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VOLUME LI I
RESULTS OF FRESHMEN
They burned their beanies in the bonfire. With the competitive election of
their officers, the freshman seem to be saying they want a chance to do more
for the school than be participants in orientation week. The persons whom they
elected to express their views in an organized manner were; President, Peter Fay,
Swamscott, Mass.; Vice-President, Sam Ausband, Winston Salem; Secretary, Maggie
Trueworthy, Arlington, Va.; Treasurer, Cathy Jones, Greensboro; Student Leg
islators, Pat Hammers, Greensboro; Terry Gentry, Reidsville.
The freshman platform appears to express one point strongly. This is unity to
add strength to their actions. "If we want to work as a class, not just a small in
terested segment, we must promote a feeling of unity, said Peter Fay. One de
finite example of this need for class unity was the lack of election participation by
130 of the 284 freshmen.
The common "wet blanket" on many class functions is money. The juniors
offered to help the freshmen overcome this problem by challenging them to a
"powder-puff" football game to be held near the end of this month. This is an open
opportunity to all freshmen to promote both unity and money by working on
committees and participating in the actual game.
As moderator to the first freshman class meeting, Zac Lowe commented, "You
certainly do have some good ideas." "We don't want to be a pushy class with
these new ideas", replied Pat Hammers, "but we do want a chance to try to help."
There are advantages to being a freshman because you are "fresh" and not
"stale", It is up to the upper classmen to advise their challenges and to channel
this "freshman spirit" before it dies into indifference.
Students are looking on with increasing
interestas our campus appearance changes
more every day. Much work is being done
to make campus-life more enjoyable for
both faculty and students.
Perhaps New Women's dorm is the
most anticipated addition at this time.
Girls are packed into kitchens, study
rooms, and basements .while waiting for
the completion of Friend's Home . As
this arrangement causes a cjreat deal of
inconvenience in both study and living
habits, the girls are counting the days
until they can move in.
The renovation of King and Duke
Memorial Halls will provide additional
classrooms, and labs, as well as faculty
offices. Duke Memorial will be the lo
cation of an audio-visual center which
will be named after C. Elmer Leake.
Mr. Leake s donation made the center
Science will be the core of the cur
riculum in King Hall. New laboratories
as many special science facilities will
replace the former classrooms.
These renovations are the result of
contributions from several donors. A
mong them are the Charles A. Dana
Foundation, the Doris Duke Foundat
ion, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation,
the Duke Power Company, and the Z.
Smith Reynolds Foundation.
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Coffee House Planned
The Student Union is planning an add
ition to Guilford social life-a coffeehouse.
The coffeehouse will be in the small
building between Founders Hall and
Shore Dormitory that currently houses
the language laboratory. At the present
time, plans for the coffeehouse are quite
nebulous. Its exact opening date depends
on the renovation of Memorial Hall,
since the language equipment must be
moved out before the coffeehouse can
be established. The interior arrangement
is also undetermined, although there will
certainly be tables and chairs, and most
likely a small stage.
Mary Winslow, current chairman of
the coffeehouse, indicated there will be
many different uses of the coffeehouse.
The film committee will show its weekly
films there. The Revelers Club may put
on occasional skits. One of the early
attractions will be Dan Gravas, a folk
singer who has appeared in j( Boston.
Gravas, who has been called "a great
performer" by a Boston Newspaper
which specializes in entertainment, will
appear at the coffeehouse from October
29 through November 24. Gravas is one
of the entertainers specially picked by a
"coffeehouse circuit,'' an organization
of regional coffeehouses, for giving a
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GREENSBORO, N. C. OCTOBER 13, 1967
NEW CURRICULUM PLANNED
"The establishment, operation and evaluation of the curriculum ought to be
one of the central responsibilities of collegiate faculties and academic admin
istration", says Professor of Higher Education at Stanford University Lewis
Guilford is presently evaluating and projecting its curriculum under Dr.
William Burris, chairman of Political Science Department and Dr. Frederick
Crownfield, chairman of the Religion Department.
In the past Guilford has had a core curriculumstemmingfrom Dr. Raymond
Binford's initiative and continuing through the Milner administration from
1934 to 1965. This core curriculum represented a general philosophy of ed
ucation intended to expand the students understanding in the humanities, the
natural sciences, and the social sciences.
With a change of administration came the innovation of a new curriculum.
Under Dr. Grimsley Hobbs an evaluation of the core curriculum began through
an Educatipnal Policy Cormittee consisting of some senior faculty members.
Guilford s core curriculum of 1966 is based on the principle that a liberal ed
ucation should not only expand the horizons of each student's understanding,
but should also tend to develop such attitudes as objectivity, imagination,
and sensitivity. It should at the same time safeguard the student against prov
incialism and prejudice which constrict the mind to a limited point of view.
To continue the study of academic programing, Guilford has released time
for William Burris, chairman of the Political Science Department, and Frederick
Crownfield, chairman of the Religion Department. Dr. Burris is presently
engaged in reading and studying new curriculums and their meanings. He
plans to visit other college campus which are experiencing new developments
such as Antioch College in Ohio, Florida Presbyterian, and St. Andrews College
in North Carolina.
Burris, nuintains that "a relevant curriculum is a constantly changing cur
riculum." He indicated that historically many faculty members at Guilford
were committed to the core approach and the Guilford arrangement".
In a speech before convocation at Guilford last Thursday Burris questioned
education and the curriculum. Asking why colleges don't change, he indicated
that most colleges pay little attention to their end product or graduate. The
general attitude among faculty and administration is for new approaches.
Dr. Crownfield is exploring the possibilities of co-operation between Guilford,
Bennett, and Greensboro CoMeges. No firm decisions have been made and his
ideas are still in the embryonic stages of development.
Since all three of these Greensboro Colleges are small schools, plans are
being made tp combine classes in certain subjects. Course areas wnich are
felt to be a vital part of a curriculum, but which have neither the popularity
nor the demand to become an intergrated part of the studies at each college,
may be offered in classes comprised of students from all three schools.
Closed circuit T.V. is another area of interest to be considered. Classes or
lectures from one school may be televised in another.
A system of borrowing may be offered by the libraries of Guilford, Bennett,
Student Legislature Meeting
At 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 2, the
Student Legislature (SL) held its weekly
meeting, Bob Wilson, SL President, called
the meeting where a majority was present.
Old business received the first con
sideration. It was announced that there
were positions which needed to be filled
on the Student Affairs, Educational Polic
ies, and Foreign Studies Committees. By
vote, three people were selected to fill
the vacancies on the Student Affairs and
Educational Policies Committees. No one
expressed any interest in serving on the
Foreign Studies Committee.
Zack Lowe proposed that a committee
be set up to hold a forum to discuss the
decision of the Imperial Barber Shop not
to serve Guilford's Negro students. The
majority of members present favored
Lowes motion, and it was adopted. The
forum date was set for Monday, October
9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Moon Room, Dana
Auditorium. All interested persons, as
well as employees of the Imperial Barber
Shop were to be invited to attend.
In preparation for the Freshman elect
ions which were held on Tuesday, October
3, the Elections Committee recruited
most of the SL members to instruct
Freshmen concerning the operation of
the voting machine in Founders on a
two-person shift basis.
The Men's I nterdormitory Government
(M.1.G.), one of the three student govern
ment organisations, was to hold an open
meeting on October 3 to discuss controll
inq the consumption of alcoholic beverages
A SL representative from the Senior
class reported that the Seniors would
have a car wash in Milner Hall's parking
lot on October 6. Zack Lowe, a SL
Junior representative, reported that the
sale of mums for Homecoming was coming
along quite well and he said that the
Juniors would offer mums for sale at the
gate of Armfield Athletic Center on Sat
urday, October 7 at a slightly higher
On December 7 the Student Legislature
will sponsor a convocation open to all
students. Members were asked to be think
ing of ideas for the program.
In line with the thinking that three
student government organisations-Men's
Interdormitory Government (M.1.G.), Wo
men s Student Council (W.S.C.), and the
Student Legislature- are too many to
operate efficiently, it was suggested that
a committee be formed to study re
organizing the college government into
Wilson suggested that the Student
Legislature may need more members in
order to better represent all Guilford
After thirty minutes had passed a
motion for adjournment until October
16 was made and passed.
L - R Game
and Greensboro. Periodicals and cont
emporary journals and books which may
be outdated in several years are expens
ive both to acquire and maintain. A
distribution of new books among the
schools would relieve expenses and offer
a greater selection to the students.
Being interested in correcting prov
incialism, Guilford has extended educat
ional leave to three senior faculty mem
bers this year. David Stafford, chairman
of the Sociology Department is under
taking advanced study of the Chinese
family and social structure. E. Daryl
Kent, Academic Dean of the College,
and professor of philosophy, has been
selected as a post-doctoral scholar in the
South Asia Regional Studies Program at
the University of Pennsylvania. Edward
Burrows, chairman of the History De
partment plans to study non-western
societies at Duke University and the
University of California at Los Angeles
and by extensive visits in Africa and
the Near and Far East.
Guilford now sponsors three areas
of study away from the campus. These
areas include the United Nations and
Washington seminars, and the Seminars
Pursuing the curriculum further,Burris
has a number of possibilities for the
future. He indicated interest in team
teaching combining several humanities
courses, departmental research away from
the college, student teaching within their
department, large lecture sessions follow
ed by small seminars, and general ex
animation of many departments.
Guilford currently is securing several
outstanding consultants to assist in the
study of administrative organization, prac
tices and curriculum planning. The con
sultants include: Dr. J.M. Bevan, Academic
Vice President of the University of the
Pacific; Dr. Winslow Hatch, Research
Specialist, Division of Higher Education,
U.S. Office of Education; Dr. Morris
Keeton, Academic Vice President of
Antioch College; Dr. William Kolb, Dean
of the college, Beloit College; and Dr.
Lewis Mayhew, Professor of Higher Ed
ucation, Stanford University.
Through integrated academic accom
plishment, Guilford is on the road toward
assessing its educational policies. Through
an Educational Policy Committee with
student representation, Guilford is re
Coming Oct. 27
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