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In First Year, Tostado Engineers Fast Start

First-year student Sebastian Tostado is a member of the Albion College men's swimming and diving team.
Back in early fall, neither Sebastian Tostado nor Albion College could have predicted the impact one would have on the other. Fast-forward to February, and the first-year student from Mexico says, "About school, I couldn't be happier; the faculty is great," adding, "I'm seeking an engineering degree and Albion has a great 3-2 program." Tostado is also a swimmer, and the Britons likely weren't expecting him to break three team records in his first season, which reaches its climax with this week's MIAA Championships.


Holocaust Survivor Miriam Brysk Shares Her Story, Art

Miriam Brysk's Scrolls of Remembrance exhibit runs through February 17 in Bobbitt Visual Arts Center's Munro Gallery.
Miriam Brysk hasn’t been an artist all her life. In fact, if it wasn’t for her first career as a scientist, her digitally constructed works portraying old photographs in powerfully poignant ways—combining narrative realism and expressionism—may not have materialized. Even more so, however, her transition from successful professor to successful artist required revisiting and re-embracing her early childhood—in Eastern Europe during the Holocaust. Her exhibition Scrolls of Remembrance runs through February 17 in the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center's Munro Gallery.

Booth Walling: Help Eradicate Human Trafficking in Michigan

"Human trafficking is an international problem but it also happens in Michigan," writes Carrie Booth Walling, Albion College assistant professor of political science, in a January 31, 2015 op-ed column in the Flint Journal. "It happens in urban centers, suburban communities and rural areas. Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which people profit from the control and exploitation of others whether or not victims cross international or state borders." Labor trafficking, in particular, is a major problem in Michigan, she adds.


First-Year Students Connect with Volcanoes, Hawaiian Culture

An Albion College first-year student holds a lava rock while hiking in Hawai'i, January 2015.
The fall semester technically ended in December, but for approximately 30 students, their first batch of Albion College coursework concluded in early January with a field trip to Hawai'i. The 10-day experience capped a pair of First-Year Seminars: Mountains and Oceans, taught by associate professor of geology Carrie Menold, and Mauka and Makai, taught by associate professor of education Suellyn Henke. From leis to lava flows, volleyball student-athletes Lauren Ferguson and Rachel Spencer shared thoughts about their journey.


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