Barbara AltmannThe Provost is the University's chief academic officer, responsible to the President for integrating our living and learning environments to achieve Bucknell's main goal: To transform students through rigorous and sustained academic study supported and enriched by co-curricular and residential experiences.

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How We Meet the Challenge

With over 3500 students, a 9:1 student faculty ratio, and more than 50 majors, Bucknell is big enough to challenge our students academically, and small enough to provide mentoring and support for meeting those challenges.

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Recent Academic News


Bucknell Faculty Honored at 2017 Commencement

Bucknell Faculty Honored at 2017 Commencement

The University recognized faculty for achievements in research, service and teaching.

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Udall Scholarship Rewards Community-minded Bucknell Student

Udall Scholarship Rewards Community-minded Bucknell Student

Dominic Scicchitano ‘19 sees the potential of tackling global environmental issues on the local level.

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Fareed Zakaria Offers Defense of Free Speech and the Liberal Arts at Bucknell’s 167th Commencement

Fareed Zakaria Offers Defense of Free Speech and the Liberal Arts at Bucknell’s 167th Commencement

The CNN anchor and Washington Post columnist addressed nearly 900 graduates and thousands of well-wishers on the Malesardi Quadrangle.

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Meet Bucknell University's Class of 2017 Student Commencement Speaker

Meet Bucknell University's Class of 2017 Student Commencement Speaker

Max Ferrer '17 will address his fellow graduates on May 21.

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Graduating Community College Scholars Cap Off an Extraordinary Achievement

Graduating Community College Scholars Cap Off an Extraordinary Achievement

Meet some of the outstanding members of the Bucknell Community College Scholars Program walking at Commencement on May 21.

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