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BY ANTHONY HARRISON & NATALIE SUTTON
Opinion Editor and News Editor
If you hear victorious cries and triumphant cheers echoing
from New Garden Hall, it's likely that they're coming from
the Admission Office.
With the help of his team. Director of Admission Andy
Strickler far exceeded any hopes or • expectations for
enrollment numbers this semester when they successfully
brought in 426 new students — oyer 80 more than last year.
Of the new students, a whopping 392 are first-years, with
the rest 24 transfers, five re-admits, and five visiting students
from international partner institutions around the world.
The implications of the success are huge.
Given how much Guilford has suffered from a budget
crisis over the past two years — with department budget
(Above) The traditional student Class of 2017 boasts signifiauit differences from the Class of 2016 (beiow).The new first-
year class is larger dian the class before, and males outnumber females by 4 percent, which is atypical for a college class.
cuts, staff reductions and faculty downsizing — the leap in little more transparent with campus visits; last year was the
enrollment is good news for all. first year in seven or eight years that we offered overnight
The team used different innovative strategies to visits."
accomplish the feat. Their emphasis on diversity especially grabbed some
"We're being a little more open and transparent about our students' attention.
Quaker heritage and the Quaker experience (students) are
going to have here," said Strickler. "We're being a little more
assertive talking about the diversity experience ... We were a
See FIRST YEARS | Page 2
Guilford sticks with sustainabflity, again placed in Princeton “Green Guide”
BY OLIVIA NEAL
Environmentalism and sustainability What makes Guilford such an eco- while focusing on ... service to the larger
are fundamental values here. The campus, friendly location? According to "The commumt^ . ,
staff and students are all encouraged to be Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green In addition to the Jarpr commumty.
How often do you think about the future as green as possible, which is why it is no Colleges," a "well regarded environmental Guilford makes an effort to encourage
of the planet? surprise that Guilford was named to the studies program incorporates sustainability princetoN REVIEW 1 Page 6
Guilford, apparently, thinks about it a lot. Princeton Review's list of 322 green colleges, into a wide vanety of academic fields See PRiNCtTON Rtvitw ) t'AGE 5
Yosemite boundary blaze
BY EMILY HAAKSMA
Drones to help resist
poachers in Africa
BY ANNA OATES
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
NEWS I RENOVATIONS ON CAMPUS | Page 3
W&N I FORT HOOD TRIAL CONVICTION | Page 5
FEATURES | NEW JUDICIAL SYSTEM | Page 8
OPINION I RUSSIA & LGBTQ RIGHTS | Page 10