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Leslie Odom Jr. closes the curtain on Bryan Series 2017

Leslie Odom Jr. closes the curtain on Bryan Series 2017

Beatriz Caldas, Editor-In-Chief

November 17, 2017


Filed under In Print, News, Top Stories

“We are all in the presence of greatness,” said President Jane Fernandes on Nov. 15 as she introduced the last Bryan Series speaker of the fall semester. “He had his Broadway debut when he was only 17 … and is the winner of a Tony Award … and a Grammy Award. … Please help me welcome him.” As...

Moore speaks about “The other Wes Moore”

Moore speaks about “The other Wes Moore”

Finn Williamson, Senior Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under In Print, News

“There are Wes Moores in every one of our communities, every one of our schools,” said Wes Moore during his presentation at Guilford on Nov. 9. Moore is the author of “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” a book that all Guilford first-years were required to read as an assignment for...

Diversity of staff and faculty headed upwards

Diversity of staff and faculty headed upwards

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under In Print, News

Since Guilford College was founded in 1837, diversity has been one of its seven core values, which are principles that must be perpetuated throughout the campus community. Although diversity is a core value, only 25 percent of Guilford’s staff and 20 percent of the College’s faculty are people...

Alumna brings legends of Guilford’s tree

Alumna brings legends of Guilford’s tree

Finn Williamson, Senior Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under In Print, News, Top Stories

“Head up, chest out, that’s how they all look. Just like they won the world instead of it owning them,” read Minnette Coleman during a signing of her new book, “The Tree: A Journey to Freedom,” on Nov. 3. Coleman graduated from Guilford College in 1973. She was one of the first African-Americans...

Mara Stewart shares work on STD awareness

Mara Stewart shares work on STD awareness

Anna Snider and Shivam Gandhi

November 10, 2017


Filed under In Print, News

There were nearly 2 million cases of sexually transmitted diseases reported in Guilford County in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Mara Stewart, a senior and sociology and anthropology and health science double major, addressed this issue along with the problem of...

Leslie Odom Jr. sets up third Bryan Series to be a hit

Leslie Odom Jr. sets up third Bryan Series to be a hit

Finn Williamson, Senior Writer

November 10, 2017


Filed under In Print, News, Uncategorized

Leslie Odom Jr.’s career exploded in 2015 when Hamilton premiered on Broadway. Combining a traditional Broadway atmosphere with hip-hop songs and a historical storyline, the show gained a massive following and won 11 Tony Awards in 2016. Odom Jr. carved out his own piece of this spotlight starring...

Guilford College News in Brief

Guilford College News in Brief

November 3, 2017


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Fleming lecture features Daniel Hunter Every year, Guilford co-sponsors the Peace and Conflict Studies Fleming Lecture along with the American Friends Service Committee. This year, activist and author Daniel Hunter offered a talk entitled “Social Movements in Turbulent Times.” Hunter is the au...

Boyd reveals why he chose Guilford

Boyd reveals why he chose Guilford

Julia Martins de Sa, Assistant Photo Editor

November 3, 2017


Filed under In Print, News

Frank Boyd is Guilford College’s new vice president of academic affairs and academic dean. He was previously the associate provost at Illinois Wesleyan University, where he also taught classes and he holds a doctorate in political science from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree in Latin Am...