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‘Embracing Failure’ Theme of Clark University’s Spring Symposium

Saturday, January 25, 2014

 

Clark University's Higgins School of Humanities has announced the theme of this year's spring symposium will be "Embracing Failure." The University will host a series of lectures, seminars and multimedia exhibits, all of which will be free and open to the public.

Why failure? "Failure, as we intimately know, can have real consequences on not only our academic trajectories, but our psyches," writes Professor Eric DeMeulenaere in the Department of Education, who will lead a dialogue to kick off the series on Tuesday, January 28th, at 7pm. "Yet research has revealed the importance of failure in the development of character traits essential for later success (Many Olympic athletes were not the most successful competitors in their sport as children)."

For more information about the wisdom of failure or the many related topics to be addressed during these events, community members are invited to call the Higgins School at 508-793-7479 or email HigginsSchool@clarku.edu. 

 

Related Slideshow: New England Colleges With the Best Undergraduate Teaching

U.S. News & World Report released a survey conducted in 2013 of college administrators on the best schools for undergraduate teaching. Several New England made their lists for best National Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, and Regional Universities. See which schools made the lists in the slides below: 

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National Universities

9. Brown University

Providence, RI 
 
Students: 6,435
2013-14 Tuition: $45,612
Admissions: 9.6% Acceptance Rate
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National Universities

5. Yale University 

New Haven, CT
 
Students: 5,405
2013-14 Tuition: $44,000
Admissions: 7.0% Acceptance Rate
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National Universities

1. Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
 
Students: 4,193
2013-14 Tuition: $46,752
Admissions: 9.8% Acceptance Rate
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National Liberal Arts Col

18. Mount Holyoke College

 
South Hadley, MA 
 
Students: 2,322
2013-14 Tuition: $41,456
Admissions: 42.1% Acceptance Rate
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Liberal Arts Colleges

9. Amherst College

Amherst, MA
 
Students: 1,817 
2013-14 Tuition: $46,574
Admissions: 13.0% Acceptance Rate
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Liberal Arts Colleges

5. Williams College

Williamstown, MA
 
Students: 2,052
2013-14 Tuition: $46,600
Admissions: 17.0% Acceptance Rate
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Regional Univ. - North

4. Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT
 
Students: 3,879
2013-14 Tuition: $42,920
Admissions: 71.2% Acceptance Rate
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Regional Univ. - North

2. Providence College

Providence, RI
 
Students: 3,810
2013-14 Tuition: $42,206
Admissions: 61.0%
 
 

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