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Posted June 16, 2008

LEWISBURG, Pa. – What do an eclipse, Jim Cramer and Bucknell rankings have in common? They're part of the stories that drew the greatest interest from tens of thousands of Bucknell Web site visitors from around the globe. Here are the Top 10 stories for the academic year just ended.

Jim Cramer challenges 'laissez faire' government
An impassioned and sometimes fiery Jim Cramer, the investing guru and host of CNBC's "Mad Money," told a Bucknell Forum audience that government deregulation was nothing short of a "covert attempt" to eliminate the federal government's responsibilities to its citizens. || Story: Cramer tickets gone; Simulcast planned

'MythBusters' coming to Sojka Pavilion April 15
The co-hosts of the hit Discovery Channel program that pits myth against modern-day science presented a sold-out edition of "An Evening with the MythBusters" in Bucknell’s Sojka Pavilion.

More than 900 to graduate at 158th commencement
Thousands of friends and family were expected to join Bucknell's Class of 2008 on the Academic Quadrangle for the University's 158th commencement.

Kiplinger's ranks Bucknell among best values
Bucknell is the 11th best value in private liberal arts colleges, according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

Photos - Lunar eclipse over Bucknell campus
A clear winter night yielded a spectacular view of the full lunar eclipse over the Bucknell campus Feb. 20. Check the stunning images our photographer snapped from the Academic Quad. || A reader responds

Bucknell Reunion Weekend to welcome thousands
Thousands of alumni and guests were expected to return to campus for Bucknell’s Reunion Weekend 2008. || Reunion coverage

Former President Bill Clinton stumps at Bucknell
Former President Bill Clinton visited Bucknell in April, during a campaign stop for his wife and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Coach Flannery to retire, assume fundraising role
Bison men's basketball head coach Pat Flannery announced his retirement  as coach to assume a new fundraising position within the University's Office of Development and Alumni Relations. Flannery, a graduate of Bucknell, is the most successful coach in Patriot League history.

Bucknell ranked 7th in U.S. by Washington Monthly
Bucknell is among the best liberal arts colleges in the country when it comes to fostering research and promoting an ethic of service and social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly, which ranked Bucknell No. 7 in its annual college rankings issue.

Amid rain, grads urged to keep an independent mind
A steady rain could not deter Bucknell's 158th commencement from being held at least in part outside on the Academic Quadrangle, where Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winner Charles Simic urged the Class of 2008 to keep their intellectual curiosity and sense of humor.

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