Diversity

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...

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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 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....

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...

Feb 11, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Feb. 17: Artist Ulrick Jean-Pierre Speaks on Ties that Bind Haiti and the U.S.

On Thursday Feb. 17, distinguished Haitian American artist Ulrick Jean-Pierre will speak on how his artwork demonstrates the ties that bind Haiti and the U.S. The historical links between Haiti and the U.S. are brought to life through Jean-Pierre’s paintings, which depict many prominent figures who...

Feb 7, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Important Q&A with Founding and Associate Director of the Center for Antiracist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action

The founding director and associate director of Center for Antiracist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA) Dr. Doreen Loury and Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack, respectively, answer questions about the importance of CASAA, how the Center plans to engage with the community, and how it...

Jan 27, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia University Celebrates Black History Month with Read-in, Round Table Talk, Oratorical Contest

Arcadia University celebrates Black History Month this February with a variety of events and programming open to the University community, as well as spotlighting our Black community through their stories, quotes, and highlights.  Tuesday, Feb. 1: The Annual African American Read-in:...

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Jan 4, 2022 Connor Fogel

Arcadia Commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King 2022

Arcadia University celebrates MLK Day 2022 with a variety of campus and community events featuring students, alumni, faculty, staff, and civic leaders. Through Feb. 28: Food Drive for Food and Wellness Network. Sunday, Jan. 16: Living Room Conversations on the Knock at Midnight Sermon....

Jan 4, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia Hosts Food Drive, through February, as Part of MLK Day of Service

In honor of the MLK Day of Service 2022, Arcadia University and the MLK Day of Service 2022 Committee are collecting donations for the Food and Wellness Network (FAWN) in Philadelphia. FAWN coordinates a network of community-based food pantries offering nutritious food, infant formula, diapers,...

Dec 10, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

LOVE Pilot Program Acts-Up in Fall Semester, Looks Forward to Spring 2022

The LOVE Pilot Program’s final Act-Up of the semester, on Dec. 8, was a hybrid event that included an Open House in the Commons Great Room, as well as a virtual Zoom room for the sharing of insights, learning, and proposed antiracism actions the group has developed over the semester. More than 40...

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Nov 16, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia Launches the Center for Anti-Racist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA)

On Nov. 16, 2021, the anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) Project Team and the Provost’s Office at Arcadia University announced the establishment of the Center for Anti-Racist Scholarship, Advocacy, and Action (CASAA)--an interdisciplinary academic center that will bring together individuals from...

Nov 9, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia's ABRI Efforts Featured in Nov. 9 Chronicle of Higher Education

Arcadia University is the feature of the Chronicle of Higher Education's Nov. 9 Race on Campus newsletter. The Chronicle spoke with President Ajay Nair, Provost Jeff Rutenbeck, and Assistant Vice President for Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Angela McNeil, who are all quoted...