Annual rankings and lists from a variety of outlets offer additional evidence about the quality of an Albion College education, and this year is no exception. Albion is featured among the top 100 national liberal arts colleges (at No. 99) in U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2015 ranking, following up on recognition last month by Washington Monthly for value and contribution to the public good.
Conversation on Community
Richard Longworth, senior fellow of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert on globalization's impact on the Midwest, spoke with WMUK in Kalamazoo leading up to his participation on the September 11 "Albion Tomorrow" panel discussion.
A traditional event with ceremonial pomp will graciously acknowledge the past, then turn its focus to an envisioned future during the inauguration of Mauri A. Ditzler as Albion College’s 16th president on Friday, September 12, at 2 p.m. on the steps outside Kresge Gymnasium, Members of the Albion College and city of Albion communities will gather on campus for the occasion, along with alumni, friends, and college delegates from across the U.S.
Researching the age of craters on the far side of the Moon one year into a college experience is one thing. Focusing on a specific crater named decades ago for a 19th-century alumnus of the same college is something else. Marina Baker, ’17, had that unique opportunity this summer, and made initial inroads with physics professor Nicolle Zellner toward determining the age of the Moulton crater, named for 1894 Albion graduate Forest Ray Moulton, a leading American astronomer during the first half of the 20th century.
The value of an Albion College education is in the national spotlight with the release of Washington Monthly’s 2014 College Guide. Albion ranked 17th nationally among liberal arts colleges the magazine deemed a Best Bang for the Buck, "based on the economic value students receive per dollar."
Skiing before sunrise may one day be part of the job for Kyle Griffin, '14, who's currently interning with Hotham Ski Company in Australia's Victoria province. A member of Michigan's all-state ski team while in high school, Griffin is working with Hotham's marketing department as well as coaching young members of its race squad.
"Our right fielder was making a play which eventually took him into the wall and onto the ground. The head coach sprinted past, waving me onto the field, and the players yelled my name," recalls Morgan Benham, '17, of one day on the job this summer as a Battle Creek Bombers athletic training intern.
- Career Accelerator: Muniga, '15, Interns at Mercedes-Benz USA
- College Featured in Battle Creek Enquirer Two-Part Series
- Albion-Connected Shark Research Lurks in Major Exhibit
- A Morning Routine for the Birds: Kara Bowers’ FURSCA Experience
- McLean: Ford Showed 'Government Can Indeed Work'
- A Century Ago, a 'Dizzying Plunge' into War
- Lewis' 'Game-Like' Mobile App Helps Teach Chemical Bonding
- Goal! Micunek, '15, Fulfills One in Brazil
- Albion Saddened by Passing of Mathematics Emeritus Keith Moore
- Binda Foundation Supports Next Phase of Education Maymester