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Chalara Sutton, '21, Creates 'Distinctively Black' FURSCA Art Project

Chalara Sutton, '21

Chalara Sutton, ’21, in the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center painting studio
The talented and imaginative Chalara Sutton, ’21, would be the first to tell you that being an artist is about much more than, well, being talented and creative. With the support of an Albion College FURSCA grant, Sutton spent this past summer focused on her art series, “Distinctively Black,” and discovered that a lot of the work didn’t involve paints or a brush.

Albion College Joins Climate Leadership Network, Commits to Action

Ferguson Building, Albion College

Ferguson Building, Albion College
The nationwide Climate Leadership Network is a collection of colleges and universities taking action on climate change and education to solve the climate challenges that await. “As a liberal arts institution focused on purpose, belonging and action, this commitment aligns well with our values,” said Dr. Mathew Johnson, president of Albion College.

Biology's Ola Olapade Travels the Globe to Study the World of Microbes

Ola Olapade, professor of biology, Albion College

Dr. Ola Olapade, professor of biology, Albion College
When your research and teaching focuses on microbes, you can work anywhere—and Dr. Ola Olapade, professor of biology, has covered a lot of ground. His own research has taken him to the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans in South Africa, Mayan ruins in Mexico and Belize (where he studied the impacts and contributions of microbes to the degradation and deterioration of stone monuments), Morocco, the Great Lakes and more.

Dugan Karnazes, '17, Uses Engineering Resources to Help Battle COVID-19

Dugan Karnazes and open-source ventilators

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Dugan Karnazes gained his engineering interest at Albion and has gone on to found Velocity Research in Grand Rapids. But when coronavrius overwhelmed the country, he joined a group of concerned professionals to build badly needed ventilators. "It was a group effort to make a difference," he says.

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