The Bigger Read: A Powerful Partnership Makes Magic

From left: Tess Haadsma, '15; Madeline Drury, '15; and Diana Gomez, '15, students in English professor Jess Roberts' Practical Persuasion class last fall.
As Albion—the City and the College—awaits word from the National Endowment for the Arts on its Big Read grant application, centered around the classic young-adult fantasy novel A Wizard of Earthsea, an English class’ journey is a tale all its own.

Steavenson, '15, Pursues Paris for Next Chapter

Laura Steavenson, '15
At Albion, Laura Steavenson identifies herself as both an English major and a swimmer. But now, a few weeks removed from her final college swimming season, the senior from Dexter, Michigan, is beginning to write the next chapter in her life. A self-described Francophile, Steavenson hopes that chapter will feature a yearlong master's degree program in Paris Studies through the University of London.

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English Education Major Logan Woods, '14, to Teach in Romania on Fulbright

Logan Woods, '14, is a Fulbright Award recipient for 2014. He will teach English in Romania for nine months beginning this fall.
As a middle-school student, history and English education major Logan Woods randomly chose the country of Romania for a social studies project. It's the kind of story that warms a teacher's heart: From that assignment, Woods gained an abiding interest in the country. Now, as the recipient of a 2014-15 Fulbright Student Award, Woods will spend nine months in Romania, teaching English in a school setting.

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