Lauren Barnett

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An Inside Look at Clark University's Freight Farm

Posted by Lauren Barnett on Jul 16, 2019 10:46:34 AM

Clark University is a trailblazing institution committed to using innovation to improve the state of our planet. MBA alumnus Brad McNamara created the world's first shipping container farm, Freight Farms, right here on campus while he was a student! Take a behind-the-scenes look inside with student farmers Jack and Kelsey in our new video.

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Topics: Graduate Studies, Clark Community, Skills for Success, Environmental Science, freight farms

10 Top Ways to Enjoy Summer in Worcester

Posted by Lauren Barnett on Jul 3, 2019 12:18:09 PM

Summer, in all its glory, is finally here. It's the season New Englanders look forward to all winter long. The sunshine. The warmth. The chance to reconnect with nature after a long, cold few months stuck indoors. 

Just because Worcester isn't on the coastline doesn't mean there aren't some great ways to embrace the season right here in the city. For an urban area, we have a great amount of green space. There's plenty of wholesome outdoor goodness to be found in the 508; you just have to know where to look. Here are our top picks for spending a summer day in the Woo.

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Topics: Worcester

8 New England Day Trips from Worcester You Need to Take

Posted by Lauren Barnett on Jun 19, 2019 3:02:18 PM

One of our favorite things about living in New England is how quickly you can travel between mountains and sea. Across landscapes, New England offers the best of small-town life. There are so many amazing places within a short driving distance of Worcester that are worth visiting. Explore our top picks and select a new destination for your next summer road trip! 

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Topics: Worcester

Commencement 2019: 'What a journey it has been,' student speaker says

Posted by Lauren Barnett on May 20, 2019 9:10:00 AM

For Ayodele (Michael) Agboola, graduate school has been all about conquering fears.

From departing his hometown of Lagos, Nigeria to taking the stage as the graduate student commencement speaker in Worcester, Massachusetts, Michael pushed himself beyond his comfort zone every step of the way.

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Topics: International, Clark Community, Career Advice

Healthy Habits: A Student's Guide to Wellness Resources

Posted by Lauren Barnett on May 3, 2019 12:51:17 PM

With all your term papers, projects, and late-night study sessions, it can be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Luckily, at Clark University we have many resources on campus to help you stay on track. Whether you’re getting ready to graduate or in the midst of your first semester, these tips could be just what you need to find a healthier you!

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Topics: Graduate Studies, Clark Community

5 Tips for Applying to Graduate School

Posted by Lauren Barnett on Feb 22, 2019 12:08:02 PM

Get ready to impress.

With application deadlines fast approaching, we want to make sure you're putting your best foot forward. That's why we're offering you an inside look at top application tips — directly from our admissions staff themselves.

Follow these tips to stand out in the applicant pool: 

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Topics: Graduate Studies

Why We Love Clark

Posted by Lauren Barnett on Feb 14, 2019 10:18:00 AM

Did you know? Worcester was the birthplace of the Valentine's Day card in America!

Since we live in the historic hub of the Valentine industry, it's no wonder we've been feeling extra emotional lately. We thought we'd spread the love and tell you a few of our favorite things about Clark University. Apologies in advance if we start gushing...

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Topics: Graduate Studies, Clark Community, Worcester

6 Ways to Celebrate Lunar New Year

Posted by Lauren Barnett on Feb 4, 2019 1:35:29 PM

It’s an exciting time for our Clark community as we celebrate Lunar New Year (also known as Spring Festival or Chinese New Year).  

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Topics: International, Clark Community

Essential Books for Future Leaders: A Reading List

Posted by Lauren Barnett on Jan 8, 2019 3:04:42 PM

Reading can broaden your horizons, stir emotions, strengthen your critical thinking, and inspire you to action. A truly meaningful book can even help form your identity and set you on a path to change the world. Despite these benefits, one in four American adults have not read a book in the last year.

Let's reverse this trend in 2019.

As you might imagine, Clark University faculty and staff know how to choose a good read, so we browsed the shelves of their personal libraries for their top picks. These are the books that have shaped their lives and actions. 

Interested in borrowing one?  All titles below are available through Clark's extensive on-campus library network.

 Happy reading!

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Topics: Graduate Studies, Leadership, Libraries