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Volume III, Number 11 PUblished by Students Of New College, Sarasota, Florida November 18, 1966 SEC Defeats lntervisitation Change Above left, first-year student Ron Kronenberg, one of several observers at Wednesday's SEC meeting, waits to be recognized by the chairman right, SEC members vote on a budget request; below, Vice Pres. Davis.' Voting Split 5-3 A motion to delete the limitation of hours from the student rule on intervisitation was defeated by the Student Executive Committee Wednesday. Voting five against and three for, the SEC ended consideration of a motion originally made three weeks ago by first-year repre-sentative Jon Shaughnessy. ...... -.------.:....-Wednesday's action came aft and Rachel Fmdley. Jerry Neu-lengthy and often heated discussi:-garten, Kenji Oda and Jon Shaughby representatives and the 21 ob-nessy voted for. servers who were present. Vice l_ast president Paul Davis and Dean of n 1 g h t abolitlon of mtervuitation Students RobertNorwine were pre-hours now has five,;rotes "subject sent as was Assistant Dean Arth to student approval. He said four Mill'er ur of those votes are certain and one V against the motion were h in g e s on whether students want representatives Katie Smith, Lee the rules. Crawfort Steve Hall Dav"d Pin" How student opinion will be tes-' 1 1 ted, if it is tested, is tmcertain, SAFC Allocates 75% of Money The Student Activity Fund Committee unanimously approved Monday night appropriations totaling more than 75 per cent of the fund to six student Organizations and the amount of their appropriations are: International Affairs Conference, $750; Literary Supplement $500 Film Committee $900; Campus Radio Station, $400; Tutoring Program, $SO; and Phominutes of the SEC meeting, al-tography Club, $100. though it was recommended for AU d approval by the SAFC. recommen ations rna de by In a statement to the SEC from the SAFCwere approved bfthe Studeot Executive Committee Wed-the SAF C, committee members nesday, although there were dis-made the case for approving the sentingvotes on some allocations. recommendations without change The amount granted to the cam-and outlined the reasoning behind the recommendations made. pus radio station was granted con-"Knowing the student politics ditionally. In addition, in appro-in v o 1 v e d' the statement said, ving the film committee request, "and not being so naive as to be-the SEC stipulated the $900 must lieve that all groups would ask be s p 1 it evenly between the two simply for the amount needed, we tenns remaining in the year. somewhat altered the exact figures A request by the film commit-which the student questionnaire tee for an additional $100 to pur-gave us to worl< with. Believing chase a film editing machine was the International Affairs Commit-not reported as approved in the tee to be the most likely to be a-according to Neugarten. Possibilities are a referend\.Uil or a student meeting, he said. No action will be taken within the next few days, he added, Discussion of intervisitation began with a report by Pini on a questionnaire on the subject distributed to all students. According to Pini, 146 students answered the questionnaire, and of these, 141 said they felt intervisitation hours do not interfere with their academic lives anddonotcause undue social pressure. Pini went on to report 108 students said on the questionnaire they break the current hour limitations, and one said he breaks the roommate's consent requirement. Of those who replied, he said, 89 want to maintain the roommate's consent requirement, 37 want no restrictions on hours, 24 prefer the present hours. Katie Smith reported an informal poll of freshman girls showed they would prefer to keep intervisitation rules as they are rather than have the administration enforce them. Oda said a similar poll of 18 second-year students picked at random showed a 9-9 split on the question. Elmendorf Sees 'Good Chance' ble to supplement their funds, we made the most drastic cut in their request, cutting it considerably be law w h at the students even presented as a deserving figure. Shaughnessy asked why a question on s t u d e n t versus administration enforcement of intervisitation rules was not put on the questionnaire. Neugarten added he felt this is the crucial question. To Meet President John Elmendorf said yesterday the college has 11 a very good chance" of raising the $2 million necessary to qualify for another $1 million offered by an anonymous fotmdation. ChoirToDebut; Paul Goodman To Talk Tonight The New Co 11 e g e Choir will make its debut performance tonight in the first part of a twopart forum. Author and critic Paul Goodman will s p e a k following the choral group's performance. Under the direction of Choral Director Jerome Meachen, the 15-member choir has been practicing regularly for some weeks now. Their program tonight will include French and German music from the Renaissance and rounds by H in d e m it h, Beethoven and others. Goodman, who has been called the "utopian agent provocateur," is the author of "Growing Up Ab surd," included on the first-year reading list. Writer Michael Harrington, in a discussionofGoodman in the "Atlantic" for August, 1965, said Goodman believes American society is not only immoral and aesthetically u g l y, but also, using Goodman's words, "ineffective, economically wasteful, humanly stultifying and ruinous to democracy." $2 Million Challenge Announcement of the 'l::hallenge" gift was made Friday to the Board of Trustees. According to board chairman Dallas Dort, the trustees also learned of important steps taken to meet the two-for-one matching provision. American colleges and universities had gone through periods of severe economic crisis. "In every case, 11 he said, "there was a person, a family, or a rellatively small group of thoughtful persons who recognized the need, accepted the irresponsibilities, and contributed of their capital to meet the emergence. "Knowing also that the Film Committee's request was probably the least understood by those students returning forms, we raised considerably the figure which the students had recommended, the statement went on. At a meeting Monday, which the committee described as "reasonablywell attended," proponents of each r e q u est explained their activity and answered questions from amcmg the approximately 30 students there. Vice president Davis, saying he had "a few comments to make, told those assembled, "The student representatives have demonstrated a singular lack of faith in dealing with us (the administration)." He said it was agreed the questionnaire would be shown to members of the administration before it was published, but "we saw no( Continued on page 3, column 5) Approximately a dozen members of the board have agreed to assume personal responsibility for raising at least $500,000 before Aug. 31, 1967, when the current fiscal year ends. Elmendorf said yesterday the college is "beginning to get in touch with specific known friends of the college 11 who may help to raise the rest of the money. Anti-test Meeting Flops Because the gift offer represents an exception to its policy, the foundation has requested its identity remain tmknown. Elmendorf said any "undesignated ftmds, that is gifts to the college which are not made for any specific purpose, may be credited toward the $2 million requirement. The gift .may be used to help defray the operating costs of the college. Approximately $1.5 million is expected to be realized from the sale of off-campus real estate now owned from the college and from the regular operationsof the development program. Remarking on the opportune time of the gift offer, Elmendorf said, "We can now plan for the longrange development of New College with the highest confidence. 11 George C. Collins, chairman of the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees, told the board members a number of well-known A meeting called last night to plan action against the test to be given Tuesday in the Social Sci ences core program was termed a failure by its organizer, first-year student Lee Crawfort. Crawfortsaidhe called the meeting because he feels the Social Sciences faculty in charge of the core program is doing "everything possible to make tne tl!st required," in contradicticm with the idea of no tests being required during the first year except comprehensives. Only two other students joined Crawfort in the meeting, first-year students Jon Shaughnessy and Stephen Parr. When asked why attendance was so light, Crawfort said, "People must not care that much." Because only two others showed up, no plans were formulated, Crawfort said. Crawfort complained the tests were to be the traditional closed book examinations instead of takehome tests, which are frequently utilized in other courses. He also obJected to the grading system to Lee Crawfort, on chair, leads discuss1on on anti-test campaign. be used, "excellent, good, fair, poor, fail." This, he poimed out, is hardly different from a traditional grading system. When asked what he planned to do Tuesday, Crawfort replied he, along with Parr and Shaughnessy, might "picket" the examination.
Page 2 Editorial May It Rest In Peace In defeating a motion to remove limits on the hours of intervisitation, the Student Executive Com 'llittee ended the last romd of a series of discussions which has meant little, if any, direct benefit for students. We feel, however, the indirect benefits may be considerable. One of these indirect benefits will, or at least should, accrue to the representatives of.:the students. A battle cry heard often at the beginning of the latest "intervisitation controversy" was something to the effect of "the administration forced the rules on us. 11 Students had three weeks during this latest go-romd to vent theirpent-upwrath caused by such an injustice The Catalyst During these three weeks, most of the noise was coming from the a minority of the members, at that. l I .. A \ '' The .much-touted "compendimn" was a week late in ap"'\Ar"'" pearmg and then when it did come out it was a feeble effort the opinions of three highly non-repre sentatiVe students. Only a few more than three-fifths of the students even bothered to answer the questionnaire distributed by the SEC. If.J. as they are elected to do, our representatives on the SEL seek to reflect accurately the opinions of their constituents, they will not bring up the subject of intervisitation We believe, with justification provided by the dis mte;est even in the agitation ;for change, most students are as tl.l'e? of talking about intervisitation as we are of writing about 1t. It would be refreshing indeed if we could report somcthingworthwhilewhichwasdebated as long Letters itation has been. Even if our representatives were to sign a pact never to intervisitation again, there is still a safeguard built governmental system. Students have the power of m1tlat1ve. If ever sentiment rages as high as some of our representatives would like us to believe it has, students can change the rules however they please if only enough of them want to. We suggest that our representatives turn their attentio n to s ome other wrong to right--and wait mtil students really want a change in intervisitation before they try to produce one. Sure y the intervisitation controversy writhed its last in dying at the SEC meeting Wednesday. May it rest in peace. Next Week's Will Appear Paper Early Next week The Catalyst will appear on W e d n e s day due to the Thanksgiviug holiday. Our regular Friday schedule will be resumed the followiug week. The Catalyst will continue to be published during the independent study period. The last edition of this calendar year will appear Dec. Ui. Speakers Group Elects O fficers; Make s Plans Second-year student Nancy Flat ter was elected chairman of the debate team and speakers' bureau Tuesday. Serving with her will be firstyear student Rye Weber, secretary-treasurer, and Patricia Sander son, a second-year student. At; the meeting Tuesday members also planned their activities for the remainder of the year. They will participate in a debate tournament at the University of South Florida Dec. 2 and 3. In January they will compete in a debate toumament at F 1 or i d a State University. ln February they will present a program of interpretative r e a din g for one of the major women's clubs in Sarasota. They ;re also m akin g plans, contingent on receiving the necessary funds, to debate the Harvard University debate team when it makes its eastern tourinthe spring. Also in the spring, the students will debate an Irim te:un, pos"i bly in conjunction with studv.cs from Manatee JlDlior College. prepare for these and other activ ities, a schedule of Se"t'eral debates with students from Manatee Junior College has been set up. Coed Wins Great Books ForQuestion Third-year student Karle Prendergast received thiJ week the 54-volume set of the Great Books of the W estem W or 1 d. She won the books when a question she submitted was chosen by Dr. Mortimer Adler, editor-in-chief of the Great Books, f o r us e in his syndicated philosophy colnmn. Adler's column appea1'1 in this area in the St. Petersburg T1mes. Suggestions for the SAFC To the Editor: I would like to suggest a plan for a more just and rational administration of the Student Activity Fund. This plan is composed of four suggestions relating to: 1) the membership of the committee, 2) the submission of requests, 3) the poll ing of student opinion, 4) the final disbursement of the fund. I suggest that' the committee be e.lective since the disbursal of pub he should lie with a repre sentative body and particularly since the committee can not obtain a consensus of student opinion and members often must vote on the basis of their personal viewpoints. I suggest that along with a request forfunds be submitted a concise justification for student support of the activity; these would be distributed to students along with Any requests subm1tted too late to receive student consideration in this manner would require a petition demonstrating student support, I suggest that committee members, in principle if not in fact remain objective dwing committee meetings, and certainly not use them as an opportunity to express personal viewpoints. In addition committee members involved in a specific activity should abstain from voting on that request. I suggest that minutes be taken of the committee's meetings and that these minutes include a roll call vote. Specifically minutes should be taken as a matter of course and not, as per Monday's First Class Honor Rating Associated Collegiate Press Vol. 3, Number 1l November 18, 1966 Published weekly by studenn at New College (except for threeweeksfrom mid-December thl'Ough the first week in January and six weeks in July and Aug...t ). Subscriptions; $5.00 per year (43 issues) or 15 per copy Address orders, chance of dress notu:es and undeliverable copies to: The Catalyst/New College/Post Office Box 1898/Sar;>Sota, Florida 33578. Application to mall at second-class postage rates pending at Sarasota, Florida. Tel. 355-5406. Editor . Tom Todd Assoc. Editor ................ Kenji Oda Business . George Finkle .. .. .. . Steve Orlofsky -on ............... Dale Hickam Controller Edna Walker Photography .. . Bruce Guild Staff: Kit Arl>uckle, Betsy Am, Irving Benoist, Mary Blakeley Carol ADn Childress, Glenda o:Oino, JohD Cranor, Allan Jawonki, Pead LeJkovlts, Tom Manteuifal, Cheryl McWhorter, Abby Mlsemer, Kay Moller, Laurie Paulson, Mary lou Phillips Molly Sanfotd, Katie Smith, O.eryi White meeting, only when requested by a student. Ifthese four suggestions were incorporated into the modes of procedure of the SAF C I would not quarrel with the use of the fundand if I did I would have means of preventing similar action again, if enough others felt as I did. Name Withheld Thanks To the Editor: Many thanks to the students who took the time and interest to assist the SAFC in formiug their final budget, Retumed forms and attea dance at Monday's meeting were greatly appreciated. (signed) Kenny Misemer Chairman, SAFC Librarian's Dream? To the Editor: It has been said that the librarian 1s dream is a library in which all books are on the shelves and not one Dewey Decimal is amiss. The New College library, if one is to judge from yesterday's directive, has decided to adopt this policy, commanding students to retum all books before the Christmas break, The question left unanswered is 'what about persons who will work on their study projects dwing the holidays and need certain books which are to be found in the library. In as much as the library is for the students, it is hardly too much to ask that books be allowed out over Christmas. Even if an inventory is scheduled, the library in its majestic smallness should nonetheless be able to surmount such a problem. (signed) Steve Orlofsky Who Evaluates Whom? To the Editor: Your editorial on "Evaluating the Faculty" in the November 11th issue recommended the evaluation of faculty by students stating that 11 d stu ents--at least those who at-tend classes--s h o u 1 d know best how good or bad a teacher is, I would like to point out that at institutions of higher leaming you donot deal with "Teachers." You left them behind in your elementary and secondary schools. Your faculty, for the most part consists of "Professors "i e h 1 sc o ars who profess a particular discipline. How good or bad a scholar in a particular field is can be determined only by other scholar at least d. equal stature. I am certain you will admit that your professors are a he a d of you in scholarship. Don't you think it REST lN PEAtE is more reasonable if the more educated group evaluates the less educated one than the opposite? (signed) Laszlo Deme Adventuresomeness To the Editor: There has been considerable disquiet on the part of the students, who daily see indications that the "New College Experiment" is losing the defining characteristics of its adventuresomeness. Some members of the faculty, perhaps, have not the requisite experimentality. Each year "The Challenging Nature of the New College Program" becomes a shorter list, The Catalyst has warned us in the past to be especially wary of being overly cooperative when the faculty iniates traditional procedures here. There aretimeswhe.n "experience" is a handicap; when there has been no place like New College to act as precedent, the faculty should hesitate before employing their favorite "tried and true" methods from other institutions. This week, it was announced that first-year students will be subject to a term exam in the Social Sciences. Those who do poorly or are absent from this exam will be reported to the Academic Committee, with the recommendation that these students be disallowed to continue the next two terms of the course. In effect, then, this is a required examination, and one which works contrary to the prin ciple of self-pacing. Admittedly the course is cwnulative, and the student who procrastinates during first term will be wod
November 18, 1966 Faculty Approves Tenure Policy The faculty last night approved a tenure policy under which "the ser0!:es of faculty holding tenure will be terminated only for adequate or extraordinary cause." Previously, all faculty contract_s were to renewal. The new policy is a form of "Job secunty," according to one faculty member and is similar to policies in moot institutions. The policy, proposed by a special faculty committee on tenure, was approved by the Board of Trustees last week. Faculty members may obtain tenure in one of several ways: Promotion to the rank of full professor will carry automatic tenure. Appointments to this rank from the outside however, "will normally require' a year on a visiting basis before tenure is confirmed. Promotion to the rank of associate professor will "normally, though not necessarily" carry tenure. Once again appointment to this from the will normally require 11 a year or two of experience 11 here before tenure is confirmed. pitude, willful misrepresentation, and professional incompetence. "Extreme financial exigency" is the only "extraordimry" cause given. All faculty members dismissedfor 11 adequate 11 causes other than moral turpitude orwillful misrepresenta tion will receive theil' salaries for one year from the date of notification of dismissal. "Extreme financial exigency" is "a last resort" infighting an extraordinary financial emergency. A tenured faculty whose appointment is terminated in such a case is assured a chance at his job when it re-develops up to two years after his dismissal. Schutter Will Resign All appointme-:1ts conferring tenure or the probability thereof will be made by the Board of Trustees on the recommendations of the president. Non-tenured faculty are guaranteed consideration and decision for tenure in theil' fifth year here, at the latest. When Building Is Done According to Vice President Paul Davis, the faculty did not consider the question of who should receive tenure at last night's meeting. Caude Schutter has indicated he will resign as the college's project engineer at the completion of the Phase ll-ll 1/2 project. An employee of the college for nearly three years, Schutter told The Catalyst he would like to travel, and said he is unsure if he would come back when new construction is begun here. A special advisory committee of the faculty will be appointed to co:lSult with the president and the trustees in carrying out tenure policy. The only "adequate'" reasons for dismissing a tenured faculty, according to a faculty report 0:1. the matter, are: retirement, moral tur-it' s always nice t o see y o u at Schutter mon TGOmERY ROBERTS sarasota b radenton Jt. armands key News in the Sporting World The Golf unmonno On or off the green, the Golf has sporting dash and style and keeps you at ease i n all kinds of weather. 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Page 3 Bus To W i l l Go SS Test Bus service to the Selective Ser vice Examination in Tamp a tomorrow will be provided by the school. Studerts who take the bus will be charged 25 cents to cover expenses. The bus will leave from College Hall at 7 am. Arrangemetts have been made to serve breakfast from 6:30am. The bus will leave Tampa as soon as the test is over, between 12: 30 and 1 pm. Coffee House Nets $71 Profit A coffee house run by New College students at the Allied Arts Council Fair Saturday netted a profit of $11 which will go to the United Appeal Held in the Sarasota Art Association, the coffee house was one of several contributions made to the Arts Fair by New Colleg e students. Underthe cbairmamhip o f thirdyear student Kathy Dively, a total of 12 other students sold c offee :.nd pastries to patrons of the fair. SEC Defeats (Continued from page 1) thing of it. He added he thought Pini's excuse that the questionnail'e was produced too late was "a damn poor excuse. First-year student Ron Kronenberg, aftersayingthe questionnail'e results were "invalid," said the is sue is one of integrity. He said he is not in favor of intervisitation rules, but feels "constrained to live with them." Cassell said, "If we do anything, I would like to be sure we do it on am and ate of a majority of students." Neugarten moved the prev i o us question and the vote wa.s taken. ffiOOTGOffiERY-ROBERT at THE PLACE 1econd floor Oxford Striped Bermuda Of course, the superb tlllorlna i s man, as only Gant can needle into women' s shirts. And what a difference it makes in the look in the fit! Thi s cotton oxford striped Bermuda, w i th three-quarter roll-up sleevts, is in blue, brown or red stripes. 8.00
Page 4 The Catalyst Opens Monday Registration For Fine Arts Institute RegistrationfortheNewCollegeFine Arts Institute opens Monday. First classes will begin Jan. 3. ber workshop which will be open to all area artists. Faculty for the four-month session are noted contemporary painters James Brooks, James Dine, Adolph Gottlieb, Philip Guston, Conrad MarcaSolomon alsonotedthatthe Institute has been effective in attracting artists to the area to serve on the faculty. He said that, in addition to the cUITent faculty, Italian artists Afro, Balcomb Greene, and Larry Rivers have taught at the Institute. Both Guston and MarcaRellihave purchased homes in the area, and each spends a part of the year in residence here, Relli and Svd Solomon. Now in its third year, the Institute will have studios in the 22-room Sanford House. Open to advanced painters of all ages, the Institute is particularly directed to the developing painter. GUS1Dn, Mlrca-Relli and Solomon will teach for a one-month period each while the otherfaculty members will lead special seminars and woikshops during the four-month sess ion. Solomon, professor of art and coordinator of the Fine Arts Institute, said the program will be expanded as it has been for each of its first two years. '!n addition to the regular classes, forwhich we are bringing some of the outstanding painters here as faculty, we will offer speCial programs for our students, he said. ''We will have slide showings by artists as we did with Philip Guston and Larry Rivers so successfully last vear." Solomon said the institute 1 s program this year would be directed toward involving undergraduates to a greater degree than ever before. He said that the proximity of the Institute would help in this. He urged students to plan to attend InRIP YAH WINKLE UHES s .......... before 5:30 701J7 N. Tamiarni TraH SAIASOYA CYCLE KEY SHOP s.w. s-.... s._ ttn 15J7 s.... StNet Eat at College Hall Close to aU Attractions Serwmation Mathias Everything Photographic: Repairing Rentals Trades Tape Recorders and TR Supplies Fast One-day Kodac:olor and B&W finishing and always friendly, intelligent service HORTON'S CAMERA CENTER Saruote's Oldest and Largest 1481 Street or 2069 S1esta BAY VIEW Cleaners and Laundry Complete Laundry and Dry CJeaning Drive-In Store: 1530 1st St. 955..0937 Anna Navarro, School Represel'ltative stitute sessions and to visit the exhibits which will be available once the term is underway. Institute faculty, he pointed out, represent some of the outstanding contemporary painters and their work and their ideas should be of interest not only to students interested in painting but to all who are concerned with a broad education. Full details of student registration for painting and for other student involvement will be given later. Solomon said that the studios will be open in December for all Institute students who wish to begin pre ptring woik for the January sessions. He also said that plans are being wori