Hillsdale Didn't Laugh at Albion Paper's Joke Issue

April 6, 2016

Front page of Albion Pleiad joke issue, with headline "Hillsdale to Close, Albion to Absorb Students."The Albion Pleiad, the student newspaper at Albion College, does a joke issue on April Fool's Day, publishing as The Plebian on that day. This year's lead story referenced Hillsdale College, another private institution in Michigan. The headline: "Hillsdale to Close, Albion to Absorb Students." MLive reported that some with ties to Hillsdale were concerned that the report might be true. So Hillsdale asked Albion to have the article removed, and the newspaper did so (but making its own decision, not under orders). The headline and an explanation are still visible on the newspaper's website.

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