Hundreds Gather on Campus to Watch Solar Eclipse

Viewing the August 21, 2017 solar eclipse through a telescope on the Albion College Quadrangle.
A crowd of hundreds convened on the Quad and on the roof of Palenske Hall to witness the first solar eclipse to cross the entire continental United States since 1918. In Albion, skygazers saw the moon cover nearly 90 percent of the sun for a couple of minutes during the nearly three-hour astronomical event.

Albion College Welcomes Biggest First-Year Class in 12 Years

A new Albion College student arrives on campus during Move-In and Matriculation Day, August 18, 2017.
The enrollment growth of the past two years continues in 2017 for Albion College, which welcomed nearly 570 new students at today's Matriculation ceremony, 130 more than a year ago. Along with 525 first-year students, the College expects an additional 44 transfer students, an increase of more than 25 percent over last year, when classes begin on Monday, August 21.

Athena Balcoff, '18, Builds Art Project on Bee Colony Collapse

Athena Balcoff, '18
Students learn a lot of interesting things while doing research, and Athena Balcoff, '18, is no exception. "I found out you can order dead bees online," she says. "I'm not really sure what other people use them for, but I wanted to use them for my art."

College Viewing Hopes to Shed Light on Solar Eclipse

Antoniu Fodor, Albion College Class of 2018
The first total solar eclipse to make its way across the length of the United States in 99 years is set for, coincidentally, the first day of the 2017 fall semester at Albion (August 21), and the College—with help from Antoniu Fodor, '18 (left), and other students in the astronomy club, as well as the backing of physics professor and planetary scientist Nicolle Zellner—will chronicle it all.

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