Guilford Included in Fourth Edition of “Colleges That Change Lives”
Guilford College is included in the fourth edition of “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges.” More than 150,000 copies of the book have been sold since it was originally published in 1996. Guilford has been in each edition.
The first editions of the book were written by Loren Pope, the education editor of the New York Times in the 1950s, who died in 2008. For the latest edition, Hilary Masell Oswald toured all the schools, conducted in-depth interviews and built on the original to create a completely updated, more expansive work.
“Guilford is a warm and accepting community and a mind-opening place of discovery, where professors push students — and students push one another — to go beyond what they thought they thought they could achieve. If you want a piece of paper to get you a job, you can go somewhere less demanding and probably less expensive. But if you want a vocation, a shift in your soul, Guilford is a great choice.”
Guilford’s chapter points out the College’s commitment to social justice, service and community, the peaceful, wooded campus and age diversity of the student body. The Center for Principled Problem Solving and Bonner Center for Community and Service Learning are highlighted.
A senior student says, “This school cares about students, faculty care about what they’re doing and they’re very good to us.”
Hilary lives in Denver, Colo., where she writes about education, architecture and design, and public policy. Her work has appeared in Newsday, the Chicago Tribune, Edutopia, and other publications and websites.