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University switches to remote education amidst coronavirus outbreak

University switches to remote education amidst coronavirus outbreak

Sarah Baldwin, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

On Tuesday, March 10, in an email sent out to students and families, University President John Bravman announced the cancelation of all in-person class meetings as a result of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The University will instead be switching to remote learning for the remainder of t...

Weis Center hosts BSU’s 2020 Stomp Out Classic

Weis Center hosts BSU’s 2020 Stomp Out Classic

Ellie Lowe, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

On Feb. 29, the 2020 Stomp Out performance was held in the University’s Weis Center. This performance was hosted by the Black Student Union (BSU) organization on campus as part of their Black Arts Festival event series. They were successful in making the event both informational as well as entertaining...

Increase to University cost sparks outrage among students

Sarah Baldwin and Jacob Feuerstein

March 5, 2020

On Tuesday, March 3, a dozen students rallied against the recent decision to increase the University’s cost of attendance. The protest, led by the Bucknell University Democratic Socialists (BUDS), took place during a faculty meeting in the Elaine Langone Center (ELC) Forum. While University President...

BSU hosts annual fashion show

Nicole Yeager, News Editor

March 5, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 28, the University’s Black Student Union (BSU) hosted its annual fashion show as part of its 10th annual Black Arts Festival. The event transformed Larison Dining Hall into a venue with a catwalk and rows of chairs for the audience, complete with the caption “NYC Fashion Week meets...

No8am is back again for fall semester scheduling

Sarah Haber, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2020

This past semester, students had to create and plan out their spring semester schedules without the help of the widely popular site no8am. In 2014, engineering student Nadeem Nasimi ’17 created the website no8am to help students more efficiently build their course schedules. The site allowed for a...

The Econ-versation: The stock market’s response to an emergency Fed rate cut

The Econ-versation: The stock market’s response to an emergency Fed rate cut

Silvia Buonocore, Senior Writer

March 5, 2020

The U.S. stock market and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note dropped on Tuesday, March 3 following an emergency Federal Reserve rate cut of half a percentage point. Specifically, the S&P 500 fell by 2.81%, while the yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell below 1% for the first time ever. The...

Breaking the Bubble

Nicole Yeager and Sarah Haber

March 5, 2020

Domestic:  With public panic building around the quickly spreading coronavirus epidemic, key lawmakers in the House and Senate took the initiative to address the problem on Wednesday, March 4, where they proposed and approved a deal to provide $8.3 billion in emergency aid. The amount that was voted o...

Investigative News: University Dining Services underfeeds, underpays

Investigative News: University Dining Services underfeeds, underpays

Spandan Marasini, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2020

In 2005, former University President Brian C. Mitchell made a decision to completely revamp dining, passing the University's dining program from Sodexo to Parkhurst Dining. This decision was met by student, faculty and staff opposition. Students amassed 1,777 signatures for a petition, faculty members...

BSU fashion show and Stomp Out preview

Sarah Haber, Assistant News Editor

February 27, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 28 the University’s Black Student Union (BSU) will host a fashion show in Larison Hall as part of their 10th annual Black Arts Festival. Mocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 7 p.m., with the show beginning at 8 p.m. The show will consist of various creative compositions...

University to offer half-credit course on climate change

Sarah Baldwin, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2020

Throughout March and April, the geography department will be offering a half-credit teach-in course that explores the intersection between art, activism and climate science. The goal of a teach-in is to examine various political issues in a participatory way while proposing plans for action. This specific...

Interview with playwright Antoinette Nwanda

Nicole Yeager, News Editor

February 27, 2020

The University welcomed Antoinette Nwanda their most recent Griot Spring Series speaker. Nwanda is an African American playwright who resides in New York and has produced numerous original, unconventional plays that have won various awards. Most notably, Steppenwolf Theatre Company presented the world pr...

Humanities Week kick-off dinner

Maddie Margioni

February 27, 2020

On Monday, Feb. 24, newly declared sophomore humanities majors and professors in the humanities departments gathered for a welcome dinner in the University’s Hildreth-Mirza Hall. Prior to the commencing remarks, students and faculty were seated at tables where they engaged in conversations about...

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