June 11, 2016 |
We all knew Villanova University was feelin' the love during the basketball team's amazing run to the 2015 NCAA championship title, and now there is proof. Collegestats.org collected more than 100,000 tweets between March and April that mentioned universities' Twitter handles to come up with a measure of how often the schools are praised or criticized. The site analyzed positive words such as "happy," "great," "recommend" and negative words such as ... well, we can't repeat those in print.
April 25, 2016 |
Ed Ulmer's longtime dedication as a track and field coach was witnessed on many dank and bitter winter days. Late on a Friday afternoon, Ulmer would leave Archbishop Ryan with the girls' team and make the rush-hour trip to Lehigh University for an indoor meet. He didn't return home until 12:30 or 1 a.m. Then, on about four hours of sleep, he would drive back in the dark to Ryan, gather the members of the boys' squad, and return to Lehigh for the same. And he happily did it every other weekend.
February 13, 2016 |
Lehigh University says a student has recovered after becoming infected with the Zika virus. The school said in a message to students and staff that the student had traveled abroad over winter break. "We are grateful to be able to report that the student has recovered and is feeling well," the message said, adding that officials don't believe anyone else on campus is at risk. State Department of Health officials said earlier this week that two female Pennsylvania residents who had recently traveled to other countries became infected with mild cases of the virus.
February 3, 2016 |
At Lehigh University, a visitor to the Linderman Library can plunge into the Middle Ages and study a 15th-century text that shows the Earth as the center of the universe. Or touch the pages of an oversize religious songbook, adorned with gold leaf and painted in bright hues on calfskin, and held by monks hundreds of years ago as they lifted their voices in unison. Or view a 20-foot scroll that painstakingly - and curiously - documents a line of British kings that reaches back all the way to Adam and Eve. Soon, viewers won't have to travel to Bethlehem, Pa., to view Lehigh's varied medieval collection.
December 28, 2015 |
Greg Gamble has played "every position from quarterback to linebacker to almost everything in between" in his career. He learned football in California, and made his mark as a high school player in Moorestown. When Gamble visited Lehigh University earlier this month, he immediately "felt right at home. " Gamble has committed to attend Lehigh on a football scholarship. He will sign with Lehigh on Feb. 3, national signing day. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Gamble also had an offer from Lafayette as well as invitations to join the Michigan and Rutgers program as a preferred walk-on.
December 22, 2015
Clearing the record Boyertown senior Jordan Wood has committed to wrestle at Lehigh University. The wrong university was listed in Sunday's editions.
September 2, 2015 |
Delaware Valley University, which introduced a pet-friendly residence hall last year, is expanding the program this year. The university earned national recognition for its animal friendliness when it began allowing students living on the second floor of Samuel Hall on its Doylestown campus to have approved pets in their rooms. Three chinchillas, two cats, three geckos, three snakes, two rabbits, and five hamsters and gerbils shared the hall with their 18 human owners. This year, 40 students will have pets at Samuel and South Halls, said spokeswoman Annmarie Ely. Cats are flagged this year.
June 8, 2015 |
Over the last few months, a pilgrimage to Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., has been a must-make trip for scouts. The Phillies, New York Yankees, and Chicago White Sox. The Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers, and Colorado Rockies. Scouts representing all of those major-league teams have found their way to the school with almost 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students. "It's been pretty unusual this year," said Sean Leary, the Mountain Hawks coach for 20 seasons. "They were here pretty regularly.
May 5, 2015 |
Paranormal Activity is far more than a low-budget, spine-tingling horror film to Dawn Keetley, associate professor of English at Lehigh University. For her, it's a window into "the problems of selfhood. " Why, for instance, does the 2007 flick feature a photograph of the protagonist, Katie, and her boyfriend when the person in the photo is not Katie, the professor asks on her blog. Keetley explains: "The fact that this photograph of Katie is not of Katie heightens the fact that the film in general erodes the very idea that we have a distinct, stable, persistent 'self.' " There's good reason Keetley has become known to some on campus in Bethlehem as the Professor of Horror.