March 02, 2010

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at the Feb. 2 Bucknell Forum.

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By Sam Alcorn

LEWISBURG, Pa. — February's top stories featured amazing students, teacher-scholars and a talk by environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Bucknell University's website kicked off February with the publication of a feature story that profiled 13 undergraduates. In the profiles, the students talked about why they chose Bucknell, their studies, what they hoped to do after graduation and their favorite out-of-the-classroom activities.

With a diverse group of majors and activities, it became an immediate hit with readers and was easily the top story of the month.

Ask the Experts, a new weekly series, is creating some excitement among readers, too. The Feb. 18 installment with Carl Kirby, professor of geology, delved into the hot topic of drilling Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale for natural gas. Kirby, who has studied acid mine drainage and the effects of its by-product on streams, talked about the pros and cons of the drilling.

In order of readership, the top five February stories were:

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