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Staff Editorial: Equality in the Oscars

Staff Editorial: Equality in the Oscars

March 16, 2018

For years, the public has criticized the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the lack of diversity in the Academy Award nominees and winners. In 2016, as a response to this critique of the awards, the Academy made a goal to double the number of women and diverse members by the year 2020....

Greensboro unites to celebrate Pride

Four attendees of Greensboro Pride 2017 celebrate LGBTQIA pride and show support for the community by wearing pride flags, rainbow bracelets and necklaces on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. // Photos by Fernando Jimenez/The Guilfordian

Fernando Jimenez, Managing Editor

September 22, 2017

A sea of rainbow flags symbolizing hope, pride and unity permeated the heart of the city of Greensboro as thousands of individuals gathered downtown to celebrate and embrace diversity. The 12th Pride event organized by the Greensboro Pride Committee and the Alternative Resources of the Triad welcomed...

Reporting for the Pulitzer Center – Praveena Somasundaram

Ramya, who married her uncle at age 14, in her home in Athimoor. Image by Praveena Somasundaram. India, 2017. Pulitzer Center.

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

August 9, 2017

Praveena Somasundaram is a rising senior in The Early College at Guilford program. She is the features editor of The Guilfordian, Guilford College’s award-winning student newspaper. Praveena has always been interested in gender inequity and intends for her project to bring more awareness to...

Protest and Speak-out for Accountability

February 24, 2017

On Friday, February 24th, student group Integrity for Guilford held a speak out protest as part of a continuing discussion for demanding changes to school policy and addressing issues of racism, sexism, xenophobia, transphobia and homophobia at Guilford. Students from other organizations including HUG,...

Committee devoted to salary improvements

James Sharpe & Patrick Cassidy, Senior Writer & Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

“Beginning in fall 2015, I convened a compensation committee,” said President Jane Fernandes. “This includes faculty, staff and student representatives.” Since Fernandes came into office in the summer of 2014, the College had been working toward the goal of creating such a committee. The...

Classroom gender dynamics improving

Kathryn Long, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

In the past 200 years, a lot has changed with respect to gender dynamics in the classroom. Years ago, hardly any women attended college. In 2014, according to the American Community Survey, 55.2 percent of students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate school were women. This data alone shows that...

In response to five common misconceptions about atheism

Walter Hassell, Guest Writer

November 13, 2015

Atheists are the least trusted minority in America today. What, you were thinking of a different group? If so, that isn’t surprising, given that there has been great pushback (as there should be) against negative attitudes towards Muslims, members of the LGBT community and immigrants. However,...

Core values offer chance to change

Core values offer chance to change

Brenna Walsh, Staff Writer

November 13, 2015

How often do you think about Guilford’s core values in your day-to-day life? Be honest — it is not very Quaker to lie. Guilford established its seven core values, community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice and stewardship, in 2002 shortly after the arrival of the school’s...

An early wish list for Jane Fernandes’s presidency

Editorial Board

September 18, 2015

Dear Jane,   Congratulations on your inauguration. We appreciate the work you have already done in balancing our budget and getting involved in student life here on campus. We look forward to seeing you continue to do that. We also appreciate your efforts to be open with the students. We...