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Selected Media Coverage: February 11, 2004

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

Fox News
Provocative Bush Photo Gains More Attention

The exhibit by photographer Larry Fink that's currently displayed in Maginnes Hall was covered on Fox News last night. Fink was interviewed along with Lehigh's Ricardo Viera, curator of the exhibit, and Neal Hoffman, president of the College Republicans. "Why would we have this here on campus during an election year when we didn't have anything of the sort for the last eight years while Clinton was in office?" Hoffman asked. Viera said, "This is lampoon. This is cartoon. We are not taking a position here."
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The Hill (Washington, DC) (Circulation: 22,413)
CBC Says Bush’s Visit with King Family Rings Hollow

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), was the keynote speaker at Lehigh University’s Martin Luther King events. He said President Bush has repeatedly refused to meet with the 39-member caucus. Some members of the CBC were seething over President Bush’s visit to the King family, which they saw as a hollow attempt to foster ties with the black community.
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The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)
Project Aims to Pare Prejudicial Practices

Flordelisa Pérez, a graduate student in political science at Lehigh, is coordinating the Study Circles community dialogue program as part of her master's thesis. The series of four weekly meetings for eight to 12 people is geared to open their eyes to the problems that exist within them and their surroundings, and to help participants find a way to battle these problems. ''People have already expressed a concern for the voices that are not normally heard,'' said Pérez, ''Several have said it feels good to get it out. It's almost therapeutic in a way.''
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Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal (Circulation: 10,200)
Area Institutions Offer Different Paths for Architects

Lehigh University offers students the opportunity to obtain a pre-professional undergraduate degree in architecture. After graduation, approximately half of the students go on to pursue three years of graduate work. Bruce Thomas, associate professor of art and architecture and former chair of the department of art and architecture at Lehigh said, “Graduate degrees in architecture take people with varied backgrounds, but it helps to have an undergraduate degree in architecture.” As recently as last year, Lehigh began offering a new major that marries courses from the College of Arts and Sciences with courses from the College of Engineering into an interdisciplinary program in design. “This is a new major and it’s unusual because it will bridge between the two colleges,” says Thomas.
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Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal (Circulation: 10,200)
Tech Group Provides Firm $80G in Funding

Lehigh's Metal Forming Institute has partnered with Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania to increase the investment in MegaPhase, a manufacturer of coaxial cables, adapters, and connectors for testing and permanent installation in electronic equipment. Lehigh's role involves improving the company’s design and manufacturing processes.
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**Alumni in the News

Yahoo News

Florida East Coast Industries announced the appointment of Daniel H. Popky, who graduated from Lehigh University in 1986 majoring in accounting, to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
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**News of Interest

Shamokin News Item (Circulation: 10,978)
Biking Enthusiast Raises $4,000 for Cancer Awareness

Brandon Draugelis, who will attend Lehigh University where he will major in mechanical engineering, recently completed his “Bike for Cancer,” in which he raised $4,007.89 for the American Cancer Society.
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The Associated Press
San Jose Mercury News (California) (Circulation: 276,787)
The Morning Call (Circulation: 130,360)

Rep. Pat Toomey has accepted an invitation from The Morning Call and NBC 10 to debate Sen. Arlen Specter in Bethlehem at Lehigh University's Zoellner Arts Center. The Pennsylvania League of Women Voters, which signed on Tuesday to co-host the debate, urged Specter in a letter to consider the event, which would take place before a live audience in Zoellner's Baker Hall, be distributed for statewide broadcast and involve a national TV network moderator.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2004

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