The Guilfordian

Letter to the editor: Library

October 5, 2018

Dear editor, I went to the Guilford College library a few weeks ago to check out the new tent city.  While strolling through the various exhibits on the first floor, I noticed two newly published books of interest, neither of which had I heard about before, one a psychobiography of Bob Dylan, the...

Letter to the editor: Guilford Edge

September 28, 2018

Guilford College is embarked on a risky experiment – a top-down, imposed curricular redesign – that violates the college handbook as well as the principles of shared governance and commonsense leadership. Across higher education, including here, faculty have authority over the curriculum. Yet,...

Letter to the editor: Softball field

September 21, 2018

As Guilford has remodeled or expanded parts of its campus infrastructure, 2018 has brought a project which builds nothing new and offers misplaced repetition. The location proposed for a new softball stadium is the wooded valley and hillside east of the current baseball and football fields on campus. ...

Letter to the editor: Renovations

September 7, 2018

Change can be necessary. When Mary Hobbs was falling apart, Guilford spent a year renovating the space, and Hobbs came out looking better than ever. But the changes that are happening now – adding a for-profit coffee shop in the Hut and taking away The Greenleaf Coffee Co-op – are not necessary,...

Letter To The Editor

April 20, 2018

To the Editor: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg spent 10 hours, over the course of two days, testifying before both houses of Congress last week. That news rightly took a back seat to reports of a grisly chemical weapons attack against people in the Syrian town of Douma, and of President Trump’s...

Letter to the Editor

September 29, 2017

As the previous ICC chair for Guilford’s Community Senate, I worked hand in hand with all 50 clubs that Guilford has to offer to the community. I took attendance at every Senate meeting and at every ICC meeting. I set high standards for the clubs to meet because I wanted to see the community grow and...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

September 22, 2017

I walked away from the Sept. 4 panel on North Korea’s nuclear activity with more concerns than answers. Foremost of these was on the alternative perspective on the relationship between the United States and the secluded state that was presented by some of the panel, most memorable being Professor Zhihong...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

September 15, 2017

A police presence was requested last week after there was an attempted kidnapping on campus. Not only were there police monitoring students and on-campus traffic, but they were also allowed to drive through campus in Guilford Public Safety cars and carts. This is not safe for a large number of students...

Letter to the Editor: the disbelieving white man

Tom Guthrie, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

April 29, 2016

I’m writing from the position of a white man, which is the only position I can write from. In fact, I’ve occupied this position my whole life. Well, actually, I was a white boy for a long time, but I’m now nearing the pinnacle of power and domination in our society. As a white man, when I hear...