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Filmmaker Visits Albion to Highlight Plight of Congo

Filmmaker Mike Ramsdell visited Albion College on September 22, 2015 (photo courtesy Under the Hood Productions)
Flint-area native and documentary filmmaker Mike Ramsdell (left) has made it something of his life's work to chronicle and inform viewers about what is occurring in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as an odd combination of civic responsibility, economics, politics and simple common sense all collide. "Technically this is the worst human atrocity on the planet Earth since World War II," Ramsdell told students in a Towsley Hall talk that was coordinated by political science professor Carrie Booth Walling.

Cox, '16, Empowers Customers with Info as Consumers Energy Intern

Thomas Cox, '16, completed an internship experience at Consumers Energy in Jackson, Mich., during summer 2015.
A communication studies major at Albion College, Thomas Cox, ’16, used his summer internship with Consumers Energy to learn more about customer service. The senior from Parma, Mich., worked at the utility’s Jackson headquarters and compiled data for a daily report about the operation of smart meters, which are designed to give customers the opportunity to go online to check energy usage, compare bills to previous months, and compare their bills to those of other customers in their area.

Cross Country and Over an Ocean: Two Runners Answer London's Call

Mitch Clinton, '16, studied in London during summer 2015.
Albion distance runners Mitch Clinton, '16 (left), and Jon Wylie, '17, found a new path to work on their academic and athletic journeys this summer. With cross country and track competitions keeping them busy during the academic year, the Britons waited until summer to journey to London to participate in a study-abroad program sponsored by the University of Rochester.


Kiese Laymon, Common Reading Experience Author, Visits Albion

Professor and author Kiese Laymon visited Albion College on September 10, 2015 as part of this year's Common Reading Experience at Albion College.
This year’s Richard M. Smith Common Reading Experience for first-year students has set a positive buzz around campus, sparking intellectual conversation in many classrooms and residence halls. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America is a powerful collection of essays written by Kiese Laymon, an American writer and associate professor of English at Vassar College who visited Albion College on September 10.

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