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James McGovern Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s recent assertion that “corporations are people” helped renew discussion about the role of corporations in public life, and their ability to influence elections. The topic will be addressed in the panel discussion “Corporations are Not People: People’s Rights,...
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Kevin Powell Clark's 27th Annual MLK Celebration will feature a talk by author/activist Kevin Powell.  Powell will deliver “From Rosa Parks to Barack Obama: Civil Rights in America,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor of the Higgins University Center.
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Rain gardens, e-transcripts, faculty transportation — even making the most of a severe October blizzard — were discussed in a public presentation by students who completed the course, The Sustainable University. Their research projects delved into issues and proposed solutions related to Clark's role in sustainable...
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“People have been trying to kill me since I was born.” The line opens “Immigrant Blues,” the autobiographical poem by Li-Young Lee that illuminates his family’s history of traumatization, assimilation and survival. China’s Cultural Revolution led to the torture and murder of Lee family members, and Li-Young’s father,...
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When Carly Simon sang about “anticipation” she could well have been referring to the college-acceptance process. In years past, a prospective student typically held vigil for months, waiting for the letter from the college of choice to arrive (a thick envelope usually signaled good news, because it included backup ...
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Clark University’s Student Council has allocated $39,497 to renovate the playground on the corner of Florence and Downing Streets in Worcester. The money will support Project Playground, a campaign to create a safe and positive outdoor play space for neighborhood children.  Funding will be used to install fences,...
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Clark University took home five awards in the annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) communications contest. CLARK alumni magazine was named best overall magazine in the 30,000-74,999 circulation class, earning a silver award (there was no gold given), and took a bronze for best design. Clark’s...
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From left: Clark Vice President for Government and Community Affairs and Campus Services Jack Foley, Clark Trustee Tony Tilton, Clark VP of Marketing and Communications Paula David, former Trustee James Harrington and his brother Francis A. Harrington Jr., at the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester after the gift was...
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Prof. Michael Addis In his new book, “Invisible Men; Men’s inner lives and the consequences of silence” (2011, Times Books), Clark University Professor of Psychology Michael E. Addis draws on several years of his award-winning scientific research, as well as his own personal and clinical experience to describe an...
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued its annual Arctic Report Card today, and no time might seem more crucial than now as the world grapples with the natural, physical and socio-political aspects of climate change. NOAA released the report card to the media and the public via a call-in...
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Clark University’s student chapter of the anti-poverty organization, ONE, will be celebrating World AIDS Day with several events this week, including a World AIDS Day celebration they hope will attract hundreds of students and members of the campus community.
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Did you know that humans aren't the only primates that will barter with one another to achieve some mutual benefit? (Capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees also recognize the value of a fair trade.) Or that various animal species, from insects to humans, spar over reproductive roles, with the “breeder” typically enjoying king...
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Clark University graduate student Brad McNamara won second place at the Princeton Entrepreneurship Pitch Contest in Boston on Nov. 17, presenting an “elevator pitch” about his new business model aimed at meeting the growing demand for environmentally friendly, locally grown produce. McNamara, who is pursuing his MBA in...
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A research paper by Clark University Professor Arshad Kudrolli, chair of the Physics Department and Jan and Larry Landry University Professor, and post-doctoral research associate Julien Chopin, titled “Building Designed Granular Towers One Drop at a Time,” recently scored a science-publication hat trick of sorts,...
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Clark University will make the submission of standardized test scores an optional part of the admissions process, beginning with the class enrolling in Fall 2013. Clark’s decision to institute a test-optional policy follows an extensive study by the Office of Admissions and the Clark faculty. “By taking a holistic view...
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Sodexo, which provides food services at Clark University’s three dining locations and catering for the Worcester campus, has been named “2011 Gold Award Winner” in the Food Establishment category by MassRecycle. The awards recognize individuals, businesses, municipalities and organizations for outstanding efforts to...
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Senior and graduate students in Professor John Baker’s “Small-Scale Land Conservation Principles” course have been engaging in some grand-scale experiential learning this fall, conducting field work at several conservation sites in Petersham, Massachusetts, as they work to produce two public conservation documents to be...
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 Clark University is singled out in the “Best Bets List” included in “The Financial Aid Handbook: Getting the Education You Want for the Price You Can Afford” (The Career Press, Inc. 2011), by Carol Stack and Ruth Vedvik. The authors—college admission officers with more than 70 years of experience between them—include...
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Aimee Guidera delivers the Gurel Lecture on Education In a world awash with information, where everyone from retailers to online dating services gathers, studies and deploys targeted data to improve performance, it stands to reason that the United States’ education system would make similar strides to boost student...
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Secretaries of State, leading activists also in final episode premiering Nov. 8 Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor at Clark University’s Department of International Development, Community, and Environment and Women’s and Gender Studies, will appear in the finale of the acclaimed, five-part PBS series, “Women, War &...
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Jonas Clark Hall circa 1903. The buildings at Clark University tell stories that are steeped in history, touched by drama and even contain a dash of surprise. Did you know, for instance, that the gothic buildings framing the campus green on three sides were at one time meant to be joined by a fourth building that...
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Prof. Bob Ross (right) with Tom Hayden The year was 1961, and Tom Hayden had been in jail in the South for participating in civil rights protests when he put pen to paper. What began as a letter to his friends in Students for a Democratic Society blossomed into the blueprint for the Port Huron Statement, the manifesto...
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There are HEROs among us here at Clark University. They may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but they are developing remarkable powers in environmental research. For more than a decade, the Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO) program at Clark University has provided a unique undergraduate...
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The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Oct. 25 that a violation was committed against freedom of expression in the case of Clark University Professor Taner Akçam. Akçam, the first Turkish scholar to publicly express his conviction that the 1915 Armenian genocide occurred under the Ottoman Empire (of which Turkey is...
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Clark President David Angel and Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella discussed liberal arts education and “Livelihood and Vocation,” part of the Difficult Dialogues series fall 2011 symposium, Oct. 18. Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella, Clark President David Angel, faculty and students...

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