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Feb 27, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Update on Coronavirus and Academic and International Programs

Dear Arcadia Community, With more cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) being confirmed around the world, the University wants to update the community on how the virus has impacted our academic and international programs.  Arcadia has cancelled Preview courses scheduled to travel to high-...

Denise Glick Feb 12, 2020 10:46 am

Balancing Your Normal

If you read my first post, you know I’ve had a kidney transplant. Many people seem to think that a transplant is “one and done.” Once you slap that lumpy glob of tissue in, bam, no more problems. Like that Surgeon Simulator video game (Rage Quit, anyone?).  The reality, though, is that I’m...

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Denise Glick Oct 31, 2019 3:40 pm

A Kidney Biopsy—and Unexpected Benefits

The last time I was admitted to a hospital was January 2016. Of course, my transplanted kidney decided to wait until the most inconvenient time to throw a fit: the third week of this semester. Which isn’t just any semester, mind you. No, this is my first ever college semester. The transition to...

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Caitlin Joyce Oct 10, 2019 3:27 pm

Dealing with Divorce at College

At the start of my junior semester, I felt like I was finally seeing the fruits of my academic labor. I had been offered a research position, I was going to be involved with a presidential committee, and I declared my double major. I felt like my future was bright and brimming with opportunity—...

Caitlin Joyce May 14, 2018 10:48 am

Finding Inner Peace with Invisible Illness

When one thinks of the phrase “coming out,” usually the first topic that comes to mind is sexuality. However, there are multiple aspects of one’s identity than can be difficult to talk about, elements of ourselves which are not often visible to those around us. These identities can incorporate a...

Kathryn Jones Feb 26, 2018 3:48 pm

Managing Mental Illness While Abroad

As a person who’s dealt with mental illness for most of my formative years, deciding to study abroad was one of the biggest and scariest decisions of my life. Around 10th grade, my mental health was at an all-time low. I was tired of living as a captive to my own brain, so I begrudgingly decided...

Olivia Armacost Feb 16, 2018 5:25 am

In Control— or Controlled?

“I am the one thing in life I can control.” Riding the train back to Arcadia for my second semester, this phrase found its way into my mind and lingered (courtesy of the superb lyrics of Lin Manuel Miranda and the ever-powerful delivery of Leslie Odom Jr. in Hamilton). A simple-but-true doctrine...

Vea Ki-Tokelau Molitika Dec 4, 2017 12:22 pm

Manual for Those with a Dollar and a Dream

I knew as a child that my family lived a paycheck-to-paycheck life, so I learned at a young age to be financially independent. It is no secret that lower-income students like myself are much less prepared for college than higher-income students. For many low-income students, college can be an...

Yellow Fever Vaccine Shortage

CDC announces Stamaril Clinics.
Monday, December 4, 2017 - 04:00

The CDC announced a national shortage of the Yellow Fever vaccine, which will not available until mid-2018. In the interim, the CDC has announced that an investigational drug, Stamaril, will be available at CDC-identified clinics. 

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Caitlin Joyce Oct 17, 2017 4:50 pm

Thriving at College with Chronic Illness

Managing high school was incredibly difficult for me. On top of the usual stressors— homework, making friends, and extracurriculars— I also had to manage my health in a way that not many other students do. When I was 12, I was diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Postural...