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Selected Media Coverage: February 10, 2004

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

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Circulation: 386,890)
Satire or Cheap Shot?

The Philadelphia Inquirer is the latest major media outlet to cover Larry Fink's controversial exhibit on display in DuBois Gallery in Maginnes Hall. "After one sees the five photographs, chosen by (Lehigh curator) Viera from a series of 12, the situation feels like much ado about very little," Inquirer art critic Edward Sozanski wrote. "But then 'political art,' which has become less common in recent years, is like political cartooning: It pokes true believers with a sharp stick. The irony here is that only one of the five photographs in the show, the Bush roistering, is overtly political. Remove it, plus Fink's inflammatory artist's statement, and the stick is blunted." Viera, director of the university's art galleries, added, "controversy is what it's all about," he said. "I don't have to justify or apologize."
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The Washington Post (Circulation: 796,367)
Midshipmen Hit Little, But a New Low

Lehigh beat the Navy men's basketball team yesterday. Navy had two points seven minutes into its game, and things did not get much better for them in a 66-38 loss before 1,353 at Alumni Hall.
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Treasury & Risk Management (Circulation: 46,206)
Howls of Protest Greet 404 Rule

Parveen Gupta, professor of accounting at Lehigh, commented on the criticism the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) recently received about its proposed standards for the work auditors should do before signing off on management assessments of companies’ internal controls. Gupta points out that auditors may insist on doing the extra work regardless of what the standard says. “Whenever you ask a professional to give an opinion, I’m going to do a lot more work before I open my mouth,” Gupta says. He also says it still means higher costs for everyone. “The PCAOB standard is going to increase auditor liability, and whenever you increase liability, the fees go up and the [workload] goes up too,” he concludes.
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WDIY (Lehigh Valley NPR)
A story about an anonymous Lehigh alumni’s $1 million endowment donation to Lehigh's STAR Academy, a tutoring program for middle and high school students, continues to generate local interest. STAR Academy is primarily focused on helping at-risk children prepare for and enroll in college. The acronym stands for Students That Are Ready.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Don’t Let Turf Fights Dominate the Nation’s Foreign Policy

John Karakash, dean emeritus of engineering at Lehigh University, wrote an Op-ed concerning the mounting evidence that there were no weapons in Iraq. "With a commission already probing Sept. 11 receiving more time to complete its work, I think the national interest would be ill-served by yet another probe," he wrote. "I contend that the passivity of the Senate and the inability or unwillingness of the media to dig into facts and raise questions are far more critical issues, and they need to be addressed."
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Colman McCarthy, director of the Center for Teaching Peace in Washington, D.C., and a former columnist for The Washington Post, will speak at 7 p.m. today in Whitaker Auditorium at Lehigh University in Bethlehem. The purpose of his talk will be whether or not schools should be teaching ways to create the peaceable and just society.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Same-Sex Benefits in Faculty Contract

Lehigh University is among area colleges and universities that offer benefits to same-sex partners of employees. Sweeping aside the objections of his own negotiators, Gov. Ed Rendell got health care benefits for the same-sex partners of faculty and their children written into the tentative contract for professors at the 14 state-owned universities.
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Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal (Circulation: 10,200)
Lehigh University Receives $10M Gift to Support Business, Finance

The $10 million gift made by Joseph R. Perella and his wife, Amy Perella was covered in the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal. The gift, the largest single gift ever made to the university’s business college, will endow the Perella Department of Finance in the university’s College of Business and Economics, strengthen the finance department, and support endowed chairs for professors.
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Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal (Circulation: 10,200)
International Tastes Find Satisfaction on South Side

Lehigh was mentioned in an article about the proximity to the Nawab Indian Restaurant and St. Luke’s Hospital. Tony Hanna, director of community and economic development for the City of Bethlehem who graduated from Lehigh in '73, said, “Student palates are more adventuresome, and lot of the restaurants rely on Lehigh’s every growing student population to visit.” Lehigh professors and international students, some of whom are Indian, are among Nawab’s regulars.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2004

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