Albion College and five other Great Lakes Colleges Association institutions are coming together to design and teach hybrid courses, with an emphasis on digital teaching, thanks to last year's $335,000 grant from the New York-based Teagle Foundation. This semester, history professor Marcy Sacks (left) is collaborating with a counterpart from Hope College; in the fall, exercise science professor Heather Betz will team up with a faculty peer from DePauw University.
Centered on Community
Albion College offers four-year tuition, room and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Learn about the Build Albion Fellows Program
President Ditzler talks about the initiative on WBCK-FM
Reopening the Bohm: Read about a landmark internship for Andrea Walles, '15
Albion College's Sister City efforts earn a national award
Watch an expert panel discuss "Albion Tomorrow"
Listen to the Town & Gown podcast series
On a snowy Super Tuesday, Mark Schauer found a ray of sunshine. "Empathy in politics is alive," said the former U.S. congressman and 2014 Democratic Michigan gubernatorial candidate. "But with a faint pulse." Schauer, '84, who developed his love of public service in Albion's Ford Institute, spoke to about 40 people Tuesday in Bobbitt Auditorium, offering a sober look at politics in perhaps one of the strangest election years America has ever seen.
Craig Streu, '04, won't say the words. No one can say the words. Not now. Not yet—that maybe, possibly, a cure for cancer awaits somewhere just around the corner. And while Streu—in his first year as an assistant professor of biochemistry at his alma mater—won't say those words, he will allow himself the next best thing. "It could be one of the tools of the arsenal to cure cancer," he says with all of the diplomacy he can muster.
For Judy and Michael Harrington (alumni from 1986 and 1985, respectively), the memories of selfless parents and a top-flight education at Albion College have spurred them to make a significant seven-figure gift to the school that has meant so much to them over the years. The gift consists of two parts: one will launch a residential community building initiative that will bring faculty and staff closer to the students; the other will provide financial support for students who need help continuing their education at Albion.
It was December 2015, her first college winter break, and Morgan Garmo, '19, was looking for something to do. Then her aunt invited her to help make blankets for a brand-new nonprofit. Two months later, Garmo has signed on as Fleece & Thank You (F&TY) CFO, with the support of many of her fellow students at Albion.
Mike Turner coached the Albion men's basketball team for 34 years. Now retired, he's helping the College out in new ways.
- Nash Champions Nonviolence at 2016 MLK Convocation
- Albion Celebrates Black History Month 2016
- McCulloch, '93, Finds Niche at Phi Beta Kappa
- Alumni Conduct High School Honor Choirs at Michigan Music Conference
- College Construction Plans Moving Forward
- Laurel Draudt to Become Director of Gerstacker Institute
- Mallory Fellows Bower, '10, Helps a Museum Prepare for Takeoff
- Physics' Zellner Is Always Looking
- Albion College 2015: A Year in Pictures
- Witkowski, '17, Finds New Neighborhoods in Rome and at Home