July 01, 2009

Nearly 2,000 were on hand for Reunion Weekend 2009.


By
Sam Alcorn

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Federal funding for robotics research, the Class of 2013 and news that Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell intends to leave the University next year were among our top web stories in June.

Interestingly, the story on federal funding for robotics research at Bucknell was published on the website on Nov. 21, 2008. In recent weeks, though, the story made its way to stumbleupon.com, a web-based service that allows users to share web pages with like-minded people. Since then, reader views for that story have soared.

Based on reader views, the top five web stories in June in order were:

Bucknell receives $1.2 million for military robot research, development
Bucknell University will receive $1.2 million in federal funding for research and development of military robots. 

Class of 2013: Not here yet, but making a mark
They haven’t even arrived on campus yet, but Bucknell’s newest community members – the Class of 2013 – are already making their mark in spectacular and intriguing ways.

Mitchell announces coming year will be his last as Bucknell president
Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell announced his intention to step down as the University's president effective June 30, 2010. ||
Announcements to Bucknell community from President Mitchell, Board Chair Susan Crawford

Bucknellians from around world return for Reunion
More than 1,900 participants returned to Bucknell for the four-day Reunion Weekend celebration that ended Sunday, May 31.

Class of 2013: Meet more of Bucknell's newest class
In August, 925 first-year students will report to the Bucknell campus to begin orientation. While their arrival is weeks away, members of the University’s newest class – the Class of 2013 – have already made a mark in and out of their high school classrooms.

See our top stories from May.

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