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October 17, 2019

Chronicle of Higher Education Highlights Dr. Nair’s Dedication to Diversity

President Ajay Nair was featured in the Oct. 6 Chronicle of Higher Education for his dedication to diversifying higher education. Following his op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Chronicle spotlighted the University’s recent increase in racial and gender diversity in its administration...

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October 16, 2019

At Common Read Event, David Hogg Urges Civic Engagement, Activism

At this year’s Common Read on Oct. 14, 19-year-old David Hogg, March for Our Lives co-founder, gun control advocate, and survivor of last year’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., urged students to be civically engaged this election season and vote for...

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September 27, 2019

President Nair Op-Ed in Philadelphia Inquirer Focuses on Higher Education Leadership Diversity

President Ajay Nair published an op-ed, “Higher education must close its leadership diversity gap,” in the Sept. 10 The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he discussed the discrepancy between higher education leadership and its diverse student body. Dr. Nair wrote: “Why is it important for a university’s...

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July 15, 2019

Arcadia Establishes Office of Social Impact and Innovation

Following the release of the Social Innovation Task Force's final proposal , a need to amplify and develop social impact initiatives at the University has emerged in the Arcadia community. Beginning this academic year, the Office of Social Impact and Innovation (SI2) will be established within the...

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June 5, 2019

Joseph Sun Named Director of Strategic Initiatives

After a national search, Joseph Sun —an educational administration professional, teacher, counselor, and consultant with more than 35 years of higher education experience—joined Arcadia as director of Strategic Initiatives on June 3. Sun will serve as an adviser to President Ajay Nair and his...

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May 21, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates Perseverance and Dedication at 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

On May 16 and 17, the 892 members of the Class of 2019 crossed the stage on Haber Green and began their journeys as alumni of Arcadia University at the 163rd annual Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies. In total, 118 doctorate, 325 master’s, and 449 bachelor’s degrees were awarded to...

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April 5, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates a Year of Progress

The UKnighted celebration opened with a dynamic video highlighting the work faculty, staff, students, and alumni accomplished throughout this past year under the leadership of President Ajay Nair . “As I’ve said, it is not my desire to merely have aspirational values,” said Dr. Nair to the...

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April 3, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates Academic Achievement at Honors Convocation

Arcadia University celebrated academic achievement and scholastic excellence at the 2019 Honors Convocation on March 30. More than 1,000 students earned distinguished honors and honors in the spring and fall 2018, and 59 student and faculty awards were presented. President Ajay Nair addressed the...

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March 29, 2019

NASPA Names Allyship Award for President Nair

NASPA, the student affairs administrators in higher education organization, has named its Outstanding Allyship Award after Arcadia University president Dr. Ajay Nair . The award honors an individual who has demonstrated a significant commitment to building bridges, coalition, and allyship for the...

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March 12, 2019

Arcadia Continues to UKnight

The Arcadia UKnighted campuswide kickoff meeting on Sept. 20 welcomed 150 members of the Arcadia community to discuss strategic goals and challenges with President Ajay Nair and the Shared Governance and Transparency, Aspirational, and Budget Task Force committees. Throughout the fall semester, the...

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February 28, 2019

Open Expression Task Force Welcomes Dr. Ben-Porath, Discusses Drafted Principles

“We have an opportunity to see each other and recognize our differences,” Dr. Sigal Ben-Porath, professor of Education, Political Science, and Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Free Speech on Campus , said to members of the Arcadia community on Feb. 22. “We have to create...

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January 18, 2019

Draft Vision Statement, High-impact Projects Presented at Jan. 15 Campuswide Faculty Senate Meeting

At a Jan. 15 campuswide Faculty Senate meeting, more than 100 Arcadia community members heard from President Ajay Nair and UKnighted committee leaders on several highly important initiatives, including the University vision statement, the development of Arcadia’s next strategic plan, and potential...

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January 2, 2019

President Nair Tours U.K. Centers

In December, President Ajay Nair met with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) participants at Arcadia’s Centers in London and Edinburgh. Accompanied by The College of Global Studies’ Vice President and Executive Director Lorna Stern and Chief Operating...

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December 13, 2018

Faculty, Staff, Students “Uknight” for Social Innovation and Freedom of Speech

On Reading Day, Dec. 11, the University community heard from the Uknighted Budget, Aspirational, and Shared Governance and Transparency Committees in a highly anticipated follow-up to the April and September community-wide meetings. In this third meeting, the Budget and Aspirational Committees...

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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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