The Guilfordian

Flames of battle: The bonfire debate rages on

Flames of battle: The bonfire debate rages on

Ellen Nicholas, Staff Writer

March 23, 2012

Though the bonfire pits saw few flames this year due to the recent crackdown on student use of the woods, the debate about them roars on. Because each side’s argument is so multifaceted, it has been difficult to get a clear, comprehensive view of the issue. Here, each side will respond to each other. First,...

Sold! Board of Trustees moves forward with land sale

Merdith Brown, Executive Print Copy Editor

March 16, 2012

The Board of Trustees approved the sale of a piece of Guilford’s campus near the meadows, as well as a new tuition increase and next year’s budget, at their Feb. 25 meeting. “The spirit of the meeting was, number one, the property — the trustees want to make sure the college does what’s...

Christina Repoley ’02 returns to promote launch of new Quaker Voluntary Service

Ali Krantzler, Staff Writer

March 16, 2012

“We’ve been talking about something like this, dreaming about something like this and praying about something like this for about nine years now,” said Christina Repoley ’02 as she described the Quaker Voluntary Service program. The program, started by Repoley, will launch its first pilot...

Fears of student divide develop amid budget cuts

Victor Lopez, Staff Writer

March 16, 2012

No one wants to be the proverbial "red-headed stepchild," including those at the Center for Continuing Education, where there has been speculation regarding what the recent cuts in financial aid will mean for in-state students. Some say that CCE might be further distanced from the college due to recent...

A journey into the Undergraduate Symposium

A journey into the Undergraduate Symposium

Justyn Melrose, Staff Writer

March 16, 2012

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the Guilford Undergraduate Symposium, GUS 2012 arrived with more zombies, fairy tales and child-eating allegories than ever before. Described as “a perfect incubator for ideas and designs” by organizer and co-founder Melanie Lee-Brown, associate professor...

BB&T grant brings Ayn Rand scholar to speak on capitalism

Victor Lopez, staff writer

February 23, 2012

“Ayn Rand, capitalism, and Guilford College — it may seem strange to have those words in the same sentence,” said President and Professor of Political Science Kent Chabotar. “Guilford College supports the diversity of speech and of ideas and of business, not being an echo chamber of ideas solely...

Is geek chic? Guilford named to list of awkward colleges

Casey Horgan, staff writer

February 23, 2012

Well, this is awkward. Guilford College was recently ranked one of the most socially awkward colleges in America by Inside College, a website that provides lists and rankings of universities in a variety of categories. This one made it to the headlines of the Huffington Post. At least we got some...

For sale? College considers selling land

For sale? College considers selling land

Michael MacVane, staff writer

February 23, 2012

“This half a million dollars has a real immediate impact,” said Vice President for Administration Jonathan Varnell. “It will buy more time and helps us from making cuts in this next budget year.” Guilford College has received an offer of $500,000 for two acres of land in the meadows on the...

The maniacs attack! Recyclemania returns to Guilford

Bryan Dooley, Staff Writer

February 16, 2012

Reduce, reuse, Recyclemania. Recyclemania is an annual contest which lasts from February through March. Over 400 colleges and universities nationwide — including Guilford — will compete to see which one recycles the most waste. “We ‘re submitting results of measured landfill waste,” said...