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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 [...]

Food hub and commercial kitchen hope to feed new food economy in Albion

Do the terms “food hub,” “commercial kitchen,” or “business incubator” mean anything to you? The answer is probably not – not yet, that is. This spring and summer, the Albion Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) plans to [...]

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 [...]

City of Albion honors Ruth Holland Scott ahead of MLK convocation

In an event held Tuesday morning at the Albion United Methodist Church, Albion Mayor Joe Domingo and City Manager Sheryl Mitchell presented Ruth Holland Scott with a key to the city in recognition of her life’s [...]

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 [...]

Candidate forum gives citizens a chance to speak

A diverse crowd gathered on Thursday night in the cafeteria of Albion’s public school for a political candidate forum. In the background, the sounds of a middle school basketball game and the scent of popped popcorn clung [...]

Second Halloween Spooktacular doubles down on community outreach

Following the success of last year’s event, Albion College is hosting another  Halloween Spooktacular for the community. The event aims to bring the Albion community and the college together, as children from the town will partake [...]

Bon Appetit redesigns meal plans for busy students

With the new changes in meal plans, busy schedules and simply being a college student, sometimes finding the time to do daily tasks can be a struggle. Nearly 40% of Albion’s students are involved in varsity [...]