Today we're happy to welcome the admitted class of 2022 to campus. Have a great day! Ask lots of questions and get to know our community.

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On this day in 1926, Clark Physics Professor Robert Goddard (A.M. 1910, Ph.D. 1911) successfully launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket — and with it, the space age. Standing in a snow-covered field in Auburn, he watched as the rocket he had built rose 41 feet into the air, flew for two and a half seconds, and landed 184 feet away.

In his diary, which is housed in Clark's Archives and Special Collections, Goddard wrote: "The first flight with a rocket using liquid propellants was made yesterday at Aunt Effie's farm in Auburn. ... It looked almost magical as it rose, without any appreciably greater noise or flame, as if it said 'I've been here long enough; I think I'll be going somewhere else, if you don't mind.'"

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Kelly Foster
· February 26, 2018
Best decision I ever made 21 years ago. Best four years of my life.
Leighcea McNichols Granatiero
· December 22, 2015
Looked at 9 colleges. Closely. Clark won hands down. Over and over again. This school is such a great match for my son. And it's not just the stellar academics. It's all the details that will make thi...s a great home for 4 years. Wonderful enthusiastic staff. Open, bright and friendly kids. Stunning campus. Open community philosophy. Great food and roomy dorms. And all in a city where there are tons of other college kids and activities. I didn't expect, and tried hard to to get super attached to one school. But feel in love with Clark. Could not help it. And as luck ( or smarts) would have it. So did my son. See you at the Accepted Students open house !!!! See More
Ginger Woolever
· March 19, 2017
My daughter and I went for Open House this weekend. It didn't take long to realize that Clark is a special place. I'm very excited that my daughter has chosen Clark to be her home for the next five ...years...but I'm elated that she has found a place that values her as much as I do. See More
Shari Kenward
· September 18, 2016
Had a request yesterday from my daughter to come up and have lunch with her. We ate brunch at the dining hall. (Not my first time) The campus is beautiful, the food is delicious and the people are alw...ays so welcoming. Shout out to the worker that makes the pizza my daughter raves about it and rightfully so. This is her senior year and I'm going to miss Clark! See More
Jeremy Wyatt
· September 27, 2016
We had a nice visit. Improv groups and Ball in the House were fun. There's lots of potential in the community. Glad to hear about all the projects going on. I think the dining hall was a little overwh...elmed but the food was decent with some nice vegetarian choices. The residences do need more bike rack space! A building the size of Bullock and only 3 spots? See More
Clement Lloyd
· October 22, 2017
I am very interested Clark. I think it's more suitable for my son..
Eray Aydil
· April 11, 2017
Very refreshing. Students leading the tour were enthusiastic and articulate. My son liked the first year "intensive" and the opportunity to explore his interests during the first year. He liked the LE...EP principle. We came away thinking that the students at Clark receive first rate rigorous education in a collaborative environment. See More
Jake Castro
· September 30, 2017
Clark U prides itself for diversity. Where is the diversity in Clark Athletics?
Addle Paddle
· February 18, 2016
Dear Clark,

If this was a review of my undergraduate experience, I would rank you much higher. But this is specifically about 5th year, you know the program that you shove down every tour's throats a...s soon as they walk onto campus and tell them how great a deal it is and how awesome it is.

If you want the truth the MPA/MSPC program is a JOKE (I know I'm currently in it). The classes are lackluster, you get an A almost no matter what, and it's about as challenging as a 5th grade curriculum. I am in my last semester and ever since my pre-requisites have learned almost nothing. If anything I think my writing skill has deteriorated from all the 1 page response papers I write in the 10 minutes before class...which again somehow earn A's.

Not to mention how you are cheating all the international students! You admit so many international students with very limited proficiency in English, saying that you'll provide them with courses that will miraculously give them fluency in a semester, then don't follow through. Then what do we get? Half of the students in my class cannot understand English and have to have translators hold their hand through every presentation and paper. Better yet, you hoist a bunch more work on 5th years because every time we're in a group project we have to devote 2x the amount of time editing and translating. That is sickeningly unfair to both us and the international student you rob of tuition money, and then send home with a worthless degree because they couldn't understand what half the textbooks are saying! I would love more of an international presence but not so you can exploit their ability to pay full price and not giving them the education they paid for.

And you're doing all of this not to better our program, not to give us a worthwhile education, but because you need to rake 11 million dollars to fund your LEEP program, causing admissions to essentially use international students like a University of Phoenix cash-cow program, and relying on your good name to salvage the shit education you're passing off as prime time. Do you realize how corrupt that is?!

Well it's not going to work forever, if you don't change this program FAST and prioritize academic rigor over a damn building the word will get out and your program will be ruined. The worst of it is that I LOVED Clark. I loved the weird/supportive people, the professors, the campus-- it hurts me more than it hurts you that you let administrative politics and money-grabbing practices take over how this program once was and still could be. If I weren't so close to graduating I'd leave the program now.

Embarrassed to have this program on my resume/constantly questioning why I waste my time.

P.S. Obviously this is a fake FB account because a) I do not want lash back from the institution, and b) because I'm embarrassed that my masters will be worth nothing.
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Tom Buckley
· March 19, 2017
Attended a wonderful, well-run open house for admitted students yesterday. Students and faculty passionate about making a positive difference in the world.
Tammy Cote
· April 9, 2017
My daughter went this weekend as a recipient of the Traina Scholarship. I can understand why she chose Clark as it seems to nurture the individuality of each student. I'm excited for her and proud to a "Clarkie" Mom! See More
Porshay Rene Butler
May 31, 2013
"Once you take full responsibility for your decisions in life, you realize that ONLY you can determine your future. It is not your fault if you are born unwealthy, but it is your choice if you do not ...change and pass away unwealthy."
-Porshay Rene
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Chenbo Yan
April 23, 2013
Hello Clark Community!
I am a Clark graduate and also works in the International Center of Worcester. Our mission to promote international friendship, now we have an opportunity for local people to we...lcome International visitors to their home: 25 “Foreign Service Nationals” (FSNs) from countries all over the world working in the U.S. are coming to Worcester, local people can invite one or more to your home on April 29, or Tuesday, April 30. We would like to open this opportunity to Clark Staff and Faculty. Could you please help to promote or tell us more avenue to do that? Thanks.
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Michelle Rae Soroksky
· December 21, 2014
This place has become home and I love it here, I can't imagine being as happy anywhere else. Beautiful campus and the most amazing people (student body along with professors).
Kristie Chung
· April 22, 2014
Excellent school - both undergrad and grad! I've made some lifelong friends here and memories that still make us laugh till this day. Love my Alma Mater. Clarkie for life!
Matt Thompson
· August 20, 2014
Surprised to learn yesterday that Clark University feels military training (basic or technical) has no value to them. No skills learned in any of our armed forces transfer to any academic courses/ offered by the university. This was a blanket statement by them, I mentioned I was a veteran and they basically said (and I'm paraphrasing) "we don't care nothing you learned will ever be considered as credits here". I didn't want to give one star but I have to in order to leave this review. See More
Victoria Macauley
· December 22, 2016
one among the best universities in the world that I would like to forward my studies if I have the do my masters degree
Michael Madden
· December 11, 2016
The Clark University Concert Band performed Thursday evening in Tilton Hall and brought Symphony Hall from Boston to Worcester. Arthur Fiedler and Leroy Anderson conducted and arranged for the Pops fo...r decades. Samantha McGill exemplified Maestro Arthur's economic control and Anderson's playful pulse and orchestral thunder. See More
Jen Yates McPartlin
· October 31, 2016
A great school with very welcoming staff and helpful students. Thank you for a lovely Open House visit!
First-year students conduct research at Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
Worcester County St. Patrick's Parade 2018 near Clark University
Clark University Trustee Daniel Hirsch '77 on ClarkCONNECT

Students in Clark University Geography Professor Rinku Roy Chowdhury's First-Year Intensive/Problems of Practice seminar explored the significance of waterways in Worcester and central Massachusetts. To understand how the Blackstone Canal contributed to the growth of the region's economy in the 19th century, they conducted research at Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park. Read more about the class: #clarkresearch

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BusinessNewsDaily recently focused on #ClarkCONNECT, calling it "a modern way of networking between students, alumni, faculty and parents," and pointed to the experience of Maddie Bowers '18 (right). She interned with Laura Faulkner ’10, M.P.A. ’11 (left), last summer at Opportunity at Work in Washington.

Read more about Bowers' experience: Clark University Alumni Association International Development, Community, and Environment Department

Your college alumni network can be a powerful tool in getting your career off to a smart start.

Environmental journalist John Morano ’82 visits Clark today for a lunchtime writing workshop and 5 p.m. talk, "Giving Voice to the Voiceless: A Journalist Writes Novels About Endangered Species and Imperiled Habitats," and book signing in Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons.

Morano is professor of journalism at Monmouth University and author of The John Morano Eco-Adventure Series. Below, read an interview with him by Davina Tomlin '20. The event is co-sponsored by the Clark University English Programs Undergraduate and Graduate and International Development, Community, and Environment Department.

Career Paths for the English Major, English Department Events, News from the English Department Voice of the Voiceless: An Interview with John Morano February 28, 2018 The English Department is thrilled to welcome John Morano ‘82, professor of Journalism, Monmouth University and author of the Mora...

Niche​ has named Clark University as one of its top 10 "Best Small Colleges in Massachusetts" for 2018. Clark received an overall grade of "A" and also netted an "A" in two categories: Academics and Diversity. Niche rated small private and public colleges with less than 5,000 students. See

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It's Pi Day, it's Albert Einstein's birthday, and the world lost brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking. And as you might expect, we've found a Clark connection. Albert A. Michelson, professor and first chair of Clark's Physics Department (1889-92), conducted research with Edward Morley on the speed of light, laying the groundwork for Einstein's Theory of Relativity. In 1907, Michelson became the first American scientist to win the Nobel Prize. Read more on Michelson on the American Physical Society's website:

About 50 Clark students and faculty gathered in Red Square at 10 a.m. today to join a nationwide walkout to protest gun violence. The 17-minute event was held in memory of the 17 students killed by a gunman at Margory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14.

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As of 4 p.m. today, a reported 17.7 inches of snow had fallen on Worcester. It's still snowing out there. How much more do you think we'll get? Check US National Weather Service Boston MA for updates.

Snow began to accumulate Tuesday morning from a storm that could drop up to 2 feet.

We interrupt this snowstorm to bring you some exciting news from sunny Austin, Texas: LearnLux, the Boston personal finance startup co-founded by Rebecca Liebman '15 when she was a senior at Clark, has won the PerfectPitch competition — and $400,000 in investments — at the 2018 SXSW festival.

Below, Liebman makes her pitch to judges Ashton Kutcher​, Matthew McConaughey and Salesforce CEO and chairman Marc Benioff. Now a CEO herself, Liebman also has been named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list.

Read more about Liebman's entrepreneurial beginnings at Clark:, Clark University Graduate School of Management Clark University Alumni Association

Sound Ventures held its PerfectPitch startup competition at SXSW in Austin, Texas today. Five early stage founders pitched in front of a star-studded jury panel that included Sound Ventures foundin…

Due to the prediction of significant snowfall and heavy winds for most of the day, Clark University will be closed and all classes canceled tomorrow, Tuesday, March 13.

Essential personnel, such as designated Physical Plant staff, food service employees, and University Police, will be working during the storm. There will be some services available for students and others on campus:

• The Higgins Café in the University Center will be open normal hours from 7 a.m to 8 p.m. The Bistro will open at 11 a.m. Tuesday and close at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Jazzman's and the Den will be closed. Please also note that the Bistro will close tonight at midnight.

• The Information Technology Help Desk in Academic Commons will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. (in person and via phone).

• Clark Safety Escort Services will not be operating Tuesday night, but University Police will be available to provide escorts; if you find yourself needing one, call 508-793-7575.

• The Goddard Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a limited staff. The Academic Commons plaza level will be open its usual hours.

• Please check the Athletics Department website ( for the hours of operation for the Kneller Athletic Center.

Stay safe and warm, Clarkies!

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A $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding research by Donald Spratt, a protein chemist and structural biologist at Clark, and his team of undergraduate and graduate students. They hope to better understand the biochemical roots of cancer, Ebola and other medical issues. #clarkresearch

What do autism spectrum disorder, Huntington’s disease, breast cancer, HIV, flu virus, Ebola and male infertility have in common? They are among the many medical issues linked to the biochemical dysfunction of proteins within the human body controlled by another protein, ubiquitin.

Welcome back, Clarkies! We hope you had a great time on spring break. Did you miss the snow? Well, another nor'easter is coming. The US National Weather Service Boston MA predicts around 14 inches of snow for Worcester tonight through Tuesday evening. Keep your eyes on the weather forecast!

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Worcester loves a parade, especially for St. Patrick's Day. Here are some scenes from today's Worcester County St. Patrick's Parade, which drew thousands of people for festivities along Park Avenue, near Clark's campus. Mark your calendar for the actual St. Patrick's Day this Saturday, March 17. And don't forget to wear green!

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Did you set your clocks ahead by one hour? Daylight saving time arrived early this morning, when 2 a.m. EST became 3 a.m. EDT.

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