Albion administrators have instituted a pay and hiring freeze for the next year. Faculty and staff will not receive raises, and any searches for tenure track faculty have stopped, according to president Donna Randall.
With the Michigan economy and unemployment rate on a downward spiral, the news of any business opening is good news, especially when that business is expected to make a significant impact on the job market.
Melinda Withrow is an Albion College employee and single mother of three. She remembers suffering from pneumonia for three weeks knowing that she could not afford prescriptions because she had to feed her family. It was either one or the other.
Restructuring in the institutional advancement office marked the first of a series of changes to be made to divisions throughout the college over the current semester which are the result of an ongoing evaluation process that began last semester.