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Volume 79 Issue 6
Students say 'bye
to Guilford legend
Kitson Broadbelt
Features Editor
Seven years is a long time to be
at Guilford. Even for professors
and administrators, any more than
ten years and one begins to be
thought of as one of the buildings.
Mary Hudson is sixty-six years
old. She has been doing the same
thing in the same seat Monday
through Friday for lunch and for
dinner for the last seven years, and
she is universally loved for it.
Next Friday, October the sev
enth, Mary Hudson will be leav
ing Guilford college after seven
years of work. Seven years of
catching the runners and catching
hell. Seven years of feeding the
student body. Seven years of
memories, some happy—some
stressful: all will come to a close.
Free to drink?
Enforcement change only
concerns apartments
Ross Comer
Staff Writer
Mis-information and rumor
have surrounded changes in the
enforcement of the alcohol policy
at the on-campus apartments.
The directors of Residential
Life, in cooperation with the Resi
dent Coordinators of the apart
ments, have extended the drinking
privileges to apartment residents of
legal drinking age. Residents who
are 21 or over are now permitted
to have open containers of alcohol
on the landings of the apartments.
Despite rumors and actions to
the contrary, this rule applies only
to landings of the apartments, not
any landings on campus (i.e. Bryan
and Founders.) The current
changes concern only residents of
the apartments and their guests.
The alcohol policy and the en
forcement of that policy will re
main as it has for the rest of the
In senior exit interviews, many
"I've appreciated all the kind
ness over the years," she says now,
readying for her last week at her
immortal checkpoint. "It's been
better than it's been bad."
After such a long tour among the
work force, one might expect Mary
to retire and relax. Not Mary.
"I worked at some in-house
nursing," she says, smiling. "I
think it was from that that I de
cided. I got my nurses' assistant
certificate in August so I'm gonna
work at either a nursing home or
with a company out in the field."
Perhaps a lesser woman would
have taken a retirement and re
laxed, but this is our Mary, the
ironwoman of Guilford college.
When professors were sick, Mary
was at work. When classes were
called for weather, Mary was still
there. It is difficult to imagine the
'94 graduates commented that the
freedom to drink in the open would
make the apartments a more desir
able place to live. Concerned with
making on-campus housing more
appealing for students, especially
those not granted permission to
live off-campus, Residential Life
decided to give the new changes a
Mark Sadowsky, a member of
the Residential Life staff, explains
that because 60% of apartment
dwellers are 21 or over, the apart
ments are the "ideal place" to try
increased freedom in the enforce
ment of the policy.
He feels that so far the changes
have gone well. Residents with
open containers have not put an
undue burden on the Resident Co
ordinators. However, Sadowsky
reiterates that the new changes are
on a trial basis. If the extended
privileges are abused and cause
problems in the area, Residential
Life reserves the right to take them
Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.
cafeteria, even the school, without
Guilfordian perspectives editor
Hardy Wallace had interviewed
Mary just two weeks ago. "Mary
has been known to rock. It won't
be as fun to try and sneak into the
cafe anymore."
Sophomore Jocelyn Newsome
was equally winsome. "It's like
the Eiffel Tower...Paris wouldn't
be Paris without it, Guilford won't
be Guilford without her."
Mary wants everyone to know
that her time here has been good
time. She appreciates all the af
fection and all the kindness that has
been hers as long as she can re
member ever working here.
"I want everyone to read where
I said thank-you. Did you get
that?" Good-luck, and thank-you,
Cory Birdwhistell
News Editor
In a corner office of second
floor Arch dale, Patti Delaney lis
tens, amused, to a lengthy voice
mail message. On the wall above
her hangs an earth-toned Peruvian
tapestry. Skulls and vibrant na
tive art scatter across almost-full
bookshelves, while a classic Elton
John C.D. leans against a brand
new Macintosh Performa. A Clin
ton/Gore bumper sticker sticks on
a bulletin board by her door along
with exotic pictures from foreign
Delaney, Guilford's new anthro
pology professor, finally hangs up
the phone. With enthusiasm, she
speaks about her work and her life.
She was inspired to teach and
fight for social equality her junior
year of high school. Aclass on the
history of the third world, taught
by a "dynamic" professor, encour
aged her to spend her senior year
as an exchange student in Brazil.
Compared to Delaney's middle
class upbringing, her Brazilian
host family lived in luxury. They
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Mary Hudson
ventures from
to college lake
had three cars, three houses, four
maids, a butler and a woman who
worked just at ironing. "The first
six months, I wasn't allowed in the
kitchen. If I wanted a glass of
water, I rang a little bell," Delaney
explains. Just around the corner
(literally), was a Brazilian slum
with . .the most deplorable con
ditions I've ever seen." The dra
matic chasm between the two
classes led her to major in Latin
American Studies in the School of
Foreign Service at Georgetown
Continuing her commitment to
issues of social justice, she stud
ied the impact of economic devel
opment on race, class and gender
in a rural Brazilian village for her
dissertation at UCLA.
The anthropological situation
which intriguer her at this moment
concerns Brazilians of Japanese
descent who move to Japan.
"They look Japanese but their cul
ture is Brazilian," she says with
delight. "The Japanese are of
fended when Brazilians are loud,
want to vacation and drink too
much, but the Brazilians think the
September 30,1994
Japanese work too hard." People
negotiate their identities on the
basis of culture, and so the Brazil
ians don't feel comfortable in Ja
pan even though they look Japa
nese, she explains.
Fluent in Portuguese, proficient
in Spanish and with a smattering
of Japanese, Delaney wishes to
leam Ketchua, a native language
of Peru and Bolivia, and the lan
guage of the indigenous peoples of
the Amazon. She hopes to travel
to Cuba over Christmas and return
to Brazil in the summer to do re
search, but as she emphasizes, "I
think of myself first and foremost
as a teacher."
This dedication to teaching led
her to Guilford. "I was looking for
a small school where teaching is
valued," she states. Also intrigued
by Quaker values, she exclaims, "I
fell in love with Guilford! It was
all those things I was looking for...
I was thrilled to be offered the job."
Delaney already feels like a
member of the Guilford commu
nity. "I am pleased with the stu-
Please see DELANEY page 3

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