Muhlenberg in the News

Recent media coverage of Muhlenberg College and its people

The National Law Review, September 24, 2021

Census Numbers Show Lehigh Valley Diversifying: Hispanic Population Now a Majority in Allentown

Muhlenberg College Spanish professor Erika Sutherland said the Lehigh Valley's growing population is also increasingly highly educated and more interested in participating in politics. Read More


The Valley Ledger, September 24, 2021

'EN EL TIEMPO DE LAS MARIPOSAS' STAGED READING KICKS OFF MUHLENBERG THEATRE & DANCE DEPARTMENTAL SEASON

True story of the Mirabal sisters, Dominican freedom fighters, marks return to in-person performance Read More


Salon, September 24, 2021

Architect of Texas abortion ban now has sights on Roe, urges reversal of LGBTQ rights

Advocates, including Professor Jacqueline Antonovich, pointed to a legal brief as an example of the broader goals of those fighting to end abortion rights across the U.S. Read More


WHYY, September 17, 2021

Biden voters in Pa. grappling with chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, America's longest war

A poll shows most Americans supported the withdrawal but "the manner and the process has not been viewed positively," said Professor Chris Borick. Read More


Pittsburgh Tribune Review, September 17, 2021

Senate contest attracts crowd of contenders; governor race less clear-cut

There's an early advantage to Fetterman but it's not insurmountable, said Professor Chris Borick. Read More


The Morning Call, September 17, 2021

Lehigh Valley students benefit from mindfulness techniques, study shows

A study of the Shanthi Project's program by Professor Mark Sciutto and student researchers shows an increase in students' positive behaviors and decrease in problem behaviors. Read More


Bloomberg News, September 10, 2021

Generation 9/11: Following Parents They Lost Onto Wall Street

Alumnus John Candela was four when his father was killed. "He was a people person," Candela says of his dad. Read More


Olympic Analysis, September 10, 2021

Simone Biles and prioritizing athlete well-being

Biles's decision advanced efforts among elite athletes to openly discuss mental health issues and highlighted the importance of pushing for structural changes in sports, writes Professor Kathleen Bachynski. Read More


Wlvr-fm (npr Affiliate), September 10, 2021

Muhlenberg sophomore looks forward to her first year on campus

Shelby Mejia spent her first year attending classes remotely. This year, she's on campus and serving as an orientation leader. Read More


The Morning Call, September 03, 2021

With Hispanics now making up a majority of Allentown residents, political hopefuls try to build the community's political clout

Professor Chris Borick comments. Read More


The Morning Call, September 03, 2021

How to Be Ready for the Next Pandemic

Readers React: Muhlenberg College senior Jordan Fisch writes about the Borgen Project and the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on global poverty. Read More


The Morning Call, September 03, 2021

Are Brood X cicadas killing trees?

For the trees, the benefits outweigh the costs. "It's not nearly as damaging as the benefit from all that free fertilizer from the dead cicadas," says Professor Marten Edwards. Read More


Wlvr-fm (npr Affiliate), September 03, 2021

Muhlenberg sophomore looks forward to her first year on campus

Shelby Mejia '24 discusses the SOAR program and says "people are really craving human connection right now." Read More


The Morning Call, September 03, 2021

Here's what happened when Lehigh Valley businesses mandated the vaccine

More than 95% of the Muhlenberg College campus body is vaccinated-students, faculty and staff. Read More


America Dissected, August 27, 2021

Football on the Brain with Dr. Kathleen Bachynski

A look at the sport in the face of new research about its health consequences. Read More


Patheos, August 27, 2021

Don't Turn (Refugees) Away

Anti-refugee attitudes may be shaped as much by race as by religion. Philosophy Professor Marcia Morgan's book 'Care Ethics and the Refugee Crisis' is cited. Read More


Metro, August 27, 2021

Mind Carnival is an Interactive Kinetic Exhibition

Artist David Deakin studied Western history at Muhlenberg College. Read More


The Beacon, August 27, 2021

Acton intern learned behind the scenes scenarios at Dance Complex

Emily Leandro '22 served as the nonprofit arts administration intern at the Dance Complex in Cambridge. Read More


WFMZ, August 27, 2021

Muhlenberg poised to make another title run

With plenty of returning players, offensively and defensively, the Mules will be a top contender again for the Centennial League title. Read More


The Morning Call, August 27, 2021

Here's why school board meetings have become so wild as districts decide mask mandates

Chris Borick, a political science professor at Muhlenberg College, comments. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 27, 2021

Pa. will hire 100 coronavirus contact tracers to replace 1,000

The number does not seem sufficient, said Chrysan Cronin, a professor of public health at Muhlenberg College. Read More


Associated Press, August 20, 2021

Pesticides can impair bees' ability to navigate, reproduce and communicate. And the combination of certain insecticides, viruses and mites cause even greater problems, said Marten Edwards, chair of Muhlenberg's biology department. Read More


The Morning Call, August 20, 2021

Erika Sutherland, associate professor of Spanish, said the Lehigh Valley's growing Hispanic population is also increasingly highly educated and more interested in participating in politics. Read More


Cnb News, August 13, 2021

Muhlenberg College Announces Winners of English Literature and Writing Awards, Includes NJ Students Read More


Medium, August 13, 2021

Inspirational Women In Hollywood: How Actress Connie Giordano Is Helping To Shake Up The Entertainment Industry Read More


Lehigh Valley Business, August 13, 2021

Muhlenberg College names dean of graduate studies Read More


The Morning Call, August 13, 2021

Muhlenberg, Lafayette join Lehigh in requiring vaccines for staff and faculty Read More


Easton Express-Times, August 13, 2021

Muhlenberg, Lafayette join Lehigh in requiring vaccines for staff and faculty Read More


WLVT-PBS 39, August 13, 2021

Muhlenberg College joins list of schools requiring vaccines for faculty, staff Read More


Boston University School Of Medicine News, August 06, 2021

Six First-Year Students Reflect on the Importance of Their White Coats

Bahaa Abdellatif '21 says, "I knew Muhlenberg College was the right place for me and the place that would help me achieve my dreams of becoming a doctor." Read More


The Morning Call, August 06, 2021

Are honeybees dying off at an unsustainable rate?

Pesticides, viruses and the impact of mites--these things accumulate and can cause problems, said Marten Edwards, chair of Muhlenberg College's Biology Department. Read More


WFMZ, August 06, 2021

Many local colleges, universities beefing up their COVID protocols as cases spike

Where things are in the Lehigh Valley right now, we want to take every extra precaution, said Dean of Students Allison Gulati. Read More


Us News & World Report, August 06, 2021

4 Must-Watch States in the 2022 Midterms

There is likely to be a high degree of synergy between the Senate and gubernatorial race in Pennsylvania next year, said Political Science Professor Christopher Borick. Read More


Easton Express-Times, August 06, 2021

Cases continue to climb as Delta runs rampant, Northampton County is a hotspot

Director of Public Health Chrysan Cronin said it is not surprising cases are jumping again with just over 50% of Northampton County residents fully vaccinated. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, August 06, 2021

'Enough is enough': Gov. Murphy's outburst was the latest sign of rising anger over pandemic divide

It's about public health, said Associate Professor Chrysan Cronin. Why allow people to make a personal decision about not being vaccinated when they can cause illness and death? Read More


The Morning Call, July 30, 2021

Flags and fervor: The Berks County Patriots are fighting for the right in the Biden era, but who are they?

Professor Christopher Borick says he sees the movement as another predictable swing of the left-right pendulum. Read More


The Morning Call, July 30, 2021

Four takeaways from Joe Biden's first visit to the Lehigh Valley as president

The high-profile visits reflect the region's growing political clout, says Professor Chris Borick. Read More


Atlas Obscura, July 22, 2021

What Should You Do With a Captured Nazi Flag?

Assistant Professor of History Jacqueline Antonovich shares the story of a disturbing find in her recently purchased 1800s farmhouse. Read More


Pennlive, July 22, 2021

After 17 years, was the Brood X cicada emergence this summer a bust?

Professor of Biology Marten Edwards chronicled the return of 17-year cicadas to the same regions they heavily inhabited at their last emergence. Read More


The Morning Call, July 16, 2021

Officials fight against the emerald ash borer as it decimates trees across the Lehigh Valley

Doing nothing isn't a solution, Muhlenberg College biology professor Marten Edwards Read More


Going For Two Podcast, July 16, 2021

COVID and College Athletics with Kathleen Bachynski

Lessons learned from this past year of college athletics dealing with COVID-19 and what the future could hold this fall. Listen Now


The Forward, July 16, 2021

I played Israeli professional baseball. Here's why this year's Olympic team gives me hope.

Op-ed by alumnus Rabbi Jason Bonder includes memories of Muhlenberg experiences. Read More


Fast Company, July 16, 2021

You can't set the record straight for GOP who don't want it straightened

Article mentions a Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion election poll cited by State Senator Doug Mastriano. Read More


Baltimore Sun, July 16, 2021

The mystery bird illness responsible for killing many backyard favorites is spreading across states

Peter Saenger, president of the Lehigh Valley Audobon Society and an ornithological specialist at Muhlenberg College, says we need to be cautious. Read More


Inside Higher Ed, July 16, 2021

External Partnerships and Higher Ed's Mission of Critical Analysis

One of the most critical analyses that we've seen of 2U's acquisition of edX has come from Jeff Pooley, a professor of Media and Communication at Muhlenberg College, write the authors. Read More


The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 09, 2021

Muhlenberg College director of public health Chrysan Cronin says last year, as the state was still reeling from the first four months of the pandemic & bracing for a fall surge, it made sense to contract contract tracing out. Read More


The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 09, 2021

Professor of Media & Communication Jeff Pooley says "Harvard and MIT have, in effect, auctioned off the lecture halls of the future...nonprofits aren't supposed to flip like this" on the transfer of edX to a private company. Read More


The Morning Call, July 09, 2021

Professor of Biology Marten Edwards weighs in on the dobsonfly - what some call Pennsylvania's most terrifying insect. Read More


The Morning Call, July 09, 2021

Director of public health Chrysan Cronin advises school districts to follow a wait-and-see approach when it comes to their fall plans, especially in light of the COVID-19 delta variant. Read More


Penn Capital-star, July 09, 2021

Professor of Political Science Chris Borick says that amendments are "being used strategically by [Pennsylvania] Republicans right now to find ways around the governor's power." Read More


The Morning Call, July 09, 2021

Peter Saenger, president of the Lehigh Valley Audobon Society and Muhlenberg ornithological specialist, advises "taking down feeders and birdbaths so you don't have concentrations of birds in case it is spread by close contact" in light of a recent avian illness. Read More


The New York Times, July 02, 2021

Caveh Zahedi Has So Many Stories to Tell

The short-form podcast is unusual in a field crowded with big-budget productions. Professor John Sullivan says, "What [Zahedi] is doing is really like 'audio blogging'... more like the earliest days of podcasting." Read More


The Morning Call, July 02, 2021

'His cells will generate and give new life': Muhlenberg student donates bone marrow to Canada cancer patient

Tony Merchlinsky, 19, signed up to be a bone marrow donor in the fall shortly after starting at Muhlenberg College & said he didn't hesitate when he found out he was a match. Read More


91.3 Wlvr (npr Lv), July 02, 2021

Cicadas have a message for us

Professor Marten Edwards, a says spraying insecticides cuts down on the benefits cicadas bring. "It's really a win-win for the environment." Listen Now


91.3 Wlvr (npr Lv), July 02, 2021

Black fly spraying

Spraying starts June 30 along the Lehigh and Delaware rivers. Professor Marten Edwards says the spray, made from bacteria that originates in soil, is non-toxic to humans and wildlife. Read More


91.3 Wlvr (npr Lv), July 02, 2021

Lehigh Valley is Lyme disease hotspot; Pa. has highest rate of infections in U.S.

Professor Marten Edwards says there are several things you can do to protect yourself outdoors. Read More


Harrisburg Patriot News, July 02, 2021

After contact tracing data breach, Pa. sidesteps scrutiny on proposed $34M contract

Last year, as the state was still reeling from the first four months of the pandemic and was bracing for an anticipated fall surge in cases, it made sense to contract the work out, says Professor Chrysan Cronin. Read More


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