Sociology

Arcadia University student Sanaa Scott-Wheeler sits in front of a tree

Nov 11, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Scott-Wheeler ’24 Advocates from a Social Distance

“I went to a predominantly white school from kindergarten to eighth grade,” said Sociology major Sanaa Scott-Wheeler ’24. “I’ve basically been experiencing racial inequality my entire life. I had to go through that switch from being at home and being black and then going to school and being black...

Arcadia University alumna Danielle Frank

Oct 21, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Frank ’12 Finds Her Passion Working with Disability Support Services

As a student at Arcadia University, Danielle Frank ’12 found her calling in Disability Support Services in the Office of Academic Development.  As a Sociology major, Frank had wanted to become a guidance counselor. However, after working in the Office of Academic Development, she discovered...

Arcadia University interim director of Education Dr. John Noakes

Sep 9, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Noakes Spotlighted in Portland Protests Article

Dr. John Noakes, interim director of the School of Education, was featured in an online Aug. 24 news article published by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), which was republished on KLCC, Oregon’s branch of National Public Radio (NPR). The news report explores the 2020 protests for Black Lives...

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Jun 26, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Garcia on SCOTUS Ruling on Gay and Transgender Employees

By Caitlin Joyce '20 In a landmark decision made in Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., the Supreme Court ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects LGBT+ employees from discrimination based on sex on June 15. In a 6-3 decision, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered the majority opinion that Title VII...

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Jun 18, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Gonzalez ’06 Builds Intersectional LGBTQ+ Community

“I love the job that I do, because we are putting into place many things that have never existed before, that I never got a chance to have, or that I never even knew was a possibility,” said Sociology alumnus Ernie Gonzalez ’06, the operations director of the Compass Community Center in...

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Jun 4, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Garcia Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of PRIDE

Dr. Ana Maria Garcia, associate professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, remembers a time when LGBT+ pride wasn’t celebrated, and Arcadia didn’t boast itself as a safe place for members of the community. “PRIDE Club started to make gayness visible on campus. We could...

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May 20, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Pan African Studies Announces Winners of African American Folklore Competition

The annual African Folklore Competition, sponsored by the Pan African Studies, asks students to compose an original folktale with elements of African storytelling. On May 7, Lashanna Bryant ’21, Eric Hamada ’22, Tiara Moore ’21, Tessa Kilcourse ’20, and Shakiya Smith ’23 were announced as winners...

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May 7, 2020 Jen Retter

#ArcadiaStrong: Faculty and Staff Standouts During COVID-19

We asked our social media followers to share outstanding faculty and staff experiences they've had in the wake of COVID-19.    "Jodi Bornstein has built a community for ED110 that has been super supportive."  "Kathy Trainor has been very supportive and...

Dr. John Noakes

Apr 10, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Noakes to Serve as Interim Director of School of Education

Dr. John Noakes will assume the role of Interim Director of the School of Education, effective June 1. Currently chair of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Dr. Noakes joined the Arcadia community in 2005 and has served with distinction in a wide variety of roles. He...

the Alumni Gymnasium filled with students presenting their capstone posters.

Caitlin Joyce Feb 20, 2020 11:30 am

Five Tips for Surviving Your Senior Thesis

Unlike many of my peers, the written component of Senior Capstone was due at the end of the fall semester instead of closer to graduation. While I was certainly not a fan of having to cram my thesis work into a single semester instead of spreading it throughout the year, this means my final...

Student in classroom

Caitlin Joyce Feb 6, 2020 10:42 am

Taking a New Path

If I were to describe myself as a student, I would say that I am intensely driven to excel at every academic opportunity presented to me. While in my personal life I try to exude a “chill” persona, in the classroom, I’m a “Type A” personality all the way. To me, anything below a 90% grade is a sign...

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Dec 19, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Faculty, Students Present on Biomedical Needs, Human Rights, and Male Bystander Intervention Programs

Members of the Arcadia community presented at the 2019 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting and Expo, themed “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health,” which took place in Philadelphia from Nov. 2 to 6.  Four faculty members from the Public...