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
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Attorney for Megan Thode, who lost her $1.3 million lawsuit to Lehigh University, claims judge did not interpret the law properly.
A Nazareth woman who sued Lehigh University for $1.3 million over a C+ grade and lost has filed post-trial motions asking the court to reverse its decision or grant a new trial. Megan Thode’s attorney, Richard J. Orloski, contends in a motion for “judgment notwithstanding the verdict” that Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano erred in his interpretation of the law in ruling in Lehigh's favor. In the paperwork filed Monday, Orloski argues that the attorney for Lehigh, Neil Hamburg, misstated the law that should apply and Giordano relied on that misstatement in issuing the verdict. According to Orloski, the judge observed that a zero grade for class participation was “not comprehensible, or words to that effect.” Orloski also contends “no …
Monday, February 18, 2013
An open letter to Megan Thode in Forbes magazine says the Lehigh grad isn't entitled to a good grade unless she earned it.
Forbes magazine has published an open letter to Megan Thode, the Lehigh University grad who lost a lawsuit over a C+ grade that, she claims, greatly diminished her career earning potential. Thode's case went to trial in Northampton County court last week. Forbes contributor J. Maureen Henderson, who writes about early career issues, penned a letter to Thode that reads, in part: "Despite the fact that you received free tuition and on-campus employment as a result of the fact that your father is a professor at your alma mater, you are not owed anything by Lehigh University other than the provision of classes, learning resources, access to faculty and facilities in which to experience said learning and perhaps a student parking spot." Here's …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
A Lehigh grad has lost her lawsuit claiming a poor grade diminished her earning potential
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Sunday, February 17
Thursday, February 14, 2013
A Northampton County judge rules Thursday against a Nazareth woman—a former Lehigh University student—who claimed damages because of a poor grade.
A Northampton County judge has ruled against a Nazareth 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 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 …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Lehigh University 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. $1.3 million is the difference between what Thode would have …
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 …