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August 4, 2020

100 Years Ago at Beaver College

The year was 1920. After a decades-long fight for women’s suffrage, the U.S. Senate passed the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote in elections. A committee of social justice-minded citizens, which included Helen Keller and Jane Addams, founded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU...

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August 4, 2020

Striving for a More Perfect Union

Educator, author, and politician Shirley Chisholm famously said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” When she announced her candidacy for president in 1972, she offered the less-known but no-less-true sentiment: “I stand before you today, to repudiate the ridiculous...

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August 4, 2020

Q&A with Jane Oates ’83MEd

Arcadia University’s Honors Program and Office of Career Education welcomed Jane Oates ’83MEd on March 3 as part of the Pioneer Series. Oates is president of WorkingNation, a nonprofit media organization telling stories about solutions to the jobs skills gap and community workforce issues while...

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August 4, 2020

From the President

Dear Arcadia Community, This past spring semester was one of the most challenging semesters we had ever experienced. Few of us had ever encountered a crisis that altered our lives like COVID-19. After we had navigated through that semester, as the pandemic still hovered over our lives, we...

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July 6, 2020

TCGS: Virtual Europe Internships

Arcadia University’s College of Global Studies (TCGS) is pleased to announce Virtual Europe Internships . This exciting opportunity enables students to enhance their semester of study at their home institution, or their Gap Year, through a virtual internship with employers in London, Edinburgh,...

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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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June 4, 2020

As Protests Continue, Daniels ’21, ’22M Publishes on the Black Male Experience

“But, I am afraid! Daily, I am afraid! I always wonder… ‘Will TODAY be the LAST day of my Earthly experience?’ ‘Will TODAY be the LAST day I will feel the warmth and love of all the communities I am a part of?’ ‘Will TODAY be the LAST day I say ‘I love you mom’ when I walk out the door?’” Desmond...

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May 27, 2020

Arcadia Celebrates 2020 Grad-AWAY-tion

The Arcadia community gathered on the ‘virtual’ Green to recognize the Class of 2020 to acknowledge each member and confer degrees in a grad-AWAY-tion celebration on Friday, May 15. On the Arcadia 2020 Commencement website , graduates and their friends and family could hear from Provost...

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May 7, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: Faculty and Staff Standouts During COVID-19

We asked our social media followers to share outstanding faculty and staff experiences they've had in the wake of COVID-19. " Jodi Bornstein has built a community for ED110 that has been super supportive." " Kathy Trainor has been very supportive and accommodating!" " Dr. Trainor and the...

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May 7, 2020

In Memoriam: Walter E. Blankley

Walter E. Blankley, a beloved member of the Arcadia University community and husband of Life Trustee Rosemary Deniken Blankley ’57, ’06H , passed away on April 27. Together for 67 years, Walter and Rosemary established an extraordinary legacy at Arcadia, defined by a lifetime commitment to higher...

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May 6, 2020

Specht ’20 Awarded 2020 Fulbright for Brazil

COVID-19 isn’t stopping International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 from fulfilling her goal of working in Brazil after graduation. In April, Specht was announced as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) recipient with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In January 2021, Specht...

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April 28, 2020

Arcadia Community Members Create Masks for Those in Need

Members of the Arcadia community continue to step up in the fight against COVID-19. With Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and masks as some of the biggest needs, Arcadia students, faculty, staff, and alumni have pulled out their sewing machines and needles to make over 1,000 masks. After the...

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April 13, 2020

Actuarial Science Students Named Finalists in Global Competition for Program to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Four actuarial science majors, Hao Huang ’2 1, Shuhan Qiang ’21 , Minhao Zhang ’20 , and Haoran Zhu ’21 , finished as finalists in an international competition organized by the Society of Actuaries (SOA). The annual competition, called the SOA Student Research Case Study Challenge, asked...

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March 26, 2020

Scholars, Donors Celebrate Endowed Scholarship Support at Arcadia

Aliyah Pulley ’23 , an aspiring teacher, captivated the crowd on Thursday, March 5, when she shared her personal story of adversity, perseverance, triumph, and gratitude with scholarship supporters, fellow students, and University leadership during Arcadia’s Celebration of Scholarship event, held...

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March 20, 2020

Arcadia Responds to Regional COVID-19 Pleas for Supplies

Facilities Packages Surplus Stock of Emergency Supplies to Donate to local EMS Personnel Arcadia University’s Facilities, Maintenance, and Housekeeping teams spearheaded the donation of surplus supplies to local surrounding township emergency personnel on March 20. With fewer people on...

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February 6, 2020

Nedbal ’17M Member of Inaugural Peace Corps Cohort to Montenegro

International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) alumnus Michael Nedbal ’17M is one of 12 volunteers who departed to the Balkan nation of Montenegro on the inaugural Peace Corps cohort on Jan. 17. As an IPCR student, Nedbal fell in love with Thailand while studying abroad at Mahidol University in...

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January 17, 2020

Arcadia and the Korman Family Dedicate the Laura Minerva Korman Mirror Room

Grey Towers Castle has long stood as a symbol of Arcadia University, its students, and its alumni. Now, the Mirror Room, one of the Castle’s shining examples of elegance, will bear the name of one of the University’s most dedicated alumnae. On Jan. 16, more than 125 members of the Arcadia community...

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December 18, 2019

Harris ’21 Recognized for Dedication to Early Childhood Education During Gov. Wolf’s Innovative Apprenticeships Announcement

Emmanuel Harris ’21 , a student in the School of Education’s PreK-4 Program for Working Professionals , is more concerned about his preschool students being kind to each other than he is about recognition for the work he does as an educator at the Parent Infant Center. However, his classroom was...

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December 18, 2019

Dr. Brasof Receives Blankley Endowed Chair in Education

An educator for more than 20 years, Dr. Marc Brasof , associate professor of Education and director of Secondary Social Studies and English Education, received the 2020-23 Rosemary and Walter Blankley Endowed Chair in Education. The award will support Arcadia’s Social Action and Justice Education (...

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December 10, 2019

Linton Works Toward Childhood Dream

Julisa Linton ’21 can’t remember an age where she didn’t love animals. As a child, she’d cry at ASPCA commercials. She’s cared for friends’ pets. She recalls telling her parents at the age of 11 that she wasn’t eating meat anymore because of that love. Nine years later, her love for animals...

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