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February 2016


We’re thrilled to share with you some very exciting news from campus. Bob Malesardi ’45 and his wife, Doris, have pledged the largest gift in University history — a $20 million commitment to support financial aid. We deeply appreciate their generosity and dedication to Bucknell. You can read more details about the pledge in our top story below.

Remember to register for a Feb. 27 Café Connection in your area and be sure to visit our Parents Facebook page for photos and updates!

’ray Bucknell
Ann DiStefano
Director, Parents Fund and Family Programs

P.S. We hope you enjoy the new look of Family Connection, with more photos, more news about Bucknellians and an improved display that looks great on computers, phones and tablets.


Bucknell Receives Largest Pledge in University History
The $20 million commitment by Bob and Doris Malesardi will be used solely for financial aid.
Introducing the Bucknell Magazine Mobile App
Now you can enjoy Bucknell Magazine on the go with the new mobile app for your phone or tablet. Check out the video for a brief overview and then head to the iTunes or Google Play app stores and download it.
Bucknell Establishes Digital Humanities Minor
In 2016-17, Bucknell will become one of the few universities in the country with an undergraduate program in this emerging discipline, which applies technology to analyze humanistic questions.
Words to Last a Lifetime
Martin Luther King Jr. made one memorable visit to the Bucknell campus in 1958, and his inspiring message still resonates today.
"What a Gem We Gained"
The renovated Carnegie Building was recently unveiled. It bears a remarkable resemblance to the original version built in 1905.
Laboratory Sciences Gains New Endowed Professorship
Professor Karen Castle, chemistry, has been selected as the first recipient of the new Russell-Childers Professorship in Laboratory Sciences.

Read More Bucknell News Features

Bucknell in the News

Bucknell's Campus Quad Recognized Among "Most Beautiful"
The soon-to-be-renamed campus quad was recently ranked in the "50 Most Beautiful Campus Quads" by the website College Rank.

Yet Another Salary Study Gives Bucknell High Marks
Last month, a new report showed Bucknell alumni with a high ranking in average median salary 10 years following matriculation. Using the same Department of Education data, this new study ranks Bucknell No. 14 out of nearly 1,300 schools in alumni median earnings above expectation.

Two Bucknell Student Startups Make Semifinals of Student Startup Madness
Two startup companies run by current Bucknell students advanced to the semifinal round of a nationwide collegiate competition for digital startups in which companies compete for funding from investors.

Bucknell Student Part of Research Team That Has Discovered Potential New Drug Target
Eric Wengert ’16 is part of a research team based out of Penn State that has discovered a drug target that could potentially lead to a new treatment for Rett Syndrome, a severe form of autism spectrum disorder.

Read More Bucknell in the News

Regional and Campus Notices

Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase the official 2016 yearbook.

Spring Break Transportation
Plan now for spring break airport, train and bus shuttles.


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