Barbara AltmannThe Provost is the University's chief academic officer, responsible to the President for integrating our living and learning environments to achieve Bucknell's main goal: To transform students through rigorous and sustained academic study supported and enriched by co-curricular and residential experiences.

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Recent Academic News


Bucknell Renews, Expands Commitment to Civic Engagement

Bucknell Renews, Expands Commitment to Civic Engagement

President John Bravman signs the national Campus Compact, reaffirming the University's commitment to public service and active citizenship.

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Cool Classes: Young Adult Fiction

Cool Classes: Young Adult Fiction

Through critical analysis, Bucknell students explore the deeper meaning of favorite childhood books.

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Kellen Haile ’18 Wins Competitive Government Scholarship

Kellen Haile ’18 Wins Competitive Government Scholarship

The mechanical engineer and Engineering Success Alliance member has earned a scholarship and offer of employment from the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Journal Spotlights Bucknell's Groundbreaking Management 101 Course

Journal Spotlights Bucknell's Groundbreaking Management 101 Course

Four College of Management faculty trace the evolution of the experiential course, which is widely imitated by other universities.

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Cool Classes: Our Material World

Cool Classes: Our Material World

How have humans over the centuries molded the materials around them, and how have those materials altered us? Bucknell students examine how we all live in a material world.

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