ClarkNow Articles & Blogs

Head shot of Sir Michael Marmot, with words to right saying "Health and health inequalities tell us a great deal about the good or bad effects of social policies." Sir Michael G. Marmot
April 9, 2018
Clark University will host Sir Michael G. Marmot for a President’s Lecture, “The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World,” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in Room 320 of Jefferson Academic Center, 950 Main St. His talk is free and open to the public. Marmot, who has studied health inequities for 40 years, will...
Krithi Vachaspati stands in Clark's Academic Commons
April 6, 2018
Some unsung heroes are the ones behind the camera. Krithi Vachaspati ’18, a photographer for Clark University’s student newspaper, The Scarlet, and a social media outreach coordinator for Clark’s Amnesty International chapter, is looking to reframe the big picture by helping shape public policy and law in the areas of...
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April 5, 2018
Gary Labovich ’81 arrived at Clark University thinking he would become a lawyer, but an Introduction to Economics class with Professor Roger Van Tassel helped changed his mind. “I loved just about everything in the course,” he recalls. “I’d never been exposed to traditional economics, and I found it fascinating.” Economics...
Steve Steinbrecher standing with five of the Steinbrecher Fellows
April 4, 2018
Nine Clark University undergraduates have been awarded Steinbrecher Fellowships to pursue creative research projects in the sciences and humanities. The projects will begin this summer and continue through the 2018-19 academic year. The Steinbrecher Fellowship Program encourages and supports Clark undergraduates’ pursuit...
Sarah Michaels standing, with arms on hips
April 2, 2018
Clark University Education Professor Sarah Michaels has been selected to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the largest national interdisciplinary research association dedicated to the science of education and learning. This prestigious award is presented to a...
The staff of Student Affairs standing in a group and posing for a photo, with hands in the air
March 30, 2018
Clark University has been recognized as one of the "Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs" (MPPWSA) by the ACPA-College Student Educators International and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. This national award celebrates student affairs workplaces that are vibrant, diverse, supportive, and committed to staff...
Clark students in hazmat suits stand outside at construction site in Baton Route
March 29, 2018
Eighteen Clark undergraduate students and two alumni volunteers took a 27-hour bus ride to spend their March spring break in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, restoring abandoned buildings and demolishing homes destroyed by the catastrophic floods of August 2016.  News coverage of the Clark students' volunteer work in Baton Route,...
Emily Moscufo, Emmye Vernet and Rose Goldberg sit on wooden floor, with eyes closed, meditating
March 26, 2018
Mindfulness practices like meditation, reflective writing, and other de-stressors are becoming more and more a part of campus life at Clark University. Jessica Bane Robert
John Morano, sitting in chair, speaks to several students, also sitting in chairs, at writer's workshop
March 26, 2018
John Morano ’82 returned to campus for the English Department’s Alumni Lecture Series, reflecting on his career as an environmental journalist, in a March 15 talk titled “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” in Dana Commons’ Higgins Lounge. He also presented a workshop for student writers and sat for an interview with Davina...
Damon Davis talks to an audience member before his lecture
March 26, 2018
Filmmaker Damon Davis was in Ferguson, Missouri, during the protests that followed the 2014 fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. He had an idea for a film, but initially didn’t bring a camera with him onto the streets. For the St. Louis native, the city in turmoil was not only a subject for a...
Rebecca Carter-Chand standing in front of bookcase in Rose Library
March 26, 2018
Salvation Army bell ringers with their kettles are a familiar sight around the holidays in the United States, and their charitable work is well known, but few are familiar with a dark chapter in the organization’s history. Rebecca Carter-Chand, visiting professor at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies...
Kaiomi Innis stands in front of audience, holding a microphone
March 22, 2018
Editor's note: Kaiomi Inniss ’19 chaired the sixth annual Third Culture Kid and Global Nomads Conference at Clark on Feb. 24, and co-led a workshop, “Picking Up the Crumbs: An Exploration of Food Politics in the Lives of TCKs,” with Chikondi Thangata ’20. Below, Inniss reports on the day’s events. The question, "Where are...
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March 19, 2018
President David Angel recently presented the 2017 John W. Lund Community Achievement Awards to Micki Davis, assistant director of the LEEP Center and director of special projects, and Megan Tighe ’17, MAT ’18, for their service to the greater Worcester community.  "You have exemplified what Jack Lund wished to celebrate...
ClarkCONNECT event
March 15, 2018
For student-athletes, whose time is consumed by practices, conditioning, and games, attending campus events can be difficult. And when scheduling challenges mean missing out on critical opportunities to prepare for a life and career after college, the problem is amplified. Clark University Athletic Director Trish Cronin...
Celebrating 75 years of women at Clark University
March 5, 2018
Editor's note: In honor of Women's History Month, we are publishing this winter 2018 Clark magazine story about the 75th anniversary of women at Clark. “You musn’t make waves." Clark University's first Dean of Women, M. Hazel Hughes, at her desk in 1952
Female student lying in hammock and reading under tree on Clark campus
March 1, 2018
Clark University has taken the American College Health Association’s Healthy Campus Pledge and has committed to campus-wide health promotion and prevention services across the administration, operations and academics.  To date, Clark is the only Massachusetts school that has signed on as a Healthy Campus 2020 Partner.
Several students gather with Professor Richard Peet on the staircase of Jefferson Academic Center at Clark University in 2004
February 28, 2018
Clark University Geography Professor Richard (Dick) Peet will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Geographers (AAG) at the association’s Annual Meeting in April. The AAG will honor Peet “for his extraordinary career as a scholar, teacher, mentor, editor and activist.” “AAG honors are among...
Victor Uhuru sits at table, holding a pen and writing in a notebook, with another book in front of him
February 27, 2018
Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies has welcomed Victor Uhuru, the Inaugural Fellow-Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation. Uhuru is a graduate of the University of Nairobi in Kenya and president of the Youth Advancement Initiative, which engages young adults in decision-making...
Scott Zimmerman speaks at podium in Anderson House conference room
February 20, 2018
“What can you do with an English degree?” is a question that Clark University’s English Department encourages students to explore, especially by meeting with alumni who return to campus to talk about their careers. At a recent gathering in the department’s Anderson House, Scott Zimmerman ’99 relayed what happened when he...
Joseph Jung and Jeanne Kim posed outside at Clark University
February 20, 2018
Joseph Jung '20 and Jeanne Kim '21 represented Clark University at the Korean American Grassroots Conference University Leadership Summit recently in New York. Organized by Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE), a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization based in New York and New Jersey, the summit aimed to educate...
Kim Lucian in front of tank
February 14, 2018
Lucian Kim ’92 calls himself a wanderer. The summer before his first semester at Clark University, he backpacked his way around Eastern Europe. He did it again two summers later — then spent his junior year studying abroad in Germany. He made his first trip to Russia that year as well. All that roaming has served Kim well...
Russia
February 14, 2018
Hardly a day goes by when American media outlets don’t cover a new bombshell about Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But what’s the Russian view? “I don’t think collusion is on the radar of the average Ivan on the street. It doesn’t affect them.” Lucian Kim '92  “Often, there isn’t one,” Lucian Kim ’92...
The man in the glass - Clark University
February 13, 2018
Editor's note: In recognition of Black History Month, we are republishing this story about Louis Clarkson Tyree, the first African-American student to graduate from Clark College, in 1912. The story was originally published in CLARK Magazine of spring 2012. If you flip to page 534 of the Clark College Monthly for June 1912...
Clark University Research Professor Cynthia Enloe
February 6, 2018
Clark University Research Professor Cynthia Enloe was selected for inclusion on the Gender Justice Legacy Wall, which was launched at the United Nations in December. "The work is certainly not done." Cynthia Enloe The Legacy Wall, created by the Women’s Initiative for Gender Justice in celebration of the 20th anniversary...
Jeffrey Lurie standing in front of football field
February 5, 2018
Editor's note: In light of the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl win on Sunday, we're republishing this fall 2013 CLARK magazine story about Eagles owner and Clarkie Jeffrey Lurie '73.

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