Year in review: Top 10 news stories of 2008
Zhiqun Zhu is one of the new tenure-track faculty joining Bucknell this past year.
Posted: December 01, 2008
LEWISBURG, Pa. – What could Bucknell University’s 26 new tenure-track faculty and CNBC “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer possibly have in common?
Each was the focus of the top two most read news stories posted on Bucknell’s website in 2008.
Leading the way through November was the new tenure-track faculty story. Complete with links to snapshot profiles and photos of each new faculty member, the news story has had an incredible popular run with more than 7,500 visits since being published in September.
The Jim Cramer story has had more than 7,100 visits since being posted the morning after his standing-room Weis Center for the Performing Arts campus talk that kicked off the spring semester of the national speaker series, The Bucknell Forum. The story included links to a complete audio file to the Cramer talk and to an exclusive video interview with Cramer by Bucknell’s student-run Podsquad.
Since publication, the Jim Cramer story has averaged 23 visits a day, while the tenure-track faculty story has averaged more than 107 visits a day.
Our complete list of Top 10 news posts of the year:
1) 26 tenure-track faculty join Bucknell teaching ranks
Twenty-six new tenure-track professors have joined Bucknell University's teaching ranks this fall. Read their snapshot profiles.
2) Jim Cramer challenges government deregulation
Jim Cramer, the investing guru and host of CNBC's "Mad Money," said that government deregulation was a "covert attempt" to eliminate the federal government's responsibilities to its citizens. || Audio: Jim Cramer in his own words || Video: The Podsquad meets Jim Cramer
3) Salaries of Bucknell alumni lead the nation, study says
Graduates of Bucknell have the highest earning potential in the nation, a new research survey has revealed.
4) 'MythBusters' coming to Sojka Pavilion April 15
The co-hosts of the hit Discovery Channel program that pits myth against modern-day science will present "An Evening with the MythBusters" on April 15.
5) Kiplinger's magazine ranks Bucknell among best values
Bucknell is the 11th best value in private liberal arts colleges, according to the April edition of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, now on newsstands. || See Kiplinger's
6) Bucknell Class of 2012 one of University's most selective ever
By the time fall classes begin, Bucknell's newest class, the Class of 2012, is expected to total about 950 students and will be one of its most selective in school history.
7) Photos - See 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 Quadrangle.
8) Bucknell to graduate more than 900 at 158th commencement
Thousands of friends and family will join Bucknell University's Class of 2008 on the Academic Quadrangle for the University's 158th commencement at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 18. || More: Premiere of 'Bucknell Fantasy' music work
9) Fall: 163rd academic year opens
Bucknell opens its 163rd academic year on Wednesday, Aug. 27, with a host of new faces, campus improvements, renowned speakers and cultural and athletic events greeting its 3,500 undergraduate and 150 graduate students.
10) Charles Pollock ’70, University vice president, dies
Charles Pollock, vice president for external relations at Bucknell University, died Wednesday, July 23, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa., after an extended illness. He was 59.
For more stories, visit Bucknell's 2008 news archive.
Contact: Division of Communications
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