Albion Team Earns Honorable Mention in Fed Challenge National Finals

Members of Albion's Fed Challenge team in Chicago

Teamwork and preparation paid off for Albion's "Fed Challenge" team, as the group took an honorable mention in the national College Challenge hosted by the Federal Reserve on November 29.

Albion Students Win Regional 'Fed Challenge' Competition

Members of Albion's Fed Challenge team in ChicagoDemonstrating their understanding of the workings of the Federal Reserve, a team of Albion economics and management students recently won the Chicago District College Fed Challenge. The group now heads for the Fed Challenge national finals, November 29 in Washington, D.C.

E&M Majors Bring Toughness to Albion's Defensive Line

Jason Bajas, Jacob Heinrich, and C.J. Carroll are economics & management majors with an emphasis in accounting. Carroll and Heinrich rank among the MIAA leaders in tackles for loss and sacks. Photograph by Dave Lawrence, Albion College Communications.Jason Bajas, Jacob Heinrich, and C.J. Carroll are economics & management majors with an emphasis in accounting. Carroll and Heinrich rank among the MIAA leaders in tackles for loss and sacks. Photograph by Dave Lawrence, Albion College Communications.Albion College defensive linemen Jason Bajas, C.J. Carroll, and Jacob Heinrich are on a mission to change the perception of accountants from pocket protecting, pencil sharpening, adding machine punching, tax preparing workers in a cubicle to tough guys who are smart, too.

The three ‘tough’ economics and management majors with an emphasis in accounting have helped Albion’s defense rank first in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association in rushing defense – the Britons are yielding a shade more than 100 yards a game on the ground – and sacks. In addition to stopping opponents, Carroll and Heinrich were nominees for Capital One Academic All-America consideration in voting by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Saltzman Co-Authors Paper Published in Neurology Journal

Greg SaltzmanGreg SaltzmanStroke patients in rural areas can avoid death or disability thanks to an advance in video conference technology, which allows neurologists in distant cities to diagnose the patients promptly and accurately. This video conference technology is known as telestroke. According to a paper published in the September 14, 2011, online issue of Neurology®, telestroke is cost-effective for treating potential stroke patients who go to emergency rooms in rural hospitals that do not have an around-the-clock neurologist on staff.

Greg Saltzman, a professor of economics and management at Albion College who has also taught at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, was one of five authors of the paper on the cost-effectiveness of telestroke. Saltzman said that previous studies showed that telestroke could improve clinical outcomes. The study he co-authored showed that these clinical gains came at a very reasonable dollar cost. Specifically, telestroke treatment cost $2,500 per year of healthy life gained. This is much less expensive than the common spending limit of $50,000 per quality-adjusted life year.