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closes Bryan Series with
International journalist Thomas
Friedman spoke Tuesday, April
16, at a small group session in the
Community Center as well as for
the Bryan Series event at War
Memorial Auditorium downtown.
BY BRYAN DOOLEY
"The age of the average is over,"said
Thomas Friedman at the Bryan Series. "We
all need to find our 'extra' to compete in this
On Tuesday, April 16, Thomas Friedman,
New York lim^ foreign affairs Op-Ed
columnist, came to Guilford to conclude the
2012-13 Bryan series with a controversial
Deviating fi^om his original plan, Friedman
explained that sometimes joumaliste have
to move rapidly in response to important
evolving national events.
"Sometimes in my business, you have to
pivot very quickly," said Friedman. "Because
of what happened in Boston yesterday, I have
decided to pivot. Instead of talking about
foreign policy. I'll talk about Americans' place
in the world."
Friedman stated that the happenings in
Boston brought to mind memories of a tragic
"Yesterday's events reminded me of when
I was in Tel Aviv several years ago," said
Friedman. "A suicide bomber exploded all
over the street, leaving only his brown hairy
leg with only a sock on it. I'll never forget what
someone said: 'We will have it all cleaned up in
two hours. You'll never know it happened.'"
He used these personal reflections as a
prelude to the main content of his speech
See FRIEDMAN I Page 2
Guilford imagines with TEDxGreensboro: Dreamsboro
BY CHLOE LINDEMAN
Bill Gates. Karen Armstrong. Stephen Hawking.
Along with hundreds of other influential figures, these
three people have all given talks as part of the technology,
entertainment and design program.
Now, several Greensboro residents have joined that list.
Greensboro hosted its own TEDx, an independently
organized TED event, on Tuesday, April 16, with the theme
Guilford College streamed live coverage of the speakers
so students and nearby alumni could see it.
"These (talks) are good for Guilford because they are
inspirational, and they help you push the boundaries as
Guilford does," said CCE student Agymah Busch, who
attended the viewing.
The Office of Alumni Relations, the Bonner Center
for Community Service and Learning and the Center for
Principled Problem Solving co-sponsored the event.
"My takeaway from TEDx was the power of collective
dreaming," said Karrie Manson, senior director of alumni
Autism Awareness: Part I
BY CHARLOTTE HUDSON
See TEDXGREENSBORO | Page 8
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
NEWS I TAMMY ALT | Page 3
W&N I ELECTIONS ABROAD | Page 6
FEATURES | BEAU YOUNG | Page 7
OPINION I STUDENT DEBT | Page 10
SPORTS I GUNS & NASCAR | Page 11