Return on Education Articles & Blogs

Photo of people's legs and feet walking
April 26, 2018
One in 10 Massachusetts households — more than 726,000 people — is food-insecure, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Clark University alumna Anna Spack ’16 is working to combat the problem. Spack, who majored in communication and culture, and Spanish, at Clark, is communications coordinator for Boston-based...
Lynn Frederiksen posing in dance pose in front of brick wall in dance studio at Clark
February 21, 2018
Scholar, choreographer and Clark University Visual and Performing Arts adjunct professor Lynn E. Frederiksen ’79, M.A.’82, has a lifelong passion for dancing across cultures — an interest that led her to co-write a one-of-a-kind multimedia resource on Chinese dance. After graduating from Clark, Lynn Frederiksen worked at...
Scott Zimmerman speaks at podium in Anderson House conference room
February 20, 2018
“What can you do with an English degree?” is a question that Clark University’s English Department encourages students to explore, especially by meeting with alumni who return to campus to talk about their careers. At a recent gathering in the department’s Anderson House, Scott Zimmerman ’99 relayed what happened when he...
Kim Lucian in front of tank
February 14, 2018
Lucian Kim ’92 calls himself a wanderer. The summer before his first semester at Clark University, he backpacked his way around Eastern Europe. He did it again two summers later — then spent his junior year studying abroad in Germany. He made his first trip to Russia that year as well. All that roaming has served Kim well...
Russia
February 14, 2018
Hardly a day goes by when American media outlets don’t cover a new bombshell about Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But what’s the Russian view? “I don’t think collusion is on the radar of the average Ivan on the street. It doesn’t affect them.” Lucian Kim '92  “Often, there isn’t one,” Lucian Kim ’92...
Jeffrey Lurie standing in front of football field
February 5, 2018
Editor's note: In light of the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl win on Sunday, we're republishing this fall 2013 CLARK magazine story about Eagles owner and Clarkie Jeffrey Lurie '73.
Trump supporter holds sign saying "Teamsters 4 Trump"
January 25, 2018
As President Trump and other global leaders headed to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, two international publications featured timely articles by Yuko Aoyama, associate provost, dean of research and professor of geography at Clark University, and three Clark geography alumni, examining the backlash against...
Rich Buyer - Clark University
October 30, 2017
Movie lovers and devoted Clarkies now have the opportunity to watch a film produced by a fellow alumnus. Following its debut to two sold-out screenings at the Soho International Film Festival in 2015, Orchard Films has rolled out the comedy “The Networker,” which is available to viewers across a myriad of platforms,...
Jia Wei, at left, pointing at scientific instruments, with Micheal Kebede observing
October 26, 2017
As an undergraduate majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology, Michael Kebede ’18 has spent his time at Clark University immersed in his element. He’s had the opportunity to conduct research in several laboratories on campus, and this summer, as a LEEP Fellow, he interned with Dr. Jia Wei, Ph.D. ’15, a research...
Victoria Mariano stands in front of a brick building, her restaurant Bull Mansion, in downtown Worcester while holding onto an iron gate.
October 11, 2017
If Victoria Mariano ’08 had her way, she never would have attended college. “I wanted to open a business — a recording studio — right out of high school,” the entrepreneur recalls while sitting at a table in her restaurant, Bull Mansion New American Bistro in Worcester. “I took college-level business courses and wrote a...
Jonas Clark building - Clark University
October 5, 2017
Clark University is among the most environmentally responsible colleges in The Princeton Review "Guide to 375 Green Colleges: 2017 Edition."
Clark Connect launch
October 3, 2017
Clark University has officially launched the digital platform for ClarkCONNECT, an exciting new initiative that connects students to the broader Clark community for mentorship, college-to-career exploration, and world and workplace opportunities. The ClarkCONNECT forum lets alumni, faculty and Clark partners help students...
Colin Sterling - Clark University
October 2, 2017
When Dr. Richard Pietras ’69 was a biology student at Clark University, he achieved two firsts that launched his lifetime of research: his first federal funding, a National Science Foundation undergraduate student grant, and his first scientific report, in neurobiology. “The study was focused on the potential role of...
Christie Joyce - Clark University
October 2, 2017
As an undergraduate biology major and chemistry minor at Clark University, Christie Joyce ’16, M.S.’17, worked in research laboratories on campus. She wanted to explore career options besides academia and research, as well as address a gap at Clark, so she founded a research journal managed, edited, designed and produced...
Laura Faulkner and Madelyn Bowers - Clark University
October 2, 2017
When Laura Faulkner ’10, M.P.A. ’11, reviews her list of Clark University mentors, it’s a series of dotted lines that eventually led her to her current role as a community engagement manager for Opportunity@Work’s TechHire initiative. The nonprofit social enterprise, based in Washington, D.C., pursues its mission to “...
Older man on his knees, cutting his lawn with scissors
September 28, 2017
In the spring of 1999, Paul Robbins feared he would become what he most dreaded: a “lawn person.” He had just bought a house in Columbus, Ohio, complete with a spread of turfgrass. One day, his neighbor leaned over the backyard fence, pointed to the purple-flowered ivy threatening to overtake Robbins’ lawn and proclaimed...
Michelle Cove Magazine - Clark University
September 20, 2017
Too fat. Too skinny. Too short. Too tall. Dumb. Slow. Bad hair. Bad skin. No style. The insults are like darts that land precisely where a girl might feel most vulnerable. They may be launched by a classmate, a teammate, or even a “friend.” More insidiously, the messages are reinforced on television, in music and magazines...
View of Jonas Clark Hall
September 12, 2017
The 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges guide, released today (Sept. 12), recognizes Clark University’s outstanding academics and financial value. Clark is ranked at No. 81 among National Universities and No. 29 on the list of Best Value Schools. The U.S. News guide has again recognized the...
Ben Daitz stands in front of a wall with colorful graffiti in the Boston location of his restaurant Num Pang
August 8, 2017
For someone opening a restaurant in 12 hours, Ben Daitz '96 is remarkably calm.   Inside Boston's Prudential Center, Daitz presides over a soft opening event for food bloggers and other media, encouraging them to order off the menu to help the rookie staff prepare for the arrival of customers the next day. He chats with...
Peer Leaders - Clark University
August 3, 2017
Clark University once again has been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, and is included in the 2018 edition of the annual college guide, “The Best 382 Colleges.” Learn more about Clark University's rankings and recognition. Of America’s 2,500 four-year...
Map of the world
July 18, 2017
Eleven Clark University graduate and undergraduate students received funding from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and other competitive programs for teaching assistantships, research and study abroad. “The fact that 11 of our students have received such highly competitive and prestigious awards in nine different...
Students Studying in the Academic Commons - Goddard Library - Clark University
July 11, 2017
The “Fiske Guide to Colleges,” revised and updated for 2018, again includes Clark University in its annual “selective, subjective, and systematic look at three-hundred-plus colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and the U.K.” The Fiske Guide covers a broad range of topics, including academic quality,...
JP Burke standing in front of NASA globe structure
June 15, 2017
Think you know all there is to know about Clark University physicist Robert H. Goddard and his impact on the world of spaceflight? It’s possible JP Burke ’08, a self-declared “spaceflight nerd” who graduated from Clark with a double major in mathematics and computer science, knows more. Burke works for a.i. solutions, a...
Trang Nguyen ’17
May 2, 2017
In 2008, Trang Nguyen ’17 learned about the financial crisis impacting millions around the world from inside a high school classroom in Singapore. By this point in her young life, she’d already lived in three countries and soon found her teachers piquing her interest to study global economics in a fourth — the United...
Randolph Mack and Zack Ordynans stand in front of the "Burning Annie" movie poster
April 27, 2017
In 2007, the film “Burning Annie,” a dark comedy about a college student who believes all of life’s answers are found in Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall,” received a limited theatrical and DVD release. Now, after more than a decade, including years of post-production difficulties, the film is getting the re-release it deserves...

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