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The Guilfordian. online resource (None) 1914-current, January 27, 2012, Image 1

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mmB Lee Mun Wah stimulates diversity discussien LEE MUN WAH DISCUSSES PREJUDICE, DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION By Kate Gibson Staff Writer Lee Mun Wah tapped on the Tibetan singing bowl, and as it rang, voices lowered quickly before ceasing all together. 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 education. The first workshop, geared toward faculty and staff, focused on ways to foster community in a diverse educational environment. "(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 learning specialist. 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 u| D| (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 New library construction hopes to foster collaborative work LIBRARY CONSTRUCTION BRINGS NEW TECHNOLOGY AND WORK STATIONS By Zachary Thomas Staff Writer 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 teleconferencing." 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 construction. See "Construction" on Page 2 This week online WWW.GDILFORDIAN.COM 0nHn*' tor fhoo Wob t’xcKisivo vidoovl 'm GuilCo Sojo is a blog dedicated to exploring issues of social justice in the Greensboro, Guilford County, and Guilford College community. Check us out at http://gullcosojo. Follow our fellow Guilfordians on their travels across the globe at www.guilfordiansabroad.!! Find us on: -er

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