The Bucknellian

Letter to the Editor: Petition to divest and reinvest the University’s endowment 

February 14, 2020

We are pleased the University has formed the Socially Responsible Investing Working Group, a necessary step to align the endowment with our mission. We recognize the positive steps forward toward transparency and reinvestment with the endowment in the draft Sustainability Plan. Yet, the Sustainabilit...

Letter to the Editor: The petition to build a better University: transitioning to clean energy by 2030 

Professor Andrew Stuhl

November 8, 2019

To the Editor: We — the undersigned faculty, students, staff and friends of [the University] — highlight the responsibility that [the University] has in doing its part to mitigate the existential threat of the climate crisis by first ending our reliance on fossil fuels for energy. In an age of...

Letter to the Editor: Mark Bray on Antifa

Professors William Gruver, Alexander T. Riley, Alfred K. Siewers

September 12, 2019

Dear Editors, The justification of partisan political violence from the Left continues to rise in American higher education, despite continued support from nonpartisan tax breaks and subsidized student loans. We were disappointed that the Humanities Center decided to host a series on “Confronting Fascism” t...

Letter to the Editor

March 21, 2019

Dear Editors, The Feb. 28 issue of The Bucknellian included a feature story on page A6—a full page spread—on “Researching the research opportunities on campus.” While it is good to see you highlight the newly-instituted Center for Social Science Research (CSSR), nowhere in the article was...

Letter to the Editor: A response to the History department regarding the ’60s at 50′ symposium

November 8, 2018

We agree with our colleagues in History that the stakes are high regarding the effort to make sense of the consequences of the American 1960s. For that reason, we enthusiastically invite everyone to attend the upcoming events of the ’60s at 50’ symposium and join in on the debate and discussion. As...

Letter to the Editor: The history department on “’60s at 50” symposium

Letter to the Editor: The history department on “’60s at 50” symposium

November 1, 2018

We, the faculty of the Department of History, write to you to express our deep concern about the ongoing “’60s at 50” symposium sponsored by the Bucknell Project for American Leadership and Citizenship (BPALC). The stakes of this symposium are high. How past historical moments ar...

Letter to the Editor: The importance of truthful story telling following Black History Month

Shirah Moffatt-Darko, Contributing Writer

April 5, 2018

Last month, The Bucknellian wrote a story on the Black Student Union’s Black Arts Week Festival. Last month, The Bucknellian also got it really wrong. Black Arts Festival, as you might see in the name of the event, was NOT a celebration of diversity, as it was laughably called in the article formerly titled...

Letter to the Editor: Re: Lenten “Satire”

March 8, 2018

Dear Editors, As faculty and staff of the Christian faith at Bucknell, we write to express our concern with the satire article published in The Bucknellian on Feb. 22. Satire regarding Christianity and Christians has a long history — some of it with good reason. Satire can effectively point out...

Letter to the Editor: Can’t Christians take a joke?

March 8, 2018

On February 22nd, during the first week of Lent, an article was published in the satire section of The Bucknellian that depicted Jesus as a debaucherous drunk, and many Christians took offense to such a portrayal — ourselves included. People of faith on this campus, both students and faculty, have add...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Brigade’ trip to Nicaragua humbles, amazes participants

Letter to the Editor: ‘Brigade’ trip to Nicaragua humbles, amazes participants

February 1, 2018

Since 1999, when a group of volunteers spent their spring break providing emergency relief efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Mitch, the University has been involved in a unique partnership with a resettlement community outside the capital city of Managua, Nicaragua. Participants in this...

Letter to Editor: Title IX and the climate for political discourse on Bucknell’s campus

Chris Ellis, Associate Professor of Political Science

November 30, 2017

Three weeks ago, I invited Dr. K.C. Johnson to come to Bucknell to talk about Title IX’s role in shaping how colleges respond to allegations of sexual assault. This talk came in response to Education Secretary Betsy Devos’s recent rescinding of the 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter, which proscribed...

Letter to the Editor: An abroad student’s perspective on Catalonia

Max Haase

November 2, 2017

¡Hola Bucknellians! It’s your very own junior, Max Haase, reporting live from southern Spain, in Granada. Though you may have read about the current political unrest in Catalonia to the north, I thought I would share my personal experience in the midst of this chaos. Arriving in Spain for my junior...

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