When Lehigh Beat Duke
How teamwork, togetherness and selflessness helped the 2011-2012 Mountain Hawks pull one of the greatest upsets in the history of March Madness.
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This is Lehigh
Recognized among the nation’s premier research universities, Lehigh offers a rigorous academic community for over 7,000 students.
Successful peacemaking between longstanding adversaries, argues Norrin Ripsman, is almost always imposed by states from the top down and then sustained by societies.
From the classroom to the community, here on campus and around the world, Lehigh students, faculty and alumni are working to enact positive change.
Muralist and fine artist Matthew Denton Burrows ’11 took to the highways in 2016 with Dripped On The Road, a travelling artist residency program he co-founded. Motoring by RV from New York to Miami, he and fellow artists stopped in communities along the way to create murals and give artist’s talks. “Public art is…for everybody, no matter how old or how much money you have or what race you are,” he says, “and it has a lot of power to brighten up and inspire neighborhoods.”
Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum ’13 led Lehigh’s upset win over Duke in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and was the first Lehigh player to be selected in the NBA draft. McCollum, who studied journalism at Lehigh, has said that he hopes to become a broadcast journalist after his career in the NBA. Through C.J.’s Press Pass, McCollum provides season-long internships to aspiring journalists in Portland high schools.
Mikayla Cleary-Hammarstedt ’18 has her sights set on the U.S. presidency; her near-term goals are to empower women and arrest climate change. At Lehigh, Mikayla has traveled to Vietnam to study climate’s effect on food, water and energy and to Moldova, as an Iacocca intern, to work for the ecological restoration of the Dniester River Basin. In a Mountaintop research project, she examined education in post-genocide Cambodia. Mikayla also represents the India-based NGO Tarumitra for Lehigh at the United Nations.
Once an innovative chemistry laboratory, Chandler-Ullmann Hall now serves as home to the psychology and art, architecture and design departments.
At the Baker Institute, student entrepreneurs turn their innovations into new companies.
Through the 5x10 orientation program, first-year students learn about opportunities at Lehigh.
Lehigh provides an ever-expanding range of dining options, including gluten-free, vegetarian, kosher and international cuisine.
For nearly 30 years, the International Bazaar has celebrated diversity at Lehigh.
Greek life has a long-standing history at Lehigh. Each spring, Greek Week brings sororities and fraternities together.
The Marching 97, Lehigh’s beloved marching band, entertains Mountain Hawk fans on football Saturdays.
Lehigh provides distinctive research experiences to both graduate and undergraduate students. Each year, over 1,000 undergraduates work side-by-side with our distinguished faculty.
In keeping with Lehigh’s industrious and collaborative spirit, an interdisciplinary team of students designed and built a reception desk for the Office of Admissions.
The wide variety of study spaces on campus matches the creativity of the students who use them.
With a network of over 80,000 living alumni, the Lehigh family continues to grow every year.
This May, Lehigh's 149th class of undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students will graduate at Goodman Stadium.
Lehigh offers alcohol-free social options, community engagement opportunities and cultural events.
The Lehigh Alumni Club of Philadelphia recently hosted Professor Jack Lule and CNN host Michael Smerconish ’84 for a panel discussion.
Darian Cruz ’18 won a national title in 2017, the 28th NCAA championship won by a Lehigh wrestler.
Lehigh is the sixth university in the world recognized as a nongovernmental organization by the United Nations.
Coppee Hall is home to the journalism and communication department and Lehigh’s student newspaper, The Brown and White.
Lehigh students take advantage of more than 250 study-abroad programs in more than 80 countries each year, such as a recent four-week archeological expedition in Scotland.
In the Additive Manufacturing Lab, students from many disciplines use the latest 3D printing technology to turn visions into reality.
Lehigh's Mountaintop program creates a unique and vibrant interdisciplinary learning environment in which students pursue answers to open-ended questions.