David P. Angel in the Media

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October 20, 2015

Former Clark president named to US Labor Dept.'s Hall of Honor

Worcester Telegram & Gazette


“Carroll Wright was an extraordinary man,” said President David Angel. “There was a desperate need for an organization to be created that could be an honest broker between employers, workers and unions at a time of dramatic change in industry and technology. And Carroll Wright emerged as one of the most dependable, thoughtful, insightful and effective leaders.”


September 16, 2015

Worcester-area colleges have doubts about government's new scorecard
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

"A data-focused 'scorecard' can’t possibly sum up the value of a student’s education," President David P. Angel said. 'Providing more information for students and families is a good thing, of course, but single numbers such as these need to be treated with caution."


May 15, 2015

Clark breaks ground on new alumni and student center
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

"'If you’re going to be a good steward of your neighborhood, you have to take care of your front yard,' said Clark President David P. Angel. On Friday afternoon, Mr. Angel joined university officials, city representatives and other guests in celebrating the groundbreaking for that long awaited, $23 million addition: the new Alumni and Student Engagement Center."

May 7, 2015

As They See It: College and University Presidents View Worcester from All Angles

Worcester Magazine


“The presidents and leaders of Worcester’s flagship colleges and universities all agree: When it comes to their institutions’ success, the city is what really matters. . . . President David P. Angel . . . said when he first joined the school, the mindset was, ‘If you want to build a great city, you have to have a great public school system.’ Clark, much like Worcester’s other colleges and universities, has since partnered with the Worcester Public School (WPS) system.”

April 30, 2015

How Higher Education and Business Can Work Together to Prepare Millennials for the Workplace
Bloomberg Radio (Taking Stock)

Addressed ways businesses and higher education are helping millennials prepare for work, Bentley President Gloria Larson and Bloomberg host Carol Massar explored this topic with several higher education peers and corporate leaders. Guests covered the importance of internships, why colleges need a mixed curriculum of professional and liberal arts courses, as well as why businesses should get more involved while students are still in college. President David Angel was featured on this broadcast.

Clark students gather in honor of quake victims

Worcester Telegram & Gazette


Clark President David P. Angel and Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Provost William F. Fisher, who has traveled to Nepal for the last 40 years, joined students at a candlelight vigil for victims of the Nepal earthquake. President  Angel “assured students the university would commit to partnering with the Nepal community to continue offering assistance in the coming weeks and months. ‘I know we can make a difference,’ Mr. Angel said, ‘and we will.’”


Photo Gallery:  Nepalese students hold candlelight vigil at Clark

Worcester Magazine


April 29, 2015

Worcester colleges band together for energy efficiency

Worcester Magazine


"'When we started this initiative four years ago we wanted to reduce our energy use and carbon emissions as well as provide an opportunity for our students to be involved in an exciting and relevant sustainability project,” Clark University President David Angel said. “Through SynergE Worcester’s Tri-Campus Council and the program’s campus engagement, behavior change and sustainability components, the project has provided that opportunity.”

March 30, 2015

Clark University Climate Change Teach-In Grapples with the "Issue of Our Time"

HighBeam Research/State News Service


Susanne Moser, Ph.D. ’97, gave the keynote address for the March 26 campus-wide Climate Change Teach-In at Clark University. “In remarks prior to Moser’s presentation, Clark University President David Angel observed that we have become ‘stuck in the mud’ when it comes to climate change, and ‘we need to bring the best of our intelligence, the best of our creativity, to try and find a way to become more unstuck.’ He noted that local action is important, and that widespread change is ‘deeply rooted in individual communities.’”


January 18, 2015

Worcester Reborn
The New York Times

President David Angel authored this letter to the editor, which begins: "'Long a College Town, Worcester Embraces the Role' (Square Feet column, Jan. 7) wonderfully illustrated the robust possibilities when a city works in tandem with its colleges to develop and promote its urban core. While the article focused on the impressive evolution of the downtown area, it's also important to note that mutually beneficial town-gown partnerships extend throughout the city."

December 23, 2014

Funding secured for Main South revitalization
Worcester Magazine

"This new field will provide the University with needed space for intercollegiate and intramural athletic events, but also offer the Boys and Girls Club the use of athletic fields that are currently not available to the young people in our community," Clark President David Angel said. This news was also covered by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and GoLocalWorcester.com.

November 28, 2014

Worcester working to become a thriving college town
Boston Globe

"Although it boasts nine colleges and more than 35,000 students, the city is more likely to conjure visions of its gritty, industrial past than as a vibrant higher education hub. The various colleges, and many of Worcester's attractions, are scattered across the city, and even some of its liveliest streets are pocked by vacant storefronts. . . . 'The sense of Worcester as an old, industrial city is really no longer accurate,' said David P. Angel, president of Clark University and head of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts, an association of Worcester-area colleges."

November 19, 2014

Discussion about town-gown symbiosis held at Worcester Academy
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

"Representatives from local schools and colleges spoke at Worcester Academy Wednesday morning about their institutions' relationships with the city and their efforts to help improve not only the neighborhoods in which their schools are situated, but the city as a whole. The discussion, Off Campus: Institutional Neighbors in the Worcester Community, was sponsored by The Research Bureau. Clark University President David P. Angel served as moderator."

November 16, 2014

Business Calendar for week of Nov. 16
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

"A program titled 'Off Campus: Institutional Neighbors in the Worcester Community' will be presented from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m. at Worcester Academy's Walker Gallery, 81 Providence St. Some argue that Worcester's educational institutions are isolated locally and do not fully participate as members of the broader community. 'Off Campus' will explore the role of these institutions. Panelists include: Ronald Cino, head of school, Worcester Academy; Charles F. Monahan, Jr., president, MCPHS University; and Kristin R. Tichenor, senior vice president, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The moderator will be David P. Angel, president, Clark University."

November 5, 2014

WBJ speakers: Changing demographics prompt changed tactics in higher ed
Worcester Business Journal

"The influence of declining freshman-age students in New England, increased use of technology and the importance of a continued commitment to the community were highlighted Wednesday morning during a discussion of the future of higher education as part of the Worcester Business Journal Power Breakfast Series . . . Doherty made the statement during a keynote address at the breakfast before hosting a discussion panel made up of Clark University President David Angel, Becker College President Robert Johnson, Worcester State University (WSU) President Barry Maloney, and Lee Rubenstein, who is VP of Business Development at edX, a company that hosts free classes from Universities that include Harvard and MIT."

July 29, 2014

Studying Abroad Helps Disadvantaged Students Break Frame
US News & World Report

"When you come to a college, sometimes you come with a very fixed sense of who you are as a person, your life path and career. It’s a picture of you that sits on the mantelpiece at home. We are interested developmentally in helping students break frame, explore the possibilities," Angel says.

June 23, 2014

Clark U. Seeks to Define ‘Liberal Education 2.0’
The Chronicle of Higher Education, Leadership & Governance

“Blending a traditional liberal-arts education with practical real-world projects can make students more valuable contributors to the organizations they will work for when they graduate,” says David P. Angel, Clark University’s president. The approach, he said in a recent conversation, has also helped his institution sharply increase its applications.

May 14, 2014

City hopes to keep its college graduates local
New England Cable News

"Many students are looking to stay in this area, if we can create the opportunities for them to do so," said Clark President David Angel, who chairs the board for the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts.

April 30, 2014

Higher ed consortium celebrates office opening in downtown Worcester
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

"What we're doing today is saying yes to Worcester, yes to Central Massachusetts," said David P. Angel, Clark University president and chairman of the consortium's board of directors. He talked about the impact of higher education on the city and the region, and said that HECCMA [Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts] exists to harness the collective talent and strength that its 12 member institutions lend to the region. This news was also covered in the Worcester Business Journal and Channel 3 Worcester News Tonight.

April 9, 2014

What You Don't Know About Financial Aid (but Should)
New York Times

"Unless we make some changes in how we approach admissions and financial aid, we would face a variety of negative choices, ranging from large tuition increases to cuts in critical programs to decreases in financial aid for enrolling students," Clark's president, David P. Angel, told students and staff in announcing the end of a need-blind policy.

February 27, 2014

Clark Univ. and City of Worcester Form Academic Health Partnership
GoLocal Worcester

"Clark's intellectual resources and foundation of student engagement in the community make [it] a valuable ally in this effort to improve and transform public health in Worcester and beyond," said Clark University President David P. Angel.

February 20, 2014

Clark University students protest on financial aid
New England Cable News

"We're not interested in changing the sense of community at Clark," Angel said. "We're going to continue to admit the vast majority of our students — probably at least 90 percent of our students — on a need-blind basis."

October 18, 2013

Sustainability Hub comes to Worcester, Mass
New England Cable News

"This is bringing education alive and making a difference in our community — this is the future of education in our country as we see it," said David Angel, the Clark University president.

August 26, 2013

Clark University begins first academic LEEP year
WSJ - MarketWatch, PRNewswire

Following unprecedented 30% surge in applications, students to fully experience campus-wide commitment to Clark's pioneering model for higher education — "The LEEP framework promises that the finest elements of a Clark education are accessible to every student, providing them with authentic engagement in the world and workplace."

June 18, 2012

Peter Thiel's Message Is Simply Wrong
David Angel blog post on Huffington Post

"I encourage students to look carefully at the opportunities colleges and universities provide to hone these skills and capabilities beyond the classroom [because they] enhance the return on education for our students, our country and our world."

May 15, 2012

Even in Bad Times, Colleges Can Make Education Pay Off
David Angel blog post on Huffington Post

"This model [Liberal Education and Effective Practice] affords students a wide variety of new opportunities to put their education to work in the world, and build a sturdy bridge from college to career."

May 1, 2012

Clark University Touts 'Education Return' Online

"Parents want some greater traction and evidence about what a particular college or university will do to ensure the investment [will] pay off," Angel said.

December 2010

David Angel is featured in a two-part interview with Massachusetts State Senator Harriet Chandler, M.A. '63, Ph.D. '73.

Watch Part 1 [28:28]
Watch Part II [28:07]

September 25, 2010

Angel takes helm—Clark's 9th president inaugurated
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

September 19, 2010

Clark's Angel seeing green
Worcester Telegram & Gazette/Opinion

August 16, 2010

New Leadership Readies for Year Ahead at Clark
Worcester Business Journal