Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Remote International Students Face Unique Challenges With Taking Online Classes

By Simbsio Maphosa ’23 Due to the coronavirus pandemic, very few international students were able to be on campus for the fall 2020 and fall 2021 semester. As a result, there was a significant decrease in the population of international students on campus. International students who are taking classes remotely have been facing a unique and even more difficult set of challenges from conflicting time zones to engaging with their peers on campus and connecting with their professors.  Teresa Tina ‘22, an international student from China, said that she could not be on campus this year because of difficulties with […]

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Friday, February 19th, 2021

My COVID Story: An International Student Studying In The US

The uncertainty presented by the coronavirus outbreak brought a whole different set of challenges for international students studying in the US. When the coronavirus pandemic hit the country in March last year, Bucknell had to shift to remote learning for the remainder of the semester. As an international student I was deeply  worried about my academics, my family and whether I should go back home or not. If I decided to stay in the US, I did not know where I would live if the university kicked us off campus. Due to COVID, I could not travel back home so […]

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Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

The History of Inclusion and Voting

By Macrae Olson 22’ With the presidential election coming up next week, it is very important to figure out how you are going to return your ballot. Whether you are mailing it in or voting in person it is important to have a plan. For those who have registered to vote, it is very important to make sure that you VOTE and not miss out on voting from a technicality or from not paying attention to detail. For more detailed information on how to vote go to the Vote 2020 page on the Bertrand Library website. Voting is a right […]

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

How to Get Involved with Diversity and Inclusion at Bucknell

By Macrae Olson ‘22 Diversity and Inclusion has been constantly expanding and growing throughout Bucknell’s campus. If you are looking for a way to get involved, don’t worry there are plenty of opportunities! So… what can you do? Try checking out Sunday LGBTQ weekly viewings! The Office of LGBTQ Resources has partnered with LGBTQ representations in media and camp classes from the English department. There are meetings every Sunday from 7:00PM-10:00PM in the ELC – ROOM #272. At these meetings the LGBTQ Resources office and the English department show LGBTQ+ film, tv and media representations. The schedule is subject to […]

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Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

October is LGBTQ+ History Month!

By Macrae Olson 22’ October 1st marks the beginning of LGBTQ+ History Month! Started in 1994, LGBTQ+ history month aims to observe the history of lesbein, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queers and the history of related civil rights movements. Along with this October 11th, is International Coming Out Day, celebrating “coming out” as a LBGTQ+ individual.  This month is highly celebrated around Bucknell’s campus and there is a ton to do! The Office of LGBTQ Resources (ELC 302) is giving away “celebrate difference” shirts and is creating a community photo with students wearing the shirts. Be sure to stop by […]

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Monday, September 14th, 2020

Meet the 2020-2021 BSG Diversity Committee!

By Simbsio Maphosa ’23 Name: Spencer Stockhammer Class: 2024 Major:Chemical Engineering Spencer went to a very diverse high school, George School, where he had the opportunity to interact with people from different backgrounds and gained an appreciation of the importance of having a diverse student body. In high school, he was able to grow and learn from his peers who had experiences and perspectives different from his own. When he came to Bucknell, Spencer was determined to use his high school experiences to expand diversity on campus. Spencer believes that diversity is having different people with different viewpoints and different […]

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Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

National Hispanic Heritage Month Begins September 15th!

By Macrae Olson 22’ It’s that time of the year again! Tuesday, September 15th begins the celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month! National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates hispanic roots, going back to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Beginning in 1968, America has recognized and celebrated the contributions that Hispanic heritage has had on everyday American culture. It is really important to acknowledge all the major influences that Hispanic culture has had on our society, especially given the large Hispanic population in the US.  National Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th for a reason. September 15th […]

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Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The ELC Has a New Study Spot: The Multicultural International Lounge!

By Macrae Olson ‘22 During this current Spring 2020 semester, the Diversity and Inclusion Office opened a new lounge for students. The Multicultural International Lounge or the “MIL” is a study room/hangout room/lounge that is on the bottom floor of the ELC. The newly opened lounge is in between the mailroom and the Bison, providing for a very convenient location. The room offers a collection of couches and desks available for students. As well as the occasional snacks or candy bars left on the table available for the taking. This new lounge gives students an opportunity to work in a […]

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