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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...
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’...
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...
Front row, L-R: Jamie Fitzgerald, Katy Gibbs, Julie Erthal, Linda Valsdottir Back row, L-R: John Soghigian, Matt Warndorf, Prof. Todd Livdahl
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...
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...
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...
(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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
By Chanchala Gunewardena '11, MSPC, '12 As it hits the 10-year mark, Clark's International Gala remains a miracle of planning and execution. An insider delivers the low-down on how it's done. It's about 3 a.m. the morning of the show — earlier than I expected to be contemplating the prospect of sleep. Final dress...
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...
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...
Clark students (from left to right) Heather MacKenzie ’12, Shannon Choquette ’12, Olivia McGill ’13 and Will Cutshall ’13 watch as a fifth grader from Woodland Academy takes an item out of a trash bag and decides if it can be recycled. Fifth grade students at Woodland Academy are thinking twice before throwing things...
Students streamed into Tilton Hall yesterday to launch themselves off a platform, strike mid-air poses, and land in the welcome padding of a high-jump mat, their indoor flights caught on camera for posterity. These aerial acrobatics — executed, appropriately, on Leap Day — heralded the official announcement of LEEP (...
Matthew Feinstein, co-director of the Worcester Roots Project, is the recipient of the 2011 Telegram & Gazette Visions Young Leader Award, honoring his community leadership. Feinstein, who grew up in Western Massachusetts, came to Clark University and graduated with a master’s degree in International Development in...
Catherine Usoff Catherine Usoff, Ph.D., has been selected as dean of Clark's Graduate School of Management (GSOM).  She previously served as professor and chair of the Information & Process Management Department at Bentley University. She starts her new post on June 1. “Professor Usoff has an impressive track...
A packed house in the Daniels Theater last night (Feb. 13) heard renowned scholar, author and journalist Melissa Harris-Perry deliver “Black Is…Complicated,” a rousing talk on the challenges facing contemporary black Americans. * Read an article and watch a video of Harris-Perry’s visit to Clark before her talk,...
Thaddeus Bell '98 and Darlene Ann Dobisch '95 perform during the Alumni Gala Concert. Four Clark alumni, all of them professional singers, took the stage in Razzo Hall on Jan. 27 to showcase their operatic talents and inspire current students who envision a career in music. Clark Arts presented the Alumni Gala Concert...
Clark’s basketball teams excel at driving the lane. But on Saturday night, one lucky person in the Kneller gymnasium just may wind up driving a new car. It’s all part of the fun of “Cougars Gone Wild – Midnight Mayhem 2012,” a unique event to celebrate team spirit and show off Cougar pride; it will be held on Saturday,...
The man in the glass - Clark University
If you flip to page 534 of the Clark College Monthly for June 1912, you will find a black and white photograph of that year's graduating class. It is a formal portrait from a formal time, an era when, especially if you hoped to get on in the world, you conformed to the prevailing dress code that signified respectability...
'It Was Meant to be Happened,' 39"x 47", 2007. Acrylic on canvas, collage, fluorescent Plexiglas; David Feinberg, with drawing contributions from Tibetan Survivor Dorjay Sakya and artists Caroline Kent, Malorie Binn, Veronica Williams, Lauren Haberly, and Jamie Winter Dawson

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