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Albion College officials defend decisions on faculty reduction and elimination of courses

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot Albion College officials are defending the college board’s decision to reduce 15 full-time faculty positions and eliminate courses amid concern from at least one professor and a national faculty organization. The concern centers on not only last week’s decision to eliminate the positions and the courses … Continue reading

Albion makes clear plans for installing new emergency generator at wastewater treatment plant

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot THE ISSUE: The Albion City Council requested an approval to award the wastewaster treatment plant emergency generator equipment and installation to vendors and/or contractors. The generator is needed because the backup power source is no longer dependable at the plant and the building could incur flooding … Continue reading

Advance Packaging 5000 draws record number of entrants with plenty of excitement in primetime

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot It was a memorable evening for the record-setting group of 383 runners and walkers participating in the Advance Packaging 5000 on Friday. They followed a yellow Corvette, the sun was at their backs, and they were raising money for the Jackson Interfaith Shelter while chasing personal-best … Continue reading

Albion College board reviewing recommendations to lay off 15 full-time faculty positions

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot The Albion College Board of Trustees will review recommendations over the next two days for the reduction of 15 full-time faculty positions the board mandated in February. The reductions, which could include retirements and resignations, are partly in response to declining enrollment at the college, Associate … Continue reading

Albion School Board approves spending nearly $70,000 on new English Language Arts curriculum

By RJ Walters / For the Jackson Citizen Patriot The Albion School Board approved implementing a new English Language Arts curriculum for the district Tuesday night, hoping to improve state standardized test scores. The new curriculum will cost the district $65,000 to $70,000, meaning the board will dip into the general fund, and it will … Continue reading