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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.

Nina Banks

Faculty Story

Nina Banks, Economics

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

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.

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.

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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.

Hand reaching through hole in wall

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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

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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.

Three portraits of faculty members

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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.