In August, Albion's community/College Big Read took a big step as a dozen Albion youth did a week of leadership training on campus. The Albion Community School and Marshall High School students studied and practiced leadership, communication and planning skills, along with doing in-depth examination of Ursula LeGuin's "A Wizard of Earthsea." The work is part of the students' preparation to serve as discussion leaders for the Albion Big Read in October.
Centered on Community
Albion College offers four-year tuition, room and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Learn about the Build Albion Fellows Program
President Ditzler talks about the initiative on WBCK-FM
Reopening the Bohm: Read about a landmark internship for Andrea Walles, '15
Albion College's Sister City efforts earn a national award
Watch an expert panel discuss "Albion Tomorrow"
Listen to the Town & Gown podcast series
Works of art created by Albion College professor of mathematics and computer science David Reimann attracted coverage by The New Yorker this week. The article in the Science & Tech section of the magazine's website looks at summer as a season of opportunity for researchers. Toward the end of her piece, she mentions Reimann's "bespoke polyhedra" at the 18th annual Bridges Conference in Baltimore. Reimann has attended the event since 2009 and in recent years has exhibited his work, including at last year's conference in Seoul, South Korea.
As classes start this week, Albion College celebrates the opening of the 2015-2016 academic year, a year that includes one of the College's largest and most diverse entering first-year classes in recent history. An unofficial count of 459 first-year students are expected in class, a jump of more than 100 over the entering class in fall 2014 "I am thrilled with our largest incoming class since 2008," says Admission Director Mandy Dubiel.
There’s always a certain buzz in the air as fall semester approaches. At Albion, that buzz has become a deeper momentum on a number of fronts: the largest first-year class of the decade, a new hotel project downtown and, through the continued generosity of donors, a significant increase in giving to the College. The Institutional Advancement division raised $11,618,205 for the 2015 fiscal year, which ended June 30. That figure includes funds from gifts, pledges and deferred pledges, and overall the total represents a 56 percent increase from the year before.
Ensuring the safety of society's most vulnerable members is often a legal matter, and this summer some of that work was handled by Kristine Baker, '16, through an internship with Ingham County Probate Court. Focused on cases involving young children and legally incapacitated adults, Baker visited homes and spent part of nearly every day testifying in front of a judge.
The three-time all-league men's lacrosse player and current first-year student at the University of Toledo Medical School is the 13th Albion College student-athlete to be selected for the award. "Joe's receipt of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship is one of the greatest accomplishments a student-athlete can achieve," Athletic Director Matt Arend said. “I was delightfully satisfied to receive this award," said Silvestri, who majored in biology. "For me, it stands second only to the team MIAA championship that was won back in May.”
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- Goodrich Chapel Service Planned for Judge James Kingsley, '63
- Albion Grieves Loss of Hal Wyss
- Chase's Indus Valley Research Draws Media Coverage
- Albion Hotel Project Takes Big Step Forward
- Urso, '15, and Bogus, '16: Quick Learners at Quicken Loans
- Moore, '16, Serves the State Dept. in Zambia
- City Parks Spark Policy Research for Farooq, '18