News in Brief

12 Places: Redux Artists converse in Hege

Guilford College’s Art Gallery hosted the 12 women artists from its current exhibit on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in Hege Library. Discussing their perspectives on being women artists today, the participants discussed how galleries only show 30% of work by female artists, and how there is generally gender disparity in the art world. They also discussed how their treatment and acceptance as women artists has changed the course of their careers, and what actions may open opportunities to the 60% of Master of Fine Arts students whose work is not in galleries.

IEC hosts event about diversity

Titled “I Messed Up, Now What? What to do when you stumble over diversity,” the event hosted by the Intercultural Engagement Center (IEC) was held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in Founders West Gallery. Students gathered to acknowledge the times they have messed up when it comes to diversity, discussing times when they accidentally misgendered someone, were offensive or used privilege to hurt someone. Afterwards, attendees brought up ways to recover from and prevent mistakes like these.

Showing of “Harriet” movie sparks discussion

The new movie “Harriet” was shown Nov. 13, 3-4 p.m., in King Hall 123, to start discussions about the life of abolitionist Harriet Ross Tubman. The movie covered Tubman’s escape from slavery, and her dangerous missions to liberate hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad, telling the heroic story of her life. Open to anyone, the informal gathering offered attendees the opportunity to discuss the film’s impact, share opinions, and differentiate fact from fiction.

History students perform ‘The Contrast’

History 103 students put on a performance of Royall Tyler’s “The Contrast” (1787) on Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Orangerie of Binford Hall. The first professionally produced play performed in the United States, “The Contrast” addresses questions of national identity in the New Republic through convoluted interactions between the play’s central characters. The students put on this comedy, mastering 18th century dialogue for attendees, for free.

Guilford proposes policy about protection of minors

From Nov. 1 through Nov.  6, the Guilford College Policy Committee sought feedback on a new proposed policy regarding the protection of minors on campus. The draft states that Guilford will protect minors from abuse and neglect while they are on campus or while they participate in programs under Guilford’s control, regardless of location. It also states that the College will protect the safety of minors “through specifically-established processes, procedures and stringent requirements.”

Web developer presents at Guilford College

Web developer Precious McKoy visited the Experimental Classroom in Hege Library on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to talk to Guilford students and provide real answers about what it’s actually like to pursue a career in technology. McKoy has brought skills and knowledge from her 12 years in the information technology field into her new role in marketing at Guilford.