Ursinus in the News


  • What Is a ‘Nepotism Baby’?

    Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies Alice Leppert was quoted in a New York Times article about young entertainers born into famous families. Read it here.


  • Meet Ursinus’s new leader

    The Philadelphia Inquirer profiled Incoming President Robyn E. Hannigan in a news story online and in print. Read it here.


  • What’s in the infrastructure deal? Power grid upgrades, drinking water, high speed internet

    Associate Professor of Business and Economics Scott Deacle appeared on a KYW-AM podcast to discuss the bipartisan infrastructure bill just passed into law. Listen here 


  • The Pandemic Exposed Our Broken Higher-Education System. It’s Also Given Us a Chance to Make Things Better

    Director of Admission Diane Greenwood and Associate Professor of Business and Economics Scott Deacle were quoted in a Philadelphia Magazine story about how colleges navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the story.


  • How Black Foragers Find Freedom in the Natural World

    Professor and Chair of Environment Studies Patrick Hurley is quoted in this New York Times feature on new food sources and land separation. 


  • How 1980s hit ‘Who’s the Boss?’ came to be

    Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies Alice Leppert recently appeared on CNN’s series History of the Sitcom


  • Psychologist’s Tips on Dealing With Anxiety Following Anti-Asian Attacks

    Suzanne Chong, a Wellness Center staff psychologist, discussed anti-Asian attacks on NBC10.


  • Conservatives feel blamed, shamed and ostracized by the media

    Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies Tony Nadler and Assistant Professor in Journalism Doron Taussig published a piece in The Conversation that was also picked up in several national outlets. Read it here.


  • Jake Gyllenhaal knows cyberbullying all too well. But are stars responsible for fans’ actions?

    Associate Professor of Media and Communication Studies Alice Leppert was quoted in USA Today in a story about cyberbullying directed at celebrities. Read it here.


  • American workers are having a moment, but how long will changes to labor’s power dynamics last?

    Associate Professor of Business and Economics Scott Deacle discussed labor unions on a KYW-AM podcast. Listen to it here.


  • Even with the delta variant, Ursinus College expects a better fall with a mostly vaccinated campus

    This feature story in The Philadelphia Inquirer details how Ursinus College is preparing for the 2021-22 academic year. Read the article.


  • By Taking Care of Herself, Simone Biles May Transform Sports

    Assistant Professor of History Johanna Mellis authored an opinion piece that was prominently featured in The Washington Post.


  • Seeing glass in a new light

    Assistant Professor of Physics Casey Schwarz authored an article for SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. It discusses how chalcogenide glass is used to make new infrared optics. 


  • The limitations of the “news ecosystem” metaphor

    Associate Professor of Media and Communications Studies Tony Nadler was interviewed by Columbia Journalism Review about news markets and the “news ecosystem.”


  • Sanctions: why they work (or don’t) and how they’re affecting Russia

    Business and Economics Professor Scott Deacle appeared on a KYW-AM podcast to discuss economic sanctions for Russia. Listen here.


  • The Best Higher Education Books Of 2021

    A Forbes columnist included Let’s Be Reasonable: A Conservative Case for Higher Education, a book by Professor of Politics Jonathan Marks, on its list of best higher education books for 2021. Read the list.


  • High School Students and Counselors Are Burned Out

    Ursinus College recently surveyed high school counselors about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the college search process. It was featured in an Inside Higher Ed story that included quotes from Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Management and Marketing Shannon Zottola. Read the article.


  • Vaccination Alone Isn’t Enough to Keep the Virus Under Control This Fall, One Small College Warns

    In this Chronicle of Higher Education article, Vice President for Academic Affairs mark Schneider discusses the data driven approach that Ursinus uses to help prepare for a residential undergraduate experience in the midst of a pandemic. 


  • Saving and Investing

    Associate Professor of Business and Economics Scott Deacle is featured in two moneygeek.com Q&A articles on saving and investing and mortgages. Click the links to read the stories.


  • Wood prices affecting Philadelphia construction industry

    Scott Deacle, associate professor of business and economics, was interviewed for this KYW-AM business story.