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New look, new options at bookstore
By Victor Lopez
Students congregate outside of Founders Hall,
the only place where men and women were
allowed to mingle without supervision in 1886.
By Daniel Etter
Change, like wind through trees as old as the
college itself, has blown perpetually throughout
Guilford's long history. Today's limited cigarette
smoking sections were once hill bans on tobacco,
alcohol and profanity; the new pizza delivery
service was once an on-campus farm to ensure
fresh milk, eggs, meat and produce; and.the re
cently-dedicated mural decorates the halls of the
campus' third version of King Hall.
Growth and innovation at Guilford finds
a home in the 1888 transition from boarding
school to college under the school's first presi
dent, Lewis Lyndon Hobbs. Hobbs' tenure as
president, from 1888-1915, not only saw the
construction of more buildings (seven) than any
other president, but also witnessed the birth of
a new breed of curriculum. Introducing majors,
minors and electives for the first time, Hobbs'
new curriculum allowed students to follow a
more concentrated area of interest and signified
a shift away from traditional education tluough
the classics and rote memorization.
Always at the educational forefront, Guil
ford's next major curriculum change came with
the school's third head, Raymond Binford. Presi
dent from 1918-1934, Binford's implementation
This semester the Guilford College
bookstore, now managed by Follett Higher
Education Group, is offering rental books
and e-books, as a part of a growing trend in
colleges across the country.
About 1,500 four-year college and
university bookstores offer book rentals,
up from 500 in just a year, according to The
Kansas City Star.
Jon Varnell, vice president for
administration, said that the option to rent
books is an exciting new option for students.
"Book rental is clearly the hottest thing
going with students and book providers. I
could go on and on," said Vamell. "This is
one of the most incredible times of change
we've seen in the book business in a very
There are currently 262 rentable titles.
See "Bookstore" on page 2
Guilford students returned this fall to find a renovated book store. Shoppers now have
the option to rent the textbooks required of their courses.
WikiLeaks: Manning and Assange
See "Changes" on page 7
By Keyla Beebe
WikiLeaks Chief Editor Juiien
Assange was charged with
molestation and rape in Sweden. His
case was recently re-opened by chief
prosecuter Marianne Ny.
The whistleblower media site
WikiLeaks is continuing to run into
legal problems as it exposes high-
profile, classified material. Currently,
Chief Editor Julian Assange is being
prosecuted for molestation and rape
in Sweden, while Bradley Manning
is being detained for releasing
confidential information to the site.
Active since 2007, the Web site has
become well-known for its publication
of anonymous documents containing
sensitive information. In the past,
it has shared information with The
New York Times, The Guardian, and
the German newspaper, Der Spiegel,
See "WIKILEAKS" on page 5
By Michael Foxx
If you said Tyler Sanborn was going to win
three national player of the year awards his senior
year some people would not have believed you.
Playing in the shadows of All-American center,
Ben Strong had to be a hard thing to do. But by the
time his senior year came, he had made a name for
himself. He made his dream come true by going
on after college basketball to playing professional
Coming into his freshman season Sanborn was
a baby-faced 285 pound little boy that could not
make a lay-up, jumpshot, or even a free throw.
See "Sanborn" on page i I