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Mar 30, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Atkins Pens Op-Ed on Free Speech

Larry Atkins, adjunct professor of English, published an op-ed on TheHill.com that discussed the silencing of conservative views on college campuses. Atkins said that it is up to instructors to lead by example, and encourage open discussion in classrooms. “Universities should encourage political...

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Jan 18, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Adeniran ’18 and CSX Transportation Donate $3,000 to Media and Communication Department

Through a freelance position with CSX Transportation, Video Communication major Sarah Adeniran ’18 documented the beautification of Cook-Wissahickon Elementary School—and contributed $3,000 to Arcadia’s Media and Communication Department. After responding to the company’s call for videographers...

Jan 10, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Inquirer Heralds Atkins’s ‘Skewed’ as Timely for Current News Climate

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed Adjunct Professor of English Larry Atkins’s book, Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias on Jan. 6, detailing it as “timely, given the recent fierce debate over "fake news" vs. reputable journalism.” Skewed provides tools for today’s news reader to...

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Oct 21, 2016 Jennifer Retter

Oct. 25: Student Voters Prepare for Election with Daylong Forum

In preparation for the 2016 presidential election, Arcadia University is hosting Election Fest, an opportunity for students to discuss political and electoral processes with faculty and staff. The daylong event is on Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the University Commons Great Room. Students representing 18...

Aug 17, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Atkins Assesses State of Biased Media in New Book

Larry Atkins, adjunct professor of journalism, assesses the state of the media and the biases they present in his new book, Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias. Released on Aug. 16, the book provides tools for the reader to critique media and better analyze the biases presented as...

May 25, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Alum Showcases at Cannes Festival

Arcadia University was represented at the Cannes Film Festival this year, when Ryan Regan ’13 and his production partner Derick Crucius had the world premiere of their short-film Charley Tucson on May 19. “It’s a little surreal,” Regan said, who graduated with a BA in Communications with a focus...

Nov 16, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Armstrong ’18 Describes What It Was Like to Interview Alan Cumming

In her first post for Because Arcadia, the University’s award-winning student blog, Helen Armstrong ’18 describes preparing for her one-on-one interview with Alan Cumming and considers how much the opportunity was due to luck and how much was due to her motivation and enthusiasm. I only had...

Oct 28, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Deshpande Leads Discussion on Film 'Rati Chakravyuh'

On Oct. 22, Dr. Shekhar Deshpande, professor of media and communication, led “Everything Is Always in the Middle,” a discussion at the nonprofit arts organization Philadelphia Slought Foundation. Dr. Deshpande discussed Indian mythologies, marriage customs, and storytelling in Rati Chakravyuh, a...

Jul 8, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Dwyer Publishes New Book on Fifties Nostalgia

Dr. Michael D. Dwyer, assistant professor of media and communication, recently published Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film, and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties (Oxford University Press). In the years when conservative icon Ronald Reagan emerged, American pop culture...

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Jun 12, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Atkins Remembers Sixers' Success on Philly.com

On Philly.com, Larry Atkins, adjunct professor of journalism, recounts his early days as a Sixers fan, witnessing the team’s 1983 NBA championship win in Los Angeles, and his hopes for the team’s future. There we were—at the Forum, with Jack Nicholson and all the other Hollywood elites and a...

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Feb 25, 2015 jretter Retter

Powell Serves As Artist-In-Residence at Two Locations

Associate Professor Alan Powell served as artist-in-residence at two locations during the summer: the Mountain Lake Biological Station at the University of Virginia in Pembroke, Va., and at Signal Culture in Owego, N.Y.

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Feb 16, 2015 Purnell Cropper

In Huffington Post, Atkins Urges High Schools to Enact Mercy Rules

In January, California’s San Bernardino Arroyo Valley High School basketball team held a 159-point lead over Bloomington High. In the same month, the girls basketball team at Holy Redeemer High School in Pennsylvania beat MMI Prep 125-13. Larry Atkins, professor of journalism, takes issue with...