Archive for November, 2013

What's 'getting primaried'? Clark University prof's new book explains

Thursday, November 21st, 2013
What's 'getting primaried'? Clark University prof's new book explains

  Primary challenges in recent election cycles have attracted more media hype than ever, with special interest groups and intense partisan fundraising campaigns polarizing voters and taking aim at moderate incumbents – a practice known as “primarying.” Yet, according to Robert G. Boatwright, professor of political science at Clark University, the link between primary... »

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Clark alumna helps mobilize recovery efforts after Colorado flood

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Clark alumna helps mobilize recovery efforts after Colorado flood

When Clark students graduate they anticipate setting out on a new life, one involving a career, perhaps a family. They don’t expect to be tested by a natural disaster. Unfortunately, in September, Rebecca Louzan ’08 learned that life isn’t predictable. Heavy rains and broken dams resulted in flooding that turned Lyons, Colorado — where... »

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Kosher dining returns to Clark

Monday, November 18th, 2013
Kosher dining returns to Clark

Clark University Dining Services operates with a sort of culinary conscientiousness that means the food is not only flavorful, but also nutritious, locally sourced whenever possible, and varied enough to satisfy individual dietary needs. This semester, the menu has been expanded to include kosher dining. According to David Coyne, director of Clark Hillel, the... »

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Betsy Huang leads Clark University Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Monday, November 18th, 2013
Betsy Huang leads Clark University Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Last September, Clark University’s Higgins School of Humanities was awarded a $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation following a complex, sometimes grueling application process successfully executed by a team of faculty and staff. Associate Professor of English Betsy Huang spent over a year on the project, and was excited about turning her... »

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Lecturer examines ‘savage portrayals’ of men of color

Monday, November 18th, 2013

“How and why do so many negative images of young black males, particularly images steeped in an outsized criminality and violence, persist in mainstream media? What are some of the consequences of this?” These were the central questions posed by Natalie Byfield, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at St. John’s... »

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LEEP Lectures let faculty collaborate across disciplines, provide unique perspectives

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

What are the chances you would see a psychologist giving a presentation in a political science class?  Beginning this fall, such an appearance would not be unlikely.  In the past few months, some unlikely disciplines have collided through a tactic known as the “LEEP Lecture.” LEEP Lectures involve collaborations between faculty members from distinct... »

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Clark Composts! wins MassRecycle ‘Best Student Effort’ award

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Clark Composts! wins MassRecycle ‘Best Student Effort’ award

Clark Composts!, an innovative compost collection program under way in Clark University student residence halls, was recognized as “Best Student Effort” in MassRecycle’s 18th annual state-wide competition, receiving the award on Nov. 6 at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester. From its beginning as a student-designed pilot in 2011, Clark Composts! has evolved into an institutionally-supported... »

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Clark University Board of Trustees adds four new members

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Clark University Board of Trustees adds four new members

The Clark University Board of Trustees has added four new members:  Andrew T. Brandman, of New York City; Kevin D. Cherry, of Roxbury, Mass.; Daniel O. Hirsch, of Chevy Chase, Md.; and Paul Saltzman, of Scarsdale, N.Y.  All received their undergraduate degrees from Clark. Brandman, Hirsch, and Saltzman are term trustees who were elected... »

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Clark University Model U.N. Team racking up the awards this year

Friday, November 1st, 2013
Clark University Model U.N. Team racking up the awards this year

If you happen to know someone on the Clark University Model U.N. team, you know they’ve spent the past month collecting accolades.  With three competitions behind them, they are readying for five more, and a conference that will attract hundreds of High School Model U.N. participants from around New England to Clark. From Oct.... »

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