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June 1, 2016
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...
Delight Gavor speaks during Clark University's 2016 Reunion Weekend Friday Night Dinner
May 31, 2016
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 of...
Clark University research professor of psychology Jeffrey Jensen Arnett
May 31, 2016
You've graduated from college, you're ready to take on the world and, according to new research, you may be doing so from your old bedroom at your parents' house. A Pew Research Center analysis of 2014 U.S. Census Bureau data released last week found people ages 18 to 34 were more likely to be living in a parent's home...
Robert Goddard posing with writings on a blackboard
May 24, 2016
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
May 22, 2016
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....
Dollar bills in a pile
May 19, 2016
Who doesn’t love getting a raise? Thanks to new Labor Department rules, 4.2 million more Americans can soon expect a bump in pay — or some additional free time. When it takes effect on Dec. 1, the Overtime Rule will make salaried white-collar workers who earn less than $47,476 a year (or $913 a week) eligible for time-and-...
May 18, 2016
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...
Clark students visit the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate in Boston
May 13, 2016
It’s hard to consider a controversial topic from a different political viewpoint, and it can be especially difficult in today’s polarized landscape. Enter Assistant Professor Heather Silber Mohamed’s Introduction to American Politics course, where students took on personas of legislators to do just that during a 2½-hour...
Reunion Story
May 13, 2016
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 Dormboard...
Clark University campus near residence halls
May 11, 2016
Sheree M. Marlowe Clark University announces the appointment of Sheree M. Marlowe as chief officer of diversity and inclusion.
Zabrina Motwani
May 5, 2016
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 — gathered...
Athletics Spree Day at Clark University
May 4, 2016
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 last...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
April 29, 2016
MEDICINE AND ETHICS IN BLACK WOMEN'S SPECULATIVE FICTION By Esther Jones, Assistant Professor of English The book engages the complex nexus of black women's health, the fraught history of medicine as it relates to black women, and the problems with the inconsistent application of medical ethics that should concern us all...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
April 24, 2016
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
April 24, 2016
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
April 22, 2016
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 during...
Jonathan Edelman - Clark University
April 22, 2016
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 marry...
Globe in hands
April 21, 2016
Mother Nature has a new, powerful ally — a group of 21 Americans ages 8 to 19 who filed a lawsuit against the federal government for, they say, not acting quickly enough to stop global warming. Our Children’s Trust, a climate advocacy group for all generations, according to its website, filed the suit on behalf of the...
Sarah Dys
April 20, 2016
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 to...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
April 20, 2016
  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 consideration...
Columbus Park students visit Clark University
April 20, 2016
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
April 14, 2016
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
April 8, 2016
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 judges...
Clark University students spend spring break building homes in Florida
April 8, 2016
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...

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