"At Albion and across the country our flags fly at half staff to mark the passing of Nelson Mandela," writes Patrick McLean, director of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service. "It is a fitting tribute to a man who made it his life's work to fight for peace and justice in the face of often overwhelming opposition in his home country of South Africa. ... South Africa's transition to majority rule could easily have descended into violence, retribution and even civil war. It is largely testimony to the strength of Nelson Mandela's courageous leadership that a country so fractured could move relatively peacefully into a new age."
A surprising link between the Roman and British empires is the fascinating consequence of classical education, according to history professor Chris Hagerman, who recently published Britain's Imperial Muse: The Classics, Imperialism, and the Indian Empire, 1784-1914, now available through Palgrave MacMillan.
Albion College’s first foray into the national Giving Tuesday initiative hit its target and then some. With the national holiday season day-of-giving campaign falling on December 3 this year, the Office of Annual Giving set a goal of 123 donors on 12/3.
"When I was dropped off in Philadelphia this past September, I had no apartment and no internship," says junior Meredith Michalec, a business and organizations and accounting double major. "However, I knew the Philadelphia Center has provided great internships to a lot of Albion students. I am an accounting intern with the Philadelphia Phillies and I absolutely love it."
"The most rewarding part of my summer research was being part of a team that is finding a new paradigm that could improve biosensing dramatically," writes the senior chemistry major about his National Science Foundation–Research Experience for Undergraduates internship at the University of Cincinnati. "There's still a lot to do before we can perform biosensing that is disease-specific. At the end of the day, though, I know that this research may break ground in the field."
A British Eighth fanfare set the tone for Albion's enthusiastic welcome of Mauri Ditzler, who will become the College's 16th president in July 2014. "In President Ditzler,” said Zach Kribs, '15, Student Senate president and a member of the presidential search committee, “I see a man who not only accepts us as his own, but accepts our student vision, our passion, and our spirit."
- Dr. Mauri Ditzler Named 16th Albion College President
- Starting the Start-up: Claire Van Raaphorst's London Internship
- Albion College Marketing Wins Three Professional Awards
- Albion AICPA Team Returns to the Big Stage
- For McClorey, '15, a Business Plan in France and a Plan for Law School
- Hencsie, ’16, Balances Cross Country with Service to Country
- Asher, '86, and Wahr, '74, Join College Board of Trustees
- Forensics Foray: Wilburn, ’14, Interns with Michigan State Police
- Pressprich Works to Secure Wireless Networks
- Randall Portrait Unveiled at Homecoming