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Summer Superhero Films Review

By Travis Trombley, ’14 Captain America: The Winter Soldier ended as expected – with a multi-leveled set piece made up of dog fights, explosions, moral tension, more explosions, and, of course, the one-on-one “boss fight” between [...]

Albion College inaugurates 16th president Mauri Ditzler

On Friday, Sept. 12, Albion College inaugurated its 16th president, Mauri Ditzler.  Ditzler, who officially assumed the duties of college president July 1, came to Albion after serving as president of Monmouth College in Illinois. The [...]

Photos: Albion College inaugurates Mauri Ditzler as 16th president

Photos by Jennifer McDonell, Emily Miller and Hannah Litvan On Friday, September 12th, Albion College inaugurated Mauri Ditzler as its 16th president.  The inaugural ceremony was marked by a theme of the College’s commitment to community outreach and [...]

Staff column: Albion do’s and don’ts

It is customary for the Pleiad to publish an advice column every fall semester, as new first-years arrive and make the same mistakes we all did when we first stepped foot in Albion.  In the name [...]

President Ditzler’s reflections on the last day of summer

A guest column by Albion College President Mauri Ditzler In many ways, this afternoon is like so many others since I arrived on campus in late June. From my window I can see the spire of [...]

Editor’s welcome

It’s the first day of class, Brits. 400 or so first-years are sitting through their first college classes with you right now, loaded with anticipation, fear, excitement and more energy than a dozen upperclassmen. About a [...]

Sharon Frandsen’s recipe for success

Even in a sea of people, it’s never too difficult to spot Sharon Frandsen at campus events. She’s the one with a basket on her arm, a gaggle of students surrounding her as she passes out [...]

Editor’s farewell and end of the semester notice

We would like to announce that this is our last publication cycle until fall 2014. Also, it’s become somewhat of a Pleiad tradition for the editor-in-chief to write lessons learned at the end of his or her term. After six semesters on [...]

Benefit concert rocks Victory park

Victory park was full of energy on Saturday evening when Albion College and the Albion Elementary and Middle School teamed for The Art of Noise: Nothing but Talent Benefit Concert. During the two-hour show, the audience [...]

Students fundraise for Albion community

Here at Albion College, it’s not uncommon to attend unusual fundraising events – synchronized swimming competitions, paying to throw a pie at your friends’ faces or smashing cars with sledgehammers certainly come to mind. This past [...]