Rhode Island state Representative Deb Ruggiero never thought that a simple lunch meeting would become a seminal moment in her career. On a summer day in 2019 she met fellow public servant Joe O’Brien, former mayor of Worcester, at an outdoor café in Jamestown, RI. O’Brien wanted to talk to her about a new master’s program developed by Clark University, which he was directing. His advocacy convinced her to enroll in the new program. The rest, as they say, is history.
John G. LaBrie, dean of the School of Professional Studies (SPS) and associate provost for professional education, has announced the recipients of this year’s awards for outstanding SPS graduate students and faculty. “It is my pleasure to recognize these exceptional students and faculty for their contributions to Clark and our community,” he said.
For Libby Glabe, March 16, 2020 was just an ordinary Monday morning. The Peace Corps volunteer from Sister Bay, Wisconsin, was teaching biology and chemistry at the Yengema Secondary School in the Kono District of Sierra Leone.
Clark University’s 50-acre, tree-filled campus is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, known as “the Heart of New England.” Worcester is a midsize city with big-city rhythms and spirit. This is a place of energy, opportunity, and attitude that you’ll want to explore, then make your own. The area offers myriad professional opportunities by day, and a thriving arts and culinary scene at night.
The legalization of cannabis has created many challenges for policymakers and the businesses and individuals wishing to participate in the budding industry. Is it possible to achieve equity amid the misinformation and often shifting needs and policies of diverse stakeholders?
For Clark’s graduate students, winter break is often a rare time to unwind and take a breath between busy semesters. But during this year’s COVID-extended winter break, many are taking advantage of online Winter Intersession — or “Wintersession,” as it’s commonly called — course offerings to fulfill prerequisites, get a head start on degree program requirements, or to keep engaged and stay connected.
A few months after taking command of the Maryland National Guard, Major General Linda Singh helped lead the response to unrest and rioting in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray, a young Black man, from injuries sustained in police custody. The retired officer, now chief executive officer of Kaleidoscope Affect LLC, discussed this and other public policy experience from her long, distinguished career in “Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace,” a Master Class hosted by the School of Professional Studies’ Master of Public Administration Senior Leadership (MPA-SL) program.
We know that the change in Clark University’s academic calendar for the 2020-’21 school year is leaving a wide gap between the Fall and Spring semesters. With the help of graduate student Sonia Vo, MSF ‘21, we’ve compiled these tips about on and off campus activities for students who will be staying local during winter break.