English professor Hal Wyss passed away July 28 after a short illness at the age of 75. During his 35-year tenure (1970-2005) with Albion College's English Department, Wyss also worked as an administrator, serving at different times as the assistant, interim or acting dean of the faculty. He also was named the College's Advisor of the Year and was also a recipient of the Student Senate's Teacher of the Year award.
Centered on Community
Starting in Fall 2015, Albion College will annually offer 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. Read more
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"
Assistant professor of anthropology Brad Chase is back in India this summer (he was also there in 2013), and his research into the agricultural and culinary practices of the ancient Indus Valley civilization is the subject of a July 29 feature in The Hindu, the second-largest English-language newspaper in India, with a daily print circulation of more than 1.3 million.
A $1 million grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, announced earlier this week, clears the way for a four-story, 72-room boutique hotel to be constructed at the corner of Superior and Porter streets downtown.Nearly $1 million in additional funds will come from the City of Albion Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to prepare the site for the build."The hotel is another important step forward for our city, less than a year after the reopening of our beautiful landmark Bohm Theatre across the street," said Albion College President Mauri Ditzler.
Fresh off the men's lacrosse program's finest season to date, Albion College student-athletes Tim Urso, '15 (far left), and Brad Bogus, '16, are teammates of a sort this summer as interns at Quicken Loans in Detroit. Finance major Urso, who will graduate in December 2015, is learning about mortgage banking, while Bogus, a business and organizations major, is a business analyst intern.
"I have developed a passion for international politics and diplomacy through my learning with the Political Science Department," says Mitchell Moore, '16. "So I filled out an online application for a summer internship through the U.S. Department of State, and that's brought me halfway around the world working on our country's behalf in Zambia."
Albion is a small town, but visiting each city park twice a day is no small task. "There are 17 city parks, which per capita might be the most in the United States,” says Alena Farooq, '18, who found herself charmed by a lot of Albion while completing a summer public policy research project.
- Richmond, '06, Forges an Atlanta-Albion Connection
- Cassada, '95, Officially Joins NASA Astronaut Corps
- For Hubbell, '17, a New Spin Move in Summer Research Project
- Schulte, '15, Joins Albion College Board as Recent Graduate Trustee
- Albion College Featured in 2016 Fiske Guide
- Wilch Appointed NSF Antarctica Program Director
- Ford Institute, City Welcome 120 for Week of Volunteering
- Albion Community in Focus on Detroit's WJR Radio
- For Potoczak, '15, an Environmental Blog Becomes a Thesis
- Thurner, '17, Attacks Field Research This Summer