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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. [...]

Hiding in homophobia: Living openly gay in Senegal

By Nick Diamond We feared the case of Ebola in the neighborhood next to mine.  And even when I was tested for malaria, nothing proved to be more challenging than living as a gay student in [...]

Editorial: Albion College must allow students to live off-campus

A few weeks ago, I spent some time in Detroit with the Ford Institute on the Sleight Leadership Fellowship trip.  The visit was designed to give select students hands-on interaction with the revitalization of Detroit.  Throughout the [...]

Breaking: President Ditzler announces plan to provide local students with Albion College education

On Monday, Nov. 10, Albion College announced its largest investment to date in the revitalization of its host community. In a press conference in Norris Hall, Albion College president Mauri Ditzler unveiled the Build Albion Fellows [...]

Q&A: A conversation with Bill Sweeney

As Republicans reclaim the Senate, partisanship in America is about to have a whole new look, making an alumni’s recent talk all the more poignant.  Bill Sweeney, a ‘98 alum, recently visited campus to talk about [...]