Monthly Archives: November 2012

U.S. News ranks Clark University among ‘Most Connected Colleges’

Clark University is included in the new U.S. News Most Connected Colleges ranking, released Nov. 14. The Connectivity Index measures four areas of a college’s effectiveness in providing online services: Internet speed, Internet access, applications and technical support, and resources. “This is wonderful affirmation that Clark University is uniquely positioned as a small, liberal-arts-based, research…

$600K Mellon Foundation grant backs Clark humanities initiative

In September, Clark University was awarded $600,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support Humanities Present, a new initiative of the Higgins School of Humanities that promises to have a critical impact on the Clark curriculum and to contribute to Clark’s Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) initiative. “This generous Mellon Foundation grant allows…

Polsky appointed to co-author chapter of U.S. Climate Assessment

Clark University Graduate School of Geography Associate Professor Colin Polsky has been appointed co-Convening Lead Author for the Land-Use and Land-Cover Change chapter of the National Climate Assessment (NCA). The NCA, commissioned by the Office of Science & Technology Policy in the White House, is the official U.S. statement about impacts and vulnerabilities associated with…

Clark M.B.A. student officially launches Freight Farms company

“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. McNamara is standing inside a shipping container lined with rows of vertical “growing towers” bathed in pink glow,…