The Guilfordian

Education project aims to build brighter future for refugee children

Education project aims to build brighter future for refugee children

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 ...

News In Brief

Navya Belavadi, News Editor

December 20, 2019

Poetry slam workshop explores forgiveness and peacebuilding As part of the initiative of Conflict Resolution Resource Center and Peace and Conflict Studies, students attended a poetry slam workshop on Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in King Hall 126. At the center of discussion were poems written by ...

Guilford choir brings holiday cheer

Tyler Patterson, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

On Sunday, Dec. 8, the Guilford College Choir, Lumina Treble Ensemble and the Guilford Youth Choir were truly in the holiday spirit. An event in the Carnegie Room from 6-7 p.m. involved joyous singing, intriguing storytelling and lots of Christmas cheer. The lights were bright inside the Carnegie R...

Homelessness trends in Greensboro

Emma English, Guest Writer

December 20, 2019

For many in the Guilford Community, the Folk Festival in downtown Greensboro is a weekend of fun-filled events with incredible live music and vibrant art. For Marcus Smith, it was a death sentence. During the 2018 Folk Festival, Marcus Smith went to the police for help during a mental health emergen...

Narratives offer insight into immigrant journeys

Alesha Garcia, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

On Nov. 13, Immigrant Student Coordinator Liz Torres Melendez and the Intercultural Engagement Center hosted an evening where staff, visitors and students met for dinner in the Gilmer Room to hear the stories of faculty and staff members who immigrated into the United States. Among the faculty and staff members w...

Guilford clubs launch new fall festival

Emma Smith, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 16 at 12 p.m., Guilford College clubs  were hosts of what could become a campus tradition: a new festival celebrating fall. Candy apples, a pickling stand, cupcakes, hot apple cider and shelter dogs were just a few of the treats and opportunities available at the event. Anna Honer,...

Bryan Series Q&A illuminates Doris Goodwin’s work

Finn Conte, Staff Writer

December 11, 2019

On Tuesday, Nov. 22, students, faculty, staff and community members gathered in the Community Center and waited in anticipation for a chance to pose questions to presidential scholar, biographer and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Her 4 p.m. appearance on campus preceded her Bryan Series talk at the G...