Social Justice Articles & Blogs

March 17, 2015
When the baby died in her arms, Catalina Escobar ’93 knew she had to do something. Volunteering in a hospital in Cartagena, Colombia, Escobar was helpless as the infant passed away. She later learned that the child could have been saved if his mother had been able to afford the $30 needed to pay for life-saving medication...
Justice for Varter - Clark University
October 15, 2013
It began with a knock on the door. Mugrditch Nazarian, a merchant in the city of Mezre, was roused in the middle of the night by Turkish gendarmes who said they wanted to make some immediate purchases at his store. Things quickly turned ugly, and Mugrditch was dragged from his house in his pajamas. It was the last time his...
20 under 30 - Clark University
April 5, 2012
Mary Badon surgically mends broken bones. Sara Brown is helping mend a broken country. Jay Shapiro's new film chronicles Uganda's first Little League team. Scott Silver's new film aims for major-league thrills.Caitlyn Thayer teaches business owners how to be social-media savvy. Gunnar Hagstrom teaches kids separated by...
The man in the glass - Clark University
February 10, 2012
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....
June 21, 2011
Ron Shaich '76 spoke about his Clark and business experiences, at the alumni dinner on May 20. "It all started at Clark." With those five words, Ron Shaich '76, the founder and longtime CEO of Panera Bread, launched a rousing multi-media presentation at Reunion Weekend, tracing the path that has led to his newest venture...
Changing the world, one student at a time - Clark University
March 3, 2011
The year was 1967 and Richard Ford was doing what he loved best: studying the vibrant cultures, social rhythms and political nuances of Africa. As visiting professor at the University of Natal, he'd traveled to South Africa with his wife Nancy to continue his research when he received an unexpected letter in the mail. It...
September 22, 2015
Charlie Bresler, M. A. '83, Ph.D. '94, speaks about his shift from entrepreneurship to philanthropy and co-founding The Life You Can Save. Photo by Amy Wong '18 The Clark University campus was alive with activity last weekend as students welcomed more than 700 visitors for Family Weekend 2015. From spontaneous selfies...
April 6, 2015
Belén Atienza, associate professor of Spanish, introduces poet and AIDS activist Norberto Stuart (seated) to students and guests in her classroom in Estabrook Hall, March 30. On March 30, Clark University and the Department of Language, Literature and Culture welcomed a special guest, poet and AIDS activist Norberto A....
November 25, 2014
Clark graduate students Deviyani Dixit, Deviprasad Adhikari, Caitlin Alcorn, and Federico Sotomayor, along with Jude Fernando, associate professor of International Development and Social Change, recapped their Haiti fieldwork, at an October dinner and presentation held in the National Grid Sustainability Hub on Main...
May 18, 2014
Ron Shaich '76, founder, chairman of the board, and CEO of Panera Bread Company, received an honorary degree and delivered the keynote Commencement address at Clark University, May 18. Clark University held its 110th Commencement on Sunday, May 18, awarding 511 bachelor's degrees, 442 master's, and 16 doctoral degrees....
January 20, 2014
Clark University senior Rachel Spera, runs with youngsters during a sports camp led by Clark athletes visiting Guatemala in January.   A group of Clark University student-athletes spent their holiday break participating in the Clark Athletics Service Learning Trip (CAST) to Guatemala, where they conducted research on...
March 22, 2013
The Denim Project is a new Clark University student initiative that uses art, community, and conversation as means of raising awareness of sexual violence. In April, the group will present the following events as part of its Series on Awareness of Sexual Violence: Art Exhibit 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6 Traina Center for the...
February 26, 2013
Clark University geography student Yelena Finegold Clark University student Yelena M. Finegold, a senior in the Graduate School of Geography, will travel to Rome for a prestigious Forest Futures summer internship with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO).
November 6, 2012
Clark students who presented their research and predictions on the swing state of Florida were: Zachary Doenmez '14, Arber Skendaj '13, Christine Rojcewicz '13, and Shannon Donnellan '15. Elections always offer teachable moments, but the volatility, polarity and record spending related to the 2012 presidential race have...
October 15, 2012
Professor Bebbington In the developing world, social movements led by urban, rural and often indigenous people who are opposed to projects they regard as inappropriate and exploitative can be very effective, according to recently released (Oct. 10) findings based on research led by Anthony Bebbington, Higgins Professor...
June 22, 2011
Read: "It all started at Clark," says Ron Shaich '76, the founder and longtime CEO of Panera Bread, about his company and his newest venture, Panera Cares.
January 29, 2009
After acquiring the St. Louis Bread company in 1993, Ron Shaich '76 had a vision for something different-the now highly popular Panera Bread restaurants.

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