Beloved Mary Johnson, ‘Legend’ of Lower Baldwin, Passes Away

Mary Johnson, who worked at the entrance of Albion College's Lower Baldwin Dining Hall for nearly 40 years.
For nearly 40 years, Mary Johnson was a welcoming, soothing, calming, always smiling presence at the entrance of Albion College's dining hall. And she knew every student's name, or at least it certainly seemed that way. Johnson passed away Monday, February 27, at the age of 75, and her loss has left a hole in the Albion College community.

Major Moment: When Explorations Become Declarations

Geology professor Tim Lincoln (left) and Jaren Johnson, '19
Fifty-eight majors, 31 minors and two concentrations were declared during Albion College's Declare a Major event February 21. And that’s a start. Indeed, one of the biggest challenges for colleges everywhere is to get students to declare their major, preferably by the end of their sophomore year.

Sanctuary Campus: Albion College and World War II

George Kawano, '47 (left), and Fusajiro Aburano, '48
Seventy-five years ago—on February 19, 1942—President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, requiring all West Coast Japanese Americans to relocate to 10 internment camps spread across the United States interior. Eleven months later, Albion College welcomed George Kawano, '47 (far left), and Fusajiro Aburano, '48, to campus.

For Newest Admission Member in India, Talk of Current Events and Future Plans

Betsy Morley, director of international recruitment, Albion College
Betsy Morley, director of international recruitment in the Albion College Admission Office, had been out of the country on assignment for all of one day when news arrived that she knew would make her job a little more challenging.

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