January’s top stories: From faculty profiles to RFK Jr.
Posted: February 01, 2010
By Sam Alcorn
LEWISBURG, Pa. — A three-part story profiling new tenure-track faculty members and recently promoted associate and full professors remained one of the top stories on the Bucknell University website in January.
The faculty profile package has been among the top stories since the first installment was first published in August. Today, it is nearing 38,000 reader views.
Another top story of the month chronicled Bucknell's adding a third group of students from the Posse Foundation, this time from Los Angeles, who will enter Bucknell in the fall. The Los Angeles Posse joins chapters from Boston and Washington, D.C.
A preview of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s Feb. 2 talk, which will kick off the spring semester's Bucknell Forum speaker series, also ranked among the site's most popular stories this past month.
The top January stories were:
- 28 tenure-track faculty join Bucknell
The fall 2009 semester marked the third year of a dramatic drive to increase the size of the Bucknell faculty. || Full professors || Associate professors
- Bucknell adds Los Angeles Posse in fall
A group of 11 students from Los Angeles will join Bucknell this fall as the University expands its partnership with the Posse Foundation to the West Coast.
- Robert F. Kennedy Jr. leads spring Forum
Internationally renowned environmental lawyer and bestselling author Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has led successful battles to preserve and protect rivers, fragile land and the New York City water supply, will kick off the spring events in the continuing Bucknell Forum series, "Global Leadership: Questions for the 21st Century."
- Student had just returned from Haiti quake zone
A Bucknell student who returned from Haiti just before last month's devastating earthquake doubted the disaster would delay implementation of a poverty alleviation program this summer. ||Related story: Quake registered prominently on Bucknell seismograph
- MGMT 101: Helping the world one loan at a time
In the city of Nablus in Palestine's West Bank, a 25-year-old pharmacist is stocking medical supplies and goods in his shop thanks in part to a microfinance loan from Bucknell management students.
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