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Canada Trip Highlights Cultural Differences, Similarities

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.

Albion College Celebrates Women's History Month

Albion College sign
For National Women's History Month, Albion College presents three events that explore unique and universal female experiences.

Teagle Grant Connects Albion Classes with Other Liberal Arts Colleges

Marcy Sacks, professor of history, Albion College
Albion College and five other Great Lakes Colleges Association institutions are coming together to design and teach hybrid courses, with an emphasis on digital teaching, thanks to last year's $335,000 grant from the New York-based Teagle Foundation. This semester, history professor Marcy Sacks (left) is collaborating with a counterpart from Hope College; in the fall, exercise science professor Heather Betz will team up with a faculty peer from DePauw University.

Schauer, '84, Has a Message for Albion Students: 'We Are the Government'

Mark Schauer, Albion College Class of 1984
On a snowy Super Tuesday, Mark Schauer found a ray of sunshine. "Empathy in politics is alive," said the former U.S. congressman and 2014 Democratic Michigan gubernatorial candidate. "But with a faint pulse." Schauer, '84, who developed his love of public service in Albion's Ford Institute, spoke to about 40 people Tuesday in Bobbitt Auditorium, offering a sober look at politics in perhaps one of the strangest election years America has ever seen.

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