Friday, March 15, 2013
The Philadelphia Eagles announced Friday that they will no longer hold training camp at Lehigh University.
The Philadelphia Eagles are flying the Lehigh Valley coop. After 17 years, training camp will no longer be held at Lehigh University, the team announced on its website Friday. "There are so many people at Lehigh University who went above and beyond to accommodate us and to make Training Camp a special place for fans to travel each summer to get an up-close look at the team," Team President Don Smolenski said. "The city of Bethlehem has been part of our lives every summer for the past 17 years," Smolenski added. He said that the team will hold Training Camp in Philadelphia this summer both at the NovaCare Complex and at Lincoln Financial Field after staging the team’s annual preseason practices at Lehigh University for the last 17 years, a …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Megan Thode isn't giving up on her lawsuit claiming a poor grade from a Lehigh University professor has limited her lifetime earning capacity
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Sunday, March 3
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A Northampton County judge ruled Thursday against former Lehigh student claiming damages because of a poor grade.
A judge has ruled against a local woman suing Lehigh University for $1.3 million because, she claims, a poor grade in one class diminished her lifetime earning potential. The "plaintiff failed to establish that the university based the awarded grade of C+ on anything other than purely academic reasons," the judge said in his ruling Thursday, according to a WFMZ report. A trial on the civil lawsuit brought by 27-year-old Megan Thode of Nazareth began on Monday in front of Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano, who on Wednesday chastised both sides for being unable to reach an out-of-court settlement, according to The Morning Call. Thode claimed sexual discrimination in the case. Lehigh University countered that Thode behaved …
Lehigh grad student attending tuition-free alleges her stance on gay marriage made her a target of teachers who lowered her grade and stopped her from getting dream job.
A Nazareth woman who attended graduate classes tuition free at Lehigh University is suing for $1.3 million more from the college because, she claims, a poor grade in one class diminished her lifetime earning potential. A trial on the civil lawsuit brought by 27-year-old Megan Thode began on Monday and continues in front of Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano, who today chastised both sides for being unable to reach an out-of-court settlement, according to The Morning Call. Thode is claiming sexual discrimination in the case. Lehigh University counters that Thode behaved unprofessionally — including swearing in class — and hadn’t earned the right to move on in the program. The $1.3 million is the difference between what Thode would have …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
150th anniversary Lehigh-Lafayette game to be played in New York City in 2014.
Sunday, November 18, 2012
For its 150th anniversary, the Lehigh-Lafayette game is going to New York City. The schools' presidents announced Saturday that The Rivalry -- as it's known -- will be played at Yankee Stadium in 2014. It's the first time in more than a century that Lafayette College and Lehigh University will be facing off at a neutral site. "This important milestone for the most-played football rivalry in the country will be celebrated at our nation’s most iconic sports facility,” Lafayette President Daniel Weiss said in a statement on the school website. “Our fans deserve nothing less, and our student-athletes will remember this day for the rest of their lives.” Weiss and Lehigh President Alice Gast made the announcement Saturday morning before the …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
"You can't wait until after you've released technology to consider the ways in which it may be used, either for moral or immoral purposes," said computer scientist Michael Spear of Lehigh Univesrsity
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Do companies have an obligation to prevent the misuse of the products they create? Or should technology's users bear all responsibility for its proper use? As a computer scientist, Michael Spear loves technology. But his wife's background is in ethics, and they often find themselves discussing morality and technology. Together they realized that while Lehigh can teach students to be experts in their professional fields, in college too often students are left to learn ethics on their own. From that realization, Spear has fashioned the seminar, "What Happens Online, Stays Online - Forever," which he presented at the Lehigh Seminar Series, part of Lehigh's First Year orientation program, Lehigh EvoLUtion. Through discussion of several …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Dena S. Davis, professor of bioethics at Lehigh University, believes a circumcision practice used by ultra-Orthodox Jews is wrong
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The debate on circumcision is heating up again. After being criminalized in the Cologne Regional Court of Germany, the first violation resulted in a recent charge against the traditional Jewish practitioner. Other countries such as Denmark are calling into question if this practice violates health codes. In New York City, concern has focused on a practice used only by ultra-Orthodox Jews: metzitzah b’peh. This involves direct oral suction of the circumcision wound, and has recently been implicated in the death of two infants who were infected by herpes. Concern over herpes infection has pushed New York City health officials to pass a regulation requiring parents to provide signed informed consent before allowing their child to take part …
Friday, August 17, 2012
The Philadelphia Eagles broke camp at Lehigh University after about a month in which the coach's son died, injuries mounted and the team's top units played flat in the first pre-season game.
One pre-season game does not make a season. As the Philadelphia Eagles wrapped up training camp at Lehigh University Wednesday, players and coaches hoped a better showing would be possible against the New England Patriots on Monday. While the Birds beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first game at the Linc, the offense and defense -- at least the first units -- struggled mightily and showed signs that the gaffes of last year are not completely behind the team. There certainly were bright spots on offense: Last week, we addressed the player battles for roster spots on offense. Defense, though, is even more of a challenge. Defensive linemen Phillip Hunt and Brandon Graham battled. With Jason Babin, Trent Cole and Cullen Jenkins roster locks …
Friday, August 10, 2012
As pre-season games begin, players on Philadelphia Eagles try to showcase talents to earn spot on roster.
Editor's Note: This is a weekly report every Friday about the Philadelphia Eagles in training camp at Lehigh University. As August heats up, the past few weeks of training at Lehigh University for the Philadelphia Eagles start to mean something. The players have tested their skills against each other. Now they will battle against opponents in four pre-season games, the first which kicked off against the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night (the Eagles won, 24-23). Camp has been relatively quiet this week with the death of Coach Andy Reid's son Garrett. Full practices were held Sunday and Monday, but the team took the day off to attend Garrett's funeral Tuesday. After a walk-through Wednesday morning, the game Thursday and another day off …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Team supports Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid Tuesday as his family buries eldest son Garrett, who died on Lehigh University campus.
The Philadelphia Eagles came out Tuesday to support their Coach Andy Reid as he and his family buried their son Garrett, who died on the campus of Lehigh University. Friends, family and former players like Brian Westbrook attended the funeral for Garrett Reid, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Garrett Reid had a troubled past. Reid was found dead Sunday before practice at Eagles training camp at Lehigh University. He had been helping the team as a strength and conditioning assistant coach. The story said that former Quarterback Ron Jaworski and linebacker Jeremiah Trotter attended too. The Eagles closed practice Tuesday to attend the funeral. The team will have a walk-through Wednesday morning before playing its first pre-season game…