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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Seniors are facing that dreaded question: What are you going to do with the rest of your life?
Amidst the job interviews and graduate school applications, another option is rising to the top of the list for many students: service organizations.