May 03, 2010

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By Sam Alcorn

LEWISBURG, Pa. — The announcement naming John Bravman as Bucknell University's 17th president was far and away the top news story in April.

The story has had nearly 13,000 hits since being published on April 12, easily making it one of the most read stories ever on the Bucknell website.

In order of reader views, April's top five stories were:

  • John Bravman named Bucknell's 17th president
    John C. Bravman, a distinguished professor and academic leader at Stanford University, has been named the 17th president of Bucknell University by unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees, announced Board Chair Kenneth W. Freeman. Dr. Bravman will begin his duties as president on July 1.
  • Student leads tutoring program for low-income
    Sophomore Julie Kohn set out to start a general education diploma tutoring service, with her childhood friend as her first client. This past fall, Kohn brought the GED program to the Susquehanna Valley, pairing individuals in low-income housing neighborhoods and the surrounding Lewisburg community with college students and professors.
  • Kid Cudi, Jay Sean in concert April 9
    This story advanced the performance of rappers Kid Cudi and Jay Sean in the Sojka Pavilion.
  • Class of '09: 95 percent placed within nine months
    Despite a continued down economy, 95 percent of Bucknell University's Class of 2009 was successfully placed - employed, enrolled in graduate school or volunteering - within nine months of graduation.
  • Senior: Education key to change in Afghanistan
    Palwasha Siddiqi, a Bucknell senior from Afghanistan, counts her time at Bucknell as some of the most formative years of her life.

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