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Albion Students Engaged, Politically Diverse, Says Website

Robinson Hall
In the current supercharged red vs. blue political climate, color Albion College students a calm shade of purple. At least that's according to Collegestats.org, which analyzed 2.4 million tweets originating on or near college campuses across the country to determine Republican and Democratic leanings. Albion ranked No. 2 in tweets using Democrat keywords and No. 9 using Republican keywords, prompting the site to conclude that "Albion College can easily boast the most diverse set of politically engaged students on social media."

Luce Foundation Grant Helps E&M's Baker Study Mid-Career Academia

Vicki Baker, associate professor of economics and management
Vicki Baker, associate professor of economics and management at Albion College, along with professors in Arizona and Pennsylvania, are researching the needs and concerns of a subset of professors who, according to Baker, "don't get a lot of attention." Their work has been bolstered by a $50,000 grant from the New York-based Henry Luce Foundation that will engage 20 mid-career professors in a yearlong study and result in a new book on the subject in 2017.

Natalie Anderson, '16, Receives Fulbright Award

Natalie Anderson, '16
During her first year on campus, Albion College's impressive string of Fulbright recipients inspired Natalie Anderson, '16, to pursue her own award. And now, Anderson is joining that list with the recent announcement of her Fulbright U.S. Student Award for 2016-17. "Honestly, I cried with happiness when I found out," said Anderson, who will spend nine months in Mexico as an English instructor. "I have wanted this award for three years, and for it to finally be a reality was overwhelming."

The Power of the Individual on Display at 2016 Isaac Symposium

Benjamin Jealous gave the 2016 Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote at Albion College on April 21.
Extraordinary accomplishments by extraordinary individuals—and a reminder that supporters are important, too
were a big part of Albion College's 27th Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium, held April 20-21. Former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous (left) and humanitarian and social entrepreneur Mallory Brown, '08, brought compelling personal stories to the Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote and Isaac Alumni Lecture, respectively. In between those talks, more than 130 Albion students presented their research, scholarship and creative activity.

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