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Bryan series to feature prominent journalists Kroft, Stahl
BY SUKYUN CHUNG
for AIDS patients and the first American narrative of the
Chernobyl nuclear facility.
"In Steve Kroft, you've got a journalist who ... has won
Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick, tick. most of the broadcast journalism awards you could win,"
A mundane, yet legendary, opening to one of the most said Ty Buckner, associate vice president of the office of
esteemed news shows on television: "60 Minutes." communications and marketing. "There are an amazing
Soon after, viewers are graced with familiar faces as number of stories that he's covered that have been really
they intently listen to America's most popular voices in groundbreaking."
On April 8, at 7:30 p.m., the
War Memorial Auditorium will
embrace two of these voices:
those of Steve Kroft and Lesley
Stahl, in the final Bryan Series
event of the year.
The Bryan Series has a long
standing tradition of inviting
distinguished journalists to its
public lecture series.
"Steve Kroft and Lesley Stahl are two of the most Stahl joined "60 Minutes" in 1991 after gaining
highly respected journalists in the country," said junior prominence for her coverage of the Watergate scandal
CCE student Myra Engle, who has reserved tickets to and the 1980 Republican Convention,
the event. "They're more than mere storytellers. They're "As a woman, she has broken some barriers along the
truth seekers. I've long been a fan of both of them." way where women have not been active before," said
Kroft joined "60 Minutes" in 1989. He has covered Buckner, referring to Stahl being one of the first women
many famous and award-wirming stories throughout his correspondents on CBS News in 1974.
career, including an expos6 on Cuba's quarantine policy This Bryan Series event is the first since 2009 to feature
"They're more than mere story-tellers. They're truth seekers. I've long been a fan
of both of them."
Myron Engle, junior CCE student
two speakers, but the format will change little.
After a brief presentation from each speaker in the
beginning, former journalist and current journalism
professor at Wake Forest Justin Catanoso will moderate
a conversation between Kroft and Stahl for about 50
Then, there will be a Q&A session, scheduled to last
about 20 minutes.
The conversation does not
^ have a focus point, as both
guests will talk about their
entire careers and the wide
variety of stories they have
Kroft and Stahl will also host
a student session on campus
from 4-5 p.m. where students
can ask them questions directly.
Only 20-30 people in total
will be able to attend; they have already been chosen.
"We're hoping that we'll have people from journalism,
history and political science because as broadcast
journalists," said Suzanne Ingram, assistant director of
the office of communications and marketing. "They've
covered so many topics, interviewed so many people
over the years, that (the session) could apply to many
this- week's developments
Georgia and Heagan from
the Disability Resources
department came and spoke
Students also had a
discussion about ways
to increase community
prominently discussed was
the feeling that Senate
felt like a very white
space. Students agreed
that a lot of work has to
be done to make Senate an
accessible place for people
of color to make their
next week's plans
Candidates running for
elected Senate positions
will participate in
a forum 1n which they
share their.platforms and
field questions from the
community. Senate will also
finally bring forward the
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literacy in American Sign Language.
' ^'.''The more I read about Guilford, the more
strongly I believe that if I were the president, the
Guilford community and I would stand together
and support each other," said Fernandes in an
interview with The Guilfordian. "I feel veiy
As for Guilford's future, Fernandes already has
"It would be important for Guilford to maintain
its emphasis on diversity," said Fernandes.
"(Additionally), two priorities seem to be enrollment
and fund-raising, whether that's through grants or
donors or other sources."
The second candidate, Michele Perkins, serves
as president of New England College and chair
to New Hampshire College University Council.
Perkins has worked at several schools in admissions
and enrollment management. In the past, she has
focused on recruiting and retaining students.
According to The Huffington Post, Perkins was
one of the staff members at New England College
to give up $10,000 of her salary in 2012 to fill the
Finally, Carolyn Stefanco is among the first
generation of professors with a background in
women'^ history and women's studies. Before
serving her current position as Vice President of
Agnes Scott College, Stefanco taught at Oklahoma
State University, Wheaton College and California
Polytechnic State University, where she was
women's studies director.
In November 2013, Stefanco ran for Baker College
president, citing community and character building
as reasons she was so excited about the school.
"She's been a professor, a department chair, a
dean, a higher education administrator and an
ex officio trustee, so (she is) a very well-rounded
individual," said Baker Presidential Search
Committee Chair Hoot Gibson.
So far, students seem excited about the
"I was very surprised by the fact that they were
all women," said first-year Mara Stem. "It really
shows how forward-thinking and innovative
The search committee, however, insists that
their gender was not the reason the finalists were
"The committee as a group thought that these
would be the best qualified candidates," said
tmstee and Presidenti^ Search Committee Chair
Carole Bruce. "Their gender is their gender."
Rowan has no doubt that any of these candidates
would be a good fit for Guilford.
"They're really excited about who they are and
what we do," said Rowan. "They want to be a part
The third presidential candidate
will now be interviewed on
Monday, April 7 @ I I a.m.
Jane Fernandes (bottom) visited first on April I
and Michele Perkins (top) visited the following day.
(Front page) Students congregate in the East Gallery in
Founders Hall for their question session with Perkins.