Academics

Jason Raddatz, '91, Returns to Albion as Whitehouse Nature Center Director

Jason Raddatz, Albion College Class of 1991 and director of the Whitehouse Nature Center

Jason Raddatz, Albion College Class of 1991 and director of the Whitehouse Nature Center

Jason Raddatz, '91, has worked as a nurse, a fund accountant, a marketing coordinator, a card dealer and a professional musician. But he truly loves education and his lifelong devotion to nature, and he gets to combine both as the new director of Albion College's Whitehouse Nature Center.

Payge Rumler, '20, Takes Another Look at Body Image Through FURSCA Project

Payge Rumler, '20

Payge Rumler, '20
"I wanted to talk about women and the attention on their bodies. I started with a satirical take—in one of my first pieces, I used my body as the figure and I held balloons in front of myself to represent breast augmentation," says Payge Rumler, '20, of her summer FURSCA project. “This connected on a personal level of having always felt sexualized and yet never sexy enough, but it also worked on a statistical level."

Gift From Bruce, '67, and Jane Harper Aims to Help a Planet Under Siege

Bruce and Jane Harper Earth Day Gift

Jane and Bruce Harper
Bruce and Jane Harper want to do their part to help the planet, the environment and Albion College, and they hope their $108,000 Earth Day 50th Anniversary Gift will be a meaningful step in that direction. "The envionrment has become a much more urgent issue the last couple of decades," Bruce Harper, '67, says.

Bronze Age Bones: Charlie Downey, '20, Participates in NSF Research Project

Charlie Downey, '20

Charlie Downey, '20
It looks pretty easy on television, but Charlie Downey, '20, knows that getting information from human remains isn't something you can do during the commercial break. "We examined thousands of fragments of bone," says the anthropology and German major and member of the Prentiss M. Brown Honors Program, who spent the summer doing National Science Foundation-sponsored archaeology research at the University of South Alabama.

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