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The New York Times' food editorialist, and Clark class of '71, offers a sane response to an American diet flirting with madness New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg came under fire this spring, which is hardly an unusual circumstance for the leader of the country's largest and most complicated city. But the reason for...
Professor Willem Klooster Rumors that they had been emancipated fueled many slave uprisings in Europe’s Atlantic colonies during the early modern era, according to Clark University historian Willem Klooster. In his Sept. 20 lecture “Improvised News: Rumors in the Age before Mass Media,” held in the Higgins Lounge at...
Paul Ropp Paul Ropp, research professor of history, has been selected to receive the 2012 John W. Lund Clark Community Achievement Award. “Jack Lund believed that individuals with drive, passion, and vision can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors, and you exemplify exactly what Jack had in mind with this...
Clark University has been selected, along with eight other liberal arts colleges and universities, to partner with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in a new initiative called Faculty Leadership for Integrative Liberal Learning: Principles and Practices. Supported by a grant from The...
Charles Himmelberg Clark University will host Goldman Sachs credit strategist Charles Himmelberg for a President’s Lecture, “The Economic Road Ahead: Implications For Markets,” on Thursday, October 11, at 4:30 p.m., in Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, 92 Downing Street, Worcester. The lecture is free and open...
Worcester is one of three cities selected to share a National Science Foundation (NSF) award of $2,654,895 for the Art of Science Learning Phase 2 grant titled "Integrating Informal STEM and Arts-Based Learning to Foster Innovation."
Block Party heralds Downing St. transformation (From left) Executive Vice President James Collins, Jane '75 and Bill '76 Mosakowski, President David Angel and Vice President Jack Foley chat during the event. September 14 was a day of celebration at Clark, as students, faculty, staff and friends joined President David...
  Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis speaks with students just after presenting a guest lecture. Michael Dukakis, former Governor of Massachusetts and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, offered his insider’s perspectives to a group of Clark students on Sept. 17 during a frank discussion about life in...
Fall events, lectures to focus on death, extinction, renewal Clark will host cultural historian Morris Berman tonight for the first public lecture of the fall semester’s Difficult Dialogues Symposium, “The End of Things/Death, Extinction, Renewal."
Clark University is again recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of Best Colleges. The just-released issue recognizes Clark’s outstanding academics and financial value, placing Clark at No. 83 among national universities and No. 28 on the list of “Great Schools at Great Prices.” Clark placed at No. 94...
In contrast with cultural stereotypes, particularly that of "freeloading" off their parents, young people actually receive little to no financial support from their parents and strive for independence, even if it means living on a tight budget, according to the latest Clark University Poll of Emerging Adults.
In 2009, faced with a 23 percent pay cut and threats to close permanently The Boston Globe, the union employees of New England’s flagship newspaper returned to the bargaining table and settled for a 6 percent wage cut, pension freeze, reduced health care benefits and a five-day unpaid furlough. According to Gary Chaison...
Will O’Brien may have the campus’s best answer to the age-old question: How did you spend your summer vacation? Will O'Brien with executives from Duc Viet and Bui (Minnie) Ngoc '13.
A student bicycles from the Goddard Library toward the Downing Street plaza. Students and other members of the Clark University community who had been away during the summer were greeted by many changes to the campus landscape.
♦ ‘Defamation’ brings playwright Todd Logan ’75 back to campus ♦ Todd Logan '75 Todd Logan ’75 writes plays that he hopes will remain vivid for audience members after they leave the theater and get into their cars. That ride home, he explains, can be a magical time, when the emotions stirred by what they’ve just...
Selective guide tags schools ‘that will change the way you think about colleges’ "What happens when you take the best of a liberal arts college and the best of a research university and mash them together? You get Clark. The university is in a field by itself.” So begins the Clark University chapter of the newest...
Associate Professor Abbie Goldberg According to a new book by Abbie E. Goldberg, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University, when gay men adopt, they perceive they are more readily accepted by their family members than they were when they were childless.
Clark University has again been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education. Clark is included in the education services company’s 2013 annual college guide, "The Best 377 Colleges," released August 21. Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year...
Clark students work on home restoration in Biloxi, Mississippi. For nearly a decade, several of Clark University’s incoming students have taken the opportunity to begin their Clark college careers a little early – and away from campus. This summer, nine incoming students, two student mentors and a Clark administrator...
Clark University has introduced a pioneering model for higher education called LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) that fully integrates life-changing world, workplace and personal experiences with a robust liberal arts curriculum, giving students the full range of skills needed to thrive in today's complex...
The 2013 revised and updated Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Clark University among the list of  “best and most interesting of the more than 2,200 four-year colleges in the United States.” The Fiske Guide is compiled by Edward B. Fiske, who served for 17 years as education editor of the New York Times.  Now a leading...
Eight Clark undergraduate students received stipends of up to $2500 to conduct internships in the non-profit sector this summer.  The support for these internships was made possible through the generous support of Larry Franks '73, Ellen Berelson and the Theodore H. Barth Foundation. Following is a list of these...
Entrepreneur, philanthropist, celebrity, and host of Top Chef Padma Lakshmi '92 has found a recipe for a sweet and savory life If you try to find Padma Parvati Lakshmi in the 1992 "Pasticcio", you'll be lucky to spot her in a single blurry, uncaptioned photo where she stands among a large group of students holding a...
Student uses $10,000 stipend from Davis Projects for Peace to make his dream come true Petros Vilakati '13 Clark University junior Bonginkhosi (Petros) Vilakati ’13 spent the summer establishing a recycling and composting program in his native Swaziland with the help of a $10,000 grant he received this spring from...

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