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.
Centered on Community
Albion College offers four-year tuition, room and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Learn about the Build Albion Fellows Program
President Ditzler talks about the initiative on WBCK-FM
Reopening the Bohm: Read about a landmark internship for Andrea Walles, '15
Albion College's Sister City efforts earn a national award
Watch an expert panel discuss "Albion Tomorrow"
Listen to the Town & Gown podcast series
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.
For National Women's History Month, Albion College presents three events that explore unique and universal female experiences.
Albion College and five other Great Lakes Colleges Association institutions are coming together to design and teach hybrid courses, with an emphasis on digital teaching, thanks to last year's $335,000 grant from the New York-based Teagle Foundation. This semester, history professor Marcy Sacks (left) is collaborating with a counterpart from Hope College; in the fall, exercise science professor Heather Betz will team up with a faculty peer from DePauw University.
On a snowy Super Tuesday, Mark Schauer found a ray of sunshine. "Empathy in politics is alive," said the former U.S. congressman and 2014 Democratic Michigan gubernatorial candidate. "But with a faint pulse." Schauer, '84, who developed his love of public service in Albion's Ford Institute, spoke to about 40 people Tuesday in Bobbitt Auditorium, offering a sober look at politics in perhaps one of the strangest election years America has ever seen.
Craig Streu, '04, won't say the words. No one can say the words. Not now. Not yet—that maybe, possibly, a cure for cancer awaits somewhere just around the corner. And while Streu—in his first year as an assistant professor of biochemistry at his alma mater—won't say those words, he will allow himself the next best thing. "It could be one of the tools of the arsenal to cure cancer," he says with all of the diplomacy he can muster.
- Harrington Gift to Build, Sustain Albion Ties
- Garmo, '19, Warms Up Campus with 'Fleece and Thank You'
- Mike Turner Still Helping Any Way He Can
- Nash Champions Nonviolence at 2016 MLK Convocation
- Albion Celebrates Black History Month 2016
- McCulloch, '93, Finds Niche at Phi Beta Kappa
- Alumni Conduct High School Honor Choirs at Michigan Music Conference
- College Construction Plans Moving Forward
- Laurel Draudt to Become Director of Gerstacker Institute
- Mallory Fellows Bower, '10, Helps a Museum Prepare for Takeoff