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Presidential Message: June 11, 2020

The Time Is Now: Long Overdue Radical Change at Arcadia
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 14:15

Dear Community,

I write to you today not only as your President, but also as a community member. I feel a deep sense of failure as a leader, because so many of you are recounting stories of pain and agony... Read More

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Presidential Message: June 1, 2020

Radical Change Is Necessary: No Justice, No Peace
Monday, June 1, 2020 - 14:15

 

Dear Arcadia Community, 

Over the weekend, images of uprisings and rebellion in Philadelphia and around the nation filled our social media feeds and television screens. Sadly... Read More

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President Nair with the 22 Sixers jersey, surrounded by family

Dec 11, 2019 Caitlin Burns

President Nair Honored at Sixers Game during Indian American Heritage Night

Arcadia University President Ajay Nair was honored by the Philadelphia 76ers during a pregame ceremony on Dec. 7 as part of the team’s sixth annual Indian American Heritage Night.  With his wife, Paayal Nair, and their children, Krishna and Rani Nair, Dr. Nair was presented with a...

President Ajay Nair

Oct 17, 2019 Caitlin Burns

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...

Students learn about voter support in training session

Oct 10, 2019 Caitlin Burns

SI² Encourages Students to Have Voices Heard This Election Season

Arcadia students can register to vote on campus throughout the year. The Office of Social Impact and Innovation (SI2) is providing supportive services in Blankley Hall to help community members through the process of registering to vote with or without a party affiliation. SI2 hosted Jihad...

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Oct 4, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Five Appointed to President's Cabinet

This year, the University appointed five individuals to leadership positions at Arcadia, solidifying the chief academic, development and alumni engagement, information technology, and finance roles, as well as a new position for strategic initiatives. Dr. Jeff Rutenbeck, provost and senior vice...

Maya Litwin at Arcadia

Oct 4, 2019 Jennifer Retter

JEDI Commission Hosts Cartoon Network’s Maya Litwin

By Caroline Jordan '20 Cartoon Network’s Manager of Consumer Marketing Insights and Strategy Maya Litwin spoke to the Arcadia community about the state of minority representation in children’s television on Oct. 3.  Litwin discussed the impact television can have on developing minds and...

Dr. Kevin Kumashio speaks to a group in the castle.

Oct 3, 2019 Caitlin Burns

JEDI Hosts Dr. Kumashiro for Discussions on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity

Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, an internationally recognized expert on educational equity and social justice, noted in his discussion with members of the Arcadia community on Sept. 26 and 27 that no higher education institution has yet become an inclusive and equitable organization to meet the needs of all...

President Ajay Nair

Sep 27, 2019 Caitlin Burns

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...

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Sep 15, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Commission on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Established

In September, the President’s Commission on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) was established to conduct a comprehensive review of Arcadia’s policies, practices, and campus climate to ensure each align with the University’s Vision and Lived Values. While the Arcadia community had...

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Aug 22, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Academic Affairs Retreat Explores What It Means to Be an Arcadia Knight

Faculty and staff worked together at the Academic Affairs Retreat on Aug. 21 to develop goals and aspirations for the new academic year. This was also the first event where faculty and staff had the opportunity to meet new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Jeff Rutenbeck,...