Take a Bow: Theatre Professor George Angell Retires

Professor of Theatre George Angell arrived at Hillsdale College in 1984 with the understanding that he would stay for one year. Thirty-four years later, he has directed nearly 100 shows.

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“Have Faith:” Vice President Mike Pence Encourages Graduates

An enthusiastic assembly of students, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the College—what President Larry P. Arnn called “a large community of love”—filled the Biermann Athletic Center to capacity for Hillsdale’s 166th Commencement Exercises.

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Farewell to a Poet: Remembering Olga Muñiz

The Hillsdale College community mourned the loss of Assistant Professor of Spanish Olga Muñiz, who passed away on May 6, 2016, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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“A Man Worth Emulating:” Frederick Douglass Statue Dedicated on Hillsdale’s Liberty Walk

Commencement weekend activities began on Friday afternoon with a dedication ceremony for the latest addition to Hillsdale’s Liberty Walk—a statue of the great orator and former slave Frederick Douglass, who spoke at Hillsdale College twice, first in the midst of the Civil War in 1863 and again in 1888.

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Creating Light Bulb Moments

Hillsdale’s new biochemistry professor puts the College’s motto, Strength Rejoices in the Challenge, into practice every day in the Chemistry Department.

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Cynthia Trenshaw: Serving in the Margins of Society

“For 20 years, my workplaces have been one city’s infamous slums and another city’s hospital corridors and emergency room cubicles.” This is the prologue of Cynthia Thomas Trenshaw’s book, Meeting in the Margins: An Invitation to Encounter Society’s Invisible People.

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Life in the Farm Lane: Talking Dairy with Ali Ferry

From Litchfield Road, a short drive north of Hillsdale College, the view of Ferry Farms is idyllic. Old and new barns sit upon a hill, surrounded by dandelion-filled grasses and fields.

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From Architecture to Academia: Retiring Professor of Politics Robert Eden Pushes Students to Love Learning

“If you’re scared of putting your foot in the water, it takes a long time to learn how to swim,” retiring Professor of Politics Robert Eden says. “Especially if no one throws you in.”

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Harmony and History: Musicologist Derek Stauff Blends Music and Research

When you walk into Assistant Professor of Music Derek Stauff’s office, you will notice shelf after shelf of books, each meticulously coordinated by color. How fitting, then, that such a harmonious arrangement belongs to Stauff, an organist and a musicologist who teaches music history, harmonizing this universal discipline within the context of the liberal arts.

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Commencement 2016: Justice Clarence Thomas Exhorts Graduates to Lead by Example

Before a capacity crowd in the Margot V. Biermann Athletic Center, the 353 undergraduate and 14 graduate students of the Class of 2016 joined the ranks of Hillsdale College’s alumni.

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Dave Zenz’s Journey on the Information Superhighway

In 1992, most people at Hillsdale College had never heard of the Internet, let alone used it. Students did not have e-mail accounts, and they probably never dreamed of using a pocket-sized phone to look up information for a research paper. The advances in technology over the past quarter-century have been nothing short of amazing.

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A Lifelong Teacher: French Professor Maria Rebbert Retires

After serving for 32 years as a professor in Hillsdale’s French Department, Dr. Rebbert retired at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. Her parents were both teachers who, when they helped Rebbert and her siblings with homework, would point out their methods for teaching and memorizing.

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