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Finkelstein!

Finkelstein!

April 28, 2009

CUSPR is angry

April 13, 2009

Filed under News, Opinions

Today Clark University Students for Palestinian Rights (CUSPR) held a rally in Red Square in support of "free speech."  CUSPR had invited controversial scholar Norman Finkelstein to speak at Clark, but the invitation was withdrawn...

The people you meet…

April 4, 2009

Filed under Scarlet Letter, Worcester

Conversation I just had with two girls in a burgundy Mitsubishi Galant in front of Estabrook: Girls: Hi, do you go to Clark? Me: Yeah. Girls: Are your parents rich? Me: No.  And neither am I.  Why are you asking me this? [puzzled expre...

International Gala

April 3, 2009

Filed under News

I just got back from International Gala, the only event that can draw 1,800 Clarkies to one place.  Kudos to all the performers and everyone else involved for putting on a great show.  Look for the full story in this week's...

trouble in paradise

February 23, 2009

Filed under CUSC in Brief, Opinions

There's been a lot of buzz (not really) this past week about a potential conflict of interests between Clark's media groups (The Scarlet, CCN, ROCU) and student council (I know, it's very exciting).  It all started when ROCU, le...

Why are there firecrackers going off outside?

February 4, 2009

Filed under Opinions, Worcester

I'm sitting here at the office writing this week's Scarlet Letter and there are firecrackers going off outside.  Which got me thinking: you know how some people celebrate Christmas in July? Maybe we should celebrate Independ...

shameless self-promotion

February 4, 2009

Filed under News, Opinions

Just to let everyone know, you can now get The Scarlet in the Caf (news rack right as you walk in) and at the Academic Commons, near the ITS desk.  We'll also have newspaper racks in the dorms soon.  Just try avoiding The Scar...

Worcester: the Keith Richards of cities

January 19, 2009

Filed under Opinions, Worcester

Worcester is hard to figure out.  On the one hand, it's a poster child for urban decay.  It's not very pleasant to look at and seems generally unremarkable.  And you'd be hard pressed to find a Clarkie whose car hasn't been...

campus security

December 10, 2008

Filed under News

I went to the "Open Forum on Campus Safety" tonight and, no, I didn't take escort... Look for a recap in this week's issue of The Scarlet.

student council meeting 12/3

December 7, 2008

Filed under CUSC in Brief, News

A quick recap of this week's student council meeting... The council discussed clarifying procedures for funding, specifically things they will not fund (gas, personal expenses, services provided for members of the club, non-clark...

Week of 12/04/08

December 4, 2008

Filed under CUSC in Brief

The council discussed clarifying procedures for funding, specifically things they will not fund (gas, personal expenses, services provided for members of the club, non-clark students, and transportation). Read More »...

Dukakis at Clark

November 14, 2008

Filed under News, Opinions

Mike Dukakis just finished giving a very good speech on the importance of "reality-based" learning in universities.  He discussed the myriad successes of his distinguished public service career, and how academia did not contribute...

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