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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.

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.

Faculty Story

Nina Banks, Economics

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

A laptop showing a video call between Missy Gutkowski, director of the Center for Experiential Learning in the Freeman College of Management, and Tara Lahey '22.


On-the-job, Online: Bucknell Helps Students Continue Internships Virtually

When the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted summer plans for students, Bucknell stepped in with innovative internship solutions.

Scott Meinke poses for portrait in front of bookshelf

Faculty Story

Scott Meinke, Political Science

Professor Scott Meinke, political science, studies how systems of American government work and challenges his students to explore how they might be improved.

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Cool Classes: Zombies, From Slavery to Pandemics

Students use 20th-century zombie films as a lens to analyze topics ranging from slavery and colonialism to global pandemics.

2020 Fulbright Scholars


Fulbright Grants Take Bucknellians Abroad

Three Bucknellians earned English teaching assistant awards through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, one of the world's most prestigious cultural exchange initiatives.

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Some Good News: Environment Sees a Boost Before Earth Day’s 50th

Bucknell professors size up the sustainability of environmental gains from pandemic’s physical distancing.

Portrait of Rich Stover '20 in library


Bucknell Student Studies Reform Strategies by Going Inside Local Penitentiary

Rich Stover '20's curiosity about a group of charitable inmates brought him face-to-face with prisoners inside SCI Coal Township, a medium-security prison near Bucknell.

Abby Kapp stands and smiles

Student Story

Abby Kapp ’21, Economics

Beyond the 3-point arc and inside the economics classroom, Abby Kapp '21 has found the perfect rhythm.

Helen Fish

Student Story

Helen Fish ’21, Finance and Economics

Helen Fish '21 is carving out a space for women in the finance industry.

Portrait of Zenji Nakazawa ’89

Alumni Story

Zenji Nakazawa ’89, Economics and Japanese Studies

Zenji Nakazawa '89 serves the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as legal adviser to the FCC chairman on public safety, homeland security, consumer protection and enforcement issues.

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 executive director of the League of Women Voters of Illinois.

Portrait of Israelite

Alumni Story

Marie Martinez Israelite ’00, Sociology

Sociology major Marie Martinez Israelite '00 is at the front lines of a movement to better respond to victims’ needs, helping transform the criminal justice system’s response to victims of human trafficking.