when he's not seeking reelection, said Professor Chris Borick. Read More

WITF, January 08, 2021

Here's how Pennsylvania laid the last brick on the road to the White House.

PA's 20 electoral votes represented the top tier of battleground state prizes, said Professor Chris Borick. Read More

Chni News, January 08, 2021

National Guard heading to Washington, D.C., to secure peace

The ugly turn of events this week could have long-term consequences for the future of the Republican Party, said Chris Borick, a political science professor at Muhlenberg College. Read More

The Morning Call, January 08, 2021

Muhlenberg historian makes an unusual discovery in her home

Jacqueline Antonovich found World War II items in recently purchased old farmhouse. Read More

The Morning Call, January 08, 2021

Air Products Foundation announces scholarship program

The company will provide four scholarships to Muhlenberg College for women and minority accounting majors. Read More

Stamford Advocate, January 08, 2021

'Art is an evolving craft,' says Weston's award-winning sculptor Jesse Nusbaum

The 2013 alum has taken his passion for art to big heights. Read More

The Morning Call, January 08, 2021

Four Lehigh Valley-area colleges awarded "It's On Us PA" state grants

Began in 2016, the grants fund programs that improve awareness, remove barriers to reporting, and work on changing campus culture around sexual assault. Read More

The Morning Call, January 08, 2021

Muhlenberg College student killed in New Jersey crash remembered as 'an example for everyone else to follow'

Dylan Gleason, 21, was a "courageous, loving, resilient, talented, passionate and compassionate man who fiercely protected people, especially those who experienced injustices." Read More

The Morning Call, January 08, 2021

For the birds, a Bethlehem developer takes the unusual step to preserve a chimney during demolition

Peter Saenger, Acopian Ornithological Specialist and Lehigh Valley Audubon Society president says it's critical to understand the birds' importance and impact on the environment. Read More

Abc23, December 19, 2020

Meet Josh Carter

Carter '02, former Muhlenberg football and baseball star, and assistant football coach, now the head football coach at Juniata, recently sat down for a chat at the ABC23TV Sports Desk. Read More

The Morning Call, December 18, 2020

Anonymous donors give Muhlenberg $7.5 million, biggest gift in the college's history

An alumnus from the 1970s and his wife have given the Allentown institution the biggest personal gift in its 172-year history. Read More

The Morning Call, December 18, 2020

Lehigh Valley Justice Institute founded to create a fairer criminal justice system

The newly formed institute will conduct a three-year research plan coordinated by psychology professor Kate Richmond and others. Read More

WLVT-PBS 39, December 18, 2020

The Pandemic is Affecting the Nation's Poverty Rate

"It's a triple-whammy right now as this is unfolding for a lot of families," says Psychology Professor Erika Bagley. Read More

WLVT-PBS 39, December 18, 2020

Courageous Conversations

Associate Provost Brooke Vick and Assistant Director of Multicultural Life Kiyaana Cox-Jones were guests on PBS39 to discuss the election of Kamala Harris. Read More

WFMZ, December 18, 2020

Muhlenberg College to expand with two buildings, using $7.5M gift

The $7.5M gift from a Muhlenberg graduate will go toward two capital projects at the college. Read More

Broadway World, December 11, 2020

Italian & American Playwrights Project Honors 2020 Selected Winners

Daniel Leisawitz, assistant professor of Italian studies, is a member of The Italian Advisory Board for the Italian & American Playwrights Project. Read More

Facilities Executive, December 11, 2020

Higher Education Sustainability Recognized With 2020 AASHE Awards

Muhlenberg's Solar Partnership, a collaboration to source 100% of electricity from renewable sources of energy with three other PA schools, won a Campus Sustainability Achievement Award. Read More

Brown & White, December 11, 2020

Lehigh Valley Audubon Society's Peter Saenger heightens community appreciation for local wildlife

As an endowed research ornithologist and collection manager of the Acopian Center for Ornithology, Saenger focuses on the issue of bird-window collisions. Read More

Wallethub, December 11, 2020

Ranajoy Ray-Chaudhuri, assistant professor of economics, says most major credit card issuers are offering accommodations for customers experiencing financial stress. Read More

Seattle Times, December 11, 2020

Sports rolls on in the U.S. while the pandemic rages: Is it worth the risk?

Professor Kathleen Bachynski worries too many Americans falsely believe young athletes are immune from serious COVID-19 harm. Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, December 11, 2020

GOP leadership silent after Pa. senator tests positive for COVID-19 after maskless election event

"I see a lot of people doing all the things we're asking people not to do," says Chrysan Cronin, director of public health. Read More

60 Minutes, December 11, 2020

Dr. Dayna McCarthy '05 was recently profiled on 60 Minutes for her fantastic work with patients suffering from the long-term effects of COVID at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. Read More

Connecticut, December 11, 2020

Sculptor Jesse Nusbaum Wins 'Artist of the Future' Award

Nusbaum '13, a sculptor known for creating realistic bronze animals, was named the winner of the award for those 'most likely to shape the future of the art world.' Read More

WFMZ, December 11, 2020

Muhlenberg College to host virtual candlelight services

All levels of singers are welcome as Muhlenberg presents its popular Advent candlelight carols service virtually this weekend. RSVP online. Read More, December 11, 2020

Steve DiGregorio of Nutley is N.J.'s Football Coach of the Year for 2020

DiGregorio '83 played four years at Muhlenberg College and then immersed himself in the coaching culture. Read More

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