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Lee Mun Wah stimulates diversity discussien
LEE MUN WAH DISCUSSES PREJUDICE,
DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
By Kate Gibson
Lee Mun Wah tapped on the Tibetan singing bowl,
and as it rang, voices lowered quickly before ceasing all
After a few breaths, the first person in each group
began answering the prompt: when did you first notice
that you were different?
One of the top diversity trainers in the country, Mun
Wah led three workshops and discussions at Guilford
on Jan. 18 to open a dialogue about diversity in higher
The first workshop, geared toward faculty and staff,
focused on ways to foster community in a diverse
"(Mun Wah) encouraged us to invite students to talk
deeply with each other and create trust and community
in the classrooms, and to not shy away from discussing
differences," said Judy Harvey, engaged teaching and
According to Mun Wah, one of the biggest hindrances
to establishing a dialogue about race in Ae classroom is
that most faulty and staff are European-American, and
See "Lee Mun Wah" on Page 7
Nationally acclaimed filmmaker, poet, therapist and lecturer Lee Mun Wah visited
Guilford on Jan. 18. He engaged the community in a dialogue about racism and sexism.
The Clubhouse: where everybody knows your name
(L-R) Aaron Hale, and seniors Alan Wiidseuer and
Daryn Lane play a round of pool at the Clubhouse.
By Meredith Brown
Executive Print Copy Editor
Making your way in the world today
takes everything you've got.
Taking a break from all your worries
sure would help a lot.
Wouldn't you like to get away?
Walking into The Clubhouse, there
is certainly an atmosphere of kinship,
with smiles and waves all around
and the guarantee that you will see
someone you know.
"The Clubhouse is like (Guilford's)
Cheers, the local hole-in-the-wall bar,"
said junior Taylor Teodosio. "You can
come, have fun, see your friends and
be whoever you want to be."
Senior Douglass Guernsey
agrees. He is a regular visitor to The
Clubhouse because he has "friends
who come here, friends who bartend
here and friends who deejay here."
The Clubhouse bar is about a five-
minute walk from campus and where
many Guilford College students often
go to drink, dance and have a good
time. It features pool tables, foosball
See "Clubhouse" on Page 8
hopes to foster
BRINGS NEW TECHNOLOGY
AND WORK STATIONS
By Zachary Thomas
With shiny steel beams, large wooden
arcs and the occasional buzz of a power
drill, remodeling in the Hege Library is
well underway. If you have visited the
Hege Library any time recently, you have
most likely seen the construction and
renovation going on near the Reference
Desk on the building's main floor.
What you probably do not know is that
the space, formerly home to offices and
reference books, will soon house two new
technology-infused workspaces for group
work and even teleconferencing.
"The stations will have the ability to
display the work of multiple computers
at one time," said Director of Hege
Library Leah Dunn of the LCD television-
equipped spaces. "We're working to equip
one with a camera. That could be used for
A bulletin with the intended layout of
the area stands in front of the reference
desk near the construction. Of the spaces
currently being constructed, one room
will serve as a traditional office. Two other
spaces will act as the "collaborative high-
technology hubs," as described by James
Parrigin, information literacy librarian.
The renovations will also expand the
number of workstations in the library's
existing ePortfolio Design Lab, located
in the building's basement, according to
a Hege Library press release about the
See "Construction" on Page 2
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