Biz Stone coming to campus

Kerong Kelly

Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, is scheduled to come speak as a part of the University’s new forum series, “tech/no” on Oct. 23. Stone will talk about the impact media has had on today’s society and culture as it continues to expand drastically.

“I am excited to hear about Stone’s road to success and about the impact he has had on the general public,” Scott Ernenwein ’16 said.

The “tech/no” series forum aims to discuss and inform on the pros and cons of newer technology as it pertains to politics, science, business etc.

“I think it’s great that Bucknell is bringing in current people such as Biz Stone that have founding experience. I hope to hear more people from different fields,” Jared Feindt ’16 said.

In the spring semester, the University looks forward to welcoming Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post Media Group. She will be speaking on Feb. 19, as part of the “tech/no” series.

The consensus on the speaker choices on campus is positive. From Kevin Clash, the voice of Sesame Street’s Elmo, to Edward Albee, renowned playwright, recent speakers have covered a wide range of topics from different fields.

“In general, I like that they have a good variety of people,” Carolyn McPhee ’15 said.

As social media outlets continue to expand, speakers such as Stone and Huffington are becoming even more important not only as role models, but also as leaders in their fields.

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