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Selected Media Coverage: January 20, 2004

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WFMZ Channel 69

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., Elijah Cummings, congressman from Maryland and head of the congressional black caucus, spoke at St. Peter's Lutheran Church last night to an audience of Lehigh students and Bethlehem residents. Channel 69 covered the speech as a top story on the 10 o'clock news. Two Lehigh students--Khayla Lowe '05 from Pittsburgh, and Tarence L. Smith '05, from Glassboro, New Jersey--were interviewed for the piece.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Fighting the Flu

Jeff Sands, professor of biological sciences at Lehigh, was interviewed for a story on the flu virus. Sands says the big problem with controlling influenza is that the virus mutates more quickly than researchers can gear up to produce it. In part, that's because flu vaccine is made with ''this really old technology,'' he says. ''It's still largely technology from 40 years ago.'' To allow for the needed lead time, vaccine producers must decide by early spring which flu strains will likely infect people during the following flu season. The scientists can guess wrong, Sands says, and the virus meanwhile has plenty of time to mutate and spread.
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The Express Times (Circulation: 50,522)
Lehigh Holds Final Winter Commencement

Lehigh University's final winter commencement ceremony took place 2 p.m. Sunday at Stabler Arena. The number of graduates included 157 bachelor's degrees, 39 doctoral degrees and 215 master's degrees. Barbara Traister, professor of English at Lehigh, delivered the commencement address. She emphasized the power of language, saying "Words have the power to drive us apart or bring us together."
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Posted on Tuesday, January 20, 2004

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