Volume 78 Issue
The Student Loan Fund
Auction will be held on St.
Patrick's Day, March 17 at the
Greensboro Coliseum Annex..
The auction is held each year
to benefit students who receive
financial aid. Items may be do
nated up to Mar. 1. For more in
formation contact Melissa
Larry West, former Direc
tor of Admissions has been
named the Dean of Admis
Guilford has received a 9.5
per cent increase in applica
tions. As of Feb. 7, there were
1085 applications, a 14 per
cent increase from two years
Distinguished Quaker Visitor
Seeger shares experiences
Dan Seeger, plaintiff of a land
mark 1963 Supreme Court deci
sion and executive director of
Pendle Hill, spoke to a group of
students and faculty at the Hut Fri
day, February 11 at 12:00 PM.
Seeger, the inaugural speaker of
the Judith Weller Harvey Memo
rial Distinguished Quaker Scholar
series, spoke of his own experi
ences and led a discussion revolv
ing around non-violence and peace
Raised a Roman Catholic be
liever in the "just war" doctrine,
Seeger, as a physics major at
Queens College, fell under the
spell of Tolstoy, Thoreau and
His study of Gandhi's teachings
led to a spiritual conversion, which
sparked his adoption of pacifism.
This, in turn, led to his question
ing of the Selective Service sys
tem and his application for consci-
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Distinguished Quaker visitor Dan Seeger chatted with
Max Carter and Judy Harvey. Seeger visited last week.
Photo by Daphne Lewis
entious objector status to avoid
compulsory service in the military.
However, Seeger was denied
conscientious objector status be
cause he could not say with abso
lute certainty that he believed in a
Supreme Being, although he con
sidered the possibility of one ex
isting to be likely.
Seeger allied himself with the
Quakers and later converted to
The Quakers urged him to serve
as a "test case" to try and force
the Supreme Court to clarify and
expand conscientious objector sta
In 1963, after an eight-year-long
climb up the litigation ladder, the
Supreme Court ruled unanimously
in Seeger's favor, declaring it un
constitutional that a conscientious
objector should be denied on the
basis of belief or lack of belief in
a Supreme Being.
The ruling declared that nonvio
lent beliefs need only have the
"quality" of a religious conviction.
Seeger is currendy the executive
director of Pendle Hill, described
Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.
by Campus Minister Max Carter
as a "Quaker think tank" devoted
to study, contemplation and the
promotion of peace and nonvio
Carter said of Seeger's presen
tation, "As a conscientious objec
tor myself during the Vietnam era,
I am intrigued to hear some of the
Seeger was quick to praise the
Hut and its promotion of spiritual
Seeger said, "The sharing of a
spiritual journey is as important a
part of our education as account
ing and physics."
Seeger seemed impressed by the
school, the campus and the stu
dents, who turned out for the pro
gram despite icy weather condi
"I've been here once or twice
before but I've never had a chance
to meet the students," said Seeger.
"I've known of Guilford Col
lege because it is so well respected.
It's nice to come here and see how
beautiful it is, even in this
As election day draws closer, the
two hopeful Senate executive tick
ets are busy campaigning and pre
senting their platforms.
The Richard Ewell ticket, com
posed of Chris Behm, Brian Bur
ton, and Terrence Laster, is running
a campaign based on experience,
stressing a combined Senate expe
rience of 17 semesters.
The Wade Tomlinson ticket,
which includes Gail Kasun,
Shingai Jaravaza, and Nick
Remmes, is campaigning under a
three-pronged platform consisting
of improving communications
among student organizations, bud
get reform, and the recruitment of
new talent in Senate.
"What we really want people to
know is that we've been there,"
said presidential candidate Rich
ard Ewell, a junior with five se
mesters of Senate experience.
"We've been there when things
have gone right and when things
have gone wrong and we've
learned from that."
"We can represent students'
needs because of our experience
in working with the faculty, staff,
and administration," said Brian
Burton, current Senate Treasurer
This year's sole Union ticket is
comprised of President Megan
McSheffery, Vice President Andy
Swanson, and Secretary Lehia
Though a treasurer has not yet
been named, McSheffery says that
they are still looking and waiting
to find someone.
McSheffery said that she "thinks
[they] will do a good job" next year
because Swanson and Sobsey have
lots of experience with Union, and
they all get along well and work
McSheffery has been working
with Senate and Union since her
first year, chairing committees.
Swanson's experience has been
working with Union, this year as
and treasurer candidate for the
At the core of the Tomlinson
ticket's three-tiered platform is a
plan for budget reform that encour
ages more cooperation between
"Basically we will be allowing
for organizations to communicate
with each other so that they can
decide how money should be
spent," said presidential candidate
Wade Tomlinson, a sophomore
with four semesters Senate expe
rience, who is currently serving as
Tomlinson said the budget re
form plan involves taking the con
trol of the $2lO student activities
fee away from the Budget Com
mittee and putting it in the hands
of the students.
"Instead of having over a quar
ter of a million dollars in the hands
of four to six individuals, it will
go back to the individuals through
clubs and organizations," said
vice-presidential candidate Gail
Kasun, sophomore and current
news editor of The Guilfordian,
who has covered Community Sen
ate for three semesters.
"I'm convinced that our budget
process is extremely inefficient,"
said treasurer candidate Nick
See SENATE page 2
their vice president, which he will
continue to do next year.
For the 1994-95 year,
McSheffery said that their plat
form is to encourage and develop
more "student involvement." She
said that they are hoping to have
"at least one activity that students
can go to every weekend."
Commenting on what they want
to do, Swanson said, "Union's go
ing to change. We have a good pro
gram now, but we are going to
make it more organized."
Swanson said that for next year,
they are working on preplanning
events and "getting involved with
He said that this year's Union
has been attending conferences
and studying other schools to try
to become more organized and
See UNION page 4