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New home for the humanities announced: Renovations of current Demosthenean Hall expected to be completed by March 2018

New home for the humanities announced: Renovations of current Demosthenean Hall expected to be completed by March 2018

Sasha Weilbaker, Senior Writer
March 2, 2017
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Funding for a new Humanities Center on campus was approved by the Board of Trustees during their Feb. 2–4 meeting. Demosthenean Hall, located next to the Bertrand Library, will be renovated in early June so that the building can become the new Humanities Center on campus. Originally used as the Delta...

Rush Limbaugh targets ‘Mirrorless Monday’ campaign

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor
March 2, 2017
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“Have you heard about what they did at Bucknell University?” asked radio talk show host and conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh in his Rush 24/7 podcast on Feb. 28. Limbaugh criticized efforts taken by residential advisers from Swartz Hall promoting the University’s Self-Love Week...

BSG announces WSJ online access for students, faculty

Madison Weaver, Assistant News Editor
March 2, 2017
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The Bucknell Student Government (BSG) announced the return of the Wall Street Journal to campus, which students and faculty are able to access online by creating an account with their University email. BSG President Amanda Battle ’18 sent an email to the student body on Feb. 27 detailing how students...

Former NSA director talks privacy in a converged world

Former NSA director talks privacy in a converged world

Ellie Hislop, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
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In the past few decades, the internet and cyberspace have played a significant role in both assisting and harming national security. On Feb. 23, Chris Inglis, professor of cyber security studies at the U.S. Naval Academy and former deputy director of the National Security Agency (NSA), spoke to University...

College of Engineering holds annual week-long celebration

Megan Hays, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
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Engineers Week, a national event dedicated to recognizing the importance of engineers, was celebrated by students, faculty, and staff at the University from Feb. 19–25. The week consisted of a series of activities and gatherings that brought the College of Engineering together for a unified cause. “It...

‘Next to Normal’ is anything but conventional

‘Next to Normal’ is anything but conventional

Madison Weaver, Assistant News Editor
March 2, 2017
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Mental illness and suburban life were the prevailing themes of the Theatre and Dance department’s pop-rock rendition of “Next to Normal.” The show ran from Feb. 24—27  in the Tustin Studio Theatre. Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance Dustyn Martincich served as the director of the musical....

Annual Darwin Day Lecture focuses on combating the ‘old boys’ clubs’ of science

Samantha Ruvolo, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
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Paleobotanist Ellen Currano gave the annual Darwin Day seminar, titled “Tales of Plant Evolution and Ecology Recorded by the Fossils Between the Coal Beds,” in Trout Auditorium on Feb. 23. Currano is a professor of paleobotany at the University of Wyoming and is also involved with the departments...

International Relations Week brings global studies to students

Erin Hausmann, Staff Writer
March 2, 2017
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International Relations Week was held from Feb. 27 to March 3 by the department of international relations in partnership with Bucknell Student Government (BSG) and Sigma Iota Rho, the international relations honor society. Many on-campus events were held throughout the week, including a visiting speaker,...

Visiting author discusses the history of the black body in medicine

Madison Weaver, Assistant News Editor
March 1, 2017
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Harriet A. Washington, medical writer and editor, presented a lecture on her research and published work about the intersections of history, medicine, and ethics in relation to African American health on March 1. The lecture was the fourth installment of the Black Body (Re)Considered spring lecture...

New Ferrell, Poehler comedy features parody ‘Buckley University’

New Ferrell, Poehler comedy features parody ‘Buckley University’

Bethany Blass, Print Managing Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

The movie trailer for New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.’ upcoming comedy “The House” was released on Feb. 16. The film, starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, features an interesting connection to the University, as the daughter of Ferrell and Poehler’s characters is offered acceptance to “Buckley...

Hicks assumes position as director of Women’s Resource Center

Hicks assumes position as director of Women’s Resource Center

Megan Hays, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
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Kelsey Hicks recently began her position at the University as the new director of the Women’s Resource Center, a position that requires the director to work closely with the Intercultural Equity & Advocacy team on campus. The Women’s Resource Center works to promote women’s rights and...

Trans-inclusive efforts on campus contrast trans-exclusive efforts in the nation

Trans-inclusive efforts on campus contrast trans-exclusive efforts in the nation

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The implementation of gender-neutral restrooms at the University is a topical and controversial issue being advanced by students, staff, and faculty on campus. Though specific implementation efforts at the University currently await any concrete decision, the debate has recently resurfaced to national...

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