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Alex Yaw, '14: Promoting Healthy Lives, Transforming Hers

Alex Yaw, '14
Spending a portion of the break between fall and spring semester in Honduras with Global Medical Brigades each of the last three years has given Alex Yaw the perspective to overcome the most difficult day. The second baseman for the Albion College softball team is quick to say she wouldn’t be happy if she didn’t produce a base hit in a doubleheader, but the conditions she has witnessed while working to provide health care and development assistance to poor communities in Central America are enough to cure any negative feelings.

History Professor Sacks Quoted in NY Times

Marcy Sacks, chair and professor of history, Albion College
Albion College professor of history Marcy Sacks was quoted in today's edition of The New York Times in a story describing what writer Rachel L. Swarns calls a "mostly forgotten slice of history" following one of New York City's—and America's—ugliest civil disturbances: the 1863 draft riots.

In Campus Lecture, Booth Walling Discusses Her Book, UN, Syria

Carrie Booth Walling, assistant professor of political science, Albion College
In a February 19 lecture inside a crowded Bobbitt Auditorium, Carrie Booth Walling, assistant professor of political science, talked about her recently published book, All Necessary Measures: The United Nations and Humanitarian Intervention; drew connections to the ongoing situation in Syria; and shared how she became drawn to human rights and humanitarian intervention as a scholarly pursuit.

Read first-year student Emma Planet's story in The Pleiad

Alumna, Suffragist Anna Howard Shaw Gets Her Day in New Book

Trisha Franzen, professor of women's and gender studies, Albion College
A pioneer girl who put herself through college, seminary and medical school, eventually rising to the national stage as a suffragist, is the focus of a groundbreaking new book by Trisha Franzen (left), professor of women’s and gender studies. Anna Howard Shaw: The Work of Woman Suffrage examines the life and work of one of Albion College’s most distinguished alumnae.

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