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Aug 4, 2020 Andrea Walls

100 Years Ago at Beaver College

The year was 1920. After a decades-long fight for women’s suffrage, the U.S. Senate passed the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote in elections. A committee of social justice-minded citizens, which included Helen Keller and Jane Addams, founded the American Civil Liberties Union (...

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Aug 4, 2020 Andrea Walls

Striving for a More Perfect Union

Educator, author, and politician Shirley Chisholm famously said, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” When she announced her candidacy for president in 1972, she offered the less-known but no-less-true sentiment: “I stand before you today, to repudiate the ridiculous...

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Aug 4, 2020 Andrea Walls

Q&A with Jane Oates ’83MEd

Arcadia University’s Honors Program and Office of Career Education welcomed Jane Oates ’83MEd on March 3 as part of the Pioneer Series. Oates is president of WorkingNation, a nonprofit media organization telling stories about solutions to the jobs skills gap and community workforce issues while...

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Aug 4, 2020 Andrea Walls

From the President

Dear Arcadia Community, This past spring semester was one of the most challenging semesters we had ever experienced. Few of us had ever encountered a crisis that altered our lives like COVID-19. After we had navigated through that semester, as the pandemic still hovered over our...

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Jul 6, 2020 Caitlin Burns

TCGS: Virtual Europe Internships

Arcadia University’s College of Global Studies (TCGS) is pleased to announce Virtual Europe Internships. This exciting opportunity enables students to enhance their semester of study at their home institution, or their Gap Year, through a virtual internship with employers in London,...

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Jun 16, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Noakes Featured Around the Country for Expertise on Police and Protests

Dr. John Noakes, interim director of the School of Education, has spent his career analyzing the relationship between protestors and police officers, and the social contract between the state and political dissent. As protests continue around the country, the internationally known scholar on the...

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Jun 4, 2020 Caitlin Burns

As Protests Continue, Daniels ’21, ’22M Publishes on the Black Male Experience

“But, I am afraid! Daily, I am afraid!  I always wonder…   ‘Will TODAY be the LAST day of my Earthly experience?’ ‘Will TODAY be the LAST day I will feel the warmth and love of all the communities I am a part of?’   ‘Will TODAY be the LAST day I say ‘I love you mom’...

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May 27, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates 2020 Grad-AWAY-tion

The Arcadia community gathered on the ‘virtual’ Green to recognize the Class of 2020 to acknowledge each member and confer degrees in a grad-AWAY-tion celebration on Friday, May 15.    On the Arcadia 2020 Commencement website, graduates and their friends and family could hear...

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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...

Walter E. Blankley and Rosemary Deniken Blankley '57,'06H with Blankley Scholars

May 7, 2020 Andrea Walls

In Memoriam: Walter E. Blankley

Walter E. Blankley, a beloved member of the Arcadia University community and husband of Life Trustee Rosemary Deniken Blankley ’57, ’06H, passed away on April 27. Together for 67 years, Walter and Rosemary established an extraordinary legacy at Arcadia, defined by a lifetime commitment to higher...

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May 6, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Specht ’20 Awarded 2020 Fulbright for Brazil

COVID-19 isn’t stopping International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 from fulfilling her goal of working in Brazil after graduation. In April, Specht was announced as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) recipient with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In January 2021, Specht...

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Apr 28, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Community Members Create Masks for Those in Need

Members of the Arcadia community continue to step up in the fight against COVID-19. With Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and masks as some of the biggest needs, Arcadia students, faculty, staff, and alumni have pulled out their sewing machines and needles to make over 1,000 masks. After the...