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Hate incidents persist on campus

Samantha Ruvolo, Contributing Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Members of the University community received an email from President Bravman informing them of a recent hate incident on campus on Feb. 10. A swastika “about the size of a quarter” was found on the wall of a bathroom in the Elaine Langone Center (ELC). Bravman urged students to reach out to the De...

Acclaimed visiting author asks and answers, ‘What language is that?’

Sasha Weilbaker, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
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Nigerian writer Uwem Akpan captivated his audience on Feb. 13 as he read an excerpt from his short story called “What Language is That?” in the Willard Smith Library. “What Language is That?” is part of “Say You’re One of Them”, a collection of five short stories Akpan published in 2008. Akpan...

‘Internet of Things’ competition challenges student innovation

‘Internet of Things’ competition challenges student innovation

Mamta Badlani, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under NEWS

A 24-hour design competition entitled Bucknell Innovates 2017: Internet of Things took place beginning at 6 p.m. on Feb. 10 in Academic West 111. 2017 marks the third year Bucknell has hosted this student organized event, which was brought to campus in 2015. Students must develop an idea, create a budg...

Countering the sexism of stand-up: ’Nell Party hosts first all-female comedy show

Countering the sexism of stand-up: ’Nell Party hosts first all-female comedy show

Madison Weaver, Assistant News Editor
February 16, 2017
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In the male-dominated world of comedy, the ’Nell Party decided to host its first all-female comedy show on campus featuring four talented female comedians. Annina Ruggirello ’18, Bridget Shaffrey ’17, Katherine Sokirka ’17, and Bella Trujillo-Lederer ’17 all performed sets during the hour-lon...

Theatre and dance department presents student-directed shows

Theatre and dance department presents student-directed shows

February 10, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

The University’s department of theatre & dance presented a student-directed showcase in Bucknell Hall on Feb. 3 and 4, which featured two performances: “The Cherry in Bloom” and “Wildwood Park.” There was no faculty intervention in the showcase, as the performances were supervised and...

Students entrusted with managing $1.7 million of University endowment in competitive two-semester course

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) is a two-semester course within the School of Management’s experiential programs offered to juniors and seniors on a selective basis who manage over $1.7 million of the University’s endowment. The course is co-taught by management professors Curtis Nicholls...

Upcoming Sex Week to focus on positivity and education on sex and consent

Megan Hays, Staff Writer
February 10, 2017
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The University’s Speak UP organization will be hosting workshops, lectures, and other events surrounding the issue of consensual sex and sexuality from Feb. 12–17. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Sex Week will encourage students to start open and honest conversations about healthy...

Texas A&M guest lecturer embraces skepticism in lecture on ‘The Future of the Book’

Samantha Ruvolo, Contributing Writer
February 9, 2017
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Laura Mandell, professor of English literature and director of the initiative for digital humanities, media and culture at Texas A&M University, gave a lecture titled “The Future of the Book” on Feb. 7 in the Traditional Reading Room of the Bertrand Library. The lecture focused on recent technological...

Expert presents research on international law and ISIS: New and old precedents pose challenges

Erin Hausmann, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Michael Scharf, dean and director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve School of Law, presented his research on the legal validity of American involvement in the war on ISIS on Feb. 8. This and other topics of international law were the subject of his presentation...

Sexual assault case proves false, investigation ongoing

Charles Beers, News Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under NEWS

University students received an email from Chief of Public Safety Steve Barilar on Feb. 1 regarding a press release from the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department (BVRPD). The police force reported that they were “investigating an off-campus sexual assault of a minor (not a student at [the University])...

Annual Polar Bear Plunge raises money for Lewisburg nonprofit

Annual Polar Bear Plunge raises money for Lewisburg nonprofit

Sasha Weilbaker, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Around one hundred students, faculty, staff, and community members jumped into the Susquehanna River from the St. George Street Landing on Feb. 4 for the 12th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. The plunge was one of several events that made up the Lewisburg Ice Festival and supported the Lewisburg Downtown...

Shooting for the moon: Children and parents study the stars at Observatory’s Family Night

Shooting for the moon: Children and parents study the stars at Observatory’s Family Night

Megan Hays, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The annual Family Night at the University Observatory was held on Feb. 3 from 7–9:30 p.m. The event was hosted by the physics and astronomy department and featured many activities for children to learn about a variety of celestial objects. Children had the opportunity to make astrological arts...

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