Extension of the Stay Home, Stay Safe order through April
April 9, 2020, 5:15 p.m.
From Lisa Locke, Director of Human Resources:
Today Governor Whitmer extended the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order through the end of April. This means Albion College will continue to operate on-site limited to the identified critical workers in order to ensure our minimum basic operations are met as well as our basic infrastructure activities and continued support of remote teaching, learning and work activities.
Thank you for your commitment to Albion College. Please stay well and stay safe.
Counseling Service is Still Supporting Students
April 9, 2020
Counseling Services continues to be available to assist all Albion College students for the remainder of the semester. We are not available for face-to-face appointments but can arrange phone or virtual consultations. We are available during our regular business hours — Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.. You can call Counseling Services at 517/629-0236 or email us at to request an appointment. We also continue to have a counselor available for after hour consultations. To speak to a counselor after hours call Campus Safety at 517/629-1234 and ask to speak with a counselor.
Gerstacker Summer School Update
April 8, 2020
From Laurel Draudt, Gerstacker Institute director:
Hello Summer School Gerstackers,
After conversations with the Provost and other relevant stakeholders on campus, the difficult decision was made to shift Gerstacker summer courses and related programming to a remote format. This decision was based on the best public health information that we have at this time.
I will be meeting virtually with Professor Bedient and Dr. Erlandson later this week to discuss their plans and needs for your classes and meeting times. The professional development programming will continue and will include the mock interview program and special topics shared through alumni and professional engagements, in addition to programming led by Gerstacker staff.
One of the greatest benefits of summer school is the opportunity to grow and experience new things together, offer each other support, and build new and stronger friendships. We are dedicated to fostering this online and I am also looking into the possibility of us gathering in the late summer for a short time. As I research this option, I will share more details as things get closer.
Please understand that this was a very hard decision and one that was not made lightly. While we're disappointed, know that the Gerstacker staff is looking at this as an opportunity to innovate and learn from all of you in ways that we haven't done before. We invite you to join us in our unexpected summer journey with open, positive minds and approach this as a Gerstacker family.
We remain excited to spend our summer with you.