News Releases

Clark University to hold 112th Commencement on Sunday, May 22 - Mon, 21 Mar 2016
Speaker is Colombian health care champion, globally recognized social entrepreneur and Clark alumna Catalina Escobar The 112th Clark University Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 22, on the Jefferson Academic Center Green. The procession from the Kneller Athletic Center will begin at noon, followed by a University-wide ceremony. This year’s commencement speaker is Catalina…

Third Culture Kids Conference: Redefining home, evolving identities in a global world - Thu, 17 Mar 2016
Navigating the being of being more than one particular thing. For Teja Arboleda ’85, keynote speaker of the annual Third Culture Kids/Global Nomads Conference held on Feb 27 at Clark University, these words described his own journey through multi-national, multiracial, multiethnic and multicultural identities. As one of several conference speakers, Arboleda presented a talk titled…

Ben Bagdikian ’41 championed the public’s right to know - Wed, 16 Mar 2016
Ben Bagdikian ’41, who died March 11 at the age of 96, enjoyed a storied career in journalism. He won the Pulitzer Prize, reported on prisons, poverty and civil rights, and defied the federal government by helping publish the Pentagon Papers, thus securing one of history’s greatest victories for freedom of the press. Later he…

Sen. Warren urges every child be given ‘a fighting chance to succeed’ - Mon, 14 Mar 2016
It was not a religious revival, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren did request one “amen” from the podium in Clark University’s Atwood Hall. Recalling the Supreme Court’s historic decision ending school segregation Brown v. The Board of Education, she cited Justice Earl Warren, who observed that a public school education “is a right that must be made…

What motivates managers? Money, yes, but so much more - Wed, 09 Mar 2016
Clark University and Center for Creative Leadership publish research on workplace motivation It is often said that “money talks,” but does it motivate? While many organizations use salary, bonuses, stock options, and promotions to motivate managers, a recent study reveals that relying on these types of extrinsic rewards alone is not guaranteed to foster productive…

Clark’s Mock Trial Team headed to sub-national tournament for third consecutive year - Mon, 07 Mar 2016
Clark University’s Mock Trial Team is headed to the American Mock Trial Association Sub-National Tournament for the third year in a row; the team was awarded an automatic bid after their outstanding performance at the 2016 New Haven Regional Tournament at Yale University last month. Two of Clark’s teams participated in the regional tournament. Team…

The Deregulatory Moment? Prof. Boatright edits ‘must read’ on campaign finance law - Fri, 04 Mar 2016
Robert G. Boatright, associate professor of political science at Clark University, is the editor of a collection of essays titled, “The Deregulatory Moment? A Comparative Perspective on Changing Campaign Finance Laws” (University of Michigan Press 2015). “The Deregulatory Moment?” has been called a “must read for anyone interested specifically in campaign spending, and more generally…

Clark students attend Supreme Court hearing - Thu, 03 Mar 2016
Twelve Clark University students accompanied Professor Mark C. Miller of the Political Science Department to Washington, D.C., Feb. 28 and 29 to hear oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court. The trip was funded in part by the Barry ’62 and Elaine ’65 Epstein Pre-Law Fund, the June Patron ’65 Endowed Fund, the Law &…

In President’s Lecture, author Naomi Klein urges boldness on climate change - Tue, 01 Mar 2016
Naomi Klein did not mince words. “Climate change is a crisis of narrative, a crisis of world view and a crisis of spirit,” the author and activist told the audience packed into Clark University’s Atwood Hall, and another watching via livestream in Jefferson 320. Klein delivered the Feb. 26 President’s Lecture, which kicked off the…

4 years since Leap Day ‘launch,’ Clark’s LEEP efforts making lasting influence on learning - Mon, 29 Feb 2016
On Leap Day in 2012, Clark University celebrated the official launch of its pioneering model for higher education known as LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice). Today, the first students to experience LEEP throughout their four years as “Clarkies” are preparing to graduate, making this February 29th seem an opportune time to share the progress, challenges…