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It may or may not be booze

April 3, 2009 Holly Setter 1

Bottoms up! Alcohol may be a growing problem on Albion’s campus.

It is rumored that a number of sorority women, who may or may not actually go to Albion, may have consumed alcohol in disproportionate amounts at their formal, and an unconfirmed number of Wesley RAs may or may not have been forced to resign due to alcohol violations.

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Incoming student shortages

February 27, 2009 Holly Setter 0

The number of enrollment deposits—the deposit that ensures a student’s attendance next fall- that Albion has received is down 10 percent from this time last year, from 101 to 91, according to Kevin Kropf, director of admission. Applications as a whole fell 13 percent.

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Feeling the financial squeeze

February 20, 2009 Kelsey Lauer 0

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.

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Shark population under attack

February 13, 2009 MacKenzie Burger 0

On Jan. 12, Albion student snorkelers were exploring off of the coast of the Dry Tortugas, a group of seven islands located 78 miles from Key West, as part of their January-term biology course (the reporter was a student in the course). With high visibility in the warm coastal waters, biology professor Jeffrey Carrier, course instructor, pointed out fire coral to avoid and a sea cucumber to inspect. Suddenly, calls of “Shark, shark!” filled the air: Kelyn Carlson, Grand Rapids junior, had spotted a nurse shark pup, or “neonate,” in the shallow grass beds.

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