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Mixed reviews on 2017-2018 housing selection process

Mixed reviews on 2017-2018 housing selection process

Mamta Badlani, Senior Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

This year’s housing selection process was characterized by the introduction of a new online system and the uncommon event of some rising seniors being assigned to live in Bucknell West, which are residences traditionally occupied by sophomores and juniors. This spring, Housing Services launched an...

Final community dinner of the semester seeks to teach students to use privilege for social change

Final community dinner of the semester seeks to teach students to use privilege for social change

Sasha Weilbaker, Senior Writer
April 21, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Multicultural Student Services (MSS) hosted a community dinner titled “Actually … It IS All About You!” on April 19 in Walls Lounge, where attendees discussed diversity, privilege, and identity, as well as how University students can grapple with blame and guilt. The dinner was the last of the...

Composting initiatives fall by the wayside due to regulations, ‘disappointing circumstances’

Composting initiatives fall by the wayside due to regulations, ‘disappointing circumstances’

Investigative News Editor, Kathryn Nicolai
April 21, 2017
Filed under Investigative News, NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

A 2015-16 Sustainability Initiatives pamphlet published by Dining Services lists food composting as the first of many environmentally friendly efforts; however, the University has not partaken in any such composting since May 2012, according to General Manager of Resident Dining John Cummins. In...

LACOS Gala features ‘LatinXelencia’

Megan Hays, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
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The University’s annual Latinx Alliance for Community and Opportunity (LACOS) Gala was held on April 15 from 5-7 p.m. in Larison Dining Hall. LACOS group members, professors, and other students were in attendance. “This is a cultural event that prompts a dialogue in our community celebrating...

Cherished Cat Rescue Alliance to open in Lewisburg

Megan Ruane, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Cherished Cat Rescue Alliance is in the process of finding a venue to open a Cat Café in downtown Lewisburg, where students and community members can gather, share food and drink, and spend time with local rescue cats. The proceeds from the café will benefit the alliance and be put towards helping...

Editor’s note on ‘University cost increases by 3.9 percent to $67,136 for the 2017-2018 academic year’

April 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS

In the April 14 issue of The Bucknellian, a graph accompanied an article titled “University cost increases by 3.9 percent to $67,136 for the 2017-2018 academic year." The graph that depicted the rise in the cost of the University from 2010-11 until 2017-18 erroneously portrayed the cost as increasin...

Debate over transgender bathroom access hits close to home in Lewisburg, Selinsgrove school districts

Erin Hausmann, Senior Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The controversial nature of the debate over bathroom access for transgender people has generated national debate, escalating to a case waiting to be heard at the Supreme Court. The Obama administration’s May 2016 directive to American public schools to allow students to use bathrooms matching...

TEDxBucknellUniversity enters ‘Uncharted Waters’

TEDxBucknellUniversity enters ‘Uncharted Waters’

Sasha Weilbaker, Senior Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Student-run TEDxBucknellUniversity event packs Campus Theatre The third annual TEDxBucknellUniversity event was held at the Campus Theatre on April 8. Andranae Nelson ’17 and Anthony Scrima ’18 co-directed the event, and John Quinn ’18 served as the emcee. TED is a nonprofit that began in...

Sciences reach out to local students to spark interest in STEM

Madison Weaver, Assistant News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Students from McCall Middle School in Montoursville, Pa. visited the University on April 4 for a morning of scientific exploration with professors and students, where they participated in experiments and toured the University’s labs and greenhouse. The students from McCall’s gifted program ranged...

Griot Institute sponsors Caribbean outreach program to foster empathy, community

Charles Beers, News Editor
April 13, 2017
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From April 17-28, the Griot Institute for Africana Studies will sponsor a school supply drive to support a new Caribbean Outreach Partnership program. The group will be collecting new or gently used supplies, ranging from basic essentials such as markers and notebooks to classroom charts and exercise...

Lil Wayne, Cash Cash headline spring concert

Lil Wayne, Cash Cash headline spring concert

Megan Hays, Staff Writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS

With a turnout of more than 3,000 people and positive feedback circulating across the campus community, the University’s Concert Committee and advisers have labeled the spring concert a success. The concert was held at 7 p.m. on April 8 in the Sojka Pavilion. The show featured opening performan...

Investigative News: University cost increases by 3.9 percent to $67,136 for the 2017-18 academic year

Investigative News: University cost increases by 3.9 percent to $67,136 for the 2017-18 academic year

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under Investigative News, NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

The University’s new enrollment cost of $67,136 for the 2017-18 academic year was announced in a letter sent to University students’ families this past February. The new cost is a comprehensive fee that includes tuition, the student government fee, and standard room and board. The $67,136 price is...

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