"I'm very involved in Relay for Life at Albion and raising cancer awareness is very important to me," says Kassy Kneen, '16. For a lot of students, this level of effort in the fight against cancer is all they can do. Kneen, however, spent this past summer in one of the country's premier research centers, the Cleveland Clinic, helping to expand scientific understanding of cancer in order to combat it.
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
These days, Jim Whitehouse, '69, is all about tying, and untying, knots. “I could spend all day tying knots for people,” he said earlier this week as the guest speaker, and lover of all things nautical, at Albion College’s monthly Odd Topics Society Luncheon. The knot analogy has become even more prominent with his return to the College's Institutional Advancement team in a part-time role as major gift relationship officer for Michigan. “I’m going to try to retie some of those knots [at the College],” he said.
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.
Chuck Carlson brings four decades of experience as a writer and editor to Albion College as its new director of media relations. He comes to Albion from the Battle Creek Enquirer after five years as assistant managing editor, Connections page editor and local storyteller/columnist.
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.
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.
- Albion Continues to Be Featured in 'Best Colleges' Conversation
- Britton, '17, Wins Statewide Award for Study in France
- Big Read Student Leaders Train on Campus
- Reimann's Mathematical Art Captures Media Attention
- Albion Welcomes a Significantly Larger Class of 2019
- College Tallies Major Fundraising Gains
- Baker, '16, Protects Vulnerable Citizens Through Probate Internship
- Albion's Joe Silvestri, '15, Receives NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
- Albion College to Host Marshall vs. Lumen Christi Football Game
- Princeton Review, Forbes Give Albion High Marks for 2015-16