Access, Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion

May 4, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Fostering Conversations and Research on Race:CASAA Awards Its First Round of Microgrants for Scholarship and Antiracist Pedagogy

In efforts to advance scholarship on race, racism, and social justice in the past as well as the contemporary world, the directors of the Center for Antiracist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA) at Arcadia University unveiled a new initiative—the CASAA Microgrants Program—in March 2022. Part...

Apr 20, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

For Some at Arcadia, Service Means Introspection, Mutual Aid, Community

By Sarah Marsh, Office of Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion program coordinator, and Anthony Reyes, program coordinator Gateway to Success/Act 101 Program and Undergraduate Success academic advisor What does service mean to you? How does it inspire you to act? For some at Arcadia...

Arslie Jacques-Louis ‘24, Simone Smith ‘23, Dr. Loury, Nyla Russel ’24, and O'Shane Mendez ’24

Apr 18, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Black Excellence at Arcadia Celebrated on April 10

Arcadia University and the Black Awareness Society (BAS) celebrated Black students, faculty, and staff at the first Black Excellence Social on Sunday, April 10 in Grey Towers Castle.  The event served as an opportunity to highlight Black excellence at Arcadia both past and present, such as...

Apr 1, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Resist is a Womanist Word: A Tribute to Sonia Sanchez and Call for Submissions: Sonku for Sonia

This year, poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez will receive an honorary doctoral degree and address the Class of 2022 at Commencement ceremonies for Arcadia University. Renowned for the messages of freedom and activism in her work, Sanchez once declared that "[r]esist is an ancient word. A...

Maya Johnson

Mar 28, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Maya Johnson Joins Arcadia as Assistant Director of Counseling / Diversity Initiatives

In January 2022, Maya Johnson, M.S., LPC, joined Arcadia University as assistant director of Counseling/Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives. Her role includes working with Counseling Services and with campus partners—staff, faculty, and students—to identify and develop strategies to best support...

Mar 15, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

March 21 - 24: Arcadia Celebrates Life of Legendary Cremona Morrey with Art Exhibition, Documentary Screening, and Panel Discussion with the Montier Family

On Thursday, March 24, Arcadia University will celebrate the life of Cremona Morrey, a legendary resident of the Cheltenham area. The special event begins at 7 p.m. with a screening of the 25-minute WHYY documentary The Montiers: An American Story in Grey Towers Castle Korman Mirror Room. This will...

Mar 4, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Part III of Important Q&A Series with Founding and Associate Director of CASAA

Arcadia University's three-part Q&A series with the founding and associate director of the Center for Anti-Racist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action, Dr. Doreen Loury and Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack, respectively, concludes below. Read Part I of the series here, and Part II here....

Daijah Patton Feb 24, 2022 12:00 am

Being Black During Black History Month

I have no recollection of Black History Month celebrations from when I was in grade school. I remember having a mini-lesson about MLK, Jr., Rosa Parks, and a dabble of Malcolm X, but I never experienced the part where people celebrated being Black.  I wasn’t fully educated on Black history...

Feb 23, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Part II of our CASAA Q&A: Opportunities for Community Members, CASAA's Key Initiatives

Arcadia University's Q&A three-part series with the founding and associate director of the Center for Anti-Racist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action, Dr. Doreen Loury and Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack, respectively, continues below. You can read Part I of the series here. Read Part III of...

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Feb 23, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Feb. 24: Asian American and Pacific Islander Mental Health Panel

On Thursday, Feb. 24, Arcadia University counseling services, the Office of Access, Diversity, and Inclusion, the AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Resource group, and the AAPI group of Montgomery county will host a mental health panel to describe and discuss the difficulties surrounding...

Feb 18, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia Athletics to Present Viewing of Althea, Documentary on Legendary Women’s Tennis Star and Black Athlete

On Monday, Feb. 28, the Arcadia University community is invited to a virtual viewing of Althea, a documentary on tennis legend Althea Neale Gibson, one of the first Black athletes to cross the color line of international tennis. Arcadia community members can view the documentary, which begins at 7...

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Feb 9, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Transforming Education at Arcadia: The ABRI Curricular Infusion Pilot Program in Action

In a November 2021 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) in development at Arcadia University were put on center stage in “Race on Campus: One University’s Plan to Combat Anti-Black Racism” by Sarah Brown. The article highlighted “plans to diversify...