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Quaker Heritage Week held
♦An outgrowth of the community task force, week held to foster understanding of the college's roots
BY DANA MENDOZA
•Guilford College does not cancel
class for many of the nationally recognized
•Guilford College operates on a first
•Guilford was a station on the Un
•The United States flag will never
hang alone at Guilford because the com
munity consists of more than one country.
Guilford College hangs a flag in the gym to
represent the native countries of students
who attend Guilford.
The support structure of Guilford
College is deeply rooted in Quaker philoso
phies And yet, how many of us are aware
of the traditions and the history, which af
fect our daily lives simply by living in the
The week of March 16-March 22
was designated as Quaker Heritage Week
in part as a result of an outgrowth of the com
munity task force. It is an attempt to begin
developing a greater sense of community.
Three untenured faculty
BY CHRISTOPHER WEBER
After nearly a year of revising
its priorities, Guilford has a fresh set
of decisions to make. Three young
faculty members are leaving, creat
ing new opportunities and problems
for the college.
Ken Cameron, Kit Wellman, and
Ron Byrnes have taken new jobs and
will not teach at Guilford next fall.
Several factors influenced each
man's decision. Each wanted a dif
ferent kind of opportunity, one that
coincided with the needs of his part
Students plan march to Ra
leigh to protest the Kwame
News pg. 5
Quaker Heritage week featured many^ different keynote speakers.
PHOTO BY BECCA
Max Carter, director of campus min
istries, believes that, ''Quaker Heritage
week is a time for celebrating Quaker val
ues and their positive impact on Guilford
College and the wider community. This is
an opportunity to discuss issues of race,
ner or family and that would use him
in ways Guilford could not.
"It wasn't an easy decision,"
Byrnes says. "I won't know whether
it's the right one for six months to
two or three years."
Each says Guilford's changes
contributed to his decision to leave.
Says Cameron, "Back in the fall
semester, when the faculty cut-backs
and curriculum changes were an
nounced, all the untenured faculty
started looking for jobs because no
body knew what was going to hap
please see FACULTY on pg 2
Our fearless movie critics
take a crack at Primary Col
Features pg. 7
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Since 1914, but never quite like this
multiculturalism, academics, worship, and
There were many opportunities for
students, faculty, and staff to get involved
in various activities, which were all con
nected to Quakerism.
Stark in critical condition
BY ANNIE BUCHANAN-CLARY
Just over a month ago, on the after
noon of Feb. 24, sophomore honors stu
dent Tony Stark was involved in a serious
auto accident while traveling down W.
Friendly Ave. Partially thrown from his
vehicle during the accident, Stark sustained
major injuries and is still in critical condition
at Moses Cone Hospital.
Guilford students, faculty and admin
istration have all shown their support for
the injured Guilford student, visiting the hos
pital frequently and meeting with Stark's
family. Max Carter, campus ministry di
rector said, "An ICU worker commented
to me that she had never seen a college
show such an outpouring of support."
Michael Filoramo, a fellow sopho
How athletics provides a cure
Forum pg. 13
Max Carter feels that many people
are curious about Quaker heritage but do
not have the opportunities to leam about
Quakerism. He believes that Quaker Heri
tage Week gave, and will continue to give,
those students a variety of opportunities to
increase their understanding and apprecia
tion for Quaker traditions and history.
Among the activities available were
guest speakers, such as the nationally known
best selling author Phil Gully, African-
American actor and storyteller Logic
Meachum, and several other key speak
ers. Throughout the week dicrc were his
torical tours, a wide variety of panel dis
cussions. presentations, and activities.
Carter's Quakerism class gave presenta
tions on different aspects of Quaker heri
tage at Guilford College.
Matt Caruso, a student in Carter's
class, said after giving a presentation on
Guilford College athletics, "It's important
that everyone at Guilford, Quaker and non-
Quaker, explore and leam about the tradi
tions here. There are many stories that
I've run across in the last week that have
please see QUAKER on pg. 2
more and good friend of Stark's, began a
box for contributions at the info desk.
Filoramo describes Stark as a "go-getter,
into dirt bike racing and music."
Mona Olds, dean of student life, has
visited the hospital frequently, keeping a
close watch over Stark's daily condition
Olds said, 'Tony is in critical condition but
described by his nurses as stable. We are
now more encouraged about his condition
than originally." Stark's room in ICU is now
decorated by two posters signed by Guil
ford students and a stuffed bear purchased
through student contributions.
'Tony's progress will include a long,
slow recovery," said Carter. Over spring
break, Guilford held Stark "in the light," a
Quaker form of prayer. "We tried to chan
nel our energy," said Carter, "and give Tony
the will to survive."
Baseball team on a roll,
sweeps ODAC doubleheader
against Eastern Mennonite
Sports pg. 14
March 27, 1998