A Social Success
This photo array, which compares sunny and warm February 2017 with
the campus’ more-customary February aspect, touched a chord with
Bucknellians on social media. It was one of @BucknellU’s most popular
tweets with 29 retweets and nearly 100 loves. It also received more
than 1,400 likes on Instagram and nearly 1,000 likes and 100 shares on
Facebook. — Heather Peavey Johns
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by Antigone Rising on Sojka Lawn, then
venture across the street after the festival to tour Stuck House. Articles from
The Bucknellian’s vast archive, featuring
Reunion classes, the years ending in two
and seven, will be on display. Another
feature of the anniversary celebration is
a special edition of The Bucknellian’s annual Reunion issue, with contributions
from past staff members.
Reunion attendees will also learn
about new opportunities to connect
and network with current students.
These include a proposed series of
alumni-taught workshops that would
begin fall semester. Papson says he
hopes to gather the names of alumni at
Reunion Weekend who work in media-related fields or who have experience
in photography, writing and editing.
“We want it to be an opportunity for
students to learn, develop and grow,”
Visiting alumni will be able to sign
up for yearly or semester-long subscriptions to The Bucknellian as well as
reminisce with fellow former members
of the newspaper staff. “The Bucknellian staff is a pretty close-knit group
while they’re students here, and I’m
sure they’d like to see each other again,”
Papson says. “It’s always good to take a
trip down memory lane.”
For more information about Reunion
Weekend, go to bucknell.edu/reunion.
To see some examples of stories from days
gone by, go to the Bucknell Magazine
app or bucknell.edu/bucknellian120.
Just the Facts from Anderson Cooper
Journalist Anderson Cooper shared anecdotes from his formative years as
a war correspondent and insights from the 2016 presidential campaign trail
during the latest Bucknell Forum event on Jan. 31. The CNN anchor and CBS
News correspondent fielded questions from among the more than 1,200
audience members watching at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts and in
three overflow rooms. While many sought his thoughts on the early actions of
President Donald Trump, Cooper kept his opinions close to his vest — his job
is to provide viewers with accurate information that empowers them to make
up their own minds, he said. “I think you should not be doing any reporting
based on your own personal politics or your own personal beliefs,” Cooper said.
“I think you should be rigorous in combating bias.” — Matt Hughes
To read more about Cooper’s visit to campus, go to bucknell.edu/AndersonCooper.
Anderson Cooper explains his journey to
the heights of journalism.