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BY HAEJIN SONG
Take a look at the CEO of Pepsi, Senior Mice President of
Google, President of Harvard University, and owner of Prada.
What do they all have in common?
These successful individuals are women.
Recently, they became part of a selective group that was
ranked and dubbed by Forbes as 'The 100 Women Who Run
the World." Ranging from CEOs of top, coveted companies to
altruistic philanthropists, Forbes selected the top 100 women
from a preliminary group of over 200 candidates.
Ranked as the most powerful woman in the world, the
Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, kept her position as
number one for the second consecutive year.
"She's made German history," said George Guo, associate
professor of political science. Merkel, commonly known as
the "Iron Lady" of Europe, is the first female Chancellor of
Germany. A key player in the European economic crisis, she
plays a vital role in the 17 European Union member states that
incorporate the euro as their national currency. "If you compare
Germany with other European states' economy, Germany
did very well. She's always in the center of making crucial
decisions," added Guo.
In 32nd place is the mega superstar, Beyonce Knowles.
Recognized as one of the greatest vocal artists of all time, and
having won 16 Grammy Awards, she has become a praised
musician in the entertainment industry.
"I'm not surprised that she's one of the most powerful
women in the world," said Early College student Obi Ejimofor.
"She's a really talented singer and I like the way she looks."
At the Billboard Music Awards last year, Beyonce performed
her hit song, "Girls (Who Run the World)." The introduction to
her performance announced, "Men have been given the chance
to rule the world, but ladies: our revolution has begun. Let's
build a nation. Women everywhere run the world."
Apart from her musical success, she recently launched a
campaign for the United Nations' World Humanitarian Day
and debuted the music video for her latest single, "I Was Here,"
in New York's U.N. General Assembly.
Tina Brown, current Editor-in-Chief for Newsweek and The
Daily Beast, made the list at number 77. She is regarded as one
of the highest-profile magazine editors in the world. According
to the Greater Talent Network, she increased Vanity Fair's
circulation from 250,000 to 1.2 million and was the first female
editor for The New Yorker. This year. Brown will be featured as
the first speaker for the Bryan Series on October 23rd.
'Tina is one of 14 remarkable women in our Bryan Series
lineups since 2005," said Ty Buckner, associate vice president
of communications and marketing. "Women are highly visible
throughout the media industry .... One thing these women
share is a commitment to being bold and taking risks along the
way," said Buckner. 'They are role models for women aspiring
to be leaders in the media industry, which is changing day by
day. Tina is one of many who inspire these future leaders."
Sheikha Mayassa A1 Thani, the chairperson of the Qatar
Museums Authority and daughter of the Emir of Qatar, came
in at 100th. The yoimgest on Forbes' list at 29 years, Al-Thani
is already considered to be the "most powerful woman in the
art world" by Art+Auction. She has been in charge of creating
Qatar's now world class art collection, which she hopes will
promote Islamic art and cross-cultural interaction.
"Women's role in the world has changed, and the art world
is no exception," said Maia Dery, instructor of art/experiential
learning and fellow Duke alum with Al-Thani. "It is rare for a
woman to have control over as much money as Al-Thani, in any
culture. Her family connections afford her great privilege, and
she appears to be working very hard to make something good
out of that privilege."
The Forbes list provides a glimpse into the achievements and
ongoing work of these extraordinary women. This influenti^
group continues to make a huge impact in their respective
industries and cultures. Their work continually advances and
empowers women in today's society, and their accomplishments
will undoubtedly leave cin indelible mark on our history.
No person unsusceptible to STDs Breivik sentenced in Norway
BY CLARENCE TURPIN
Adult cinema has always taken
pride in ensuring the safety of its
participants. What is society to think
to thii^ when those who are paid to
have safe sexual intercourse cannot?
Recently there has been an outbreak
of syphilis in the adult film industry,
causing two adult films to cease
shooting. These outbreaks have
caused the nation to question whether
there is such a concept as completely
"Like anything else in life, nothing
is 100 percent guaranteed," Scott
Trent, community health educator
with the Guilford County Department
of Public Health, told The Guilfordian.
"The rates of syphilis in Guilford
County are still a cause for concern,"
said Trent. "After a steady 10 year
decline in rates, the number of cases
in Guilford County began to increase
With cases beginning to rise, so
does a sense of urgency.
"If people are uneducated and
engage in risky behaviors, infections
can spread widely and quickly," said
Professor of Sports Studies Kathleen
College is a new experience for so
many young adults; it is important
to have leaders, those who can
help educate incoming and current
"We distribute protection, and
hold programs on sexual safety," said
senior resident advisor Justin Bradley.
"The main idea is just to encourage
Junior Morgan Myers, a resident
advisor, has some of die same feelings
about endorsing the practice of safe
sex at Guilford. "I host pro^ams that
inform students on why it is important
to be safe and how to do so," said
Myers. "Also, we hand out condoms
and other safety products."
Several students had opinions
concerning safe sex at Guilford.
"I think people practice safe sex,
but there's probably some diseases
floating around," said junior Gideon
"I feel that students here are
aware of the risks, but some are safer
than others," said sophomore John
Richardson. "Students should learn
that they should use protection and
get tested for sexually-transmitted
diseases, especially in the Greensboro
area, where the rate of STDs are
Some members of the Guilford
community do not believe safe sex is
being taken as seriously as it should.
"I feel that many students do not
practice safe sex on campus," said Will
"While I do feel that many
understand safe sex and see how
important it is, the fact that such
encounters often occur while under
the influence means that students
often don't or can't practice safe sex."
Cloyd agrees with Trent that there is
no way to guarantee 100 percent safety
during sex, though there are ways to
make sexually active persons more
knowledgeable and less susceptible.
"I feel that some sort of message
regarding safe sex and the importance
of safe sex could be worked into the
FYE lab course," said Cloyd.
Similarly, Professor of Sports Studies
Kathleen Tritschler feels there is more
that can be done. "The first thing is to
get tested!" said Tritschler, "There are
lots of people here at Guilford who
are having sex with more than one
As seen in the adult film industry,
having sex with more than one person
while not being sexually safe can be
dangerous for all parties.
BY TAYLOR HALLETT
The verdict of the case of Anders Behring Breivik
for his murder of 77 civilians in Norway last year
was delivered on Aug. 25. One would imagine a
silent courtroom as Breivik received his sentence
of 21 years in prison. However, one day during
the year-long sentencing process of this case, an
unusual sound may have found its way into the
courtroom: a song.
Outside the (5slo courtroom in April, around
40,000 people gathered to sing a song of tolerance
that Breivik had openly despised as being "Marxist
propaganda." The song, "CMldren of the Rainbow,"
and its lyrics display a progressive attitude towards
multiculturalism and world peace.
'They wanted to sing the song so loud that
Anders Behring Breivik would hear the song inside
the court; it was a way of telling him that he
was wrong," says Dag Eine, resident of Baerum,
Norway, to The Guilfordian in an email interview.
"I did not attend. I do not believe in giving him
any thoughts. I do believe the best way is to ignore
the person, but argue his thoughts. Never give him
In July of last year, Breivik — or his initials,
ABB, as he is now referred to in Norway set off
explosives in Oslo and went on a gun rampage
on the island of Utoya while disguised as a police
officer. Combined, the attacks claimed the lives
of 77 people. Many of the people at Utoya were
participating in camp activities and were teenagers.
"As most Norwegians, I did not understand
what was going on," recalls Eine. I remember
standing in a shop and the derk there told me his
friends at Utoya were tweeting about someone
shooting. Later, I learned what they were going
through not being able to get in touch with the
When asked about the verdict, Eine had this
to say: "I do not know if this has brought any
solace to the Norwegian people. Of course I can
only speak for myself. But when I hear/read what
people around me say, I do believe the solace is
hard to find."
Many Americans are probably confused as to
why a murderer of 77 people would only be
sentenced to 21 years (the maximum in Norway).
Even more surprising may be that he will be given
exercise equipment, a television and a laptop
without internet in his cell, according to The New
York Times. There is a c^tch to this verdict though;
Breivik can continually receive extensions of 5
years to his sentence term after the initial 21 years.
This will most likely mean that Breivik will spend
the rest of his life in jail.
'This verdict, which reflects Norway's approach
to criminal justice — one that focuses more on
rehabilitation rather than punishment and
retribution — marks for Norwegians the end of
the legal battle and the beginning of the healing
process for the individuals and the community,"
says Amal Khoury, assistant professor of peace and
When asked about Norway's role as a mediator
in international conflicts, Khoury said, "Norway
has played an important role in mediating
international conflicts on the official and unoffidd
levels. The most important example that comes to
mind is the role it played in the Israeli-Palestinian
conflict, and the efforts that resulted in the Oslo
Peace Accords in 1993."
Given the collective outcry of critidsm that
Norwegians have given Breivik for his radst and
regressive beliefs, and a restored embrace of all the
progressive values he has openly disdained, a new
level of compassion and understanding could be
brought to this mediator role in future discussions.
"We can't and won't understand what brought
this person to do what he did. It is beyond our
understanding," continued Eine. "But for the
people involved in one way or another, I do believe
there is some kind of comfort in seeing ABB being
sentenced as sane. And sentenced to the longest
possible sentence one can get in Norway."
**Chlldren of the Rainbow”
A sky full of stars
Blue sea as far as you can see
A land where flowers grow
Could you want more?
Together we live
Each sister and each brother
Small children of the rainbow
And a fertile soil.