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Land of Opportunity
Worcester Business Journal 02/01/2016
According to a recent study from Worcester nonprofit Seven Hills Foundation, 37 percent of the city's business owners are foreign born, and the city's immigrant communities especially naturalized citizens are both less likely to live in poverty and make use of public benefits than natives. Anita Fabos, a professor at Clark University and an expert on refugees and immigrant populations, said the Seven Hills findings are consistent with studies she has seen for other cities.

New Hudson officials a mix of new and familiar faces
MetroWest Daily News 02/01/2016
After beginning the year with the retirement of several town officials, Hudson is filling the void with a row of new and familiar faces. Now in February, new Finance Director Patricia Fay [MPA 92] has been on the job for a week. Fay is taking on the position in Hudson after spending 11 years as the town accountant for Grafton, where she still lives. Before that, Fay worked as town accountant in Weston and Sturbridge and as assistant finance director in Lexington. With a master's degree in public administration from Clark University, Fay has been working in her field since 1992.

College Town: Grant money to provide new view at Anna Maria
Worcester Telegram & Gazette 01/31/2016
This spring, Clark Universitys Higgins School of Humanities will explore Whats Next? during a semester-long dialogue symposium. The symposium will kick off at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 with Whats Next? A Community Conversation, facilitated by Clark professors Barbara Bigelow and Anita Fabos. The discussion will explore the possibilities of being humble in our efforts to control whats next and grateful for the times we cant. The talk, which is free, will be held in Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons.

As I See It: As middle-class incomes fall, risks rise
Worcester Telegram & Gazette 01/31/2016
Edward Dean Weinberger, Ph.D., a visiting assistant professor of finance at the Clark University Graduate School of Management, authored this post, which began, By now, the income stagnation of the middle and working classes is old news, but few people seem to have noticed that there has also been a corresponding increase in risk to that income.

Trailblazing Connecticut course is blueprint for future Holocaust education
The Times of Israel 01/30/2016
Jacobs-Kimmelman was one of several researchers and educators to participate in a discussion at the United Nations on Thursday about the future of Holocaust research and education. Of concern is how to make the Holocaust, which occurred more than 70 years ago, relevant to todays students, particularly in places where there are few Jewish students or where perhaps students arent aware of their grandparents or great-grandparents stories. According to the report, 93 percent of the students said they felt learning about the Holocaust to change racist attitudes missed the mark, said Dr. Debrah Dwork, the Rose Professor of Holocaust History and Founding Director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University.