The Guilfordian

News in Brief

News in Brief

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 2, 2018

Pakistan On Oct. 31, Pakistan’s highest court ordered the release of a Christian woman who had been sentenced to death for blasphemy. The move set off a wave of backlash from hard-line Islamists and praise from human rights advocates. Prime minister Imran Khan expressed support for blasphemy la...

New birth control pill is now available for men

Nathan Rabiej, Staff Writer

March 23, 2018

Since the 1960s, the birth control pill has been available as a form of contraception only usable by women. Men have had two mainstream forms of contraception, condoms and vasectomies. Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a third option, a birth control pill for men. They recently...

African development, democracy on the rise

African development, democracy on the rise

Meghana Iragavarapu, Features Editor

April 2, 2017

“I can’t really sum up my ‘experiences with African nations and peoples’ with a single word or phrase, just as I couldn’t sum up my experiences with Americans in that way,” said Beth Whitaker, associate professor of political science and honors program director at the University of North...

Human rights issues in Tanzania spark discussion on Africa coverage

Human rights issues in Tanzania spark discussion on Africa coverage

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2017

In 2011, 1.6 million people in Tanzania were living with HIV or AIDS according to a report by the United Nations Program for HIV and AIDS. Six years later, the numbers are on the rise. At the same time, criminalization of civilians who have sex with people of the same sex is on the rise according...

Student ventures abroad, teaches English in Tanzania

Student ventures abroad, teaches English in Tanzania

William Osterholt, Staff Writer

September 5, 2014

While many students at Guilford College this summer were enjoying the sun outside or working summer jobs, one student was participating in something rather special. Junior Fiona Lloyd-Muller spent a significant portion of her time over summer vacation abroad in Zanzibar, Tanzania ,teaching English at...