Arcadia University News


June 21, 2022

The Enduring Legacy of Laura Minerva Korman '89, '95M

Grey Towers Castle has long stood as a beloved symbol of Arcadia University. Now, one of its rooms that has epitomized elegance for generations bears the name of one of the University’s most dedicated alumni and trustees, Laura Minerva Korman ‘89, ‘95MEd (1967–2017). Formerly the Castle Mirror Room...

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May 4, 2021

Bleiweiss ’21 Explores History of Grey Towers Castle

Art History major Kat Bleiweiss ’21 has worked to uncover the history behind the original purchase of Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle and the surrounding property. Her fascination with the Castle’s history began as a first-year student and grew with her first visit to the archives...

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March 18, 2019

Theater Hosts Hedda Gabler in Grey Towers Castle

If all the world’s a stage, then the Arcadia University Theater is taking every opportunity to perform in creative spaces around campus– including Grey Towers Castle. For Hedda Gabler, which will run from March 28 to 31, they’re transforming the lobby, Dining Room, and Rose and Mirror rooms into...

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November 19, 2015

Grey Towers Castle Highlighted on Mental Floss, MSN.com

Grey Towers Castle was named on a list of 11 American Castles You Can Visit by Mental Floss (re-published on msn.com ). Arcadia’s Grey Towers Castle, which recently celebrated its 30th year as a National Historic Landmark, stands alongside other historic and majestic castles such as Lyndhurst...

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August 17, 2015

Dr. Belcher’s Son Marries at Castle; Wedding Featured in Philadelphia Inquirer

As part of its weekly spotlight on area weddings, The Philadelphia Inquirer highlighted a ceremony at Grey Towers Castle between Allison Watman and Eric Belcher, son of former Professor of History Dr. Gerald L. Belcher , who passed away in 1991. A graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey...

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August 28, 2013

BuzzFeed: Arcadia Featured on List of ‘Campuses That Make You Feel Like You’re At Hogwarts’

Arcadia University students have been saying it for a while, but Arielle Calderon of BuzzFeed recently pointed out the similarities between Grey Towers Castle and Harry Potter’s alma mater in “21 College Campuses That Make You Feel Like You’re At Hogwarts.” ( Go to the article at BuzzFeed.com .)...

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April 2, 2013

Arcadia Named One of 10 Campuses You Have to See to Believe

Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle is featured in “10 Colleges Campuses with Architecture You Have to See to Believe,” a WorldWideLearn.com story on distinctive buildings and facilities on college and university campuses. From WorldWideLearn.com: Arcadia University was founded in as a liberal...

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December 17, 2012

AARP: Grey Towers Listed Among ‘10 Must-See American Castles’

AARP recently listed Arcadia University's Grey Towers Castle among the “10 Must-See American Castles”: Sugar magnate William Welsh Harrison modeled his 40-room castle after England's famous Alnwick Castle. Built in 1898 of multicolored stone in medieval and French Renaissance styles, it has gilded...

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August 15, 2012

Media: Grey Towers Tops List of '12 Awe-inspiring American Castles'

Fox News featured Arcadia University's Grey Towers Castle in "12 Awe-inspiring American Castles," an article that explores the most impressive turrets, passageways and moats in the nation and the fascinating stories behind them. Most colleges contend to be fortresses of learning, but Arcadia...

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April 1, 2011

Polishing the Past: Grey Towers Castle

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Two weeks into a grueling and labor intensive process, Michael McCarron of Mike’s Furniture Refinishing , is all smiles. It is not everyday that he gets to work in a castle. Under the direction of Tom Macchi , Associate Vice President of Facilities and Capital Planning,...

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January 29, 2010

Old Artwork Uncovered in Castle Restroom

While renovating the first floor women’s restroom in Grey Towers Castle, Dave Dillon, a painter from Guilden Painting, discovered a long-obscured painting above the door transom. A pair of lions had been standing guard in the mural hidden from view for many years beneath several layers of paint. “...

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