Legacy weekend honors
Guilford's basketball heroes
By Dan Etter
The Guilford community celebrated Bas
ketball Legacy Weekend Jan. 30 and 31.
Festivities began Friday night when former
players Laura ITaynes Spainhour '98 and
Elizabeth Parker Haskins '76 were honored
at halftime of the women's game.
Alumni Dan Kuzmai '64, Bob Kauffman
'68, M.L. Carr '73 and World B. Free '73
were honored after the men's game Satur
day night, in addition to legendary coach
The unveiling of Haskins' number 22 and
Spainhour's number 33 jerseys celebrated
achievement in two very different eras, il
lustrating the success of Guilford women
throughout the growth of female athletics.
Haskins scored her single-game-record
42 points long before women's sports were
added to the Old Dominion Athletic Con
ference (ODAC). The second woman ever
elected into Guilford's Athletics Hall of
Fame, Haskins saw her record remain un
matched until 2005.
"I remember interviewing her during her
freshman year," said Campus Ministries Co
ordinator Max Carter of Haskins, who went
on to become a Dana Scholar. "To watch her
flourish both academically and athletically
was just a great pleasure."
Women's jerseys eventually shed their
collars and sleeves in the two decades be
tween Haskins and Spainhour's careers.
And, as female athletics caught up to men's
in social acceptance, Spainhour helped lead
Recognized as the ODAC's first four-time
All-Conference honoree, Spainhour won
two ODAC Player of the Year awards and
was Guilford's first female All-American.
Her school record 2,283 career points ranks
in the top 10 in NCAA Division III history.
Crossing both generational and gender
lines. Legacy Weekend continued Saturday
evening as the men defeated Randolph-Ma-
Fans, friends and family filled the bleach
ers behind Kuzma, Kauffman, and team
mates Free and Carr. Studying each player
as the game progressed, you could almost
see them on that same court decades ear
Kauffman was a model of concentration.
Chin in hands and head always on swivel,
he engaged in minimal conversation and
never lost the play.
Free's pin-striped zoot suit, checkered
tie and bright red corsage maintained the
flashy persona he earned as the first ever
rookie to win the Chuck Taylor Award as
National Association of Intercollegiate Ath
letics (NAIA) Tournament MVP.
See "Legacy" on page 12
"If there's nobody in the house,
I might polish off a whole pack
of hotdogs. But that's not the
gluttonous part - I drink the
hotdog water as a chaser."
Ronnie Jordan, comedian
By Nick Bunitsky
"This looks like the school Harry
Potter went to," said comedian
Ronnie Jordan about Guilford as
he took the stage. The auditorium
erupted with laughter and it was
clear that he had the audience's
Not but a few minutes after 9
p.m. on Jan. 30, Jordan graced
Dana Auditorium with his
presence and delighted the
small crowd that awaited him.
His lovable nature and loud stage
kept every student captivated.
Each laugh was like a
communal sigh of relief. Jordan's
relatable humor and knack for
impersonations (especially of
American Idol winner, Ruben
^ Studdard) made the crowd
love him. He touched on the
"universal language" of being
broke, college and roommates, honey
buns, and the overweight person inside
all of us.
"If there's nobody in the house,
I might polish off a whole pack of
hotdogs," he joked, "But that's not the
gluttonous part—I drink the hotdog
water as a chaser."
See "Laughs" on page 6
Campus Life remodels housing policy
By Paulette Wyatt
Many students have seen
Guilford's housing policy and lottery
process change in recent years; this
year is no different.
Rising sophomores will have
first pick of housing in the lottery,
followed by rising super-seniors,
rising seniors and finally rising
juniors. In addition to the order
change, rising sophomores will no
longer be allowed to live in the North
or South Apartments.
For upperclassmen who want to
live in traditional dorms, squatter's
rights have been instituted in Mary
Hobbs, Shore, and English Hall.
Some students complain about
the current system and some have
started to take issue with the newly
proposed one. However, they do not
necessarily voice their concerns to
Residence Life before the policy goes
"In the past, students generally
have not commented about
the housing policy before it is
implemented," said Dean of Students
Residence Life has been open to
suggestions, but students ha ve not yet
expressed concern or given feedback
concerning housing arrangements
for the 2009-2010 academic year.
Discussion is still open.
"If we get this resounding message
from sophomores that they really
object to the policy, we'll look at it
(and) try to make it more equitable,"
In the meantime, students
speculate about their possible
housing dilemmas in the near
'Housing" on page 2