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A Fresh Look for the Lehigh Alumni Bulletin

A letter from the editor on the magazine's redesign.

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Mary Ellen Alu

When we decided to redesign the Lehigh Alumni Bulletin we knew we wanted to deliver a magazine that accurately reflected our university— a dynamic, national research university where innovation, collaboration and interdisciplinary endeavors are hallmarks.

We also wanted to make the magazine, in both content and design, more engaging and interesting to all our alumni, no matter the age, no matter the class year.

When we embarked on this journey, we solicited input from you, our readers, who offered several, and sometimes competing, ideas. What you told us was this: You wanted a bigger font size to make the magazine easier to read, shorter articles mixed with longer content, campus updates, and stories on both younger and older alums who have had a mix of career and life experiences.

In response, you will fi nd more interactive content, more images and more alumni stories across disciplines, new and bigger fonts, and the word “alumni” back in our name. “From the Nest” will bring you news from the Lehigh campus and community, including faculty and student research, initiatives, culture, athletics and physical changes to our campus. You will find our three feature stories interspersed throughout the front section of the magazine.

We would love to hear from you about our redesign. Tell us what you like—and don’t like as we continue our work. Fill out the survey or email at You can also drop me a note via snail mail at 301 Broadway, 4th Floor, Bethlehem, PA 18015. As always, thank you for reading.

Mary Ellen Alu

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Mary Ellen Alu

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