News Articles

July 11, 2016

On May 10, somewhere deep on the Appalachian Trail, Tom Poirier celebrated 30 years of sobriety all by himself. It was perhaps the perfect irony that on that momentous spring day he found himself acknowledging the vanquishing of one challenge in the place where he was attempting to embrace another. For Poirier, trekking the Appalachian Trail had found a place in his psyche for decades, an opportunity that haunted and dared him.

July 7, 2016

The discovery of the story of African American Paul Cuffee, and the unfolding of others like his, was a revelation to Albion students Corey Wheeler, ’18, and Elijah Bean, ’19, and made the recent three-week Boston Summer Seminar, sponsored by the Great Lakes Colleges Association and hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society, an experience they’ll never forget.

July 1, 2016

The first time Mareike Wieth realized her field of interest resonated beyond her office walls was the day in 2012 she got a message she didn’t expect. “When I got a voice mail from the BBC, it was like, ‘What?’ I think I hyperventilated,” she said. After all, it wasn’t every day that the British Broadcasting Corporation called an associate professor of psychology at Albion College. But Wieth was working on something that not only intrigued that news organization, but has sparked the interest of media on this side of the Atlantic as well.

June 30, 2016

A renovated downtown Albion building that will serve as a hub for interaction between Albion College, the City of Albion and the region will be named The Ludington Center. The Ludingtons, a Midland-based family, have had a strong interest in the Albion community as well as a distinguished history at the College.

June 27, 2016

For the second straight year, the Albion community has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for The Big Read. The grant will fund a month-long community celebration of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, and although The Big Read itself won’t take place until October, English professor Jess Roberts and Madeline Drury, ’15, recently kicked off preparations intended to build on the successful 2015 event.

June 22, 2016

Six Albion College students and one staff member attended the recent National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), hosted by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) at the University of Maryland, College Park. The three-day conference June 2-4 included keynote speakers, personal development workshops, a Women of Distinction awards ceremony, career and graduate school fairs, and an evening to explore Washington, D.C.

June 15, 2016

Albion College is one of 20 universities and colleges nationally to be named a finalist in the 2016 Ford College Community Challenge, which focuses on finding student-led projects that address the theme of “Building Sustainable Communities.” Albion’s project is titled “The Twelve-Mile Challenge,” connecting the communities of Albion and Marshall, and is in line to be one of up to 10 proposals that could be awarded a $25,000 grant by the Ford Motor Company Fund.

June 10, 2016

Albion College once again scored well in the 2016 Educator Preparation Institutions Performance Score Reports that included 33 Michigan colleges and universities.

June 6, 2016

“I always knew I wanted to work with kids and this just solidified it,” said Bess Pelton, ’17 (left), an English major with an elementary education concentration from Bloomfield Hills. Education, it seems, can come from all directions and perhaps that was never more in evidence than at the 10th annual Showcase Learning Fair on May 26, hosted by Albion College’s Education Department and Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development.

May 27, 2016

The first game was Read Between the Wines. The new game is Brew Ha Ha! And the third game, currently in the midst of some serious research and development, is called Whiskey Business. And they are all part of an online startup, Uncorked Games. Sense a theme? Audra Quinn (left), ’03, laughs. She knows how it looks. But the Royal Oak native isn’t as interested in alcohol and the consumption thereof as she is camaraderie and fun and, yes, perhaps making a few bucks.