Cardiology and College Credit at Albion's First 'Camp Med'
Summer camps have become a part of life for many American teens, an opportunity to hone skills and pursue interests. Albion College's first "Camp Med," held last month, went one step further, giving campers a quarter-unit of college credit in the bargain. Camp Med "Cardiology 101" was three intensive days specifically designed for high school seniors and juniors interested in a medical career.
Flint Pediatrician Discusses Water Crisis with Albion Audience
Mona Hanna-Attisha, a Flint pediatrician, never thought her job would entail convincing parents and their kids that the water they drink won't kill them. "Parents tell me they turn on the water and their kids cry. Kids now fear water," said Dr. Hanna-Attisha, the guest speaker Wednesday night for Albion College's Anna Howard Shaw Lecture inside Towsley Lecture Hall. Speaking out, and educating, has become the new normal for Hanna-Attisha, who for nearly a year has been at the center of the Flint water crisis.
Kneen, '16, Spends Summer Researching Cancer at Cleveland Clinic
"I'm very involved in Relay for Life at Albion and raising cancer awareness is very important to me," says Kassy Kneen, '16. For a lot of students, this level of effort in the fight against cancer is all they can do. Kneen, however, spent this past summer in one of the country's premier research centers, the Cleveland Clinic, helping to expand scientific understanding of cancer in order to combat it.
Albion College Students Pack 10,000 Meals in Kids Against Hunger Event
Lined up among rows of tables in the Kellogg Center's Gerstacker Commons, hairnets securely fastened, more than 80 students packed 10,000 meals last Saturday for the Albion College Student Volunteer Bureau's Kids Against Hunger effort. The meals, each of which packs a day's worth of nutrition, will be distributed locally and sent to Sierra Leone to help meet increased food-supply needs in the wake of the Ebola epidemic.