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♦ Faculty voice their concerns in a meeting
with the Trustees
BY ADAM LUCAS
In a move designed to foster com
munication about the current restruc
turing process, a concerned group of
faculty members met with Don
McNemar and members of the Board
of Trustees last week.
The meeting was spawned by dis
agreement among some faculty about
the direction the process is taking. Ten
professors have made it known that
they are in principled opposition to the
"It seems to be that the faculty
cuts are driving the process," sociol
ogy professor Laura O'Toole said.
"The nature of the process may have
O'Toole and other professors that
want to be heard have benefited from
the appointment of new Board of Trust
ees chairman Vic Flow, who is trying
to get the Board to take a more active
role in listening directly to on-campus
While the entire group of Trust
ees was not able to be present at last
week's meeting, members that did at
tend said it was a productive session.
"The Board was very much im
pressed with the faculty at that meet
ing," said Kathy Coe, one of the Trust
ees. "It's important for every faculty
member to be heard, and we don't want
to undermine the obvious high quality
of teaching that is going on at Guilford."
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While some students have wor
ried that the unhappiness of some of
their professors might translate into a
lessened desire to teach effectively,
McNemar expressed a sense of gen
eral optimism that the airing of differ
ences about the direction of restruc
turing might eventually lead to an posi
tive outcome. 'There was no sense of
'We're all together,' at the meeting, but
from my perspective there was a lot of
serious listening," he said. "There are
certainly issues that need to be worked
out, and not everybody will agree on
every single thing."
With the semester barely two
weeks old and meetings already being
held, all parties involved are pointing
towards an end-of-January meeting of
the Board of Trustees as a key date.
McNemar is currently working on pri
oritizing the recommendations of last
semester's task forces for presentation
to the Board.
If Coe's feelings are any barom
eter of the rest of the Board, the deci
sions made by the second-year Guilford
president will find an enthusiastic audi
ence with the Trustees. "Trustees are
entrusted with the well-being of the Col
lege, and our role right now is of very
strong support for Don McNemar," she
said. "We believe Don is the leader of
this process and that hp has his eye on
the big picture."
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The different events celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. day were well attended.
PHOTO BY BECCA LEE
BY MARJORIE HALL
On Monday, Jan. 19, the nation cel
ebrated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Guilford College commemorated the na
tional hero with several different events
spanning almost a week.
The events began with Chuck Davis
and the African-American dance ensemble,
sponsored by ARTSetc. on Saturday night.
The two-hour dance performance was well
attended. In the last part of the program,
audience members were invited to come
up on stage and dance with the perform
ers, and the stage filled with students, com
munity members, and President Don
"I thought the performance was a
real positive experience," said sophomore
Julie Kauflman, who enjoyed the perfor
mance but declined the invitation to get on
tain for capital
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memory of the
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stage. "I liked it a lot."
Recognition of MLK day continued
with a service project sponsored by Project
Community. Agroup of 20 students helped
out at "Making it Upstream," a house for
teenage males in serious trouble that will
be opening soon. The men starting the pro
gram are graduates of Delancey Street, a
prison sentencing alternative run by inmates.
They have spoken at Guilford several times.
"We really respect what they are
doing," said Judy Harvey, coordinator of
Project Community. "This is a way we
can say thank you to them and pay tribute
to Martin Luther King. Not all of the teen
agers who will be part of the program are
African-American, but we think that help
ing teenagers in trouble is a way to honor
Events continued Monday with dif
ferent seminars. Religion professor Joe
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January 23, 1998