Institutional Diversity

Sarah Adeniran Oct 27, 2017 11:47 am

First-Gen Resources Are MIA

To anyone who has attended a university for just six weeks, it’s pretty clear that college life is rough. The transition from high school to college can be overwhelming on many levels. From learning new, and often rigorous, material, to managing finances, to navigating university resources, such as...

Vea Ki-Tokelau Molitika Oct 26, 2017 3:37 pm

Identity, Diversity, and the Path to Better Education

The American diaspora has always been an unfamiliar territory that I have tried to maneuver since I was eight when we arrived from Tonga. My family and I settled in the Bay Area, a diverse place of mixed races and cultures. Yet when I moved to Pennsylvania for college, I felt a lot of alienation as...

Olivia Armacost Oct 17, 2017 10:49 am

Nicole Maines: Her Story, Her Struggles, Her Shoes

This is one of the many lessons I learned from my interview with Nicole Maines, the high-heeled, quick-humored, stressed but well-dressed college student. Oh, and also the subject of the New York Times bestseller Becoming Nicole: The Transformation of an American Family, by...

Apr 21, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Students Explore Health Care Careers at Steel City Diversity Conference

Arcadia University was among a select group of colleges and universities invited to the University of Pittsburgh's first Steel City Health Careers Diversity Conference on April 14 and 15. Led by Judy Dalton, associate dean of Institutional Diversity, and May Their Aye, coordinator of Diversity...

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Feb 23, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates Women’s History Month with Open Mic, Discussions, and Professional Panel

Arcadia University will host the following events for Women’s History Month that celebrate the empowerment of women and the shared experiences they carry. Wednesday, March 1 Sister Songs, Psalms, and Sonnets: Open Mic for Arcadia’s Women Commons Meeting Rooms 2 and 3, 5:30 to 7 p.m....

Justin Rollins Feb 21, 2017 7:00 pm

An Opportunity to Learn and Grow

On Jan. 22, I had the opportunity to join “Building Fences: How to Protect Our Community,” an evening of enlightening workshops hosted by the Black Male Development Symposium (BMDS) that focused on being a minority in America. Dr. Doreen Loury, assistant professor of Sociology at...

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Feb 6, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Arcadia Hosts Spoken Word, Read-In, and Social Progress Events During Black History Month

Arcadia University is hosting the following events to celebrate and promote diversity, culture, and social activism throughout Black History Month. Wednesday, Feb. 8 The Multicultural Organization Coalition: Commons Meeting Room 2, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Multicultural Organization Coalition...

Amber Amin '17 speaks during the unity rally on Feb. 3.

Feb 3, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Community Unites for Diversity in Response to Executive Order

A crowd of more than 100 students, faculty, and staff joined together on Feb. 3 to unite in response to the Executive Order by the White House. While holding signs that called for diversity in communities, attendees were invited to share their concerns and hopes for the future. “I am glad to see...

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Jan 31, 2017 Caitlin Burns

University Statement on White House Executive Order

The recent White House Executive Order leaves much uncertainty with colleges and universities and their students, scholars, international programs, and global alliances. This 90-day order not only impacts refugees and people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, or Yemen, but...

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Jan 19, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Honors Program and Office of Institutional Diversity Host Social Progress Event to Kick Off Big Idea Competition

On Feb. 27, the Honors Program and Office of Institutional Diversity will host a Social Progress Incubator to encourage community service, motivate student activists, and kick off Arcadia’s annual Big Idea Competition. All members of the University community are invited to join guest speakers...

Dec 13, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Welcomes J Mase III ’06 as Lead Performer at Spoken Word Event

The First-Year Seminars “Reading Between the Rhymes” and “Words of Mass Destruction,” in conjunction with student organization PTAH and the Office of Institutional Diversity, hosted the Words Unspoken open mic night on Dec. 3. In a special performance, black/trans/queer poet J Mase III ’06 read...

Doriane Feinstein Nov 7, 2016 7:00 pm

Living Jew-ish

Religion is an odd topic for me. People are shocked, at first, to learn that I am Jewish. With a last name like Feinstein, I find their delayed reactions to be quite amusing. When it comes to religion, I have always hopped around and changed my views on my faith. At first, I would celebrate...