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Canada Trip Highlights Cultural Differences, Similarities

An Albion College honors class on Canada included a weeklong trip during spring break.
Patrick McLean has long been fascinated with our neighbors to the north. “In 1985, I did my undergraduate honors thesis on Nova Scotian provincial politics,” says the Ford Institute director. From there he was hooked on a country whose culture and people are in so many ways similar to the U.S. but, in other key ways, are so different. This semester, he has taken his love of all things Canada to the classroom, teaching an honors class for first-year and sophomore students called Canada: More than Snow, Hockey and Maple Syrup.

Estate Gift from Snodgrass, ’49, Gives New Dimension to Teacher’s Impact

Marilyn Snodgrass, '49
Marilyn Snodgrass lived a life of quiet determination as an elementary school teacher, traveler and lover of genealogy. But her gift to Albion College has shown that even those who live unobtrusively can indeed make the biggest impact.

The Power of the Individual on Display at 2016 Isaac Symposium

Benjamin Jealous gave the 2016 Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote at Albion College on April 21.
Extraordinary accomplishments by extraordinary individuals—and a reminder that supporters are important, too
were a big part of Albion College's 27th Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium, held April 20-21. Former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous (left) and humanitarian and social entrepreneur Mallory Brown, '08, brought compelling personal stories to the Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote and Isaac Alumni Lecture, respectively. In between those talks, more than 130 Albion students presented their research, scholarship and creative activity.

Albion College Celebrates Its Class of 2016 at Commencement

Candace Cullens, '16
A glorious spring day provided the perfect backdrop as Albion celebrated Commencement for the 260 members of its Class of 2016. "For four years, we led organizations; we made the connection with the community stronger; we challenged our ways of thinking," said senior speaker Candace Cullens, '16, (left). "We learned many hard lessons through late-night studying, countless meetings and early morning practices. And now it's time to apply those lessons learned, Class of 2016. It's not going to be easy, but it will be great."

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