ACLU Michigan Director Discusses News Headlines

Michael Steinberg

ACLU Michigan legal director Michael Steinberg clarifies some of the State's hot-button legal issues in a public address at Albion College Thursday, October 4, at 7 p.m. in the College's Bobbitt Visual Arts Center. Steinberg will touch on gay rights, immigrant rights, affirmative action and other issues involved in current legislation and legal disputes.

Steinberg has served as legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan since 1997 and is responsible for overseeing all litigation taken on by the ACLU throughout the state. With the Michigan ACLE, he has been involved in issues including freedom of speech and expression post 9-11, religious freedom, racial justice, LGBT rights, police misconduct, women’s rights and voting rights. In 2007 he was selected by Harvard Law School as a public interest fellow and he is currently an adjunct professor at Wayne State University Law School.

Steinberg's address is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sally Walker, vice president for student affairs, at or 517/629-0226.

Congressman Dave Camp, '75, Delivers Aldrich Lecture

U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, '75Sharing his behind-the-scenes assessment of how Congress can and may improve America's economic health, Congressman Dave Camp, '75, delivered the 2012 Aldrich Lecture in Law, Justice & Society on March 13. Students, faculty, staff, and a number of community members and trustees gathered in Towsley Hall to hear Camp's analysis of current issues based in part on his work on the Bowles-Simpson Commission and the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (the "supercommittee").

Representing Michigan's fourth Congressional district and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Camp is centrally involved with national, economic, health care and social welfare policy.

From Z(uni) to A(coma): Gabby Vezzosi's Research Changes Albion Art Collection

Gabby Vezzosi It's a news story that rarely fails to snag headlines and the public's attention: a graduate student, working in an archive, uncovers a treasure the institution didn't know it had. Gabby Vezzosi, '12, can identify with it—except, of course, that she's not a graduate student. The art and political science major began with the need for a Ford internship, and ended up helping Albion's Art Department redefine part of its collection.

Vylonis Overcomes Setbacks to Pave Way to Bright Future

Megan VylonisMegan Vylonis’ activity in the chemistry lab and on the tennis court at Albion College didn’t turn out exactly the way she wanted, but it paved the way for a bright future.

The Buchanan native and 2011 graduate plans to continue on the path toward becoming a pediatrician in summer 2012 when she enters A.T. Still University’s Kirksville (Mo.) College of Osteopathic Medicine; this despite completing a thesis titled, Everything Not to Do: My Experience with Chiral Aryl Iodine, and battling illness and injury to participate on the women’s tennis team her senior year.