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New College Volume 2 Number 2 Spring 1985 Nimbus Nimbus: a type of rain cloud ; it is also used in reference to the glowing halo that surrounds the bead of a saint. The connota tions as they refer to NC: a glow of memory a rain of fertility. Editor. Upper left: El Castillo pyramid at Chichen Itza Lower left: Isla Cerritos aerial view. The submerged sea wall is visible. Right: Dr. Anthony Andrews. nc archaeologist surveys ancient maya port Patricia Romano============================================ When anthropologist Dr. Anthony Andrews returns to Mexico's Yucatan peninsula this summer, funded by his second successive National Geographic Society grant, it will be like returning home. Son of anthropologist E. W. Andrews IV, Tony was born and grew up in Yucatan, which boasts thousands of archeological sites. He has spent much of his li:fe studying the great Mayan civilization which once flourished there. Dr. Andrews' current project continues work on a discovery of his father's. While the Andrews family beachcombed for shells on a small island off the Yucatan coast, the elder Andrews found potsherds dating from the Early Post-Classic period (roughly 900-1200 C.E.). Father, and then son, came to believe that the island, Isla Cerritos, was a major port for the Mayan capital of Chichen Itza. Dr. Andrews spent last summer with his first NGS grant doing preliminary work at Isla Cerritos. The grant renewal means that he can return and continue his research on the project along with three Yucatecan archaeologists: Thomas Gallareta, Co-Director; Fernando Robles, ceramicist; and Rafael Cobos, malacologist and surveyor. It is easy to understand why an anthropologist would be fascinated with the Maya. The Maya are credited with great achievements in astronomy which culminated in the development of the Mayan calendar. Chich en Itza, a major center of the late Mayan culture, became the capital city as other Mayan centers declined. Although many monuments on the site have crumbled, many are well-preserved; among others, the El Castillo pyramid remains an imposing and magnificent site. The artifacts found by Andrews and the other an thropologists on the team indicate that the Maya had established trade outposts at a considerable distance from the main city. Isla Cerritos is the most significant such out post. An abundance of ceramics are present on the island. These artifacts indicate that the outpost had been occupied for nearly 2000 years. The presence of pottery from Cozumel and Tabasco implies trade over long distances. The project members also recovered artifacts of obsidian, jade, and basalt, none of which are found in the peninsula. Two forces are working against Dr. Andrews and his team: time and man. The sea continues a relentless, if slow, process of erosion of the site. And, although the Mexican government protects many of the country's archaeological sites, Isla Cerritos is not one of them. Dr. Andrews says that large amounts of stone have already been removed from the area for use in the present-day port of San Felipe. Scavengers and looters know the area well as they know many of Yucatan's archaeological sites. He estimates that the remains at Isla Cerritos will survive only a few more years. But new discoveries at the site continue to excite him. It was only when he flew over the island in 1976 that he spotted an underwater structure around part of the island. A closer look revealed that the Maya had built a low sea wall, creating an artificial harbor. Surprised, Andrews asked the native fishermen guides why they had failed to point the wall out to him. The laconic reply was that he hadn't asked. Dr. Andrews joined the New College faculty in 1981, marking the return (along with cultural anthropologist Dr. Gary McDonagh) of anthropology to the curriculum. He spent his undergraduate days at Harvard College and then went on to do his doctoral work at the University of Arizona where his dissertation on ancient Mayan salt production and trade was later published. "Salt was the main export of northern Yucatan in prehistoric times," says Dr. Andrews. 'Whoever controlled the salt trade likely controlled the long-distance trade networks." In addition to support from the National Geographic Society, the Isla Cerritos archaeological team also has the sponsorship of the Centro Regional del Sureste of the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia. Marilyn and Thomas Fifield, parents of 1973 graduate George Fifield, participate as private sponsors. New College seems ideal for Dr. Andrews, as he says, "because of the quality of undergraduate work, the type of student at New College, the small, liberal arts college format, and, of course, proximity to Yucatan." Dr. Andrews will return to Yucatan this summer. His continued studies at Isla Cerritos represent a rich resource of knowledge for the anthropology department at New College. Special thanks to Furman Arthur for his assistance on this article.

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What are faculty members doing these days? Our work is usually described in terms of teaching, scholarship, and service. Here s an example of how these three activities work to support innovation and one hopes excellence. In the spring of 1978, Professor Benedetti and I taught a course called Religion and Politics in America. It was a small seminar and we enjoyed it. But we didn 't think the course itself lived up to the merit of the ideas involved. So we kept talking about how to do it better. In January of 1983 we did our own Independent Study Project and wrote a long essay on this topic as part of an inter disciplinary grant proposal. In the fall we were delighted to learn that we had been selected to co-direct a Summer Seminar for Secondary School Teachers on the topic (as we were by then calling it) "Winthrop, Jefferson and the Supreme Court: Religion and Politics in America." The National Endowment for the Humanities would support fifteen outstanding secondary school teachers for a summer of study under our direction at New College By this time Professor Benedetti was Acting Provost and I was characteristically over extended and we had somehow to plan a six week seminar for teachers. Teaching was the answer. We realized that a daily seminar of six weeks meets approxi mately the same number of times as a semester-length college course, and we knew that the only way we would really prepare adequately would be through teaching a New College course. So we planned one, thinking that even if only half a dozen students enrolled, we would still be able to learn what we needed by talking with each other and with them. Twenty-two students completed the "seminar" in the spring of 1984. If they learned as much as we did, it was valuable all around. From what we learned in the course, we revised our syllabus and readings and met the fifteen teachers from all parts of the country -whom we had selected to participate in the summer seminar. It was a great experience for all of us. We worked hard, enjoyed ourselves, and introduced these gifted teachers to New College. By the end of July, Professor Benedetti and I had worked out a useful, interesting way of analyzing the relations historical and con temporary -between religion and politics in America. We hadn't anticipated all of the news stories, heightened by the Presidential race, about "church and state" issues. Suddenly what had begun as an interesting scholarly and teaching project had much broader implications. Thus Professor (now Provost) Benedetti and I spent a number of afternoons and evenings this past fall leading discussions on "church and state" topics for various academic, civic, and religious groups Whether in tandem ("The Bob and Jay Show") or individually, these service projects were lively and rewarding. We turned down an opportunity to direct a similar seminar next summer, because our scholarly interests are leading in new direc tions. Professor Benedetti is working on the idea of citizenship in colonial New England and Renaissance Italy, and I am working on the literary and cultural significance of John Winthrop's Journal. I'm trying to write a paper on that topic during the present ISP period (it's now January of 1985) to read at a conference in fndiana tbls spring. Finishing the essay will help me prepare to teach a course with Professor Doenecke this spring on "Colonial and Revolutionary America Thus the cycle of teaching, scholarship, and service continues to spin. These productive gyrations are in large measure why I find it so stimulating to be a member of the faculty of New College. Dr. Jay Moseley A Success Story New College alumnus Dr. William P. Thurston, at 38 a professor of mathematics at Princeton University and one of the nation's most esteemed mathematicians, won two more honors recently. Esquire magazine, in its December 1984 issue, devoted to saluting "the best of the new generation,'' carried a lengthy profile of Dr. Thurston as one of the "men and women under forty who are changing America" in the field of science and technology. Coincidentally, Science Digest, in its December issue, also selected Dr. Thurston as one of "America's 100 brightest scientists under 40." Dr. Thurston, a graduate of New College's charter class in 1967, was honored last year when he received the Fields Medal, the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in the world of mathematics. Last May, he was chosen by New College students as their commencement speaker. Said Esquire: "Thurston's field is topology, one which requires that he actually 'see' in the fourth dimension. It is in this area that he has particularly distinguished himself. Thurston's work might seem like an esoteric game of numbers, but it actually has broad implica tions. He has taken Einstein's equations out of the world of pure theory and has given them shape." Said Science Digest: "Mathematician Thurston has crossed mental finish lines that many mathematicians have been striving to reach for years." You may notice the new Nimbus format. Please bear with us. We are experimenting with form and color in an effort to create the best possible publication. We welcome your comments on layout and colors. Thank you. Regent Westerfeldt, NC' s Public Servant We are pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Westerfeld! '86 to the post of student Regent for the Florida Board of Regents. Rob, who was selected by Governor Graham, is the first New College student to have a position on the Board. As sole student member of the BOR, he represents some 130,000 college students, making him the most highly placed student political officer in the Southwest. Oxford Lecture Opens Sudakoff Center The Miami club has represented NC at two college fairs this year. Ed Chadd '78 attended both the Broward County College Fairs, and Jose Diaz Balart '83 was brave enough to attend two fairs in the same evening. The Atlanta alumni factions have begun to coalesce into an organized entity. Provost Bob Benedetti and Director of Admission Rab Thornton paid a visit to the Atlanta group on January 6th. Joan Matthews '73 hosted the meeting, which was attended by thirteen area alumni. As a result of the enthusiasm generated at this event, the Atlanta group spon sored a party for alumni and prospective students on February 17th. Judy and Jay Lentini (both '73) volunteered a great deal of time and effort in organizing the party, which was held at their home. The success of the Atlanta meeting en couraged us to schedule a similar function in the Washington DC area. Rab Thornton visited the DC alumni on February 9th. The meeting was attended by 11 alumni, including John Wilke '82 and Nancy Nadler (NC). who hosted the meeting. All DC alumni are very busy with their jobs in the capital, so their attendance was greatly appreciated. They plan to follow Atlanta's lead in contacting area students who have expressed an interest in NC. Several alumni have contacted us with offers of help. Virginia Phillips '82 called from New York after seeing a friend's copy of Nimbus. Virginia confirmed that many Novo Collegians now live in New York City. She has offered to help us locate more alumni in that area. John Cranor '67 called from Chicago, volunteering his time as well. John will be con tacting area alumni, and he hopes to host a cocktail sometime in the near future. Mary Ruiz '78, a veteran of past alumni efforts, has agreed to assist in the formation of a Tampa Bay chapter. These developments encourage us to project the establishment of the five chapters by late April. Please return the "What's Gnu" coupon if you would like to become involved with any of these chapters. Admissions is planning to sponsor high school visits by the members of these chapters. The visits would take place sometime in late April or early May. Please remember that accurate records are essential if we are to ensure the success of the Alumni Network. Thanks to the combined efforts of faculty, alumni, and administrators, this issue of Nimbus may reach more alumni than any other publication previously issued by the College. We have received scores of address correc tions, however, alumni are still 'lost'. With your help, we look forward to the beginnings of an accurate alumni listing by this coming summer. The special news this spring concerns the upcoming 1975 reunion. Scheduled for Commencement 1985, the reunion will allow graduates to renew their relationships with such venerable institutions as Spudnuts and Lido Beach. Dave Disend '75, acting as class agent and organizer, has located many class members. His efforts are aided by Jaime Henriquez '75 and Madeline Snow-Typadis 75. Dave has asked the Nimbus for assistance in locating 'lost' 1975 classmates. For a list of those individuals, please see page 3. For a com plete schedule of reunion events, turn to page 3. Although the honored class is that of 1975, l would like to emphasize that all New College graduates are invited to attend. We look forward to seeing you this May. January 28 marked the opening of the Sudakoff Lecture and Conference Center and the inauguration of the Oxford Lecture Series in the New Col lege Foundation sponsored event. Former Secretary of State Alexander M. Haig, Jr., spoke to a large group of townspeople, many of whom donated guest tickets for students, faculty and staff. During the opening ceremony, Provost Robert Benedetti cited the long friendship with New College of philanthropist Harry Sudakoff, calling him one of our founding fathers. Mr. Sudakoff, who received his honorary doc torate from the university last year on the occasion of the ground breaking for the building, participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony along with the New College Student Alliance President Betsy Good '86 and Campus Coun cil Chairperson Carla Schroer '86. The audience gave Mr. Sudakoff a stan ding ovation for his role in providing the first facility on campus designed and built to accommodate the entire campus community. jelly bean at his place at the table". Haig then conducted a wide-ranging discussion of America's role in international affairs. He characterized his approach and Reagan's foreign policy as "an attempt to create an interna tional environment hospitable to American values and ideals'. In a sometimes sharply worded exchange with newspeople, General Haig elaborated on his views and parried questions about his own availability for future political office. General Haig introduced his talk on a deadly serious topic with humorous anecdotes about his political career, remarking that he knew he had fallen into disfavor with President Reagan when he "found a lone black 2 The announcement of General Haig's appearance stirred opposition on campus. On the evening of the lecture, a silent protest was organized by current students and local alumni. The demonstrators held candles and posters in front of Hamilton Center. Alumni Andy Brown '83 and Nancy Winfrey '81 made known their protest in a letter widely circulated on cam pus. The Oxford Series is planned to bring two world leaders to the campus annually. Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt will speak here in April.

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The Class of 1975 invites all NC alumni to join them in their tenth reunion revels: NC '75 TENTH REUNION Friday, May 24: p.m. 1985 Commencement YES, I can't wait to see my alma mater! Thereafter Mai T ais, Bahi Hut Reserve places for me. Thereafter A Social Affair, hosted by Enclosed is my check for $ to cover Mark Famiglio '75 Saturday's festivities. Thereafter Spud Nuts Run Saturday, May 25: Cost: $40/ per person before May I; $75/ per person after May I. 9:00 Fun Run, Bayshore Drive. Thereafter Beach Time ____ Yes, save places for me at brunch (for purposes of our reservation). 12-2:00 pm Bar B Q (faculty invited, beer provided) -----------------------2:00 pm Alumni Meeting, Music Room 6:00 pm Cocktails, Sudakoff Center 7:00 pm Buffet Dinner, Sudakoff Center 8pm-12am Dancing Sunday, May 26: 10:00 am Brunch, Charley's Crab, St. Armand's Circle Address -------------------Horne phone-------------------Office Phone--------The Sarasota Ramada Inn will be the 'headquarters' for alumni staying overnight Friday and/ or Saturday. Mail to: Angela Postlethwaite '82 New College Foundation 5700 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 33580 Ajax Car Rental is suggested for transportation. The Bulletin Board Please help us locate the "lost" alumni from the Class of 1975. Karen Ashbaugh David Chilcott David Foster john Hooper jolie Barbiere Heide CoppoteUi Troy Gustafson Deborah Huxley Nancy Bates Elliot Cousins joseph Haaf Nora jones Craig Blakeley Judy Dunal Michael Halpern Ann Joyner Jane Bluthe Charles Dupree Bram Haver Ruben Kleiman joyce Boehmer Eugenia Floyd Paul Hepworth John Kline Edward Butler Ruth Folit Ralph Hertz Cath Krall Antione Chaibane An Alum Speaks Statistically we represented only one percent of the graduates of New College. Chronologically we spanned all three decades of NCs existence. Emotionally, as the Atlanta Club of the Alumni Network, we have found ourselves to be bonded by a commonality of intellect, approach, intensity and interest which has reassured us that the philosophy of education as "a student, a professor, and a book'' applies equally to the charter, pre-merger and post-merger classes. We are different but we are the same. Our first meeting, on January 6th, provided us with the opportunity to resume our respective dialectics with Bob Benedetti; to meet our new ad missions director, Rab Thornton; to reminisce with alumni of our respec tive eras; and finally to learn, first-hand, of the myths of preceding & succeeding eras. Our charter class members, Kay & Tom Todd, may now understand that they became "living legends" to the rest of us entirely because they assum ed an enormous risk to their futures to help create "the place where educa tion is possible." For them, as for us (each assuming his own personal risk), the gamble paid off. We, having survived the varying educational ex periences we created, aware that we can succeed in any direction if we are willing to assume some similar risk, have taken our New College baggage into a variety of professions & pursuits. We have collectively matured to a point where we understand that nonconformity ("Be like me, don't con form") is only a possible prerequisite to intellectual flexibility, not its obligate corollary. Accordingly, you will find us engaged now in the social norms as well as the fringes. But, even within our diversity, we derive con siderable pleasure from an observation of the universality of the New College product. We represent largely the same experience; charter, pre and post-merger, and we have largely come to terms with what we have jack Leggett Leslie Miller Jim Shenk Elizabeth Tingley Craig Lewis Thomas Miranda March Sherman Craig Tucker Kim Logan Linda Nelson Susan Jochem Sorrell Keith Turek William Luker James Olsen William Sprayberry Teresa Weber Elizabeth Mason Robert Phillips Jerald Standig Paul Wexler Scott Matthews Nancy Reichman Howard Steinberg Keith Williams Charlotte Meriweather George Reno David Taylor William Witherspoon Ken Zafren done to and with ourselves. We look at ourselves collectively and judge the product good. And so, with the irrefutable logic of our NC days, "if it feels good, do it," we, as alumni, have a vested interest in assisting in the continued existence of our "factory." The product is good. It is multi-functional. It has a long shelf-life and incredible durability, flexibility and strength. There are at present, only 1550 units available. As the diaspora of alumni, we have an opportunity to assist in securing the raw material for our New College product. Some of us have become the professor, some of us are writing the book. All of us have access to the stu dent: past, through the Network; present, through the College; future through our neighborhood and regional high schools and the children of collegues, friends and ourselves. The admissions office can provide us with the names of local prospec tives, guidance departments, parents and schools who need to see the pro duct. We can provide the admissions office with ourselves as visible pro duct, and with our time and energy and post-facto perspectives. We are too small a group to remain low-profile and survive. We are too few to let other alums do it all. In return for our efforts, New will provide us with that scarcest of all commodities: an alumni; more people who can converse with us: recogniz ing our allusions, illusions and delusions; sympathizing, empathizing, and, most urgently, knowing where we are coming from. We, in Atlanta, are delighted to have rediscovered each other. Equally, we are excited by the opportunity to find those "out there who are entirely other and entirely us. Judy Kaye Lentini '73 5700 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 33580 New College Nimbus What's Gnu? We would like to hear from you. The following lines may assist you in sending us news. questions, or addresses Clip the coupon and mail it to NC; your address label should show on the back. Thank you. Patricia Romano '83, Editor Alumni Admissions Coordinator Angela Postlethwaite '82 Alumni Foundation Coordinator Advisory Group: Dr. Robert KnoxFaculty Liaison Dr. Michael Frame Faculty Liaison Furman Arthur Production Advisor james Feeney Provost's Liaison 0 I would like more information on the alumni network. 3 Mary Ruiz '78 Alumni Representative Spozy Sapoznikoff '86 Student Representative Credits: Layout/design: Patricia Romano '83 Photo, page 1: Barbara Andrews Graphics, page 2: Micki Roenspiess '82, Patricia Romano '83 Graphic, strip: Patricia Romano 83 Photo, page 5: David Mitchell '84 Graphic, page 6: Marcella Kolmeier 85 Special thanks to Bob Benedetti. Furman Arthur. Tony Andrews, Judy Lentini '73, Jim Feeney. Phil Lumsden '81 David Mitchell '84, Angela Postlethwaite '82, Sean Lincoln '85. Jay Moseley, and Terry Pierzchala '85 for their contributions.

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sixties Dennis Kezar '67 r e c eiv ed his Ph.D from New College, Oxford, and is n o w the pastor of Christ Episcopal Ch u rch in B r ad e nton Florida. Esther Lynn Barazzone '67 is c urrently the Director of Development a t S w arthmore College. Previously, she had taught a t Kirkland College (now part of Hamilto n C o llege New york) after receiving her M.A. f r o m Columbia University. Bruce Bradbury '68 or therea b o uts is presently creating gorgeo u s hand-s c reened wallpapers for distinguished c li e n te le He wishes to give credit to h is N C m e nt o rs in Color Perception for helping t o make i t all happen See the Sept./ O ct '84 i s s u e s of Americana magazine fo r exam pl e s of his lovely work. Gary Moriello '69 says he is living the p e rfec t American cliche wife, 2 ki ds, dog, s tat ion wagon and a house in the su b urbs -and loving every min u te of it. C u rrently in hi s 15th year as a public schoo l teache r G ary i s ac tiv e l y pursuing a Principalship in t h e C h icago Public Schools, which he expects (and h op es) to acquire in the next year or two seventies Doroth y Heyl '75 receive d h e r M.A. in English and a J.D from the U n iv ersity of Virginia. She is employed as an asso ciate in a law firm. Her h u sbant Tomas is a writer Janet Hibbs '7 5 received a P h. D in Family Theory from B ryn Mawr. Sh e lives in Philadelphia. William Jelin 7 5 lives in Maine. H e has a Master's degree in Internatio nal Affairs. Lori Ann Feldman Lieberman 75 has her Master's in Architect u r a l Hist o ry Sh e is married to a Rabbi Roger Alan Longman '75 is a journalist living in Brooklyn He re c eiv e d his M A in English Literature the Unive rs ity of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1980. Michael S Maher '75 i s a ps y ch i atrist and lives in Tampa, Fl ori da He i s marrie d to fellow NC grad u ate Emeline Acton '77 who recei v ed her J.D. from Ste ts o n University in 1980 Sam McMillan '75, po e t and freelanc e writer is presently b u sy w i t h h i s adopted family in Asheville, Nort h Carolina. Larry P olansky '75 works at Member Mills College/ C entre for Contemporar y Music in Oakland, California. He is a composer and performe r James D. Roberts '75 holds a B.F .A. in Design. He is currently President of Adaptive System s l o cated in Los Angeles Claire Batutis Robinson '75 puts in her hours a s a banker in New York. She holds an M.B A in Finance from Pennsylvania State Unive rsity Marc Rudow '75 and wife Debi own a re staurant in Asheville North Carolina Marc a ls o works as an attorney. The couple have a son named Joshua Annette Ellen Smith '75 received her B.A. from Vas sar in 1977 Her f ield o f interest is History. She i s now an entrepreneur as a furrier with the Maine Fur E xc hange Inc in Bath, Maine Darryl M yers '76 married Vicki Tinberg w'7 7 in 1977, and has s i nce ... succumbed to high-tech & p seudo-maturity." He presently makes his l ivin g as a computer systems analyst in Mt. Pros p ect, Ill inoi s S t ill a soccer buff and an avid reader, h e is about t o take a sec o nd stab at graduate s t ud ie s t h i s time in Computer Science at D e Paul University Vickie keeps busy as trainin g director for a c able T V com pany, and s t ill s ings and c o o ks." They have three cats and n o kids. Jame s Foster '77 r e ce i v ed his Ph D in economics f rom C ornell in 1980 and was recently pro m o t e d to Assoi c ate Professor of Economics a t Purdue Uni v ersity James was also invite d to p a rti c ipate in a session on mathematical eco n o mic s h e ld b y the American Mathema ti c a l Society in January 85 Martha Brooks van der Veen '79 received her law deg r e e f r o m Catholi c University in 1983. Ma r t h a and h e r husband, Jan (former NC economics professo r ) are c urrentl y working for the Agency for Int e rnational Development Dhaka, Banglad es h. W e hav e reports that son Jon (six mo n ths) and daughter Alicia (2'12 year ) are experience d ric k -shaw r i ders Lisa Gunst '78 married Dwight Silverman a San Antonio newspaper reporter in 1984 and i s now working as a marriage and-family therapist She obtained her M.S in Clinical Counseling in 1983 and is currently consider ing a doctoral program in Psychology Donna Baker '75 is practicing law in Philadelphia. Donna regrets that she recently won a contest to name the Villanova Law School Newsletter. The winning entry: Sui Generis. Donna is a contributing editor to the Pennsylvania Law Journal Reporter, serves on the Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers of Philadelphia and is vice-President o f the Philadelphia Chapter of the Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control. Besides her legal work, Donna is an Adjunct Professor at Villanova University Graduate School. Whew. May Wu '82 has not been resting on her New College laurels. Her Masters program at Yale led her to the exploration of far eastern cultures. Some excerpts from May's recent letter detail a life that we may well envy: "During my first year at Yale, I worked closely with one of my professors George White, on a possible internship in China during my second year. He was invited to direct ANNA CHRISTIE in Beijing. I wanted to go work on the project and learn about the state of Chinese theater today ... what evolved was a pilot exchange program between the Yale School of Drama and the Central Academy of Drama (China's leading dramatic training in stitution). We came up with the money to pro vide for an exchange student, and off I want to the far east. "Following the production, I stayed on in China and traveled to five other cities. I also lectured on "American Theater: The Regional Theater Movement and Today's Theater Manager'' at the Central Academy of Drama in Shanghai and Guangzhou (Canton). It was a wonderful experience, needless to say, to be able to exchange ideas and knowledge. Mary E. Connors 75 just married Dr. Roger Thomson (Ph.D from Northwestern Univer sity in Clinical Psychology in 6/'85) who is a diagnostician for the Cook County Courts. Mary obtained her Ph. D in Clinical Psychology from DePaul University in 1983 and recently began work as an Assistant Pr o fessor / Research Associate for the Eating Disorders program at the Northwestern University Med School in Chicago Allison Wilcox '79 is currently in Austin Texas on internship for her Ph.D in clinical Psychology Allison plans to complete her doc torate and do her dissertation long distance with the University of Miami She gives her warmest regards to Dr. David Smillie. Martin Schwartz '75 received his Ph.D in Physical chemistry from Stamford University in 1979 and works now as a Cell Biologist and Assistant Professor of Physiology at Harvard Medical School. Even after completing research in chemistry and cell biology at Stam ford M.I.T., the Weizmann Institute and now at Harvard Martin says that he still manages to get someone to send him Spudnuts Cinnamon Rolls about once a year Lynne Tarakan 75 says that she is happily unaffiliated and is busy as a self-employed artist making greeting cards and painting com missioned murals and supergraphics She lives in Brooklyn New York. Lynn received her MFA from Pratt Institute in 1977 Justin P. West '75 is working on his M.F .A. in Painting from the Univers i ty of Massachusetts He expects to be finished next year Mary Hill Wise '75 received her M D in Medicine from the University of Rochester New York in 1983. Rebecca Goldthwaite '75 has successfully procured a Neiman Marcus credit card in preparation for a move to Dallas When not single-handedly leading Amercia out of its re cent (or any other) recession, Rebecca works as a travel agent. Rebecca continues her studies in Literature and recently taught a class on Jane Austin. Gina C. Schatteman '75 is currently enrolled in a post doctoral program in the sciences at Princeton University Mary Hill Wise '75, M D., is married to Robert T Wise. While she is presently certified in Family Medicine she is pursuing a fellowship in behavioral psych o logical and psychosomati c medic ine. 4 Dave Disend '75 now feels like Dave Disend 08 because of all the people who call him after he has gone to sleep We are sorry Dave we didn t realize that you sleep. Mr Disend in addition to organizing the upcoming NC re union has been busy getting started on another three-year term as consulting editor of The Clearing House, a monthly journal giving a forum to issues and practices in mid dle and high school education." Dave has work ed with TCH since 1979 Look for two poems of Dave 's, English Teachers and Every Ten Years an Identity Crisis" to appear in the winter issue of The Little Magazine. And finally (for now), his biography has been solicited for Who' s Who in the East, as it was for Who's Who in the South and Southwest from 1981-84 Go to sleep Dave May and friends in China "After China, I traveled to Tokyo, where I stayed with Don Modesto '82 and spent five exhausting days inside of theaters. My Japanese hosts were wonderful, but in their enthusiasm to introduce me to Japanese theater, they left me very little time to do any sightseeing. "I have returned to my studies at Yale and am presently the Administrative Director for the Yale Repertory Theater. I am also working on several projects. One is a translation of a play that I saw in China which I hope to pre sent as a staged reading at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center I am also working with the Rockefeller Foundation on a possible project promoting cultural exchange between China and the United States." Gina Schatteman '75 is presently involved in a post doctoral program in Microbiology at Princeton University. Phil Cohen '75 is in medical school. Christine Hope '70 is now teaching Sociology at the College of Charleston South Carolina. Mary Ruiz '78 bought a home in Bradenton Florida complete with a mango tree ham mock and white picket fence Her work with the Manatee County Community Services Department involves her in issues ranging from indigent health care jail overcrowding and nursing home alternatives to public library service. She is married to Dennis Wilkison who is best known in some circles as a former student of John Morrill's Stephen Nohlgren '70 after five years as Executive Sports Editor of the St. Petersburg Times, became a reporter on the paper's special projects team. Most recently this group covered the football recruitment scandal at the University of Florida. Vivian Tseng 7 4 received her M.A. in East Asian Studies in 1976 from Yale University and her J D in Law from Georgetown Law School in 1980. She is currently a practicing Associate Attorney with Foley Hoag & Eliot in Boston Massachusetts and is married to Dr. Louis Putterman an Associate Professor at Brown University. Deirdre E. Fogg '75 is working as Retail Manager for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service in Chandler Arizona She has been working on her MBA in various adult pro grams", and since 1978 has lived all but the past year in Germany; she hopes to return to Europe in the near future. She and her husband, Leonard Langford have a brand new. baby boy named Nathan Robert McArthur '77 has been working for the past couple of years in the Artificial Intelligence group at Arthur D Little a large management consulting company which develops expert systems for various branches of industry If you don t believe it neither does he. Robert cautions anyone interested in this line of work that it is not as sexy as it sounds. Sexy Robert ? To keep things in perspective he has been traveling, and recently returned from a four -month trip to Asia and the South Pacific, where he ran into another NC persona Small w o rld Anita L Allen '7 4 is no longer Anita L. Allen but rather Anita L Campitelli

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Candice Alycia Reffe '75 prefers these days to be known as Candice In addition to be coming somewhat more formal over the years she has been distinguishing herself at Colum bia College where she teaches freshman com position on the first graduate fellowship ever awarded by that institution to a writing divi sion student. She also writes poetry despite not having the gall to do so ; presently she is working on her MFA in Poetry at Columbia University Douglass E. Goodfriend '73 was engaged for a while in a stint as a Fulbright Scholar in New Delhi and is presently about to pass the New York State Bar. He plans to practice law in NYC. Karen Lundmark '74 is president of Escape Artists Travel, Inc., a three-year old venture that has crossed the ... proverbial new business survival hump", leaving Karen quite happy in its wake and free to pursue her goal of be coming a teacher of-what else-travel. She and her husband Steve Killebrew live in Oakland California. Michael J. Morgan '7 4 is currently an Assis tant Professor of Communications at the University of Massachusetts. He received both his MA and his Ph. D. in Communications from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania in 1977 and 1980 respectively He is married to Fanny Rothschild and they have a two-year old daughter, Amelia. Robert Fish '75 went to Stanford after New College and there completed his Ph.D He presently works for Bell Communications Research in New Jersey. Sherri Lee Mcindoe '75 received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1983 She is currently the Maitre de Conference at Mohamed V University in Rabat Morocco. Sherri and her husband, Chris Condon have a new baby named Nicole. John McLean '75 is married and has two children He works in the Psychology Depart ment at New Mexico State University. Ellen Grinde '75 and Len Nuttall '75 tied the knot. They now live in Park Forrest, Illinois. Fredricka F. Fleenor '78 and her husband, Louis D. Joyner '79, have been living in Los Angeles for nearly four years. She is involved class notes in the second quarter of an MBA program at Antioch College s L .A. branch campus; her concentration is in Human Resources Develop ment & Organizational Development. In addition she finds the time to work as the pro duction manager of a graphic design company. And Louis? Louis has recently finished a masters program in architecture at SCIARC and is .. .finally planning on getting the Mercedes painted. Fredricka asks that we please spell her name corectly and so might you. Cynthia L. Keppley '77 has been teaching in Japan traveling throughout Southeast Asia and doing anthropological research in India. She is presently completing her doctorate in Anthropology at Tulane while working in cancer research at Tulane Medical School. This spring, she 'll be traveling to Australia on a pro ject of the World Health Organization Somewhere in the midst of all this she got married as well ... December of 84 to be precise. Marian Bussey '70 just bought an old Victorian house in New Orleans. She has been working for the past 21/ z years as a writer for the Gambit newspaper, covering the arts travel news and theater reviews. Next fall she hopes to begin studies towards a degree in counseling. Dr. June K. Brofenbrenner '75 graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1982. Although she is a professional Chemist most of her time these days is spent with toddler Brian Jacob Walker at home. June' s spouse is earning his Ph.D. in Engineering at Johns Hopkins Deborah (Beth) Brown '75 will receive her M.D from Emory University this year Robert G. Brunger M.A. '75 is a regional planner in Tallahassee Florida where he lives with his wife and their son Scott David Sachnoff '75 graduated with his J.D. from the Hastings College of Law in 1979 and now works as the Assistant Corporation counsel for the City of Chicago Henry Patterson '74 holds an M .A. from Harvard. He owns a chain of exquisite Italian restaurants, and lives in Concord, Massachusetts. Henry's wife Beth Carney also attended New College and both have fond memories of this fine institution Can you tell what's wrong with this picture? The best answer will receive a 9.5" x 13.75" print of this photo by David Mitchell '84. Answers will be judged by the Admissions Staff. Please submit your answer with the 'Whars Gnu?' coupon. Use your imagination! 5 Lila Bricklin '78 is currently the Associate Director of Accountants for the Public Interest (API) in Philadelphia API is a non-profit national organization that encourages accoun tants to volunteer their services to individuals non-profits and small businesses that cannot afford needed accounting services. Alexis Durham III '77 graduated with an M.A ./Ph.D. in Criminology from the Universi ty of Pennsylvania and now teaches at the University of Florida Julie Johnson Omohundro '7 5 spent the five years immediately following graduation work ing in desert laboratories in Arizona. Recently, she has moved to Chapel Hill North Carolina where she is working as the Publications and Seminars Specialist at the Microelectronics Center of North Carolina Tom Corwin '74 married Carol Cichowski in March, 1984 and bought a Washington D.C. townhouse on Capitol Hill Tom and Carol both work for the Department of Education when they're not tending to the summer vegetables in the backyard of their home. Carol Flint '78 is now enrolled at the University of California Davis where she is pursuing her M.F.A. She finds the Northern California climate ameniable to her writing and often feels inspired to drive her Plymouth Valiant down Highway 1. Husband Steve Jones is working on his Ph.D. at Davis while son Sam is starring in the role of Superman for his theater group. Michael Morgan '74 tells us that after eight years in Philadelphia he is now an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Massachusetts in gorgeous Amherst, and is using everything he learned at New to enjoy two-year-old daughter Amelia Morgan-Rothschild. Deborah F. Bruseth '75 is keeping busy as a legal secretary in Chicago. Amy Susanne Diamond '75 and her spouse Dr. Robert C. Whitton are the proud parents of two small children. They currently live in Charlotte, North Carolina where Amy teaches. She holds an M.S in Education while Robert has his doctorate in Math Richard Stanley Eissenstat '75 works as an economist in Chicago He holds an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School. Deborah Ana England '75 received her M.F.A.last year. She now works as a sculptor s assistant and lives in San Jose California. Mark Famiglio '75 is retired and living in sunny Sarasota. Jim Gutner '75 works as a stockbroker in Sarasota. M.L. Vogel '77 has difficult handwriting but we love her just the same. Casting aside the ridiculously small but space-efficient What's Gnu?" slip in favor of full sized writing paper, M .L. delivered a three-page letter to us chock full of interesting ideas and ruminations. All of which goes to show folks that you don 't have to use those tiny forms. But back to M .L.; she is currently working on her dissertation (Ph.D.) on the Religions and Arts of native Americans at the University of Stockholm Sweden Robin Curtis '79 is now employed by Clinique Labs. She and her husband Terry Sullivan live in Sarasota. Anne Brennan Borsak '75 is currently a soft ware engineer in New York. Yvonne A. Crocker '77 received her M .A. in Political Science in 1979 from Stephen Austin State University Texas. She is currently an in structor of government at Tarrant County Jr. College in Hurst, Texas and hopes to begin work on her Ph.D. this summer. Yvonne and her husband, Dwight R. Cook have a three year old daughter Jasmine. eighties Dorothy Srygley Wells '84 married former NC student Dan Wells ; son, William Albert was born September 30 1984. Dorothy and Dan reside in Miami where Dorothy continues to submit stories to magazines and train her Springer Spaniel to track and retrieve while Dan works as an airline pilot. Sergio Raynal '83 is the Market Research Analyst for Richardson Realty of Sarasota. Sergio has enthusiastically volunteered hisser vices to the Alumni Network. Thanks! Ross Burnaman '80 finished F.S.U Law School in 1983 and is now the assistant General Counsel for the Florida Department of Environmental Regulation

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Jose Diaz-Balart '83 has recently accepted a post as Central American Bureau Chief for the Spanish Information Network (SIN). He will be reporting on news out of San Salvador. Scott Lukeman '80 received his Ph .D. from the University of Miami Medical School in 1980 and according to Mike Lasche is cur r e ntl y cloning genes for kidney cell receptors and ion channels at the University of California San Diego. Kim Keene '80 is busily pursuing her Doctor of Chiropractic at Palmer College-West in Sunnyvale California She is living in the Silicon Valley outside of San Francisco and is working as a research assistant Seth B. Lipsay '81 has kept himself busy. After graduating from the Hofstra University School of Law in January, 84 Seth went on to pass the Pennsylvania Bar and to marry Deanne Waltzer. He is currently attending the Wharton School of the University of Penn sylvania as an M B.A. candidate in real estate finance Michael Lasche '85 still lives in Sarasota and called to say that he is experimenting with carpentry bicycle activizing and peering pro gressively into the future." Lori Shoemaker '84 is working for the Office of Associate Dean faculty of Arts and Science, Harvard University. Glenn Haake '81 holds a J.D. from Syracuse Law School '84, where he graduated cum laude, and an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He now works as a clerk to the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court. Robert Cottrell '82 is currently working with Dr. Cris Hassold on his third Humanities grant a lecture series on early naturalist and land scape painting in Florida. Bob is currently the Assistant Director of the St. Petersburg Historical Museum, and plans to go on to graduate school for Museum Studies. Bob was recently awarded a Kellogg Foundation F e llowship in Museum Education and is also on the board of the Florida Historical Confederation. Debra A. Jenks '80 graduated in 1983 from Lewis and Clark Law School and is now a member of the Oregon State Bar. She works as the Trial Attorney in a fifteen-member law firm Rankin McMurry VavRosky & Doherty located in Portland Oregon. And she adds (she 's) loving every day in Oregon! Dan Ryan '83 couldn t stay away. Dan s back in Sarasota as the NC computer Science in structor for Spring '85, having worked last year in London for a financial software firm co owned and operated by fellow NC'er Rod Kohler '73. Susan A. Mannino '81 is currently perform ing on the Asolo stage in And a Nightingale Sang" while completing requirements for her MFA in Acting at the FSU Asolo Conservatory of Acting in Sarasota. She was recognized in the March 84 issue of Ms. magazine for her one-woman show, Angelina", which she wrote for her '81 New College thesis. Class notes compiled by David Mitchell '84, Phil Lumsden '81, and Angela Postlethwaite 82 5700 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 33580 Events, activities, programs, and facilities of the University of South Florida are available to all without regard to race, color. sex, religion national origin handicap, or age. as provided by law and in accordance with the University's respect for personal dignity This public document was pro mulgated at an annual cost of 3400. or .425 per copy to pro vide information about New College of USF. (SAS 06) THE PRESERVATION OF SPECIES, edited by philosopher Bryan Norton, will appear this fall from Princeton University Press. One of the products of a two-year study completed at the Center for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland, the book provides in terdisciplinary perspectives on why it is impor tant to preserve biological diversity and on how to set priorities in species protection ef forts. Besides editing the book Bryan con tributed two chapters, a General Introduction and Section Introductions. Bryan has also com pleted a second book (of which he is the sole author). THE SPICE OF LIFE: WHY PRESERVE NATURAL VARIETY? Visiting instructor in music Stephen Crist is making sure that the 300th anniversary of J .S. Bach's birth will not go unmarked at New College. He is offering a course open to non specialists, "J.S. Bach: The Man and his Music," and recently organized a Bach recital presented in the Music Room. Appropriately, Steve will complete his dissertation on Bach during this anniversary year. In January '85 cultural anthropologist Gary McDonogh presented a seminar in urban an thropology at the University of Barcelona. That Catalonian city was the site of Gary's disserta tion research, to be published next year by Princeton Univ -Jess as GOOD FAMILIES: A ;:-/ORY OF POWER IN INDUSTRIA. ... ..ONA. Gary's most recent publication is "J:'ast and Present: An An thropologist's View" in the December 1984 issue of Southern Exposure. The Student Perspective As a current student and potential graduate who has been "active in an official sense in campus affairs I have been asked to type a few words at the alumni who wish to hear about what' s happening at NC from a student's point of view Well your worst fears are confirmed or to put it more simply the "myth of the first class is alive and well. Third fourth (and fifth) year students wonder aloud why this year s in c omin g class isn 't as cool (or insert your own adjective) as th e irs was (is). We remember hearing our class disparaged during our first year, but we turned out OK. didn 't we? ... lt is true that IZOD s are now more com mon than sarongs and the last Palm Court Party e nded before noon but nobody really believes th e stories of the PCP s with twenty three kegs ... do they?? All is not beyond hope however. This year marks th e o pening of th e Sudakoff Lecture Center the probable opening of the new library and the reopening of B-dorm (it was closed when the housing population dropped way below capacity). New College students have waged (and won) battles on many issues. Some issu e s were as symbolic as the wordings John McDiarmid, literature, was New College coordinator this fall for the Cambridge University Term-in-Residence program, under which four New College students, along with other Florida students, are enrolled at Cambridge for the Lent Term (January-March) 1985, taking intensive courses and tutorials in modern British studies. Also, in November John received a Research and Creative Scholar ship grant from USF, which will enable him to spend this summer working on an edition of Sir John Cheke's De Superstitione (1545). The text, previously unedited, is an important document in the history of English Protestantism. This term sociologist Natalie (Penny) Rosel, an advocate of off-campus research and ex perience, is following her own frequent counsel to students: she's off campus, learning a new language and culture. Penny is at the Florida State University Study Center in Florence, Italy. In addition to teaching her specialties to students who come to Florence from throughout the U.S., she will be traveling extensively in central Europe. New College students Nancy Becker, Douglas Finkel and Zachary Mannon are in residence at the Florence program this spring. Faculty and staff notes compiled by jim Feeney. Sean Lincoln '85 on the library stamp and the sign by the stoplight. Other issues such as library hours, were of more pragmati c concern over 160 students staged a sitin to protest a decision to change library hours made without student in put. In short even though we are considered a branch campus of USF", the New College identity is alive and well especially in the minds of the current students. Even more heartening is the sensitivity of the powers that be to the needs of NC as distinct from USF Sarasota. For example because of the prodding of the Foundation the DOT has installed signs on 41 and I-75 pointing to New College not just to USF as they had for nine years. The continuing support of the Foundation will make it possible for NC to prosper. And yes academics remains the keystone. Students continue to miss the deadlines for complain about, and occassionally win recognition for their work just as we always have. We are still on the contract system we still have no grades and Berggren still chain smokes while he teaches philosophy. Could it be any other way? Sean Lincoln 85 is currently working on his thesis in philosophy. Sean has served on the Student Court, and has held the post of NCSA president. 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