Muhlenberg in the News

Recent media coverage of Muhlenberg College and its people

The Morning Call, May 07, 2021

Daniel Wilson, professor emeritus of history, shares his perspective as a post-polio survivor and vaccine advocate. Read More

ABC, April 30, 2021

After 17 years, Brood X cicadas surface in PA

"The males will sing their hearts out and the females will see if they like the song." Phil. CH6 Action News interviews Professor Marten Edwards. Read More

Usa Today, April 30, 2021

Millions of cicadas are coming to parts of the US. Here's how you can help track them.

In a series of articles picked up by dozens of newspapers across the country, Professor Martin Edwards talks tracking cicadas. Read More

The Morning Call, April 30, 2021

Your View by Muhlenberg students: How hunger affects even prestigious colleges

Ava Bianchi '23 and Rebecca Grunberger '23 wrote about food insecurity on college campuses. Read More

Common Dreams, April 30, 2021

Tucker Carlson's Racism: Paid for by You

Cable companies could offer a package that excludes channels they don't want, says Professor John Sullivan. Read More

WITF, April 30, 2021

Public health leaders work to win over PA Republicans who say they won't get vaccinated

Half of all PA Republicans polled said they don't plan to ever get immunized, an April Muhlenberg College public health survey found. Read More

The Morning Call, April 30, 2021

Your View : How universal pre-K could result in child care closures

Implementation question will have big implications for the affordability of and access to child care in Pennsylvania, writes Professor Gregory J. Collins. Read More

The Morning Call, April 30, 2021

Muhlenberg Poll: Allentown residents positive about the city but concerned about crime, schools

The survey also shows residents overwhelmingly say they believe the downtown PPL Center and surrounding buildings have improved the city's image. Read More

The Morning Call, April 23, 2021

Poll: Allentown residents still positive about city, but many think it's headed in the wrong direction

Those who say it's headed in the wrong direction outnumber those who think it is improving, according to a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll. Read More

University Business, April 23, 2021

Advancement in a pandemic: How one college made it happen

Muhlenberg Colege stepped up with innovative solutions and a strong focus on relationship building to enjoy record returns. Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 23, 2021

Trump ally Lou Barletta nears a run for Pennsylvania governor with new political group

A Muhlenberg Pennsylvania Public Health poll this month showed a sharp divide on Wolf's handling of the pandemic. Read More

The Jewschool, April 23, 2021

Director Interview: David Romberg on 'The Man of the Monkey' and the Problem of Belonging

Professor David Romberg on his new film, streaming free nationwide through 4/29. Read More

WITF, April 23, 2021

Smart Talk: Poll finds majority of Pennsylvanians remain concerned about public health situation

Professor Chris Borick on how Pennsylvanians feel about the pandemic, vaccines and the state's response. Listen Now

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 23, 2021

Pennsylvania's 2022 races show how marijuana legalization has gone from fringe to front-runner

A Muhlenberg College poll last week makes clear the evolution of the issue and the ideological split it still provokes. Read More

Patriot News, April 23, 2021

55 Pa. counties have substantial spread of COVID-19, positive test rate rises slightly

A Muhlenberg PA Public Health poll last week found 3 in 10 of those surveyed who have not had a shot said they don't plan on getting vaccinated. Read More

Pa Environment Digest, April 16, 2021

Muhlenberg Poll Finds Heath Concerns Over Fracking, Climate Change Decline In PA

A new poll finds health concerns over fracking natural gas have declined by 11 percentage points over the last two years; 48% believe climate change is a major risk. Read More

The Morning Call, April 16, 2021

Muhlenberg College poll shows many Pennsylvanians still hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccine

The survey, released Wednesday, focused on public health issues. Read More

The Morning Call, April 16, 2021

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused. How will it effect the Lehigh Valley's expanded vaccine rollout?

Professor Chrysan Cronin is concerned the pause could fuel vaccine hesitancy. Read More

Entertainment Weekly, April 16, 2021

Ginny & Georgia producers on making a show about witty, smart women dealing with real issues

Sarah Lampert '10 is the writer and creator of the Netflix dramedy about a mother-daughter relationship. Read More

Wvia-fm (npr), April 16, 2021


Professor David Romberg discusses his new feature film, 'Man of the Monkey.' Free viewing nationwide April 15-29 through the Miami Jewish Film Festival. Listen Now

Cnn, April 16, 2021

Covid long-haulers

100+ symptoms have been reported including fatigue, headaches, brain fog, muscle aches & heart palpitations, according to Dr. Dayna McCarthy '05. Read More

WLVT-PBS 39, April 16, 2021

Community Update on Coronavirus

Public Health Professor Chrysan Cronin was one of the guests on the April 14 program. Read More

Nurture Nature Center, April 16, 2021

Spotlight on Community: Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion

"In a democracy where the will of the people should guide their elected officials, measuring the wants, concerns, views and needs of the people is important," says Professor Chris Borick. Read More

Indianapolis Star, April 16, 2021

'Otherworldy': This spring, millions of cicadas will be singing and clicking, looking for a mate. They don't harm people, pets, crops or house plants, says Professor Marten Edwards, but they may be a bit annoying. Read More

The Morning Call, April 16, 2021

Bethlehem unveils climate action plan that calls for net-zero carbon emissions by 2040

Last year, Allentown's Environmental Advisory Council worked with Hannah Chiesa '21 to develop an initial greenhouse gas inventory. Read More

WFMZ, April 09, 2021

Muhlenberg College continues its Mnemonic virtual theater festival with two more virtual presentations

James Peck directs "A List" by Gertrude Stein April 11-13 and "Unstable Connections" by Gertjan Houben and Beth Schachter begins April 15. Read More

The New York Times, April 09, 2021

How Do I Define My Gender if No One Is Watching Me?

Rebecca Minor '11, a licensed clinical social worker who works with trans youth, is quoted extensively. Read More

Other News, April 09, 2021

Stats For Podcast Marketing

Professor of media and communication, John Sullivan is interviewed about his research on platformization and podcasting. Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 09, 2021

Pa. is finally expanding vaccine eligibility. But perceptions of a rocky rollout linger.

Public Health Professor Chrysan Cronin says the message should be, "We know you're frustrated and that the way we have gone about it is not efficient, and this is what we're doing about it." Read More

Washington Post, April 09, 2021

Nationals-Mets opening series is postponed because of coronavirus concerns

The tricky part of curbing an outbreak is the incubation period. says Professor Kathleen Bachynski. Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 02, 2021

Senate GOP leaders tap well-connected Pa. political operative to lead campaign arm

It's integrated, said Professor Christopher Borick of Zaborney's ties to former Maverick employees now working in the public policy and campaign realms. Read More

Inside Higher Ed, April 02, 2021

Big Read-and-Publish Push Arrives

One of the primary concerns is that in the long term, the "barriers currently imposed on readers will be erected for authors instead," said Jefferson Pooley, professor of media and communication. Read More

The Morning Call, April 02, 2021

Readers React: Equality Act would continue march toward justice

Individuals in the LGBT community deserve what's right, writes Melissa Borker '22. Read More

Spectacle: An Unscripted History Of Reality T, April 02, 2021

The Great British Baking Show

Media & Communication Professor Elizabeth Nathanson, a guest on the podcast, talks about the show's subversive sweetness. Listen Now

Geeks, Geezers And Googlization Podcast, April 02, 2021

Women & Masculinity: Glass Ceilings to Sticky Floors

Professor Kate Richmond is a guest of the podcast about women navigating the hidden systems in the workforce and how men can help. Read More

NBC, April 02, 2021

Examining Proposed Amendments to Pa.'s Constitution

NBC Philadelphia talks with Political Science Professor Christopher Borick about the proposed constitutional amendments up for a vote in May. Watch Now

Associated Press, April 02, 2021

Researchers who mapped Pa. cicadas 17 years ago wait for their return

A Morning Call article featuring alums Rick Crist & Michael Sitvarin and Professor Marten Edwards runs in dozens of news outlets nationwide. Read More

The Morning Call, April 02, 2021

Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton have never had a female mayor; here's what it will take to change that

Role models are important to convey to young girls everywhere that it's normal for women to be in high-profile office, says Professor Lanethea Mathews-Schultz. Read More

The Morning Call, March 26, 2021

Allentown police recruit more homegrown officers who speak Spanish

Officer Louis Santiago, who has a business & marketing degree from Muhlenberg, could have applied to be a police officer anywhere. Read More

WFMZ, March 26, 2021

Pa. COVID-19 cases on the rise, even as vaccine campaign continues

I see behaviors that make me very concerned, people are letting their guard down, said Chrysan Cronin, director of public health. Read More

Easton Express-Times, March 26, 2021

As a college student, I don't consider equality a 'generational thing'

Faith Samson '21 shares her views in an Op-Ed piece. Read More

The Braincore Podcast, March 26, 2021

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

Associate Provost Brooke Vick was a guest on an episode exploring the imposter syndrome. Read More

WFMZ, March 19, 2021

Muhlenberg returns to the stage virtually

The world premiere of "Magic," a virtual production, written and directed by Kiyaana Cox Jones and featuring original choreography by Randall Anthony Smith, runs through 3/21. Read More

The Morning Call, March 19, 2021

Millions of cicadas will emerge from the ground this year. Muhlenberg professor and 2 researchers who mapped them 17 years ago will be there.

Rick Crist and Michael Sitvarin were working on a summer research project alongside their biology professor, Marten Edwards. Read More

Mychesco (pa), March 19, 2021

Pennsylvania Students to Compete in National Community Bank Case Study Competition

16 PA teams will be competing in the competition, including one from Muhlenberg College. Read More

The Morning Call, March 19, 2021

Is the Pennsylvania Supreme Court the key to controlling the statehouse? Democrats seem to think so

It's unusual to see a political party so overtly politicize the courts, said Chris Borick, director of the Institute of Public Opinion. Read More

The Independent (uk), March 19, 2021

Social media gives young female celebrities a platform Britney Spears didn't have - but it hasn't stopped the torture

Professor Paul McEwan is quoted extensively in an article written by Rachel Brodsky '08. Read More

The Morning Call, March 19, 2021

Professors, business owners, advocates, mothers: Here are the women Morning Call readers nominated as difference-makers in the Lehigh Valley

Melissa Dowd is honored for her work as a biology teacher and for advocating for women in STEM fields. Read More

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 19, 2021

Humanizing Enrollment in a Virtual Year

Interim Enrollment VP Melissa Falk was one of the experts tapped to discuss how admissions officers foster a connection in this time of digital living. Watch Now

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 19, 2021

Why Some Colleges Are Rethinking the Most Grueling Financial-Aid Form of All

The CSS Profile had become an obstruction for many families who were already stressed out about the FAFSA, says Greg Mitton, director of financial aid. Read More

The Morning Call, March 19, 2021

Lafayette, Muhlenberg colleges issue statements decrying anti-Asian racism during COVID-19 pandemic

Muhlenberg condemns all forms of racism and stands in solidarity with our Asian American, Asian and Pacific Islander community members, wrote President Kathleen Harring. Read More

BBC, March 12, 2021

The Tang Dynesty

History Professor Tineke D'Haeseleer is a guest on the BBCSounds podcast You're Dead to Me. Read More

The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 12, 2021

A rough vaccine rollout has even Democrats turning on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf

Professor Chris Borick says governing during a crisis and during a lame-duck period is challenging. Read More

WFMZ, March 12, 2021

Allentown planners OK Muhlenberg College development

The college hopes to begin site work this spring and complete construction in time for fall 2022. Read More

The Morning Call, March 12, 2021

After year-long hiatus, there's some 'Magic' happening for Muhlenberg Theatre & Dance

The production was written and directed by Kiyaana Cox Jones, with original choreography by Randall Anthony Smith, assistant professor of dance and choreography. Read More

The Morning Call, March 12, 2021

Lafayette, Muhlenberg colleges issue statements decrying anti-Asian racism during COVID-19 pandemic

Muhlenberg College President Kathleen Harring sent a letter to students and staff in support of members of the Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Read More

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 12, 2021

Humanizing Enrollment in a Virtual Year

Melissa Falk, interim VP for enrollment management, was one of the enrollment experts featured in this hourlong virtual forum. Watch Now

The Atlantic, March 12, 2021

Unlocking the Mysteries of Long COVID

Doctors at Mount Sinai, including Dr. Dayna McCarthy '05, are working to unlock the mysteries of long COVID. Read More

Salon, March 12, 2021

How will COVID Change Society?

Both the polio epidemic and Salk's vaccine significantly changed American policy and culture, according to Daniel Wilson, professor of history emeritus at Muhlenberg. Read More

WHYY, March 05, 2021

Top Pa. senator appoints colleague's wife to lucrative Gaming Control Board seat

Professor Christopher Borick said it is up to public officials like Corman to explain their picks. Read More

WFMZ, March 05, 2021

Some Pa. GOP voters jump ship in the last few months. A sign of divide in the party, or the ebb and flow of politics?

Professor Chris Borick says it's too soon to know what impact this will have on the midterm elections. Read More

Inside Higher Ed, March 05, 2021

Newly Tenured

At Muhlenberg College, seven members of the faculty were recently granted tenure and promoted to associate professor. Read More

The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 05, 2021


Laura Furge, a professor of chemistry at Kalamazoo College, has been named provost at Muhlenberg College. Read More

Wlvr-fm (npr Affiliate), March 05, 2021

Without major changes, Allentown School District faces up to $55M deficit by 2025

Greg Collins, assistant professor of business and an education finance expert, says the way the state funds schools hasn't kept up with changes in demographics and enrollment. Listen Now

The Morning Call, March 05, 2021

Lehigh Valley health official says Johnson & Johnson single-shot will be easier to distribute

The new vaccine is a game-changer, says Director of Public Health Chrysan Cronin. "There's a lot of good things about this vaccine the other two don't have." Read More

Cbs3 Philadelphioa, March 05, 2021

Psychologist Francesca Aldrich Helping Inspire, Connect Students Through Virtual Black History Month Book Club

Aldrich '16, an elementary school psychologist, created a virtual Black History Month book club to inspire & connect with her students. Watch Now

The Morning Call, March 05, 2021

A rare, half-male, half-female cardinal was spotted in western Pennsylvania.

Professor Daniel Klem and ornithological specialist Peter Saenger provide expertise about unusual bird. Read More

Work Beyond Mac Podcast, March 05, 2021

Please just call me Jeff

Professor of Media & Communication Jeff Pooley talks tech and teaching!. Read More

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

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