Albion College—in partnership with Antioch College, DePauw University, Hope College, and Oberlin College—has been awarded a grant from the Great Lakes Colleges Association as part of its “Expanding Collaboration Initiative,” funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant will go toward the implementation of an Environmental Dashboard, a communication technology that will combine real-time display of water and electricity use in buildings, organizations, and the community as a whole with photographs and words meant to inspire sustainability efforts.
Nobel Laureate Richard Alley, who regularly advises world leaders and U.S. legislators on climate-change science, used history and personal anecdotes to illustrate the science and to suggest workable ways to combat global warming during his Joseph S. Calvaruso Keynote that capped Albion College's 25th Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium on April 24.
Albion College's 25th annual Elkin R. Isaac Research Symposium opened with a high-energy presentation by Hugh McDiarmid, '84, who earned a standing ovation for his insights into "Michigan's Clean Energy Success and Why Not Everyone Is Thrilled."
In a Q&A, Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, '71, discusses his selection to President Obama's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, his work preparing Michigan's second-largest city for the effects of climate change, and more.
Nels Christensen, associate professor of English, was a guest during the Feb. 9 edition of the Greening of the Great Lakes radio program on WJR 760-AM, Detroit. The hour-long program airs Sundays at 7 p.m. and is hosted by Dr. Kirk Heinze, '70.