These days, Jim Whitehouse, '69, is all about tying, and untying, knots. “I could spend all day tying knots for people,” he said earlier this week as the guest speaker, and lover of all things nautical, at Albion College’s monthly Odd Topics Society Luncheon. The knot analogy has become even more prominent with his return to the College's Institutional Advancement team in a part-time role as major gift relationship officer for Michigan. “I’m going to try to retie some of those knots [at the College],” he said.
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
Flint-area native and documentary filmmaker Mike Ramsdell (left) has made it something of his life's work to chronicle and inform viewers about what is occurring in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as an odd combination of civic responsibility, economics, politics and simple common sense all collide. "Technically this is the worst human atrocity on the planet Earth since World War II," Ramsdell told students in a Towsley Hall talk that was coordinated by political science professor Carrie Booth Walling.
Chuck Carlson brings four decades of experience as a writer and editor to Albion College as its new director of media relations. He comes to Albion from the Battle Creek Enquirer after five years as assistant managing editor, Connections page editor and local storyteller/columnist.
Albion distance runners Mitch Clinton, '16 (left), and Jon Wylie, '17, found a new path to work on their academic and athletic journeys this summer. With cross country and track competitions keeping them busy during the academic year, the Britons waited until summer to journey to London to participate in a study-abroad program sponsored by the University of Rochester.
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.
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.
- Britton, '17, Wins Statewide Award for Study in France
- Big Read Student Leaders Train on Campus
- Reimann's Mathematical Art Captures Media Attention
- Albion Welcomes a Significantly Larger Class of 2019
- College Tallies Major Fundraising Gains
- Baker, '16, Protects Vulnerable Citizens Through Probate Internship
- Albion's Joe Silvestri, '15, Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
- Albion College to Host Marshall vs. Lumen Christi Football Game
- Princeton Review, Forbes Give Albion High Marks for 2015-16
- Albion Volleyball Chronicles Preseason Costa Rica Trip