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Welcome to the Spring Semester

Message from the Office of the Provost
Monday, January 25, 2021 - 11:00

Dear Arcadia Students,

Welcome to the spring 2021 semester! As our partial re-opening progresses, we are excited to have many of you back on campus. For those who are continuing to engage remotely, we remain committed to providing the best possible experience. For all of you, please know how much we admire your focus and persistence and how much we appreciate your care and concern for... Read More

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Jan 8, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s Pandemic Response

Arcadia University took a values-based, community-focused, strategic approach in responding to the disruptions that have been brought by COVID-19 since early 2020. Each initiative enacted and measure taken placed students and those most vulnerable in our community at the center, with...

Daijah Patton filming her vlog

Daijah Patton Jan 6, 2021 9:09 am

VLOG: Student Ambassador's Life in a Pandemic

Here, I take you through my day as an Arcadia Ambassador in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. I'm showing you around campus, explaining how visits are currently structured, and sharing how Arcadia is keeping visitors and students safe and secure at this time....

Anthony Carbonetta in virtual therapy

Anthony Carbonetta Jan 3, 2021 7:00 pm

Taking Time for Therapy

I think I can speak for many when I say we’ve all been crawling to the finish line, trying to make it to the new year. 2020 has been a bit unkind to people, and many could use a refreshing outlet for their frustrations.  This year has felt especially claustrophobic for me, and I...

Mia Woo's photo of the Stonewall Inn

Mia Woo Jan 2, 2021 7:00 pm

PRIDE at Home: Finding Community in Isolation

I’ve probably (definitely) announced my sexuality on the Internet way too many times for many people’s liking, but here’s the thing—LGBTQ+ issues haven’t diminished in relevance. And I’m a firm believer that positive change starts with conversations. So let’s talk about this together.  [...

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Nicholas Schiavo Jan 1, 2021 7:00 pm

The Rewards of Going Out on a Limb

With more downtime than a usual semester, I set out to find a job to help support me and my family during the pandemic. The job I came across has been such an invaluable experience that it certainly has helped me diversify my experience as a worker and a member of the community.  If there...

PA students social distancing on haber green

Shane Burroughs Dec 30, 2020 7:00 pm

Persistence Through the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immeasurable impact on the lives of all college students, along with the rest of society. With the impact that the pandemic has had on the world, medical professionals have garnered more respect than ever, and rightfully so. Occupations within the medical field are...

Student drawing a skull

Garrett Davies Dec 28, 2020 7:00 pm

Need Your Flow State Activated? Try a Hobby

Today, people consume much more than they produce. This isn't inherently an issue in society, but I think that the value and rewards of producing something by yourself are often overlooked. Hobbies are activities that are done regularly for leisure and can include a wide variety of things....

Students volunteering on day of service

Lashanna Bryant Dec 27, 2020 7:00 pm

5 Virtual Ways Arcadia Students Can Help Their Community

Community service, especially in a time like this, is very valued—especially since those who are less fortunate are suffering a great deal due to the pandemic.  Given that we are encouraged to stay inside, how exactly can we give back to our community from the comfort of our own homes? The...

Softball team huddle

Madison Costigan Dec 22, 2020 7:00 pm

Seasons on Pause: Student-Athletes Play the Waiting (and Hoping) Game

This year, student-athletes, like everyone else, have had to adjust to accepting the unknown. Fall sports were cancelled, and the Mid-American Conference’s decision on whether or not to have winter and spring sports is still up in the air, which also has to be followed by a decision by Arcadia. As...

Areiana Edwards recording a vlog

Areiana Edwards Dec 22, 2020 1:18 pm

VLOG: College in Quarantine

Here, I talk about some ways that I manage deadlines and handle school fatigue during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Arcadia University alumnus A-Mac Harris

Dec 22, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Harris ’20 Coordinates COVID Contact Tracing with PA App

In 2014, A-Mac Harris ’20MPH saw how an epidemic can devastate an area when his home country of Liberia had an outbreak of Ebola. The loss of his close friend during this time inspired his interest in Public Health, which brought Harris to Arcadia University in 2018.  Harris, who earned his...