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The Guilfordian. online resource (None) 1914-current, February 04, 1991, Image 1

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A Conversation With Professor Jonathan Malfno in Jerusalem, page 5 GThe UILFORDIAN ■ fmi™ JflVMiiflK Guilford students were among the 100,000 who went to Washington D.C. to march for peace in the Middle East. Analysis of the march is on page 2, more photos from different rallies on page 6/ photo by George Brand Forum Looks at War's Effects Justin Cohen Assistant News Editor A forum geared toward helping mem bers of the Guilford community deal with their emotional responses to the Gulf War was held last Tuesday evening in the cafe teria. About 40 people attended the forum, which was sponsored by Quaker Concerns. Among the faculty members and adminis trators present were Bill Rogers, Vemie Davis, Max Carter, Joe Groves, Tom Clark and Salem Ajluni. The discussion was facilitated by Richie Zweigenhaft and Jane Caris. Much of the conversation centered around concerns that some people's envel opment in the events in the Persian Gulf is resulting in destructive and counterpro ductive sacrifices in their personal lives. For example, students claimed that news Vol. 75, No. 14 Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C. of the war has such a "paralyzing" effect that it sometimes makes concentrating on their studies especially difficult. Zweigenhaft noted that it is imperative that people achieve a "balance between living your own life and being a respon sible citizen." Added Caris, "It is a delicate balance. Don't let yourself become a casualty in your own life." Many students said the war makes much of what they are studying seem trivial. However, Clark suggested that in actuality just the contrary is so. "School work is more important so we can learn how to avoid [war] in the future," said Clark. Rogers cautioned students to avoid let ting themselves get "numbed" by the war. "I encourage students to stay in touch see FORUM on page 4 >- Semester in Paris to Go Ahead Despite War in Gulf Courtney Roberts News Editor On Saturday, February 2, students from Guilford College left for a semester abroad in Paris. Although Saddam Hussein is more than 3,000 miles away, he still threatens the United States closer to home. One ques tion on students' minds since the Persian Gulf crisis began has been, what is going to happen to the abroad program in Paris? Is the terrorism threat enough to cancel the program? Martha Cooley, director of Off Campus Education and a member of the History Department, docs not think so. "Guilford has dou blc checked with other programs, and the State Department, to ensure the safety of the students," said Cooley. Most schools with whom Guilford checked have not cancelled their program s. Schools' programs that have cancelled, were due to students dropping out of them, not because of concerns about safety. Sylvia Trelles has been in Paris since early January. She has had a hand in advising the Guilford administration on the fate of the Paris program. Trelles is informing Guilford on a regular basis about the situation in Paris. "We are very sure that Sylvia will watch the situation very carefully," said Cooley. 'Trelles will let Guilford know if students need to get out of Paris in a hurry." 'The decision has been tough on par ents," said Cooley. "Getting them there was their main concern." Many parents wish the Paris program would be cancelled so there would be no decision to make about their sons' or daughters' safety. A letter was sent out to the parents and students involved in the Paris program before war in the Gulf broke out. The letter explained to parents that the students would be living with French families. This would lessen their chances of being singled out as Americans. Students have also been warned to be as discreet about their nation ality as possible to further ensure their safety. Only one student has withdrawn from the program. Many students wish to con- Feb. 4, 1991 linue with their plans to attend the Paris program. "I am worried, but I still want to go," said sophomore Sara Karpenske. Before the January 15 deadline the Off Campus Committee discussed the fate of the program. "They had no real concern early this fall; they didn't know what was going to happen. When school started they began to worry more," said Cooley. The dean and the Administrative Coun cil eventually decided to allow the pro gram to continue as planned. The admini stration feels very comfortable with the fact that Sylvia Trelles is in Paris. "We may still have to make a change but for now, at the Paris end, there are not feelings that the program should be cancelled. It's very calm over there," said Cooley, "more so than it is here." INSIDE • An Arab Opinion of the U.S.' Involvement in the Gulf 2 • Campus Ticker 4 • Saddam's Crimes 5 • Professor Malino • Environmental Survey 7 • Life in Hell 8 • Men 's Basketball Rolls to Win over Mt. Olive, Women Drop to 8-10 10 • NCAA Basketball in Full Swing 71

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