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Cara O'Neill points to a flashcard while tutoring elementary school students online


Beyond Mentorship: Bucknell Tutors Offer K–12 Students a Lifeline in a Chaotic Time

United We Learn, a new student-driven online tutoring program, helps elementary through high-school students set goals and create custom plans to succeed.

Student dancer on the Weis Center Stage


The Show Goes On: Students Share Performance Skills and Passions With the World in Weis Center Sessions

Video series gives students a unique outlet to showcase their creativity while advancing the center's mission of bringing arts and culture to the Bucknell community and beyond.

Mikayla performs an experiment in a lab

Student Story

Mikayla Horvath ’23, Chemistry

Mikayla Horvath '23 chose Bucknell, earned a Presidential Fellowship and began working with Professor Hasan Arslan, chemistry, before she even moved into her first-year residence hall.

Portrait of Christopher Ellis

Faculty Story

Christopher Ellis, Political Science

Professor Christopher Ellis, political science, emphasizes appreciation of different perspectives and mastery of quantitative data analysis in his teaching, which frequently incorporates the creation and conducting of surveys.

Michael Tonge sits with his hands folded in front of his face and a desert landscape in the background

Alumni Story

Michael Tonge ’12, Sociology

Michael Tonge '12 champions Black art and creativity as the founder of The Culture LP.

Emily Scholfield walks on campus

Student Story

Emily Scholfield ’22, Biology and Philosophy

Presidential Fellow Emily Scholfield '22 is fusing critical thought and science to help others enhance their scientific literacy, at Bucknell and beyond.

Portrait of Jerra Holdip outdoors

Student Story

Jerra Holdip ’23, Political Science and Africana Studies

Jerra Holdip '23 didn't wait until college to start addressing disparities in law. Now at Bucknell, she's helping bridge equity gaps for pre-law students of color.

Courtney Burns

Faculty Story

Courtney Burns, Political Science

Professor Courtney Burns takes a close look at how gender stereotypes influence policy decisions of women in power.

Students cast ballots at voting machines.


Bucknell Fellows Help Peers Navigate Pivotal Election Amid Global Pandemic

In an election year like never before, three Bucknell student fellows are helping students navigate a high-stakes and highly complicated voting landscape.

Portrait of Christopher Martine

Faculty Story

Christopher Martine, Biology

Over more than a decade of exploring the Australian Outback, Professor Chris Martine, biology, has found several new species of plants.

Sami Wurm ’22 stands at a computer in a digital recording lab

Student Story

Sami Wurm ’22, Computer Science and Music Composition

With support from a Presidential Fellowship, Sami Wurm '22 uses technology to further her passion for performance.

Ella sits on a bench on campus

Student Story

Ella Carlander ’22, Physics

Is sand a solid, liquid or gas? It's complicated. Ella Carlander '22, a physics major from Austin, Texas, is part of the team trying to chip away at the mysteries of granular media.

Student Cheyanne Stunger portrait

Student Story

Cheyanne Stunger ’22, Art & Art History and Political Science

Cheyanne Stunger '22 wasn't sure where an education in art would lead until she came to Bucknell, where she's pursuing her passion for the arts and forging her own path to success.

Portrait of Allure Cooper '23 leaning on wall

Student Story

Allure Cooper ’23, Arabic & Arab World Studies

From working in Bucknell's innovative labs to advancing humanities-focused projects, Allure Cooper '23 is taking every chance to make the most of her college experience.

Jasmine Minhas '22 smiles for the camera

Student Story

Jasmine Minhas ’22, French, Political Science and History

Jasmine Minhas '22 chose Bucknell because she wanted to continue her brand of activism in college, one summarized by her personal motto: "less talk and more action."

Portrait of Ryan Bremer '22 on Bucknell's campus

Student Story

Ryan Bremer ’22, Film/Media Studies and History

With a penchant for visual analysis, Ryan Bremer '22 is applying the skills he's honed in film and history courses to a hands-on historical maps project.

Portrait of student Nicole Reddig

Student Story

Nicole Reddig ’22, Education and Political Science

Nicole Reddig '22's curiosity led her to Bucknell, where the education and political science double-major is researching ways to improve teacher retention.

Portrait of student Jon Hayes in Herbarium

Student Story

Jonathan Hayes ’21, Biology

Pennsylvania native and lifetime outdoorsman Jonathan Hayes '21 is pouring his passion for wildlife into a plant genetics project with real-world impact.

Alana Fisher ’24 poses for the camera

Student Story

Alana Fisher ’24, Sociology

Alana Fisher '24 chose Bucknell because she wants to go beyond just studying racism, police brutality and anti-Semitism. She wants to do something about those pernicious problems.

Two construction workers guide a beam into place on top of the building. American and Bucknell University flags hang from the beam.


Management and Art & Art History Building Passes Significant Milestone

With the completion of the building's framework, the future of management and liberal arts education comes one step closer at Bucknell.