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The Global Search for Education: ‘There Is Life Here’ Huffington Post
Huffington Post 01/25/2016
And Thana Faroq [13] is proving it to audiences all over the world with her powerful photography. Thana explains that her art allows her to eliminate ignorance, educate and inspire, even during times of war. Born and raised in Yemen, Thana was granted a scholarship at the age of 16 to finish high school in Canada, where she completed the IB Diploma Programme. Obtaining a second scholarship, she travelled to the U.S. to study International Relations and Photography at Clark University. In the interview that follows, Thana talks about storytelling through pictures, the role her education played in her incredible journey as an artist, the capacity of the human spirit to prevail, and her big dreams for life moving forward.

Alum brings urban farming to Clark University
Worcester Business Journal 01/25/2016
The journey of Worcester-founded and now Boston-based Freight Farms has come full-circle Clark University is bringing one of the fully-contained farms to its campus. On Jan. 15, Clark University received delivery of a Freight Farm a retrofitted shipping container housing a fully functional hydroponic farm known as the Leafy Green Machine. The farm is the brain-child of Freight Farms co-founder and Clark alum Brad McNamara who received a dual M.B.A. and M.S. degree in 2013. McNamara incubated and launched Freight Farms at Clark while he was still a student. While Freight Farms returned to Worcester in November, at the Worcester State University campus, returning to Clark is a "dream come true" for McNamara.

The Experiences of Women in War
Safe Space Radio (WMPG-FM Maine) 01/25/2016
A conversation with feminist scholar Cynthia Enloe about how women are affected by war and militarization. We discuss the use of sexual violence, and its subsequent silencing, as repressive political tools, and about international efforts by feminist activists to make the United Nations address this issue.

College Town: Clark lecture focuses on dark side of apparel industry
Worcester Telegram & Gazette 01/24/2016
Being employed can be both a blessing and a curse for some in the clothing business, and Clark University sociologist Robert J.S. Ross will present a talk about the dark side of the apparel industry at 4 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Higgins Lounge at Clarks Dana Commons. Drawing on his decades of research and having traveled to Bangladesh to investigate and study the aftermath of the Rana Plaza collapse, which killed more than 1,100 people in 2013, Mr. Ross will discuss the horrific conditions of the global apparel business, in which profits are outweighing the livelihood of workers. College Town posed a few questions to Mr. Ross.

Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration: Who Is T.F. Scott Darling III? 01/24/2016
T.F. Scott Darling III, who has been running the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) since 2014, was nominated on Aug. 5, 2015, by President Barack Obama to be the agencys permanent administrator. Darling is from the Boston area and sought to be an urban planner. He attended Clark University, earning a bachelors degree in urban government with a minor in geography in 1984. He subsequently earned a masters in public policy from Tufts and a law degree from Suffolk University.