Muhlenberg in the News

Recent media coverage of Muhlenberg College and its people

WLVT-PBS 39, November 20, 2020

Data Tells the Story of the 2020 Presidential Election

MCIPO's Chris Borick analyzed the 2020 presidential election during a webinar with the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Watch Now


The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 20, 2020

Spanish speakers in Pa. faced confused poll workers, lack of interpreters on Election Day

The counties' efforts are an improvement over past elections, said Professor Erika Sutherland, who trained all of Lehigh County's election interpreters. Read More


Cbc News (canada), November 20, 2020

How hate for Trump may have triumphed over love for Biden - and Trump

Voters' real excitement came from the idea of getting rid of Donald Trump in the White House, said Chris Borick, director of the Pennsylvania-based Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. Read More


Associated Press, November 20, 2020

Philadelphia suburbs return with a vengeance to oust Trump

This year, Pennsylvania's political gravity caught up with [Trump], said Professor Chris Borick. "You can't get crushed by those amounts and survive." Read More


WDIY FM, November 20, 2020

Analyst Chris Borick & Rep. Susan Wild on LV Discourse

Alan Jennings takes stock of the 2020 election with pollster Chris Borick, Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, and Rep. Susan Wild who was re-elected. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 20, 2020

Philly's Fraud Street Run will go from the 'famous Four Seasons Total Landscaping' to 'the lesser-known Four Seasons Hotel'

Muhlenberg College alums Chip Chantry '99 and Gerard Pescatore '92 are two of the organizers of Philly's virtual Fraud Street Run. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 13, 2020

So what the heck happened with the polls in Pennsylvania?

Muhlenberg College's Chris Borick said that's actually not a terrible gap. His final poll had Biden leading by 5, but with a margin of error of plus or minus 5.5 percentage points, a 1 point Biden win is well within his probabilities. Read More


U.s. News & World Report, November 13, 2020

Biden's Coattails Didn't Extend to State Legislatures

In Pennsylvania, 'ultimately, the Democrats made marginal, yet impactful, gains,' says Muhlenberg College political analyst Chris Borick. Read More


Fortune Magazine, November 13, 2020

What the Democrats can learn from Biden's narrow win in Pennsylvania

Political analyst Chris Borick: 'About the same percentage of voters in Philadelphia voted for Biden, but a lot more of them turned out. In the rural parts of the state that are deep red, Trump did even better than in 2016.' Read More


Washington Post, November 13, 2020

In Pennsylvania, small shifts in small places added up to a big difference for Biden

'So what's different? Not all that much, except on the margins,' said Chris Borick, director of the Institute of Public Opinion. Read More


Telemundo, November 13, 2020

Voter intimidation complaints multiply in key states in presidential election

'Muhlenberg College's Erika Sutherland has been offering training workshops at the college to nearly a hundred interpreters for the polling stations for weeks.' Read More


WHYY, November 13, 2020

Biden takes vote lead in Pennsylvania, on track to win presidency

Professor Chris Borick expects Biden's edge to hold based on the consistent trend of mail-in ballots favoring the Democrat. Read More


Program On Regulations, Therapeutics And Law, November 13, 2020

Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health, is an expert panelist for the webinar "The NFL, Youth Sport and Concussions" today at 12"30 p.m. Read More


City Of Easton, November 06, 2020

Intern Profile - Nick Daza of Muhlenberg College

Political science major and a member of the wrestling team, Nick Daza '21 is interning with the City of Easton and alum Luis Campos '99 this fall. Read More


The New Yorker, November 06, 2020

The Count Begins in Pennsylvania: "It's Going to Be a Wild Ride"

Political analyst Chris Borick warns it will be nearly impossible to know what early results for PA actually mean. Read More


Republican Herald (pottsville ), November 06, 2020

Hegins native is Muhlenberg College's first female president

'Being a college president at this time is a challenge,' says President Kathleen Harring 'There's no playbook, no guide.' Read More


New York Magazine, November 06, 2020

Still a tight race in Pennsylvania: The final Muhlenberg College poll of Pennsylvania voters landed on Saturday, showing Biden with a five-point lead of Trump in the state. Read More


Cnn, November 06, 2020

Why this race likely comes down to Arizona and Pennsylvania

Three polls out this weekend show similar results in the Keystone State. Biden was up 5 points in a Muhlenberg College poll. Read More


Washington Post, November 06, 2020

Presidential election in Pennsylvania: Latest poll from Muhlenberg College/Morning Call found no growth for Trump in the past few weeks. Read More


NBC, November 06, 2020

The Muhlenberg College PA election poll was included on MSNBC's The Morning_Joe program. (at the :18 mark.) Watch Now


The New York Times, November 06, 2020

Did polls give a misleading picture of the race?

'I want to see all the results in,' Christopher Borick, the director of polling at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania, said in an interview. Read More


WDIY FM, October 30, 2020

Voices of Youth Voting 2020

Kyle Ropski '22 of BergVotes was featured in a recent interview. Listen Now


Inside Higher Ed, October 30, 2020

A Chair's Life in 3 Stages

Cathy Marie Ouellette, associate professor and chair of the history department and director of Latin American and Caribbean studies, offers the insights she has gained as a new department chair during the pandemic. Read More


Professor Buzzkill History Podcast, October 30, 2020

The Myth of the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Panic

Media & Communication Professor Jefferson Pooley talks about what really happened during and after the infamous radio program. Read More


Washington Post, October 30, 2020

How polling works and how it's changed since 2016

The Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion's new weighting protocol protects against error. Read More


Fortune, October 30, 2020

Who will decide the election? It may come down to Pennsylvania seniors

"The big story of this election is that as a Republican, you can't afford to lose ground with seniors and expect to win," says MCIPO director Christopher Borick. Read More


The New Yorker, October 30, 2020

In Pennsylvania, Republicans Might Need Only to Stall to Win

In-person returns on Election Day are almost certain to favor Trump, says political analyst Chris Borick. Read More


Cnn, October 30, 2020

Republicans place their bets on strong Election Day turnout as Democrats bank millions of mail-in votes

'The widely respected polling outfit at Muhlenberg College released a poll last week that found Biden ahead of Trump, 51% to 44%,' Read More


Nbc10 (philadelphia), October 30, 2020

Are 'Shy Trump Voters' Throwing Off Polls?

The influence of "shy Trump" voters skewing the polls is likely overstated in this election, says Professor Chris Borick. Watch Now


NBC, October 30, 2020

Muhlenberg College poll: Biden leads Trump by 7 points among likely voters in Pennsylvania. Read More


Cnn, October 30, 2020

How Biden has more paths than Trump to 270 electoral votes

Poll of the week: A new Muhlenberg College/Morning Call poll of likely Pennsylvania voters finds former Vice President Joe Biden at 51% to President Donald Trump's 44%. Read More


The New York Times, October 30, 2020

The Election May Hinge on Pennsylvania. Can the Polls Get the State Right?

'In a poll conducted by the widely respected Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion and released last week, likely voters in Pennsylvania were asked whether Mr. Trump deserved to be re-elected.' Read More


Other News, October 23, 2020

Livestream / Interview with Daniel Leisawitz, assistant professor of Italian, about the experience of teaching an IL course on translation and performance of Italian drama at Muhlenberg. Read More


Ajam Media Collective, October 23, 2020

Farewell to a Legend of Iranian Music

Sahar Sadeghi, assistant professor of sociology, writes a tribute to Mohammad Reza Shajarian. Read More


WITF, October 23, 2020

Millions of Pennsylvanians skip every election. Here's why this year could be different

"Interest is through the roof and the availability of mail-in participation options should more than offset any possible negative impacts of the pandemic," said MCIPO Director Chris Borick. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 23, 2020

Punch Line Philly is booking indoor comedy shows

Indoor dining in bars is one of the high-risk indoor spaces, says Kathleen Bachynski, assistant professor of public health. Read More


Reuters: Latin America, October 23, 2020

Trump may lose the industrial cordon states he conquered in 2016 to the virus

In September, likely voters in PA07's congressional district said they would vote for Biden over Trump, according to a Muhlenberg College poll. Read More


Rte (ireland), October 23, 2020

Can Donald Trump win the 'rust belt' once again?

Coal hasn't returned to Scranton, steel hasn't returned to Bethlehem, says Muhlenberg College political analyst Chris Borick. Read More


Sports Illustrated, October 23, 2020

The Lawyer Who Took on the NFL Over Concussions Has a New Strategy That Could Devastate the NCAA

Kathleen Bachynski, a public health professor at Muhlenberg College who studies football, says it has long been accepted that getting hit over and over again is not a good thing for your brain. Read More


The Morning Call, October 23, 2020

Biden leads Trump in Pennsylvania in election's home stretch, new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll shows

Trump has a path to victory in Pennsylvania, but it narrows with each day he fails to put a dent in Biden's ratings, said Chris Borick, director of the Institute of Public Opinion. Read More


Valley House Media, October 23, 2020

ADAPT 2020 EPISODE ONE: President Kathleen Harring inherited likely the most uniquely difficult situation of any president in the school's 172 year history. She discusses what it's like to run a college during a global pandemic, and what it's like to be Muhlenberg's first female president. Read More


Washington Times, October 16, 2020

Seniors dump Trump over divisive attitude, 'reckless' handling of coronavirus pandemic

A recent Muhlenberg College poll found that 52% of respondents believe Mr. Trump has done a poor job handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More


Usa Today Network, October 16, 2020

How safe are your election ballots? Here's what you need to know

Chris Borick, director of the Institute of Public Opinion, says Pennsylvanians can have confidence that their vote will count if they follow the procedures. Read More


Real Clear Politics, October 16, 2020

Should Joe Biden Follow the Scranton Political Model?

His path to winning PA and the presidency, may rest on his ability to replicate a formula that fellow Scranton native Senator Bob Casey has used, writes Chris Borick, who grew up there as well. Read More


Washington Post, October 16, 2020

As Trump stumbles, voters finalize their choices, and Biden's lead grows

What was bad has gotten worse for the president. says said Chris Borick, director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. Read More


Sports Illustrated, October 16, 2020

MLB Allowing Fans in Arlington Is Unsafe-and Unsurprising

"While we're making all these incredible efforts in other parts of our lives to limit large gatherings, it runs counter to that to say it's O.K. to bring 11,000 people together," says Professor Kathleen Bachynski. Read More


WITF, October 09, 2020

Voting rights advocates in Pa. recruit interpreters, multilingual poll workers

Erika Sutherland, a Spanish professor at Muhlenberg College, helps recruit and train interpreters in Lehigh County. Read More


The Morning Call, October 09, 2020

Susan Wild, Lisa Scheller clash during first 7th District debate

Wild holds a 13-point edge over Scheller in the race, according to a new Muhlenberg College/Morning Call poll conducted Sept. 21-24 . Read More


The Morning Call, October 09, 2020

Your View: How we can begin talking about religion

William Gruen, director of the Institute for Religious and Cultural Understanding, on the importance of analyzing without judgment & integrating consideration of religious traditions into our lives. Read More


WLVT-PBS 39, October 09, 2020

The First 'Female Recession'

Women are being hit the hardest in this 'shecession,' says Lindsey Nagy, assistant professor of economics. It can have long-term negative impacts on women, their families and companies. Read More


Cnn, October 09, 2020

Pennsylvania becomes epicenter of 2020 election chaos

Pennsylvania is perhaps the most coveted state on the 2020 electoral map," said Chris Borick, who runs the widely respected polling outfit at Muhlenberg College. Read More


The Intercollegiate, October 09, 2020

Podcast

Interview with Kathleen Bachynski, an epidemiologist and public health expert at Muhlenberg College, about college sports and the dueling on-field scourges of COVID-19 and concussions. Listen Now


Zippia, October 09, 2020

Professors Weigh in on Current Job Market Trends

Erika Bagley, associate professor of developmental psychology, shares her take on the current job market for recent psychology grads. Read More


Sports Illustrated, October 09, 2020

MLB Allowing Fans in Arlington Is Unsafe-and Unsurprising

While we're making all these incredible efforts in other parts of our lives to limit large gatherings, it runs counter to that to say it's O.K. to bring 11,000 people together, says Professor Kathleen Bachynski. Read More


The Morning Call, October 02, 2020

Biden leads Trump by 7 points among Lehigh Valley voters

In a key region of battleground PA, former Vice President Joe Biden holds a 7-point lead over President Donald Trump in the race for the White House, a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll shows. Read More


Chicago Tribune, October 02, 2020

Big Ten football is coming back - but how safe will it be for players and fans? A Q&A with medical and health experts.

"You increase your options for everything if you focus first on bringing down community transmission," says Professor Kathleen Bachynski. Read More


The Guardian, October 02, 2020

US election polls look good for Joe Biden. But can they be trusted?

Of 453 pollsters ranked by the FiveThirtyEight data analysis web site, the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion survey is one of only 6 to be awarded the top rating of A+. Read More


Usa Today, October 02, 2020

Men for Trump vs. women for Biden: Which voting group could swing Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania women will definitely have a big role in deciding which of these men will win the presidency," said Professor Chris Borick. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 02, 2020

As need for mental health services rises for college students, rural Pa. campuses face lack of psychiatric providers

It's incumbent on us to try to fill that gap of not being able to get access in the community and to prioritizes follow-up care, says Tim Silvestri, counseling center director.


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


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