Reem Sharhan of Project Nur, second from left, met with Arcadia University leadership to discuss bringing Project Nur to campus.
On Oct. 11, President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Steve O. Michael, Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity Judith Dalton, and Assistant Professor of History and International Studies Samer Abboud met with Reem Sharhan, a representative of Project Nur, a student-led social justice advocacy group that promotes mutual respect between Muslims and all communities. The small assembly discussed a shared vision and recognized the opportunity to collaborate with the organization and implement Project Nur at Arcadia.
To further develop this initiative, the University will host a Project Nur dinner, open to various members of the campus community on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in Commons Meeting Rooms 2 and 3.
"The basic mission of Project Nur mirrors our student-led Multicultural Organization Coalition, which seeks to create a space where student clubs and organizations can meet to further develop an appreciation for our diverse community through dialogue, relationship building, collaboration, and providing support for events and programs," says Dalton. "Project Nur will be a very welcomed addition to our efforts of creating an informed, educated and more inclusive community. My hope is by working along with Project Nur, that our Islamic and Muslim students, staff and faculty will know that we are supportive and they will become more involved within the life of the university."