This year’s Richard M. Smith Common Reading Experience for first-year students has set a positive buzz around campus, sparking intellectual conversation in many classrooms and residence halls. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is a powerful collection of essays written by Kiese Laymon, an American writer and associate professor of English at Vassar College who visited Albion College on September 10.
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
For the third straight year, Albion College has been listed among the top 100 national liberal arts colleges by the closely watched rankings published by U.S. News and World Report. That follows Albion's inclusion earlier this summer in other notable college guides produced by the likes of Forbes, The Princeton Review and Washington Monthly.
In a statewide competition, Megan Britton, '17, was one of just two recipients of a study-abroad scholarship from the French-American Chamber of Commerce, Michigan (FACCM). The award supports Britton's current semester at the Université Stendhal-Grenoble.
In August, Albion's community/College Big Read took a big step as a dozen Albion youth did a week of leadership training on campus. The Albion Community School and Marshall High School students studied and practiced leadership, communication and planning skills, along with doing in-depth examination of Ursula LeGuin's "A Wizard of Earthsea." The work is part of the students' preparation to serve as discussion leaders for the Albion Big Read in October.
Works of art created by Albion College professor of mathematics and computer science David Reimann attracted coverage by The New Yorker this week. The article in the Science & Tech section of the magazine's website looks at summer as a season of opportunity for researchers. Toward the end of her piece, she mentions Reimann's "bespoke polyhedra" at the 18th annual Bridges Conference in Baltimore. Reimann has attended the event since 2009 and in recent years has exhibited his work, including at last year's conference in Seoul, South Korea.
As classes start this week, Albion College celebrates the opening of the 2015-2016 academic year, a year that includes one of the College's largest and most diverse entering first-year classes in recent history. An unofficial count of 459 first-year students are expected in class, a jump of more than 100 over the entering class in fall 2014 "I am thrilled with our largest incoming class since 2008," says Admission Director Mandy Dubiel.
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- Albion's Joe Silvestri, '15, Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
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- Princeton Review, Forbes Give Albion High Marks for 2015-16
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- Goodrich Chapel Service Planned for Judge James Kingsley, '63
- Albion Grieves Loss of Hal Wyss
- Chase's Indus Valley Research Draws Media Coverage
- Albion Hotel Project Takes Big Step Forward