Booth Walling Weighs In on Syria Debate in Detroit Free Press

Carrie Booth Walling, assistant professor of political science, Albion College

Carrie Booth Walling, assistant professor of political science, authored an op-ed piece in the Sept. 10 Detroit Free Press in advance of President Obama's evening address to the nation regarding the situation in Syria. She also provided her analysis on two area TV news programs—on WWMT (channel 3, Kalamazoo) and WLNS (channel 6, Lansing)—before and after the president spoke.

Historian Recounts Holocaust Rescue Tale

Ken WaltzerInternationally renowned historian Ken Waltzer brings details on "The Rescue of Children and Youth at Buchenwald" to an Albion audience Thursday, February 7, at 7 p.m. in Albion College's Bobbitt Auditorium.

Battersby, '14, Explores Great Lakes Economic Evolution in Chicago

Gerry Battersby, '14
Gerry Battersby, '14, combined his knowledge in political science, economics, and history with the research opportunities available as a participant in the Newberry Research Fellowship Program in Chicago to begin working on a thesis analyzing the economic evolution of the Great Lakes region after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 along with the installation of railroads in the 1850s.

Judges and Politics Are Subject of Albion College Aldrich Lecture

Syracuse University scholar Keith Bybee explains how "All Judges Are Political, Except When They're Not" for Albion College's David H. Aldrich Memorial Lecture Monday, November 5, at 7 p.m. in the Norris Center Towsley Auditorium.

Bybee is the Paul E. and Hon. Joanne F. Alper '72 Judiciary Studies Professor at the College of Law at Syracuse University. He also directs Syracuse's Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media. His latest book, "All Judges Are Political - Except When They Are Not: Acceptable Hypocrisies and the Rule of Law," examines Americans' beliefs that the courts are biased in favor of one group or another, and heir extraordinary willingness to rely on the courts to right wrongs and render justice.

The Aldrich Speaker Forum honors the life and memory of David Aldrich, '75, a trial lawyer and chair of the Litigation Practice Group at Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith P.C., where he worked from 1978 until his untimely death in 2006.

This event, sponsored by Albion's Law, Justice and Society program, is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Albion College Institutional Advancement secretary Brenda Brigham at or 517/629-0402.

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