The Guilfordian

Coronavirus forces change for three-week courses

Mylène Dressler, Associate Professor of English, and fellow Associate Professor Diya Abdo had to change their planned three-week, study-abroad course to a class they titled Writing in Real Time // Photo by Maia Dery.

Reagan Bednar and Navya Belavadi, Staff Writer and News Editor

May 24, 2020

With Guilford finding itself in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, closing its campus and offering online-only classes, many three-week session classes didn’t go according to original plans. Some professors were forced to make drastic alterations in lesson plans or in some cases, cancel them all ...

Comedian Ben Turin examines the Guatemalan Coup of 1954

Ramya Krishna, Web Editor

April 7, 2020

On January 16, in the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium, historical comedian Ben Turin presented “1954,” a comedic examination of whether the United States is living in a post-truth era. Turin began by discussing the Guatemalan coup of 1954, which was driven by American banana industries and yet, occu...

Author Heide Castañeda presents narrative on mixed families living along the border

Attentive audience members listen to Castañeda as she presents her findings about mixed families.

Laura Quiceno, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

Guilford College is a campus with a wide range of students that come from different backgrounds and the diversity is very notorious. Many of the students are enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which “gives young undocumented immigrants protection from deportation and...

OSLE director candidate visits campus

Headshot of Jennifer Ciesiulka, the new candidate for the OSLE Director

Akeba Bebley-Calvin, Staff Writer

April 7, 2020

The resignation of Tim Johnson has left some Guilford College students in a place of uncertainty and distrust for administrators.  Since Johnson left, student activities have been at a standstill. Several events that students have been looking forward to were either canceled or postponed. Steve ...

News in Brief

Navya Belavadi, News Editor

April 7, 2020

Economics professor Bob Williams presents conference paper At the Allied Social Science Association Conference which took place in San Diego on Jan 3, Professor of Economics Bob Williams presented a paper titled, “The Reparations Bill: Adding Late Charges and Securing a Funding Source.” Williams...

Education project aims to build brighter future for refugee children

Susan May

Finn Conte, Staff Writer

January 6, 2020

On May 12, 2018, a fire swept through apartment G in the Summit-Cone complex, located at the busy intersection of Cone Boulevard and Summit Avenue in Greensboro. Tragically, Emmanuel and Furaha Mugabo, who came to Greensboro as refugees originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo, lost their five...

OSLE Director Tim Johnson resigns

Ramya Krishna, Web Editor

December 20, 2019

On Dec. 2, Guilford Dean of Students Steve Mencarini sent an email to Guilford’s student body announcing the resignation of the Director of the Office of Student Leadership and Engagement (OSLE) Tim Johnson following “three years of dedicated service.” The resignation occurred over Thanksg...

Professor McAlister launches new children’s book

Mohamed Togol, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Guilford College Professor Caroline McAlister launched a new book at a Guilford event hosted by the Learning Commons on Thursday, Dec. 5. A children’s book, it was titled “Finding Narnia: The Story of C.S. Lewis and His Brother Warnie.” Written by Caroline McAlister and illustrated by Jessica Lanan, “Finding ...