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Jul 25, 2018 Daniel Brumbach

A President for the Future

On a cloudy, April afternoon, more than 200 Arcadia students gathered onto Haber Green. The boisterous group carried signs that urged “AU Turn on the Light”— a protest over a plan to reduce the size of the faculty at Arcadia and a call for more transparency. Several students took to the...

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Jun 27, 2018 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia University Responds to Supreme Court Travel Ban Decision

Arcadia University is an institution that subscribes to the imperative that teaching and learning must include the global perspectives and experiences provided by scholars, students, and staff from all regions and nations of our world. Arcadia University is deeply disappointed with the United...

May 29, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Education USA Advisors Visit Arcadia to Discuss Study Abroad Collaborations

Education USA advisors from South America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East visited Arcadia on May 23 to discuss study abroad opportunities for international students interested in attending the University for semester or year-long programs. The University welcomed Erica Dania Alves from...

May 21, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Class of 2018 Ready to Lead

The spirits of 1,000 students earning doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees could not be dampened by the threat of rain during the 162nd Arcadia University Commencement ceremonies on May 17 and 18 at Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. At Thursday evenings Graduate Commencement Ceremony, 490...

May 11, 2018 Andrea Walls

Arcadia Hosts Alumni Weekend 2018

The Arcadia campus came alive with the return of more than 300 Beaver College and Arcadia alumni, family, and friends for Alumni Weekend, May 4 and 5. Guests came from near and far to remember, relive, and reunite with the University community during events and reunions. The celebratory weekend...

May 9, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Omani Official Proposes Archaeology Programs for Arcadia Students

Dr. Said bin Nasser Al Salmi, director general of the Office of His Majesty the Sultan's Advisor for Cultural Affairs in Oman, met with President Ajay Nair on April 27 to discuss expanding Arcadia’s programs in Oman. An archaeologist by training, Dr. bin Nasser Al Salmi expressed interest in...

May 8, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Ambassador to Kenya Encourages International Collaboration

On April 26, Dr. Kipyego Cheluget, ambassador from Kenya and assistant secretary general for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), visited President Ajay Nair at Arcadia to explore a joint project between Arcadia, COMESA, and the American Graduate School (AGS) in Paris....

Apr 23, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia "UKnighted"

On April 20, more than 250 University community members met during a campuswide working-session to address five important Arcadia issues around: Budget Planning, Core Values, Communication Strategies, Shared Governance, and Aspirational Vision.  During the three-hour working-session,...

Apr 18, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Students and Faculty Recognized at Honors Convocation

Arcadia celebrated and recognized student and faculty academic accomplishments and scholastic excellence at the 2018 Honors Convocation on April 14. The University presented departmental awards to 61 students, and recognized the more than 1,800 students named to the Dean’s Honors and Distinguished...

Apr 13, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Nair Highlighted as Arcadia’s First President of Color

On April 11, The Philadelphia Tribune highlighted President Ajay Nair’s status as the first Arcadia president of color. Dr. Nair is among the first American-born university presidents of Indian descent nationwide, and his commitment to diversity in higher education is expected to move Arcadia...

A Message from President Nair

April 5, 2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:45

Dear Arcadia Community,

In my first week as President, I have seen the passion that members of the Arcadia community have for each other and for this University. I am especially proud of how various groups have come together to address concerns dear to many of our hearts, and I am grateful for the support you have expressed to me as I navigate my first major leadership challenge.... Read More

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Mar 21, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Dr. Ajay Nair Named 22nd President of Arcadia University

GLENSIDE, Pa. (December 7, 2017)– After a national search, Arcadia University is proud to announce that Ajay Nair, Ph.D., has been named the institution’s 22nd president. A nationally recognized expert in student affairs issues and an accomplished social justice, race, and ethnicity scholar, Dr....