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SAASA AND ADMINISTRATION
HOLD OPEN FORUM ON
By Colleen Gonzalez
On Nov. 9, Sexual Assault Awareness
Support and Advocacy held an open
forum about former Associate Professor
of Mathematics Jon Hatch and his
departure after being charged with secret
peeping and sexual exploitation of a
minor. The Guilfordian could not record
the meeting as what was said in that circle
However, the expressed emotions
were similar as the meeting progressed.
A general sentiment was that the incident
created a gap between Hatch and those
who thought he knew who he was.
"What Jon did was, allegedly, seriously
egregious," said Associate Professor of
Religious Studies Eric Mortensen in an
email interview. "I don't excuse what
Jon did, but he remains, in my world, a
fundamentally kind man with excellent
ethics and a huge heart."
"We need to remember that the victim
here is not Jonathan," said Associate
Professor of Mathematics Benjamin Marlin
in an email interview. "Everything that
I've heard people say (I had to leave the
program early) has been very supportive
of him, but we have to remember that he
did something wrong."
The ones who chose to speak at the
forum knew what Hatch did was wrong
and that it was his fault. Those v/ho knew
him well could not believe how someone
they considered a mentor and friend
See "Forum" on Page 2
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Theatre department presents “Standing on Ceremony”
First-years Noelle Lane (L) and Chelsea Yarborough (R) onstage during the
Nov. 7 production of "Standing on Ceremony;The Gay Marriage Plays."
By Haley Haivkins
Scene one: the North Carolina Congressional debate
over gay marriage is in full swing. The air is heavy with
tension. Rights are at risk. Ideals are challenged. The air
becomes cloudy with a thick fog of discord. A vote is
announced. The room goes silent.
Enter stage right: Guilford College.
Thanks to the Guilford College Theatre Department,
on Nov. 7, Sternberger Auditorium became the home of
"Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays," a
production composed of ten short plays centered on the
subject of gay marriage.
Guilford's production was one of 43 events
nationwide, all performed in conjunction with the
Minetta Lane Theatre in New York City, which streamed
a live introduction before the show and Q&A afterwards.
These plays are the products of a slew of acclaimed
playwrights, including Paul Rudnick ("I Hate Hamlet"),
Jose Rivera ("The Motorcycle Diaries") and Moises
Kaufman ("The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde" and "The
"To have both the theatrical creativity and the subject
matter that really is on people's minds, 'Standing on
Ceremony' is exactly what Guilford should be doing,"
said David Hammond, professor of theatre studies
and director of the production. "We're supposed to be
socially conscious. We're supposed to be committed to
theater that changes lives."
See "Plays" on Page 8
Tom Palombo notorious on and off tfio court
By Eleanor Coleman
Tom Palombo. Guilford men's
basketball coach of nine years. 163-b6
record at Guilford. Guilford College
athletics director. Husband. Father.
Mentor. Quit a resume, right?
But wait. I'm not finished.
In addition to the above-named
accolades and responsibilities
Palombo must filter through games
and practices throughout the week
and on Saturdays. He attends church
on Sundays, and then rests for a couple
hours before going back to work.
On Sunday afternoon Tom and his
assistant coaches break down game
film so they can prepare the team for
As you can see, Palombo's schedule
and duties often times call for him to
be in the office seven days a week.
But Palombo isn't just a busy man
at work; he's a family man at home as
well. He is involved and enthusiastic
in his children's lives, which is another
He has four children, ages four, six,
nine, and eleven. The two eldest are
See "Palombo" on Page 11
Tom Palombo coached the Quakers to their second win
this season Wednesday, edging out Greensboro College 60-59.
By Bryan Dooley
Student art show displays Residents protest Bank of
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