The past year held a series of incredible moments for Muhlenberg. Look back with us on the opportunities, accomplishments, successes and milestones we celebrated as a College community in 2021.

To view all of the stories we told in 2021, visit our 2021 News Archive, MuhlenbergSports.com, the Muhlenberg Magazine website and Muhlenberg's YouTube channel.

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What the Spring 2021 Semester Looked Like

The College welcomed back far more students than it did in the fall. Here’s what they could expect from their campus experience.

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College Joins Racial Equity Leadership Alliance

The members share strategies and resources to collectively impact racial diversity, equity and inclusion on their campuses.

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Centennial Conference Endorses Return to Play

The Centennial Conference has endorsed a return to play for spring sports—baseball, golf, lacrosse, softball, tennis and track & field—with conference member institutions making individual decisions concerning their participation in competition.

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Muhlenberg Breaks Ground for Parkway Building

One of the first 20 projects in the world to pursue CORE green certification, the new campus building will provide over 20,000 square feet of academic and student programming space.

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Muhlenberg Holds In-Person Commencement

The College’s 173rd Commencement celebrated the Class of 2021 in a pair of socially distanced ceremonies held in downtown Allentown.

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Honored

Muhlenberg's honors programs "provide an opportunity for students to engage beyond the classroom and to think critically about the diversity of the human experience from multiple disciplinary lenses."

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Muhlenberg Faculty Receive New Program Grant

The program will prepare students to develop groundbreaking solutions to local and global climate and food-system challenges.

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Student Nonprofit Combats Opioid Overdoses

End Overdose Together had to change its training model when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, but its pivot to virtual will allow it to continue expanding its reach.

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Adrian Shanker ’09 Joins Presidential Council

He was appointed by the Biden-Harris Administration's Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.

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Theatre & Dance Announces In-Person Season

The department's return to the (non-virtual) stage features a world premiere Shakespeare adaptation, new themed dance concerts and a spring performance festival.

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Campus Hunger: Advocating for Change

A symposium at Muhlenberg this fall highlighted the often invisible issue of hunger on college campuses and the state and national legislation that can help.

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Class of 2020 Graduates Enjoy Belated Celebration

Their Commencement happened virtually due to the pandemic. This weekend, they gathered for a recognition ceremony, gala and brunch.

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Social Scientist Arthur Brooks Visits Muhlenberg

The Harvard professor and former president of the American Enterprise Institute participated in an afternoon panel discussion and delivered a public lecture in the evening.

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Graduate and Continuing Studies Commencement

The October 9 ceremony marked the graduation of the College’s inaugural master’s degree cohort as well as two accelerated baccalaureate programs.

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Inaugural Shankweiler Scholars Lecture

Travis Rieder, a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, spoke about his personal experience with opioid addiction and the takeaways for aspiring medical professionals.

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Grad School Prep Program

A new program offers workshops, resources and—most importantly—mentorship for underrepresented students and recent alumni in all fields of study.

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Voting at Muhlenberg Among Top in the Nation

A new report finds college-student voting increased sharply nationwide in 2020. BergVotes leaders say lots of outreach plus a slew of important issues helped drive high Muhlenberg turnout.

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Better Together

Community-engaged scholarship happens where learning goals and community goals converge. Collaborating on projects and programs benefits both the Muhlenberg students and the local partners involved.

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College Recognized for Sustainability Achievements

The College again receives a STARS Gold Rating for campus sustainability efforts and is named a national leader in water conservation by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

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Men's Soccer Wins ECAC Championship

The Muhlenberg men's soccer team scored twice late in the second half to defeat Rutgers-Newark, 3-1 in the ECAC championship game.

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Muhlenberg Inaugurates Kathleen Harring

In a ceremony held in Memorial Hall on Friday, November 12, Harring shared her vision for the future of the College.

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Boundless: The Campaign for Muhlenberg Launches

In a kickoff event on Saturday, November 13, the College announced that it will raise $111 million by 2025 in support of key priorities.

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Dalton Makes History at NCAA XC

Senior Abby Dalton posted the highest finish ever by a Muhlenberg female at the NCAA Championships in cross country, coming in 47th.

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Representation Matters

Muhlenberg’s first Black student body president, Zaire Carter ’22, wants to approach every situation with the will of the students—all of the students—driving his decision-making.

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Football Ends Season in Epic Overtime Game

An incredible Muhlenberg football season finished with an incredible game.

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Kevan Shah ’22 Named Schwarzman Scholar

Shah is the first Muhlenberg student to receive the award, one of the most prestigious in the world.

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Inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report

The report offers an opportunity to review key events, activities and initiatives from the 2020-2021 academic year that highlight the ways in which the community has made progress while providing encouragement for the continued efforts.