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Selected Media Coverage: April 30, 2004

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

Education Week (Readership: 162,000)
No Child Left Average?

Perry A. Zirkel, professor of education and law, College of Education, wrote an opinion piece that appeared in the April 28 issue of "Education Week," the nation's education newspaper of record. "Dropping class rank while preserving grade inflation—an increasingly popular practice—masks poor performance without creating better students," says Zirkel.
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Circulation: 248,176)
Lehigh University was mentioned as one of the nine institutions sharing a $1.2 million technology research grant. Other institutions sharing the grant include Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pennsylvania, and Penn State.
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Patriot-News (Harrisburg, PA) (Circulation: 154,691)
White House Leaves Kurdish Leaders in Tough Spot

Rajan Menon, professor of international relations at Lehigh, wrote an article about the key to Iraq’s future. "It is not its rebellious Sunni center or its increasingly turbulent Shiite south; it’s the relatively stable Kurdish north, the area where American policy has been most successful," he said.
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News-Messenger (Ohio) (Circulation: 13,936)
Engineers Says Cracks in Steel Did Not Cause Crane Collapse

John Fisher, professor emeritus of engineering at Lehigh, said engineers at Lehigh determined that fractures discovered in steel parts at the top of a crane were not the cause of the collapse that occurred on an Ohio highway last month, killing four workers and injuring four.
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Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal (Circulation: 10,200)
Engineer of the Year Builds Legacy through Education

Keith Gardiner, professor of industrial and systems engineering at Lehigh, was recently named engineer of the year. At Lehigh, he teaches courses relating to advanced manufacturing processes, strategy and management. Most recently he offered an experimental course on Aspects of Sustainable Systems Design. He also coordinates a new practical engineering course for all first engineering students.
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**News of Interest

The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Plan Ahead: It’s Back to Bach

It's Bach Festival time again. The 97th annual event will take place May 7-8 and May 13-15. The Friday programs at 4 and 8:30 p.m. include Bach cantatas and motets. The Saturday programs consist of the Ifor Jones Memorial Chamber Music Concerts at 10:30 a.m. in Zoellner Arts Center, including the American premiere of Libby Larsen's cantata ''I It Am,'' and the chamber music concerts in the Saal of the Moravian Museum at 10:30 a.m. Also on Saturdays, the Mass in B Minor in two parts at 2:15 and 4:30 p.m. in Packer Memorial Church at Lehigh University.
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Posted on Friday, April 30, 2004

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