Bucknell University Conservatives Club
The Bucknell University Conservatives Club, or BUCC, is a student organization at
Bucknell Universityfounded in 2001 to promote conservative, libertarian, and classical liberal ideas.__TOC__
The BUCC publishes a popular monthly magazine called, "The Counterweight". The paper has advanced such issues as: exposing Bucknell's
speech code, criticizing liberal bias at the University, and addressing administrative waste. On November 4, 2007, "The Counterweight" was named Paper of the Year by the Collegiate Networkfor the 2006-2007 school year, beating 103 other papers. "The Counterweight" previously won the Leadership Institute's Campus Leadership Award for Best Campus Conservative Paper in the Country in 2004-2005 and was runner-up for the Collegiate Network's Paper of the Year Award for 2004-2005.
The BUCC also hosts many events each year. It has sponsored speeches at Bucknell by
John Ashcroft, Ben Stein, John Stossel, Walter E. Williams, Ward Connerly, Christopher Hitchens, Rick Santorumand others. The group has also orchestrated protests against the Vagina Monologues, collected items to send to soldiers serving in Iraq, and created an abortion graveyard.
The BUCC was featured on the cover of the "New York Times Magazine", and has received media attention from "TIME Magazine", the "Philadelphia Inquirer", the "Washington Post", the "Wall Street Journal", the "Weekly Standard", the "National Review", CNN, MTV, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR,
the Laura Ingraham Show, and others.
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