ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS - In this April 22, 2017, photo, Lehigh University Police Officers Patrick McLaughlin, back, and David Fleishman, holding flashlight, write a citation for a Lehigh Student for walking in public with an open container in Allentown, Pa. The red cup had vodka in it. Bethlehem Police and Lehigh University Police were working together patrolling off campus student housing along 5th and Morton Streets in Southside Bethlehem.
A private university is facing mounting pressure to revoke an honorary degree it awarded to President Donald Trump. Students and graduates of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., are urging the school to rescind Trump's degree in a petition on Change.org Trump was granted the degree from the university in 1988 after delivering the commencement address. As of Friday, the petition has racked up more than 18,000 signatures. Kelly McCoy, a recent Lehigh graduate, launched the petition Tuesday, calling on Lehigh President John D. Simon to strip Trump of his honorary degree in response to his rhetoric and policies she says are out of line with the values of the university.
Crossing the production floor of the big plant that Friday, Heller walked past a colleague, Anthony Mondello, who was reading a book of Edgar Allan Poe's poetry. She chatted with Paul Mondello, Anthony's son, about his upcoming wedding, and he drew a picture of a guitar he wanted to make. She thanked Ruben Soto for the frozen lasagna he had given her because she had brought him dinner earlier in the week.