Category Archives: Students

How to fast safely during Holy Week, Passover, and Ramadan

Holy Week, Passover, and Ramadan, all holidays that include fasting, will overlap in the first week of April. The assistant director for spiritual wellness and campus dietitian will table Wednesday, April 5 in Kellogg from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with information about these holidays, the history of religious fasting, and resources for fasting safely (or finding an alternative practice if fasting cannot be done safely). Campus dietitian Kim Griffin will be available to consult with students and help them meet their nutritional needs when fasting. Assistant director for spiritual wellness Laura Todd will be present to educate about the holidays, provide information about related community events, and help students to determine what form of fasting is right for them.

FREE Chicago Trip!

Join Union Board for a day in Chicago Saturday, April 8! Bring your friends and come hang out in Chicago for a whole day to do what you’d like. We will leave from the Ferguson parking lot at 9 a.m. and return back to campus around 12 a.m. The drop off location in Chicago will be Water Tower Place and we will meet back at the same spot when returning to campus. SIGN UPS WILL OPEN ON ENGAGE at 9:30 p.m., April 4. Food/drink and other expenses will be on YOUR OWN. UB is only providing transportation! Hope to see you in the Windy City!

Give your thoughts on Experiential Learning at Albion

The Experiential Learning Task Force is seeking your input about experiential learning opportunities at Albion College! We are encouraging ALL students to respond to this survey. The survey consists of 14 questions, and it should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. All responses will be kept confidential and email collection has been turned off. Please skip any items you do not want to answer simply by leaving them blank.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to Craig Streu ( or Larry Schook ( The Experiential Learning Task Force is interested in hearing your feedback on any information you think would be helpful in supporting and improving experiential learning at Albion College. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our committee at any time.

Philosophy Discussion TODAY: A Puzzle About Possibilities

You are invited to join the philosophy department TODAY for a discussion about an issue in the philosophy of language from 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. in Vulgamore 204. Dr. Quinn Harr (Philosophy PhD., University of Maryland) will be facilitating a discussion about how to understand different kinds of possibility statements. Some possibilities seem less “real” than others. They seem to be left open, not by the world itself, but instead by our limited knowledge of it. These possibilities are often called “epistemic”, and they are contrasted with so-called “metaphysical” possibilities. The possibility described in (1) is an example of the former, the possibility in (2) is an example of the latter. (1) John might be contagious. (2) John might become contagious. In this talk, we’ll critically examine the standard view that these sentences express distinct kinds of possibilities.