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Selected Media Coverage: May 17, 2004

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

The Los Angeles Times (Saturday Circulation: 1,014,044)
U.S. Tries To Adapt as Options Dwindle

Henri Barkey, chair of the international relations department at Lehigh, was quoted in an article about the Iraqi government. With a new Iraqi government due in less than seven weeks, U.S. officials have been trying to build a future for the country on lofty concepts of constitutional democracy. In real time, though, a different principle increasingly guides the U.S. mission: Go with what works. "If you don't want the Kurds messing things up for you, you want to have them in the tent," said Barkey, also a former State Department official and an expert on the region.
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The Dallas Morning News (Circulation: 596,616)
Kansas City Star (Circulation: 273,723)
Jessica Lynch and Lynndie England: 2 Extremes of War, or Just 2 Soldiers?

Jack Lule, professor of journalism and communication at Lehigh, was mentioned in an article comparing Jessica Lynch and Lynndie England. "It's no mistake that two of the strongest images out of the war are of women. We are still, as a culture, coming to terms with women in the military, and Jessica and Lynndie have become mirrors to our understanding of women in combat as well as the war in Iraq," said Lule. "We called Jessica a hero, but we really saw her as a victim, someone who had to be saved by men. Lynndie is the bad-girl soldier," he said. "We shape the media images of them to fit understandings we already have. How we see Jessica and Lynndie says more about us than about them."
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National Law Journal (Readership: 122,500)
"School suits: Educators face a variety of legal claims, spurious or not."

Perry Zirkel, professor of education and law, College of Education, provided opinion and commentary in the lead article appearing in the May 17 issue of "National Law Journal," in both the print and online version. Education law expert Perry Zirkel, a professor at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., who has tracked school lawsuits from the 1940s, said the belief that schools are under attack from the courts is false, the article said. "There's a myth that education litigation has exploded in terms of frequency and volume, and that the pendulum in terms of who's winning is in favor of the people suing the school districts," he said. Zirkel, who conducted a random sample of school lawsuits filed from the 1940s through 2000, said the number of cases peaked in the 1970s, but dropped at a consistent rate since then (though he did not have total figures available). He also found in reviewing cases over the same time period that the courts consistently sided with schools.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer (Circulation: 386,890)
John Baer / Rummy’s Not Into Print and Outta The Loop

Jack Lule was also quoted in an article about Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, saying he no longer reads newspapers. "Even if you don't accept newspapers as arbiters of information, they remain arbiters of public opinion and as such are still important," Lule said. Newspapers, for all their faults, reflect the tastes, culture and views of America. The many voices in editorials, letters, opinion pieces and news reports contribute to shaping the direction of the country and a government of, by and for the people.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer (Circulation: 386,890)
Honoring Local Small Businesses

On Wednesday, a ceremony at the Bethlehem Staples store will recognize Sally Handlon, director of the Lehigh University Small Business Development Center, winner of the women's advocate award.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer (Circulation: 386,890)
“Big Bird” Keeps the Boobirds Away

Lehigh University was mentioned in an article about getting writer Kurt Vonnegut as the 2004 graduation speaker while Villanova University secured Big Bird, or rather, Caroll Spinney, the sentimental puppeteer.
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The Morning Call (Sunday Circulation: 167,191)
Farrington To Give NCC Address

Lehigh President to Address NCC Graduates
Lehigh University President Gregory Farrington will serve as the commencement speaker at Northampton Community College's graduation on May 26. The commencement ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Lehigh University's Stabler Arena.
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The Morning Call (Sunday Circulation: 167,191)
Two Men Seek Office to Revive Green Party

Jim Goodley, an engineering student in his junior year at Lehigh, will run for state representative in the 131st district on the Green Party ticket in an effort to revive the flagging party locally.
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The Morning Call (Sunday Circulation: 167,191)
New SAT to Test Class of 2006

Lehigh University was mentioned in an article regarding the revision of SAT testing. Lehigh said they will accept both new and old SAT scores for its Class of 2010 but will only permit new test scores beginning with its Class of 2011.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Business Briefing: May 17

The Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College said last week it has launched a partnership linking its business administration program with Lehigh University's MBA program. The link gives adult students a clearer path from the Wescoe School's bachelor of business administration studies to Lehigh's program. Eligible Wescoe School students will get preferential consideration for acceptance into Lehigh's MBA program.
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The Morning Call (Sunday Circulation: 167,191)
Art Exhibits: Sunday, May 16

Lehigh University, Dubois Gallery, Maginnes Hall, Bethlehem. 610-758-3615. Killing Ground: Photographs of the Civil War and Changing American Landscape: Photography by John Huddleston. Archival Civil War images are paired in diptychs with contemporary color photos by John Huddleston of the same sites at the same time of day and year, challenging the meaning of place and the evolving legacy of the Civil War in our national memory. Through June 30. Maginnes Hall, Bethlehem. 610-758-3615. Once Upon a Time in Havana Harbor: The U.S.S. Maine: Vintage prints made from glass lantern slides of the 1890s, with scenes of Cuba and the battleship Maine, and those who manned her. Included are ship's artifacts from the Robert Sayre collection. Guest curator: Patricia McAndrew. Through June 30.

The Bridge -- A journey through illness: Artist Rick Levinson and poet Marc Straus, both physicians, collaborate in an exhibition of art, sculpture, video and poetry that allows a rare glimpse into a patient's journey from health to illness. The installation draws from a collection of Straus's poems, "The Bridge." Through June 20 at Zoellner Arts Center.
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**News of Interest

The Morning Call (Sunday Circulation: 167,191)
Little Pond Arts Center Kicks Off Season of Workshops and Performances

Jack Vickrey, retired professor of English literature at Lehigh, will be performing at Little Pond in Nazareth 2004 season of arts workshops and performances on Saturday. While at Lehigh, Vickrey’s specialties were Old English and History of the English Language. He has published essays on Beowulf and other Old English poems, as well as on Dante's Inferno. He's given many spoken-word performances at Lehigh and elsewhere and has participated in readings for the Stephen Vincent Benet Centennial.
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Posted on Monday, May 17, 2004

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