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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Lehigh’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee organized a luncheon to honor his legacy on Monday January 20, which brought together students, faculty, staff and members of the local community to reflect on Dr. King’s message.  With the theme of “Peace and Nonviolence in a Divisive World,” the event was a series of group discussions...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Eight alumni, representing six decades since their graduation from Lehigh, returned to campus on November 22 to share their experiences as first-generation college students with current undergraduate students.  The event, the third of its kind hosted by the F1RST (First-Generation Initiative Represented by Students and teachers) club, offered...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The celebration of the founding of the Umoja House began on Thursday October 24 with Lehigh faculty, staff, students and alumni joining in an honor walk from the original house location at Warren Square A to its current location on The Hill.  “Thirty years ago, 16 students championed together to create a space at Lehigh, with the provision that...

Friday, November 8, 2019

Historian and best-selling author Ibram X. Kendi delivered the MLK Keynote Lecture to a packed house at Lehigh’s Baker Hall, urging those listening to rethink racism and to become more active in the effort to fight it.   Based largely on his latest book, How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi explained the concept that people are either racist or anti-...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

This year, Lehigh celebrates a milestone in the 30th Anniversary of the UMOJA House.  Founded in 1989 after several students of color requested a more inclusive residential option, The U House has fostered a community of student residents and leaders through a shared exploration of multiculturalism.  Celebratory events, centered on the theme “...

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Lehigh has been named a recipient of the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.  This honor, bestowed on only 94 total colleges and universities nationwide this year, acknowledges the work Lehigh has done to...

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Every graduate feels a sense of pride and accomplishment on their commencement day; four years of hard work have finally paid off, and the possibilities in front of them seem endless.  For first-generation students, however, the day is even sweeter.  First-generation students, as the name implies, are the first in their families to earn a...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The annual tradition of the Donning of the Kente took place at the Wood Dining Room of Iacocca Hall on May 13, honoring 44 students of diverse backgrounds on the figurative eve of their Commencement.  The event allows graduates to invite someone key to their Lehigh experience to speak to and about them and their journey.  They are then...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

On April 3, the inaugural induction of the Alpha Alpha Alpha Honor Society was held for 25 students, two alumni and eight faculty and staff here at Lehigh.  Also known as Tri-Alpha, the society honors first-generation students who proven to be high-achievers during their college career.  First generation students on campus are proud to...

Friday, December 14, 2018

It's a fact that first-generation, low-income and underrepresented minority students face particular challenges during their higher education careers.  Sometimes even figuring out how to get necessary help is daunting.  The key for these students is developing relationships with a network of people and resources on campus, and a recent event...

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