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Albion-to-Marshall Project a Finalist in Ford College Community Challenge

Kellogg Center, view from above, Albion College
Albion College is one of 20 universities and colleges nationally to be named a finalist in the 
2016 Ford College Community Challenge, which focuses on finding student-led projects that address the theme of “Building Sustainable Communities.” Albion’s project is titled “The Twelve-Mile Challenge,” connecting the communities of Albion and Marshall, and is in line to be one of up to 10 proposals that could be awarded a $25,000 grant by the Ford Motor Company Fund.

For First Build Albion Fellows, a Learning-Filled First Year

The 2015 Build Albion Fellows
The first year is over and the six members of Albion College's inaugural Build Albion Fellows group is a lot smarter – about many different things. "What surprised me was the workload," said Khaliah Roberts, '19, who is majoring in women's and gender studies."Nothing is given to you,  said Cortazia Wilson, '19, also looking toward a major in sociology. "Everything is offered to you but nothing is given to you. Sometimes you have to go through the bad to get to the good."

Albion Checks In for Hotel Groundbreaking

Hotel groundbreaking sign, May 12, 2016
"This hotel is an important step, but only the first step in the new Albion," declared Albion City Manager Sheryl Mitchell, warmly greeting the crowd of at least 200 people at the May 12 ceremonial groundbreaking for a Courtyard Marriott hotel on Superior Street. Set to open in the fall of 2017, the hotel is a centerpiece of downtown revitalization efforts that will benefit both the community and the College.

NEA Grant Brings 'The Big Read' Back to Albion

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For the second straight year, Albion will host the Big Read, a nationwide project that aims to bring communities together through shared reading experiences. The effort was made possible by an $11,500 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, which was announced May 11. Through private donations and in-kind efforts, the total financial support comes to $40,000, according to Jess Roberts, associate professor of English at Albion College and director of Albion’s Big Read.

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