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News Release (May 3, 1966)

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Title:
News Release (May 3, 1966)
Alternate Title:
For Immediate Release, May 3, 1966
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Book
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New College of Florida
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New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date:
May 3, 1966

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History -- New College (Sarasota, Fla.)
Planning -- New College (Sarasota, Fla.)
Records and correspondence -- New College (Sarasota, Fla.)
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government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
News release
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United States -- Florida -- Sarasota

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Two page news release.
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/ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE l 1ay 3, 1966 New College President John Elmendorf told members of the Board of Trustees Tuesday that during the first eight months of his tenure he had found evidence of growing institutional maturity, a high level of intellectual activity, and a continuation of innovation on the campus. Reporting at the first annual meeting of the board since he took office last September, Dr. Elmendorf said a start had been made to strengthen the academic program, that there has been a steadying of student at and that the faculty commitment to the college has been remarkabla. Greatest problems of the college remain in the area of finances, he reported. However, each year the college continues to grow and growth reduces inefficiency. President Elmendorf also said that time allows the college to attain better standing in the educational community through accredi tation and other standards which affect the gift potential of the college. "Jf adequate financial support can be found for the next two years," he said, "the prospects for long-term stability and growth are very good." He said that the construction of physical plant for present needs will largely be completed by next fall. The year 1967 will see mostly planning for the future with some new buildings to be ready by the fall of 1968. A new class of from 110 to 125 first year students is expected to be enrolled in the fall without any loss in quality from the present two classes. Addition of the new class will complete the enrollment of all three levels of the college. -more-

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New College President's Report to Trustees Page 2 He reported to trustees that students now are planning further study of their internal mechanisms for self-government with assistance from the student newspaper. Student morale. he said, "seems to be sound," and he reported that there have been relatively few serious disciplinary problems. A growth in faculty numbers next year was forecast to accommodate the larger student body, and he said that staffing of the faculty--particularly in the areas of the sciences--would remain a difficult task. A review of the entire first year program at New College will be undertaken this spring and summer, said Dr. Elmendorf, looking toward some slight but significant readjustments in the core program. "This has been an exciting and positive year. The students, faculty, staff and friends of New College have matured and have given much of themselves to assure the college's growth. Intellectual activity has been at a high level, and the arts and music have been a real part of campus life. Innovation continues and no one can say there is any stagnation here," he concluded,in his report. Trustees opened their sixth annual meeting Monday and ended it Tuesday with an expression of confidence in the college program as presented by President Elmendorf. -30-


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