Dr. Carl Hart, Common Reading Experience Author, Visits Campus

Columbia University's Dr. Carl Hart discusses his 2013 memoir High Price in Goodrich Chapel as part of the 2016 Richard M. Smith Common Reading Experience.
Neuroscientist Dr. Carl Hart brought hard science—and sometimes harder conclusions—to an attentive audience in Goodrich Chapel for the 2016 Richard M. Smith Common Reading Experience lecture. The first tenured African-American in the sciences at Columbia University, Hart is the author of High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery that Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society.

Albion College Dedicates Davis Athletic Complex

Albion College President Mauri Ditzler, Bud Davis and Athletic Director Matt Arend (left to right)
Albion College Athletic Director Matt Arend stood before a crowd of more than 100 people Sunday afternoon and watched as the dream became reality. Thanks to the generosity of longtime Albion residents Bud and Olivia Davis, who provided the lead naming gift, the Davis Athletic Complex represents the start of a new era for outdoor Briton athletics.

After 20 Years, Albion's Sister City Program Still Flourishes

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The Albion Sister City program is celebrating its 20th year by welcoming a delegation from the French communities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly to this weekend's Festival of the Forks celebration. It's an opportunity to share a culture and a friendship that continues to grow. “This relationship runs through every part of Albion, Michigan, and Albion College," said Albion College professor of French Dianne Guenin-Lelle.

Albion College Statement Regarding Early Thursday Morning Incident

September 15, 2016

Two Albion College students were robbed at gunpoint early Thursday morning. No one was injured.

According to the College’s Office of Campus Safety, the students were sitting in a red 2010 Jeep Patriot in the parking lot at the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center at approximately 1:30 a.m. when two males dressed in black, wearing puffy ski jackets and with their faces partially covered with masks approached them. The students said one of the suspects had a long gun; the suspects proceeded to take the car as well as other personal possessions and left the area.

They were last seen driving east on Michigan Avenue away from campus.

Albion Public Safety is investigating.

Albion College Director of Campus Safety Ken Snyder said patrols will be increased around campus for the next few days. He said this was the first armed robbery on campus in several years.

“We’re relieved no one was hurt in this incident and we’re confident local law enforcement is doing all it can to find the perpetrators,” Albion College President Mauri Ditzler said. “Nothing is more important to us than student safety on campus. We always do everything in our power to ensure a safe and vibrant learning environment for our students.”

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