Muhlenberg College is welcoming in-person students back to campus this week. But for some of the COVID-19-era sophomores, being back-to-school means they’re new to school.

Black fly spraying starts June 30 along the Lehigh and Delaware rivers.

Marten Edwards, a professor of biology at Muhlenberg College, says spraying insecticides cuts down on the benefits cicadas bring.

Around the end of March and the beginning of April, several local colleges saw COVID-19 outbreaks, including Muhlenberg College which is still taking a hybrid approach to learning.

Chris Borick, a professor of Political Science and the director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Political Opinion, sat down with WLVR’s Ben Stemrich to talk about how what’s happening now in the U.S. stacks up against history.


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