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March 16, 2016
Ben Bagdikian ’41, who died March 11 at the age of 96, enjoyed a storied career in journalism. He won the Pulitzer Prize, reported on prisons, poverty and civil rights, and defied the federal government by helping publish the Pentagon Papers, thus securing one of history’s greatest victories for freedom of the press.
March 14, 2016
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren poses for a photo with Lee Gurel ’48, prior to the Senator giving the 2016 Gurel Lecture. / Photo: Matthew Healey It was not a religious revival, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren did ask for one “amen” from the podium in Clark University’s Atwood Hall. Recalling the Supreme Court’s historic decision...
Skye Wingo - Clark University
March 8, 2016
Skye Wingo learned many things while studying abroad in Japan during his junior year, perhaps none more important than this: impossible dreams can come true. “Being a student in Japan was … a dream I called impossible. Once it hit me that I was actually attending classes, the classes I had only seen on TV or read in books...
March 7, 2016
Clark University's Mock Trial Team heads to the American Mock Trial Association Sub-National Tournament for the third consecutive year following their outstanding performance at the 2016 New Haven Regional Tournament at Yale University.
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March 3, 2016
Twelve Clark University students accompanied Professor Mark C. Miller of the Political Science Department to Washington, D.C., Feb. 28 and 29 to hear oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court. The trip was funded in part by the Barry ’62 and Elaine ’65 Epstein Pre-Law Fund, the June Patron ’65 Endowed Fund, the Law...
Clark University Climate Change Teach-In is March 23
March 1, 2016
Naomi Klein delivered the Feb. 26 President’s Lecture, which kicked off the University’s second annual Climate Change Teach-In to be held March 23. The Teach-In is a campus-wide event exploring the climate crisis and possible responses to it through a series of panels, presentations and dialogues. "Climate change is a...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren will speak at Clark University in March
March 1, 2016
Senator Elizabeth Warren will speak at the Sixth Annual Lee Gurel '48 Lecture at Clark University, part of the inaugural Gurel Symposium on Education, titled "NEXT GEN LEARNING:  Opportunities for urban education in the new federal law." The free, public event is slated from 10 to noon, Monday, March 14, in Atwood Hall.
February 29, 2016
On Leap Day in 2012, Clark University celebrated the official launch of its pioneering model for higher education known as LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice). Today, the first students to experience LEEP throughout their four years as "Clarkies" are preparing to graduate, making this February 29th seem an...
Model UN team at Clark University
February 26, 2016
A delegation of 20 members of Clark University's Model U.N. Team recently participated in the 62nd session of the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference (HNMUN 2016); several returned with awards for their performance in highly competitive committees. Pingzhen Hu ’16 (left) and Doga Bilgin ’16 were both awarded...
February 26, 2016
John ADEkoje Clark Arts is proud to present “The American of Wisconsin and the Story of Two Lovers by a Bridge,” a new play from Boston playwright — and Company One Theatre (founded by Clarkies) board member — John ADEkoje. The play centers around Gebnga, a Nigerian stand up comedian trying to find his way in Lacrosse,...
February 25, 2016
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl.net, is kicking off Women’s History Month at Clark University. Al-Khatahtbeh, 23, who founded the website as a 17-year-old, plans to discuss how the site has been a forum for serious discussion about the intersection of Islam and Muslim women’s feminist...
February 24, 2016
Clark University junior Alicja Gancarz has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Boston (PBK-Boston), a local affiliate of the nation's oldest and most distinguished collegiate honorary society, in recognition of her strong academic record and for her exemplary essay describing how she...
February 22, 2016
Clark University is number 23 on the Peace Corps' 2016 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. Clark is ranked on the list of small colleges and universities, with 8 alumni currently volunteering worldwide. Since 1961, 255 Clark alumni have served in the Peace Corps; this is the second straight...
Produce at a supermarket
February 22, 2016
One in six Americans struggles with hunger. That's 49 million people. It's a disarming statistic, and it's also an unnecessary one, insists Doug Rauch, the former president of the Trader Joe's Company grocery chain.
Joel Simonson Clark University Student
February 19, 2016
Joel Simonson ’15, wasn’t sold on Clark right away. He liked it, but didn’t love it, when he first visited as a high school student. But as he saw the opportunities unfolding — the offer of a Traina Scholarship, the chance to do meaningful research in biology, a shot at playing on the varsity tennis team — Simonson grew...
Théodore Chassériau [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
February 18, 2016
Witches cursed, ghosts haunted, guilty hands were stained with stubborn blood, and once again, as he has on countless stages for almost 400 years, the murderous Macbeth met the fate he deserved. It all took place in Shakespeare & Company’s 2016 touring production of “Macbeth” in Atwood Hall, Feb. 3-5. The performance...
Boston Harbor
February 16, 2016
  In old science fiction movies, invading aliens would warn the human race: "Resistance is futile." For coastal cities facing their own invading force — rising sea levels — resistance may indeed be futile, but resilience and creativity could be the keys not only to surviving, but thriving. That was the takeaway message of...
February 10, 2016
New Hampshire Public Radio recently interviewed Clark University Political Science Professor Valerie Sperling about her new book, “Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia.” Sperling explores the ways in which“politicians and political activists in Russia use masculinity, femininity, and homophobia to...
February 8, 2016
Jennifer Abrams Jennifer R. Abrams ’91 graduated from Clark with a degree in art history and urban geography and has been on the move since. She’s worked for Calvin Klein, Armani, The Limited and Ann Taylor, and prior to her career in fashion worked at Christie’s, the Guggenheim Museum and the Phillips Collection....
From left, Khatchig Mouradian, Asya Darbinyan (doctoral student), Professor Taner Akcam, Carolyn Mugar, and Anna Aleksanyan and Emre Cam Dagioglu (doctoral students)
February 4, 2016
Student defends dissertation on Genocide and Humanitarian Assistance in Ottoman Syria (1915-1917) before Professors Taner Akҫam and Debórah Dwork, as well as Raymond Kévorkian, director of the Nubarian Library in Paris.
From left, Daniela Barbosa ’00, Professor Gino DiIorio ’83, Dan Zisson ’95, Professor Raymond Munro and Professor Steve DiRado at last week’s screening of “Home.”
February 2, 2016
Jefferson 320 hosted Clarkies from across the decades for the January 26 showing of the film “Home,” with executive producer Dan Zisson ’95 and producer Daniela Barbosa ’00 on hand to describe the process of bringing the story to the screen. “Home” details a young man’s struggle with mental illness and the personal...
The Princeton Review's "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck."
February 2, 2016
Clark University is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at any affordable price, as recognized in The Princeton Review’s just-released book, “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.” “Clark offers...
Brad McNamara displays a typical product of a Leafy Green Machine.
January 22, 2016
Clark University officially has its own farm. There are no animals, no barn, not even soil. And yet it will supply a steady harvest of crops regardless of the season.
January 15, 2016
The Worcester Art Museum's current exhibition, "Cyanotypes: Photography's Blue Period," is a bit of unfolding history. It's the first major museum exhibition in the United States exclusively devoted to the 150-year legacy of this long-overlooked technique that gives photographs a distinct blue tint, turning even mundane...
January 7, 2016
Rebecca Liebman is shining a light in what some consider to be a most confusing place — financial literacy for 20-somethings — and the world is taking notice. The 2015 Clark graduate co-founded LearnLux, a free website that teaches millennials personal finance skills, with her brother Michael two years ago. Just this week...

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