Provost Mick Smyer

Provost Mick SmyerThe 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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Bucknell faculty and students are engaged learners, responding to today's problems and shaping future solutions. They take advantage of Bucknell's unique combination of a liberal arts university with strengths in professional fields of Engineering, Management, Education and Music.

With more than 3500 students, a 10:1 student faculty ratio, and more than 50 majors, Bucknell is big enough to challenge our students academically, and small enough to provide mentoring and support for meeting those challenges.

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Engineering at 50,000 Feet

Seventeen Bucknell sophomores spent a portion of winter break on campus as part of the K-WIDE program for engineering students.

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Not Your Ordinary Spring Break

Each year during Spring Break, over 100 Bucknell students choose to spend their week learning about cultures and societal issues in communities far from Bucknell, and serving those in need.

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Navigating Obamacare

Bucknell students and professors are helping Americans get health insurance, and other schools are paying attention.

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Campus is Going Places

Bucknell students spent their winter breaks doing great things in far-off places - from Burma to Nicaragua, Nepal to Peru.

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‘Lonely Planet’ the First of its Kind

A Bucknell professor has helped discover a new planet unlike anything we've seen before.

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