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Wes Dick on Transforming Holland Park

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The History Professor Describes the Significance of an Upcoming City Renovation Project

Dr. Wesley Dick (left), longtime Albion College professor of U.S. history, Albion resident, and one of several key forces behind the recently awarded grants slated for Holland Park improvements, offers a commentary that frames the transformation effort within a larger historical context.

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2015 Coy James Lecture: Clark 'Bucky' Halker and the '1913 Massacre'

Clark "Bucky" Halker
The film 1913 Massacre brings back some hidden Michigan history on Tuesday, February 24 at 7 p.m. in Albion’s recently restored Bohm Theatre. The tragedy inspired a Woody Guthrie song, which will be performed by musician-historian Clark “Bucky” Halker (left), who will simultaneously present Albion College's 2015 Coy James Memorial Lecture.

Horstman Researches Belief in 'Thoughtful' Look at Christianity

History professor emeritus Allen Horstman
"You don't have to check your brain at the door when you go to church," says history professor emeritus Allen Horstman of his most recent work: explaining controversial and contradictory parts of the Bible. Using ancient texts and contemporary scholarship in fields as diverse as history, anthropology, psychology, and political science, Horstman compiled research and reflection into 498 pages of Christianity: A Guide for the Thoughtful (Skeptic or Believer).

A Century Ago, a 'Dizzying Plunge' into War

Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme, near Thiepval, Picardy, France.

"By any objective standard it ranks among the most significant passages in modern history," writes Christopher Hagerman, associate professor of European history at Albion College, about World War I, also known as the Great War. "The last of Europe's Great Powers plunged toward war one hundred years ago," on August 3, 1914.

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