A brand-new piece of student art has become an instant historic detail of the Albion College President's Home at 501 East Michigan Avenue. Designed by Lauren Daniels, '16, and created by Kalamazoo-based stained glass artist Lee Klade, two transom windows have been mounted in an interior archway on the second-floor landing of the home, which was fully restored this summer.
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.
"Hospitals that stay the most current with the changing industry are also the most successful," writes Matt Myers, '15, who completed an internship this summer at MidMichigan Health's MidMichigan Medical Center-Gratiot. "Much of this innovation comes from large multibillion-dollar, urban-based institutions. The issue at hand [at Gratiot] is to provide quality care to a rural community faced with different medical needs."
As an Albion College senior cross country runner, Michelle Samson is used to taking a few turns on the course en route to the finish line. Thanks to her work this summer on a nanontechnology project addressing water filtration—sponsored by chemistry professor Kevin Metz and the College's Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity—the biochemistry major from Allen Park may have altered the course of her career as well.
"As a nontraditional student who rents a house in Albion, goes to the grocery store in Albion, goes to the bar in Albion, it was sort of inevitable that I would start to notice that Albion has a business community doing whatever it could to attract jobs," writes Patrick Lopez, '15, who secured an internship with the Albion Economic Development Corporation through the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service. "I thought it would also be interesting to try and help with this a bit."
Beyond the always popular football game, Albion College’s Community Day 2014—on Saturday, September 13—highlighted President Mauri Ditzler’s interest in strengthening the bonds between College and city. With Mayor Joe Domingo, Ditzler dedicated “Collaboration Corner,” a new park space at East Michigan and Monroe streets.
While Albion College is admired for its national reputation, its importance to the Midwest was front and center for the inauguration of Mauri Ditzler as the College’s 16th president on Friday, September 12. Several hundred students cheered as the crowds gathered at the newly redeveloped west end of Albion’s quadrangle.
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- Benham, '17, Plays Ball as Athletic Training Intern
- Career Accelerator: Muniga, '15, Interns at Mercedes-Benz USA
- College Featured in Battle Creek Enquirer Two-Part Series
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