The Guilfordian

End the AUMF, end excessive use of military powers

Abe Kenmore, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

A few weeks ago, two representatives from the Friends Committee on National Legislation visited campus. They hope to bring 25 Guilford students to Washington this spring to lobby against a piece of legislation known as the Authorization for Use of Military force. Perhaps you should join them. The...

Sexual assault rates rise in US jails, prisons and military according to new 2012 statistical analysis

Hannah Waller, Staff Writer

February 15, 2013

Sexual violence against women in U.S. jails, prisons and the military has increased according to 2012 statistical reports. The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 requires an annual “comprehensive statistical review and analysis of the incidence and effects of prison rape,” conducted by the Bureau...

UK pursues reform for women in armed combat after U.S. lifts ban

Christianna Van Dalsen, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

“If you want to end wars, have women fight them,” said Robert Duncan, visiting assistant professor in political science. Women are now fighting those wars. Last November, four female soldiers and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the Pentagon and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, stating that...

J-Term: what you might have missed

Anthony Harrison, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting December 14, 2012 On Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. and gunned down 20 children and six adults with a semi-automatic assault rifle before shooting and killing himself. Lanza, who was diagnosed with a develo...

Job discrimination against soldiers

Michael MacVane

March 16, 2012

Do we really support our troops who are fighting overseas for our safety? Think about this: every year over 1,000 troops returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan are denied jobs because of their military obligations. Surprisingly, the biggest culprit is the federal government. According to the Washi...