On an historical Presidential Inauguration Day, Tuesday, Jan. 20, students, faculty and staff gathered together to watch President Barack Obama become the first African American to assume the highest office. They later watched a panel discussion on the topic of "Where Do We Go From Here?" This podcast of the event features former state representative and senator Joe Conroy, Calvin Hilson, a 2006 graduate of Alma College and a Las Vegas police officer, and Dr. Ed Lorenz, Alma College Reid-Knox Professor of History and professor of political science. Alma student Duncan Ferguson '10 recorded the discussion.
2009 Poetry Slam (podcasts)
The Fourth Annual MLK Poetry Slam featuring students, faculty and staff reading their original poetry and other poets' thoughts on race, justice and equality welcomed the founder of the slam, Calvin Hilson '06. Henceforth the poetry slam will be known as the Hilson Poetry Slam.
Dreamfest '09 (videos)
The third annual student competition to reflect on the legacy of Dr. King was won by first-year student Kathleen Van Fossan of Lake Orion, MI. Second place went to senior Beth Hubbard of Oxford, MI, and third place was awarded to the team of Detroit residents senior Maria Quintana and first-year student Rai LaNier. Renamed Dreamfest '09 from Reflections Contest, students are encouraged to reflect on Dr. King's dream and the effect of his vision on our future.