The Bucknellian

Letter to the Editor: Withholding support for the University’s Sustainability Plan

Green New Deal Lewisburg

April 24, 2020

Last week, under pressure from Green New Deal Lewisburg (the local hub of the Sunrise Movement) and many others from the University, the University's Office of Campus Sustainability paused the finalization of the campus's Sustainability Plan. The plan, referred to as “Sustainability@Bucknell,” is intended to serve as a frame...

Letter to the Editor: Food services transgress on University’s responsibilities to students

March 5, 2020

To the Editor: Spandan Marasini's report on "University Dining Services Underfeeds, Underpays” points out two problems, both of which challenge every one of the University’s four strategic commitments as well as the University’s Mission Statement’s declaration that “Bucknell seeks to educate ou...

Letter to the Editor: Sincerely, BSU, LACOS, SASA, BASA & APASA

February 27, 2020

“Bucknell will foster a campus environment that recognizes the impact of power and privilege while addressing historical and emerging barriers to equity and inclusion.” – The Plan for Bucknell 2025   To the Affiliates, Supporters, Board Members and Governing Body of the Bucknell Progr...

Letter to the Editor

February 21, 2020

How is it that The Bucknellian has so much time and energy to dedicate to the Bucknell Program for American Leadership and Citizenship (BPALC) when we bring speakers to campus who are situated on the political right, but then it is utterly silent when we bring speakers on the other side of the ideolo...

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

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...

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