A Project of Passion

With a passion for educating, Dr. Elizabeth Edwards Spalding, ’88, researched, curated, and established the new Victims of Communism Museum in Washington, D.C. The approximately $40 million endeavor was dedicated on June 8 and opened to the public on June 13.

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Hometown Hillsdale: Mary Jo Dunlap, ’89: Local Restauranteur

Mary Jo Dunlap, ’89, took a chance on buying and renovating an old, rundown building in the heart of Pittsford, MI. She took her love of cooking and business, and created a recipe for a successful 31-plus-year restaurant.

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Giving It My Best Shot

The phrase “giving it my best shot” recently took on a new meaning when Doug Goodnough, ’90, visited the Halter Shooting Sports Education Center for the very first time. His first experience at the Halter Center was a memorable one – and he even hit a few clay targets.

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Hillsdale’s Leading Man

Before there was Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, there was DeWayne “Rock” Williams, ’89. The former co-captain and ultimate team player was an all-conference performer in multiple events—and set school records in both the high jump and triple jump during his time on campus.

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Gone, but Not Forgotten: Phi Sigma Epsilon Alumni Remember the “Glory Days” on Campus

Phillip “Trip” Banks and Doug McPherson, both from the Class of 1976, are part of a strong contingent of Phi Sigma Epsilon alumni who keep the memory and legacy of their fraternity alive at Hillsdale College.

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We the People: Hillsdale Launches Its Law Enforcement Constitution Course

Nationwide pleas from police officers for constitutional education and awareness have helped forge the College’s new Law Enforcement Constitution Course.

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Laughter and Learning: The Joys of Improv Underground

Every other Thursday night in Olds Dorm, Improv Underground leaders and students gather to be entertained, while learning more about living with each other in the process.

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Kerry Donovan Cummings, ’77: A Leader Through Trying Times

When Kerry Donovan Cummings, ’77, was elected president of the Hillsdale College Alumni Association in 2019, she did not anticipate that a worldwide pandemic would nearly eliminate any in-person interactions during most of her term. Despite the challenges the pandemic presented, Cummings said her time as board president was meaningful.

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White & Blue Weekend Continues to Make History

There are many unique elements to the four-day extravaganza that is White and Blue Weekend. Alumni from around the country returned to campus this past May and enjoyed time with classmates, old professors, and even got to stay in former residence halls.

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Hometown Hillsdale: Chandler Ryd, ’18: Local Storyteller

Conventional wisdom of filmmaking is that one has to be in a big city—New York or LA or Atlanta. Chandler Ryd, ’18, is defying the odds as a rural filmmaker while living in Hillsdale County with his family.

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Peace, Love, and Hillsdale College?

The late 1960s and early 1970s were a time of turmoil and cultural upheaval in America. But what about the Hillsdale College campus climate at the time? That was a question Alex Buchheit, ’22, tried to answer with his senior museum studies project: “Hillsdale College During the Vietnam Era.”

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All Art Is Connected: An Interview with Dr. Daniel Kuehler

“Music school makes you think that music only belongs on stage,” Dr. Kuehler said. “No, it belongs everywhere because pursuing music is just a natural part of being a human. That’s it.” 

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