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Writing an honors thesis

Julianna Treene & Julie Spierer, Contributing Writer & Special Features Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under Features

Perhaps one of the most prestigious manifestations of academic excellence and academic independence is the writing of an honors thesis. This year, 58 students undertook an original, independent research project with the guidance of a faculty member. The long and arduous research process culminated in...

Community Dinners: An open discussion on diversity and inclusion

Allegra Gold, Contributing Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Features

Community dinners at the University are a monthly opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to convene outside of the classroom and develop meaningful connections through cultural and intellectual conversations. The first community dinner took place in November 2014, and have been a staple at the...

Showcasing in style

Showcasing in style

Michael Mufson, Contributing Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

From April 7-9, University students performed in a dance showcase for fellow students, faculty, and family members in Tustin Studio Theatre. The Choreographer’s Showcase featured an array of dances choreographed by students enrolled in the class “Dance Composition,” as well as pieces by faculty...

Four days for laughs

Julie Spierer, Special Features Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Features

Laughter is a universal language with the capacity to connect individuals of different origins, identities, and backgrounds. A group of 10 professors led by Convention Chair and Associate Professor of Philosophy Sheila Lintott collaborated to create the first ever comedy convention at the University,...

Students Relay for more birthdays

Julianna Treene & Caroline Sullivan, Contributing Writers
April 6, 2017
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Each year, University students gather in Gerhard Fieldhouse to join the fight against cancer through their participation in Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) most successful fundraiser. Relay for Life’s mission is to improve the rates of cancer survival and the quality of life...

Weis Center’s Coal Series draws to a close

Weis Center’s Coal Series draws to a close

Julie Spierer & Allegra Gold, Special Features Editor & Contributing Writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

The Place Studies program of the Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment (BCSE) has teamed up with the Weis Center for Performing Arts to collaborate on a year-long series focusing on the topic of anthracite coal, titled “Coal Collections: Local, National, and International Stories.” Throughout...

Centering gender, power, and privilege: Barry Jenkins kicks off second annual Diversity Summit

Centering gender, power, and privilege: Barry Jenkins kicks off second annual Diversity Summit

Julianna Treene, Contributing Writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

The idea for the annual Diversity Summit first developed out of the University’s Five-Year Diversity Plan and sprang to life in March 2016 with the goal of promoting and encouraging diversity and inclusion across campus. The summit calls on the entire University community—from students and faculty...

Shawn Johnson on ‘sticking it’ in life

Shawn Johnson on ‘sticking it’ in life

Morgan Gisholt Minard, Editor-in-Chief
March 30, 2017
Filed under Features

“You are supposed to be different, you are supposed to be unique, you are supposed to be you.” These words resonated over the years and throughout various life stages for Olympic gold-medalist gymnast Shawn Johnson, who spoke in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on March 23. Johnson was br...

A spring break of service

March 9, 2017
Filed under Features

Bucknell Brigade to Nicaragua Where: Nueva Vida, Nicaragua What: Starting in 1999, the University has been sponsoring a free health clinic in the town of Nueva Vida. Twice a year, University students will make the trip to participate in the unique experience of delivering medicine, offering tran...

Heads up for housing changes

Heads up for housing changes

Julianna Treene, Contributing Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

The University’s Office of Housing Services has made major changes to the room selection process for the 2017-2018 academic year. These changes will include a shift from paper lottery cards and an in-person selection window to an online portal and assigned selection times. This change is the result...

For us by us: Black Arts Festival 2017

For us by us: Black Arts Festival 2017

Julie Spierer, Special Features Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Features

The Black Student Union (BSU) recently hosted its eighth annual Black Arts Festival. The festival began as an exploration and celebration of the different artistic and expressive elements of black culture on campus. A myriad of events were collaborated for students, faculty, and community members to...

Money Savvy Series: It makes cents

Money Savvy Series: It makes cents

Julie Spierer, Special Features Editor
March 2, 2017
Filed under Features, Top Stories, Top Stories

“The real world” is a phrase that either strikes fear into the hearts of reticent millennials or inspires them to tackle the oncoming challenges head-on. Most have acted as dependents until now, relying on more experienced and generous parents or guardians for many forms of support. But as the years...

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