What can America learn from its past? Patrick McLean of the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Public Policy at Albion College speaks with Joe Calvaruso of the Ford Presidential Foundation about the film, “Gerald R. Ford: A Test of Character” and how President Ford led the country through some of its darkest hours. The film debuts Friday, May 27 at 9 p.m. on the National Geographic Channel. #GeraldFord

Happy Presidents’ Day! As you think about all our Commander-in-Chiefs, we hope you take some time to celebrate our

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Thanks to former Congressman Mark Schauer, ’84 (on the screen), and Associate General Counsel for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation Brad Heffner, ’93, for speaking with our seniors in PBSV 397.

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Did you miss Monday’s MLK Convocation and Community Celebration? You can check out the highlights and watch the event by visiting the Albion College website!

The former mayor of Albion and Albion College Distinguished Alumnus gave keynote remarks during the annual event at the downtown Bohm Theatre on January 29.

Please join us this evening for the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Convocation and Community Celebration. This year's keynote speaker is Michael Williams, '78, former Mayor of Albion and current President and CEO of Orchards Children's Services. The theme of his talk is "At Home in Albion: Diversity as Our Source of Strength." The program begins at 7:00 pm at the Bohm Theatre.

We hope you are able to join us at the Bohm Theatre next week (Monday, Jan 29, 7:00 pm) for the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Convocation and Community Celebration.

Welch will speak during the College's January 15 Day of Dialogue and Service; Williams will keynote the January 29 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation and Community Celebration.

Welcome back to campus, Fordies! Hope you have a super start to a splendid spring semester!

Whether you are visiting Vail Mountain or heading home to see family, we hope you have a happy holiday season!

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With the 2017 fall semester complete, the Ford Institute would like to thank all of the offices and organizations that provided our students some great internship experiences.

Fordies: need a relaxing atmosphere to study for finals? Stirling Books & Brew (119 N Superior St) will be open 24 hours a day starting today (Friday) through Monday. In addition to the caffeine you can purchase, there will be FREE pancakes every night at midnight prepared by someone from Albion College (we hear the pancakes on Sunday night will be especially delicious).

Whether you are passing or pardoning a turkey, the Ford Institute wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving.

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This year’s David H. Aldrich, ’75, Speaker Forum in Law, Justice, and Society will feature Alexander Heffner, host of the PBS program "The Open Mind." His lecture, “Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age,” will take place this Wednesday, November 15, at 7:00 pm in Bobbitt Auditorium.

About the Program The Open Mind is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas across politics, media, technology, the arts and all realms of civic life. MORE

To those who have valiantly served our nation, the Ford Institute wishes you a happy Veterans Day.

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Happy election day! To see if there are local votes in your area, check out the Michigan Secretary of State's website.

Students: are you registered to vote? If not, registration forms will be available at Baldwin today.

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As always we are happy to have on campus Tim Sears, retired Foreign Service Officer with the US State Department. His lecture, “Terrorism and Crisis Management: The Nairobi and Dar es Salaam Bombings of 1998,” will take place in Robinson 206 at 1:00 pm. Pizza will be provided.

Ford students: hope you can join your Ford Council today (Oct 30) at 5:00 in the Ford Office for a Halloween Party!