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Rustin celebrated with QuArc rededicatien
QuARC RENAMED TO HONOR
CIVIL RIGHTS AND LGBTQ
By Omar Hamad
Keynote speaker Mandy Carter, social justice activist, speaks to students, faculty and visitors in
Founders Hall at the opening reception for the Bayard Rustin Center on March 16.
Bayard Rustin, who would have been
99 years old on March 17, is not exactly a
household name among the list of civil rights
legends such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and
Malcolm X. However, the name of this man,
who led a 50-year-long career in the pursuit
of justice, now graces the title of what was
formerly the Queer and Allied Resource
Center in the second floor of Founder's Hall.
Officially named "The Bayard Rustin
Center for LGBTQA Activism, Education,
and Reconciliation," the center seeks to
continue the advancement of LGBT rights
following Rustin's hallmark principles of
The opening dedication for the center,
held on the evening of March 16 in Founders
Hall, witnessed an outpouring of enthusiasm
from the community as dozens of students,
faculty and visitors gathered for an opening
See "Rustin" on page 3
Earthquake causes devastation in Japan
By Skylar Larsen
The sun rose from the east horizon
on the morning of March 11 in Sendai,
Japan, as usual. By 2:45 p.m., men and
women were already well settled into
their jobs for the day, as usual. Young
children were walking home from
school, as usual. It was a normal day.
A beautiful day. Then, a minute passed
and the ground began to shake.
At 2:46 p.m., an earthquake with a
magnitude of 8.9 hit off the northeast
coast of Honshu, the island of Japan
that is home to the cities Sendai, Tokyo,
and Yamagata. According to CNN.
This week enline
com, it was the strongest earthquake to
hit Japan in recorded history. Buildings
shook, fires ignited, and people fled for
cover as unsecured items crashed to
the ground. Afterward, the aftershocks
continued to roll in, some with a
magnitude of over 6.0.
A former Guilford exchange student
('07-'08) from Japan, Ryoko Maeda,
described the experience through an
"I was getting seasick from the
ground shaking (from the aftershocks),"
Maeda wrote to senior Kacey Pelletier.
"It went on for so long that we couldn't
See "Japan" on page 6
Buildings and people in the city of Sendai, Japan were
swept away by a tsunami following the March 11
GNN with Ashley Lynch &
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DISCUSS CORE VALUE,
ITS RELEVANCE AND
By David Pferdekamper
It's a concept that comes up again and
again in diverse contexts all across campus.
As one of our core values, it influences the
experience of anyone who lives, studies,
or works at Guilford College.
That concept is community. Guilford
defines community as the "cultivation
of positive relationships between, and
common experiences among, students,
faculty, and staff."
However, knowing how to cultivate
community and deal with all its nuances is
difficult. We talk about the community at
Guilford, but then we hear about low club
attendance, divides, and even apathy.
It does seem that students are concerned
about this topic. The Guilfordian
conducted an anonymous, informal
survey of 67 students. 42 respondents
either agreed or strongly agreed that the
community at Guilford is strong, however,
45 respondents either agreed or strongly
agreed that the community at Guilford
The following quotes and perspectives
are offered as a starting point — a
way to expand the dialogue over what
community means to us: what our current
sense of community is, and how we might
approach it differently.
See "Community" on page 8
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