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Comedian Demetri Martin announced as 2015 big show

Albion College’s Union Board announced in a post on its Facebook page that comedian Demetri Martin would be performing for the College’s annual big show on Monday, April 20th. Martin is famous for his dry, observational [...]

Albion College Rock vandalized by unknown perpetrator

UPDATE: At 3:00 P.M., this article was updated to reflect a statement from Campus Safety. As Albion College woke up on the morning of Friday, March 27th, students and staff found that the Rock, a landmark [...]

Albion College faculty vote to clarify Albion’s diversity policy and relationship to UMC

By Phillip Carlisle On Thursday, March 19, Albion College’s faculty voted in favor of a resolution presented by the Faculty Committee on Diversity (FCD). The resolution, titled “Implications of Albion’s United Methodist Affiliation,” was presented with [...]

Opinion: The Hillary Clinton email scandal is missing the real issue about accountability

Full disclosure: the author owns a Hillary Clinton t-shirt. Pics available upon request. A couple of weeks ago, The New York Times broke a story about Hillary Clinton’s email use during her time as Secretary of [...]

Albion College announces free online access to New York Times for students, staff and faculty

On Wednesday, March 4, Albion College announced in an email to faculty that it would be providing free access to the online version of the New York Times to those with an albion.edu email address. The [...]

Opinion: social media isn’t making us unsocial

By Clare Kolenda We’ve all heard the argument about how social media is making us unsocial. In fact, this constant barrage of warnings has become almost a cliché. While there is a truth to these words, [...]

Albion College selects Rev. Faith Fowler, ’81 as commencement speaker

Sources within the Albion College President’s office confirmed to The Pleiad this week that Reverend Faith Fowler, ’81 alumna, would be this year’s commencement speaker. Fowler is a community organizer and religious leader in Detroit, and [...]

An Albion perspective on the Charlie Hebdo attack

By Nick Diamond The Kouachi brothers, armed with AK-47 rifles, stormed the offices of a satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris on Jan. 7. They killed journalists, cartoonists and two police officers. The gunmen parted in [...]

From the balcony to the podium: Albion native Dr. Ruth Holland Scott speaks at MLK Convocation

By Clare Kolenda The house was standing room only as Albion college students and city residents crowded in the historic Bohm Theatre last Tuesday night for the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation and Community [...]

The 70th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation: deaths we will never forget

By Clementine Boyer Tuesday, Jan. 27 marked the 70th anniversary of millions of Jews being freed from Nazi concentration camps. On that day in 1945, Soviet troops saved people from concentration camps in Poland and Germany. [...]