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COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE FOR RELEASE Sunday, August 2, 1964 NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION Members of the Charter Class at New College are taking a preview look at their temporary housing accommodations and are as excited with them as they are with the special curriculum and inspirational faculty. The 97 member Charter Class entering in September will live in the 12-story tower of the Landmark for their first one hundred days of school, pending completion of the on-campus housing accommoda-tions now under construction. The curriculum is a return to individualized educational activity in which scholars and highly motivated students share in the exploration of learning. A stellar faculty in the arts, sciences and social sciences has been assembled with world renowned Dr. Arnold J. Toynbee as visiting professor of history. The details of the first residence of the Charter Class have been relayed to 56 boys and 41 girls who will come from 29 states and three foreign countries. And this summer has seen class members visiting the area from as far away as Minnesota some seeing the college for the first time.
Young Debbie Fulk, an honor student at Ft. Myers' Edison High School, made a special trip to the Landmark to see her top-floor room overlooking the scenic panorama of the Gulf. Esther Lynn Barazzone of Port Charlotte, first student selected by New College, a brillian scholar and all round girl, joined Debbie and another charter class student, Tom Sanford, who now lives in Sarasota, in an informal tour of the Landmark. Tom is the son of Dr. Fillmore Sanford, Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the college. In company with admissions staff members Mrs. Nick Ellis and Josef Hall, the three toured the Landmark's luxurious air-condi-tioned and balconied suites. They also checked the heated swimming pool, white sand beaches, shuffleboard, gymnasium and spa, and comfortable lounges which will be used as the reading room and student activities center. pining will be in the attractive Five Flags Dining Room where dinner will be a formal evening event in which students will be joined by faculty members and prominent guests of the college. The entire tower and ground floor facilities will be given over to the college through the cooperation of owner Martin Nadelman. Partial conversion of the tower portion of the resort is being planned and an ironing room for the girls and coin washers are to be provided. Even the sunken cocktail lounge, known as La cave, will become a soft drink and sandwich center much to the delight of the students who will be enjoying a oncein-a-lifetime experience during the one hundred days that New College's contractor is completing the first residence halls on the east campus. ###