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Final Bryan Series speaker, Alan Alda, amazes crowds

Final Bryan Series speaker, Alan Alda, amazes crowds

Lana Heltzel, Staff Writer

April 16, 2017

On April 6, actor and science advocate Alan Alda regaled the audience with stories from his life in a presentation entitled “Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself” at the Greensboro Coliseum. The final speaker of the 2016-2017 Bryan Series, Alda’s lecture was a series of humorous anecdotes...

Next year’s Bryan series lineup to impress

Next year’s Bryan series lineup to impress

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-in-Chief

April 7, 2017

From authors to anchors and more, the 2017–18 Bryan Series speakers make one impressive lineup. “I am very excited about the combination of speaker programs,” said Associate Vice President for Alumni & Constituent Relations Ty Buckner. “There’s this really interesting blend of well-known...

Stevenson speaks at Bryan Series

Stevenson speaks at Bryan Series

Abe Kenmore, Opinion Editor

February 23, 2017

Bryan Stevenson had never met a lawyer when he started law school. This turned out to be an advantage. Because he was unaware of the corporate culture in law school, Stevenson explained in his Bryan Series lecture, he was able to find his own path — one that lead him to fight for the wrongfully...

Associate Dean, Barbara Lawrence speaks on education in prisons

Associate Dean, Barbara Lawrence speaks on education in prisons

February 23, 2017

Guilford College Associate Dean, Barbara Lawrence, speaks to faculty, students and members of the Greensboro community about the Guilford Higher Education Program in Prisons on Sunday. Feb 19, 2017. An associate professor of justice and policy studies and Director of Guilford Higher Education in...

Neil deGrasse Tyson talks science literacy

Neil deGrasse Tyson talks science literacy

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-in-Chief

February 9, 2017

For a man who has spent his life studying the stars, Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Bryan Series event was incredibly down-to-earth. “This is the first time I’ve ever given a talk in a place that has skyboxes,” Tyson joked at the beginning of his talk. “Send me a beer if you get one.” Tyson,...

Human rights attorney speaks at Bryan Series

Abby Bekele, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

“It’s not just an option for students to make a difference,” said human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. “You are the generation that’s going to be leading all of these issues. If you can just help one or 10 or more people, you are doing something good.” Clooney spoke at the 20th annual Bryan...

Mark and Scott Kelly are out of this world at Bryan Series

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-In-Chief

October 22, 2016

For many of us, most of our day-to-day life happens in the small town of Greensboro. For Mark and Scott Kelly, day-to-day life can happen over 200,000 miles above our heads. On Oct. 18, astronauts and identical twin brothers Mark and Scott visited Guilford College for the second Bryan Series event...

Bryan Series starts off with professor Michael Pollan

Bryan Series starts off with professor Michael Pollan

Andrew Walker, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016

The 2016-17 Guilford College Bryan Series kicks off on Sept. 30 with Michael Pollan: professor of journalism, author and speaker on the culture, science and the history of food. His influence on the sustainable food movement covers the whole United States and raises many conversations about food and...