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Developer chosen to build new dorms
An outside contractor will
build four apartment
buildings and a community cen
ter on Guilford campus by the
beginning of the 2005 school
year, pending the Board of
The new dorm selection com
mittee proposed building the
new units adjacent to Ragsdale
House, President Chabotar's
residence, in the wooded lot
north of Milner.
The dorm would house 140
students. Residents would live
in two-story, suite-style
arrangements featuring four
singles, two baths, a common
room, and a kitchenette.
The apartments are being
built to accommodate the influx
of students Guilford anticipates
in the next five years. The
Fornier ambassador speaks on Cold War
he Cold War ended before the
Soviet Union collapsed," said
Jack Matlock Jr., a Greensboro native and
previous U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet
Union, during his speech on Reagan and
Gorbachev on Sept. 23.
In his speech, Matlock focused on the
connection between Reagan and
Gorbachev, explaining how the relationship
between the two leaders led to the end of
the Cold War.
He began the speech by saying that "I
consider [Gorbachev] to be one of the
greatest statesmen of the 20th Century."
He also spoke of the differences between
the two leaders. Gorbachev, he said, was a
student of law, considered "safe from the
system that created him." In speaking of
Reagan, Matlock talked of how he was
more a leader of the people, an actor elect
ed as leader of the U.S. Despite the differ
ences between the two leaders, both vied
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administration envisions enroll
ment growing from 1,250 to
1,446 traditional students.
"We want to have as many
[students] as we can on-cam
pus," said Vice President of
Enrollment Randy Doss on
Sept. 24. Doss also cited
major renovations in the near
future as another reason for
building new housing, suggest
ing that students may be shift
ed into the new apartments to
facilitate dorm renovations.
To finance the estimated $6.5
million project, Guilford has
accepted a bid from
Capstone Building Corp.
Capstone will finance all con
struction costs. In return they
will own the new housing and
collect money from students
who live there, though Campus
Life will manage it.
The committee that selected
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Jack Matlock Jr.
between the two nations changed with the
advancing relationship between the two
leaders. Reagan and Gorbachev were try
ing to calm the situation down, looking for
peace. It took four years, but eventually
both came to agree that "no war is permis
sible", a stance that both Reagan and
Gorbachev consider their greatest achieve
ment, Matlock said.
Facade for the proposed new dorms
the developer included Director
of Facilities and Campus
Services Jon Varnell, Vice
President for Finance &
Administration Jerry Boothby,
Director of Alumni Relations
Jerry Harrelson, Director of
Information Technology and
Services Leah Kraus, Dean of
Campus Life Anne Lundquist,
"The college would much
rather build it ourselves, but our
that the goal
of the United
of the Soviet
break it up.
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debt-structure won't allow it,"
Lundquist explained the con
tract with a developer as a
lease on Guilford's land; it is a
way to convert land into money.
"We're land-rich and money
poor," said Lundquist. The
school could buy the housing
from Capstone within 30 years,
The Board of Trustees still
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Despite sound problems with his micro
phone, Matlock went on to describe how
Gorbachev and Reagan changed after they
visited each other's countries. When
Gorbachev came to the United States, he
was overwhelmed with the freedom of the
people and the difference between the
America he saw and the America the
Soviet Union depicted.Gorbachev com
mented later at a conference with Reagan,
"Mr. President, I will never look at your
country the way I used to."
Matlock also talked about the collapse ol
the Soviet Union, and how it was "the com
munist leader himself that put down com
munist power within the Soviet Union."
Matlock ended his speech by talking
about how people can learn from the
relationship between Reagan and
Gorbachev and apply that understanding
Will Ginn, a first year, said, "it was good
hearing another perspective on some very
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