Canada Week Helps Educate Albion About Neighbors to the North

Image of the flag of Canada

Canadian flag
A project that was months in the making came together April 5-6 on campus as a celebration of Canada, Canadians and the intricate, sometimes complicated, relationship America has with its northern neighbors.

Morris Dees, Prosecutor of Hate Groups, Keynotes 27th Isaac Symposium

Morris Dees

Morris Dees
Southern Poverty Law Center founder Morris Dees shares the legal strategies and moral imperative that crippled some of America's most notorious hate groups, as he presents the 2016 Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote on Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in Albion College's Goodrich Chapel. The event will conclude the 27th annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium, which opens Wednesday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Norris Center's Towsley Hall with the Alumni Lecture, to be given this year by Mallory Brown, '08.

Flint Pediatrician Discusses Water Crisis with Albion Audience

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician from Flint, Michigan

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrican from Flint, Michigan.
Mona Hanna-Attisha, a Flint pediatrician, never thought her job would entail convincing parents and their kids that the water they drink won't kill them. "Parents tell me they turn on the water and their kids cry. Kids now fear water," said Dr. Hanna-Attisha, the guest speaker Wednesday night for Albion College's Anna Howard Shaw Lecture inside Towsley Lecture Hall. Speaking out, and educating, has become the new normal for Hanna-Attisha, who for nearly a year has been at the center of the Flint water crisis.

Canada Trip Highlights Cultural Differences, Similarities

An Albion College honors class on Canada included a weeklong trip during spring break.

An Albion College honors class on Canada included a weeklong trip during spring break.
Patrick McLean has long been fascinated with our neighbors to the north. “In 1985, I did my undergraduate honors thesis on Nova Scotian provincial politics,” says the Ford Institute director. From there he was hooked on a country whose culture and people are in so many ways similar to the U.S. but, in other key ways, are so different. This semester, he has taken his love of all things Canada to the classroom, teaching an honors class for first-year and sophomore students called Canada: More than Snow, Hockey and Maple Syrup.

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