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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: May 8, 2015 01:56 PM
From: Senator Lisa M. Boscola
To: All Senate members
Subject: Resolution - Recognizing Lehigh University's 150th Anniversary
I intend to introduce a resolution congratulating the administration, staff, students, and alumni of Lehigh University on the occasion of the school's 150th anniversary, and I invite you to join me as a co-sponsor.

Founded in 1865 in South Bethlehem by Asa Packer, Lehigh will celebrate its sesquicentennial anniversary during the upcoming 2015-16 academic year.

Research and scholarship at Lehigh continues to advance knowledge and shape our world in the 21st century. Students work side-by-side with internationally recognized faculty, and also give a tremendous amount of their time and effort to benefit the needs of their local community. They are educated and equipped to make positive, impactful change from within their hometowns to the world at large.

Lehigh's first professorship of engineering was established in 1870, and it has strong early ties to the railroad industry. Its founders designed the school to chiefly focus on mathematics and science education but provide pupils with a sufficient knowledge of classics. In 1877, Lehigh offered its first post-graduate degrees of Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Science.

Additionally, the Athletic Association was organized in 1873. The Lehigh-Lafayette football game is currently the most-played football rivalry in the nation, dating back to 1884.

Please join me in co-sponsoring this resolution to recognize this milestone, and anticipate continued success in the many years to come.

Introduced as SR150