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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.

For Zinkel, '17, a Summer of Kids, Cookies and Research

Katie Zinkel, '17
Katie Zinkel, '17, gave a lot of cookies to a lot of kids this summer, but one instance really stood out. "Once I gave kids their cookies and their mom told them, 'You need to thank the lady. It's not every day you come to a children's museum and get to participate in a psychological experiment.'"

McCord, '18, Gets His Kicks in Corporate Finance

Mitchell McCord, '18, at thyssenkrupp's Southfield, Mich., office during his summer 2016 internship.

Much like his career as a placekicker for the Albion College football team, Mitchell McCord, '18, jumped into corporate finance and accounting during his summer internship with Germany-based thyssenkrupp, which is also one of North America's leading plastics and materials distribution companies. "I came in the middle of budget season," said McCord, a finance major with a Gerstacker Institute concentration who worked out of thyssenkrupp's Southfield office. "There wasn't time to give me work that was not relevant."

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Working at Student Farm Provides Some Food for Thought

The hoop house at Albion Student Farm

"I knew pretty much nothing about farming," says biology major and Center for Sustainability and the Environment member Tom Martin, '17, who became quite attached to the work through his full-time summer job at the Student Farm, adjacent to the Whitehouse Nature Center. "Now we have pounds and pounds of produce we sell twice a week. I can grow food."

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