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Volume LXVI Number Ten
Greensboro, N.C. 27410
Guilford to seek
By Bob Gluck
Nearly everyone in America
today is affected by computers,
and whether you like them or
dislike them, computers will be
assuming a greater and greater
role in our lives in the future.
How Guilford College responds to
this "computer revolution" is of
great importance to the
education to students and to the
success of Guilford in the future.
According to Cyril Harvey, who
is on the committee which deals
with computers, the United
States is in the midst of a very
dramatic cultural change in
volving the computer. He said
that if a student expects to be
involved in any great way in
society, especially if one expects
to be a leader, one has to know
how to use a computer ef
Charlie White, the computer
systems manager at Guilford,
said that within the next five
years students will be coming to
school not only knowing how to
use a computer, but possessing
their own • micro-computers as
well. They will expect Guilford to
have a system that will meet
Both Harvey and White
stressed that Guilford can not
avoid computers and that it must
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move ahead on computers before
it is left behind by the rest of;
society and by other schools.
Guilford has certainly not
ignored the existence of com
puters. Since it installed its first
system about eight years ago, the
college's philosophy has been to
try to maximize student use of
the computers. As the demand
for using the computer has grown
over the years, the system has
been periodically expanded.
Presently Guilford has two
computer systems (one for the
administration and one for
academic work), including eight
terminals available for use by
students. Among these are
terminals which provide students
with greater editing capabilities
and other benefits.
Yet despite the college's at
tempts to expand the system to
meet demand, the present
computer would not be able to
handle the load if a large section
of the student body wanted or
needed to use it.
This has prevented the college
from better integrating the
computer into the college
curriculum, so that all students
could become fairly well
acquainted with the computer
during their four years at
(See "Computers" Page 4)
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Working in the Third World
Sponsored by Intercultural and Women's Studies,
the lecture series on working women in the Third
World began Wednesday, February 3. The first lec
ture, presented by Dr. Risa Ellovich of N.C. State
University, centered on the Dioula and Bete' women
of thfe Ivory Coast.
These African women were traditionally partners
with their fathers or husbands in food production.
They also sold surplus agricultural produce and
handicrafts, thus contributing substantially to the
family's weath. In the late 19th century, however,
colonization (called "modernization" by some)
disrupted this work role by demanding taxes in
money. Since men earned the money to pay taxes by
cashcropping or by working in distance mines or ur
ban centers, the women, now totally responsible for
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Dr. Risa Ellovich of N. C. State University gave a lecture Feb. 3 on the Diowa and Bete-Women of the
Ivory Coast. The lecture was part of a series on working women in the Third World.
food production, found their work devalued because
it was not income-producing.
Few women have been able to find well-paying
jobs in the cities because of discrimination, lack of
education, and scarcity of jobs. Although many ur
ban women are small traders, intense competition
minimizes potential profits.
Particularly intriging to the audience was the ef
fect of polygamy on women's work. Polygamy per
mits women to rotate their domestic chores, such as
cooking and child care, thus "freeing" them to do
more work in the fields.
The evening lecture on Muslim Women was unfor
tunately cancelled because the speaker was fogged
in at the Atlanta airport.