VOLUME 96, ISSUE 6 // OCTOBER 9, 2009
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GPD Will not investigate
By Deena Zaru _ Abbey Dean
News Editor Staff Writer
It has been three weeks since the
bias incident that occurred in Bryan
Hall was reported to Campus Life and
to the Greensboro Police Dept. (GPD),
but the perpetrators remain unknown.
To check on the progress of the case,
The Guilfordian contacted Sgt. J. W.
Moore of the special victims unit of the
criminal investigations division of the
Moore stated that the case had
been filed, but was currently inactive,
meaning an officer is assigned to the
case but there is no active investigation
"The GPD will not be doing anything
furtlier in this investigation," said
According to Moore, Guilford
reported the incident for record
keeping purposes, but intended to
pursue the investigation internally.
"It's not uncommon for people to
report for record-keeping purposes
and request that there be no follow
up," said Moore.
Moore said that based on the
information he had, this is what
Guilford requested when reporting the
"I'm not aware of anyone making
any such statement to GPD," said
Director of Public Safety Ron Stowe.
"When I spoke with the officer and filed
the original report, I did tell her that we
would also be conducting an internal
investigation, but did not ask them to
Stowe said that if Guilford had
intended to handle the case alone, there
would have been no point in reporting
it to GPD in the first place.
"We can't tell GPD what to do. We just
report the case," said Dean of Students
Aaron Fetrow. "If the investigators
don't think a reported case is a crime,
they will keep it on record and say that
Guilford is handling it internally. That's
my understanding of their protocol."
N.C. legislation sheds light on how
such a case is perceived by authorities.
See "Hate Crime" on page 4
special production of
By Nick Bunitsky
On Monday, Oct. 12, over 100
auditoriums across the country will
simultaneously swing open their doors for
the world premiere of The Laramie Project:
Ten Years Later. While most states only
have two performances. North Carolina
has been blessed with a third, thanks to a
special performance granted to Guilford.
The Guilford theatre studies department
will be participating in- the country
wide presentation of this epilogue to the
Tectonic Theater Project's (TTP) 1999 play
"The Laramie Project," thanks to a hard-
fought struggle for the rights and the
"It's happening only in very carefully
chosen locations. They're trying not to
saturate the market," said co-director of
the play and theatre studies department
chair Jack Zerbe.
See "Laramie" on page 2
Increased enrollment creates
$L7 million in excess income
NCLUDES SALARY AND
WAGE INCREASES FOR
FACULTY AND STAFF
By Deena Zaru
This year the board of trustees
welcomed seven new members,
as four others retired.
According to board chair Joe
Bryan, the board's fall meeting
which was held this past weekend
was very productive.
President Kent Chabotar said
that most of the work was done
on separate board committees,
which then brought their reports
and the issues to the full board.
The board approved the
proposed revised budget based
on increased enrollment that
produced income that the college
had not anticipated.
"Enrollment numbers became
official on Oct. 1 and we ended
up at 2,833 which is an all-time
record for the college by 145
students," said Ty Buckner,
director of communications and
marketing. "Because of that and
because we're so tuition and fee
income-driven, we do have more
income than we anticipated."
According to Buckner, the
college has $1.7 million in funds
it didn't expect, and for now, it
plans on spending about $900,000.
Vice-President for Finance and
Administration Jerry Boothby
^ said that some of the funds will
possibly be released "for one-time
budget needs in November and a
further review in February, once
the second semester enrollment
numbers are finalized."
Boothby said that "$358,000
was allocated for a 3.5 percent
salary and wage increase for
faculty and staff that will become
effective on Jan. 1, 2010."
$335,000 will be allocated for
capital projects—the largest of
which is the chiller for Bryan
Hall which is what runs the air
conditioning and is ticketed at
See "Trustees" on page 2
ALLOCATION OF BUDGET SURPLUS
$1.7 million total surplus
I Money being saved
[Money being spent
■Salary and wage
By Madeline Lambelet
This fall, Hege Library celebrates
its centennial anniversary. What
began as a room with a study-hall
atmosphere has turned into an
expansive, three-floor library where
students can escape the chaos of the
Walking into the library in
2009 presents a different image
than when it first opened in 1909.
Students socialize and listen to
music or find a deserted comer in
which to hibernate until the exam
season gives way to warmer times.
Technology reigns supreme as
students use their laptops and MP3
players to perform miraculous feats
of 10-page papers in one night.
The changes that the library
has undergone are highlighted by
a current exhibit lining the main
hallway. There are old newspaper
articles, yearbooks, photos, and
even original books from the
building's first collection.
The woman in charge of
organizing this collage of Guilford
history is Gwen Erickson, Friends
Historical Collection librarian and
Erickson stresses the importance
of celebrating the past while
embracing the present and future
goals of the library.
"I think that is a unique part of
Guilford history; that we have this
blending of old and new," said
Erickson. "That we have a 100-year-
old building, but it hasn't stayed as
it was 100 years ago. It's preserved
its best features, but has been
remodeled to help it come into the
new century." .
Junior Jordan Lehnert helped to
transform the exhibit into a timeline
of the library's past.^
"It was really neat to look at how
See "Library" on page 7