Coronavirus

Arcadia University student Violet Sleigh

Apr 2, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Sleigh ’21 Creates, Donates Masks to Carole’s Place

By Katherine Haines '21 When History major Violet Sleigh ’21 visited Carol’s Place, a shelter for women and children who are victims of abuse in Norristown, in fall 2019 as part of the Artist in the Community course, she wanted a way to stay involved and help others.    With the...

Undergraduate Grading Policy for Spring 2021 Semester

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 12:30

In response to the ongoing challenges students are experiencing related to COVID-19 and the recent network outages, Arcadia University is once again adopting an expanded pass/fail grading option for undergraduate students for the spring 2021 semester – one that is similar but not identical to what was adopted for the fall 2020 semester.

All undergraduate students may opt-in to a... Read More

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Students walking on campus with masks on

Danita Mapes Mar 30, 2021 12:00 am

Living on Campus During a Pandemic

Arcadia’s campus last fall and spring buzzed with life. Living in Knight Hall, not only was I in close proximity to my friends in the same building, I had ample room for social activities. It seemed like every week I ventured off with my gaggle of friends to some campus event or one of our personal...

Students walking in masks

Lashanna Bryant Mar 20, 2021 12:00 am

Yes, You Can Be a Social Butterfly Safely in a Pandemic

If you’re anything like me, the concept of having minimal to non-existent social interaction is quite terrifying. Even if you consider yourself to be somewhat in the middle, between being an introvert and an extrovert, living in campus housing all alone for days on end can be very exhausting and...

Madison Costigan Mar 10, 2021 12:00 am

At Last, Winter Sports Return

With so much uncertainty due to COVID-19, winter sports this semester were questionable. Still, student-athletes came to campus and began practicing, hoping that a season would take place. The long-awaited good news was delivered for both basketball teams and the men’s volleyball...

Arcadia University students sitting outside near the library

Mar 8, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia University Announces Reduced Tuition for Summer 2021 Programs

To help address challenges students and families may be facing due to COVID and other disruptions, Arcadia University is offering a reduced rate of tuition for its 2021 Summer Session programs.  Arcadia's undergraduate summer 2021 tuition rate of $600 per credit hour is a reduction of...

Global Cafe in Oak Summit

Madison Costigan Mar 6, 2021 7:00 pm

Staying Connected Amid Socially Distant Dining

For those of us living on campus this spring, there are many new aspects to life at Arcadia. Most classes are still online, so we are attending class in our dorms; access to facilities like the library and fitness center is restricted and tightly monitored; and opportunities to meet other students...

Graphic showing four people working on papers

Feb 19, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Writing Center Provides Support to Students During the Pandemic Through Online Consulting

By Rikki Rosenthal '21 The Arcadia University Writing Center has expanded its outreach and engagement throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and adjusted their pedagogical approaches to consultations by providing synchronous consultations through Zoom as well as asynchronous consultations, where...

Arcadia University alumnus Steven McCreery

Feb 16, 2021 Caitlin Burns

McCreery ’20 Monitors COVID Patients in One-of-a-Kind Virtual Response Center

As hospitals continue to combat COVID-19, Political Science graduate Steven McCreery ’20 has taken on a unique role as a virtual monitoring tech for St. Luke's University Health Network in their virtual response center in Allentown, Pa. With the center’s opening on Dec. 19, McCreery is among the...

Arcadia University professor Alex Otieno

Feb 11, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Otieno Examines Health Disparities and Human Rights

This semester, Alex Otieno, assistant professor of Sociology, is continuing his long standing concerns around recognizing and promoting the role of culture and institutions in facilitating and, sometimes, resisting social transformation.  He is using his courses and role as co-facilitator...

Jasmin Ramirez recording her vlog

Jasmin Ramirez Jan 29, 2021 12:44 pm

VLOG: Internships During COVID-19

Here, I share advice and insight on virtual internships amid COVID-19. Topics include effective communication and setting boundaries:

Arcadia University student Rikki Rosenthal at the Global Cafe

Jan 29, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Welcomes Students Back to Campus

Arcadia’s campus, quiet for the past 10 months, again was alive with the sounds and sights of students as 355 approved residential students moved into Oak Summit and residence halls—many at single bedroom occupancy—throughout the week of Jan. 17. In addition to those living on campus, an additional...