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September 9, 2020

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Hardika Patel

By John Stuetz '20M Hardika Patel '24 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms—...

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September 9, 2020

Dr. Noakes Spotlighted in Portland Protests Article

Dr. John Noakes , interim director of the School of Education, was featured in an online Aug. 24 news article published by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), which was republished on KLCC , Oregon’s branch of National Public Radio (NPR). The news report explores the 2020 protests for Black Lives...

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September 7, 2020

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Audrey Chin

By John Stuetz '20M Audrey Chin '24 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms—...

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September 4, 2020

Karoline Lopez '24: A Generation of Positive Social Change

My name is Karoline Lopez. I was born in Manila, Philippines. For a couple years while my parents worked overseas, my two older brothers and I were raised by my grandmother. At the age of 6, my family and I migrated to the US. Since I was not very familiar with my surroundings at the time, I...

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September 3, 2020

Alumna Publishes Memoir on Resilience During COVID

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Alumna and 40 Under 40 recipient Keisha M. Robinson ’18MEd will publish, "I Barely Survived My Summer in Quarantine: A Memoir," on Sept. 4, which focuses on how she found resilience while quarantining during COVID. Robinson discusses the impact the pandemic had on her life,...

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September 3, 2020

Dr. Hickman and Dr. Wirth Publish in International Dyslexia Magazine

Dr. Peggy Hickman , associate professor of Education, and Dr. Kathy Wirth , adjunct professor of Education and program director of the Arcadia Community Learning Center (ACLC), recently had an article accepted for the October issue of Pennsylvania Branch International Dyslexia Association’s (PBIDA...

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September 1, 2020

Dalton ’24 Helps LGBTQ+ Youth Through TrevorSpace

In 2017, as Howell, NJ resident and first-year student Dalton ’24 searched for answers about gender and identity, little did they know that it would lead them to supporting LGBTQ+ youth through TrevorSpace. An online forum for individuals 13 to 24 years old who identify as LGBTQ+, TrevorSpace...

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August 31, 2020

Race, Justice, and Policing: An Outline for Reform

Arcadia University, in partnership with the Montgomery County Racial Justice Improvement Task Force and the Cheltenham Branch of the NAACP, will host a virtual symposium on Saturday, Sept. 12. The symposium’s purpose is to further the current dialogue about race and the criminal justice system. But...

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August 31, 2020

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Emily Wingfield

By John Stuetz '20M Emily Wingfield '22 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms...

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August 26, 2020

SAJE Fellowship Welcomes First Cohort of Aspiring Educators to Arcadia

By John Stuetz '20M The Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship will welcome nine aspiring educators of color to the Arcadia community this fall. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse...

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August 20, 2020

For Sixth Straight Year, Arcadia Ranks Best Regionally with Princeton Review

Arcadia University was ranked among the Princeton Review’s “Best Northeastern” in its “ 2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region ” for the sixth consecutive year. This prestigious list ranks Arcadia among nine schools in the greater Philadelphia area—and 50 in Pennsylvania—that are “academically...

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August 20, 2020

Husik ’20MEd Launches Holistic Education Podcast

“The education system is not going to change unless teachers start doing things within their own classrooms,” said Samantha Husik ’20MEd , discussing her plans to implement a holistic education style in her classroom. Husik, an English teacher at Abington Senior High School, began exploring the...

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August 18, 2020

SI2 Reflects on 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote

After decades of fighting for women’s suffrage, the 19th Amendment was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920, granting women the right to vote. A committee of social justice-minded citizens, which included Helen Keller and Jane Addams, founded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to protect freedom of...

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August 10, 2020

Daniels ’21, ’22M Awarded Hannah Amgott Memorial Scholarship

Education and Literacy Studies major Desmond Daniels ’21, ’22M is the first Arcadia student to be awarded the Hannah Amgott Memorial Scholarship, a prestigious award from the Delaware Valley Education Consortium (DVEC). Each year, the DVEC awards five or six scholarships to college juniors who...

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August 4, 2020

Browne ’20MEd Brings Racial Literacy into Classrooms with Colorful Stories

“I don't believe that children are blank canvases,” said early childhood educator Lisa Browne ’20MEd . “I think that they're bringing things to conversations and they're still making meaning of the world around them, as well as how they fit into the world.” That’s why she believes it’s integral to...

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July 20, 2020

Dr. Dean Talks on Options for Students During COVID-19 Pandemic on Fox29

As higher education institutions announce plans for the fall, some families are struggling with the decisions of paying tuition for online courses versus having their students take a gap year. Dr. Kim Dean , assistant professor of Education, was featured on the Fox29 Good Day Philadelphia segment “...

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July 13, 2020

Dr. Campbell Co-Hosts Virtual Learning Webinar

Dr. Bruce Campbell , associate professor of Education and director of the Educational Leadership Masters and Supervisory Certification programs, co-hosted the webinar “Making Virtual Learning Manageable” on June 30. In the webinar, Dr. Campbell and Dr. Keith Look, senior director of programs for...

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July 8, 2020

Dr. Dean Discusses Work-Life Balance for Mothers on Fox29

Dr. Kim Dean , assistant professor of Education, was featured in the Fox29 Good Day Philadelphia segment "Working Parents in the Coronavirus Pandemic" on July 7. In the special, Dr. Dean discussed the struggles of balancing a career and parenthood during the COVID-19 pandemic, and strategies to...

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June 26, 2020

Dr. Christiana ’16EdD Publishes Research in Social Innovations Journal

Doctor of Education alumna Dr. Kathryn Christiana ’16EdD , supervisor of Gifted Education in Abington School District, published “The Mystery of Wide Variation in Rates of Inclusion: Does Money Make a Difference?” in the April 12 Social Innovations Journal. The article, co-authored with Dr. James...

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June 18, 2020

Dr. Campbell Uses Johnston Fellowship to Connect Social Justice, Leadership, and Music

“A lot of artists became complacent,” said Dr. Bruce Campbell, associate professor of Education, director of the Educational Leadership Masters and Supervisory Certification programs, and 2018-20 Norman Johnston Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences recipient, reflecting on how...

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June 16, 2020

Dr. Noakes Featured Around the Country for Expertise on Police and Protests

Dr. John Noakes , interim director of the School of Education, has spent his career analyzing the relationship between protestors and police officers, and the social contract between the state and political dissent. As protests continue around the country, the internationally known scholar on the...

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