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Former NSA director talks privacy in a converged world

Former NSA director talks privacy in a converged world

Ellie Hislop, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


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In the past few decades, the internet and cyberspace have played a significant role in both assisting and harming national security. On Feb. 23, Chris Inglis, professor of cyber security studies at the U.S. Naval Academy and former deputy director of the National Security Agency (NSA), spoke to University...

College of Engineering holds annual week-long celebration

Megan Hays, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


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Engineers Week, a national event dedicated to recognizing the importance of engineers, was celebrated by students, faculty, and staff at the University from Feb. 19–25. The week consisted of a series of activities and gatherings that brought the College of Engineering together for a unified cause. “It...

‘Next to Normal’ is anything but conventional

‘Next to Normal’ is anything but conventional

Madison Weaver, Assistant News Editor

March 2, 2017


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Mental illness and suburban life were the prevailing themes of the Theatre and Dance department’s pop-rock rendition of “Next to Normal.” The show ran from Feb. 24—27  in the Tustin Studio Theatre. Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance Dustyn Martincich served as the director of the musical....

Annual Darwin Day Lecture focuses on combating the ‘old boys’ clubs’ of science

Samantha Ruvolo, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


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Paleobotanist Ellen Currano gave the annual Darwin Day seminar, titled “Tales of Plant Evolution and Ecology Recorded by the Fossils Between the Coal Beds,” in Trout Auditorium on Feb. 23. Currano is a professor of paleobotany at the University of Wyoming and is also involved with the departments...

International Relations Week brings global studies to students

Erin Hausmann, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


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International Relations Week was held from Feb. 27 to March 3 by the department of international relations in partnership with Bucknell Student Government (BSG) and Sigma Iota Rho, the international relations honor society. Many on-campus events were held throughout the week, including a visiting speaker,...

Visiting author discusses the history of the black body in medicine

Madison Weaver, Assistant News Editor

March 1, 2017


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Harriet A. Washington, medical writer and editor, presented a lecture on her research and published work about the intersections of history, medicine, and ethics in relation to African American health on March 1. The lecture was the fourth installment of the Black Body (Re)Considered spring lecture...

New Ferrell, Poehler comedy features parody ‘Buckley University’

New Ferrell, Poehler comedy features parody ‘Buckley University’

Bethany Blass, Print Managing Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories, Top Stories

The movie trailer for New Line Cinema and Warner Bros.’ upcoming comedy “The House” was released on Feb. 16. The film, starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, features an interesting connection to the University, as the daughter of Ferrell and Poehler’s characters is offered acceptance to “Buckley...

Hicks assumes position as director of Women’s Resource Center

Hicks assumes position as director of Women’s Resource Center

Megan Hays, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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Kelsey Hicks recently began her position at the University as the new director of the Women’s Resource Center, a position that requires the director to work closely with the Intercultural Equity & Advocacy team on campus. The Women’s Resource Center works to promote women’s rights and...

Trans-inclusive efforts on campus contrast trans-exclusive efforts in the nation

Trans-inclusive efforts on campus contrast trans-exclusive efforts in the nation

Kathryn Nicolai, Investigative News Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Investigative News, NEWS

The implementation of gender-neutral restrooms at the University is a topical and controversial issue being advanced by students, staff, and faculty on campus. Though specific implementation efforts at the University currently await any concrete decision, the debate has recently resurfaced to national...

Historic Jewish-Muslim Shabbat and Solidarity Dinner unites two communities

Historic Jewish-Muslim Shabbat and Solidarity Dinner unites two communities

Sasha Weilbaker, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


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The University's Muslim Students Association (MSA) and Hillel co-sponsored the first ever Jewish-Muslim Shabbat and Solidarity Dinner in the MacDonald Commons on Feb. 17. Shabbat, or the Jewish Sabbath, is a service traditionally held every Friday at sundown. In order to foster a relationship betwee...

Order in the court: Mock trial team places third at Regionals

Order in the court: Mock trial team places third at Regionals

Megan Ruane, Contributing Writer

February 23, 2017


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The mock trial team traveled to Baltimore to compete in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Regionals held at the University of Maryland School of Law from Feb. 18–19. The University group competed against four other teams: one from Delaware University, one from Ursinus College, and two from...

I ❤ The Female Orgasm

I ❤ The Female Orgasm

Julianna Treene, Contributing Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under NEWS

From Feb. 13–17, Speak UP Bucknell held a series of events, lectures, and workshops surrounding sex positivity and sexuality as part of its inaugural Sex Week. The goal of Sex Week was to encourage educational conversations about the risks, benefits, and healthy habits pertaining to sex. One of...

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