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Clark Model U.N. Team excels at Harvard, McGill conferences

By Melissa Lynch

Clark University’s Model United Nations Team performed well at the 60th session of the prestigious Harvard National Model U.N. Conference (HNMUN 2014), which took place Feb. 13 - 16 in Boston. The Harvard Model U.N. conference is one of the most competitive conferences in the Model U.N. circuit, attracting more than 3,000 student delegates... »

Clark University Mock Trial team wins bid to national tournament

By Melissa Lynch

One of Clark University’s two Mock Trial teams is moving on to the national tournament, earning its bid during the regional Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, N.H. The veteran “A team” will compete in the national event in Philadelphia in March. Clark entered... »

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

By Jane Salerno

  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... »

LEEP Lectures let faculty collaborate across disciplines, provide unique perspectives

By Melissa Lynch

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... »

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

By Melissa Lynch

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.... »

Harrington lecturer: No easy answer to congressional gridlock

By James Keogh

Political gridlock in Washington is nothing new, but polarization between the two major parties has become so acute that it’s led to historic dysfunction on Capitol Hill, a renowned researcher told a Clark University audience Monday. Sarah Binder, Ph.D., a political scientist with George Washington University and the Brookings Institution, delivered the bleak news in... »

Photography project focuses on individuals, shares personal stories from the Clark community

By Angela Bazydlo

Two Clark University students are focusing their camera lenses on faces around campus for their new project, Humans of Clark (HoC).  Sophomores Nainika Grover, of Brookline, and Jonathan Edelman, of Leawood, Kansas, are sharing snapshots of students and other members of the Clark community, along with quotes from spontaneous conversation, on a Facebook page... »

Clark University Harrington lecture to focus on polarization in Congress

By Melissa Lynch

Clark University’s Harrington Public Affairs Lecture Series will feature “Congress: Legislating in Polarizing Times,” a lecture by Sarah Binder, a political scientist with George Washington University and the Brookings Institution. The lecture will take place on Monday, Oct. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Tilton Hall (Higgins University Center, second floor). Professor Binder, an expert... »

Clark University professors lead discussion on war with Syria

By Jane Salerno

Five Clark University professors came together on Sept. 11 to present a timely panel discussion on the events unfolding in the Middle East, titled “The Coming War on Syria and the Implications for Peace and Stability in the Middle East,” sharing their unique scholarly perspectives and insights with a mostly-student audience that crowded the... »

Seven Clark undergrads to intern in the nonprofit sector this summer

By Angela Bazydlo

Seven Clark University undergraduates are working as interns in the non-profit sector this summer with support from the Larry Franks '73, Ellen Berelson and the Theodore H. Barth Foundation. Tara J. Barnes '15 received funding so that she can serve as an intern at Year Up, a nonprofit organization in Providence, R.I., that provides... »