Department News

History Faculty Reflect on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Albion College history professors Wesley Dick and Geoffrey Cocks
Two of Albion College's longest-tenured faculty members—Wesley Dick, professor of U.S. history, and Geoffrey Cocks, professor of European history—share their thoughts about one of the most pivotal moments of World War II.

History's Geoff Cocks Adds Insight to ESPN World Cup Documentary

Geoffrey Cocks, professor of history, Albion College
Albion College history professor Geoff Cocks, noted for his scholarship on Nazi-era Germany and the Third Reich, offered his insight about why the Italian soccer commissioner of the time may have hidden the World Cup trophy as part of an ESPN 30 for 30: Soccer Stories documentary, “Mysteries of the Rimet Trophy.”

History Major Logan Woods, '14, Earns Fulbright Award to Romania

Logan Woods, '14, is a Fulbright Award recipient for 2014. He will teach English in Romania for nine months beginning this fall.
As a middle-school student, history and English education major Logan Woods randomly chose the country of Romania for a social studies project. It's the kind of story that warms a teacher's heart: From that assignment, Woods gained an abiding interest in the country. Now, as the recipient of a 2014-15 Fulbright Student Award, Woods will spend nine months in Romania, teaching English in a school setting.

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History Professor Sacks Quoted in NY Times

Marcy Sacks, chair and professor of history, Albion College
Albion College professor of history Marcy Sacks was quoted in today's edition of The New York Times in a story describing what writer Rachel L. Swarns calls a "mostly forgotten slice of history" following one of New York City's—and America's—ugliest civil disturbances: the 1863 draft riots.

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