ACLU Michigan Director Discusses News Headlines
ACLU Michigan legal director Michael Steinberg clarifies some of the State's hot-button legal issues in a public address at Albion College Thursday, October 4, at 7 p.m. in the College's Bobbitt Visual Arts Center. Steinberg will touch on gay rights, immigrant rights, affirmative action and other issues involved in current legislation and legal disputes.
Steinberg has served as legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan since 1997 and is responsible for overseeing all litigation taken on by the ACLU throughout the state. With the Michigan ACLE, he has been involved in issues including freedom of speech and expression post 9-11, religious freedom, racial justice, LGBT rights, police misconduct, women’s rights and voting rights. In 2007 he was selected by Harvard Law School as a public interest fellow and he is currently an adjunct professor at Wayne State University Law School.
Steinberg's address is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sally Walker, vice president for student affairs, at
Saving the 'Bad Stuff' Is Subject for 2012 Schleg Lecture
"Just Another Racist: When Good Archivists Collect Bad Records" is the fascinating topic for guest archivist Frank Boles on Tuesday, October 16, at 7 p.m. in the Albion College library Wendell Will Room. Boles visits Albion College as its 2012 Schleg Memorial Lecturer.
For nearly 20 years, Boles has been a key player in the persistent, multi-faceted discussion of archival appraisal. Boles has been the director of Central Michigan University’s Clarke Historical Library since 1991. Previously, he worked at the University of Michigan, the Chicago Historical Society, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, an agency of the United States government.
The Marilyn Crandell Schleg Memorial Lecture is funded by a gift from the Schleg family to honor Schleg, a 1958 alumna of Albion College. The lectureship provides visiting archivists, preservationists, curators and historians the opportunity to lecture on archival and library topics and work with the Albion College community in preserving their legacy.
This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Albion College archivist Nicole Garrett at
History Professor Shares Story of Mexicans in Chicago
The history of Mexicans on the country's largest Catholic diocese, in one of the country's biggest cities, is the fascinating story told by Deborah Kanter, history professor at Albion College. Kanter's talk is part of the College's Latino/a Heritage Month celebration and takes place Friday, October 12, at 1 p.m. in the College's Bobbitt Visual Arts Center, at the corner of Hannah and East Cass Streets.
Kanter traces the history of Mexican Catholicism in Chicago, from a barely discernible presence in 1940 to the present day, when 40% of the diocese is of Mexican descent and Spanish is studied by all seminarians. Focusing on the Slavic-founded neighborhood of Pilsen, Kanter traces the change and impact of Mexicans on the church and the community.
This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Yvonne Spence, History Department secretary, at
The Link Between TV and Romance Puts Albion Professor's Research on National Stage
Communication Studies professor Jeremy Osborn has been watching a lot of couples watch television – and what he sees could save relationships. Osborn's research appears nationally in the September 2012 issue of Mass Communication and Society and is sparking interest in mass-market media including Cosmopolitan and The Huffington Post.