Fall 2017 Issue
Bucknell’s efforts fuel prospects of recovery for an economically depressed region. • A literary legend pays tribute to his ‘eager teacher,’ John “Jack” Wheatcroft ’49. • In Tanzania, Alex Piel ’01 makes new discoveries about how primates communicate and survive. • Lady Gaga’s keyboardist, Brockett Parsons ’89, began scaling the musical heights while at Bucknell. • Q&A with Patrice Franko '80 • Last Word: Mulling over 'the Murphy option' and other retirement scenarios
An array of agri- and aquaculturists lead successful sustainable farm operations across the nation. • Follow the Bucknell wine trail on the East and West coasts and even abroad. • When it comes to dining, count on Lewisburg for a taste of other cultures. • Our readers tickle our palates with memories of “the cheese of the gods” and other delicacies. • Q&A with Raquel Alexander • Last Word: Balancing dual professions — engineering and athletics — was an ability developed at Bucknell
Marijuana cultivation is growing into a big business that attracts an array of entrepreneurial Bucknellians. • In the rough and tumble world of the NBA, players look to Alison Hoover '07 to safeguard their smiles. • A groundbreaking dig in Thebes, Greece, led by Bucknell archaeologists, enters its final phase. • Bucknell researchers make advances in biology and computer science, thanks to a big-data-driven growth in knowledge. • Health Services Become More Holistic • In Memoriam: John “Jack” Wheatcroft ’49 • Q&A with Makoto Fujimura '83 • Last Word: An Unlikely Digital Nomad
Thirty years on, the Residential Colleges Program remains an influential and distinctive experience. Meet the program's architects and some of its outstanding graduates. • The buried history of Bucknellians involved in World War I is being revealed through an ongoing faculty and student research project — here and abroad. • The defending NCAA Division I champion men's basketball coach, Jay Wright '83, fosters the right attitude among his Villanova players. • Psychologist Stephanie Carlson '91 reveals the keys to kids' impulse control and flexible thinking. • Last Word: What Life Brings You
Though they chart different orbits in the national political theater, David Hawkings '82, Katie Malague '94 and Brad Walp '01 have a Washington, D.C., vantage point in common. • Student political leaders sound off about the presidential candidates. • Holly Hodges '10 helped put Shanghai Disneyland's futuristic new roller coaster on track. • Is religion still a driver in electoral outcomes? Though its influence is in decline overall, for some alumni, students, faculty and staff, faith is still a critical determinant in their voting behavior. • Last Word: A filmmaker's journey home to Nepal after the earthquake.