The Bucknellian

The disappearance of Ray Gricar, 13 years later

The disappearance of Ray Gricar, 13 years later

Haley Mullen, Assistant News Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS, Top Stories

On April 17, 2005 a small headline appeared in the corner of the front page of the Susquehanna Valley Daily Item: “Centre County DA missing.” The story continued inside the paper, briefly outlining a developing case: “Police searched the land and air in central Pennsylvania for any sign of a car...

Food insecurity persists nationally but lacks attention on campus

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

Food insecurity is affecting college-aged students at an alarming rate as tuition prices rise and more low income students and students of diverse backgrounds are enrolling in college. Food insecurity is the phenomenon of not having adequate access to affordable and nutritious food. Currently, the University...

A ‘new era’ for Jewish life

A ‘new era’ for Jewish life

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

This past Homecoming weekend, on Nov. 4, faculty, staff, students, and alumni gathered at the Berelson Center for Jewish Life for a two-part program that included the recognition of recent upgrades made to the building this past summer, as well as a Torah scroll dedication ceremony. Fourteen Jewish...

New Hours of Work Policy generates questions and concern from faculty and staff

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

This past August, Human Resources (HR) notified all staff of updates to the Staff Handbook regarding hours of work policies. These changes were intended to be implemented Nov. 1, 2017, but will be delayed to Jan. 2, 2018. There has been various feedback to the policy updates. The effective date for...

Disaster relief for Mexico and Puerto Rico

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

Latinx Alliance for Community and Opportunity for Students (LACOS), Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE), and Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi) partnered to fund raise for the communities in Mexico and Puerto Rico affected by recent natural disasters. Students from each organization tabled three consecutive days, starting...

Evaluating the benefits of funds in global education and service

Evaluating the benefits of funds in global education and service

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

This past summer, the University was notified that the Global Service Learning Fund, which benefits students in both credit-baring summer programs and the alternative break trip B.A.C.E.S. (Bucknell Advocating Communities: Educating and Serving), would not be replenished by the previous donor. Now, the...

The lowdown on ‘town gown’ relationships

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The University offers hundreds of programs and events for students to attend annually, but the extent to which these programs impact the local community often goes unacknowledged. Our private liberal arts institution equates to approximately 60 percent of the Lewisburg population, creating an intense...

College of Management to accept ‘few, if any’ internal transfer students

College of Management to accept ‘few, if any’ internal transfer students

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The University’s recent decision to transform the school of Management into the College of Management has resulted in a number of changes, including a lack of internal transfer students. This is “a decision that was made in the interest of fostering increased academic engagement in other areas...

Investigative News: How reliable are college rankings?

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

This past August, The Princeton Review published “The Best 382 Colleges, 2018 Edition,” and ranked the University the #3 Party School, #1 Lots of Greek Life, and #2 Most Beautiful Campus in the nation. This is the 26th edition of the guide that offers categorized lists and rankings of colleges...

Investigative News: Research on sexual assault, misconduct on campus reflect national trends

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses has received augmented national attention in the last decade, resulting in increased awareness as well as federal and state regulation. The matter of sexual assault continues to be a current and pressing concern for higher education, especially within...

Composting initiatives fall by the wayside due to regulations, ‘disappointing circumstances’

Composting initiatives fall by the wayside due to regulations, ‘disappointing circumstances’

Investigative News Editor, Kathryn Nicolai

April 21, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

A 2015-16 Sustainability Initiatives pamphlet published by Dining Services lists food composting as the first of many environmentally friendly efforts; however, the University has not partaken in any such composting since May 2012, according to General Manager of Resident Dining John Cummins. In...

Investigative News: University cost increases by 3.9 percent to $67,136 for the 2017-18 academic year

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

April 13, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

The University’s new enrollment cost of $67,136 for the 2017-18 academic year was announced in a letter sent to University students’ families this past February. The new cost is a comprehensive fee that includes tuition, the student government fee, and standard room and board. The $67,136 price is...

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