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Increase in Enrollment Prompts Budget Re-evaluation
Guilford College has managed to sig
nificantly increase its student enrollment
this year according to initial reports from
the Enrollment Management Committee.
The enrollment increase comes at a time
when both regional and national trends
point toward significantly lower enroll
ments for both state and private higher
'The improved enrollment at Guilford
is good news for the college," said Jim
Newlin, vice president for finance and
According to reports by the Enrollment
Management Committee, 1173 students,
excluding CCE, were enrolled in the col
lege as of September 19,1990. Out of the
1173 students, 1150 were paying full tui
The new enrollmentfigures farexceedcd
the goals set by the Enrollment Manage
ment Committee during the 1989 - 90 aca
demic year, indicating a successful re
cruitment policy by the college and ena
bling Guilford to re-evaluate its budget for
the 1990-91 year.
Condom Sales Suggest Students' Responsibility
AIDS, safe sex and condom use have
been issues riveting the attention of both
this campus and the whole nation for the
past several years.
Last year, Katharine Schnorrenberg, now
a Guilford junior, championed a campaign
for the installation of condom machines in
residence halls across campus. Her ambi
tion paid off. Condom machines were
placed in every residence hall.
Sales of the condoms suggest that a large
percent of Guilford's student population is
practicing safe sex.
Since installed last March, the tallies for
the last two monthsoflast spring are (reve
nue, condoms sold, condoms per capita):
Shore, $12,24,1/2.08; English, $7,14,1/
3.6; Milner, $33, 66, 1/3.8; Mary Hobbs,
$6, 12, 1/4.1; Bryan, sl7, 34, 1-/6.05;
Binford, $3,6, 2/27.3.
Vol. 75, No. 5 Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C. Oct. 8, 1990
Before the new figures were released,
the Guilford Board of Trustees had based
the 1990-91 budget on the expectation of
an enrollment of 1090 students, 1062 of
which would be expected to pay full tui
tion. The new figures will allow for a re
evaluation of the budget, with most of the
new money being allocated to a 6 percent
salary increase pool for faculty, staff and
"It was a collective judgement by the
Board that salaries institutionally wide
should be improved," said Newlin. "The
salaries received first priority because we
felt that morale would be affected if we
could not meet our projections from last
The Board of Trustees decided last spring
that salaries would receive first priority if
the enrollment picture of the college im
proved this fall.
Newlin emphasized, however, that the
college will continue to remain "conserva
tive" with its operating budget because of
the increased demands in financial aid as a
result of the improved student enrollment.
Said Newlin, "It's important to realize
that the increase in the need for financial
aid due to more students has allowed us to
When asked about use of the condom
machines in their halls, R As and hall direc
tors felt that students were taking steps to
"I think a lot of students who are sexu
ally active, are practicing safe sex and
being more aware," said Wendy Gates,
Hall Director of Binford.
Today's society is demanding caution
when it comes to sex. Richard Ford of
Residential Life said, "Students are using
condoms; we should encourage them and
encourage sales. Students need to be aware
of their options."
Privacy was a consideration when in
stalling the condom machines. Students
may feel more comfortable purchasing
condoms if they are able to go to a secluded
area, rather than a frequently traveled loca
tion. In Bryan and Milner Halls, the ma
chines are located in the basement and
laundry rooms. In Mary Hobbs and Shore,
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Vice President for Finance and Development Jim NewlitVphoto by
only increase salaries, instead of both sala
ries and the operating budget."
Nancy Cable-Wells, chair of the Enroll
students can go to the downstairs unisex
bathrooms. In Binford, the machine is
downstairs by the Coke machine. "It's not
in a key location," said Gates. "I don't
know if many freshmen know it's a con
dom machine. But it is being used."
Although the location of the machines is
a key factor, judging from the sales stu
dents are trying to be responsible.
"Regardless of sales, it is important to
have to machines functioning and acces
sible," said Angus McLees, a Bryan Hall
The only complaint hall directors had in
regard to the machines was that there needs
to be more publicity surrounding them.
The directors have suggested that the loca
tion of the machines needs to be made
known to all students. Signs and/or flyers
could be placed around the residence halls
ensuring that students know that protec
tion is being offered and where it can be
ment Management Committee, was also
pleased with the new enrollment situation.
In a report to members of the faculty,
Cable-Wells states that the "college can
note with pride the reason that our enroll
ment picture has turned around despite
both regional and national trends."
Cable-Wells indicates several reasons
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