The Brown and White Weekly: 10/19


Multimedia Editor Ariana Dimitrakis runs through the week in review in the latest edition of The Brown and White Weekly. Watch the video or follow along below.

With The Brown and White Weekly, I’m Ariana Dimitrakis.

The spring semester has been pushed back to start on Feb. 1 with no spring break in an effort to limit student travel during the pandemic, Provost Nathan Urban announced in an email.

As of today, 210 cumulative COVID-19 cases on and off campus have been reported since August, with 43 active cases. The positivity rate has dropped from three percent to one percent.

With classes currently moved online and access to academic buildings, libraries and gyms suspended, students are worrying that their ability to learn has been further compromised. A petition asking the Lehigh administration to grant a pass/fail grading option for the fall semester has gained 1,700 signatures. It was created by senior David Peterson with the help of the Student Senate.

Panhellenic Meet and Greets took place over Zoom on Oct. 9. About 250 potential new members participated and learned more about the eight Panhellenic chapters at Lehigh. 

President John Simon announced a $5 million gift from alumni Ellen and Vincent Forlenza to fund a chair for the College of Health.

With the election approaching, many people are concerned about the mailing system and making it to the polls on Election Day. In Pennsylvania, you can vote early in-person until Oct. 27.

For The Brown and White, I’m Ariana Dimitrakis.

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