The Guilfordian

Looking back on an eventful school year

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer

May 1, 2015

Mary Hobbs fire It was a September morning when construction workers in Mary Hobbs Hall called 911 to report a fire. “Our crews made an offensive attack into the attic area looking for the fire,” said Greensboro Fire Chief Greg Grayson to the News & Record. “Once they got into the atti...

Staff Editorial: Outside opinions, but not outside decisions

Editorial Board

February 13, 2015

The arrival of Steven Salaita on our campus last Tuesday, Feb. 3, caused quite a stir. Not only were students and faculty on campus divided, the event — and the decision to move it from The Frank Family Science Center’s Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium to the Carnegie room at the request of the Frank...

Dialogue can solve campus controversy

Dialogue can solve campus controversy

Nicole Zelniker, Features Editor

February 13, 2015

It’s no secret that Guilford tends to support Palestine, though there is no official position on the conflict. “As an institution, I do not think we have a set stance on the conflict,” said Faris El-Ali ’14, student success mentor and assistant coordinator of the First-Year Experience, community...

Steven Salaita’s visit stirs controversy

Steven Salaita’s visit stirs controversy

Brianna Parker, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

“Universities need academic freedom to function at their best,” said Steven Salaita in his lecture on Feb. 3, at Guilford College. “They just do.” The lecture, originally scheduled to take place in the Frank Family Science Center, was delivered in the Carnegie Room last Tuesday evening. The...

Letter to the Editor: Steven Salaita’s visit promotes division in Guilford’s community

Josh Weil, Guest Writer

February 6, 2015

While I, some of my peers, a few Guilford faculty and staff are attempting to create a safe campus climate for all students, I am sorry to hear of a campus event that is a step backwards in our efforts to make Guilford a more inclusive and safe place for Jewish students. This event will create...

University professor’s tenure revoked over anti-Israel tweets

Landon Fried, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

Steven Salaita’s Twitter posts cost him his job. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offered him a tenured professorship in 2013 but revoked the offer on Aug. 1 before school started this year due to his opinionated posts on the Israeli-Palestine conflict. Now Salaita stands at the...