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THt QfUILFORDIAN ' " ~ GREENSBORO, NC Quakerism at Guilford Hannah Winkler W&N Editor A discussion ori Quakerism as an edu cational institution featured five panelists at New Garden Friends Meeting April 5. The panel was organized by the Quaker Leadership Scholars Program (QLSP), the Initiative on Faith and Practice, the Friends Center, the Office of the President, and members of the Speakers and Programs Committee in hopes that the discussion would raise questions about the future role of Quakerism at Guilford. The panelists included guest speakers Tom Hamm and Tom Farquhar. Kathy Coe, Adrienne Israel, and Jim Hood represented various departments of the Guilford Kt — iea MBm ROB BURMAN/GUILFORDIAN Junior Lila Anton coordi nates Guilford's hip-hop conference administration. Moderator Mary Ellen Chijioke gave introductions for the panel members and illustrated how their personal experience would shape the discussion In particular, Tom Hamm, Elon's well-known historian of Quakerism, and Tom Farquar, a leading Quaker educator and administrator, added alternative perceptions to the three other Guilford adminis trator panelists. "One of the important aspects of the event was the involvement of so many differ ent levels of the Guilford com munity," said sophomore Quaker Stephen Dotson. 'Trustees, faculty, administra tors - including the President - Quaker students and non- Quaker students. It was suc- Continued on Page 2 Guilford, A&T sponsor hip-hop conference Tim Scales Staff Writer Community Senate, in association with A&T State University, is co-spon soring a hip-hop concert fea turing rappers Kanye West and Floetry on April 17. This event is part of Guilford's annual hip-hop conference, which has been organized for the past three years by junior Lila Anton. "My sister organized a hip hop conference at her col lege," said Anton. "I went to it, VOLUME 90, ISSUE 23 ■WWW.GUILFORDIAN.COM ROB BURMAN/GUILFORDIAN VX uilford College Vice President Randy Doss walks through a group of students silently protesting in Founder's lobby Wednesday afternoon. The protest was sparked by student claims of powerlessness regarding personnel changes at the college over the past year and institutional racism within the community. Look for complete coverage of these events in next week's issue. and it changed my life." Kanye West has been hailed as "one of the few truly unique hip-hop artists to revel atop the commercial side of the industry during the early 2000s," according to allmu sic.com. Originally a producer for such hip-hop stars as Jay- Z, West recently released his first solo album, "The College Dropout," which recently hit #2 on the Billboard 200 charts. Floetry is comprised of two London songstresses, Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart. Well known in the UK, Floetry's first album, Floetic, hit #l9 on the Billboard 200 in 2002. Previous hip-hop confer ence events have included musical performances by Little Brother and Mystic, as well as slam poetry by Queen Godls and a visit from interna tionally known poet Saul Williams on February 20. Hip-hop conferences are common on college campus es across the country. Most have a socially conscious message, and many include APRIL 16, 2004 panel discussions and speak ers. This year's event is a "Rock the Vote" campaign promoting voter registration. Free tickets were given to Guilford students who were registered voters, and regis tration cards were given to those who weren't. This concert is a joint effort by Guilford and A&T State University. It is taking place on A&T campus as part of their annual AggieFest, A&T's ver sion of Serendipity. "I believe this is the Continued on Page 2

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