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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.

Anthropology's Alli Harnish Seeks Answer to Her Lewis Cass Question

Alli Harnish
Albion College anthropology professor Alli Harnish has a question. And she really wants an answer. "I moved here in 2013 and I saw all these signs around the state with the name Cass," she said. And then she began to list them off in rapid succession.

Albion College Celebrates the Life of Professor Emerita Nancy Held

Nancy Held
Emerita professor of education Nancy Held passed away February 4 at Providence Hospital in Novi at the age of 84. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, February 11, at 10:30 a.m. in Albion College's Goodrich Chapel.

Letter from Washington: Nick Panourgias, '17, on His Senate Internship

Nick Panourgias (right) with U.S. Senator Gary Peters of Michigan.
"Working in Senator Gary Peters' office in Washington, D.C., has given me quite a few odd stories," writes Nick Panourgias, '17, about his fall-semester Ford Institute internship. "My favorite happened just two weeks into my internship. I lost my cell phone going to a briefing on the tram that connects Senate buildings. When the car I was riding in came back, Senator Barbara Boxer was in it."

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