The Guilfordian

Criminal records should not bar individuals from higher education

Henry Smith, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

As human beings, we unconditionally have the right to an education. This includes people who have been convicted of crimes. Guilford questions potential students about their criminal background. However, the school also admits students and hires employees who have records. This is exactly how a college...

Guilford Core Values: Equality

Robert Pacheco, Staff Writer

April 4, 2014

Equality is defined as the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities. In what ways may Guilford College build upon this concept of Equality as we move into the future? Are we living up to this value already? “Guilford College has a lot of room for improvement on (equality). ...

Core Values: Equality

Core Values: Equality

Robert Pacheco, Staff Writer

April 4, 2014

“Guilford College has a lot of room for improvement on (equality).  The College’s leadership is still mostly white men. While most of them seem to do their jobs well, the lack of diversity among the highest-paid people at the College is one of many ways that the College as an institution suffers fr...

UC school system debates the use of affirmative action

UC school system debates the use of affirmative action

Rebecca Dou, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014

In 1997, California made history by becoming the first state to ban the use of race as a basis for college admission. Now, 17 years later, it almost became the first state to re-establish affirmative action policies. This past January, members of the California Senate voted to pass Constitutional...

Open community forums hosted by DAC, discuss & combat race issues

Open community forums hosted by DAC, discuss & combat race issues

Emily Currie, Staff Writer

March 28, 2014

On a sunny winter day, students, faculty and staff sat in a haphazard circle in Founders Hall.  Faculty and staff occupied one corner, while students spread out across the rest of the room. Shifting around in their seats, it was clear that individuals were hesitant to talk about the red-button topic. Of...

Regardless of race, restorative justice needs to work for all

Regardless of race, restorative justice needs to work for all

Alexandra Haridopolos, Staff Writer

February 14, 2014

Guilford College seems to be a unique educational institution — one of two private colleges to declare itself “anti-racist” and one of few with a judicial system based on restorative justice. But how do these commitments play out? Without guidance, institutions and their employees may reinforce...

Forty years of Title IX: a Guilford assessment

Robert Pacheco and Olivia Neal, Olivia Neal, and Robert Pacheco

September 20, 2013

Community, diversity, equality, excellence, integrity, justice and stewardship. These core values guide all aspects of the College. Forty years after the passage of Title IX, Guilford athletics strives especially to achieve equality in sports. Of the 18 teams that comprise the athletics department...

Stop racism in the justice system

Tiffany Kallam, Guest Writer

January 27, 2012

I have always felt an intense drive to pursue avenues to help others who have been affected by societal and legal injustices. Even more recently, I have been focused and confident in my future abilities to adamantly advocate for others. This previous semester, beginning in September — while sitting...