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Albion Grieves Loss of Chemistry Professor Emeritus Dan Steffenson

Dan Steffenson
Emeritus professor of chemistry Dan Steffenson passed away May 16 in Saline, Michigan, at the age of 77. A member of Albion College's Chemistry Department from 1967 until 2008, Steffenson was legendary for his professional devotion on a campus rife with passionate instructors.

Bram Siemers, '19, Uses Military Experience to Carve Out New Direction

Bram Siemers, '19
Bram Siemers, '19, hopes to graduate from Albion College with a degree in biochemistry and use the experience he gained from four years in the Marines, which included tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, to forge a next-generation career that can help save lives.

For Streu, '04, Cancer Fight Is a Team Game

Craig Streu, '04, assistant professor of biochemistry, Albion College
Craig Streu, '04, won't say the words. No one can say the words. Not now. Not yet—that maybe, possibly, a cure for cancer awaits somewhere just around the corner. And while Streu—in his first year as an assistant professor of biochemistry at his alma mater—won't say those words, he will allow himself the next best thing. "It could be one of the tools of the arsenal to cure cancer," he says with all of the diplomacy he can muster.

For Hubbell, '17, a New Spin Move in Summer Research Project

Zach Hubbell, '17
Zach Hubbell is known for making a twirling motion with his index finger when he scores a goal for the Albion College men's lacrosse team. He scored 39 of them during the spring as Albion won its first league championship. This summer, the twirling is coming from the spinning of a DNA dryer as part of the pre-engineering student's summer research work.

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