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Selected Media Coverage: April 19, 2004

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

The Christian Science Monitor (Circulation: 75,639)
Clear Skies Ahead for Home Values

Stephen Thode, a finance professor at Lehigh University, was quoted in an article about the spring real estate market. "People can't remember when housing prices actually fell ... so they think their downward risk is zero," says Stephen Thode, a finance professor at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. The high end of the market is what worries Mr. Thode. Many baby boomers with huge houses today may find it difficult to resell if they decide to downsize. "Presumably they will sell them to 'echo boomers,' people their children's age," he says, but those echo boomers may be shelling out so much for Social Security and Medicare taxes that there's not enough left over.
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The Morning Call (Sunday Circulation: 167,191)
9-11 Hearings are “Sad,” ex-Clinton Aide Says

Former National Security Adviser Tony Lake told Lehigh University students Thursday night that the 9-11 commission hearings are a ''sad spectacle'' that delay the effort to combat terrorism. ''It has become so partisan,'' he said during a question-and-answer session while talking about national security and deactivating minefields throughout the world. ''We are losing valuable time and effort in figuring out how to fix the problem.''
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The Morning Call (Sunday Circulation: 167,191)
US LEC Has Steady Hand at FastNet

Lehigh University, one of FastNet's largest and oldest Lehigh Valley customers, continues to use the company as its Internet service provider. That's partly because its contract with FastNet does not allow the university to switch providers unless there has been service interruption. But Roy Gruver, Lehigh's director of technology management services, said it's a testament to FastNet's customer service that the university's 5,000 on-campus Internet users have experienced few inconveniences as a result of FastNet's financial troubles, which resulted in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing last year. ''It is the kind of interaction one hopes to have with vendors that provide service,'' Gruver said of FastNet. ''Most of the time they call us first to say, 'By the way, we noticed something is down.' ''
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Groups to Clean in Bethlehem

Members of the south Bethlehem community gathered Saturday morning at a Lehigh University parking lot for their annual South Side clean up. The volunteers, including Lehigh students, residents, school children and local church members, fanned out to designated areas in teams. At noon, volunteers returned to the lot for an outdoor lunch provided by donations from South Side restaurants. The clean up was sponsored by the Mayor's South Side Task Force and Lehigh University.
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The Express Times (Saturday Circulation: 45,199)
Responsibility Principles Still Well-Received

Ralph Perkins, a representative of the Sullivan Foundation, spoke Wednesday to approximately 70 people during a panel discussion hosted by Lehigh University to inform students of the Global Sullivan Principles of Corporate Social Responsibility. The principles were named for Rev. Leon H. Sullivan, who died three years ago this month at age 78. The Sullivan Principles have come to be acknowledged as having an effect on the curtailment of discrimination against blacks in the workplace in South Africa and have helped to dismantle apartheid, Perkins said.
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The Express Times (Sunday Circulation: 49,302)
Toomey: Upset Chance Remains

Frank Colon, professor of political science at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about Pat Toomey's challenge of U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter -- perhaps the state's most recognized and successful politician -- in the Republican primary on April 27. "The irony is that if it came down to ideology, President Bush and Rick Santorum would endorse Toomey," Colon said.
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The Express Times (Sunday Circulation: 167,191)
Habitat Volunteers Give Father One of the "Happiest Days of My Life”

Lehigh University students were mentioned in an article about routinely dedicating weekends to Habitat for Humanity. A crowd of nearly 50 turned out Saturday as members of Warren County Habitat for Humanity dedicated the organization's second new home.
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The Express Times (Sunday Circulation: 49,302)
Schools Join to Offer Spending Option

Lehigh University was mentioned in an article as being one of the local colleges involved in the universal swipe card program. In the quest to market the Lehigh Valley as a higher education destination, economic development officials are creating a program that makes it easier for students to spend money at other universities and area businesses. The universal swipe card program is part of College Valley, a marketing initiative that has partnered nine schools, city and county administrations, tourism officials and economic development groups with the goal of attracting and retaining students and their revenue to the Lehigh Valley.
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**News of Interest

The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Business Calendar: April 19

Lehigh University Small Business Development Center seminar, ''Promoting Your Business, the Pieces of the Marketing Puzzle,'' sponsored by Blank Rome LLP, part of the Business Basics Certificate Series, will take place on Thursday, April 22, in Rauch Business Center.
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Posted on Monday, April 19, 2004

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