President David Angel speaking - Clark University

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President's Communications

April 4, 2014 — New Director of Athletics and Recreation
I am pleased to announce that Trish Cronin has been appointed the new Director of Athletics and Recreation at Clark University. I'm delighted that Trish will have the opportunity to expand...

March 10, 2014Tuition Letter

At Clark University, we are committed to providing our students with an excellent liberal education that serves as the foundation for a successful life, rewarding career, and effective citizenship...

Clark Magazine, Spring 2014 — Research and Creative Work at Clark
Research and creative work are central to Clark's mission and identity as a research university. Most of you are familiar with our distinguished history in these areas, from Albert Michelson...


March 17, 2014 — Preventing Sexual Assault

President Barack Obama recently issued a call to action challenging colleges and universities to eliminate sexual assaults on their campuses. Prompted by the sobering number of such assaults...

February 17, 2014 — Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid Policies
I write regarding Clark University's policies and practices for undergraduate admissions, tuition costs, and financial aid. Undergraduate education is one of the largest and most important investments...

Winter 2013 — University Update
I write to update you on recent developments at the University. As we work our way through the cold days of winter, I appreciate everyone's commitment to Clark...

December 30, 2013 — Statement from President David Angel on Israel Academic Boycott
Clark University rejects the call for an academic boycott of Israel made by the American Studies Association. Academic boycotts, whether of Israel or any other country, undermine the free exchange of thoughts and ideas that are central to academic freedom. Clark University fully supports the statement of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) against academic boycotts.

October 30, 2013 — Task Force of Online Education
I am pleased to share with you the final report of the Task Force on Online Education. In May, I asked this group to review current developments in online learning in order to identify opportunities...

Clark Magazine, Fall 2013 — College Rankings
I am often asked as to my thinking on the issue of guides and rankings of colleges and universities. Generally my answer over the years has been that we welcome such external assessments...

Clark Magazine, Spring 2013 — MOOCs
Have you heard of massive open online courses (MOOCs)? MOOCs offer anyone around the world the opportunity to take, for free, an online version of a traditional course...

April 16, 2013 — Performance and Career Development Program
We have spoken on a number of occasions about the importance of Clark University becoming a higher performing organization and most especially about the values and norms that are the cornerstone...

March 1, 2013 — Tuition Letter
At Clark University, we are committed to providing our students with an excellent liberal education that serves as the foundation for a successful life, rewarding career, and effective citizenship...

Clark Magazine, Fall 2012 — Enhancements to Our Campus
What a busy summer! With most students away, we used the summer to complete a series of terrific enhancements to the Clark campus. The most significant change is the closing of a section of...

August 27, 2012 — Campus Safety Update
Welcome to the 2012–13 academic year! Jocelyne and I are excited to see so many new and returning undergraduate and graduate students on campus and wish you the very best for the fall semester...

August 6, 2012 — Accessibility
I am writing to remind all of us about our responsibilities regarding program accessibility for visitors, students, prospective students, faculty, and staff who are unable to climb stairs or have other mobility...

Clark Magazine, Spring 2012 — Educating for what? Renewing the deep purpose of higher education
This theme reverberated at Clark throughout the fall as part of the Higgins School of Humanities' Difficult Dialogues symposium. How do we at Clark University answer the question "Educating for what?"...

April 26, 2012 — Campus Safety Update
My purpose in writing to you today is to describe actions underway that will enhance campus safety, and more broadly, strengthen the campus life experience for all. I have participated in a number...

Clark Magazine, Fall 2011 — New Strategic Plan
The cornerstone of our plan is Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP™), a set of initiatives that will establish Clark as the destination of choice for many highly talented and engaged undergraduate...

Clark Magazine, Spring 2011 — Liberal Education
At Clark University we are passionate advocates for liberal education. By liberal education we mean a transformative educational experience marked by broad knowledge, rigor of analysis, critical thinking...

Clark Magazine, Fall 2010 — Presidential Inauguration
It is with great delight that I write to you as Clark University's ninth president. Thank you for this opportunity to serve, lead and steward this great university. The formal presidential inauguration...