Ask the Experts Archive
Welcome to the "Ask the Experts" archive that highlights the expertise of Bucknellians in a range of topics related to current news events and other timely subjects.
"Ask the Experts" appears on the Bucknell University website on most Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters and on occasion throughout the summer.
- Ask the Experts: Immigration reform in America
Assistant Professor of Sociology Elizabeth Durden discusses the push for immigration reform in America, and why the movement has a good chance of succeeding.
- Ask the Experts: North Korea's aggression
Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations Zhiqun Zhu tackles the reasons behind North Korea's nuclear sabre-rattling.
- Ask the Experts: Reforming entitlement programs
Provost Mick Smyer, recently appointed to the National Academy of Social Insurances, looks at the fiscal health of entitlement programs, and how they can be saved.
- Ask the Experts: How concussions are changing the game of football
Visiting Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Sarah Manoogian discusses what can be done to decrease the number of concussions in football.
- Ask the Experts: Obama's second term
Associate Professor of Political Science Scott Meinke discusses Washington's political environment, and what we can expect from President Obama over the next four years.
- Ask the Experts: The end of the world
With doomsday drawing near, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy Ned Ladd discusses the end of the world.
- Ask the Experts: Fiscal cliff
Greg Krohn, associate professor of economics, explains what the "fiscal cliff" really is and what could happen if the country goes over it.
- Ask the Experts: Election Wrap-up
With Election Day behind us, Bucknell political science professors analyze the results, and where the country goes from here.
- Ask the Experts: Medicare, health care and the presidential election
With the election just days away, Amy Wolaver, associate professor of economics, analyzes the debate over Medicare, health care costs and the $716 billion figure that keeps popping up.
- Ask the Experts: The First Debate
Chris Ellis, assistant professor of political science, on why the first presidential debate may cause Republican enthusiasm to surge.
- Ask the Experts: It's the economy, stupid
Chris Magee, professor of economics, discusses how economic factors can help predict the next president of the United States.
- Ask the Experts: Pennsylvania's controversial voter ID law
Scott Meinke, associate professor of political science, has been following Pennsylvania's voter ID law as it works its way through the court system. He weighs in on the latest developments, and what they mean for voters.
- Ask the Experts: Analyzing Obama's Speech
Chris Ellis, assistant professor of political science, breaks down President Obama's convention speech and explains why we should expect the race to remain tight through Election Day.
- Ask the Experts: Tracking Isaac
Nearly a year to the day after the remnants of Hurricane Lee caused historic flooding in central Pennsylvania, Craig Kochel, professor of geology, says what remains of Hurricane Isaac could turn toward Lewisburg.
- Ask the Experts: Reacting to Romney
Associate Professor of Political Science Scott Meinke discusses what Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney achieved with his convention speech, and where the election goes from here.
- Ask the Experts: SCOTUS and ACA
Scott Meinke, associate professor of political science, discusses the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
- Ask the Experts: Chipper Dean on adolescent risk taking
Assistant Professor of Psychology Chipper Dean discusses adolescent risk taking.
- Ask the Experts: Gary Steiner on animal rights
Gary Steiner, John Howard Harris Professor of Philosophy, discusses animal rights and the vegan imperative.
- Ask the Experts: G.C. Waldrep on poetry, apocalyptic literature
Assistant Professor of English G.C. Waldrep talks about how poetry helps us explain the world.