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Neuroscience speaker focuses on ending degenerative brain disease

By John Forsyth Towsley Hall was completely packed and glued to their seats on a cloudy Tuesday night as Dr. Gregory Petsko, a guest speaker from Cornell University, talked about a new experimental drug that could [...]

Step inside the new Bohm Theatre

On Thursday, October 16th , the marquee on the Bohm theater will be lit for the first time in six years.  The lighting comes ahead of the Bohm’s “soft opening” that weekend, featuring walking tours and screenings of [...]

First changes to MCAT in 23 years to take effect next April

For pre-medical students, there is perhaps nothing more daunting than the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), the standardized test required of all medical school applicants. Starting in April 2015, the MCAT is going to look a [...]

Angela Sheets speaks about $1 million donation

Towards the end of Mauri Ditzler’s inaugural ceremony, it was hard not to feel stirred by the enthusiasm and hopeful energy that radiated off the Quad. The announcement of a $1 million donation by Albion College [...]

President Ditzler blessed by community faith leaders

On Saturday, Sept. 13, Albion College President Mauri Ditzler and his wife Judith were blessed in an ecumenical ceremony by a group of Albion religious leaders at Lewis Chapel. The blessing was part of a series [...]

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 [...]

Dispatch: Pleiad from Senegal

Pleiad from Senegal is a guest column by former Pleiad editor-in-chief Nicholas Diamond. Nick is abroad in Senegal, studying public health, French and Wolof.  He’ll be reporting about health challenges and cultural experiences while in Dakar.   Every morning, [...]

Albion College joins Kalamazoo Promise

The last thing most college students want to think about is student loans: that haunting, gruesome, ugly lump of money just waiting to get paid back after college. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, [...]

Q&A with Senator Randy Richardville

Randy Richardville, ’81 alumus, is the Senate Majority Leader for the Michigan State Senate.  Richardville then spent time in the private sector, working at both furniture manufacturers La-Z-Boy and Herman Miller before first running for the [...]

Documentary shows importance of hula as art

In honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (May), Albion College screened the documentary Holo Mai Pele or Pele Travels, which tells the story of an ancient Hawaiian myth. The event was sponsored by Intercultural Affairs, [...]