Albion College overview
The origin of Albion College lies not in the city of Albion, but about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of the present location of the college. On March 23, 1835, Methodist Episcopal settlers in Spring Arbor Township obtained a charter for the Spring Arbor Seminary from the Michigan Territorial Legislature. Foundations for a building were begun in 1837 at a location about 3 miles (4.8 km) southwest of the current village of Spring Arbor but were soon abandoned due to the economic turmoil caused by the Panic of 1837. No classes were ever held at the Spring Arbor location. The trustees applied to move the seminary to Albion in 1838, and the legislature approved the move in 1839.
With 60 acres (243,000 m²) of land donated by Albion pioneer Jesse Crowell, the cornerstone was laid for the first building in 1841. The seminary, now named the Wesleyan Seminary, first held classes in 1843, in the local Methodist Church. In 1844, classes began in the newly constructed Central Building, which was rebuilt as the present Robinson Hall in 1907.
The Albion Female Collegiate Institute was founded in 1850 by the Wesleyan Seminary Corporation. The two schools merged in 1857 under the name The Wesleyan Seminary and Female College at Albion.
On February 25, 1861, both schools were completely merged under the name Albion College when the school was fully authorized by the State legislature to confer a full four-year college degree upon both men and women.
Wednesday August 12th, 2020 - 9:33 am
Britons stand together.
A special thanks to some of our SAAC members for helping this come to life. ... See MoreSee Less
Yes!!! Go Brits
Go,Brits! We've always been proud of you...and still are.
Tuesday August 11th, 2020 - 9:30 am
History alum Chris Blaker '14, now an editor at the Marine Corps University Press, will be honored tomorrow (7:30PM, Wednesday, August 12) with an Albion College Young Alumni Award.
Join us here as we celebrate Chris's accomplishments --> www.albion.edu/alumni/web-series/upcoming-events/14915-celebrating-our-2020-alumni-award-recipients ... See MoreSee Less
History in action
Congratulations, Chris!! Well deserved!
Chris's (college &) post-college career path is remarkable.
Friday August 7th, 2020 - 11:24 am
The Center for Craft is offering 4 grants (all due Oct 1) for craft research! To learn more, visit the Center's website at: www.centerforcraft.org/grants-and-fellowships
www.facebook.com/centerforcraft/photos/a.319779438046090/3621771291180205/Applications for the Craft Research Fund Arist Fellowship, Exhibition Grant, Graduate Grant, and Project Grants are open now through October 1. These opportunities fund up to $20,000 for artists, curators, and scholars working in the field of craft. Visit centerforcraft.org to learn more and apply!
Photo credit: Julie Leonard, 2020 Craft Research Fund Project Grant. ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday August 6th, 2020 - 12:30 pm
At 8:15AM 75 years ago today, the first atomic bomb deployed in warfare was released over the city of Hiroshima in Japan. The world would never be the same. The millions of lives directly changed by this tragic event included the family of Prof. Joseph W. Ho (take his courses to find out why).
To better understand WWII's complex narratives, take a look at this NYT special series: "Beyond the World War II We Know" --> nyti.ms/2TTtvY0 ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday July 29th, 2020 - 10:39 am
Pictured in order: Hold It In Your Mouth A Little Longer, 2013 // Untitled (Hand II), 2009. by Toyin Ojih Odutola.
Toyin Ojih Odutola (born 1985) is an Nigerian-American contemporary visual artist known for her vivid multimedia drawings and works on paper. Ojih Odutola produces multimedia drawings that engage in the complexity and shape-ability of identity. ... See MoreSee Less
Albion College History Department is at Edmund Pettus Bridge.
Wednesday July 22nd, 2020 - 10:25 am
Prof. Wes Dick shares his thoughts and memories of Rep. John Lewis --> bit.ly/39gAPTa <--
"When I told him about my history class, he signed his memoir: 'To the 1960s Class, Keep the faith. Best wishes, John Lewis, 1/10/2000.'" ... See MoreSee Less
Dr Dick is awesome. Loved his 1960s and Environmental History classes
Good read. I particularly liked JL’ comments about history towards the end of the article.
Friday July 17th, 2020 - 11:21 am
AC Music Students, Teachers, Family, Friends:
We know there are loads of questions about what music making will look like this fall when we return (safely) to campus. We want to assure you that we are working on these plans and when they are finalized we will share with everyone that needs to know.
What we CAN say is that we will do nothing that might jeopardize the health and safety of anyone involved with the department, or that might come to hear a performance.
If you have any specific questions, feel free to send an email to email@example.com
Be safe. Be smart. Io Triumphe! Go Brits! ... See MoreSee Less
Thursday July 2nd, 2020 - 2:38 pm
Hi! Any word on how the music major .5 unit ensemble participation requirement will be handled during the fall semester? ... See MoreSee Less
Gerstacker Institute is feeling fantastic.
Friday June 26th, 2020 - 10:57 am
Congratulations!!! You made it! Summer classes are officially over; you're in your last 24 hours of exams. You did it!!! We're proud of our Gerstacker summer schoolers! ... See MoreSee Less
Monday June 22nd, 2020 - 9:48 am
Gerstacker summer schoolers....you have made it to the homestretch! Welcome to the last week of summer school! ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday June 17th, 2020 - 1:15 am
Albion Chemistry Alumnus, Dr. Matt Heinz, works to fight Covid-19 in Tucson and has been a long-time public servant. Thanks for your work & stay safe!
Video: Arizona becomes new national hot spot for coronavirus cases
Dr. Matt Heinz of Tucson Medical Center discussed the sudden rise in new coronavirus infections. ... See MoreSee Less
Friday June 5th, 2020 - 3:01 pm
Check out the latest book from our Big Read 2020 author JASON REYNOLDS!
For folks interested in the “Stamped Educator’s Guide,” check it out here: s3.amazonaws.com/WebVault/SLJ/EDIT20/projects/STAMPED-edu-guide.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday May 19th, 2020 - 12:28 pm
Professor Vicki Baker talks about our management courses at Albion. ... See MoreSee Less
Monday May 4th, 2020 - 12:34 pm
We just want to congratulate our graduates! We’re going to miss you so much. When we’re allowed to put on shows again, please come visit us! ... See MoreSee Less
Friday March 13th, 2020 - 6:54 pm
Due to the recent decision to cancel face-to-face classes, THE FLICK is being postponed until November. It will feature the same cast. ... See MoreSee Less
Hang on tight ... you will get there !!
Thursday February 20th, 2020 - 11:02 am
Professors John Carlson and Vicki Baker were recognized last night at the men's basketball game for faculty appreciation. Carlson was nominated by Juwan Perry and Devin Holmes, and Baker by Jaylen Ross. The Albion College Men's Basketball team won the MIAA conference last night! Woo woo! Go Brits!! ... See MoreSee Less