Ford Institute Presents 'Albion Tomorrow' Panel
Albion College's 300-seat Towsley Lecture Hall was nearly full with students, faculty, and members of the Albion community September 11 as they listened to a panel of experts talk about "Albion Tomorrow: The Liberal Arts College as Partner in Community Revitalization." The event, presented by the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, kicked off three days of Celebrate Albion! festivities featuring the Inauguration of President Mauri Ditzler.
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McLean: Ford Showed 'Government Can Indeed Work'
"After 40 years, it is my view that Michiganders of all political stripes have begun to recognize Gerald Ford as a fine president and a great American," writes Patrick McLean (left), director of Albion College's Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, in a commentary for Bridge, an online magazine produced by The Center for Michigan. August 9 will mark four decades since Ford became president following Richard Nixon's resignation.
From Model UN to Soccer, Bobowski, '16, Leads by Example
Whether the organization is the men’s soccer team, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee or the Sigma Nu fraternity, Andrew Bobowski desires to be a leader at Albion College. The sophomore from Rockwood, Michigan, also got to role-play a leader—a Bolivian general—as part of Albion's Model UN club that recently traveled to New York for a competition.
Dave Camp, '75, to Retire from Congress
Albion alumnus Dave Camp, currently serving his 12th term as a Michigan congressman, announced earlier this week that he will not seek re-election this fall. Since 2011, the Midland native has served as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, traditionally considered among the most powerful positions in Washington.