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RSS Feed Help

Subscribing to a Lehigh University news feed is the easiest way to get all of the latest Lehigh news as the stories are published. Read our FAQ below to learn more about news feeds and RSS, and to find out how to get Lehigh's news delivered to your desktop.

What is a news feed?

A news feed (RSS feed) is a summary of Web content, along with links to full versions of that content. The news feed is updated each time new content is added to the Web site. Each news feed contains a headline with a link that takes you to the full story. News readers allow you to sign up (subscribe) to receive these news feeds automatically.

What is a news reader?

A news reader (also known as a RSS feed aggregator) is software that allows you to read all of the stories that interest you, in the form of news feeds, without having to visit multiple Web sites. Examples of news readers include Google Reader, My Yahoo, Feedreader, or Bloglines. Certain Web browsers, such as Firefox and Safari, offer the further option of creating a live bookmark to a news feed. This allows for quick access to your feeds while you use your Web browser.

What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML format designed for sharing web content such as news headlines. An RSS service (also known as an RSS channel) consists of a list of items, each of which contains a headline, description, and a link to a web page. Many Web sites use RSS feeds to deliver updated news to subscribers.

How do I subscribe to Lehigh's news feeds?

First, acquire a news reader. Next, paste the URL for your desired news topic into the reader.

Tip: Links to RSS feeds are usually identified by a small orange button that reads either "RSS" or "XML." Depending on the type of Web browser, a user clicking on this button will see either a list of headlines and short blurbs, or a page full of code (which can be ignored). To add the feed to your RSS reader software, copy the link displayed in the Web address of your browser. Then, in your news reader software, create a new subscription by pasting in the Web address for the feed.

For example, on the Lehigh Web site, you will see links like the ones below that indicate Lehigh news feed sources:

Subscribe to Lehigh News RSS Feed RSS XML | Help
Subscribe to Lehigh Events Calendar RSS Feed RSS XML | Help
 
 

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