Archive for January, 2012

Leir’s legacy at Clark resonates through Luxembourg program

Monday, January 30th, 2012
Leir’s legacy at Clark resonates through Luxembourg program

Henry J. Leir made his fortune in metals and mining, but he never forgot that his wealth was earned, not inherited. His work ethic was so prodigious that he went to the office the day before he died at the age of 98. Over the course of his long, colorful life, Mr. Leir held... »

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Peace Corps ranks Clark among Top Colleges for 2012

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Clark University ranks No. 20 on the Peace Corps 2012 rankings of small universities and colleges. There are 17 undergraduate alumni serving currently as Peace Corps volunteers overseas. Clark University alumni are serving as volunteers in Armenia, Benin, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Eastern Caribbean, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Uganda, Ukraine and Zambia. “Peace... »

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Events explore what 'Black is...' during Black History Month

Friday, January 27th, 2012
Events explore what 'Black is...' during Black History Month

The following events will take place during the month of February as part of Clark University’s Black History Month Celebration. The theme for the month’s programs — “Black is” — is both a statement and a question. It is designed to explore the complexities, challenges and opportunities of African American identity today. These events... »

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McGovern to lead panel discussion to address rights of corporations

Friday, January 27th, 2012
McGovern to lead panel discussion to address rights of corporations

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, Corporate Money, and What Comes Next,” to be held at 6 p.m.,... »

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Activist, author Kevin Powell to speak at Jan. 24 MLK Celebration

Monday, January 16th, 2012
Activist, author Kevin Powell to speak at Jan. 24 MLK Celebration

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. An acclaimed community activist and award-winning writer, Powell is the author or editor of... »

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Students share boundary-breaking Sustainable University research

Thursday, January 12th, 2012
Students share boundary-breaking Sustainable University research

  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 practices on campus and beyond. The Sustainable... »

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Difficult Dialogues event melds poetry, resilience and LEEP

Thursday, January 5th, 2012
Difficult Dialogues event melds poetry, resilience and LEEP

“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, once a personal physician to Mao... »

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'You got in!': Admitted Clarkies get the good news via interactive site

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
'You got in!': Admitted Clarkies get the good news via interactive site

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 materials for the admitted). Once... »

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Students to renovate playground

Monday, January 2nd, 2012
Students to renovate playground

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, lighting, and security at the location. According... »

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