Thursday, September 15, 2016
September 15, 2016
Two Albion College students were robbed at gunpoint early Thursday morning. No one was injured.
According to the College’s Office of Campus Safety, the students were sitting in a red 2010 Jeep Patriot in the parking lot at the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center at approximately 1:30 a.m. when two males dressed in black, wearing puffy ski jackets and with their faces partially covered with masks approached them. The students said one of the suspects had a long gun; the suspects proceeded to take the car as well as other personal possessions and left the area.
They were last seen driving east on Michigan Avenue away from campus.
Albion Public Safety is investigating.
Albion College Director of Campus Safety Ken Snyder said patrols will be increased around campus for the next few days. He said this was the first armed robbery on campus in several years.
“We’re relieved no one was hurt in this incident and we’re confident local law enforcement is doing all it can to find the perpetrators,” Albion College President Mauri Ditzler said. “Nothing is more important to us than student safety on campus. We always do everything in our power to ensure a safe and vibrant learning environment for our students.”
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The newly expanded Randi C. Heathman Indoor Arena at Albion College's Nancy G. Held Equestrian Center, currently receiving its finishing touches in advance of its first show Oct. 1-2, was featured this morning on Newschannel 3 WWMT-TV, which serves the large Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek viewing area.
Friday, September 09, 2016
Annual college guides geared toward prospective students and their families continue to recognize the Albion experience. Washington Monthly counted Albion College as among the top 100 national liberal arts institutions—No. 92, to be exact—that contribute to the public good in what the magazine describes as "three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country)."
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Katie Zinkel, '17, gave a lot of cookies to a lot of kids this summer, but one instance really stood out. "Once I gave kids their cookies and their mom told them, 'You need to thank the lady. It's not every day you come to a children's museum and get to participate in a psychological experiment.'"
Monday, September 05, 2016
Much like his career as a placekicker for the Albion College football team, Mitchell McCord, '18, jumped into corporate finance and accounting during his summer internship with Germany-based thyssenkrupp, which is also one of North America's leading plastics and materials distribution companies. "I came in the middle of budget season," said McCord, a finance major with a Gerstacker Institute concentration who worked out of thyssenkrupp's Southfield office. "There wasn't time to give me work that was not relevant."
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
"I knew pretty much nothing about farming," says biology major and Center for Sustainability and the Environment member Tom Martin, '17, who became quite attached to the work through his full-time summer job at the Student Farm, adjacent to the Whitehouse Nature Center. "Now we have pounds and pounds of produce we sell twice a week. I can grow food."