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Working at Student Farm Provides Some Food for Thought

The hoop house at Albion Student Farm

"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."

Dussel, '17, Tackles Interpreting Nature

Mike Dussel, '17
Mike Dussel, '17, a lineman on the Albion football team, is using his lifelong passion for being outdoors to interpret the Ewell A. Stowell Arboretum for visitors. An environmental science major, Dussel's summer project includes the identification, measurement and assessment of the trees in the arboretum. He is also locating the trees via GPS, which will be used to create a map as well as signage to guide visitors with data about each tree's common and scientific names, family and origin.


Albion Makes Princeton Review ‘Green Colleges’ List for 2015

Albion College is included in The Princeton Review's Guide to 353 Green Colleges for 2015.
Just in time for Earth Day, Albion College was named to The Princeton Review's Guide to 353 Green Colleges for 2015. An environmental studies academic requirement, showers for cyclists, locally grown produce in the dining hall and low-energy lighting were among many campus-wide initiatives that placed Albion on the list.

As First Tunnicliff Fellow, Utrata, '15, Studies Sustainability in South Africa

David Utrata, '15
“[In South Africa], it’s in many ways more of a social focus,” rather than one that centers on business operations, says David Utrata, '15, about differing approaches to sustainability efforts. Last fall, Utrata completed a semester in the CIEE Stellenbosch Sustainability and Community program as the first Albion student supported by the Kim Tunnicliff Endowment. The fund was created following the passing of the international-education advocate and former 14-year director of the then-named Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Service.

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