The Brown and White Weekly: 4/19

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Sharon Jo 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 Sharon Jo. 

In COVID-19 news there are currently 27 total active cases among students living on and off-campus. There are 13 cases among students living off-campus and 14 among students living in residence halls. 

The Bethlehem Farmers’ Market is making a return after a year long shutdown due to the pandemic. Starting April 29 the market will open every Thursday until November 18. 

Lehigh’s admissions office is also preparing to offer in-person tours again this spring for the first time in over a year. 

While Lehigh has been holding virtual webinars and campus walkthroughs, many Lehigh tour guides are looking forward to the opportunities that come with in-person sessions.

In other news, Provost Nathan Urban told Lehigh’s Faculty Senate the 2020-2021 academic year will end with an estimated budgetary surplus of $10-12 million. Urban announced that the expected surplus will be reinvested into Lehigh’s “strategic initiatives” while there is a petition circulating among faculty and staff to urge the university to reconsider the allocation of these funds. 

It was also recently announced that for the 2021-2022 academic year there will be a four percent tuition increase as well as increasing additional costs for attendance. 

In sports news, Lehigh lost to Army in a double header on April 17 

For The Brown and White, I’m Sharon Jo. 

 

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