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September 15, 2020

Arcadia Again Ranked Best in Region By U.S. News and World Report

Arcadia University was once again ranked among the region's top performing schools by U.S. News and World Report for its 2021 “Regional Universities—North” list, as released yesterday. The University ranked 45th of 176 schools this year, remaining in the top 25 percent of regional universities...

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September 10, 2020

Hoping to Specialize in Medical Racism, Hurtado ’24 Begins College After Helping Mother Graduate

“It was a challenging cultural shock when I came here [to America],” said Emilia Hurtado ’24 , a first-year Chemistry major who immigrated from Costa Rica with her mother at eight years old. “There were a lot of differences between my school in Costa Rica versus studying here. And I didn't speak...

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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 2, 2020

Forensic Science Uses Hybrid Model for Fall 2020

“Once we got sent home last spring, we lost half the semester for lab work,” said Dr. Heather Harris , assistant professor of Forensic Science. “We had just gotten to the meat of the coursework, but the students didn’t get to apply it.” Like many lab courses in the Spring 2020 semester, the...

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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 26, 2020

SAJE Fellowship Welcomes First Cohort of Aspiring Educators of Color 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 25, 2020

President Nair Named Minority Business Leader by Philadelphia Business Journal

Arcadia University President Ajay Nair has been named a 2020 Minority Business Leader by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The award recognizes the Philadelphia region's top minority business leaders based on demonstrated business success over the past 12 to 18 months. Dr. Nair is the first person...

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August 25, 2020

"Laughing Matters" Course Engages Students of All Ages

By Caitlin Joyce '20 What’s in a laugh? Celeste Walker , associate professor of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, will virtually teach students about gelotology, the science of laughter, in her class “Laughing Matters” this upcoming fall semester. When held in-person, the course involves a five-...

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August 24, 2020

Fall Orientation Welcomes New Students, Aug. 26-29

The University’s Fall Orientation, which runs from Wednesday, Aug. 26 through Saturday, Aug. 29, will include both on-demand and live content to provide an engaging and accessible orientation experience for Arcadia’s new students. Students can elect to participate fully or partially in the on-...

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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

Rawlins Prepares for Teaching Scientific Illustration Online

A seashell, a pinecone, the shell of a black walnut, and several other objects are items that students would usually receive in class during Scott Rawlins ’ introductory Scientific Illustration course. This year, they are included in mailed kits Rawlins designed for students to develop...

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August 19, 2020

Drag Racing Helps Zepp ’24 Overcome Lack of Confidence

“I've been bullied since the third grade,” said Bailie Zepp ’24 , a drag racer from Hanover, Pa. who holds three National Hot Rod Association junior racing records: most money won, most wins in a row, and most tracks traveled in a row. “Racing was my outlet to get away from [that]. It's turned me...

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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

Important Presidential Message August 10, 2020

Dear Students and Families, Thank you to those who were able to participate in our webinar on Aug. 6. It is clear that college and university students and their families across the country and abroad are seeking lower tuition from their respective schools, expressing concern that the pandemic’s...

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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 5, 2020

Eccleston ’20M Interns with Chester County COVID Testing Sites

Arcadia University Public Health major Allie Eccleston ’20M is ensuring COVID-19 tests are handled with the utmost care at testing sites with the Chester County Health Department. Since May, Eccleston has been working at mobile testing sites across the county for her final program internship. She...

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July 30, 2020

Important Presidential Message July 30, 2020

Dear Arcadia University Global Community, I write to announce that Lorna Stern has shared that she will be retiring from her current position as Vice President and Executive Director of the College of Global Studies (TCGS) as of December 31, 2020. Lorna has served Arcadia University and the College...

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July 30, 2020

Enrollment Management and OCE Announce College2Career Scholars Program

The University’s Office of Enrollment Management and Office of Career Education (OCE) have launched the College2Career Scholars Program, a four-semester program to build students’ professional identities and expand career opportunities. The program offers mentoring, individual and group career...

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July 28, 2020

Bryant ’21 Receives Emma Bowen Foundation Award

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Media and Communications major Lashanna Bryant ’21 was honored with the Emma Bowen Foundation’s Storytelling Award for her video project “Realizing What’s Wrong: Mental Health in the Early 2000s,” which explored the importance of mental health in black families. The...

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July 23, 2020

Brown ’22 Scores Two Selective Summer Internships

By Caitlin Joyce '20 While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape for internship opportunities, Psychology major and Global Public Health minor Emily Brown ’22 remains passionate about improving community health. This summer, Brown earned two highly competitive internships this summer with...

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July 23, 2020

Physical Therapy Returns to Campus Using All-Modes Ready Approach

On Monday, July 13, students in the Physical Therapy program returned to the classroom for the first time since March. However, the classroom experience was much different from prior to COVID-19. While 60 students were participating in the lessons that ran Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, they were all...

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