New initiative working on ending oppression

New initiative working on ending oppression

James Sharpe, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

“I believe that we can inspire this to be an anti-oppression institution,” said LGBTQQA Coordinator Parker Hurley. “There are connections to be made and that was the significance of our meeting on Saturday.” Continue reading “New initiative working on ending oppression”

Leadership conference draws Latino students

Aubrey King, Features Editor

November 13, 2015

The move from high school to college is stressful for any student. For Latino students, college can seem even more out of reach.

According to reports by Excelencia in Eduction, nine percent fewer Latino students graduate college than regular students. Half the battle is information, and Guilford College hoped to help students fight that battle last weekend with the Soy Un Lider conference.

Soy Un Lider brought hundreds of Latino high school students to Guilford Nov. 7 for a day of college information and advice. The conference covered financial aid, how to pick a college and advice on filling out applications.

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Homicide rates rise for trans women

Harris Billings, Staff Writer

October 30, 2015

On Oct. 15, transgender woman Zella Ziona was shot and killed in Montgomery Village, Maryland.

Since the start of 2015, 21 transgender women have been the victims of homicide. This is already significantly more than last year’s 14 homicides.

“People don’t just end up dead,” said LGTBQQA Coordinator Parker Hurley. “Even though there is an increased visibility within mainstream media of trans women, that visibility has not been met with change in policy or increase access to education, housing and healthcare. We have not made it more possible for trans women to survive.”

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Guilfordians continuing to change community, world

José Oliva, Staff Writer

October 2, 2015

According to “Funders and Founders,” we each meet about 800,000 people during an average lifetime of 78.3 years.

From that large number, only a small group will impact our lives. They will change the way we see the world and our role in it.

In my personal experience, that small group has consisted of Guilfordians. They are students, staff, faculty and alumni from Guilford College who have a passion for changing the world.

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Protector of campus values: Multicultural Education

Caleb Amstutz, Staff Writer

September 25, 2015

Every day, students pass the core value flags that line the brick walkway to Founders Hall.  While the terms the flags carry may appear abstract to some, the Multicultural Education Department is here to weave these values into the community. Nestled within the Academic Affairs wing in King Hall, this department stands as a guardian of social equality and justice here on campus.

MED’s mission is to support the educational, spiritual, cultural, physical and emotional development of students of color and LGBTQIA students in order to promote their retention and graduation, according to their page on the Guilford website.

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Banquet celebrates black excellence

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer
April 3, 2015

“All black lives matter because excellence manifests itself within individuals whether or not we agree on it,” said student speaker junior Teresa Bedzigui at the Journeys in Blackness event. “Our journey is far from over.

“Many of us are tired of fighting for our lives, but it is this journey, this process of always becoming, that makes us excellent. We are excellent.”

On March 28, Guilford College faculty, retired professors, students and alumni attended the Journeys into Blackness Banquet to celebrate black excellence.

“This is the third annual banquet,” said Director for Multicultural Education and banquet planner Jada Drew. “The Journeys in Blackness theme has been going on for a few decades here to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month. Now we have the Journeys into Blackness banquet to celebrate not only black excellence, and student and faculty achievement, but also honoring the firsts.”

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Staff Editorial: Budget committee needs transparency

Editorial Board
March 27, 2015

As President Jane Fernandes expressed during the community meeting with students and board of trustees members, Guilford’s budget crisis may seem sudden to us, but it has been building for many years. Action must be taken so that Guilford can sustain itself in the future. However, before decisions are made, we feel strongly that the entire Guilford community must be accurately informed and given the opportunity to share our thoughts. An exclusive and nontransparent process will not reflect the concerns of students, staff or faculty. When Jane came to visit Guilford last spring she acknowledged the lack of financial transparency the community had been afforded by President Chabotar’s administration. She vowed to not follow his pattern.

Hence, the editorial board of the Guilfordian urges all those on the budget committee addressing the $2 million deficit to uphold transparency.

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Black History Month: A Time Of Honor, Education In Greensboro

Zachary Lindsey , Staff writer
February 13, 2015
Filed under World & Nation

“Black History Month is the time to celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans all over the diaspora,” said James Shields, director of the Bonner Center for Community Service & Learning.

BHM was started in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, originally as Negro Week. The negro life and history was to be celebrated on the second week of February.

“It is important for individuals from a non-African descent to learn more about African-American history,” said Shields.

The Multicultural Education Department at Guilford College, as well as various other campus organizations such as the Bonner Center, student clubs and classes are collaborating throughout this month to host events on campus. The MED has primarily focused on Brothers and Sisters in Blackness, a student organization on campus, The Queries of Diversity conclave and the latest Understanding Racism Workshop — held Feb. 6 in the Community Center.

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