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What a GEM

February 27, 2009 Kyle Gillis 0

While the grounds department keeps the Quad lawn green every spring, the department started keeping itself green as well.

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News Recap

February 27, 2009 Kyle Gillis 0

State

Snuffed out?
On Monday, Feb. 23, Governor Jennifer Granholm called for doubling the state tax on snuff, cigars and loose tobacco. The tax increase is expected to help balance next year’s state budget.

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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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Working for free, paying for the future

February 20, 2009 Kelsey Lauer 0

Students in the Gerstacker Institute now have a new incentive to seek unpaid internships this summer, thanks to a newly created, one-time grant that will cover part, or even all, of their summer college tuition.

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Experimenting with experience

February 20, 2009 Kyle Gillis 0

Stacy Capehart, Rochester senior, has spent her entire Albion career solving complex problems as a chemistry major. At the end of March, she’ll be traveling to California to solve one more problem: where to attend graduate school.

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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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