Ursinus in the News

  • How a Small Private College Met Its Admissions Goals

    Inside Higher Ed: In a feature story, Shannon Zottola, vice president and dean of enrollment management, spoke about how Ursinus met its enrollment goals for 2020. Professors Susanna Throop and Scott Deacle were quoted about the high level of faculty engagement with prospective students. 

  • ‘Lost in Thought’ Review: The Life of the Mind

    The Wall Street Journal: Jonathan Marks, a professor of politics, penned a book review of “Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life” by Zena Hitz.

  • What’s in the new $484 billion coronavirus bill, and how are we paying for it?

    Scott Deacle, associate professor of business and economics, spoke to KYW-AM on a podcast about the economic stimulus. 

  • Can a Residential College Sell an Online Experience in a Crisis?

    Ursinus’s commitment to making a donation to a local food pantry for each deposit it received during Admitted Students Experience was highlighted in EdSurge.

  • That great unemployment report wasn’t as great as we thought

    KYW News Radio: Scott Deacle, an associate professor and chair of the business and economics department, appeared on the KYW In Depth: Coronavirus podcast to discuss the latest unemployment report amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Can millionaire college coaches defend their salaries during Covid-19?

    The Guardian: Jasmine Harris, an assistant professor of sociology, was quoted in this article about high coach salaries amid coronavirus-related spending cuts at universities.

  • Uncertain Job Market Awaits Soon-to-Be Graduates

    Sharon Hansen, director of career and post-graduate development, was quoted in a story in Inside Higher Ed about the job market during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parker Wolf ’20 was also quoted. 

  • The End of College as We Knew It?

    Stephanie Mackler, an associate professor of education and assistant dean of the college, and Matt Schmitz ’21 are mentioned in a New York Times column about the merits of a liberal arts education. The article quotes a piece Schmitz wrote for Mackler’s class. 

  • Online lab work

    American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: Rebecca Roberts, an associate professor of biology, helped develop a curriculum called BASIL that was mentioned in this article about moving labs online.

  • Colleges holding on-campus classes in the fall? Maybe.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean Mark Schneider and Vice President of Finance and Administration Annette Parker in a story about college and university plans for the fall 2020 semester.