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Library and IT host Open Access Week

Liz Branca and Jess Kaplan

October 25, 2019

The University’s Library and Information Technology department is hosting Open Access week from Oct. 21 to Oct. 30. The series will answer the questions, “Open for whom? Equity in open knowledge?” by evaluating scholarly resources for distribution and learning about the challenges that come with...

The Econ-versation: What you need to know about minimum wage

The Econ-versation: What you need to know about minimum wage

October 25, 2019

The federal minimum wage was last revised in 2009 and is currently $7.25 an hour, meaning that no employee is allowed to be paid below this level. However, various states, cities, and individual companies have set their minimum wages above this level. For example, New York City’s minimum wage is $15...

Lewisburg comes together for Fall Festival

Ellie Lowe, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2019

Over Fall Break, while many University students went home leaving the campus quiet, the town of Lewisburg came alive at the Lewisburg Fall Festival. On Saturday, Oct. 12 from 12-5 p.m. over 400 people gathered at Hufnagle Park where Lewisburg hosted its Fall Festival. Booths were lined up and dow...

Karla Kelsey and Christopher Bakken poetry reading

Helen Lauterbach, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 22 there were two visiting poets, Karla Kelsey and Christopher Bakken, participating in a poetry reading at Bucknell Hall. The event was open to the public, and a mix of university students, faculty and staff, and other community members filled the pews of the dimly-lit Bucknell Hall....

Breaking the bubble

Jess Kaplan, News Editor

October 25, 2019

Domestic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg was named the recipient of the Berggruen Prize, which is given annually to a profound thinker who has greatly influenced society. Ginsburg was chosen from a pool of 500 nominees for her pioneering legal work for gender equality and her support of the rule of law. Ginsbe...

No more no8am

Jess Kaplan , News Editor

October 25, 2019

In 2014, engineering student Nadeem Nasimi ’17 found himself overwhelmed and confused by course scheduling. Nasimi believed that there was a more efficient way for students to build their schedule. Over the next summer, Nasimi drew on information learned in his computer science classes and coordinated...

Rutgers professor discusses intellectual diversity in scientific research

Rutgers professor discusses intellectual diversity in scientific research

Sam Rosenblatt and Jess Kaplan

October 10, 2019

On Thursday, Oct. 3, Rutgers University Professor Lee Jussim visited campus to discuss the importance of intellectual diversity in science and social science research. The talk was held in the Arches Lounge of the Elaine Langone Center and was a part of the Campus Politics and Civil Liberties 2019-2020...

Professor Zhiqun Zhu publishes new book on Chinese foreign policy

Ellie Lowe, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2019

Professor of Political Science and International Relations Zhiqun Zhu has recently published a new book, “A Critical Decade: China’s Foreign Policy (2008-2018).” “A Critical Decade: China’s Foreign Policy (2008-2018),” which can be found in Bertrand Library, explains how China has transformed...

New Samek Museum exhibitions

Sarah Haber, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

The Samek Art Museum is currently showcasing two exhibitions: “10: Artist as Catalyst” is shown at the Downtown Gallery through Dec. 1, while “Damaged Goods: The Punk Aesthetic” is located at the Campus Gallery through Dec. 8. The exhibition “10: Artist as Catalyst” is a collection of...

Students research the dangers of e-cigarettes

Caroline Buck, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

While the dangerous health concerns posed by e-cigarettes have only recently gained nationwide attention, student researchers on campus have been observing the dangers of the devices for years. Jewel Cook ’20 and Ana Islas ’20 have been working on their research with guidance from Assistant Professor...

Econ-versation: Labor Department report displays Sept. employment data

Econ-versation: Labor Department report displays Sept. employment data

Silvia Buonocore, Senior Writer

October 10, 2019

Following manufacturing slowdowns in the United States and the World Trade Organization’s recent projection of global trade decreases, the Labor Department’s report provides optimistic news in the area of employment. The report, released on Oct. 4, summarizes employment data in the United States f...

Breaking the Bubble

Jess Kaplan, News Editor

October 10, 2019

Domestic: The U.S. women’s gymnastics team won their fifth consecutive world championship in Germany on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Simone Biles earned her 21st medal and 15th career gold, making her the most decorated female gymnast. Biles is now only three medals away from surpassing the all-time world medals...

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