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Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton closes Bryan series

Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton closes Bryan series

Yunah Kim, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

“And I always say, if I had been waiting for the idea of ‘Humans of New York,’ I never would have started ‘Humans of New York,’” said founder of blog, “Humans of New York” and one of Time Magazine’s “30 Under 30 People Changing The World,” Brandon Stanton. “You cannot wait for...

Reza Aslan discusses religion, storytelling at Bryan Series

Reza Aslan discusses religion, storytelling at Bryan Series

Lana Heltzel, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018

“When you’re an immigrant, ‘I want to be a writer’ is not something you tell your parents who basically gave up everything to come here,” said Reza Aslan, author and religious studies scholar, to a laughing audience. “I told my mom what I wanted to do with my life was write, and she said,...

Mortensen presents on speaker Reza Aslan

Mortensen presents on speaker Reza Aslan

Hannah Shoemaker, News Editor

January 26, 2018

A room of students, faculty, community members and members of the Friends of the Library watched Associate Professor of Religious Studies Eric Mortensen as he presented on the works, goals and controversy of Reza Aslan in the Carnegie Room on Sunday, Jan. 21. Mortensen’s presentation gave the Guilford...

Aslan leads off Bryan Series 2018

Aslan leads off Bryan Series 2018

Finn Williamson, Senior Writer

January 19, 2018

On Sunday, Jan. 28, author and religious studies scholar Reza Aslan will speak as a lecturer for Guilford’s Bryan series. This event will be held in Dana Auditorium for the first time since 2005 when the lecture Series moved to the Greensboro Coliseum. “It’s a bit of a throwback to before 200...

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

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...

Lisa Genova uses novels to educate on neurological disorders

Lisa Genova uses novels to educate on neurological disorders

Finn Williamson, Senior Writer

October 27, 2017

Entertaining a captivated audience, Lisa Genova spoke about the many challenges and accomplishments she faced in her career shift from a neuroscientist to an award-winning author. For the second Bryan Series speaker this semester, Genova spoke at the Greensboro Coliseum, covering topics from her grandmother’s...

Bryan Series starts off with Jill and Joe Biden at the Coliseum

Bryan Series starts off with Jill and Joe Biden at the Coliseum

Mae Wood, Abigail Bekele, and Beatriz Caldas

September 22, 2017

“The greatest sin anyone can commit is the abuse of power, and the greatest abuse of power is segregation,” said Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States, at the Greensboro Coliseum last Sunday. On Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m., Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden, a career educator and n...

Jill and Joe Biden kick off Bryan Series

Jill and Joe Biden kick off Bryan Series

Abigail Bekele, Photo Editor

September 8, 2017

Former Vice President Joe Biden and educator Dr. Jill Biden will be the first speakers of Guilford College’s annual Bryan Series. The Bidens will be speaking on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Greensboro Coliseum. The Bidens served for eight years in the Obama Administration as the 47th Vice President...