Diversity

Jan 27, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Award-winning Poet Jericho Brown to Read at Arcadia University

Award-winning poet Jericho Brown will read from his recent collection of poetry The New Testament, one of Library Journal’s  best books of the year and an NAACP Image Award nominee for Outstanding Literary Work—Poetry, at Arcadia University on Feb. 11. The event...

Nov 25, 2014 Daniel DiPrinzio

Loury Speaks at Philadelphia’s My Brother’s Keeper Summit

Dr. Doreen Loury (left) with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Stephen Tyson ’13M at the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Initiative Summit, hosted at Philadelphia’s Mastery Charter School-Shoemaker Campus on Wednesday, Nov. 12. The summit was organized in response to President Obama’s MBK Community...

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Sep 10, 2014 Purnell Cropper

The Mercury: Mattiola Supports Ending Discrimination Against LGBT Pennsylvanians

Chantel Mattiola, a graduate of Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution program, spoke outside of the Pottstown Borough Hall on Aug. 7 to show her support for House Bill 300, which bans discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pennsylvanians. The...

Aug 8, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Collaboration with Philadelphia Futures Opens Doors for First-gen Students

By JENNIFER RETTER ’16 A collaboration between Arcadia University and Philadelphia Futures is, in many ways, a perfect fit. After all, the University throughout its history has enrolled many first-generation students, providing opportunities for those who were the first in their families to...

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Jul 22, 2013 Purnell Cropper

The Philadelphia Tribune: Arcadia Offers Three Scholarships to Students from Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church

Traditionally, Arcadia University sponsors a scholarship that’s awarded to one member of the Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church. This year, however, three students received $20,000 from Arcadia for their freshman year of college. Enon’s Rev. Alyn E. Waller, who spoke to Philadelphia Tribune about the...

Jun 5, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Graduates Participate in Black CAPs Philly 2013

On May 19, Arcadia University 2013 graduates Stephen J. Tyson Jr., who earned a Master of Arts degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution, and Ralph Sean Collins Sr., who earned a Master of Business Administration degree, gathered at City Hall alongside nearly three dozen Black men who...

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Apr 19, 2013 Purnell Cropper

USA TODAY College: Dettra ’16 Discusses Coming out in College

USA TODAY College featured “Opinion: Coming Out in College” by Matthew Dettra ’16 on April 17. The article is a combination of personal experience, advice to those who are struggling with coming out, and a look at the LGBT community all wrapped up in one article. “Society has power over everyone....

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Feb 5, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

USA Today College: Flores ’14 Speaks Out Against Homonormativity

USA Today College featured “Opinion: My fight against homonormativity” by Jayson Flores ’14 on Jan. 28. The article is an honest look at the pressure in the LGBT community to mimic heteronormative standards and features insights from educators, including Dr. Graciela Slesaransky-Poe, Associate...

Jan 21, 2013 Purnell Cropper

‘King’s Dream’ Brings Civil Rights Leader into Focus

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 On Jan. 15, Key Arts Productions presented “King’s Dream,” a unique live performance and multimedia presentation, in the Commons Great Room. The performers joined the Arcadia University community in commemorating the life, work and message of the Rev....

Dec 7, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

A Life Re-imagined: Rabbinic Intern Finds Strength through Faith

Arcadia University’s new Rabbinic Intern, Julie Benioff, didn’t grow up attending synagogue regularly. She didn’t go to Hebrew school. In fact, she remembers asking her parents if she could enroll, but neither had had a positive experience from which to draw on; the idea was not encouraged. But...

Nov 20, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Students Present at First Annual SEPCHE Diversity Conference

On Nov. 10, Judy Dalton, Associate Dean of Institutional Diversity, toted students to Holy Family University for SEPCHE’s First Annual Diversity Conference: Valuing and Embracing Diversity. Student presenters were Jayson Flores ’14, Tanisha Thelemaque ’14 and Tanesha Waid ’13. Each of these...

Nov 20, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Hillel Observes Shabbat, Establishes a New Campus Tradition

As the sun began to set on Oct. 26, approximately 40 members of the Arcadia community gathered in the Dining Complex Lecture Room 107 to recognize Shabbat. That gathering was partially the result of a panel formed to explore how to promote and expand Jewish life on campus and the fund that was...