Frederick Douglass statue in the works

Hillsdale College is in the process of commissioning a statue of famed 19th-century orator Frederick Douglass. Chief Staff Officer to the President Mike Harner said the college has not set a time for when the statue might be dedicated, but typically, a dedication ceremony comes 12-15 months after a statue is commissioned. The statue will […]

YAF petition stopped by deans’ office

Young Americans for Freedom stopped its petition for meal plan reform on April 1 at the request of Dean of Men Aaron Petersen. “I didn’t say, ‘You’re in big trouble,’ I just said, ‘You guys need to stop this,’” Petersen said. “I don’t think petitions are the best way to solve important issues.” Although YAF […]

Senior class officers elected

Junior Andy Reuss was named president of the class of 2015 Wednesday. “I’m really excited to have the opportunity to serve my senior class,” Reuss said. “I’m honored that my classmates have entrusted me with this responsibility, and I’m excited about who I get to work with and make our senior year one for the […]

Senior college employee retiring

Not many people at Hillsdale College can say they used a typewriter, let alone that they sat in the back of a van typing stats on one. Executive Assistant to the Director of Athletics Jeanie Adams, however, has done both of these things. With 45 years of service, she is the longest-serving staff member at […]

Honors theses cap Hillsdale careers

At first, it seems like any other small gathering: a couple professors and a student sit chatting on… [more]

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Shotgun team takes home the gold

The magic happens on a secluded, grassy field about six miles away from Hillsdale College on Bankers… [more]

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Enactus competes at nationals

Hillsdale Enactus returned from Cincinnati last week with a $500 cash prize from the Enactus National… [more]

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The other side of the abortion debate

I walked into the State Street Starbucks in Ann Arbor and carefully chose my arena. My nemesis approached. Since I first comprehended abortion, I have thought that I understood the pro-life argument. I have always believed that life begins at conception and that abortion kills innocent babies — that’s the Southern culture I grew up […]


Hillsdale ball teams hopeful for first home games

The Hillsdale College baseball team hopes to play their first home game of the season on Saturday, April 5 in the event that the baseball field dries up in the next few days. Due to poor field conditions, the softball team has already rescheduled several home games. The first 14 of the team’s 26 league […]


Hillsdale professor takes on Detroit crime

Some professors enjoy unwinding after work by watching crime shows on television. When Lecturer in Sociology Shannon Finn leaves campus, she lives them. Finn, a 2010 graduate of Hillsdale College, works in the Detroit court system, advising attorneys using evidence-based sentencing. She said she essentially uses “science and research to argue for more tactful sentencing […]


Shakepeare in the Arb puts on ‘As You Like It’

Should the sun come out to stay, the Slayton Arboretum will be, like all the world, a stage, and students shall perform “As You Like It,” Shakespeare’s play. Junior Liz Whalen and sophomore Phoebe Kalthoff are directing Shakespeare in the Arb’s production this year, with performances finals weekend, May 3 and 4. They cast “As […]

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County Fair to feature Randy Houser

The 164th Hillsdale County Fair will feature country singer Rand Houser, as announced on April 10. Houser will perform on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. with opening act Danielle Bradbery, winner of the fourth season of “The Voice” in 2013. The Hillsdale County Fair board announced Houser’s performance the same week as his single […]

Victorino Matus Q&A

Victorino Matus is a senior editor at The Weekly Standard. After he graduated from Georgetown University, Vic landed his first and only full­time job at the magazine. In addition to The Weekly Standard, he has written pieces for the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. His book “Vodka: How a Colorless, Odorless, Flavorless Spirit […]