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NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION Sarasota Herald-Tribune NEW COLLEGE NEWS COLUMN for February 9, 1967 FINAL EXAMINATIONS FIXED Third-year tudenta, cvr1ou about the type of n4'1rfnation that will face th before graduation, ow ba-y a better idea of the final ordeal. Paeulty 1n the iudividual diac:iplinea will d c:ide their own evaluation for a part of thi.a baec.alaur te exambaticm. An evaluation uy take the fora of a written or oral illation, or y uae other thode of detel'lliDing a atudent c011petency. However, each atudent candidate for the bachelor of arta desree, alao t und rso oral exaination by a four-mao comaittee of the faculty for approxfaately one hour. ultecl to aver questions relat d to courae 110rk taken outaide hie apeeialized field, to def d hie a tor-y r project, or to r late thia project and hia ovn field to broader inter ate, for elalliDle. Bach of the oral 8ltladlinat1osw is opan to the entire faculty. Whatever the result of the bacc:alaureat u:ud.nation, those atudenta who paaa it r eat" the aaae degree. Student& reCOIIIDilanded,and. faculty concurred and voted, that there will be no special honore ( cum laud etc.) en the bachelor of arta degree ia awarded, e en though atud.enta 1 compile honors in their work d iD the f1Dal exnfnation. ******* re-
,.. NEW COLLEGE NEWS Page 2 ECONOMIST IS PANELIST Dr. orr1s o. Johnson, Pro essor of Economics, has accepted an invita-tion to participat n a "Conference on Investment Values," to be held in Talla-hassee on March 6-7 under the sponsorship of the Florida State University School of Business. Dr. Johnson, who was senior vice president of the First National City Bank and editor of its pr s igious Economic Letter, will be one of six speakers from such institutions as the University of Chicago, University of 1ichi gan, and George Washington University. His special topic will be "Impact of Money Rates and Policy." * STUDIES POWER STRUCTURE Second-year student Dale Hickam is making a power structure study of a middle-sized southern town, called for purpose of his report, Jamestown, Border State. Started as a project for his first Independent Study Period in December, the work has been expanded to cover his second Independent Study Period and when finally compiled and brought together into a full report will serve his senior project. Dale said that the report i intended to determine who ia powerful in this particular co unity, how the power is wielded, and how pecific decisions are made by community leaders. He lready has applied to the Society for the Study of Social Problems to read his report at the society's n tioaal convention next fall. DAle also made a request to a regional foundation for support to help -more-
NEW COLLEGE NEWS Page 3 him offset costs of the study. Since much of the work is done by mail he is finding his costs are high. Hickam will follow up the mail survey with numerous personal interviews. once he na identified the power structure. * FACULTY LEETURES AT FSC Dr. George w. Petri III, Visiting Professor of Mathem tics. who is on leave from his position with International Business Machines. spoke at Florida Southern College in Lakeland yesterday on "The Impact of Technology on Society." Dr. Petrie is an educational affairs consultant with IBM. ISP COORDINATOR NAMES James w. Feeney, Tutor in Sociology, has been named by President Elmen dorf as the first Coordinator of Independent Study Projects. President Elmendorf reaponded to the need for a person to assist students in the preliminary work of selecting independent study projects and also in the technical preparation of re search papers. Although each student has the counsel of a faculty adviser on an independent study project. it was felt that advice should be available "to Ulake the whole experience more productive and, where possible, better related to an ongoing interest of the student,u said President Elmendorf. -'lllOre-
IIIW COLLIGI IIWS Paae 4 Peeaey will set up an office i ediately to aaeist students Who are preparing for the second Independent Study Period begiunina in late March. In the fall be is expected to conduct a seminar deaigned to introduce eo .. of the priuciplea, of the techniques, and some of the problema of research. COUNCIL TO BE RBPRl!:SEJITED Nn College ie a -bar of the Council for Higher Education of the UUited Church of Chriat. TWele other ... bars of the council hae indicated they will send repr .. entati to the inauguration of Preaidaut El .. ndorf. are& Beloit College, Carleton College, Catawba College, Franklin and Marshall College, CrtDnell College, Hood Collage, Lakeland College, Olivet Colleae, Ripo College, Tougaloo College, Ursinus College, and Weetaiuster Collese.