Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

SASA Dinner 2018

By Lynette Santhakumar ’19, Bucknell’s South Asian Student Association (SASA) proudly presented the 47th annual SASA Dinner to the campus and Lewisburg community on November 3rd in Larison Dining Hall. As the oldest student-run event on campus, the dinner strives to share various aspects of different cultures through experience. Members are also especially given the opportunity to take pride in South Asian culture on this night as they educate others. The first major component of planning the dinner included choosing the theme. Our theme this year was special in that it was inspired by the movie, Crazy Rich Asians. With this […]

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Monday, November 5th, 2018

Get $10,000 for your summer project!

In April 2015, Nepal was hit by a powerful earthquake leading to more than 9,000 deaths and billions of dollars in damage in infrastructure. Several micro-hydropower plants, that provide power to the rural areas of Nepal that cannot be connected to the national electric grid due to extreme terrain, were destroyed too. To help with the rehabilitation in Nepal, the Nepalese students at Bucknell applied for the Projects for Peace grant to help restore one such power plant in Gorkha, Nepal, and successfully implemented the project in 2017. This past summer, Ikmal Azman ’19 used his collaborative initiative, “Architects of […]

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Friday, November 2nd, 2018

My Common Ground Experience 2018

By Sinet Kroch ’22, Common Ground Participant ’18, Hi, I am Sinet, the only first year student from Cambodia. “Oh, Common Ground? It’s intensive!” “It’s for “you”!” These were some of the responses I heard while inquiring about Common Ground. These responses freaked me out a bit as I was looking for a somewhat relaxing time for my first break at Bucknell. I still chose to apply to Common Ground because of the name itself, COMMON Ground! My first thought was it is a place for everyone, who have something in COMMON; it doesn’t matter what that something is. Common […]

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