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The University’s Orchestra presents Senior Concerto Concert

Clare Merante, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019


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The University Orchestra, conducted by Associate Professor of Music Christopher Para, performed on Feb. 23 at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. “It felt very odd at first. It was the same songs we had played over and over, but now it was time. You’d look around but you couldn’t really...

2018 midterms and the future of American politics: An insider’s view

Maddie Margioni, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019


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The Bucknell Institute for Public Policy (BIPP) series Pizza and Policy continued on Feb. 21 with a discussion about the 2018 midterms and their impact on the future of American politics. Associate Professor of Political Science Chris Ellis moderated the talk with one of his former students, Tyler Law...

Breaking the bubble

Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

February 28, 2019


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National:   Unemployment among people with disabilities in America has decreased. The Labor Department stated on Feb. 26 that last year, the unemployment rate among disabled Americans dropped to 8 percent. This rate is the lowest it has been in the past decade. In fact, approximately 100,000...

Breaking the bubble

Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

February 28, 2019


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National:   The New York Police Department (NYPD) wants Congress to give it the authority to take down drones it deems as a threat. Police officials are worried that propaganda overseas showing drones equipped with weapons may motivate terrorists to employ them for lone-wolf attacks. Presently,...

Mexican folk music performed at Weis Center

Elizabeth Lagerback, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2019


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The multicultural band Sonia De Los Santos performed at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. The performance was through Family Discovery and recommended for anyone ages four and up.   Attendees were encouraged to bring canned food items, which were set to be distributed...

Counseling and Student Development Center introduce innovative stress identifier

Avery Blasko, Staff Writer

February 21, 2019


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The University Counseling and Student Development Center has introduced a new simulation through the company Kognito to help identify distressed students. More than a million people have participated in a Kognito simulation, including more than 900 University students and student-athletes, according...

University celebrates National Engineers Week

Matilda Melkonian, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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You know when it’s the time for E-Week: the banners hang over Dana Engineering and a herd of engineering students file in and out of the building. Every year, during the week encompassing George Washington’s birthday – Feb. 22 – engineering colleges across the United States host National Engineers...

Introducing Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak, the University’s new provost

Silvia Buonocore, News Editor

February 21, 2019


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University President John Bravman, along with Faculty Chair Bill Kenny, announced the selection of the University’s next provost, Elisabeth Mermann-Jozwiak, in a campus-wide email on Feb. 19. After a broad and thorough national search, Bravman expressed that “Elisabeth was a clear choice in a competitive...

National Geographic Live: “Ocean Soul” at the Weis Center

Francesca Seykora, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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National Geographic Magazine’s Brian Skerry shared his experiences in the sea through his work as a photojournalist on Feb. 19 at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. Skerry has worked for National Geographic for over 20 years and typically spends eight to nine months out of the year traveling to...

The success of the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program

Holly Burns, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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The University’s Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, which allows students to work and learn with local inmates, offers a variety of courses. These courses allow students to travel to state correctional institutions and have interactive learning sessions with inmates, or “inside students.”   Professor...

The University’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Wolves”

Clare Merante, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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“There is an undeniable spell which is cast when you are the member of a teenage sports team. At a time of hormonal and bodily change, on the cusp of college admissions, you are asked to physically and emotionally exert yourself, pushing yourself to fulfill your own potential as well as that of your...

Aly Raisman: Student Lectureship 2019 speaker

Aly Raisman: Student Lectureship 2019 speaker

Sarah Haber, Contributing Writer

February 21, 2019


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Aly Raisman, U.S. Olympic gymnast and winner of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, will speak at the University on April 2 at 6:00 p.m. in Sojka Pavilion. Invited to speak by the Student Lectureship Committee, Raisman is expected to discuss topics including her experiences as a member of the 2012 and 2016...

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