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Coronavirus forces change for three-week courses

Mylène Dressler, Associate Professor of English, and fellow Associate Professor Diya Abdo had to change their planned three-week, study-abroad course to a class they titled Writing in Real Time // Photo by Maia Dery.

Reagan Bednar and Navya Belavadi, Staff Writer and News Editor

May 24, 2020

With Guilford finding itself in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, closing its campus and offering online-only classes, many three-week session classes didn’t go according to original plans. Some professors were forced to make drastic alterations in lesson plans or in some cases, cancel them all ...

Professor Diya Abdo receives Ehrlich Award

Ayesha Tahirkheli, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

Diya Abdo, associate professor of English at Guilford, was awarded the 2019 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award. The Ehrlich award was presented by Campus Compact, an organization of over 1,000 colleges across the nation that supports civic education and community development. Recipients of this...

Reading brings community together to raise money for families at the border

Writer Oswaldo Estrada, a UNC-Chapel Hill professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies, reads at Scuppernong Books during the Writers for Migrant Justice event on Sept. 4.

Alesha Garcia and Ellen Han

September 12, 2019

As tensions continue to intensify along the U.S.-Mexico border, the tragedies that occur there often seem to get drowned out by the incessant arguing of politicians. In an effort to support migrant families and remember the deceased, writers and community members gathered to perform and listen to...

Diya Abdo presents dialogue on refugee crisis

Sofia Pavone and Ethan Santana

September 28, 2018

On Monday, Sept. 24, Associate Professor of English Dr. Diya Abdo hosted a talk in Dana Auditorium where she discussed refugee settlement and the refugee communities at Guilford. She spoke about her work with Every Campus a Refuge, explaining the process of taking in refugees from across the globe and...

Guilford College News in Brief

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February 9, 2018

Quaker lunch teaches about core values Guilford’s core values consist of community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice and stewardship. On Thursday, Feb. 1, Guilford offered students, faculty, staff and other community members the opportunity to learn about the origins of the Co...

Every Campus a Refuge recommended by UN

Diya Abdo signs the UN Together Campaign Action Charter in New York on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018// Photo Courtesy of Mark Von Holden

Kathleen Herbst, Opinion Editor

January 26, 2018

Every Campus a Refuge was represented and recognized by the United Nations at the U.N. Together Campaign Summit in New York on Jan. 9. The event sought to promote refugee resettlement efforts and the alleviation of problems that refugees face, specifically in a college setting. 10 colleges and universities,...

Faculty and staff discuss immigration

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Shania Lao, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

On Nov. 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Gilmer room, the Honors Program and OSLE hosted a dinner and discussion on the topic of immigration justice at Guilford. The speakers in attendance were Associate Professor of English Diya Abdo, Assistant Director of Multicultural Education Irving Zavaleta...

ECAR welcomes new refugees and trainees

Jilly Campbell, Assistant Copy Editor

September 29, 2017

18 trainees. Five refugees. One campus. It’s been a busy week for Every Campus a Refuge to say the least. On Saturday, Sept. 23, 18 students, staff members, faculty and alumni participated in a training session to become volunteers for the program. And Tuesday, Sept. 26 marked the arrival of...

The best news of the summer according to Guilford students

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Laura Hay, Staff Writer

September 22, 2017

Several students have reportedly been avoiding local, national and international news for the past four months. “I’ve stopped paying attention to news,” said Early College senior Joseph Chang. “The news media is shifting to click-bait.” This sentiment was echoed by many students who were...