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Step Forward

One of the greatest honors of my presidency is the responsibility to speak out on behalf of the rights and the futures of students. I recently had the honor of presenting at the NAFSA 2018 Annual…

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Guilford Graduates, ‘Forever Begin’

I remember vividly my college graduation day, the culmination of four years of unprecedented challenge and growth. And on that day, surrounded by my parents, family and grandmother, full of all I had…

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Women March on at Guilford

The talented young women attending Guilford College continually amaze me. Our recent President’s Dinner honoring College benefactors offered more delightful evidence of their diverse gifts — a future…

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Is Love Really All You Need?

When Friends Center Director Wess Daniels asked me to say a few words about love at our Guilford LOVE Valentine event, the Beatles first came to mind:

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Black History Beckons Us to Be Better

I’m excited to see a world of talent being showcased at Guilford during Black History Month. Today, student performers representing more than 10 countries and languages shared their impressive…

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Dream-Building Alliance

This week I had the distinct privilege of joining a select group of higher-education leaders around the country in launching the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration. Our aim is…

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Mourning a Giant Loss in History

The Guilford College community has lost another great one. History Professor Emeritus Alex Stoesen died Nov. 30 at age 85. Alex joined our faculty in 1966 and taught American History for 33 years,…

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A Tax Bill Students Can’t Afford

Making higher education affordable and accessible to all should always be a national priority. But a dangerous tax bill looming in Washington ignores that imperative by dealing a severe economic blow…

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