The Atlantic

Paul Kellermann, “What Is Penn State Thinking?,” The Atlantic, 12 Aug 2021.


Penn State professor Sarah Townsend interviewed on “Back to School in the Age of Covid,” CNN, Aug 19, 2020.


Can a thousand teachers at a single school be wrong? Penn State professors Esther Prins and John Champagne explain to Mortarboard  host Daniel Barwick why the faculty oppose in-person teaching for the fall. July 21, 2020.


Chelsey Zhu, “Many College Professors Don’t Want To Teach In Person. Will They Have A Choice?,” Forbes, July 10, 2020.


Penn State professor Paul Kellermann interviewed on CNN. July 9, 2020.

New York Times

Anemona Hartocollis, “Colleges Face Rising Revolt by Professors,” New York Times, July 3, 2020.

Washington Post

Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, “As Young People Drive Infection Spikes, College Faculty Members Fight for the Right to Teach Remotely,” Washington Post, July 1, 2020.

Inside Higher Ed

Colleen Flaherty, “Mounting Faculty Concerns About the Fall Semester,” Inside Higher Ed, June 30, 2020.


Paul Kellermann, “I Love Teaching at Penn State, But Going Back This Fall Is a Mistake. 1,000 of My Colleagues Agree,” Esquire, June 26, 2020.

Chronicle of Higher Education

Emma Pettit, “Who Gets to Teach Remotely? The Decisions Are Getting Personal,” Chronicle of Higher Education, June 22, 2020.


Centre Daily Times

Josh Moyer, “Penn State Professors Will Protest the University’s COVID Policies in a Unique Way This Week. Here’s Why,” Centre Daily Times, Oct 4, 2021.

Centre Daily Times

Bonj Szczygiel, “Opinion: During Pandemic, Penn State Has Retreated From Open Faculty Engagement,” Centre Daily Times, Aug 18, 2021.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bill Schnackner, “In Weeks, 2 Groups of Students Separated by a Sharp Divide Over Vaccinations Will Arrive on College Campuses,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug 6, 2021.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Susan Snyder, “Penn State Faculty Push for Mandatory Vaccinations Days After a Second Student Dies,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug 3, 2021.

Centre Daily Times

Josh Moyer, “Penn State Adds 458 More COVID-19 Cases at University Park, Increasing Total to 2,124,” Centre Daily Times, Sept 25, 2020.

Centre Daily Times

CJU/PSU “Urgent Action Needed to Protect the Health and Safety of Penn State Family,” Centre Daily Times, Sept 6, 2020.


Deb Erdley, “Professors Question Penn State Reopening as Study Projects Problems,” Tribune-Review, Aug 19, 2020.

Onward State

Matt DiSanto, “Penn State Faculty Group Projects 2,500 Student Coronavirus Cases This Fall,” Onward State, Aug 19, 2020.

Centre Daily Times

Josh Moyer, “Penn State Faculty Group’s COVID-19 Simulation Projects 2,500 Student Cases and 2 Deaths,” Centre Daily Times, Aug 17, 2020.

Onward State

Coalition for a Just University, “[Guest Column] Think Twice Before Letting Penn State Off Hook With Coronavirus Compact” Onward State, Aug 13, 2020.

Spotlight PA

Sara Simon, “Students At Penn State Forced to Sign COVID-19 Liability Waiver to Participate in Fall Semester,” Spotlight PA, Aug 12, 2020.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Justine McDaniel and Allison Steele, “Colleges, Businesses and Contact Tracers Feel the Challenge as Pandemic Hits Five-Month Mark,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug 7, 2020.

Altoona Mirror

William Kibler, “PSU’s Faculty Blasts Restart,” Altoona Mirror, Aug 6, 2020.


Anne Danahy, “Group Of Penn State Faculty, Others Says University Isn’t Ready For Fall Return To Campus,” WPSU, Aug 5, 2020.

Centre Daily Times

Josh Moyer, “New Penn State group to hold virtual rally centered on university’s COVID-19 response,” Centre Daily Times, July 31, 2020.

Centre Daily Times

Josh Moyer, “Where is Penn State’s COVID-19 Testing Plan? Silence, Lack of Answers Irk Community,” Centre Daily Times, July 23, 2020.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Susan Snyder, “Nearly Three-Quarters of Pa. State University Faculty Would Not Feel Safe Teaching Students Face-To-Face This Fall, Survey Shows,” The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 15, 2020.

Erie News Now

Isaac Petkac, “University Staff Not Happy About Reopening Plan,” Erie News Now, July 9, 2020.

Erie Reader

Erie Reader Staff, “Concerned Penn State Instructors Pen Open Letter,” Erie Reader, July 6, 2020.

Onward State

Matt DiSanto, “Penn State Professor Criticizes University’s Fall Semester Plans In Esquire Magazine Op-Ed,” Onward State, June 27, 2020.

Altoona Mirror

William Kibler, “Penn State Reopening Plan Draws Criticism,” Altoona Mirror, June 27, 2020.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Susan Snyder, “What if Students Won’t Wear Masks in Class? Professors Want Assurances That Universities Will Enforce a Mandate,” Philadelphia Inquirer, June 17, 2020.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bill Schackner, “Penn State Faculty Want Final Decision on Where, How to Conduct Classes in the Fall,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 16, 2020.


More Than 1K Sign Open Letter to Penn State Raising Concerns About Planned Fall Return,” WJAC, June 16, 2020.

Penn Live

Jan Murphy, “More Than 1,000 Faculty and Other Employees Raise Concerns About Penn State’s Fall Reopening Plans,” Penn Live, June 16, 2020.

State College News

Geoff Rushton and Matt DiSanto, “Faculty Say Concerns Were Ignored in Penn State’s Reopening Plan,”, June 16, 2020.