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Savoring a sweet spot at Festival of the Forks

By Cara Henry How’s this for tradition? Every single year for nearly half a century, people have gathered in downtown Albion for a huge celebration. As you probably know, since you were probably there last weekend, Festival [...]

Personality profile: Mary Johnson goes beyond her job to reach out to students

By Clare Kolenda For the past 35 years, first-years, returning seniors, faculty and even alumni from classes past have one thing in common: at one point Albion experience they almost certainly encountered Mary Johnson, the lunch [...]

Review: Paying for the Party

As first-years became accustomed to their new lives in Wesley Hall and upperclassmen fled to their familiar frat haunts, I found myself reading a book on the first Saturday of the semester. This book was not [...]

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 [...]

Pleiad from Senegal: Protest in Mermoz

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.   On Sept. 18, protesters [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Celebrating The Wizard of Oz 75 years later

Much like an Albion first-year, 75 years ago a Kansas girl named Dorothy found herself on her own and a long way from home. Based on the 1900 L. Frank Baum book, The Wonderful Wizard of [...]