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Selected Media Coverage: May 11, 2005

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

Chicago Tribune (Circulation: 591,746)
Baltimore Sun (Circulation: 270,113)
Tallahassee Democrat
Grand Forks Herald
The Argus
Reframed Arguments Rekindle Darwin Debate

Michael Behe, professor of biological sciences at Lehigh, was mentioned in numerous articles about intelligent design (ID). “ID movement icons such as Behe argue the Earth must have been created through guided, intelligent events, because everything in the universe is just too complicated to have been created through random chance,” the article said.
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Associated Press State & Local Wire
Belleville News Democrat
Lawrence Journal World
Day 3 of Evolution Trial Sees Lawyers Wrangle

Michael Behe was also quoted in an article echoing the famed "Monkey Trial" of 80 years ago. Three days of public hearings about evolution culminated Saturday in sparring between opposing attorneys. A State Board of Education subcommittee took testimony from critics of evolution who hope students are exposed to more criticism of the theory. The entire board expects to consider changes this summer in standards that determine how students are tested on science statewide. Witnesses warned against defining science as the search for only natural explanations, saying it would stifle inquiry into whether design exists in nature. "The cell, the basis of life, is composed of machines -- literally machines," Behe told the subcommittee.
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Contra Costa Times (Circulation: 186,335)
With Weld Safety Confirmed, Bay Bridge Work Resuming

John Fisher, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Lehigh, was mentioned in an article about the Bay Bridge. Now that suspect welds have been sliced up, tested and given a federal seal of approval, state transportation officials are struggling to get the new Bay Bridge back on track. Time is of the essence on California's largest-ever seismic safety project, especially because the $6.2 billion span is years behind schedule, billions over budget and mired in debate about whether to switch designs midconstruction. The report goes beyond a simple review of welds, however. In a key portion that examines construction processes, Fisher said quality control practices on the job site exceed requirements in most states.
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Philadelphia Inquirer (Circulation: 368,883)
Commencement Speakers at Area Colleges

Maya Angelou, author and poet, was mentioned in an article about speaking at Lehigh University’s graduation ceremony on May 23.
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Harvard Crimson
Columbia Dean May Be Tapped

Anthony O’Brien, professor of economics at Lehigh, was mentioned in an article about co-authoring a forthcoming introductory economics textbook, “Principles of Economics,” with R. Glenn Hubbard, who is among the leading candidates to replace Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan who is set to retire on January 31, 2006.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2005

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