ClarkNow Blogs

The world-famous Appalachian Trail is getting a lot of attention lately, from the release of the film “A Walk in the Woods,” based on author Bill Bryson’s 800-mile trek and starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, to a not-so-flattering Associated Press article about how some hikers are treating the trail.
This story ran in the spring 2006 issue of Clark News. Devastating Flood No Match for Alumni Journalists Dan Shea ’81 and Laura Maggi ’95 helped the New Orleans Times-Picayune keep publishing when it was needed most On Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005—the day after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast and the levees in New...
The original movie poster from "Man with a Movie Camera." In a darkened theater inside Atwood Hall, Clark University’s newest students received an introduction to academic life during two screenings of the silent film “Man with a Movie Camera.” The 1929 work by Dziga Vertov was part of the orientation program called...
A peer adviser helps during the move-in process Thursday. A long flight from India later, Nishant Pandey stood in front of Atwood Hall on the Clark University campus, smiling about all that awaits him. “It feels good,” he said, not showing a bit of jet lag after arriving from New Delhi Wednesday, mere hours before...
Crews taking down one of the European copper beech trees Tuesday morning. Standing strong and proud for more than a century, the three European copper beech trees in Clark University’s Kresge Quadrangle in front of the Sackler Sciences Center now number only two. Crews braved a driving rain Tuesday to remove the...
From CLARK magazine, fall 2011 Joe '10 and Paul DeGeorge Joe DeGeorge ’10 has been busier than a snitch in a Quidditch match since he and his older brother Paul conjured up the band Harry and the Potters nine years ago. Just as the final Potter movie entered theaters in July, the band wrapped up a multi-city summer...
From CLARK alumni magazine, spring 2015 When the baby died in her arms, Catalina Escobar ’93 knew she had to do something. Volunteering in a hospital in Cartagena, Colombia, Escobar was helpless as the infant passed away. She later learned that the child could have been saved if his mother had been able to afford the $...
The headline on the Sept. 6, 2004, cover of Forbes magazine was hardly subtle. "CRUSHING RADIO" it declaimed. Then the subhead: "Sick of stupid ads, stale playlists & schlock jocks? No wonder XM Satellite is making waves." Three images illustrated the sentiment. Aboom box, a sledgehammer, and Hugh Panero '78, then...
JANICE CULPEPPER ‘77 remembers visiting a one-room hospital in Tanzania, with 30 children crammed onto five twin beds. Their mothers slept on the dusty floor, standing guard as their babies lay hooked up to IVs, receiving medicine to keep them alive. She knows better than anyone that this scene is duplicated in hundreds...
Sport psychologist Dr. Joel Fish '75 helps athletes succeed in the most competitive arena of all — the mind Specifically, the player was having trouble hitting free throws in the last two minutes of games. Rather than analyze his technique, as a coach would do, Fish chose an alternate route. He created a routine for...
By Joshua Luke Rushing ’14 WHEN THE FIRST PUNCH FLEW, I knew I had lost control of the situation. I had seen two men arguing near the back of the line, but the conflict wasn’t my problem as far as I was concerned. Even had it been my problem, how was I supposed to prevent two full-grown men from bickering? When I added...
By Jim Keogh William "Will" Rogers '59 has sent along a token of thanks for being interviewed about his 51-year career with the Central Intelligence Agency. With it he's enclosed a note: "Thought you might like a CIA pen. Don't worry, it doesn't do anything but write." It's the sort of quip he's accustomed to delivering...
https://youtu.be/5tfApobB2DI Watch Clark University Professor Taner Akçam's speech at the Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration Ceremonies in Times Square on April 26, 2015. [speech text] On this, a day laden with great urgency and historical meaning, I would like to thank you for allowing me to appear with you and...
Clark University athletes talk about why they chose to play Division III athletics here.
Duncan Hardy '16 and Eli Goldman '16  
Ten years after graduating from Clark, Doug Martung ’05, who goes by the stage name Voli, is blazing his own path through the music industry. I spoke with him about where he’s been, where he’s going and how his time at Clark has impacted his music. Your music is a hybrid of rap, rock, hip-hop and pop. Have you always...
Recap of Clark Univesity's student-run TEDx on April 11, 2015 You love to sing, to dance, to protest against injustice, to express yourself through art, to celebrate your different cultures, to learn by doing, to support each other, to discover the unknown and most importantly to be YOU. It is this fact we celebrate,...
Spree Day 2015 Recap! Spree Day photos Music: Night by Icona Pop Video by Carlos Deschamps '16
Neil Orzechowski '15 had the time of his life as a LEEP Project Pioneer. He just can’t talk about it. Orzechowski spent last summer working at Axispoint Inc., a New York-based company that is on the cutting edge of developing complex software applications and information technology solutions for large organizations....
By Abhijit Singh and Alex Turgeon "What is there to do in Worcester?" That was a common question we heard during Week One orientation, and it stuck with us. While Alex grew up in Holden, Mass., and had been able to experience all that Worcester had to offer, Abhijit was raised in Singapore, and had little knowledge of...
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2pa6AZCRT0_bdnza7zSQ-YtLTIPk_hH1 Clarkie Emily Smela '15 narrates this goPro tour of the Clark University campus. (Edited by Michelle Gamache '17)
https://youtu.be/LkU4gH0c4uM Clark University junior and screen studies major Skye Wingo's first episode about his study abroad experience in Osaka, Japan.
https://youtu.be/TX7sN1SjVcg Episode #2 of Clark University junior and screen studies major Skye Wingo's study abroad experience in Japan.

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