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Campus community gives back during holiday season

November 12, 2010

By Olivia Seecof Writer The Office of Civic Engagement offers the University two large community service projects during the current holiday season: The Turkey and Trimmings Holiday Baskets and The Giving Tree. The University has been supporting the greater community with these specific service pr...

University celebrates inauguration

November 12, 2010

By Meghan Finlayson Staff Writer John C. Bravman framed his inaugural address, the focal point of last weekend's celebration, around one question: "Who are we becoming?" Bravman was inaugurated as the University's 17th president Nov. 14 in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. He focused on how...

Students react positively to seventeenth president

November 12, 2010

By Allie Mongan Writer John C. Bravman, recently inaugurated as the University’s 17th president, has been warmly welcomed by most on campus. “I appreciate that he treats students as he would treat any other adult member of the campus community and asks for student opinions,” said Sonali Basak...

News Briefs 11/12

November 11, 2010

News Briefs Bucknell in Northern Ireland Applications accepted on rolling basis The applications for Bucknell in Northern Ireland 2011 (May 14-June 4) are due Monday, Nov. 15. Admission is on a rolling basis and the program is capped at 20 students. Program administrators encourage interested students...

Blackboard battles cheating, plagiarism

November 4, 2010

By Courtney Bottazzi Writer Blackboard tools help faculty and staff monitor plagiarism by digitally checking students’ submitted work. The University student handbook defines plagiarism as "the act of using other people's ideas or expressions in...writing without acknowledging the source." “...

University prepares for inaugural celebration

November 4, 2010

By Meghan Finlayson Staff Writer President Bravman will officially be inaugurated as University president on Sunday. The inauguration ceremony will take place in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts from 2-3 p.m. followed by a reception. The entire University community is invited to the ceremony, though seating wi...

5k walk fundraises for Bucknell Brigade

November 4, 2010

By Olivia Seecof Writer Members of both the campus community and the greater Lewisburg area participated in a 5K (3.1 mile) race last Sunday with one goal: to make it Managua, Nicaragua. The Bucknell Brigade sponsored the race to raise funds to support the free health clinic the group established in the community of Nue...

University purchases Campus Theatre

November 4, 2010

By Allie Mongan Writer The University will assume formal financial responsibility for the Campus Theatre building on Market Street in downtown Lewisburg. Announced Nov. 1, the purchase extends the University's previous relationship with the theater. The University has provided financial support to ...

News Briefs 11/5

November 4, 2010

Students must pick their dining preferences for next semester by choosing their meal plans by Nov. 29 on myBucknell.  First-years have the option of choosing from the Silver, Gold or Platinum plans. Upperclassmen can choose from the dining dollar plan or the block meal plan. The Dining Dollar Plan...

Low youth voter turnout for midterm elections

November 3, 2010

By Tracy Lum Editor-in-Chief In the 2010 midterm elections, 12,040 of the 22,383 registered voters in Union County cast ballots Tuesday, according to the Union County Bureau of Elections. The approximate 54-percent voter turnout rate was comparable to that of the 2006 midterm election, said Greg K...

Recent assaults provoke campus climate change

October 29, 2010

By Christina Oddo Writer Sexual assault is the current priority of the recently formed campus climate task force, President John Bravman said at a University open forum on Tuesday in the Elaine Langone Center Forum. The forum was sponsored by the President's Office, the Committee on Complementary Ac...

Students network at Academic Village

October 29, 2010

By Olivia Seecof Writer Faculty, staff, current students and alumni enjoyed an afternoon of academic socializing at the Homecoming Academic Village last Saturday. This large event started four years ago in order to bring an academic element to Homecoming festivities. “[The event] is gaining in familiarity among t...

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