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September 15, 2022

Common Read Speaking Event to Feature Famous Local Author

Author, philanthropist, and U.S. Polo national champion Kareem Rosser will be visiting campus on Oct. 6 to discuss his book “Crossing the Line: A Fearless Team of Brothers and the Sport that Changed their Lives Forever.” Rosser will be signing copies of the book, which was assigned to first-year...

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September 7, 2022

Concert at Arcadia Examines Water and the Black American Experience

Arcadia University will host “Water Speaks,” a special concert examining the role water has played in the history of Black Americans, on Friday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The concert, free and open to the public, is commissioned by the Philadelphia Jazz Project as part of POOL: A...

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September 6, 2022

Dr. Bartoli, Dr. Michael Publish New AntiRacist Book, “Our Problem, Our Path” 

Dr. Eleonora Bartoli, former director of the graduate program in Counseling at Arcadia University, and Dr. Ali Michael, adjunct professor in Psychology at Arcadia, recently published “Our Problem, Our Path: Collective AntiRacism for White People.” The book calls on white people to talk about race...

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August 23, 2022

Arcadia Reaffirms Lenape Partnership with Treaty Signing

In summer and fall 2021, a group of Arcadians worked with the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania to draft a land acknowledgement statement recognizing that the Lenape People were the first caretakers of the land where the University now sits. The statement notes that Arcadia honors the Lenape’s “...

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August 16, 2022

National Coalition of College Admissions Counselors Taps Kinsey, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions - AEDI, as Ambassador

Shaliyah Kinsey , Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions - Access, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion, has been named a Coalition Ambassador by the Coalition for College . The Coalition Ambassador program brings together admissions professionals from member schools across the U.S. to...

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July 28, 2022

Arcadia University Receives $300K Grant to Enhance Initiatives of CASAA

Arcadia University has received a one-year $300K grant for the 2022-23 academic year to support the Center for Antiracist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA) in its efforts to promote antiracist research and pedagogical innovation at the University. Specifically, the grant, made by the W.K...

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July 22, 2022

Drs. Varlack and Guertin-Martin to Lead CASAA as It Enters Its Second Year at Arcadia University

The Center for Antiracist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA) was established on Nov. 16, 2021 as an interdisciplinary academic center that aims to bring together scholars and advocates from the University, the local community, and the wider world to (re)shape the thinking and the mindset...

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June 22, 2022

ABRI at Arcadia: An Essential, Complex, United Effort

Part I in a series. “How will we mobilize around these issues even more profoundly than we already are on a local, national, and global scale? How will we live up to our mission and vision as an institution that strives to be socially just?” In June 2020, President Ajay Nair challenged the Arcadia...

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June 7, 2022

Dr. Shandell Speaks on African American Artists on “Adventures in Theater History: Philadelphia” Podcast

Dr. Jonathan Shandell , associate professor of Theater Arts at Arcadia University, appeared June 3 on the podcast "Adventures in Theater History: Philadelphia." On this episode of the podcast , Philadelphia theater historian Peter Schmitz leads a conversation inspired by Dr. Shandell's article, "...

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June 1, 2022

Arcadia University Commemorates Juneteenth

Dear Arcadia Community, Last year, the passage of the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act established Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Arcadia University will observe this holiday, which falls this year on Sunday, June 19, by closing offices, where possible, on Monday, June 20. Offices and...

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May 4, 2022

Fostering Conversations and Research on Race:CASAA Awards Its First Round of Microgrants for Scholarship and Antiracist Pedagogy

In efforts to advance scholarship on race, racism, and social justice in the past as well as the contemporary world, the directors of the Center for Antiracist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA) at Arcadia University unveiled a new initiative—the CASAA Microgrants Program—in March 2022. Part...

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April 20, 2022

For Some at Arcadia, Service Means Introspection, Mutual Aid, Community

By Sarah Marsh , Office of Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion program coordinator, and Anthony Reyes , program coordinator Gateway to Success/Act 101 Program and Undergraduate Success academic advisor What does service mean to you? How does it inspire you to act? For some at Arcadia...

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April 18, 2022

Black Excellence at Arcadia Celebrated on April 10

Arcadia University and the Black Awareness Society (BAS) celebrated Black students, faculty, and staff at the first Black Excellence Social on Sunday, April 10 in Grey Towers Castle. The event served as an opportunity to highlight Black excellence at Arcadia both past and present, such as Daijah...

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April 1, 2022

Resist is a Womanist Word: A Tribute to Sonia Sanchez and Call for Submissions: Sonku for Sonia

This year, poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez will receive an honorary doctoral degree and address the Class of 2022 at Commencement ceremonies for Arcadia University. Renowned for the messages of freedom and activism in her work, Sanchez once declared that "[r]esist is an ancient word. A...

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March 28, 2022

Maya Johnson Joins Arcadia as Assistant Director of Counseling / Diversity Initiatives

In January 2022, Maya Johnson, M.S., LPC , joined Arcadia University as assistant director of Counseling/Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives. Her role includes working with Counseling Services and with campus partners—staff, faculty, and students—to identify and develop strategies to best support...

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March 15, 2022

March 21 - 24: Arcadia Celebrates Life of Legendary Cremona Morrey with Art Exhibition, Documentary Screening, and Panel Discussion with the Montier Family

On Thursday, March 24, Arcadia University will celebrate the life of Cremona Morrey, a legendary resident of the Cheltenham area. The special event begins at 7 p.m. with a screening of the 25-minute WHYY documentary The Montiers: An American Story in Grey Towers Castle Korman Mirror Room. This will...

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March 4, 2022

Part III of Important Q&A Series with Founding and Associate Director of CASAA

Arcadia University's three-part Q&A series with the founding and associate director of the Center for Anti-Racist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action, Dr. Doreen Loury and Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack, respectively, concludes below. Read Part I of the series here , and Part II here . Part of the...

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February 23, 2022

Part II of our CASAA Q&A: Opportunities for Community Members, CASAA's Key Initiatives

Arcadia University's Q&A three-part series with the founding and associate director of the Center for Anti-Racist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action, Dr. Doreen Loury and Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack, respectively, continues below. You can read Part I of the series here . Read Part III of the...

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February 23, 2022

Feb. 24: Asian American and Pacific Islander Mental Health Panel

On Thursday, Feb. 24, Arcadia University counseling services , the Office of Access, Diversity, and Inclusion , the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Resource group, and the AAPI group of Montgomery county will host a mental health panel to describe and discuss the difficulties surrounding...

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February 18, 2022

Arcadia Athletics to Present Viewing of Althea, Documentary on Legendary Women’s Tennis Star and Black Athlete

On Monday, Feb. 28, the Arcadia University community is invited to a virtual viewing of Althea , a documentary on tennis legend Althea Neale Gibson, one of the first Black athletes to cross the color line of international tennis. Arcadia community members can view the documentary, which begins at 7...

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February 9, 2022

Transforming Education at Arcadia: The ABRI Curricular Infusion Pilot Program in Action

In a November 2021 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education , the Anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) in development at Arcadia University were put on center stage in “ Race on Campus: One University’s Plan to Combat Anti-Black Racism ” by Sarah Brown. The article highlighted “plans to diversify...

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