DON’T FEAR THE FACULTY
NBC News asked Caroline
Guttridge ’ 17 for advice for the
story, “ 13 Things I Wish I Knew
Before Freshman Year.” Guttridge
told college-bound students to
become familiar with the faculty
at their new schools. “Get to know
your professors and go to them
regularly,” Guttridge said. “[…]
Making these connections from
the beginning is so valuable.”
The Huffington Post covered a
study by Professor Jean Lamont,
psychology, suggesting that feeling
body shame may cause women
to become physically ill. Lamont
polled 177 undergraduate women
and found that women reporting
higher levels of body shame also
reported decreased health and
an increased number of infections
since their teenage years.
CHINA’S STOCK SHOCK
Canada’s CBC News asked
Professor Bill Gruver, management,
for analysis of the plunge in China’s
financial markets, which lost
about 25 percent of their value
from mid-June to early July.
Gruver said China’s market is
more susceptible to human
emotion because the majority of
its investors are average citizens,
not investment professionals.
COST OF CLIMATE CHANGE
U.S. News & World Report asked
Professor Thomas Kinnaman,
economics, about “How Climate
Change Could Affect Your Finances.”
Kinnaman said energy costs could
rise if the U.S. forces energy
providers to adopt more Earth-friendly practices. If not? “We
will pay more for homeowners’
insurance, food and in taxes to
finance disaster cleanups,” he said.
Bucknell in the News (Subscribe at bucknell.edu/bitn)
Bucknell’s Board of Trustees welcomed three new members with deep ties to the University
Makoto “Mako” Fujimura ’83, P’ 13,
an internationally prominent artist and
writer, double majored in art and art
history and animal behavior. He was
recently named director of the Brehm
Center for Worship, Theology and the
Arts at Fuller Theological Seminary.
In 1992, he founded International
Arts Movement, a nonprofit arts
organization that helps bridge the
gap between the religious and art
communities. Among his honors are past
service on the presidentially appointed
National Council on the Arts, and the
Bucknell Association for the Arts’
Academy of Artistic Achievement Award.
Fujimura and Judith Lynne Beebe
Fujimura ’83, P’ 13 have three children,
Taylor, Clayton ’ 13 and Lydia.
Steven Kohn ’81, an economics and
geography major, is a leader in real-estate
investment banking. Since 2000, he has
been president of Cushman & Wakefield
Equity, Debt & Structured Finance.
Kohn, who participated in track and
field and Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity,
has served on the executive committee of
the Bucknell Alumni Board, as president
of the Bucknell Alumni Club of New
York City, and co-chair of his 25th,
30th and 35th Reunion gift committees.
A board member of the Urban Land
Institute, Kohn also serves on the
executive committee of the board of
the Catalog for Giving, a New York
City-based charitable organization that
funds youth programs throughout the
city. He and wife Yvette have three
children, Rachel, Christine and Harry.
Kathleen LaPoint P’ 14, P’ 17 is an
avid volunteer in the Boston area and
was president of the Bucknell Parents
Board from 2012 to 2015. She has also
served as a Bison Gathering host, a
parent volunteer and a panelist at a
national conference for parent fund-
LaPoint worked in the public relations
and alumnae relations offices of her alma
mater, Simmons College. She received
the Simmons College Alumnae Service
Award for her outstanding service and
is a trustee and the chair of Simmons’
$100-million capital campaign.
Recently, LaPoint was named chair
of the advisory committee for the
Women’s Lunch Place in Boston, a
day community for women who are
experiencing homelessness or poverty.
She and husband Bill have three
daughters, Elizabeth, Bridget ’ 14
and Amelia ’ 17.
3 New Trustees
By Sherri Kimmel
From left: Steven Kohn ’81, Kathleen
LaPoint P’ 14, P’ 17 and Makoto “Mako”
Fujimura ’83, P’ 13.