“Albion Tomorrow: The Liberal Arts College as Partner in Community Revitalization,” presented by the College’s Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service, is a free and open-to-the-public discussion scheduled for Thursday, September 11, at 7 p.m. ET in the College’s Towsley Lecture Hall. It serves as the lead-in event to the inauguration of Mauri A. Ditzler as Albion College’s 16th president on Friday, September 12.
Researching the age of craters on the far side of the Moon one year into a college experience is one thing. Focusing on a specific crater named decades ago for a 19th-century alumnus of the same college is something else. Marina Baker, ’17, had that unique opportunity this summer, and made initial inroads with physics professor Nicolle Zellner toward determining the age of the Moulton crater, named for 1894 Albion graduate Forest Ray Moulton, a leading American astronomer during the first half of the 20th century.
The value of an Albion College education is in the national spotlight with the release of Washington Monthly’s 2014 College Guide. Albion ranked 17th nationally among liberal arts colleges the magazine deemed a Best Bang for the Buck, "based on the economic value students receive per dollar."