August 04, 2009


By Sam Alcorn

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Class of 2013, the University president, alumni salaries, a Bucknell University senior and a Bucknell Forum speaker were the focus of Bucknell's most popular web stories in July.

While they haven't yet arrived on campus, the three-part summer series highlighting press reports from around the country about Bucknell's newest class — the Class of 2013 — proved to be the most read set of stories last month.

Not far behind were stories about Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell and Bucknell senior Kate Matelan, who won a national competition. Also seeing significant readership during the month was a preview of the talk by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is scheduled to speak this spring in the continuing series, The Bucknell Forum.

Based on reader views, here are the month's top stories:

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 making a mark in spectacular and intriguing ways. || Part Two ||Part Three

Mitchell: Year will be last as Bucknell president
Bucknell President Brian C. Mitchell has 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

Bucknell grads earn top salaries, study says
Bucknell alumni have the second-highest earning potential among liberal arts college graduates and among the highest for all colleges and universities, according to the 2009 PayScale College Salary Report. || Related coverage: The New York Times

Senior Kate Matelan wins Ms. Wheelchair USA
Bucknell senior Kate Matelan, who is championing disability issues on college campuses, captured the title of Ms. Wheelchair USA.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. leads spring Forum
Internationally renowned environmental lawyer and bestselling author Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will kick off the spring Bucknell Forum series, "Global Leadership: Questions for the 21st Century," on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

Readers may also follow Bucknell stories and announcements at Twitter and subscribe to the weekly e-newsletter, Bucknell in the News.

Contact: Division of Communications

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