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Proven Sustainable: Academic West Earns Highest Possible Certification for Sustainable Operations

The certification affirms Bucknell's ongoing commitment to sustainable operations.

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First Wave of Test-optional Applicants Joins Bucknell

Meet four of the more than 1,600 applicants who chose to take advantage of Bucknell's test-optional admissions policy. The policy, which makes SAT or ACT scores optional for most applicants, was introduced in 2019 for students applying to join the Class of 2024 and beyond.

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Student Awards Uplift Bucknellians’ Extracurricular Accomplishments

More than 30 Bucknell students were recognized for their leadership in co-curricular activities across campus.

Portraits of Julia Stevens '20, Maren Burling '19 and Soni Madnani '20


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.

Bucknell's new fire pit, made from recycled material from past building projects.


Class of 2020 Announces Senior Tribute

Seniors present a fire pit as Bucknell's newest outdoor learning and gathering space, located steps away from the Bucknell Farm on South Campus.

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Bucknell Expands Summer Session Course Offerings

The University will offer nearly 50 courses to assist students whose summer plans have been disrupted by the pandemic.

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Bucknell Ranked Among National Top 20 for Return on Investment

The University earns U.S. News distinction in the same week it freezes tuition.

Portrait of Brishti Mandal '20


Meet Bucknell’s 2020 Commencement Student Speaker and Soloist

Lily Mitchell '20 will help kick off Commencement with a performance of the national anthem, and Brishti Mandal '20 will address the Class of 2020 as this year's Commencement student speaker.

Photos of faculty who've received tenure or promotion: Anjalee Despande Hutchinson, Mike Krout, Terri Norton, Eric Martin, Ashli Baker, Craig Beal


22 Bucknell Faculty Earn Tenure or Advance to Full Professor

The promotions recognize faculty teaching, scholarship and service.

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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.

Megan Wolleben and a student go over a résumé.


Bucknell Career Center Offers Tips for Job or Internship Video Interviews

Now that job interviews will be conducted by video for the time being, the Bucknell Center for Career Advancement offers advice on how students can put their best virtual foot forward.

Portrait of Katelyn Allers


Allers Develops New Technique to Measure Wind Speed Outside Solar System

Bucknell University physics & astronomy professor Katelyn Allers' groundbreaking new study measured atmospheric wind speed on a brown dwarf.

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Fitness, Fun and Fellowship: Bucknell Helping Students Keep Active Even While Keeping Their Distance

To help students stay fit and have fun during this period of self-isolation at home, Bucknell University's recreation services staff is getting creative.


Bucknell Launches Bison to Bison, an Online Community for Admitted Students

Bucknell introduces B2B: Bison to Bison, a digital network where admitted students and their families can interact with one another, ask questions and determine whether Bucknell is the right choice for them.

Miranda Williams '22 talks with friends via Zoom.


Bucknell Experts Share Tips For Reducing Stress During Physical Isolation

Psychology faculty and staff emphasize the importance of self-care and connection as Bucknellians adjust to physical isolation.


Bucknell Transitions to Remote Classes, Cancels Events to Protect From COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus

In the interest of protecting students, faculty, staff and the greater Lewisburg community from coronavirus (COVID-19), Bucknell University will transition to remote classes for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.

Lisa A. Keegan


Bucknell Welcomes New Vice President for Enrollment Management Lisa Keegan

Following a nationwide search, Bucknell President John Bravman announced March 10 that the University has hired Lisa A. Keegan as its new vice president for enrollment management. Keegan will join Bucknell on July 1.

Eileen Petula


Bucknell Welcomes New Vice President for Finance & Administration Eileen E. Petula

Petula brings 26 years of progressive higher education finance and administrative experience to her role at Bucknell.

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Bucknell Awarded $1 Million Mellon Foundation Grant for Liberal Arts Based Digital Publishing Cooperative

Bucknell University has been awarded a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in partnership with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, to develop a liberal arts based digital editions publishing cooperative.

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Bucknell Receives STARS Gold Rating for Sustainability Achievements

Bucknell University has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The University improved its rating from Silver in 2014 to Gold this year.