As First Tunnicliff Fellow, Utrata, '15, Studies Sustainability in South Africa
“[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.
CSE Director Lincoln Talks Climate Change in Battle Creek Enquirer
Tim Lincoln, professor of geological sciences and director of Albion College's Center for Sustainability and the Environment, was featured in an October 5 Battle Creek Enquirer Connections article by Chuck Carlson. In the piece, Lincoln looks back at New Orleans and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and offers his take on current and recent students' passion toward climate change.
Read more... | Geology's Thom Wilch also featured in the Battle Creek Enquirer
Good Soil Growhouse Adds to Student Farm Sustainability
Even autumn had a good time as the Albion College Student Farm dedicated its new hoop house October 27. The crowd included the family of Linda and Rich Baird, '78, who presented the Good Soil Growhouse in honor of daughter Jessie Baird, '11, one of the Student Farm founders.
ABC News' Blakemore Appears on WJR Radio Ahead of Albion Visit
Veteran ABC news correspondent Bill Blakemore was the latest guest for Kirk Heinze, '70, on his "Greening of the Great Lakes" radio show. ABC's primary reporter on climate change, Blakemore discussed the significance of Hurricane Sandy and his own Northern Michigan history. Blakemore's radio appearance also previewed his upcoming visit to Albion College November 19-20. Blakemore was featured, with history professor Geoff Cocks, in the new documentary "Room 237," an exploration of the Stanley Kubrick classic "The Shining." The film will be screened November 19 on campus, and Blakemore and Cocks will anchor a panel discussion following the show.