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I These signs were
put up students
about the poor
state of fecuity
salaries and a
desire to eliminate
Students and faculty sat eagerly, filling
the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium
on Feb. 20. The board of trustees faced
the crowd, w^aiting to see those that its
decisions affect every day.
This was Guilford College's first
"Town Hall Meeting," where students
were introduced to the trustees, putting
faces to an entity otherwise known as
"the Board." The meeting intended to
open the door for dialogue befiveen
trustees and students and to discuss
issues the College faces.
Senior and Student Senate President
Samir Hazboun and CCE Student
Government Association President
Sarah Dreier-Kasik both had integral
roles in putting this together.
"(We wanted to) involve the student
population in an effort to show them
how things work," said Dreier-Kasik.
The meeting opened with remarks
from Vice Chair of the Student Affairs
Committee Esther Hall, the moderator
for the event.
'This is an opportunity to bridge
the gap," said Hall. "We have the
responsibility to chart the institution's
Before the meeting. Student Senate
and CCE SC A Senate solicited questions
from community members. Hall then
selected a few of those questions to ask
During the meeting, students wrote
questions on note cards, which were
later collected. A few of those questions,
also selected by Hall, were asked during
Trustees answered questions about
diversity, the relationship between
the board and students and the ever-
secretive presidential search.
"We have over 90 applications," said
Head of the Presidential Seardh and
Finance Committee Chairperson Carole
Bruce of the search. "Our committee will
meet within the next few days to elect
approximately 10 of those candidates
... from those interviews, we will select
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VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION RISES | Page 6
I ABOUT GRADUATE SCHOOL | Page 8
PAT MCCRORY SUBPOENAED I Page 9