Guenin-Lelle's Historical Study of New Orleans Is All Relative

Dianne Guenin-Lelle, professor of French, Albion College
The history of New Orleans has long fascinated Albion College French professor Dianne Guenin-Lelle. After all, she was born and raised there, and lived there for the better part of 30 years. Her recent book, The Story of French New Orleans: History of a Creole City, describes the fractious, diverse, unusual history of the city and how, in many ways, it is so different from most other American cities. And during her research, she came across an unexpected connection.

Langston, '18, Makes Tracks with Race4Autism Internship

Queana Langston, '18
"When I first heard that there was a 16-year-old autistic race car driver, I was amazed," says Queana Langston, '18, whose recent Ford Institute internship was inspired by the story of driver Armani Williams. Langston first learned about Williams and the Race4Autism Foundation through her uncle, who was hired to shoot a documentary about the nonprofit. "I wanted to work there out of the goodness of my heart," Langston says, realizing later that an internship would both benefit her Albion studies and allow her to apply certain skills on behalf of the foundation's goals.

First Keith Moore Math Competition Equals Success

Albion College sign
Students from six different high schools in southern Michigan got a day off from school in May to compete in Albion College's first W. Keith Moore Math Competition. The students competed both as individuals and teams, with pencil-and-paper quizzes and even a math scavenger hunt that took them across campus.

Quasunella, '17, Reflects on Her Semester at SEA

Amanda Quasunella, '17, onboard during her SEA semester"It was sobering to be away from society," says aspiring marine biologist Amanda Quasunella, '17, who developed skills in leadership, teamwork and research during her six-week spring voyage in the South Pacific as part of her Sea Education Association SEA Semester experience. "One of my favorite parts of the voyage was the ability to get away from technology. It pushed me to know people on another level." Quasunella, who is also on the women's soccer team, surveyed the abundance and diversity of zooplankton, adding, "The opportunity to study abroad is one of the reasons why I came to Albion."

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