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Selected Media Coverage: October 27, 2003

**Lehigh in the News** {online press clippings from other news sources}

The San Francisco Chronicle (Saturday circulation: 486,077)
Liar, Liar! Whom to Hire?

Robert Thornton, professor of economics at Lehigh, has found a second calling: writing--and now updating--"The Lexicon of Intentionally Ambiguous Recommendations," a book that can help your write letters of recommendation for employees who deserve a few four-letter words. In his lexicon, called "LIAR" for short, Thornton offers a tongue-in-cheek list of 350 sentences and phrases that can sound like glowing references. Or not…
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The Associated Press (Reaches 242 news bureaus in 121 countries)
The Miami Herald (Saturday circulation: 328,124)
James Faces Unparalleled Expectations in Jump to Pros

Sally A. White, dean and professor in the College of Education and former sports psychologist, was quoted in an article on the pressure on LeBron James to be the heir to Michael Jordon. White said no one with the amount of pressure James is facing can expect to remain completely composed at all times. "In this particular situation, with the media hyping him as the next Michael Jordon, the athlete's expectations have gone through the roof," White said. "You're talking about this concept that is incredibly difficult to manage even for your most mature, experienced athlete."
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The Morning Call (Sunday circulation: 167,191)
Something Old, Something New

Chava Weissler, professor of religion studies at Lehigh, offered her expertise in an article on couples who infuse Jewish wedding chuppah with memories and style. According to Weissler, the chuppah traditionally symbolizes the home the couple will build together. A modern and commonly cited interpretation is that the chuppah represents the tent of biblical figure Abraham, who is famed for his hospitality.
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The Morning Call (Sunday circulation: 167,191)
The Express Times (Circulation: 48,223)
'Queer Eye' Carson Kressley is 'tres cheek' During Honors

Carson Kressley was stylish--and stylishly late--Saturday at a "coming out" event honoring him at Lehigh, part of a week-long film festival organized by Pride of the Lehigh Valley, a gay, lesbian, and transgender group.
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The Express Times
Students Tout Merit of Governor's Schools

It's been over six months, but the experiences local students gained through a summer Pennsylvania program for academically and artistically talented students remain fresh. Rachel Althouse, a Bethlehem Catholic senior who participated in the Pennsylvania Governor's School of Excellence this summer at Lehigh, said, "I don't think the governor's school could have been any better than it was this summer." The best part of the experience, she said, was making friends with people from distant countries.
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The Express Times (Circulation: 48,223)
Lehigh QB Comes of Age Against Hoyas

Kyle Keating entered this Saturday's Patriot League game at Georgetown with a 3-0 record as Lehigh's starting quarterback. With an extra week to prepare for Hoyas, coach Pete Lembo and his offensive staff took the wraps off Keating. The junior from Middletown, Pa., responded with 32 completions, 344 yards and a school-record tying six touchdowns passing to lead the Mountain Hawks to a 45-24 triumph before 2,123 at Harbin Field.
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Posted on Monday, October 27, 2003

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