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March 30, 2007
Volume 93, Issue 21
The Independent Student Voice of Guilford College
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Guilford hosts Ethopian artist Wosene
Brice Tarleton | Staff Writer
A collection of work by international artist
Wosene Worke Kosrof is currently on display
in the Hege Library Art Gallery. On March
20, he joined Professor of Art Roy Nydorf and
professional tutor Douglas Smith for an open
dialogue to discuss his art.
"I always claim that ^ere is a spice in my
painting. One must corhe closer to sniff it,"
said Wosene during the dialogue.
The written symbols of Amharic, Wosene's
native language, play a significant role in all the
work on display, often forming the most visible
shapes in each painting.
Allyson Purpura, consulting curator for the
University of Michigan Museum of Art, said,
"In Wosene's hands ... words became images,
as he stretched and inverted their letters, and
scattered them across the canvas ... Wosene is
a master translator of human experience."
Wosene said, "The symbols bring my cul
ture to me and at the same time I recreate my
culture with the symbols, producing a unique
international visual language... Letters become
every possible design, everything I can think of.
Words always have power for me."
At the open dialogue, Wosene discussed
influences upon his painting, from his cultural
roots to American food. A major contribution
to his development as an artist has been jazz
music, which he plays for inspiration while
"I don't see the color of a trumpet or a drum.
Continued on page 7
Q-and-A with St. Louis Cardinals' Logan Collier
Deena Zaru I Staff Writer
Guilford senior Logan Collier,
a native of Rural
Hall, NC, was
drafted as a pitch
er by the St. Louis
Cardinals in the
37th round of the
players draft. He
is currently train
ing in Florida. Logan began play
ing baseball at age five.
Q: Did you have any role models
Collier: The person that I have
always held up and acknowledged
as my role model is my dad. He
taught me many life lessons and
how important it is to be trustwor
thy, honest, caring and sincere.
Q: Who else inspired you to play
Collier; My great-grandparents
always told me I was going to be
a professional baseball player at
the age of 20, but they both passed
away before I made it at the age
Q: Describe the significance of
your experience at Guilford in
sports or otherwise.
Collier; As I look back at my time
at Guilford College, I am extremely
proud to say that I went to school
there and will soon have a diploma
that reads Guilford College. The
education, I feel, is one of the best,
and the experience with students
from all over the world taught me
so much about getting along with
others from very different walks
of life and beliefs, which in turn
helps me with the life I am living
now as a pro baseball player.
Continued on page 12
1 News Page 8
Kevin Bryan | Staff Writer
Over 3,230 American soldiers
have died in Iraq. Over 23,000
soldiers have been wounded. Six
hundred fifty-five thousand Iraqis
have died. One out of every six
Iraq veterans has developed post-
traumatic stress disorder.
The United States has spent
over $411 billion on the Iraq war.
Almost $9 billion of that has gone
missing, either paid to employees
that don't exist, or part of the 363
tons of cash that disappeared.
The Iraq war has recently
entered its fourth year. No weap
ons of mass destruction have been
found. The Iraq Study Group
announced after the invasion that
they could not find any stock
piles of weapons of mass destruc
tion. The CIA armounced in 2004
that Iraq does not have weapons
of mass destruction and did not
have them since 2001. Attempts
to develop nuclear weapons were
stopped in 1995.
Evidence of nuclear programs
was shown to be fraudulent or
otherwise problematic, before it
was used to argue the case for war.
The yellowcake Uranium that was
said to be purchased from Niger
would have had to be bought from
two foreign-owned, international
ly monitored and regulated mines.
Documents detailing the sale of
Uranium to Niger were forgeries.
"The Bush Administration
deviated from the professional
standard not only in using policy
to drive intelligence, but also in
aggressively using intelligence to
win public support for its decision
to go to war. Tliis meant selective
ly adducing data, cherry-picking,
rather than using the intelligence
community's own analytic judg
ments," said Paul R. Pillar, former
national intelligence officer for
Continued on page 6
Due to low student initiative and e
ffort. The Quaker, has died. With
the yearbook's frozen budget and
staff of zero, students should ex-
pect no official photo memoir of
the 2006-2007 school year.
Forum Page 4
With the recent passage of a dvil
union law in Mexico Qty, despite
President Calderon's opposition,
Mexico may become liberated from
a history rich in Catholic conserva
tism and homophobia.
World & Nation Page 5
SLRP Adjusts Viva La Mancha
The college's long-range plan pro
jected 540 more CCE students for
'09 than will actually enroll, and
now the plan has been modified
to accommodate the shrinking
News Page 7
Directors and cast reflect on "Man
of La Mancha," a "play with mu
sic" that has been called "moving,
furmy, charming and thought-
provoking," opening April 6 in
Features Page 11
This weekend's annual festival, al
though focused around music, of
fers the opportunity for students
to get out and be active. Check
out the available participant and
Sports Page 12