Articles & Blogs Archives

April 2, 2012
Drawing on unprecedented access to greatly extended and once secret  documents from the Ottoman archives of 1913 onward, Taner Akçam, associate professor at Clark University has written a timely new book, “The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire” (Princeton...
March 30, 2012
Mortimer H. Appley, the sixth president of Clark University, died Thursday, March 29, at the age of 90. Appley was inaugurated as Clark president on July 1, 1974, and served for 10 years. “The Clark community is saddened to learn of the death of Mort Appley, an accomplished academician, who also provided a firm hand in...
March 29, 2012
The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center office located at Clark University has been named the winner of the 2012 Service Excellence award, according to an announcement by Robert Nelson, Massachusetts U.S. Small Business Administration District Director.
March 29, 2012
George Allen '08 addresses one of the LEEP discussion groups at the Feb. 29 kickoff event. As deputy chief of staff for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, T.F. Scott Darling ’84 works for an organization that knows a thing about getting people from one place to another. So it seems appropriate that as he...
March 28, 2012
It’s safe to say that a winning attitude is nestled comfortably in Wally Halas’ DNA. He is descended from sports royalty. His great uncle, George Halas, was the legendary coach of the Chicago Bears, which steamrolled through the NFL in the ’30s and ’40s, earning the team the nickname “Monsters of the Midway.” Halas’ Bears...
March 28, 2012
Watch: Ben Schaeffer '15 describes his experience on Clark University's EMS squad.
March 28, 2012
Watch: When Ann Salerno '13 asked for more responsibility during her London internship, she ended up writing a constitution for a local gardening group.
March 28, 2012
Watch: Hannah Berry '12 describes Clark's new model of education, LEEP, and how it relates to her academic experience.
March 28, 2012
Watch: Matt Warndorf '12 learned scientific research first hand with Clark Biology Professor Todd Livdahl.
March 28, 2012
Electric vehicles are slowly but steadily gaining traction with consumers in New England, and drivers of EVs in Worcester will soon be “topping off” at charging stations at Clark University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Quinsigamond Community College, and other sites set to be in service soon. The public is invited to...
March 27, 2012
Read: Caitlin Thayer does not take her feet for granted, and with good reason...
March 26, 2012
Front row, L-R: Jamie Fitzgerald, Katy Gibbs, Julie Erthal, Linda Valsdottir Back row, L-R: John Soghigian, Matt Warndorf, Prof. Todd Livdahl
March 22, 2012
What is a college education worth? The question is both blunt and pervasive, and it’s at the forefront for many prospective students and their parents, who are weighing the value of a college diploma against the expense of earning it. Families are looking for schools that not only provide an excellent education, but will...
March 22, 2012
Watch: Champo Mapulanga, a Clark University undergrad from Zambia, talks about LEEP, Clark's pioneering model of education.
March 22, 2012
Read: Blaize Denfeld '10 has the freedom to plan her research and schedule, making her job, she says, “very multidimensional.”
March 20, 2012
Guidance counselors talk with Prof. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett (sitting at right, green jacket) They arrived on campus from Chicago and Los Angeles, St. Louis and Raleigh, Cincinnati and Minneapolis, New York and Boston. The schools they represented ran the gamut from elite private institutions to charter schools in...
March 19, 2012
Clark University’s ONE Chapter may only include 20 students, but they’re an amazing and effective group of young organizers.  As of this writing, Clark’s ONE Chapter is third on the leaderboard in the ONE Campus Challenge (OCC), a friendly national competition involving 3,000+ schools to determine which university’s...
March 16, 2012
(From left) Associate Professor Kristina Wilson, Goddard Library architect John M. Johansen and Steven Foote, architect of the Academic Commons John M. Johansen considered the audience seated before him inside the Robert Hutchings Goddard Library’s Rare Book Room, and offered a humble assessment of the building he...
March 15, 2012
Team members celebrate the completion of their task, building a house in the Clark neighborhood. While many students spent their spring breaks in more traditional ways and in warmer climates,  26 Clark University undergraduates stayed on campus from March 7 to 11, setting out each day to volunteer with area agencies...
March 14, 2012
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named Clark University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youths. Clark has appeared on the honor roll every year since its launch in 2006.
March 14, 2012
The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University will host the Second International Graduate Students’ Conferencefor  Holocaust and Genocide Studies on March 29 – April 1, presented in partnership with the Danish Institute for International Studies and the International Association of Genocide...
March 13, 2012
Clark's Model UN team celebrates their success. From left: Yohan Senarath, Shahryar Alamgir Khan, Justin Raphaelson, Jessica Chung, Tamar Gzirishvili, Nicholas Hyman; kneeling is Samer Said.
March 11, 2012
The Graduate School of Management (GSOM) at Clark University now offers an MBA concentration in sustainability, an innovative program focusing on the critical business and management skills corporate leaders need to effect global change and be true stewards of the environment. Clark’s program couples the principles of...
March 5, 2012
Dean Cycon (second from left, front row) is the founder of Dean's Beans in Orange, Mass., and has traveled the world to build the fair-trade coffee movement. Clark University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program will host successful Massachusetts entrepreneur Dean Cycon as the keynote speaker at an interactive event...
March 2, 2012
Mary-Ellen Boyle lived in Worcester for many years before she joined the Clark University faculty full time in 1999 as a management professor. She was initially attracted to Clark’s reputation for partnering with the city, and, more specifically, with its Main South neighborhood. Today, she’s determined that a Clark...