November 13, 2020

In partnership with two leading organizations championing the study of history, Albion joins eight other colleges—and is the only Midwest institution—offering a four-year $5,000 award to students declaring history as their major at the time of admission.

July 20, 2020

“Late Friday night, July 27, television programs were interrupted by the very sad news that Civil Rights giant John Lewis had died following a battle with cancer,” Dick writes. “My generation was introduced to John Lewis through his bravery and we followed his political career as a congressman from Atlanta, Ga. As a professor, one of my joys is telling his story to my history students.”

February 7, 2020

When Deborah Kanter, the John S. Ludington endowed professor of history and department chair, set out to complete her 20-year journey to chronicle Mexican Catholic parishes in Chicago, her goal was simple. “I wanted to write a book that friends could give their moms for Christmas,” she said. “I wanted to write a book for the general public.”

August 29, 2016

“In teaching history at Albion College, one of my goals is to bring national and international historical issues home to Albion: to the community and the campus,” writes history professor Wes Dick, who this fall is teaching a First-Year Seminar titled Sense of Place: Albion and the American Dream. “In exploring Albion College during the Vietnam War … I have discovered only one Albion College alumnus who died in Vietnam. That individual is Donald Bruce Adamson (pictured at left) and 2016 marks the 50th anniversary year of his death.”