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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:
- New Bucknell student profiles posted
They major in engineering, music, management, mathematics and more, and they're the latest Bucknell students to be added to our online database of profiles. || See all student, faculty and alumni profiles
- Ask the Experts: Carl Kirby on Marcellus Shale
We asked geology Professor Carl Kirby, who has studied acid mine drainage and the effects of its by-product on streams, to talk about Marcellus Shale and the implications of drilling the Pennsylvania formation for gas. || See Ask the Experts Archive
- 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.
- Professor's work could shed new light on hip surgery
Emily Geist, Class of 2003 and an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is working on a computer-aided arthroscopy system to perfect arthroscopic surgery.
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