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November 21, 2011
Clark University will make the submission of standardized test scores an optional part of the admissions process, beginning with the class enrolling in Fall 2013. Clark’s decision to institute a test-optional policy follows an extensive study by the Office of Admissions and the Clark faculty. “By taking a holistic view of...
November 18, 2011
Sharon Bort ’14, Jenny Isler (Clark University Sustainability Coordinator), Heather Vaillette (Clark Dining Services general manager), and Anthony Oduro’12 attend the MassRecycle awards banquet Nov. 15.
November 18, 2011
Students gathered during a recent trip to the St. Mary & St. Scholastica Monastery in Petersham, MA. Pictured, from left: Katie Friedman ’12, Shannon O’Neil ’11, Mike Keveny ’13, Katie Minnix ’12, Shannon Choquette ’12, Josh Bruckner ’11, Cynthia Henshaw (East Quabbin Land Trust), Sal DeCarli ’12, Jeremy Gerber ’12,...
November 17, 2011
 Clark University is singled out in the “Best Bets List” included in “The Financial Aid Handbook: Getting the Education You Want for the Price You Can Afford” (The Career Press, Inc. 2011), by Carol Stack and Ruth Vedvik. The authors—college admission officers with more than 70 years of experience between them—include...
November 8, 2011
Aimee Guidera delivers the Gurel Lecture on Education In a world awash with information, where everyone from retailers to online dating services gathers, studies and deploys targeted data to improve performance, it stands to reason that the United States’ education system would make similar strides to boost student...
November 7, 2011
Secretaries of State, leading activists also in final episode premiering Nov. 8 Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor at Clark University’s Department of International Development, Community, and Environment and Women’s and Gender Studies, will appear in the finale of the acclaimed, five-part PBS series, “Women, War &...
November 7, 2011
Jonas Clark Hall circa 1903. The buildings at Clark University tell stories that are steeped in history, touched by drama and even contain a dash of surprise. Did you know, for instance, that the gothic buildings framing the campus green on three sides were at one time meant to be joined by a fourth building that would...
November 2, 2011
In his court case against Turkey, the European Court for Human Rights found that Turkey violated Prof. Taner Akcam's freedom of expression. The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Oct. 25 that a violation was committed against freedom of expression in the case of Clark University Professor Taner Akçam. Akçam, the...
November 2, 2011
Clark President David Angel and Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella discussed liberal arts education and “Livelihood and Vocation,” part of the Difficult Dialogues series fall 2011 symposium, Oct. 18. Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella, Clark President David Angel, faculty and students gathered...
November 1, 2011
Aimee Rogstad Guidera, executive director of the National Data Quality Campaign (DQC), will deliver Clark University’s  2011 Lee Gurel Lecture on Education, “From Dartboards to Dashboards: The Imperative of Using Data to Improve Student Achievement.” The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, in Tilton Hall...
October 28, 2011
Kristina Wilson, associate professor of art history in the Visual & Performing Arts Department will deliver the annual Eldredge Prize lecture, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, 8th and G Streets NW, in Washington, D.C. * Update: To watch a video of...
October 25, 2011
Clark University is among the top 100 private institutions named as the nation’s Best Values in Private Colleges for 2011-2012 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, a ranking of the schools that “combine outstanding education with economic value.” Clark stands at No. 28 on the “Best Values” list, which Kiplinger’s...
October 25, 2011
Kate Walker, research associate at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development, and Laurie Ross, associate director of International Development, Community, and Environment department at Clark, pause before Walker's talk at the Logan Symposium, Oct. 21, at the Boys & Girls Club in Worcester....
October 21, 2011
Jean-Paul Senninger, ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the United States, with Philix Liu '11, Fei Lu '11, Andrew Newton '11, Samuel Shepler '11 and Richard Segal '12. The nation of Luxembourg is small — about the size of Rhode Island — but its economy has remained robust, even while some of its European...
October 20, 2011
Bre Lembitz '12 Each night, Breanna “Bre” Lembitz ’12 sleeps on a mat in New York’s Zuccotti Park, covered only by a tarp. She can’t imagine sleeping anywhere else. The political science and economics major has assumed a central role in the Occupy Wall Street movement, working 16- to 20-hour days to ensure that each...
October 14, 2011
Professor Yuko Aoyama of Clark University’s Graduate School of Geography has received an award from the National Science Foundation for her research, The Global Shift in R&D Alliances: MNEs & the Quest for the BOP markets. The award comprises $269,999 over three years.
October 14, 2011
The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University is sponsoring an interdisciplinary conference, “Beyond the Armenian Genocide: The Question of Restitution and Reparation in Comparative Review,” opening at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, with a public keynote address in Tilton Hall, Higgins...
October 10, 2011
IDCE Assistant Professor Jennie Stephens is involved in several Smart Grid initiatives. Jennie Stephens, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy in the Department of International Development, Community and Environment, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (Science, Technology and Society...
October 7, 2011
Using GIS skills, geography major Nicholas Rossi '12 created medal-winning maps for the Redistricting Olympics, a contest sponsored by Common Cause Massachusetts. Clark University senior Nicholas Rossi, of North Smithfield, RI, won a gold medal in   the Redistricting Olympics, a contest sponsored by Common Cause...
October 7, 2011
Read: Wendi Trilling’s rise from temp to executive vice president of comedy at CBS
October 7, 2011
Read: Reflect on the Life of Clark's seventh President, Richard Traina
October 6, 2011
Jessie Gruman bills herself as a “double insider” when it comes to health care. As founder and president of the Washington-based Center for Advancing Health, she is intensely involved with researching and advocating for policies for the delivery of effective medical treatment. And as someone who has endured four separate...
October 6, 2011
Prof. John Coleman '82 Professor John Coleman, a Clark University alumnus and leading expert on political parties, elections and campaign finance in the U.S., will deliver the Fall 2011 Harrington Public Affairs Lecture, “A Primer on the Primaries: Polarized Politics and Presidential Nominations,” at 7 p.m, Monday, Oct....
September 29, 2011
Back row, from left: Zohar Zimmerman, President David Angel, CEV Director Micki Davis, and Benjamin Walter. In front, from left: Alejandro Baez, Rebecca Liebman, and Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones. Not pictured: Ashley Cooper. Clark University welcomed six Making a Difference (MAD) Scholars at the start of the Fall semester. ...
September 29, 2011
President David Angel, center, meets with Lund Award recipients Andre Kenstowicz (left), fifth-year master’s degree student, and Greg Doerschler, Clark Senior Analyst and student Outing Club adviser. Clark University President David Angel presented the 2011 John W. Lund Community Achievement Award to Greg Doerschler,...

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