Scholars, teachers, and activists concerned with human rights have a valuable new resource, thanks to Albion College assistant professor of political science Carrie Booth Walling and University of Michigan professor Susan Waltz. The pair recently launched a website to provide comprehensive information on human rights advocacy and the ongoing standardization of international policy. Their work is featured in the latest edition of Human Rights Quarterly.
The College was honored at a Washington, D.C., event November 18 for being named a 2014 recipient of a Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for Campus Internationalization. Key to the national recognition is the College's role in the relationship between the City of Albion and its Sister Cities of Noisy-le-Roi and Bailly, France. President Mauri Ditzler participated on an international education panel as part of the day's activities.
It's not often that poured concrete and mozzarella cheese are course materials—let alone in the same course—but one Albion College first-year seminar recently whipped up some of each. This October the class, offered by professor of women's and gender studies Trisha Franzen, built a wood-fired pizza oven in the Whitehouse Nature Center, presenting it as a gift to the College.