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Bitseat Getaneh '22 picks tomato off the vine

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Food, Friends and Fulfillment: On-Campus Farm Provides Transformative Opportunities for Bucknellians

With plentiful rows of organic fruits and vegetables hand-grown by students, faculty and staff, Bucknell's 5-acre plot on South Campus is the ultimate space for environmental exploration and community engagement.

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Episode 30: Inside the Mind of an Application Reader, Vol. 2

In this episode, we'll peek behind the curtain to see how two application readers approach the review process.

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Episode 29: Why Bucknell? Students Answer the Top Questions About Bucknell

In this episode, three current students share their "Why Bucknell?" story and answer top-searched questions about the University.

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College Admissions Insider Podcast Surpasses 15,000 Downloads in First Year

University communicators published 26 episodes aimed to demystify the college admissions process in the first year.

Natalie Ring '22, Anna Brown '23 and Kaitlyn Segreti '25 work in community garden

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Organic Engagement: Student Work Helps Preserve Local Farming History

Bucknellians have been instrumental in cementing the legacy of Walnut Acres Organic Farm, one of America's pioneer organic farms, established in Penns Creek, Pa.

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Episode 28: Making the Most of a Counselor Visit to Your High School

In this episode, we'll share our top tips for making the most of counselor visits to your high school.

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Episode 27: Last-minute Application Reminders Before You Click “Submit”

In this episode, we'll cover all the last-minute reminders students need before clicking "submit" on their college application.

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Episode 26: What Is Demonstrated Interest?

In this episode, we'll explore the concept of demonstrated interest, which could be an important factor when a school is considering whom to admit or choose from a wait list.

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Episode 25: Preparing for Your First Semester

In this episode, we'll uncover the exhilarating new set of challenges — and opportunities — awaiting students when they arrive at college for their first semester.

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Bucknell Poetry Path Update Brings Fresh Literature to Lewisburg

The 1-mile path now features a new set of markers at 10 culturally significant Lewisburg locations, each featuring a contemporary or traditional poem that resonates with the site.

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Bucknell Joins TikTok, Giving Audiences a Fresh Glimpse at Life on Campus

Bucknell's TikTok account will feature regular takeovers by students who can share their Bucknell experience in interesting ways.

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Episode 24: Advice and Support for First-gen College Students and Their Families

In this episode, we offer advice and support to first-generation college students — and the members of their families who might be helping them along this journey.

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Episode 23: Location: Urban or rural, in-state or out-of-state?

In this episode of College Admissions Insider, we’ll search far and wide to bring you the best advice on how to consider a school's geographic location when planning your college search.

Orientation Assistants welcome the Class of 2025 to Bucknell on Move-In Day.

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Bucknell’s Class of 2025 Brings to Campus Diverse Backgrounds, Unique Experiences

The 1,031 students in the Class of 2025 — members of the largest incoming class in Bucknell University history — embark on their next chapter.

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Organization and Creativity: Bucknell Opens Holmes Hall

The new building, named to honor commitments from Steve '79 and Bonnie Bencsko Holmes '79, offers modern, technology-rich spaces for the Freeman College of Management and Department of Art & Art History.

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A Commitment to Opportunity: Bucknell Receives Largest Single Pledge in University History

A pledge of more than $40 million from Michael Pascucci '58 will support generations of students by way of more than $30 million in unrestricted financial aid endowment, and with a new athletics team center and other enhancements in and around Christy Mathewson–Memorial Stadium.

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Episode 22: Public or Private: What’s the Difference?

In this episode of College Admissions Insider, we examine the differences between public and private colleges and universities.

Sherab Dorji '22

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Summer of Service: Bucknell Shepherd Interns Dedicate Their Breaks to Civic Engagement

For eight weeks, 12 student interns partnered with nonprofit and government-funded organizations to support disadvantaged communities across the nation.

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Episode 21: A Deep Dive Into GPA Calculation

In this episode of College Admissions Insider, we take a deep dive into GPA calculation, including whether, how and when schools recalculate an applicant's number.

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Episode 20: Academic Rigor: Which High School Classes Should I Choose?

In this episode of College Admissions Insider, we discuss how higher-ed institutions look closely at your transcript to see just how difficult your classes were — something called academic rigor.