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Clark U. History Professor investigating rare, century-old photos of Worcester’s early residents of color

Clark History Professor Janette Greenwood

  Clark University History Professor Janette Greenwood has teamed up with retired teacher and Charlton historian Frank Morrill to research the identities of some early Worcester residents—people of color—pictured in rare photographs that date back to the turn of the last century. The photos are those of the late William Bullard, of Worcester, a photographer…

Clark gets its close-up in McConaughey film

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Chuck Agosta could have anticipated many things when he chose to become a physics professor, from dealing with procrastinating students to vying for dwindling pools of grant money. But he never would have expected to be coaching a movie star on how to deliver his lines. On Sept. 5, Agosta, chair of the Clark University…

Clark senior helps Worcester schoolchildren combat ‘summer slide’

Hazelkorn ’15 is pictured with Brittany (age 13) a student at University Park Campus School, and Dakota, (age 8) who attends Goddard Elementary School

Sadie Hazelkorn ’15 started working with the Worcester Education Collaborative (WEC) last September to fulfill an internship requirement for her capstone in Urban Politics and she’s been working with them ever since. Hazelkorn spent the past few months in Worcester creating literacy programs for local students. Hazelkorn recently held workshops where area schoolchildren created cookbooks…

Clark University Vice President Jack Foley honored by United Way

Jack Foley, the Vice President for Government and Community Affairs and Campus Services for Clark University, was presented with the Orville Harrold Community Leadership Award by the United Way of Central Massachusetts at its Annual Celebration on May 8. The Orville Harrold Award recognizes a person or organization that best embodies the characteristics of Orville…

Clark University, City of Worcester forge academic health partnership

The City of Worcester and Clark University announce the creation of an innovative Academic Health Department, the result of a partnership combining scholarship and practice to improve public health. The city’s Division of Public Health and the University’s Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, together through the Academic Health Department, will harness a variety of relationships and, based upon consideration of local needs…

Clark holds first annual youth summit on race, class, and education

Eighty-seven high school students from across Massachusetts recently attended the first annual Youth Summit on Race, Class and Education, organized by Clark’s Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education. For six hours, high school students focused on the topic of how race and class shapes the educational experiences of young people across the nation. The program…

Activist Carolyn Mugar to speak at Clark commencement, May 19

Clark University will hold its 109th Commencement on Sunday, May 19, on the Jefferson Academic Center Green, rain or shine. The procession from the Kneller Athletic Center begins at 1:15 p.m.; the ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. The commencement speaker will be Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid, an organization that keeps family farmers…

Clark University among partners lauded for Main South housing

A ribbon-cutting ceremony outside a new housing unit on Hammond Street on Oct. 25  heralded the completion of the Kilby-Gardner-Hammond Revitalization Project, a major initiative to provide safe, affordable housing in the Main South area. The project was accomplished under the auspices of the University Park Partnership, a collaboration involving Clark University, the Main South…