Economics and management professor emeritus Maurice Branch passed away February 23 in Chelsea, Michigan, aged 92. Branch, who taught at Albion for 33 years, "was a liberal arts teacher in the sense that he understood economics as a human science and he brought out the humanity in it," said professor emeritus Larry Steinhauer. A memorial service is scheduled for May 10 at 11 a.m. at Silver Maples Retirement Community in Chelsea.
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.
The innovative relationship between Albion College, the City of Albion and two communities in France made a big impression on the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA), which has honored Albion College with a 2014 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.
Anthony Moon, ’13, is starting his career in professional baseball this spring, though it’s a different path than what he may have imagined as a young player growing up near Kalamazoo. The athletic training graduate is working with 160 New York Yankees minor leaguers at spring training in Florida and will work as an athletic trainer for the Class A Staten Island Yankees when the season begins.
Trisha Franzen, professor of women's and gender studies, recounts a painful yet fortuitous event for Anna Howard Shaw (left), suffrage leader and Albion College alumna, on her February 14 birthday 100 years ago. Franzen has written a biography on Shaw that is scheduled to be published in March.
Three graduate students from Costa Rica abandoned the tropics for Albion's frosty first week of February. The students' visit marks the next step in a relationship between their school and Albion, begun by education professor Kyle Shanton.
More than 230 Special Olympians descended upon the Albion College campus Feb. 8 as the Britons' Student-Athlete Advisory Committee hosted a regional basketball tournament. “Working with Special Olympians reminds me of why I love the sport I play, and why I love athletics in general,” said Jalyn Ingalls, ’14, volleyball middle hitter and SAAC president.
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