Ursinus in the News


  • 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.


  • ‘Let’s Be Reasonable’ Review: How to Elevate Higher Learning

    The Washington Post published a review of Professor of Politics Jonathan Marks’s new book, Let’s Be Reasonable: A Conservative Case for Liberal Education


  • Evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 proteome in 3D during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic

    News Medical published an article regarding research being done by Professor Rebecca Roberts and Ursinus undergraduate students to understand COVID-19.


  • 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.


  • ‘Let’s Be Reasonable’

    Professor of Politics Jonathan Marks was featured in a Q&A in Inside Higher Ed detailing his new book, Let’s Be Reasonable: A Conservative Case for Liberal Education.


  • Searching For A Cool Tech Gadget This Holiday Season? Try Going Green

    Ursinus Director of Sustainability Kate Keppen talks about recycled products in this PBS39 news segment.


  • 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.”


  • The good, the bad, and the surprising: What’s inside the new COVID-19 relief bill?

    Scott Deacle, associate professor of business and economics, shares his expertise in a segment on a KYW-AM podcast about the latest COVID-19 relief funding.