Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Think About: A Double Major

What does it look like to have two majors at Bucknell? Will Frost ’18 (who majoring in Chemistry and Economics) shares his thoughts and experiences. Why did you choose your majors? I came into college knowing science was my favorite subject, but once in college I discovered that I enjoyed so many different things.  I hated the idea of picking a major for a long time, and in a way still do, so I ended up picking the two broadest and most fundamental majors within the two areas of study that I find most interesting and see myself having a career in. What […]

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Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Think About: Art/Art History

What does it look like to study Art and Art History at Bucknell? Danielle Retcho ’17 (who majoring in Art History is on the Pre-Med Track) shares her thoughts and experiences. Why did you choose your major? I became interested in art history in high school and I thought that it would be something awesome to study in college. As a pre-med student with hopes of going to medical school, I wanted to stand out and do something that I loved. There are so many skills and important things to learn from art history that I believe I am more […]

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Thursday, July 14th, 2016

Think About: French and Francophone Studies

What does it look like to study French at Bucknell? Sabine Sellers ’17 and Haley Brown ’18 (who are both double majors in French and History) share their thoughts and experiences. Why did you choose your major? Sabine: French was something I more or less stumbled into. I started French in high school because my mother speaks a bit of it, and I figured that she would be able to help me learn the grammar. Despite the dreaded grammar lessons, I discovered that I enjoyed learning the language even if wasn’t all that great at it (my grammar is still […]

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Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Think About: First-Year Reading

We’re taking a break from our normal schedule of postings because we know that many of you have received Loving Day and are anxious to get started! In the next few days you will see additional information in the Reminders section of your myBucknell regarding where and how to upload your essay.  In the meantime, you can start reading with this essay prompt in mind: “It could be argued that a longing for home is the driving force behind Loving Day’s narrative.  Choose a character – Warren, Tal, Tosh or Spider – and consider the role racial identity plays in the way […]

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Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Think About: Residential Colleges

The Res Colleges offer students the opportunity to live with other students who have similar interests.  This “living-learning” environment combines numerous social events with a first year foundation seminar.  Our goal is to weave together academic and social threads of university life, which in turn can create meaningful friendships among students.  Whether you intend to major in English or Engineering, you will meet students and faculty who share varied perspectives on a common theme. Past participants say the got to know more students, in a shorter period of time, and they consider the program to be a hallmark of their […]

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Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

Think About: Cool Classes

Part of Bucknell’s Mission Statement reads: “Bucknell educates students for a lifetime of critical thinking and strong leadership characterized by continued intellectual exploration, creativity, and imagination.” What does that mean for you? Well, for one thing, it means that there are some really cool classes available to you. Whatever your major, you’ll hear from faculty and peers that you should explore and branch out through a minor, your electives or as you fulfill your core requirements. We’re sure you’ve had some amazing teachers and classes already in your educational life, but we’re pretty confident in saying that you’ve never had […]

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Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Think About: Africana Studies

Africana Studies is a NEW Bucknell major! Consider taking a class in the new Africana Studies Program at Bucknell University!  Africana Studies is a new Bucknell major, and you can explore the Africana Studies fall course list for classes that might interest you now or in the future. Africana Studies is the study of the interrelated histories, politics, and cultural products of Africa and the African Diaspora in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and elsewhere. As a field of inquiry, Africana Studies critically examines the intellectual traditions and experiences of Africans and diasporic communities from intra- and […]

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