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April 28, 2021

Stefanik ’11 Hosts Panel About Women Veterans Returning Home

By Nikolai Kachuyevski '21 Spanish Language and Literature and Sociology alumna Ali Stefanik ’11 , along with co-host Alexis Furlong, hosted a panel discussion, “When the Women Returned: The Difficult Journey Home for Women in the Military,” to provide an opportunity for women veterans to share...

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March 15, 2021

Love Pilot Launches for It’s Second Semester With Act-Up

By Josephine Mueller ’21 The LOVE Pilot Program kicked off its second semester with an act-up on Feb. 25, “Mapping and Dismantling Systemic Racism.” After last semester’s teach-in events, the LOVE program is moving toward action. Speakers at the first act-up included Alex Otieno , assistant...

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February 25, 2021

Q&A with Debra Powell-Wright, Co-Editor of “Philly Jawns”

On Friday, March 26, Arcadia University will host the event Philly Jawns Speak: Mississippi Goddam Revisited 2021 in honor of Women’s History Month. This panel and discussion will focus on how art meets activism. Moderated by Director of Young Men's Initiative at Philadelphia Futures Gabriel Bryant...

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February 11, 2021

Otieno Examines Health Disparities and Human Rights

This semester, Alex Otieno , assistant professor of Sociology, is continuing his long standing concerns around recognizing and promoting the role of culture and institutions in facilitating and, sometimes, resisting social transformation. He is using his courses and role as co-facilitator for the...

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February 9, 2021

Dr. Loury Discusses the Fight for Racial and Social Justice

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 During a live interview on Feb. 2 with WURD Radio’s The Source with Andrea Lawful Sander s , Dr. Doreen Loury , director of the Pan African Studies Program and assistant professor of Sociology, discussed her upbringing in Columbus, Ohio and recent racial and social justice...

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November 11, 2020

Scott-Wheeler ’24 Advocates from a Social Distance

“I went to a predominantly white school from kindergarten to eighth grade,” said Sociology major Sanaa Scott-Wheeler ’24 . “I’ve basically been experiencing racial inequality my entire life. I had to go through that switch from being at home and being black and then going to school and being black...

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October 21, 2020

Frank ’12 Finds Her Passion Working with Disability Support Services

As a student at Arcadia University, Danielle Frank ’12 found her calling in Disability Support Services in the Office of Academic Development. As a Sociology major, Frank had wanted to become a guidance counselor. However, after working in the Office of Academic Development, she discovered she...

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September 9, 2020

Dr. Noakes Spotlighted in Portland Protests Article

Dr. John Noakes , interim director of the School of Education, was featured in an online Aug. 24 news article published by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), which was republished on KLCC , Oregon’s branch of National Public Radio (NPR). The news report explores the 2020 protests for Black Lives...

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June 26, 2020

Dr. Garcia on SCOTUS Ruling on Gay and Transgender Employees

By Caitlin Joyce '20 In a landmark decision made in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., the Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT+ employees from discrimination based on sex on June 15. In a 6-3 decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the majority opinion that Title VII...

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June 18, 2020

Gonzalez ’06 Builds Intersectional LGBTQ+ Community

“I love the job that I do, because we are putting into place many things that have never existed before, that I never got a chance to have, or that I never even knew was a possibility,” said Sociology alumnus Ernie Gonzalez ’06 , the operations director of the Compass Community Center in...

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June 4, 2020

Dr. Garcia Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of PRIDE

Dr. Ana Maria Garcia , associate professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, remembers a time when LGBT+ pride wasn’t celebrated, and Arcadia didn’t boast itself as a safe place for members of the community. “PRIDE Club started to make gayness visible on campus. We could be...

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May 20, 2020

Pan African Studies Announces Winners of African American Folklore Competition

The annual African Folklore Competition, sponsored by the Pan African Studies , asks students to compose an original folktale with elements of African storytelling. On May 7, Lashanna Bryant ’21 , Eric Hamada ’22 , Tiara Moore ’21 , Tessa Kilcourse ’20 , and Shakiya Smith ’23 were announced as...

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May 7, 2020

#ArcadiaStrong: Faculty and Staff Standouts During COVID-19

We asked our social media followers to share outstanding faculty and staff experiences they've had in the wake of COVID-19. " Jodi Bornstein has built a community for ED110 that has been super supportive." " Kathy Trainor has been very supportive and accommodating!" " Dr. Trainor and the...

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April 10, 2020

Dr. Noakes to Serve as Interim Director of School of Education

Dr. John Noakes will assume the role of Interim Director of the School of Education, effective June 1. Currently chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Dr. Noakes joined the Arcadia community in 2005 and has served with distinction in a wide variety of roles. He...

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December 19, 2019

Faculty, Students Present on Biomedical Needs, Human Rights, and Male Bystander Intervention Programs

Members of the Arcadia community presented at the 2019 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo, themed “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health,” which took place in Philadelphia from Nov. 2 to 6. Four faculty members from the Public Health and...

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October 22, 2019

Dr. Guertin-Martín Publishes on Waste in Beer Production in Criminology Journal

Dr. Favian Guertin-Martín , associate professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, published “Tapping into Environmental Harm in Brewing: An Exploration of Pollution and Waste in Beer Production” in the Oct. 1 Journal of the American Society of Criminology Division on Critical...

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September 19, 2019

Joyce ’20 Featured by Funimation for #LGBTcosplay Pride Month

Sociology major Caitlin Joyce ’20 was featured on the official Funimation Instagram account on June 19 during their #LGBTcosplay Pride Month celebration. Funimation, one of the leading anime distribution companies in North America, posted a photo of her cosplay, a costume based on the design of a...

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July 18, 2019

Dr. Loury Appointed to Philadelphia Commission for Women, to Advocate for Veterans

Dr. Doreen Loury wants to make sure women veterans have a voice. That voice should reach more people, with her appointment by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney to serve on the city’s Commission for Women. As a Marine Corps veteran who served during the Vietnam era, and a member of the Air Force...

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May 30, 2019

Dr. Guertin-Martin Joins Inquirer’s “Brewvitational” to Select Top Philadelphia Beers

Dr. Favian Guertin-Martín , assistant professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, joined a select panel of beer experts and enthusiasts at the May 13 Philadelphia Inquirer’s annual Brewvitational , where they ranked 82 Philadelphia area beers in the categories of new beers of 2019...

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April 30, 2019

Students Research Socio-Cultural Impact of Craft Beer

Combine 165 pounds of American Pilsner malted grain, citra and lemon drop hops, American ale yeast, and 214 degree Fahrenheit water, and you’ve got the base of 1853 Pale Ale. But any student in Dr. Favian Guertin-Martin ’s University Seminar course “Untapped: Exploring the SocioCultural and...

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April 3, 2019

Dr. Loury Speaks at Temple’s Veterans Day Event, Interview for City of Philadelphia Spotlight Series

On March 28, Dr. Doreen Loury spoke at Temple University’s second annual Salute to Vietnam Veterans. The Salute to Vietnam Veterans recognized Temple alumni, staff, and students who served in the Vietnam war or during the Vietnam era. Dr. Loury is a Marine Corps veteran who served during the...

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