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Friday, December 14, 2018

First-Gen Students Create Alumni Networking Opportunity

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...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

LTS student computing consultant sees STARS, bright future

When Victor Contreras ‘20 was a high school freshman, a friend asked him if he wanted to buy his broken down iPhone 4 -- cracked on the front, cracked on the back, and a hole where the home button used to be.

Where others might have laughed at the suggestion, Contreras saw opportunity. He quickly forked over twenty bucks and set out to...

Monday, January 22, 2018

Lehigh Joins NCFDD-Claim your account today

We are pleased to announce that Lehigh University has joined the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) as an Institutional Member. The NCFDD is a nationally-recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students. They provide a...

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Lehigh's 2018 MLK Lecture Features Colson Whitehead

Author Colson Whitehead will deliver Lehigh University's annual MLK Lecture for 2018.  His most recent work, The Underground Railroad, was the 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Fiction, recipient of the National Book Award and the Carnegie Medal for Fiction, as well as being named Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, the Washington Post,...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Lehigh Named to CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion's President's Circle

Lehigh University has been named as a member of the new President's Circle of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, a group of less than 15 academic institutions that will help translate the group's pledge into engagement on college campuses.  President John D. Simon will searve on the steering committee of the President's Circle.  CEO Action...

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Lehigh F1RST Promotes Community for First-Generation and Working-Class Students

The first year of college presents challenges for most students, but for first-generation college students the change can seem almost overwhelming.  Being the first in your family to go to college means that when you have questions, the go-to advice givers of family now no longer have the answers.  A new group, Lehigh F1RST (First-generation...

Monday, December 11, 2017

Lehigh Welcomes New Chaplains to Campus

The Lehigh Chaplain's Office has two new hires to celebrate this year. The arrival of Walead Mosaad, Ph.D. as the new director of Muslim Student Life marks the first Muslim chaplain hired here at the University and also at any of the Lehigh Valley's private colleges. The return of Rabbi Steven Nathan as the interim director of Jewish Student...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

"Dear World" Helps Lehigh Tell Its Story

Dear World, an internationally recognized project that began in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina, paid a visit to Lehigh's campus recently.  Originally designed to inspire hope in that city after the massive tragedy, the project evovled into a way for people to share their stories in a way that honors those stories.  Sarah Thompson and...