ClarkNow Articles & Blogs

Kevin Wesley standing in doorway in office
December 14, 2017
Kevin Wesley is a former journalist who knows how to open a story. So when he places a pair of Fiat Lux salt and pepper shakers on the table while being interviewed, he’s well aware he has just supplied the writer with the perfect lead. “You’re welcome,” he laughs. An eBay fan, Clark University’s new executive director of...
Olivia Barksdale sitting on a rock in the middle of a stream
December 8, 2017
Problems of Practice (POP) courses at Clark University allow undergraduate students to gain internship-like experience outside the classroom. This semester, students in Professor John Baker’s POP course on “Small-Scale Land Conservation in Massachusetts” connected not only with the great outdoors but with local...
Frank Abell reaches for a glass chemistry tube on a shelf
December 1, 2017
Frank Abell remembers the day his son visited his office on the first floor of Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center. Abell, Clark University’s laboratory manager/chemical safety officer, sat at his desk amid filing cabinets and boxes of supplies as students and professors rotated through. Undergraduates sought to buy white...
Student Jeremy Maltz sitting and talking with group of retirees, including Clark alumnus Ken Hedenburg, Class of 1950
November 27, 2017
Undergraduates who take Clark University’s The Art and Science of Management course accrue skills that prepare them for careers in businesses or nonprofit organizations. They also gain experience by designing a project to share those skills with a community organization, a course requirement. From left, Clark students...
Sun-Hee Gertz standing at front of audience and talking
November 20, 2017
Students, alumni, faculty and friends recently gathered to honor SunHee Kim Gertz (pictured), professor emerita and senior research scholar in English at Clark University. Throughout her career, Gertz has championed diversity and inclusion, and the scholars recognized her contributions with the Global Cultures Alumni...
Jonas Clark Building - Clark University
November 17, 2017
Clark University has earned an overall grade of an “A” in the 2018 edition of Niche’s Best Colleges In America and received stellar marks in several categories from academics, to value, to campus dining and housing. Clark received an “A+” for professors, an “A” for both diversity and academics, and an “A-“ for value. Clark...
Sun-Hee Gertz, right, stands and poses with her husband, Uwe Gertz
November 9, 2017
“Since third grade, I knew I would be a professor. I just didn't know of what. In fact, I didn't know which field would become my area of specialization until my first year of Ph.D. studies. Moving from chemistry to philosophy to art to literature, I finally decided on comparative literature with a focus on Western...
pop education - Clark University
November 7, 2017
Clark University’s new interdisciplinary major, Community, Youth and Education Studies (CYES), housed in the Education Department, is among the models singled out in a nationwide project highlighting innovative academic programs that empower graduates for civic and social responsibility.
Jonas Clark Building - Clark University
November 6, 2017
Clark University's Graduate School of Management (GSOM) has been named a "Best Business School," according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the school in its 2018 annual business school rankings. "We recommend the Graduate School of Management as one of the best to earn an MBA. We chose the...
Women 75 years of Co-ed - Clark University
November 2, 2017
Elyse Darefsky ’79, co-chair of “Celebrating 75 Years of Co-ed Clark,” stood before a Tilton Hall audience of Clark University women and greeted them with a simple message: “Welcome home.” Those two words drew hearty applause from attendees at the Oct. 28 event commemorating Clark’s admitting its first women undergraduates...
Women 75th Krefetz - Clark University
November 2, 2017
Guests attending the event “Celebrating 75 Years of Co-ed Clark” on Oct. 28 could choose from several afternoon activities, including three hour-long panel sessions, a celebration of the 40th anniversary of women’s field hockey at Clark, and a closing reception at the Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center....
The Survey on Campus Culture and Community launched Oct. 2 at Clark University.
October 31, 2017
Clark University has embarked on a landmark project, unprecedented in its scope and unique in the University’s history. On Oct. 2, Clark launched the Survey on Campus Culture and Community via a campuswide campaign that included emails, as well as tables set up on campus. (See photos on Flickr.)
Rich Buyer - Clark University
October 30, 2017
Movie lovers and devoted Clarkies now have the opportunity to watch a film produced by a fellow alumnus. Following its debut to two sold-out screenings at the Soho International Film Festival in 2015, Orchard Films has rolled out the comedy “The Networker,” which is available to viewers across a myriad of platforms,...
Clark Theatre Rehearsal - Clark University
October 27, 2017
About a decade ago, Theatre Arts Professor Gino DiIorio had an idea while reading work submitted by students in his Playwriting class. “I kept saying, 'This isn’t bad. We should get it up on its feet.' Then I thought, why don’t we put it up on its feet?” And the biennial New Play Festival was born. The fifth festival,...
Students posing for group photo of two mock trial teams from Clark University
October 26, 2017
Clark University students hosted an invitational mock trial tournament on Oct. 21-22, attracting eight college and university teams from as far away as Iowa. “The Clark students organized the tournament themselves, including inviting the competing schools and advertising the tournament through the American Mock Trial...
Darmy Bailey Fund - Clark University
October 25, 2017
The late D’Army Bailey ’65, LL.D. ’10, P ’00, was many things in his storied life: judge, activist, author, father, husband, and Clarkie. Adrienne Bailey attends the ceremony announcing the creation of a fund in her late husband's name.
October 20, 2017
Clark University faculty members were honored during a Faculty Awards Reception, on Sept. 27 at Harrington House, the home of President David Angel. The event followed the faculty assembly and was attended by 120 of Clark’s more than 180 full-time university faculty. Faculty Award recipients include: Steinbrecher Family...
Alex Jeannotte speaks behind podium in classroom
October 18, 2017
How many Clarkies does it take to launch a historically significant, community-oriented exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum? At least 20, for sure. For nearly four years, History Professor Janette Greenwood, along with undergraduate and graduate students and alumni, dove deep into researching century-old photos from...
Victoria Mariano stands in front of a brick building, her restaurant Bull Mansion, in downtown Worcester while holding onto an iron gate.
October 11, 2017
If Victoria Mariano ’08 had her way, she never would have attended college. “I wanted to open a business — a recording studio — right out of high school,” the entrepreneur recalls while sitting at a table in her restaurant, Bull Mansion New American Bistro in Worcester. “I took college-level business courses and wrote a...
October 10, 2017
The Clark University Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies will host an academic symposium, “Children and Mass Violence,” Oct. 19 and 20. Experts at the symposium will explore the traumatic impact of mass violence on the most vulnerable segment of society — children and youth. Lina Sergie Attar The conference...
October 5, 2017
Clark University is among the most environmentally responsible colleges in The Princeton Review "Guide to 375 Green Colleges: 2017 Edition."
Marissa Callender feeds an elephant in South Africa.
October 5, 2017
Marissa Callender interacted with amazing wildlife, like elephants here and in photo above, during her internship with Africa Media. Marissa Callender ’18 recently experienced a summer of firsts. It was the first time she traveled alone to a new continent; the first time she snapped a selfie with an elephant; the first...
Marissa Callender
October 5, 2017
Elephants, sharks, and gibbons, oh my! Marissa Callender ’18 encountered them all during an environmental journalism and travel writing internship in Mossel Bay, South Africa – a coastal town about 240 miles east of Cape Town.
Isabelle Zoeckler sits in the Academic Commons at Clark University with a laptop open in front of her.
October 4, 2017
Isabelle Zoeckler ’17 is mastering the ability to use past experiences as a stepping stone to future success. “During each of my internships, I’ve been able to build my skills,” says the fifth-year student in Clark’s Master's in Professional Communications Program. “My biggest take-away from my collective internship...
October 3, 2017
Clark University has officially launched the digital platform for ClarkCONNECT, an exciting new initiative that connects students to the broader Clark community for mentorship, college-to-career exploration, and world and workplace opportunities. The ClarkCONNECT forum lets alumni, faculty and Clark partners help students...

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