The Guilfordian

Resettling in Greensboro: Glimpses into the lives of refugees

Legacy Crossing apartments 2019

Mohamed Togol, Staff Writer

January 3, 2020

Author’s note: This project, a photo essay completed for the Fall 2019 Guilfordian Practicum course, is aimed at raising awareness about the living conditions of refugees who resettle in the Greensboro area. The photos and text included depict some of the areas that are known to refugees an...

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...

Opportunities Fair connects students

Guilford College Opportunities Fair 2018

Jasmin Whitsett, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

Employers, graduate schools, organizations, internship hosts and alumni filled the Carnegie Room in Hege Library for the Opportunities Fair on Wednesday, April 4. The fair is held every year to give students a chance to expand their professional network. Many organizations were present at the fair...

Rohingya face difficulty in Myanmar

Juliana Avery and Tibaria Alnouri

April 6, 2018

The Rohingya are an ethnic minority, the majority of which are Muslim. They primarily reside in the Rakhine state of western Myanmar. The state of Myanmar reflects the larger ethnic Burmese attitude that perceives Rohingyas as illegal Bengali settlers. However, evidence of Rohingya’s migration into...

Greensboro school welcomes 320 students new to the U.S.

Newcomers School welcomes new students

Praveena Somasundaram, Features Editor

November 10, 2017

It’s a routine that began at the start of the academic year in August. Abu Zaeem, the principal of Doris Henderson Newcomers School, stands at the entrance of the school everyday to greet around 300 students who arrive by bus. “When they first start in August, you always want to create that culture...

News in Brief

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

December 4, 2015

China Beijing is experiencing an “orange level” alert, meaning the amount of smog is so high that all major factories must be required to either shut down or reduce pollution. Over the past few weeks the city reached pollution readings 17 times what the World Health Organization considers safe....

Campus support for refugees strong, but could still improve

José Oliva, Staff Writer

October 23, 2015

In contrast to the synergy found off campus, Guilford lacks effectiveness on campus when serving refugees.

Every campus a refuge: embodying our values

Diya Abdo, Guest Writer

October 2, 2015

The refugee crisis is a perpetual crisis. As long as there has been conflict, there have been refugees. I myself am the child of refugees, their first, born in a country right across the river from the one they fled. We were lucky; my family escaped the drudgeries of the refugee camps to live a life...