The Guilfordian

Ivory trade declared illegal in the largest consuming country

Laura Hay, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

The animal rights movement secured a major victory on Dec. 31 when the Chinese government declared ivory trade and sales illegal within the country. Imports of all ivory, regardless of source, and all domestic sales are no longer allowed. According to National Geographic, China has been the world’s...

China tests controversial facial recognition surveillance software

Shami Chideya, Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Governments currently use a variety of techniques, both known and unknown, to maintain the security of their citizens. For the past year, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China has tested facial recognition services to keep track of potential threats within its borders. While this concept...

Etsuo’s Corner: celebrating the holidays

Etsuo’s Corner: celebrating the holidays

Etsuo Fujita, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018


Filed under In Print, Top Stories, World & Nation

This year, I spent all of my winter break in New York with two host families. One of my host family members was an alumna of my university in Japan and an exchange student at Guilford College 30 years ago, exactly like me. I felt that was an amazing coincidence and gave her a Guilford-themed mug that...

Etsuo’s corner: introducing XinXin

Etsuo Fujita, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

Editor’s note: Etsuo’s Corner is a weekly column for World & Nation by Etsuo Fujita, an international student from Japan. Fujita features the stories of other international students or writes about his adventures and impressions as he learns about the cultures and customs of Guilford and his...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Beatriz Caldas, Editor-In-Chief

November 3, 2017


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

United States At least eight people were killed when a man drove 20 blocks down a bike path beside the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon before he crashed his pickup truck and was shot by police officers, said the authorities. Multiple law enforcement sources say this incident is b...

Study abroad opens opportunity

Study abroad opens opportunity

Tanetta Kelley, Staff Writer

November 3, 2017


Filed under In Print, World & Nation

3,000 miles in three weeks is the proposed trek for an upcoming study abroad opportunity allotted to a selected group of students. The trip’s two organizers, Associate Professor of Religious Studies Eric Mortensen and Associate Professor of History Zhihong Chen, will collaboratively teach for this...

Mellon Grant paves the way to digital scholarship

Mellon Grant paves the way to digital scholarship

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under In Print, News

From digitally mapping the Silk Road to attending conferences about digital scholarship, Guilford College faculty and students have been developing their digital literacy for three years. In the spring of 2014, Guilford received a $100,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, an organization...