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Dr. Chris Martine sheds light on botany

Dr. Chris Martine sheds light on botany

Gillian Feehan, Campus Life Editor

September 12, 2014

Associate Professor of Biology Chris Martine published a Huffington Post article titled “I Am a Botanist (And No, I Don't Grow Marijuana),” on Aug. 14 that has garnered attention from botanists and members of the general public around the globe. Martine discusses the general public's misconceptions...

University approves pilot program

University approves pilot program

Madeline Diamond, News Editor

September 12, 2014

The University will begin an Early Signaling pilot program this fall, which will require professors to evaluate student behavior during the first four weeks of classes. Vice President for Enrollment Management Bill Conley, the associate deans of the College of Arts and Sciences and of the Colle...

BSG Constitution changes voted down by student body

BSG Constitution changes voted down by student body

Jen Lassen, Editor-in-chief

April 17, 2014

Bucknell Student Government (BSG) recently proposed changes to their constitution that were voted against by a majority of student voters this past week. The intended changes to the constitution focused on structural changes to Congress, in which 40 Senators would be elected to Class Congresses and...

Spring Musical: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Spring Musical: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Tom Bonan, Writer

April 17, 2014

Last Friday, Bucknell’s Department of Theatre and Dance performed the first of four showings of Rupert Holmes’ “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” The department puts on a musical every other year, giving this year’s freshman and sophomore classes their first opportunity to perform this type of t...

Around the world in 80+ minutes

Around the world in 80+ minutes

Hannah Paton, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2014

The third annual “Trip Around the World” event was held in the Terrace Room on April 8. Hosted by the International Student Services (ISS), the reception featured table-style booths from 16 different countries as well as two for the United States, where attendees could learn to write or speak ...

Launch event outlines new Diversity Plan

Launch event outlines new Diversity Plan

Brianna Marshall and Kerong Kelly, Staff Writer and News Editor

April 11, 2014

University President John Bravman unveiled the Five-Year Diversity Plan on April 3 at a launch event held in the Weis Center for the Performing Arts Lobby. Bravman and Associate Dean of Students for Diversity Thomas Alexander presented the goals of the Diversity Plan and outlined the University’s...

Nostalgic Ace event unites students past and present

Nostalgic Ace event unites students past and present

Sarah Och, Contributing Writer

April 11, 2014

Where can you find a life-sized checkerboard, a huge inflatable chair, and great food all in one event? Activities and Campus Events' (ACE) "Best of ACE" event on April 4 in the Elaine Langone Center Student Space featured all these, plus many other ACE favorites from years past. Students of all years e...

We do…greek!

We do...greek!

Madeline Diamond, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2014

The University's Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council held its second annual Go Greek Festival on April 5 in order to introduce first-year students to the Greek organizations. The event featured a block party and carnival themed activities and food, including pottery painti...

ACE shoots and score with March Madness-themed BU After Dark

ACE shoots and  score with March Madness-themed  BU After Dark

Anna Jones, Staff Writer

March 6, 2014

BU After Dark is one of the most exciting and cherished traditions that happens every semester, and this year’s event, hosted on Feb. 28 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., did not disappoint. As usual, the event—hosted by Activities and Campus Events (ACE)—featured free food, including pizza, french f...

Young Director’s Showcase Festival Preview

Young Director's Showcase Festival Preview

Ben Kaufman, Senior Editor

February 13, 2014

Bronwyn Barnwell ’15 and Gwenn Gideon ’15 will each direct a one-act play during the Young Director’s Showcase Festival tonight and tomorrow night at 8 p.m. The Young Director’s Showcase Festival is an opportunity for students to choose and direct their own show. Each show is a one-a...

Tyson provides “the latest in the Universe”

Tyson provides “the latest in the Universe”

Madeline Diamond, Assistant News Editor

February 6, 2014

Astrophysicist, cosmologist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson gave a lecture entitled “This Just In: Latest Discoveries of the Universe” on Jan. 30 as an installment of the University’s "tech/no" series. In a packed auditorium, Tyson, director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium, lectured about seve...

Students, staff, and community members take the plunge

Students, staff, and community members take the plunge

Lauren Boone, Managing Editor

February 6, 2014

Several hundred University students, staff, and local Lewisburg residents dove into the icy water of the Susquehanna River during the Polar Bear Plunge on Feb. 1. This year marked the ninth annual Polar Bear Plunge. The event was part of the 11th annual Heart of Lewisburg Ice Festival. It cost $20 t...

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