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Bucknell Magazine

The award-winning Bucknell Magazine is published quarterly for more than 50,000 alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, friends and donors. It aims to engage its readers, inspire pride in the University and cultivate a sense of shared experience and purpose.

Cities of the FutureSpring 2023 Magazine Cover

To be prosperous, sustainable and equitable, cities of the future will require social and technological innovation. In this issue, you'll meet Bucknellians who are identifying and conquering ultramodern urban challenges. Learn how Detroit's chief of infrastructure is reenvisioning transportation in the Motor City, why hyperlocal policies are the key to community prosperity and the ways infrastructure can hinder a city's most vulnerable residents.

Closer to home, the once-distressed town of Pittston, Pa., is a beacon of civic pride due to the ambitious vision of Michael Lombardo '86, M'88. Community police programs, refurbished parks, open-air markets and a freestanding public library are just some of the efforts Lombardo has championed during his four terms as mayor. Follow his journey from Bison track & fielder to hometown hero.

In this issue, you'll also find:

  • An introduction to Bucknell's inaugural vice president of equity & inclusive excellence and newly established Center for Access & Success
  • CNN anchor Jake Tapper's discussion with University President John Bravman at the fall Bucknell Forum
  • The celebration of West Branch's 100th literary magazine issue

Click on the cover image above to read these stories and more in our spring digital edition.


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