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Closing the divide between the Greek community and multicultural clubs and organizations

Ellie Hislop, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


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The University’s Panhellenic Council, led by President Amarachi Ekekwe ’18, has made efforts to join the typically separate spheres of cultural and Greek organizations on campus. The goal is to work on the relationships between both Greek-affiliated and non-Greek-affiliated students. “As someone...

Cadigan Prize award recipients share winning work in annual reading

Madison Weaver, Assistant News Editor

April 27, 2017


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Four undergraduate recipients of annual prizes awarded by the Stadler Center for Poetry shared their work at the annual student reading on April 21 in Bucknell Hall. The Cadigan Prizes for Younger Writers were awarded to Daniel Barnum-Swett ’17 and Lauren Hudson ’18 for poetry and Jordan Walker...

Screening of ‘Lemonade’ sparks discussion on identity, race, and art

Madison Weaver, Assistant News Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, NEWS

Beyoncé’s visual album “Lemonade” was screened in Uptown on April 20, followed by a discussion led by Dr. Jessica Williams, a women studies’ professor and black feminist activist. The event was hosted by Her Campus Bucknell, the Women’s Resource Center, and the Griot Institute for Africana...

Admitted Student Open House sets record for attendance

Megan Hays, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


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Admitted Student Open House was held on April 22 with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators accompanying the 1,831 guests that attended. A total of 817 admitted students for the class of 2021, approximately half of which were still making their college decision, participated in the event. Associate Director...

Bust of first African American University graduate to be unveiled

Bust of first African American University graduate to be unveiled

Samantha Ruvolo, Contributing Writer

April 27, 2017


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A bust of Edward Brawley, the first African American to attend the University, will be unveiled on May 1. The bust commemorates the 142nd anniversary of his graduation from the University. The statue is intended to keep his memory alive on campus and to remember the fight for racial equality. It...

Third annual Bison Sound draws crowd of over 1,000

Third annual Bison Sound draws crowd of over 1,000

Victoria Walker, Staff Writer

April 27, 2017


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  The third annual Bison Sound was held April 22 on Sojka Lawn. The campus event drew in over 1,000 attendees despite chilly weather. The event was free for students and featured lawn games, tie dye, giveaways, food, and a beer garden while various musical acts performed on a stage at...

Mixed reviews on 2017-2018 housing selection process

Mixed reviews on 2017-2018 housing selection process

Mamta Badlani, Senior Writer

April 21, 2017


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This year’s housing selection process was characterized by the introduction of a new online system and the uncommon event of some rising seniors being assigned to live in Bucknell West, which are residences traditionally occupied by sophomores and juniors. This spring, Housing Services launched an...

Final community dinner of the semester seeks to teach students to use privilege for social change

Final community dinner of the semester seeks to teach students to use privilege for social change

Sasha Weilbaker, Senior Writer

April 21, 2017


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Multicultural Student Services (MSS) hosted a community dinner titled “Actually … It IS All About You!” on April 19 in Walls Lounge, where attendees discussed diversity, privilege, and identity, as well as how University students can grapple with blame and guilt. The dinner was the last of the...

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...

LACOS Gala features ‘LatinXelencia’

Megan Hays, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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The University’s annual Latinx Alliance for Community and Opportunity (LACOS) Gala was held on April 15 from 5-7 p.m. in Larison Dining Hall. LACOS group members, professors, and other students were in attendance. “This is a cultural event that prompts a dialogue in our community celebrating...

Cherished Cat Rescue Alliance to open in Lewisburg

Megan Ruane, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017


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The Cherished Cat Rescue Alliance is in the process of finding a venue to open a Cat Café in downtown Lewisburg, where students and community members can gather, share food and drink, and spend time with local rescue cats. The proceeds from the café will benefit the alliance and be put towards helping...

Editor’s note on ‘University cost increases by 3.9 percent to $67,136 for the 2017-2018 academic year’

April 20, 2017


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In the April 14 issue of The Bucknellian, a graph accompanied an article titled “University cost increases by 3.9 percent to $67,136 for the 2017-2018 academic year." The graph that depicted the rise in the cost of the University from 2010-11 until 2017-18 erroneously portrayed the cost as increasin...

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