Top stories: Student profiles, Ask the Experts, RFK Jr.
March 02, 2010
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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:
Kennedy: Free-market economy path to green world Sound economic and environmental policies are intrinsically tied, and energy providers should reward customers for conserving power rather than consuming it, said environmental lawyer and bestselling author Robert F. Kennedy Jr. He spoke Feb. 2 as part of the national speaker series, The Bucknell Forum. || More about The Bucknell Forum
240 student-athletes on fall dean's list Two-hundred forty Bucknell student-athletes have earned dean's list honors for the 2009 fall semester. Included among the student-athletes on the dean's list last semester were 41 team captains and 27 student-athletes earning perfect 4.0 averages.
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