Alumni/Friends Articles & Blogs

Catalina Escobar ’93
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...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
March 5, 2015
Guiding the highly successful third annual TCK/Global Nomads Conference at Clark University (Feb. 21) are, from left: Santiago Deambrosi '17, TCK conference student co-chair; Farah Weannara '16, TCK Student Coordinator and conference chair; and Scott Keller, International Students & Scholars Office assistant director.
Alumni Dr. Andrew Dennis
November 3, 2014
The camera crew from the CNN documentary series “Chicagoland” follows Dr. Andrew Dennis ’92 into the Trauma Unit at Cook County Hospital, where he puts his hands into the open abdomen of 24-year-old Jerimiah Milsap and works feverishly to pull him from the brink. Moments earlier, Jerimiah had been gunned down while sitting...
Company One Theater Company
November 3, 2014
Let's call this act one, scene one. Clark University, 1998. Students in Charge of the Clark University Players Society want to put on the play "Picasso at the Lapin Agile." The plot twist: rights to produce the play are not available. The Clarkies ask the powers-that-be in the Visual and Performing Arts Department for...
The future has arrived - Clark University
October 27, 2014
Technology loves a void. It helps us do many things faster and more efficiently than ever imagined by previous generations. It can be deployed for purposes as miraculous as saving lives or as routine as amusing ourselves for hours on end. In a kind of endless loop, technology is both responsible and responsive — driving...
Mainstreet Building
October 27, 2014
In terms of distance, the width of Main Street is nothing special. A person can cross the road in about ten steps; the journey is accomplished in seconds. But the trip from the front gate of Clark University to the planned Alumni and Student Engagement Center on the opposite side of Main Street carries with it a...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
October 20, 2014
Deborah Martin, associate professor in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, Joseph Pierce (Florida State University) and James DeFilippis (Rutgers University), were recently awarded $175,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their four-year project titled "The scale of governance in the...
Rechler Tower
May 15, 2014
Scott Rechler '89 is a major force in the competitive world of Manhattan real estate, but among his greatest achievements is helping One World Trade Center rise from the ashes of Ground Zero. Growing up in New York, he had wanted to attend the sort of leafy New England college whose personality was entwined with a deep,...
Time traveler - Clark University
May 5, 2014
In the winter of his junior year, G. Max Bernheimer was walking to class from his apartment on Loudon Street and stepped into a puddle. This was no rain-fed pool — this was a Worcester puddle in all its terrible glory, a deep ugly gash filled with melted snow and chunks of ice. Bernheimer sank to his shin in the frigid...
Towering Ambitions - Clark University
April 2, 2014
Scott Rechler '89 is a major force in the competitive world of Manhattan real estate, but among his greatest achievements is helping One World Trade Center rise from the ashes of Ground Zero. Growing up in New York, he had wanted to attend the sort of leafy New England college whose personality was entwined with a deep,...
The Kids Are All Right - Clark University
April 2, 2014
Two magazine covers, appearing more than five years apart, make Jeffrey Jensen Arnett alternately cringe and smile. The first, from the Jan. 24, 2005, TIME magazine, shows a man in his twenties, dressed in business-casual attire, sitting in a sandbox and looking wistfully into the distance. The accompanying spring 2014...
In the air - Clark University
April 2, 2014
  Attending the WCUW 40th reunion: (front) John McAvoy '78 and Neil Glassman '75; (middle) Carol Marie Kowalski '81 and Ivan Lipton '78; (back) Peter Sohn '77, Stanley Sakellson '78, Leland Stein '78, Walter Henritze '74 and David Goldberg '78. On October 19, 2013, Clarkies from across the country descended on the...
Margolis
November 14, 2013
Read: Author Leslie Margolis ‘96 has earned a loyal following among young readers thanks to a pair of feisty heroines named Annabelle and Maggie.
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
November 14, 2013
Leslie (Goldman) Margolis '96 came to Clark knowing she wanted to be a writer. But her doubts led her down a different path, and into a double major of government and sociology with a minor in women's studies. "I couldn't conceptualize how anyone could survive and support themselves writing fiction so I tried to find...
Driving force - Clark University
October 15, 2013
With astute analysis and forward thinking, chief economic adviser Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, M.A. '88, Ph.D. '86, helps steer Ford Motor Company toward profitability Ellen Hughes-Cromwick began raising red flags in the fall of 2006. As recounted in the 2012 book "American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor...
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...
Jeffrey Lurie
October 5, 2013
Editor's note: In light of the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl win on Sunday, we're republishing this 2013 CLARK magazine story about Eagles owner and Clarkie Jeffrey Lurie '73.
Fire and Ice - Clark University
May 5, 2013
For centuries, human beings — from poets to religious leaders to scientists — have speculated about the end of the world. Will it conclude with a whimper or a bang? Will we be consumed by fire or slowly freeze to death? These fatal visions reflect our instinctive fear of a climate that's either "too hot" or "too cold" for...
A journey with no map - Clark University
May 5, 2013
Writing a memoir is no easy thing. When pursued with honesty and courage it can expose old wounds and bring the author to uncomfortable places. So why do it? Maybe to preserve a legacy, or recapture a forgotten time, or simply to settle scores. Barbara Morrison had a personal story to tell, but her motivations for writing...
More than skin deep - Clark University
May 5, 2013
The nights are the worst. When Norm Apter is lying in bed, eyes wide open, no sound but his own heartbeat, it's as though the entire world has gone to sleep and left him behind. At night when everything is still, the cancer seems to cover him like an extra blanket. This is the time for What ifs and Who knows; for honest...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
November 6, 2012
Elections always offer teachable moments, but the volatility, polarity and record spending related to the 2012 presidential race have given participants in Clark's fall semester political science course The American Presidency real-world lessons they're unlikely to forget. Twenty-three students enrolled in "The American...
What's eating Mark Bittman - Clark University
October 10, 2012
The New York Times' food editorialist, and Clark class of '71, offers a sane response to an American diet flirting with madness New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg came under fire this spring, which is hardly an unusual circumstance for the leader of the country's largest and most complicated city. But the reason for...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
August 15, 2012
Entrepreneur, philanthropist, celebrity, and host of Top Chef Padma Lakshmi '92 has found a recipe for a sweet and savory life If you try to find Padma Parvati Lakshmi in the 1992 "Pasticcio", you'll be lucky to spot her in a single blurry, uncaptioned photo where she stands among a large group of students holding a Clark...
Photo of Annie Jenkins at the stove, with headline saying "The Queen of Comfort Food"
April 6, 2012
"I hate making pancakes! They're just an all-around hassle." "Hey Annie, you're not supposed to boil them, you know!" Annie Jenkins looks up from the grill at the guy wearing the NStar T-shirt and grins. He's just delivered a good punchline, and she knows it. In fact, she would have been a little disappointed if he'd kept...
Collage that includes old photos of Jonas Gilman Clark and Granville Stanley Hall
April 5, 2012
By Albert B. Southwick '41 Jonas Gilman Clark was born in the hardscrabble town of Hubbardston, Mass., in 1815. Granville Stanley Hall was born about 80 miles west in the hardscrabble town of Ashfield, Mass., in 1845. Their humble beginnings were about the only thing they shared.

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