Responsible Leadership Articles & Blogs
April 1, 2016
Room 428 in the Massachusetts State House filled up quickly the morning of March 30 as legislators, educators, students and observers came to hear leading clinicians and researchers unpeel hard truths about the debilitating impact of drug use on a growing number of people, often the young.
March 20, 2016
A new study by researchers at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) and Professor Laura Graves at Clark University's Graduate School of Management reveals that the most effective way to motivate managers is by providing "intrinsic rewards” such as psychological well-being, joy, learning, and fulfillment.
March 14, 2016
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren poses for a photo with Lee Gurel ’48, prior to the Senator giving the 2016 Gurel Lecture. / Photo: Matthew Healey It was not a religious revival, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren did ask for one “amen” from the podium in Clark University’s Atwood Hall. Recalling the Supreme Court’s historic decision...
March 7, 2016
Clark University's Mock Trial Team heads to the American Mock Trial Association Sub-National Tournament for the third consecutive year following their outstanding performance at the 2016 New Haven Regional Tournament at Yale University.
March 1, 2016
Naomi Klein delivered the Feb. 26 President’s Lecture, which kicked off the University’s second annual Climate Change Teach-In to be held March 23. The Teach-In is a campus-wide event exploring the climate crisis and possible responses to it through a series of panels, presentations and dialogues. "Climate change is a...
February 22, 2016
One in six Americans struggles with hunger. That's 49 million people. It's a disarming statistic, and it's also an unnecessary one, insists Doug Rauch, the former president of the Trader Joe's Company grocery chain.
February 16, 2016
Clark University Professor of History Douglas Little Clark University history Professor Douglas Little's newest book, "Us versus Them: The United States, Radical Islam, and the Rise of the Green Threat," examines the political and cultural conflicts that triggered America's shift in attention from the "Red Threat" of...
July 30, 2015
For the second year in a row, Forbes has named Clark University as one the country's top 20 most entrepreneurial schools, appearing at No. 16 on its list of "Most Entrepreneurial Universities." The rankings appear in the August 17 print issue of Forbes. The list is based on the research universities' entrepreneurial ratios...
July 22, 2015
The Graduate School of Management and the International Development, Community, and Environment Department are proud to announce that two dual-degree graduate students have been chosen as Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps fellows this year. Christian Davies (MBA/MS-Environmental Science & Policy, ’16), and...
May 6, 2015
The headline on the Sept. 6, 2004, cover of Forbes magazine was hardly subtle. "CRUSHING RADIO" it declaimed. Then the subhead: "Sick of stupid ads, stale playlists & schlock jocks? No wonder XM Satellite is making waves." Three images illustrated the sentiment. Aboom box, a sledgehammer, and Hugh Panero '78, then...
Hiatt Youth Summit at Clark explores race, class, education and identity; draws H.S. students from across state
April 13, 2015
Caleb Encarnacion '18, Kefiana Kabati '17, Johanna Merlos '16 and Clark visiting professor of education Raphael Rogers spoke at the 2nd annual Youth Summit on Race, Class and Education, at Clark University (April 9). More than 100 high school students from across Massachusetts attended the second annual Hiatt Youth...
April 6, 2015
By Abhijit Singh and Alex Turgeon "What is there to do in Worcester?" That was a common question we heard during Week One orientation, and it stuck with us. While Alex grew up in Holden, Mass., and had been able to experience all that Worcester had to offer, Abhijit was raised in Singapore, and had little knowledge of...
March 5, 2015
Guiding the highly successful third annual TCK/Global Nomads Conference at Clark University (Feb. 21) are, from left: Santiago Deambrosi '17, TCK conference student co-chair; Farah Weannara '16, TCK Student Coordinator and conference chair; and Scott Keller, International Students & Scholars Office assistant director.
November 19, 2014
Rebecca Kirszner Katz Rebecca Kirszner Katz '97, Special Advisor to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, might not be where she is today if she had attended another university. "Here's the thing about Clark," she says. "All my life I've struggled with learning disabilities. I went to a big public high school in...
October 15, 2014
Read: How Jeffrey Lurie '73 went from sitting in the cheap seats to owning the Philadelphia Eagles.
May 18, 2014
Ron Shaich '76, founder, chairman of the board, and CEO of Panera Bread Company, received an honorary degree and delivered the keynote Commencement address at Clark University, May 18. Clark University held its 110th Commencement on Sunday, May 18, awarding 511 bachelor's degrees, 442 master's, and 16 doctoral degrees....
May 15, 2014
Scott Rechler '89 is a major force in the competitive world of Manhattan real estate, but among his greatest achievements is helping One World Trade Center rise from the ashes of Ground Zero. Growing up in New York, he had wanted to attend the sort of leafy New England college whose personality was entwined with a deep,...
October 15, 2013
With astute analysis and forward thinking, chief economic adviser Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, M.A. '88, Ph.D. '86, helps steer Ford Motor Company toward profitability Ellen Hughes-Cromwick began raising red flags in the fall of 2006. As recounted in the 2012 book "American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor...
December 8, 2012
Ron Shaich ‘76, founder, chairman and co- CEO of Panera Bread, spends his life creating unique solutions for problems he sees in the world.
November 8, 2012
Brad McNamara in the Freight Farms container by the Clark Recycling Center. "I'm terrible at growing things," laughs Brad McNamara, MBA/ES&P '13, as he holds a tray of basil sprouts. He's being modest. The sprigs look healthy enough, and McNamara already has produced a harvest of perfectly edible lettuce. NPR's "Here...
April 5, 2012
There was a time when food was something you ate but rarely pondered. You did not know, or care, where your dinner came from, or how it would interact with your body once it was consumed. That was then. Sure, many folks still eat with abandon, but many others, like the Clarkies profiled on these pages, are trying to foster...
July 7, 2011
Read: Edwin Aldrin ’15 helped a nation look skyward alongside Goddard, Lindbergh, and a son named Buzz.
June 21, 2011
Ron Shaich '76 spoke about his Clark and business experiences, at the alumni dinner on May 20. "It all started at Clark." With those five words, Ron Shaich '76, the founder and longtime CEO of Panera Bread, launched a rousing multi-media presentation at Reunion Weekend, tracing the path that has led to his newest venture...
June 6, 2011
Read: "It all started at Clark," says Ron Shaich '76, the founder and longtime CEO of Panera Bread, about his company and his newest venture, Panera Cares.
January 7, 2011
Read: D'Army Bailey got booted from one university for leading civil rights protests. And then Clark came calling.