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University welcomes #MeToo movement visionary

University welcomes #MeToo movement visionary

Haley Mullen, Assistant News Editor

February 22, 2018


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“Sexual violence knows no race or gender,” Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo movement, said to the crowd that filled the Weis Center for Performing Arts, “but the response to sexual violence does.” At 7 p.m. on Feb. 18, Burke discussed her career as a social justice activist for...

CNBC host of “Mad Money” to speak at Commencement ’18

CNBC host of “Mad Money” to speak at Commencement ’18

Elizabeth Worthington, Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2018


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University President John Bravman sent out a campus-wide email on Feb. 21 to announce that Jim Cramer will be the keynote speaker for the University’s 168th Commencement on May 20. As a financial analyst, Cramer holds many roles. He is the host of CNBC’s “Mad Money”, co-host of CNBC’s “Squawk...

Diversity Committee hosts dinner to continue a discussion on rape culture post Tarana Burke

Kathryn Nicolai, News Editor

February 22, 2018


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Three days following the talk by Tarana Burke, the founder of the MeToo movement, students and faculty debriefed together over dinner in the ELC Center Room on Feb. 21. Various discussion prompts related to hook up culture and sexual assault were led by Bucknell Student Government (BSG) Diversity Chair...

PA plots new congressional district lines to overturn Republican gerrymander

PA plots new congressional district lines to overturn Republican gerrymander

Max Haase, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2018


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The Pennsylvania Supreme court redrew boundaries for the state’s congressional districts on Feb 19. This created a new map that could play an integral role in the Democratic Party’s efforts to gain control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections in November. Christopher Ellis, as...

Education professor named director of writing program

Megan Hays, Senior Writer

February 22, 2018


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Assistant Professor of Education Ramona Fruja has been named the director of the Writing Across the Curriculum Program for the 2018 fall semester. In her new role, she will be working to support and encourage the University writing requirement that all students take a W1 and two W2 courses before...

Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight presented in Tustin studio theatre

Avery Blasko, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2018


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The University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presented “Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight” from Feb. 16-19 in the Tustin Studio Theater. The play is the true story of Emilie du Châtelet, a natural scientist in the 1730s who constantly defied the expectations that...

Breaking the Bubble

Kathryn Nicolai and Haley Mullen

February 22, 2018


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Domestic:   March for Our Lives, a nation-wide march in protest of gun violence, is being planned for March 24 by student survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Fl. George Clooney promised to donate $500,000 to the nationwide protest of gun violence. Jeffrey Katzenberg, Oprah Winfrey,...

Shaggy to perform at 2018 Chrysalis Ball

Shaggy to perform at 2018 Chrysalis Ball

Haley Mullen, Assistant news editor

February 15, 2018


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Pop and hip-hop musical icon Shaggy will perform for the University’s 19th annual Chrysalis Ball on April 27. Held in Gerhard Fieldhouse, the Chrysalis Ball is an opportunity for the entire University community to gather for an evening of celebration. Jamaican singer Shaggy is best known for his...

Student Lectureship series welcomes: Chelsea Handler

Student Lectureship series welcomes: Chelsea Handler

Julie Spierer, Special Features Editor

February 15, 2018


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The University welcomes American comedian, actress, writer, television host, and producer Chelsea Handler for a "fireside chat" on the evening of April 3. The evening will consist of humorous discussions about current cultural and political matters. The Lectureship Committee encourages students to submit...

Valentine’s Day celebrations spread the love to philanthropic causes

Valentine’s Day celebrations spread the love to philanthropic causes

Megan Hays, Senior Writer

February 15, 2018


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Across the University’s campus, Valentine’s Day was celebrated with flowers, candy, and songs all purchased to benefit philanthropic causes. Kappa Delta Rho fraternity participated in its spring philanthropy event this week, “Kappa Delta Rhoses.” During the days leading up to the holiday,...

University joins American Talent Initiative to expand access for low-income students

Max Haase, Contributing Writer

February 15, 2018


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Last spring, the University joined the American Talent Initiative (ATI), a growing alliance of colleges and universities dedicated to substantially expanding opportunity and access for low-and moderate-income students. This initiative seeks to graduate an additional 50,000 lower-income students at nearly...

Is the U.S.-Russia conflict the new normal?

Victoria Walker, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


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“Are we on the path to a new Cold War? Are we in a new Cold War?” Matthew Rojansky, Director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, said. The answer to both of these questions, according to Rojansky, is no. He tackled this issue during a Feb. 8 presentation titled “U.S.-Russia Conflict:...

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