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Chemistry, Physics Students to Pursue Learning Opportunities Through Grants

Albion College chemistry and physics students will enjoy experiential learning opportunities on campus through a $7,000 grant from the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in addition to money made available from the College through the faculty development pool of funds and the Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.

Chemistry professor Vanessa McCaffrey and physics professor Nicolle Zellner received grant funding for their pilot study which will examine how organic molecules change in impact events. The research is an extension of Zellner’s work on understanding impacts on the Moon and applying that information to understanding the origin of life on Earth.

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Albion Advantage Featured on Lansing TV, Washington Post Web Site

The Albion Advantage, the College's new program integrating the liberal arts and career readiness, continued to gain attention nationally and regionally during the opening days of September.

A reporter from WILX-TV, the NBC affiliate in Lansing, visited the Albion College campus Sept. 2 to feature the Albion Advantage. President Donna Randall, Dr. Mary Jones, director for career development, and student Rebecca Satawa, '12, were all interviewed for the piece. Click here for the coverage on the WILX Web site. 

This story follows Sept. 1 coverage in Washington Post online and other online journals, including a post by Washington Post blogger Daniel de Visa.

Albion Advantage Continues to Capture National Attention

The Albion Advantage, the College's new program integrating the liberal arts and career readiness, continued to gain attention nationally Wednesday as Washington Post higher education reporter Daniel de Vise wrote about the program in his College Inc. blog.

In the blog, Albion President Donna Randall stressed the College still offers a classic liberal arts education, but as de Vise wrote, "There are new courses including Life After College, which meet perhaps once a semester and keep students focused on career preparation. There is a new faculty advising model, oriented to a student's future career as well as her or his current major. There are new dinners, hosted by alumni, to discuss career preparation with current students. Click here  to read the entire blog entry. 

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