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It’s spring, and soon parents at high school graduation ceremonies will be beaming to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance.” Not so long ago, many of them sat anxiously in school guidance offices, driven to ensure their children chose the right colleges, filled out the proper forms, wrote the best essays, took enough...
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Clark University Trustee Steven C. Roberts ’74 has accepted two prestigious appointments this year. Last month, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi appointed Roberts to the Board of Directors for The Congressional Award, Congress’ highest honor for America’s youth. Roberts is one of five civilians to serve in this...
Randolph Mack and Zack Ordynans stand in front of the "Burning Annie" movie poster
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...
Jennifer Hochschild in her office
Is socio-economic class, rather than race, becoming a stronger indicator of how a person might vote? It’s a question that Jennifer L. Hochschild, an expert on American politics and co-author of the book Do Facts Matter? Information and Misinformation in American Politics, sought to answer during a recent lecture at...
Mitchell Gamache Screen studies
By his own description, Mitchell Gamache ’17 has always been a “visual kind of guy.” So, it felt natural for him to major in screen studies when he enrolled at Clark University. “Growing up, I made short films with my friends and studied graphic design in high school,” he says. “When I got to college, I wanted to...
Undergraduate and elementary students sitting on the floor in a classroom
On a chilly, gray day inside an Atwood Hall rehearsal space, children call “¡Hola!” to one another as they run through the door, flinging their coats onto the floor in a colorful heap. They’re rushing to grab a snack and join the group of Clark University student volunteers gathered in the space filled with salsa music...
Jason Feifer '02, editor-in-chief at Entrepreneur Magazine (Photo by Rachel Pradhan)
When Jason Feifer ’02 heard Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, use the term “permanent beta” for the first time, it struck him. “I took a piece of paper, wrote down the words and hung it on the wall,” Feifer said while delivering the keynote speech at the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program’s 10th Anniversary...
Phat Tran standing next to building at Clark University
Whether he’s walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival or just across campus to meet with an adviser in the Alumni and Student Engagement Center, Phat Tran ’19 knows he’s striding toward a successful future. The screen studies and management major credits a combination of factors for his confidence – a love of...
Nicholas Callender speaks to two students
Clark University alumni who excel in marketing, business and technology returned to campus recently to share advice and tips with students eyeing similar paths. The event was the fourth of Clark’s Networked Communities initiative, which connects students to alumni, faculty, parents and outside partners for career...
Leah Bodin '18
If you’re ever looking for Leah Bodin ’18, chances are you’ll find her doing one of two things: playing softball or filming videos. Bodin, a screen studies major and student-athlete on Clark’s women’s softball team, unites these passions by making promotional videos for the Athletics Department with sports information...
Dr. Dennis Dimitri ’75, left, speaks to two Clark students
As the U.S. House debated the Affordable Care Act recently, Clark University alumni involved in public health discussed what’s next for their profession and the cross-section of Americans they serve. From left, Dr. Dennis Dimitri ’75, Samantha Arsenault '15, M.A.’16, and Garrett Abrahamson ’07, M.B.A. ’08, address an...
John Aylward at the piano, Clark University
John Aylward, associate professor of music composition and theory at the Clark University Department of Visual and Performing Arts, received a 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship. He is one of 173 current fellows representing scholars, artists, and scientists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, selected from among more...
Josh Merchat, Alex Chilton and David Sullivan standing on the green at Brown University
Weeks of preparation proved fruitful for Clark University’s Model United Nations team as three members picked up individual awards during Brown University’s annual conference held March 3. Head delegate Josh Merchat ’19 won Outstanding Delegate for his committee work, while Alex Chilton ’20 and David Sullivan ’20...
Sasha Kohan
FADE IN: INT. SASHA KOHAN’S MAINE BEDROOM – NIGHT SASHA, a 2016 Clark University graduate, hesitantly approaches an open laptop placed on a desk. Its screen glows back at her as she reads an email, her eyes growing wider. DISSOLVE TO: INT. SASHA KOHAN’S MAINE LIVING ROOM – NIGHT Sasha enters room with laptop, shows...
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Three Clark University students from abroad participated in the annual Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Advocacy Day, March 13 and 14.
Megan Marshall
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Megan Marshall will speak about her recent biography and memoir, “Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast,” at Clark University at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, in Tilton Hall. Marshall is the first Charles Wesley Emerson College professor at Emerson College. She studied under Elizabeth...
Samuel "Vladi" Highland in Jonas Clark Hall at Clark University
Samuel “Vladi” Highland ’16 discovered a sense of purpose studying psychology at Clark University. “I chose my major because psychology was already of interest to me, but once I started taking the seminars and research courses, I knew I had found my place,” the recent alumnus says. Highland came to Clark because he...
Participating at the 5th Annual TCK/Global Nomads Conference are, from left: Teja Arboleda ’85, conference chair Farah Weannara ’16/MBA’17, Amanda Connolly, associate director of the International Students and Scholars Office, and conference co-cha
Explaining. It’s what Third Culture Kids find themselves doing — a lot. TCKs are challenged daily to explain their looks, language, culture, ethnicity, nationality, and so on. And this can be a good thing. Why? Because they become very skilled at explaining, exploring, understanding and accepting differences — in...
3 Piece Meal band members posing
In 2015, Clark University students Akiba Davis ’16, Asir Arif ’18 and Diego Baraona Calvo ’17 added “groovy beats” to the annual International Students Association International Journey event. A year later, the trio — transformed into 3 Piece Meal — created “Tomorrow’s Forecast,” their first studio album released Feb. 8...
Carolyn Finney photo with book jacket
Distinguished writer, performer and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney didn’t hide her surprise and delight upon seeing her former Clark University professors among the small crowd gathered for Part II of the Graduate School of Geography Spring 2017 Colloquium series, on March 23.
Solar Awning on National Grid Sustainability Hub, Main St., Worcester
Clark University President David Angel speaks at a March 24 event recognizing a new, state- of-the-art solar awning installed at the  National Grid Sustainability Hub.  
Jason Feifer '02, editor-in-chief at Entrepreneur Magazine (Photo by Rachel Pradhan)
The most valuable lesson Jason Feifer ’02, editor-in-chief at Entrepreneur Magazine, learned while a Clark University student? Question everything. The advice has served him well as he’s navigated a writing and editing career through media outlets like the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Boston Magazine, Men’s Health...
Congressman Jim McGovern and Senator Ed Markey hold Town Hall at Clark University
Town Hall meetings, not ordinarily known for attracting hundreds, have gained renewed attention in the current political environment. A Town Hall event featuring U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-Worcester) and Edward Markey, U.S. Senator for Massachusetts, demonstrated this increased energy, drawing more than 400 people to...
Delight Gavor
Delight Gavor ’16 lives by a lesson she learned at Clark University: To dream big, then never stop trying to turn those dreams into reality. Gavor, now working toward a master’s degree in education at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, held true to that lesson as a Global Scholar pursuing a psychology...
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Times Higher Education (THE) has named Clark University number 12 on its list of the World's Best Small Universities. The ranking, released March 7, includes 20 universities in 12 different countries. Clark is one of four small U.S. schools included. Read more about Clark's rankings and recognition

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