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Campus goes remote after sudden surge in COVID-19 cases

Campus goes remote after sudden surge in COVID-19 cases

Sarah Baldwin, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2020

In an email sent out to the campus community, University President John Bravman detailed plans for all classes to be held remotely for the week of Oct. 26-Nov. 1, with many campus operations being paused temporarily. This announcement comes as the result of an influx of new on-campus COVID-19 cases. ...

Campus spotlight: Samek Art Museum

Campus spotlight: Samek Art Museum

Sahana Paravantavida, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

The Samek Art Museum operates in two locations: an on-campus gallery on the top floor of the Elaine Langone Center (ELC) and their downtown gallery located at 416 Market Street. This semester, however, the Samek has had to adjust its exhibits to conform to strict COVID-19 protocols. At the beginning...

Stadler Center Invites poets for their 2020 Writer Series 

Nicole Yeager, Assistant News Editor

October 21, 2020

The Stadler Center for Poetry and Literary Arts welcomed the third guest in their Fall 2020 Writer Series, Ross Gay. Gay presented a poetry reading of his work on Wednesday, Oct. 21, followed up by a Q&A on Thursday at noon — both over Zoom. Gay is also this year’s Sandra & Gary Sojka Poet-in-Residence....

Upcoming Events

October 21, 2020

Saturday, Oct. 24 Movie on the Quad 7-9:30 p.m. @ Malesardi Quad  Join GSA for a costume competition and showing of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" on the Quad. The costume contest will start at 7 p.m. and the movie at 7:30 p.m. KeepingItReel: Movie Series 7:30-9 p.m. @ Uptown &...

BSG hosts Ray Response training discussion

Nicole Yeager, News Editor

October 21, 2020

This past week, the Bucknell Student Government (BSG) Advocacy Committee hosted their annual “Ray Response Training” sessions, with Director of the Counseling and Student Development Center Kelly Kettlewell and Chief of Public Safety Steve Barilar to speak about campus safety. The two guest speakers ...

Panel on civil discourse explores philosophy, history in development of political norms

Griffin Lombardi, Contributing Writer

October 21, 2020

This past week, the University hosted a panel discussion titled “What is the Place of Civil Discourse in a Time of Polarization?” featuring professors from various departments. The panel was held via Zoom from 3-4:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 and was attended by both students and faculty alike. As implied...

CAP Center presents Carnival Weekend

Ellie Lowe

October 21, 2020

Last week, the Campus Activities & Programs (CAP) Center hosted a Carnival event at Uptown. The Oct. 16 event was a recent innovation of the CAP Center, springing from a desire to provide students with communal social activities within the context of COVID-19 restrictions. The CAP Center hopes to continu...

Breaking the Bubble

Breaking the Bubble

Sarah Haber, News Editor

October 21, 2020

Domestic Military officials recently announced that the death of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen occurred “in the line of duty.” In June, Guillen’s body was found in a shallow grave and she appeared to have been bludgeoned to death. As a result of this Oct. 20 declaration, Guillen’s family will b...

Climbing Wall open for University students

Climbing Wall open for University students

Juliette Gaggini, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2020

The University's Climbing Wall, located in the Gerhard Fieldhouse, is open to all students each night of the week from 6-9 p.m. Renovated in 2019, the wall features 12+ foot high bouldering walls with multiple angles and innovative setting, a MoonBoard climbing wall, multiple hand cracks and plenty of...

Pennsylvania voter registration deadline approaches

Sarah Baldwin, Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2020

With the general election just over three weeks away, many are scrambling to ensure that they are able to cast a ballot. In Pennsylvania, like most other states, the deadline to register to vote or request an absentee or mail-in ballot is rapidly approaching. To be eligible to vote in Pennsylvania, one ...

Mauch Fellows discuss Supreme Court controversy

Sarah Baldwin, Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2020

Presented by the political science department, the University’s Mauch Fellows held a panel over Zoom discussing the recent Supreme Court vacancy left by the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The Mauch Fellowship Program, a collaboration between the University’s political science department and the...

University announces updates to dining policies

Sarah Baldwin, Editor-in-Chief

October 14, 2020

In an email sent out to the campus community, Vice President for Finance & Administration Eileen Petula announced a number of updates to the University's dining policies in response to student and community member concerns. Since the University’s July decision to change the cost of their meal p...

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