ClarkNow Blogs

Rezwana Hoque stands on street in downtown Worcester
As a biology major in the Prehealth Program at Clark University, Rozwana Hoque ’15 found success, interning at Bellevue Hospital in New York and garnering honors. Chosen from among 800 applicants for Bellevue’s Project Health Care — a program overseen by Dr. Lewis Goldfrank ’63, director of emergency medical services —...
David Angel sitting among students in his First Year Intensive seminar course
As high school students filled out applications for the fast-approaching Jan. 15 deadline at Clark University and other colleges, a recent column in The Washington Post examined which skills employers are seeking from recent graduates. Google, it turns out, is bypassing STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and...
Student Jeremy Maltz sitting and talking with group of retirees, including Clark alumnus Ken Hedenburg, Class of 1950
Undergraduates who take Clark University’s The Art and Science of Management course accrue skills that prepare them for careers in businesses or nonprofit organizations. They also gain experience by designing a project to share those skills with a community organization, a course requirement. From left, Clark students...
Sun-Hee Gertz standing at front of audience and talking
Students, alumni, faculty and friends recently gathered to honor SunHee Kim Gertz (pictured), professor emerita and senior research scholar in English at Clark University. Throughout her career, Gertz has championed diversity and inclusion, and the scholars recognized her contributions with the Global Cultures Alumni...
Alex Jeannotte speaks behind podium in classroom
How many Clarkies does it take to launch a historically significant, community-oriented exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum? At least 20, for sure. For nearly four years, History Professor Janette Greenwood, along with undergraduate and graduate students and alumni, dove deep into researching century-old photos from...
Marissa Callender
Elephants, sharks, and gibbons, oh my! Marissa Callender ’18 encountered them all during an environmental journalism and travel writing internship in Mossel Bay, South Africa – a coastal town about 240 miles east of Cape Town.
Alex Hayes paints a brick wall at the Elm Park Community School in Worcester a shade of pink as part of a mural for POW WOW Worcester.
For the next week or so, you’ll find Alex Hayes ’16 surrounded by that which he loves – art and the Worcester community. “Art is a part of my life,” he says, peering up at a three-story brick wall at Elm Park Community School that artist Kristin Farr is transforming for POW! WOW! Worcester. The mural festival, in its...
Crystal Hill stands on a deck overlooking the countryside in Cuba.
Crystal Hill ’20 was one of 11 students who spent nine days in Cuba earlier this summer for the course Youth Culture in Cuba: A Service and Learning Opportunity. The group toured organizations that provide opportunities for Cuban youth to express themselves creatively, socially, and politically. Hill, a women’s and...
Students looking at art exhibit in introduction to biology course
Not everyone learns by reading text or even experimenting. In fact, an oft-quoted statistic notes that a majority of us — 65 percent — are visual learners. Detail of students' depictions of cellular life. For more photos, visit Clark's Flickr account online. To learn about the diversity of life, students in a Clark...
Dancers perform during International Gala 2017 at Clark University.
More than 300 student performers showcased the Clark community’s diverse cultures during “International Gala 2017: United We Gala,” which took place March 31 in the Kneller Athletic Center. Organized by Clark’s International Student Association, Gala highlights traditional and contemporary dance, music, song, theater...
I am one of the first. Of what, you ask? One of Clark’s first eight majors in Media, Culture and the Arts, a new, interdisciplinary program introduced last semester where I focus on art as the center of my major while still immersing myself in other subjects. After my first semester at Clark, I transferred to the Maine...
Hasnaa Mokhtar in the Goddard Library at Clark University
Online magazine Nylon.com marked Muslim Women’s Day this week by highlighting the work of eight female Muslim journalists including Hasnaa Mokhtar, a Clark University doctoral candidate.
The Office of Alumni and Friends Engagement offered a robust series of programming this spring, engaging alumni from across the country. The annual Women’s Leadership Lunch, held February 28 at The Bostonian Boston, brought together more than 40 alumnae to hear State Sen. Harriette Chandler, M.A. ’63, Ph.D. ’73, LL.D ’...
In about a week, the Clark community will gather for “United We Gala,” the 15th edition of the International Gala, hosted by the International Students Association. This annual tradition is one of the biggest cultural celebrations on campus and students eagerly anticipate it each year. Gala, which takes place at 7 p.m....
A person browses a newsstand filled with comic books.
Cartoonists James Sturm and Caleb Brown spent time at Clark on Feb. 7 talking about the joys and challenges of their profession as they opened the exhibit "Cartooning: Sense, Nonsense, Applications" at the Higgins Lounge in Dana Commons. Curated by Sturm, co-founder of the The Center for Cartoon Studies, the exhibit...
The EcoTarium's newest permanent exhibit, City Science
It took a village comprising EcoTarium exhibit staff, more than 50 organizations and 200 individuals, including Clark University professors and students, to create the museum’s newest permanent exhibit, “City Science: The Science You Live.” Inspired by the City of Worcester, the exhibit took seven years to develop and...
From the film review in Worcester Magazine: “‘Arrival’ begins with the mini-biography of a mother and daughter relationship, from the girl’s birth to her untimely death as a teenager. Pay attention to it. Beginnings and endings in this film are flexible constructs; time bends and memories seem unsure of themselves. What...
Fileona Dkhar '17
In every Studio Art major’s life, there comes a time when your art has to leave the safe confines of the studio and make its way into the world. Through Studio Topics, my capstone course, my classmates and I have reached that time. While the class is the most intimidating I’ve taken at Clark, it provides the freedom of...
Raechel Segal on stage in "Night Watch."
As a Theatre Arts major, I can’t make many promises. I can’t promise that, come graduation, I won’t be wandering the streets begging for a slice of bread, “Les Miserables”-style. But here’s what I can guarantee: As an involved member of Clark’s theatrical community, I’m meeting the people I should and getting...
Trang Nguyen '17
With fall semester ending and graduation in the not-too-distant future, many seniors are asking themselves an all-important question: “What’s next?”
Mark Bittman '71 speaks at a WGBH Innovation IdeaLab event in Boston.
As a best-selling food author and former columnist for the New York Times, Mark Bittman ’71 isn’t afraid to be bold — with the dishes he creates or his stances on controversial food- and health-related topics. A vocal opponent of the impact of factory farming on Americans’ health and the environment, among other issues...
Clark Writes blog asked students, faculty and staff what they were writing. This is a collage of the answers.
"Poetry!" "Research manuscript!!" and "Wonderfully creative nonsense" were just a few of the answers the Clark Writes editors received when they asked the Clark community to answer the question "What are you writing?" on a picturesque September afternoon in Red Square. Students of all majors, and even some faculty and...
Students respond to the question "If I were president..."
What would you do if you were elected president of the United States? It’s a question many have likely considered, especially during the 2016 election. Clark University students are no exception.
Activist Tom Hayden speaks at Clark University in 2011
Editor’s note: Robert J.S. “Bob” Ross, research professor of sociology, wrote this reflection about activist and legislator Tom Hayden, 76, who died Sunday in California. Ross was close to Hayden, as a student activist and throughout his academic career. Hayden, a vocal opponent of the Vietnam War, was a civil rights...
I begin with two givens. First, we teach our students to argue clearly and convincingly in both their writing and speaking. As faculty members, we aspire for our students to be not just facile with words, but also skilled in how to build a case for their point of view through supporting assertions and propositions with...

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