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Art and art history professor named Fulbright Scholar

Art and art history professor named Fulbright Scholar

Megan Hays, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


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Associate Professor of Art and Art History Tulu Bayar has been named a recipient of the 2017-18 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant. Bayar plans to travel to Istanbul and document the growing shift towards living in between developed cities and rural areas of Turkey. Her research project is slated to begin Sep...

Nearby fatal stabbing shocks community

Megan Ruane, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2017


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University students received a “timely warning” message via both email and text message on March 4 at 11:51 p.m. from Chief of Public Safety Steve Barilar regarding a stabbing that occurred off-campus the same night. The email informed students that the Buffalo Valley Regional Police Department...

Investigative News: In an inherently exclusive Greek system, are all walks of life welcome?

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

March 9, 2017


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The nature of Greek life at any university is inherently exclusive—fraternities and sororities alike have capped membership numbers that allow them to admit only a select number to their organizations each year. The question of inclusivity, however, hinges on a multitude of factors, several of which...

Lights, camera, fire: Arts Residential College bus trip sidelined

Charles Beers, News Editor

March 9, 2017


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University students received a shock on the morning of March 4 when a Susquehanna Trailways bus caught fire on a trip to New York City. Reports from state police officers indicate that approximately 35 students were on the bus when it caught fire on Interstate 80 east between the Buckhorn and Bloomsburg...

Guest speaker focuses on spirituality in the Black Lives Matter movement

Madison Weaver & Annie Girton, Assistant News Editor & Contributing Writer

March 9, 2017


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Nyle Fort presented a lecture on the black body and religion on March 8. The talk focused on the importance of spirituality in activism, including the Black Lives Matter movement. The lecture was hosted by the Griot Institute for Africana studies and co-hosted by the Department of Religious Studies...

Environmental speaker discusses eco-politics and reciprocal biomimicry

Ellie Hislop, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


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The majority of man-made environmental issues can only be mended by man-made solutions. There is no time machine to reverse the effects of climate change and global warming. Jonathon Keats, an artist, writer, and experimental philosopher, met with faculty and students on March 7 to discuss rainforests...

A dinner for remembrance: University celebrates 60th anniversary of Ghana’s independence

A dinner for remembrance: University celebrates 60th anniversary of Ghana’s independence

Sasha Weilbaker, Senior Writer

March 9, 2017


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The nation of Ghana declared itself independent from Great Britain on March 6, 1957. To honor the 60th anniversary of Ghana’s decision to become an independent nation, a celebratory dinner was hosted on March 6 by Stephen Appiah-Padi, a native Ghanaian and the University’s director of the Office...

Dear Bucknell University: Now what?

Erin Hausmann, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017


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Reconciliation and diversity were the focusing themes of Drake University Professor of Religion Jennifer Harvey’s discussion titled “Dear White Christians: For Those Still Longing for Racial Reconciliation.” Harvey led presentations at both noon and 7 p.m. on March 2, with culminating discussion...

Investigative News: Anti-Vietnam, anti-interventionism, anti-apartheid, anti-sweatshop, and anti-discrimination: How activism has evolved on campus over half a century

Investigative News: Anti-Vietnam, anti-interventionism, anti-apartheid, anti-sweatshop, and anti-discrimination: How activism has evolved on campus over half a century

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

March 2, 2017


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In the wake of an unprecedented presidential election and President Donald Trump’s new administration’s contentious actions, campus has witnessed a spur of politically-driven student activism. However, examining the University’s history of organized action reveals the undeniable trend of student...

New home for the humanities announced: Renovations of current Demosthenean Hall expected to be completed by March 2018

New home for the humanities announced: Renovations of current Demosthenean Hall expected to be completed by March 2018

Sasha Weilbaker, Senior Writer

March 2, 2017


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Funding for a new Humanities Center on campus was approved by the Board of Trustees during their Feb. 2–4 meeting. Demosthenean Hall, located next to the Bertrand Library, will be renovated in early June so that the building can become the new Humanities Center on campus. Originally used as the Delta...

Rush Limbaugh targets ‘Mirrorless Monday’ campaign

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

March 2, 2017


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“Have you heard about what they did at Bucknell University?” asked radio talk show host and conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh in his Rush 24/7 podcast on Feb. 28. Limbaugh criticized efforts taken by residential advisers from Swartz Hall promoting the University’s Self-Love Week...

BSG announces WSJ online access for students, faculty

Madison Weaver, Assistant News Editor

March 2, 2017


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The Bucknell Student Government (BSG) announced the return of the Wall Street Journal to campus, which students and faculty are able to access online by creating an account with their University email. BSG President Amanda Battle ’18 sent an email to the student body on Feb. 27 detailing how students...

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