Bloomsburg University was named this fall among the top of Washington Monthly’s list for Best Bang for the Buck in the Northeast. BU ranked at 125 out of 386 colleges and universities on the list, and was the second highest PASSHE school. Washington Monthly ranked their list based on best overall graduation rate, Pell Grant performance, First-generation student performance, earnings performance, and net price in the Northeast schools. Making it the best education for the best price.
BU ranked ahead of Millersville, Shippensburg, East Stroudsburg and Slippery Rock. BU was also listed higher than Temple University, Philadelphia University, Johns Hopkins University, Drexel University, and University of Connecticut. The complete list of rankings are available on Washington Monthly.
This student club is making it cool to be nerdy. Just ask them.
“We’re a bunch really nerdy students, and we like to take our learning beyond the classroom," says Daniel Pany, computer science and digital forensics major, president of the Bloomsburg Cyber Defense Club (BCDC).
BCDC focuses on studying hacking and security techniques, working to hone their skills for cyber defense competitions and their future in digital forensics.
“We get to play with a lot of cool toys and do nefarious acts in a controlled environment,” said Kyle Mumper, computer science and digital forensics major and club treasurer. “When I first started here I didn’t know anything,” Mumper said. “I had basic computer knowledge, but I’ve learned a lot in the classroom and even more through the club.”
The Bloomsburg University men's swimming team capped off a remarkable three-day weekend at the Zippy Invitational, hosted by the University of Akron. Once again highlighted by performances from sophomore Kyle Dix and senior Eric Usbeck. The Huskies concluded the event in fourth place overall with a total of 1,038 team points and trailed only Cornell, Oakland, and Buffalo in the standings.
The Huskies will now have more than a month off as they will not be back in the pool until Jan. 20, 2017 when they host Susquehanna University at the Nelson Field House Pool.