Beyond the always popular football game, Albion College’s Community Day 2014—on Saturday, September 13—highlighted President Mauri Ditzler’s interest in strengthening the bonds between College and city. With Mayor Joe Domingo, Ditzler dedicated “Collaboration Corner,” a new park space at East Michigan and Monroe streets.
Centered on Community
Starting in Fall 2015, Albion College will annually offer 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. Read more
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While Albion College is admired for its national reputation, its importance to the Midwest was front and center for the inauguration of Mauri Ditzler as the College’s 16th president on Friday, September 12. Several hundred students cheered as the crowds gathered at the newly redeveloped west end of Albion’s quadrangle.
Together on stage near the conclusion of the September 12 presidential Inauguration, Albion College Board of Trustees Chair J. Donald Sheets, '82, and his wife, Angela Scott Sheets, '82, shared the news of their $1-million gift to the College to establish an endowed scholarship fund for future students.
Annual rankings and lists from a variety of outlets offer additional evidence about the quality of an Albion College education, and this year is no exception. Albion is featured among the top 100 national liberal arts colleges (at No. 99) in U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2015 ranking, following up on recognition last month by Washington Monthly for value and contribution to the public good.
A traditional event with ceremonial pomp will graciously acknowledge the past, then turn its focus to an envisioned future during the inauguration of Mauri A. Ditzler as Albion College’s 16th president on Friday, September 12, at 2 p.m. on the steps outside Kresge Gymnasium, Members of the Albion College and city of Albion communities will gather on campus for the occasion, along with alumni, friends, and college delegates from across the U.S.
Researching the age of craters on the far side of the Moon one year into a college experience is one thing. Focusing on a specific crater named decades ago for a 19th-century alumnus of the same college is something else. Marina Baker, ’17, had that unique opportunity this summer, and made initial inroads with physics professor Nicolle Zellner toward determining the age of the Moulton crater, named for 1894 Albion graduate Forest Ray Moulton, a leading American astronomer during the first half of the 20th century.
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