Saving Lives One Sniff at a Time: Albion Alumnae Train 'HeroRats'

Kate Sears Webb, '16, and Cindy Cardwell  Fast, '08
Moving to Tanzania, Cindy (Cardwell) Fast, '08, expected to see a lot of new sights—but one related to her expertise was especially surprising. "At our land mine training center, every single rat developed this behavior of trotting behind their trainer without any signaling or harnesses attached," marvels Fast (on right in photo, alongside colleague Kate Sears Webb, '16). "The rats aren't trained to do this and are literally free to go wherever they want, but they choose to scurry along behind their trainer."

Albion to Screen Documentary on State of Public Education

Poster for the documentary Backpack Full of Cash
Sarah Mondale's film about the tough questions facing public education, schools of choice and charter schools is making the rounds across the country and around the world, and now it will be shown in Albion—on Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the downtown Bohm Theatre. Its message, she believes, resonates with everyone.

Psychologist, Author Dacher Keltner to Keynote 2018 Isaac Symposium

Dacher Keltner (left) and Amy Elaine Wakeland, '91
Renowned psychologist and author Dacher Keltner and Los Angeles First Lady Amy Elaine Wakeland, '91, will present the Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote Address and the Elkin R. Isaac Alumni Lecture, respectively, as part of the 2018 Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium, Albion College's annual two-day celebration of student research and scholarship. Wakeland speaks Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Norris Center's Towsley Lecture Hall, while Keltner concludes the symposium Thursday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel.

Albion College Celebrates Women's History Month 2018

Women's History Month 2018 at Albion College
Events going from history to hot topics mark this year's Women's History Month celebrations at Albion College. These events, which begin March 15, are free and open to the public.

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