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October 30, 2018

Arcadia Unites Against Hate and Intolerance

Dear Arcadia University Community, Our Commonwealth has borne witness to hateful acts recently in the United States—road rage violence in Cheltenham, senseless murder in Kentucky, the targeting of citizens and national figures through the postal service, and the largest mass shooting in the name of...

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October 18, 2018

Dr. Ajay Nair Inaugurated as Arcadia’s 22nd President

Message of "truth" highlights inaugural address “The truth shall set us free,” was the message from Dr. Ajay Nair on Oct. 13, as hundreds of students, staff, faculty, alumni, trustees, families, friends, and community members ushered in a new era at Arcadia University with his inauguration as 22nd...

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September 27, 2018

Cheltenham Commissioners Laud Facilities Team

At its Sept. 26 meeting, the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners presented Arcadia’s Facilities Management team with a citation for helping to restore and maintain the landscape around Cheltenham Township. Recognized at the meeting were Ground Foreman Timothy Gallagher , Grounds Lead Kevin...

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September 25, 2018

Arcadia University to Inaugurate 22nd President, Dr. Ajay Nair, Oct. 13

Arcadia University is proud to announce that it will inaugurate its 22nd president, Dr. Ajay Nair , during an installation ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 13. The ceremony is the culmination of a week of events celebrating the inauguration theme, “Reimagining Our Higher Education Community: From...

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September 24, 2018

Arcadia Community UKnights for Semester Kick-off Meeting

The Arcadia community came together on Sept. 20 for the UKnighted Campus Communitywide kickoff meeting engage with President Ajay Nair and the chairs of the Shared Governance and Transparency, Aspirational, and Budget Task Force committees. At the meeting, which was a follow up to the April 20...

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August 27, 2018

The Class of 2022 Become Knights

Under sunny skies on Aug. 24, hundreds of students moved into residence halls as Arcadia’s newest Knights. Student-athletes and volunteers unloaded mini fridges, bedding, and other University necessities for the Class of 2022, which includes community activists, musicians, international students,...

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August 16, 2018

Alumni Meet President Nair

The Arcadia University Alumni Association kicked off its “Meet President Nair” event series with a rooftop reception for Arcadia alumni at The Continental Mid-town in Center City, Philadelphia on July 31. More than 75 guests joined President Ajay Nair , his wife Paayal, and his children, Krishna...

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July 25, 2018

The Graduating Class of 2018: Ready to Take on the World

The spirits of 1,000 students earning doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees could not be dampened by the threat of rain during the 162nd Arcadia University Commencement ceremonies on May 17 and 18 in Kuch Alumni Gymnasium. At Thursday evening’s Graduate Commencement Ceremony, 490...

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July 25, 2018

Alumni Weekend 2018

The Arcadia campus came alive with the return of more than 300 Beaver College and Arcadia alumni, family, and friends for Alumni Weekend, May 4 and 5. Guests came from near and far to remember, relive, and reunite with the University community during events and reunions. The celebratory weekend...

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July 25, 2018

A President for the Future

On a cloudy, April afternoon, more than 200 Arcadia students gathered onto Haber Green. The boisterous group carried signs that urged “AU Turn on the Light”— a protest over a plan to reduce the size of the faculty at Arcadia and a call for more transparency. Several students took to the microphone...

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June 27, 2018

Arcadia University Responds to Supreme Court Travel Ban Decision

Arcadia University is an institution that subscribes to the imperative that teaching and learning must include the global perspectives and experiences provided by scholars, students, and staff from all regions and nations of our world. Arcadia University is deeply disappointed with the United...

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May 29, 2018

Education USA Advisors Visit Arcadia to Discuss Study Abroad Collaborations

Education USA advisors from South America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East visited Arcadia on May 23 to discuss study abroad opportunities for international students interested in attending the University for semester or year-long programs. The University welcomed Erica Dania Alves from...

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May 21, 2018

Class of 2018 Ready to Lead

The spirits of 1,000 students earning doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees could not be dampened by the threat of rain during the 162nd Arcadia University Commencement ceremonies on May 17 and 18 at Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. At Thursday evenings Graduate Commencement Ceremony, 490...

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May 11, 2018

Arcadia Hosts Alumni Weekend 2018

The Arcadia campus came alive with the return of more than 300 Beaver College and Arcadia alumni, family, and friends for Alumni Weekend, May 4 and 5. Guests came from near and far to remember, relive, and reunite with the University community during events and reunions. The celebratory weekend...

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May 9, 2018

Omani Official Proposes Archaeology Programs for Arcadia Students

Dr. Said bin Nasser Al Salmi, director general of the Office of His Majesty the Sultan's Advisor for Cultural Affairs in Oman, met with President Ajay Nair on April 27 to discuss expanding Arcadia’s programs in Oman. An archaeologist by training, Dr. bin Nasser Al Salmi expressed interest in...

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May 8, 2018

Ambassador to Kenya Encourages International Collaboration

On April 26, Dr. Kipyego Cheluget, ambassador from Kenya and assistant secretary general for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), visited President Ajay Nair at Arcadia to explore a joint project between Arcadia, COMESA, and the American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris...

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April 23, 2018

Arcadia "UKnighted"

On April 20, more than 250 University community members met during a campuswide working-session to address five important Arcadia issues around: Budget Planning, Core Values, Communication Strategies, Shared Governance, and Aspirational Vision. During the three-hour working-session, faculty, staff...

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April 18, 2018

Students and Faculty Recognized at Honors Convocation

Arcadia celebrated and recognized student and faculty academic accomplishments and scholastic excellence at the 2018 Honors Convocation on April 14. The University presented departmental awards to 61 students, and recognized the more than 1,800 students named to the Dean’s Honors and Distinguished...

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April 13, 2018

Dr. Nair Highlighted as Arcadia’s First President of Color

On April 11, The Philadelphia Tribune highlighted President Ajay Nair ’s status as the first Arcadia president of color. Dr. Nair is among the first American-born university presidents of Indian descent nationwide, and his commitment to diversity in higher education is expected to move Arcadia...

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March 21, 2018

Dr. Ajay Nair Named 22nd President of Arcadia University

GLENSIDE, Pa. (December 7, 2017)– After a national search, Arcadia University is proud to announce that Ajay Nair, Ph.D., has been named the institution’s 22nd president. A nationally recognized expert in student affairs issues and an accomplished social justice, race, and ethnicity scholar, Dr...

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March 6, 2018

President-elect Nair Receives Shattering the Glass Ceiling Award

Dr. Ajay Nair, president-elect of Arcadia University, received the Dr. Doris Michiko Ching Shattering the Glass Ceiling award at the 2018 NASPA Annual Conference for student affairs professionals in Philadelphia on March 6. Dr. Nair was honored during the Asian Pacific Islanders Knowledge Community...

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