December 01, 2009


By Sam Alcorn

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Three would seem to be November's magic number.

For the third straight month, a three-part story package profiling recently promoted full and associate professors and newly hired tenure-track faculty was Bucknell University's top web story of the month.

To date, the faculty profile package has registered nearly 24,000 hits and is easily among the wesbite's most popular features. But the faculty profile package wasn't the only story during the month that was popular with readers.

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Stories about community college scholars, a concert by the ever-popular Maroon 5, a student initiative on green sustainable living and a preview of a talk by an accomplished business entrepreneur, who is also a Bucknell alumnus, also topped November's most popular reads. 

In order of reader visits, November's top five stories were:

  • 28 tenure-track faculty join Bucknell
    The beginning of the fall 2009 semester marked the third year of a dramatic drive to increase the size of the Bucknell faculty. || Associate professors || Full professors
  • Community college scholars overcome odds to reach Bucknell
    Marquita Buchanan is one of 59 community college transfer students enrolled at Bucknell since fall 2007. The University is among eight national institutions partnering with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and five community colleges in Pennsylvania and Maryland to offer exceptional students need-based scholarships to pursue four-year degrees.
  • Bucknell fall concert to feature Maroon 5, Guster
    The Nov. 14 fall concert in Sojka Pavilion featured Maroon 5, a Grammy Award-winning American pop rock band originating from Los Angeles that has sold 15 million albums worldwide.
  • Students practice green living at new 'sustainable cooperative' on campus
    Elizabeth McCarthy of Devon, Pa., is one of 13 students living at Taylor Street House, a sustainable living cooperative at Bucknell that formally began this fall.
  • Bucknell Forum: LendingTree founder Doug Lebda '92
    Doug Lebda '92, an accomplished entrepreneur who is chairman and CEO of Tree.com and a former chief operating officer of InterActiveCorp and a Bucknell University alumnus, gave the talk, "Lead or Fail: The New Challenges of a New Economy" Nov. 10. It was part of the ongoing Bucknell Forum series, "Global Leadership: Questions for the 21st Century."

See Current News for more Bucknell news and features. Readers can also follow the latest news and information highlights from Bucknell on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BucknellU.

Contact: Division of Communications

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