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--COLLEGE .. NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION NEW COLLEGE N!WS COLUMR for Thuraday1 April 301 1967 PBlLOSOPRY StUDENTS EXCRL Initial reaulta are e 1 1D on thie year' encounter by New College atu-deuta with the Graduate R!cord Rxa1ntion, and they are every bit as .. aive .. thoae compiled a year ago by students in the present third-year ela The Graduate Record zamination (GR!) ia a at.adard teat adminiatered each year to the thouaanda of eolleg aentora throughout the United Statee vho are planning to go to graduate achool. 'there ia a GR.! for each major aubject area. 'l'he teat acoree in eaeh subject area ar tabulated and a acale ia conatrueted ao that each student taking the teat can tell how he did in relation to all other etwlanta taking the tut. Moat New Colla& atudenta take the GRE at the end of the second term of their second year, aa a aupplemant to the qualifying eX&llinationa they UlWJt take at that tiae to eatabliah their readineaa for further work in their choaen jor fields. In tera. of a noraal four-year undergraduate curriculum, theae atudanta are at a point equivalent to the firat aemeatar of the jQilior year. Laet year:ein New Collac' firt experience with the au, many students did exeeptioaally well, par-tieularly in the fields of philo ophy, utheaat:tca, and literature.
NEW COLLEGE NEWS COLUMN Pase 2 Thia aprlns 11 second-year atu4nts took the GR.! in philosoph)'. Tbe relulta, accord.ina to Professor Dou11u c. Berall' place tO. all. ill the top rank utf.ODall)'. The national aeorina scale for the philo opby Cll! stops at 720, which rb the 97th percentile. 'l"bis an that only 3 per cent of all students tak:lna the exad.nation vUl aco'ra above 720. At ew Colleae, 8 of the U atudaat1 who took the exaw an zing 73 per cent -scored 720. Pour 1tudenta aade 7301 4 one each made 740, 750, 820 and 870. thr Uch of the/reutntn et.uclents t1ade th very respectable score .of 680, which urk8 tbe 87th pel'centile nationally and as that only 13 per cent of all atudenta tak:ln the tnat1on de higher scores. the 11 New Coll ge etudenta Who compiled th1e outetandi r cord in phUoeo'PhY are I Darid a. Allen, Huntsville, Ala.; Geors A. Pinkle, ltankakee, Ill. J 'l'boaaa Manteuffe11 ock Island, Ill.; David c. Moore, Den r, Colo.; Jerry eusart Chicago, lll.J D:lon J. Schaff, Taeoaa, Wash.; Judith A. Seaal, B.edlanda, C&lif I 'l'beodore M. Sheeeaker, Yinuetka, IU.a Bev rl)' A. Shoenber r, Atltmta, Ga.J Brie Stauffer, Tucson1 Ariz.; end Gary E .. Willia 1 Windsor. N.Y .. ******* MOlt! ACAIJ!MIC VISITORS New College eortt:lnuea to be a ..... t for rieitors from other campuses who are CODcemed, on the one hand1 vith the problems of starttna a new inetitutton, d em the other:, with the f.Jmovative upecta of the New Colleae propoe. There wen tvo such vta1ton lut week-Dr. Uward w. Weidner, Chancellor of the Un1-veraity of W1acOD.eiD1a new Green Bay Cuapua, ad Dr. Luther I, Erickaon1 Aeeoc:late Profeaaor of Cbud.atry at GriDnell College in Iowa. Dr. Weidner talked vith Prest
NEW COLLEGE NEWS COLUMN Page 3 dent John Eblendorf ad other me era of the faculty and staff about the probl ot beginning a nev institution, the develop118Dt of the academic plan, and the developMDt of the physical plant. The Green Bay iuatitution, which be will bead, ie echeclulecl to open in 1969 with about 11500 etudente and arov to an enrollment of about JO,OOO within 2.5 yeare. It will be a full scale univeraity, with ita research effort& concentrated at the start in the area of envircm11ental ecology, community and regional aciencea, human btology, and wfare, and communication and creativity. Grinnell College, where Pro feasor Bricktlon teachea, ia a bigbly-reprcied liberal arta college. Like New Collage, it enjoy& a free aaaociation with the United Church of Christ. Profeaaor lrtckeon waa pri.arily concerned with in .aatiaatina the ew Colleae act ce progra but be apnt time loG1dn into other aspects of the College ae well. ******* Dr. Mas XaduahiD., the. diatin f.ahed author and acholar in the field of Rabbinic Judaisa who wu to have lectured at the CoUeaa early next aaa.th, baa been forced to sive up his plane for coming to Sara ota. The College ia nov co.plettna arranaemanta with another outatandins Judaic aeholar to sf.ve a public lecture here at about the saae ti... Tbe lecture will be tbe ftrat in a aerie& made poaeible by Ben G. Rudolph of Sarasota. 'l'b.e tiae ad plaee will be &mlouneed later. ****** GOOD Jl!SPONSE 1'0 IKSTI'l'UD The initial reaponae hu been exeellent to invitatioa to attend the firat Nev Coll Iruttitute on 1'oreip Affair 1 to be held on the u Apr. 27 28 and 29. -1101:'8-
NEW COLLEGE HEWS COLUMN Page 4 The Institute t.. featuriug a ayaposiu. on eo-called "popular revolutions." Allons the participants will be several leading scholars ill the area of iDternational relationa. Amon8: the institutions that vill be repreae.nted by student and faculty reciatraDta are the Univerait7 of South nor14a Florida Preabyt rian Collage. and the University of Tampa, according to Dr. Rollin B. Posey, faculty adviaer for the progru. Riverview Bish School expects to aend aoa mbera of ita Intemeticmal R!latiane Club, and there have been a larae number of inquiries fro individual area reaidenta, Dr. Poaey aa1d. Peraoa.a in terQted in obtaining prosram details should direct their inquiries to Dr. Posey's office in the Social Sciences Division at New College. The resiatration fee will be $2.50 for adults and $1.00 for students. ******* FACULT! ACTIVITDS Dr. Douglaa c. Bersgren, profeaaor of philoaophy, vas a guest of the Philosophy Club at Plorida Presbyterian College in St. Petersburg last Tuesday. lte read a paper entitled .. The Janus I'allacy." An article by Dr. Bergp-en en itlled "From Myth to Metaphor" was publiahed r cently in the tna.Aaaine Moniat. Dr. George v. PetJ:ie, viaiting profeuor in 1118.theut1ca, vaa suet apeaker on Tuesday at MaJ:Y Baldwin School, Staunton, Va. In hie talkt on "The Place of Computer in Our Soeiety," ha atat ds .. Man builds 11&cbtnea to ace011110date the tMChuie&l procusea he UDdertanda, such u liftina, cuttins, and rolU.naJ be also builds device to uaiat in tztendiag his capabilities, auch aa power geueratora, syat and computara." Both ttrofuaora Berggren and Petrie hew ap eared recently on the pl'ogr "Perapective", a weekly presentation of tele.taion atation WFLA.
NW COLLEGB NEWS COLUMN Pa e 5 THR!E ATTBHD MBE'flNCS Three -IIbera of tbe New Colle e ataff attended recent tins aponaored by the American Colleae Public Relatione Asaoeiat10ft (ACPRA). Paul D. Davia, nee pruident, took part in t e ACPRA Soutbeutern Diatd.et Me tina in Atlanta. Another Atlanta tina, a national Institute on deelop t prosr voluuteera, waa attenclecl by llalph D. Henry, clew.lopaent director. Fut'!UD c. Arthur, dinc:tol' of public relatioa.a, traveled to San !'r cia eo for an ACPRA Inatitute on olle publication. At the diatrict ettna in Atlanta, Davia aubltt.tted copiu f the New Colla cataloa for a workshop aeaaioo on pubU.cat1ana of that ty The eataloa, which fa turea ducript:tona of th eolla ueual academic:: pmara drew .uch favorable The pocket f the eata1o1 intri d work ahop particip u. Da'rla lained that it bad be deaiped apecifically to aocourasa proapectlve atudeuta to lip it into their pocketa and r ad it at their couvenieoce.