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Aries Contreras '22 stands in the Grove

Student Story

Aries Contreras ’22, Psychology

Aries Contreras '22, a Bucknell Community College Scholar and psychology major from Whitehall, Pa., has won a Beinecke Scholarship to support her goal of earning a Ph.D. in social psychology.

Nina Banks

Faculty Story

Nina Banks, Economics

Professor Nina Banks is rebuilding a long-overlooked historical body of work by early women economists.

Nina Banks

News

Banks Publishes Book on Sadie Alexander, First Black American to Earn Economics Ph.D.

The book documents the speeches and writings of the civil rights activist and will be released June 15 — the 100th anniversary of Alexander receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Rayven Sample '22 runs on Bucknell's track

Student Story

Rayven Sample ’24, Psychology and Education

As a member of Bucknell's track team, Rayven Sample '24 spends hours training to go faster. And as a psychology and education double-major, he also spends hours pondering the inner workings of athletes' minds.

Manuel Teshe '23 poses outside building

Student Story

Manuel Teshe ’23, Political Science

Between conquering challenging classes and planning for a future law career, political science major Manuel Teshe '23 helps immigrants in his home state petition for legal status in the U.S.

Lam Ngo ’22 stands by a tributary of the Susquehanna River in Lewisburg in winter

Student Story

Lam Ngo ’22, Civil Engineering and Economics

On two coasts and three continents, Lam Ngo '22 is exploring her future by being there — and finding support from Bucknell each step of the way.

2020 Fulbright Scholars

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Bucknell Among Top Producers of Fulbright U.S. Student Awards

Four Bucknell students received Fulbright awards in 2019-20 competition, ranking the University among the top 40 baccalaureate institutions.

Portrait of professor Anna Baker

Faculty Story

Anna Baker, Psychology

As the leader of Bucknell's Pediatric Behavioral Health Lab, psychology professor Anna Baker ensures that undergraduates have a direct hand in research that yields crucial insights on the link between chronic illness and anxiety.

Portrait of Audra Wilson ’94

Alumni Story

Audra Wilson ’94, International Relations and Spanish

Audra Wilson '94, who majored in international relations and Spanish, is president and CEO of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law.

Shaunna Barnhart and Maggie Barton '21 stand by solar panels

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Curbing Climate Change: Bucknell Student Team Creates Action Plans to Limit Local Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In the ever-evolving fight against global climate change, two passionate students are bringing solutions to neighbors in Bucknell’s backyard.

Portrait of Brian Stolarz '95

Alumni Story

Brian Stolarz ’95, Political Science and English

Brian Stolarz '95's decade-long journey to exonerate a death-row inmate is one of the remarkable true stories featured in a Netflix docuseries on criminal justice.

Emma Arrighini types on a laptop computer

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Bucknell Student Helps Develop Popular Online Holiday Shopping Tool

Emma Arrighini ’21 is co-founder and marketing lead on a Google Chrome extension, Octoshop, which helps parents locate and purchase the most elusive holiday gifts.

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.

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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.

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 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.

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.