News Articles

April 22, 2016

Extraordinary accomplishments by extraordinary individuals—and a reminder that supporters are important, too—were a big part of Albion College’s 27th Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium, held April 20-21. Former NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous (left) and humanitarian and social entrepreneur Mallory Brown, ’08, brought compelling personal stories to the Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote and Isaac Alumni Lecture, respectively. In between those talks, more than 130 Albion students presented their research, scholarship and creative activity.

April 22, 2016

Marilyn Snodgrass lived a life of quiet determination as an elementary school teacher, traveler and lover of genealogy. But her gift to Albion College has shown that even those who live unobtrusively can indeed make the biggest impact.

April 14, 2016

Rebekah Snyder, ’14, was recognized by Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Kilmartin as one of four 2016 state honorees during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week for her advocacy work. Snyder was commended for her efforts with Day One, a 24-hour help line offering confidential support, information and advocacy services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

April 7, 2016

A project that was months in the making came together April 5-6 on campus as a celebration of Canada, Canadians and the intricate, sometimes complicated, relationship America has with its northern neighbors.

April 6, 2016

Piggybacking on a Michigan Works! career fair, Albion citizens gathered in Washington Gardner School for a public announcement of the City/College recent AmeriCorps VISTA grant. This summer, 11 VISTA members will arrive in Albion to work with City and College departments to boost economic development, education and health initiatives in 2016-17.

March 30, 2016

Dr. Robert H. Bartlett, ’60, professor emeritus of surgery at the University of Michigan and whose groundbreaking surgical treatment has saved the lives of thousands of babies over the years, returns to campus Saturday, May 7 to deliver the Commencement address to Albion College’s Class of 2016 from the steps of Kresge Gymnasium on the College Quadrangle. The ceremony begins at 1 p.m, with the Processional starting at 12:45 p.m.

March 25, 2016

Mona Hanna-Attisha, a Flint pediatrician, never thought her job would entail convincing parents and their kids that the water they drink won’t kill them. “Parents tell me they turn on the water and their kids cry. Kids now fear water,” said Dr. Hanna-Attisha, the guest speaker Wednesday night for Albion College’s Anna Howard Shaw Lecture inside Towsley Lecture Hall. Speaking out, and educating, has become the new normal for Hanna-Attisha, who for nearly a year has been at the center of the Flint water crisis.

March 23, 2016

Albion College and the City of Albion will get a national boost for local community building when 11 full-time AmeriCorps VISTA service members arrive this summer. A public presentation of this award is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, at 4:30 p.m. at Washington Gardner School, 401 E. Michigan Ave., in conjunction with a Michigan Works-sponsored career and internship fair.

March 18, 2016

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.

March 16, 2016

One of Albion’s own, Keena Williams, will become the director and president’s special advisor for global diversity at Albion College. Williams, a 2009 Albion College alumna and a graduate of Albion High School, is currently the College’s interim director for intercultural affairs and has been a part of the Office of Intercultural Affairs staff for nearly four years. The promotion is effective April 1.