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Investigative News: “Fair Districts” plan aims to end gerrymandering in PA, engage students along the way

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The unfair practices of state legislatures through redistricting and gerrymandering was discussed alongside potential reform by Professor of Economics Christopher Magee and Esquire Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania Suzanne Almeida at the forum titled, “Reforming the...

Nicaraguan Cultural Dinner supports Brigade’s service work

Victoria Walker, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS

While many students spent this spring break at tropical resorts or relaxing at home, a group of 25 University students stepped off the beaten path and ventured south to take part in the biannual Bucknell Brigade in Nicaragua. The group brought a bit of Central America back into the University...

Second annual Pride Week celebrates LGBTQ art, activism, and community

Sasha Weilbaker, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS

This year’s Pride Week was an overall success in both attendance and support. The second annual Pride Week consisted of several events on campus, including Paint Night, a 5k run, and a Drag Ball. Sponsored by the University’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) and funded by the Bucknell Student...

Killing the black body: Dorothy Roberts discusses race and reproduction

Madison Weaver, Assistant News Editor

April 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Dorothy Roberts, decorated scholar and Professor of Law and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, gave a lecture in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center on April 4. Roberts gave a lecture on her 1997 book “Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty” and the...

Diversity Summit Community Dinner breaks new ground

Diversity Summit Community Dinner breaks new ground

Victoria Walker, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Members of University community met in Larison Dining Hall on March 28 for the Second Annual Diversity Summit Community Dinner, which was sponsored in part by the University Alumni Association. The event was titled “Breaking Gender” and was attended by more than 150 individuals, including students,...

Black Student Union hosts celebration of dance and community with Stomp Out Classic

Black Student Union hosts celebration of dance and community with Stomp Out Classic

March 30, 2017


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Sasha Weilbaker, Staff Writer The Black Student Union (BSU) hosted the seventh annual Stomp Out Classic, a step dance competition, in Davis Gym on March 25. According to StepAfrika.org, step dancing is built on “tradition in African-based communities that use movement, words, and sounds to communicate...

House Party Weekend: Four years later

House Party Weekend: Four years later

Charles Beers, News Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

It’s an annual tradition that refuses to die: the decades-old and storied “House Party Weekend” took place from March 25-26, albeit a scaled-back version of what it once was. During the spring semester of every academic year, one weekend is designated as House Party Weekend, a time devoted...

The overwhelming role of donations in athletics

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The University offers a variety of sport programs for students within the categories of varsity, club, and intramural. The success of all programs is reliant on funding from both the University and outside sources. The 27 varsity sport programs on campus receive funding allocated from the University’s...

Asian Gala celebrates heritage, shares culture through food and art

Madison Weaver, Assistant News Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The annual Asian Gala was held on March 25 in Larison Dining Hall to celebrate Asian culture and heritage with food, dance, song, fashion, and community. The gala was hosted by Students for Asian Awareness at Bucknell (SAAB) and marked its 10th anniversary this spring. “Asian Gala is a place for...

Joint poetry and fiction reading by English professors highlights creative talents

Charles Beers, News Editor

March 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The Stadler Center for Poetry hosted a faculty poetry and fiction reading on March 28, highlighting the creative talents of two University creative writing professors: Visiting Assistant Professor of English Katie Hays and Assistant Professor of English Joe Scapellato. Students and faculty gathered...

Un cambio de cursos: Low-level Spanish courses no longer fulfill CCC requirements

Ellie Hislop, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year, the modified Foreign Language College Core Curriculum (CCC) requirement will include only SPAN 103 and above. If a student places in SPAN 101 or SPAN 102 and is interested in completing the CCFL requirement through a Spanish course, they will need to take...

Dobson uses music to emphasize gender equality in BLM

Megan Ruane, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Abby Dobson, self-proclaimed sonic conceptual artist, spoke on March 29 as part of the Black Body (Re)Considered series. The event was sponsored by the Griot Institute for Africana Studies, the departments of theatre and dance, philosophy, and music, the 2017 Diversity Summit, and the Center for...

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