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Nation awaits presidential election results

After a long and controversial election season, Americans are now nervously awaiting the results of the 2020 presidential election between incumbent President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden. Experts had warned that the winner would not be declared on Election Night, and the tabulation of mail-in, provisional and early ballots […]

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Editorial: An aggravating election and an uncertain future

It is possible that the 2020 presidential election will not be over by the time this piece is published; there is still so much we don’t know, so much that remains up in the air, so many apparently inexplicable dynamics and bizarre polling errors yet to be elucidated. It is likely that we will be […]

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Weis Center voters hope to flip Pa. blue

As polls opened on Tuesday morning, more than 100 million Americans had already cast their vote; nevertheless, long lines of students outside the Weis Center for the Performing Arts toted cups of coffee and scrolled through their phones as they eagerly waited to cast their ballot in what was many’s first presidential election. “I was excited […]

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Lewisburg residents hold Count Every Vote rally

Over 50 University and community members mobilized in Hufnagle Park to advocate for the counting of all ballots before an official presidential winner is announced. The action, organized by Green New Deal Lewisburg (GNDL), was precipitated by the ambiguous results of the 2020 election – without a clear winner as of Thursday afternoon – as […]

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Professors discuss implications of presidential election

In the aftermath of the 2020 election night this past Tuesday, many students and other campus members are left grappling with the results and speculating on what will happen moving forward. We reached out to professors across campus, from a wide range of departments and backgrounds, to collect their thoughts and opinions on the outcomes, […]

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Bison Votes encourages political participation

Throughout this election season, Bison Votes, a student-led group, has been actively working to spread the word about the importance of voting; inform students about the two candidates, their parties and what policies they bring to the table; and share general resources and provide assistance in all ways — all from the onset of the […]

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Reasons to delete social media

New documentaries like “The Social Dilemma” on Netflix have served to reiterate an open secret, not only among the Silicon Valley elite but also among the general public — that social media is as intoxicating as it is draining and harmful. Many, after watching the documentary and others of its category, followed this common train […]

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Campus hosts election reflection events

As the tumultuous election cycle concludes, the University is hosting a series of events to reflect upon the immediate aftermath of the election. With countless forums, voter registration drives and student debates, the election has dominated campus (and Zoom) discussions for over a year.   In a campus-wide email, University President John Bravman explained that these events […]

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Trump v. Biden on race issues

Meaningful dialogue on racial inequality in the United States must acknowledge the ways America’s white supremacist roots pervade housing, eduction, and economic opportunity. It is an incredibly complex subject that can not fully be encompassed in a single opinion article. However, as it is critical to both presidential campaigns, it should at the very least […]

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Revised COVID-19 protocols for the final weeks on campus

A week has passed since the University dealt with a sudden surge in the number of COVID-19 cases on campus. On Oct. 24, University President John Bravman sent out an email to all students with an urgent message that seven new positive cases of COVID-19 were confirmed and that there were now 10 total active cases on campus. […]

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Athletics Department launches newly designed “Bison Nation” app

The University’s Athletic department launched a brand new “Bison Nation” mobile app. The app was created in partnership with Learfield IMG College, a large collegiate sports marketing company. Powered by SIDEARM Sports, which also serves as the host of the University’s official athletics website (BucknellBison.com), the app is compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android devices. This […]

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A message from the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy

As incoming co-directors of the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP), we would like to extend a welcome to all University students. We are both very excited to be co-directors of BIPP and want to let you know a little bit about what BIPP does and what we have planned in the near future. BIPP […]