Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Physics emeritus professor Howard Pettersen, aged 91, passed away February 17, in Madison, Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife, Ginny, a former staff member in the Art and Art History Department, their three daughters and four grandchildren. A memorial service will take place March 2 in Madison.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Mallory Brown, '08, was in the Republic of Sudan when U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in neighboring Libya. "I was in Khartoum and the Sudanese people were protesting outside the embassy. I decided I should tell people I was Australian," she said. It was unavoidable, however, that Brown frequently had to show people her U.S. passport as she moved about the city. "Every time someone saw I was American, they told me, 'I'm going to make sure you're safe,'" she recalled. "I was never threatened and I never felt in danger. I was basically escorted across Africa by Africans, who just took it upon themselves to help me."
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A quote attributed to Confucius states, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
Jessica DeWaters, '13, an economics and management major from Parma, is proving that adage to be true as she has developed her love for baking into The Dreamery, a student venture that has become Albion College's first cupcake bar.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Albion College physics professor Nicolle Zellner helped mid-Michigan residents understand the Russian meteorite and passing asteroid on the Friday, February 15 WILX 6 p.m. news broadcast. (Watch the clip on the WILX website.)
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Andrew Reed, '16, got more civics lessons during his senior year at Swartz Creek High School than many citizens gain in a lifetime.
Now a first-year student at Albion College and a member of the College's Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, Reed recently received three awards for the work he performed as an intern in Michigan's Legislature even before attending his first lecture at Albion.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
For the wheelers and dealers on Wall Street, "What were they thinking during the meltdown?" is answered from an anthropologist's viewpoint Monday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Albion College's Bobbitt Auditorium. This presentation by the University of Minnesota's Karen Ho serves as the College's 2013 Yinger Lecture.