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Lady giving a speech during reunion dinner
The mission of the Clark University Alumni Association Board is to motivate, inform and engage Clark's 30,000-plus alums to collaborate with current students, faculty and administration staff to ensure a thriving University community. The Board is composed of members who serve with passion. Ingrid Busson-Hall '96 Leo...
Catalina Escobar ’93
Catalina and her foundation work in some of the toughest slums of Cartagena, dominated by gangs and largely avoided by police. During a visit we made to one such slum, gang members surged onto a nearby highway, set up a barricade, and robbed a vehicle. We asked whether the police would intervene, and one resident said...
Catalina Escobar ’93
Catalina Escobar '93 sees the girls everywhere. They are young, they are poor, very often they are pregnant. The babies they bear, if they are female, seem destined for the same lives of oppression and poverty as their mothers. That is, if they live. These children of children often do not survive beyond birth. Catalina...
Delight Gavor speaks during Clark University's 2016 Reunion Weekend Friday Night Dinner
When she was considering Clark, Delight Gavor ’16 was skeptical that the University could live up to its motto, “Challenge Convention. Change Our World.” But her father wasn’t. “He said, ‘This is the place you should go,’” Gavor told the audience in her featured address at the May 20 Friday Night Dinner, a cornerstone...
7 Continents, 1 Summer 2016 Logo
At the school’s 112th Commencement two Sundays ago, Clark University said farewell to more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students who took their diplomas and futures in their hands after years of hard work. We also said, “See you in the fall” to thousands more students who are still toiling away on their formal...
Robert Goddard posing with writings on a blackboard
Mott Linn Mott Linn, head of collection management at Clark University’s Robert H. Goddard Library, recently delivered a keynote talk on the "Father of Modern Rocketry" to an audience deeply attuned to the results of the late physicist's groundbreaking research: NASA historians and archival employees. Linn spoke at the...
Catalina Escobar ’93
Clark University held its 112th Commencement on Sunday, May 22, awarding 558 bachelors, 568 masters and 30 doctoral degrees. The graduates, who received their degrees in a ceremony held on the campus green, represented more than 64 nations. Clark Board of Trustees Chairman Steven Swain ’89 introduced President David P...
Sam Begner '98 The late Sam Begner ’98 loved being the editor in chief of The Scarlet. It was a thrill to publish the newspaper serving the Clark University community, and to perpetuate a journalism legacy dating back to the 1926 creation of The Clark News. What Sam loved above all else was getting at the truth. And he...
Goldie Michelson
Editor's Note: This story was originally published in CLARK Magazine, fall 2012. As of May 13, 2016, Goldie Michelson is the oldest person living in the United States. It is the standard reporter's question, posed to anyone who has turned 100 years old: What is the secret of your longevity? Goldie Michelson, M.A. '36,...
Reunion Story
A soon-to-be Clark University alumna will be the featured speaker at the May 20 Friday Night Dinner, one of the highlights of Reunion Weekend. Delight Gavor '16 Delight Gavor ’16 is a Global Scholar, psychology major and double minor in management and entrepreneurship. In her first year at Clark, she co-founded...
Clark University campus near residence halls
Sheree M. Marlowe Clark University announces the appointment of Sheree M. Marlowe as chief officer of diversity and inclusion.
Zabrina Motwani
Peaceful candlelight and a moment of silence in Red Square on the evening of April 26 were a world away from the devastation caused by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador 10 days earlier. But there, members of the Clark community — including several Ecuadorean students with families and friends in the country —...
Athletics Spree Day at Clark University
Clark University student-athletes Gabby Paolini ’16 and Courtney Pharr ’17 helped organize a big win for local children this year. The duo spearheaded a department-wide initiative for student-athletes from all Clark teams to volunteer their time. The culmination of their efforts was the first Athletics Spree Day, held...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
Many alumni hold deep affection for Clark University years after they leave campus with diploma in hand. Then there was Henry Ciborowski '50. Ciborowski, who passed away Feb. 6 at the age of 90, left a legacy of passion for his alma mater that included leadership roles in numerous Clark organizations and a record of...
Thea Sahr - Clark University
Thea Sahr '86 describes her career path as "very Clarkie." Her professional experiences have been driven by her passions, her routes not especially linear. And "As I look back on it 30 years later, I see that I've had a series of interesting jobs that have turned out to be this really cool career," she says. Sahr is the...
Denisha Brace
Spring break is usually a week for college students to relax and not think about anything school related. This was not the case for Clark University senior Denisha Brace. “Spring break wasn’t a break for me,” said the music major, who will perform nine opera songs at her senior recital Sunday in Razzo Hall. It was...
Jonathan Edelman - Clark University
When Jonathan Edelman '16 came to Clark University four years ago, he intended to major in studio art and follow his passion for photography. What he couldn’t know then was that Clark would help him excel in the medium, and at the same time deepen his passion for learning about history and the Holocaust. Edelman will...
Sarah Dys
Clark University graduate student Sarah Dys, from Dracut, presented "Campus Consent: For Students, By Students" at the annual End Violence Against Women International Conference in Washington, D.C., March 21-24. As co-founder of Consenting Communities, Clark’s mandatory orientation educational program, Dys was selected...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
  It was the extermination of entire tribes — the murder and displacement of millions, the theft of lands, the destruction of cultures. And yet, according to Yale professor Ned Blackhawk (pictured), the eradication of Native Americans in the United States and Canada over several centuries somehow escapes...
Columbus Park students visit Clark University
Standing inside the Academic Commons at the Goddard Library on a cool, bright April morning, Sarah Cramer ’16 asked a group of fifth-grade students from Worcester's Columbus Park Preparatory Academy a very important question. “Who, after seeing this tour, thinks college is really cool?” Fourteen hands — one belonging to...
3 Piece Meal band members posing
Clarkies are rocking out to some familiar voices at this year’s Spree Day. Students Akiba Davis ‘16, Asir Arif ‘18 and Diego Baraona Calvo ‘17 (pictured above), of the band 3 Piece Meal, and Van Caraviello ‘16, better known as Van Ward, hit the stage on the Green to get students in the celebrating spirit. They’re no...
Clark University Ureka Big Idea Challenge
From solar power to soccer, the winners of this year’s Clark University Ureka Big Idea Challenge are set to energize the world, quite literally, with their entrepreneurial ideas. The students — who range from a first-year to a graduate student — had five minutes to pitch their ideas to a panel of accomplished alumni...
Clark University students spend spring break building homes in Florida
Spring break provides an opportunity for students to take a much-needed break from the stress of their studies. While some venture to warmer climates for rest and relaxation, others opt to migrate to places where they can ditch their winter coats, roll up their sleeves and help others. Thirteen Clark undergraduates...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
Session Two of the March 23 Climate Change Teach-in at Clark University was organized around the question, How do we choose to respond?  The session comprised nine conversation groups or panels. One panel, Making Black Lives Matter on Earth, examined racial justice and environmental movements, revealing connections and...

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