Campus News

Jun 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Again Exceeds Philanthropic Targets

With support from the entire community, Arcadia University exceeded its philanthropic targets for a second year—doubling its achievement since fiscal year 2019.  The Arcadia University community came together to donate more than $4 million in the 2021 fiscal year to support the life-...

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Jun 2, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Honors Course Sends Art Supplies to Ghana

Adjunct Professor of Education Linda Ruth Paskell ’81, ’96MEd met Nanna Kittoe Manful and was introduced to her organization, Obaatan, during a service trip to Ghana 10 years ago for her photography service project, Color of Poverty. That relationship has evolved—so much so that when...

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Jun 1, 2021 Erin McLaughlin

A Year Of Virtual Perfection & Connection

Inspired by the resiliency of Arcadia students, alumni, faculty, and staff, the Arcadia University Alumni Association has leveraged the interconnectivity of our virtual world to connect and champion the spirit of our community like never before. This year alone, Arcadia has launched more than a...

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May 31, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s Pandemic Response

Arcadia University took a values-based, community-focused, strategic approach in responding to the disruptions that have been brought by COVID-19 since early 2020. Each initiative enacted and measure taken placed students and those most vulnerable in our community at the center, with...

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May 26, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Letter from Outgoing Alumni Association President Costello Leraris

Like many of you, I can remember the moment that I fell in love with Arcadia University. It was 1987, and I had just traveled three hours from New York to tour the Beaver College campus. Immediately, I knew this is where I belonged. Soon after, I received my acceptance letter and...

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May 26, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Q&A with Phyllis Brody Taylor ’63

Last fall, Phyllis Brody Taylor ’63 captivated attendees of the Arcadia Alumni Round Table Talk: Women Who Lead. Discussing her involvement with the Freedom Rides while at Beaver College in 1961, Brody Taylor revealed to the community that there is much more to her story. Brody Taylor...

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May 26, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Community Advances ABRI Efforts

Through its community of practice, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment for Black students a priority and has progressed significantly in its Anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) efforts, which President Ajay Nair implemented last June. The six action steps presented by...

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May 26, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Pati Hill: Pioneer, A Groundbreaking Collection Comes to Arcadia

In the depths of a windowless room on Arcadia University's campus, tucked away in a nondescript space, stands an IBM photocopier recently arrived from Sens, a small town 75 miles south of Paris. The machine of 1970s vintage is a prize. It belonged to artist and writer Pati Hill, a...

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May 26, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Hosts Autistic Self-Advocates Speak Up! Panel

In celebration of Autism and Neurodiversity Acceptance Month, Arcadia’s School of Education hosted an Autistic Self-Advocates Speak Up! Panel on April 21. The panel featured three autistic self-advocates: artist Brian Foti, Gregory Tino, author of The Autistic Mind Finally Speaks, and lecturer...

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May 24, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates Class of 2021 Following Hybrid Academic Year

After more than a year of mainly virtual learning and events, the Arcadia University Class of 2021 celebrated on campus together in socially distanced, in-person Commencement Ceremonies on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21. Over six ceremonies, Arcadia University awarded more than 900...

Arcadia University tennis play Tim Zeng on the court

May 21, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Weitian “Tim” Zeng: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Favorite Arcadia memory: Scarlet and Grey Day. Committing to a school was a tough choice but that day gave me confidence in my decision. Students who have just freshly left high school were everywhere and it was hard to feel alone. It was a good...

Arcadia University student Olivia Jarvis

May 21, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Olivia Jarvis: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Major and minor: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Neuroscience minor Favorite Arcadia memory: Sitting out on the Haber Green with friends when the weather was beautiful! Involvement on campus: I was a lab assistant in the Psychology department, Learning Resource Network (LRN) advanced...