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WELCOME New students (and a couple of old ones) engage in conversation while to register at Robertson Hall Tuesday. Faculty Changes Adviser System A change in the aim of the adviser program has been put into effect for first-year students. Dr. Peter Burl, natural sciences chairman, said yesterday the program will be largely "self-determining. An increase in the number of social contacts between advisers and their advisees will be one of the changes. First-year students were guests in the homes of their advisers last night. Burl said this type of contact will continue during the year. Buri described the program as an "effort on the part of a faculty group to explore the possibilities" of an adviser program. President John Elmendorf asked Buri to take the initiative in establishing the program. Advisers will meet periodically to d1scuss problems and deveio)> ments of their adviser-advisee relationships. Previous! y, students had been assigned advisers on the basis of the students' stated field of interest. Buri said this resulted in students being saddled with advisers with whom they did not worl<, which offered a handicap because the system was largely academically oriented. Because the first-year program is general in nature, Buri said, it was felt an academically oriented adviser system was of less value than a general one. Formalities ofthe adviser-advisee relationship will not be stressed in the second year and students will worl< largely with advisers in their field of interst. Only faculty members who were at New College for all of last year have been assigned advisees. Approximately 10 advisers have been assigned 10 students. Burl said it has been proposed to have the advisers confer with the college psychiatric consultant about counseling techniques and specific problems. Orientat i o n Index Adviser System Otanges --column 1 Tonight's Speakers --column 4 Another Welcome --page 4 New Students' Views of New College--page 5 Student Rules Orientation Otanges --page 6 --page 7 CLASS OF '6 9 last Charter Class Arrives On Campus The last of the 11 charter classes, 11 the Class o f 169, axrived on campus Tuesday. The college n o w f o r the first time has its full complement of three classes. According to Admissions Officer Joe Hall, "All 110 first-year students are present and/ or accounted for." At presstime 109 of the first-year students had registered with the college. The one missing student has notified the college he will arrive today. Hall said he felt it is "absolutely amazing" that 1 of the freshman class will have actually reported to campus. About three to five percent of registered students ;sually do not appear at the average college, he explained. The 109 who have been on cam P'lS all week have gone through what one described an" exhausting" orientation schedule. The first-year students started the week by checking in and then attending a formal reception for them at College Hall Tuesday afternoon. That evening they heard welcome speeches from President John Elmendorf and students Dave Allen and Tom Todd, followed by an informal student-faculty "smoker. The past two days have been reserved for testing sessions. De an of Students Robert Norwine and Stu dent Executive Committee chair man Steve Hall spoke to students about student codes Wednesday evening, however, and all incoming students were invited to dinner atvariousfacu.ltyhomes last night. This morning the chairmen of the three academic divisions gave presentations of their programs, and faculty and upperclass students chatted informally with new students on academic matters. Course selections are now being made by the new students. Assisting in the orientation program have been 15 to 20 upperclass students who have served as informal guides and and who have manned the dining room and the student reception center. The rest of the upperclassmen are due to return to campus beginning tomorrow. A picnic isscheduledfor the Class of 169 at Lido Beach tomorrow afternoon. An incoming student checks with college nurse Mrs. Fran LeMasters during registration to see if her medical requirements are in order. Lindsay To Speak On Viet War News David Lin&ay Jr. 1 editor-publisher of the Sarasota Journal and The Herald Tribune, will speak tonight on "Editing the News in Viet Nam" in the Music Room of College Hall after the candlelight dinner. A charter member of New College's board of trustees, Lindsay was described by one college official as a "very controversial figure." The 43 year old newspaperman joined The Herald Tribune in 1948 as editor and general manager. tie bought the newspaper in 1955. Before joining The Herald Tribune, Lindsay served in the army and worked on the Marion, Indian a, Chronicle Tribune from 1946 to 1948. A resident of Sarasota, lindsay is president of the American Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation. In 1958 Lindsay wrote "A Concept and Technique for a Nationwide Teletypesetter Network." He is also a designer and test pilot for C avalier AID;raft. Lindsay bas a bachelor's degree from Purdue University. Lindsay SchoolsWiiiTake Pre-Med Grads Johns Hopkins, Stanford Univer sity, and Duke University have indicated they will accept applications from New College graduates interested in pre-med courses, according to Earl Helgeson, assistant to the president. College Buys Sanford House N e w Date Set For Comple t i o n Also, he told The Cltalyst students will be eligible to participate in the Rhodes Scholarship program. Helgeson said he will write during the coming week to all graduate and professional schools in which students have expressed an interest, and report on the progress of New College and its students. The college has acquired the Hester Ringling Sanford house. Under terms of an agreement reached yesterday with Sarasota Bank & Trust Co. executor of the estate, the college will receive title to the property Monday. Planning Officer Ralph Styles told The Catalyst the house would be used immediately to house one classroom and the offices of the Women's Library Association of New College. The Sanford House faces the bayfront and adJoins College Hall to the south. Possible uses of the house include housing the offices of the Division ofHumanities, the College Exam iner, and other aiministrative posts. A previous college bid for the propertywas turned down last June by Mrs. Charles Lancaster, whose husband was co-heir to the Sanford estate. Sanford House--for a look at the inside of the building see page 8. A new date has been set for the of the Hamilton Court dining facilities, according to Ralph Styles, Planning Officer. AccordingtoStyles, "We hope to be in the dining room by Nov 1 The classrooms also under con struction in Hamilton Court should be finished by Dec 1, Styles said. All of Hamilton Court should be "pretty well" completed by the first of the year, he said. Settecasi and Chillura, of Tampa, general contractors for the project will be subject to a penalty of $150 per day after the original deadline of Oct 22. Styles said some of the reasons for the delay include strikes against various sub -contractors which held up portions of the work. He said he would like to speak individually with each third-year student interested in graduate work during the coming month to help him plan for fellowships, awards, and the details of applying to graduate schools. In speaking of the progress the schoolhas made in gaining recognition from established graduate schools, Helgeson said, "They (the graduate schools) seek quality; we have quality. It is merely a matter of communication. 11 The responses from Johns Hopkins, Stanford, and Duke seemed especially to please Helgeson. "We were most concemed about the medical schools because they are generally the most conservative, be said.

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Page 2 The Cat a l yst Medical Service To Start Soon A doctor and a psychiatrist will be available this yearfor consultation by students. Dr. Ronald Troyer will keep brief office hours in the campus infirmary, according to President John Elmendorf. Mrs, Fran LeMasters will remain Last Class (Continued from page 1 The official opening convocation forthe school year is scheduled for 4 pm Sunday. Classes begin Monday. Orientation for the new class will officially continue into next week, as a student-faculty forum and talks on the library and college sports facilities are set for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, Earl Helgeson, assistant to the president and the man in charge of the orientation program, said yesterday he felt the week had gone smoothly. Dean Norwine noted that approximately one third of the new students were accompanied here by their Althqugh some concern for the safety of students driving during the Labor Day weekend has been expressed, many parents apparently appreciated the opportunity the extended weekend gave them to see New College. Dining Room Carpet Won't Spoil Dancing Carpeting the floor of the new dining room, now under construc tion in Hamilton Court, will not prevent the use of Hamilton Court for dances, according to Ralph Styles, Planning Officer. StudeDts and other members of the college community had expressed coneern over the loss of the large dancing area which would be provided by the dining roo m Styles told The Catalyst m o r e than 2000 square feet of tiled floor will be available in Hamilton Court for dances. He also said the terrace outside the building could be used in good weather. Citing the possibility of a dinner dance and use of the building for related activities, Styles said the college had p lanned ahead" in the development of the building. The dining room will be covered with a carpet made of synthetic fiber in a color which will not e asil y show dirt. Regular seating capacity will be over 300. Additional s e a t s can be made a v ailable through the use of banquet styl e tables Patronize Our Adve rtis ers Frank's Barber Shop 4 .. tten ..., .. '. n. o. u.s. 41 SAIASOTA CYCU lr lEY SHOP .................. ,fll taJ-.-. RIP YAM WINKLE LAMfS .......... ..... I: ...... .,.., .... ... in her present position as campus nurse. The psychiatrist, Dr. Sam Wa rsol\ "will be available to see students who are referred to him by college authorities, Elmendorf said. Medical services provided by Dr. Troyer will be free to students ex cept for x-rays, drugs, and treatment at a hospital or clinic when required. Students who see Dr. Warson on their own initiative will be expect ed to pay for his services. If students are referred to the psychiatrist by college authorities, he will report to the college the results of his examination of those :
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September 9, 1966 The Catalyst Spann's Barber Shop GOOD HAIRCUTS Ac:ro11 from Kwik-Ohek Page 3 TRAVEL. I C. C plete Travel Arrgelltllts First Corruption Special' student toundomestic & international They said we couldn't come back to campus early because we might conupt the new students. I fooled them. ln the back of my devious mind, I knew there would be a way to get at you. So here I am, the snake in the Garden of Eden of Orientation Week. I've come to corrupt you. But really, there's no reason to worry. When they said we'd corrupt the incoming students, it was the kind of official New College pronouncement that you read once and don't believe it really says what it does. Then you read it and find it really does say it, and maybe there's a reason for saying it, even if, somewhere, there must be a better way. I guess if we were Paulson allhere, tellingourfund of stories, describing our experiences, letting opinions trip delightedly from our lips, it would be a kind of corruption. There are two kinds of Orientations, just as there are two kinds of truths. The first one, the official one, is to learn that the Ringling Museum is just down the street, with big Baroque paintings, unsubtle and obvious and colorful and picturesquely religious. To learn that there are good movies at the Asolo every Wednesday, except during the opera season, or the ballet season, or the theatre season. To learn that you, too, can play in the Florida West Coost Symphony, if you can play as well as some of the best musicians in the South. It's a time to learn, a little more specific ally, those highly abstract educational concepts that made you apply here in the first place. And you can wander, and look at the strange buildings, and the palms in rows are Apollonian in a Dionysian climate, should you wonder. And you can go, and be gin to understand the strange town of Sarasota, and the people of the town will look and see if they have to be bothered to change their deskdrawer opinions of New College. I guess the first Orientation is a clean, white, pure time for hopes andexpectationsto be molded and channeled, for the things that must be said, for a simple spatial orientation, for the feel of the place, and for the creation of a groupness that is perhaps the most important thing. And all of it is true. The other Orientation is the corrupting one, the one I have no right to talk about. I have no right because it should come when it does, after the proper things are said, and the official time is over. The other Orientation is finding out which people will be important to you, and whether, late at night, you can't help wandering to the highway and watching the lights, wondering about the people in the cars. Andthenit'sf:inding oat just how the realities match the expect at ions, and this is the part. It really does corrupt because it eats away at dreams and tears at ide a 1 conceptions and produces frustrations and long, loud cmses at the writers of publicity for colleges. ADd this is true too, though no more so than the other Orientation. Somehow, they have to tit together. if they don't fit well enough, too many people leave, and the class at the end of the year is much smaller than it showd be, compared with the class at the "be ginning. This is what happened thefirsttwo years at New College, and it can't happen for much longer if New College is ever to build itself. So I have a very simple corruption. I won't tell you to work hard from the beginning, to avoid getting sidetracked with various approved and unapproved extracurricular activities, to stay away lrom the more offensive orgies. Other people will tell you this, and it will at least do them some good, if not you. But the more important advice is not to expect too much. Of course you came expecting a lot, because you could have gone to Dartmouth or Carleton or some other good, safe place, but picked New College because it promised to be different and better and nearly perfect. But nirvana hasn't arrived yet, and no one is even sure in what direction to look for it, Some people will say and do foolish because they know they have the answer, if only the right people will listen. Others don't have an answer, and don't care. And some care very deeply, and these are the people to find and listen to. It's not simple and it's not obvious and it's very much jumbled and in a mess. It's also concerned with practical problems, and practical problems have little use for ideals. The ideals are important, but there's something else, perhaps only a blind faith. Allow for humanness, for imperfection, for egos and errors and fa.lse starts and bad finishes. Don't give up when it isn't what they said it would he-you really haven 1t been betrayed. New College is a good place and it will be better, even if it doesn't look at all like the place you read about, Just don't give up until you find that no one at all is trying. And the ideal is still important, because ithastobe there, in back, sometimes hidden, coming out when it can do some good. And if someone important forgets it, you better remind him. Orientation--the second one-takes a long time. But when it's over you know you're a part of things, of New College, and the very existence of the institution is important to you. Then they can let you build. Then they don 1t have to worry about your corruption. Westfield, New Jersey August 29, 1966 SARASOTA Flower Shop M It o hoblt 110t occotloe 1219 ht Street 955-4287 Oney's 5& 10 Household end School Supplies 3520 N. 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Page 4 Editorials Again 'Welcome' The Catalyst extends ns welcGme to the Class of 1969. We look forward to an exciting term dming which The Catalyst will be able to serve 110 new readers. There is ln:tle we can say that has not been said to you many times already. We believe New College will prove to be a stimulating intellectual and social experience. Despite the grumbllngs about the supposed failure of the New College ideal, the opporttmities for creativity, for individuality for freedom abound here. But freedom is the right to be for one 1 s own life, and it is the recognitionofthatresponsibilitythatshould be the student's highest goal in attending New College Press C ensorship And War Coverage The pros and cons of press censorship in VietNam have been debated with fervor throughout the nation, and some o:fficialsinhighplaceshave hinted, if not openly admitted, that 11the whole truth and nothing but" is not what is always divulged to the forb back home. The argument for "limited" press censorship (i.e., of the bad news only) is that articles which reflect poorly on the U.S. wareffort areharmfultothenation1swelfare, especially since the VietNam conflict is an unusually controversial one. Whether or not one agrees with the President's policies, some argue, everyone must support our fighting men; and, indeed, there have been numerous press articles quoting our soldiers despondently or angrily admonishing the peaceniks for their failure to give the war effort their moral support. But it is precisely because the war is so controversial that the press must remain unfettered. In issues of obvious black and-white there is no cause for controversy and little need f o r discussi on; it is when issues become complex and clouded that opinions must be formed from intelligent dicussion and debate based on relevant fact reported reliably by the press. Certainly the press has some responsibilities. It has no business printing strategic information of military aid to the enemy, for example, but on the other hand the very tact that such information was obtained in such a situation would say something about our intelligence department. The only responsibility of the press is to be oojective. There is a tendency among many to forget that VietNam is not merely a military battle, for example, and an objective press will keep an eye on the ideological and economic fronts. We can forseethe advent of a large-scale "credibility gap" between the public and their press and hence indirectly the government. As long as the press is freCE, however, to question to contradict, to dig between the lines, then that possibility need never become a reality. Pres. Elmendorf HAPPY BIRTHDAY The Catalyst Letters In tne Shadows To the Editor: I write this letter on the assumed eve of my eviction from my room in the east campus residence halls. Far from being a martyr to the cause of second-and third-year students, my case represents only one of a series of similar evictions preced ingthe arrival of the innocent and naive (at least, according to the administration) first-year students who now represent the largest class on campus. I am to be politely kicked off campus for the heinous crime of returning earlier than classes begin. My reasons for this action are varied: I wanted to eam a few extra dollars on my job here, I wanted to set up my new room, I was planning to take a German test which I somehow (you know how Comps are) skipped during the final week of last term, I wanted to be a member of the Orientation Committee, and, most of all, I wanted to meet the new class. I am certain that many of the other "old" students who returned earlier than was "legal" had similar reasons in mind. Some students have stated that they were forced toreturn early due to transportation difficulties, while others occuped the dorms through August and were planning to remain in their rooms through Orientation, But whatever their reasons, some Wlauthorized (although their tuition is paid) second-and thixd-year students have been forced to impose on Sarasota friends and faculty members, to sleep on the beaches, to rent motel rooms (which most college students can hardly afford). I would very much like to know why we old students are prohibited on campus during the few days before formal classes begin. According to avail able literature, the first two classes were bannedsothatthe Orientation program could be truly meaningful. However, I believe that the most meaningful, as well as realistic, orientation program can be experienced only through actual contact with our New College system, both academically and socially, and such contact is certainly not m ade under the present program. The Sports-minded 2 See Meyer Now Golf? Tennis? Volleyball? Football? If you are a student with an itch forcompetitive activity, then stop and check the bulletin boards in the student reception center, says recreation co-ordinator Frank Meyer, and chances are you'll find something to suit your tastes. For instance, while our tennis courts are still WlUSable, the city courts are open and students are welcome to use them. Another notice on the board tells of opportWlities for students to play at the DeSoto Lakes Golf Chili. Students need only get a special pass from Meyer at the reception center and then sign in at the club pro shop. Cubs maybe rented, and students may use the course from 8 am till dark on weekdays and after 3 pm on weekend days. Also, softball gear, volleyballs, and footballs are among the athletic equipment stored in the reception center closet, and these can be checked out for student use. Here on campus the college pool isapenfrom 10 am to 10 pm weekdays, and 9:30 am to 10:30 pm on weekends. ew students should check out what the pool has to offer," Meyer said. "They may begin swimming more New sti.IOOnts with senor lifesaving and who are interested in lifeguard duties should turn in their names at the reception center, Meyer said. Also, in a memo to students, Meyer noted that pets, bottles, and glass containers are not allowed in the pool area. Beginning tomorrow lifeguards will be at the pool during the entire time it is opened. Meyer invites students who are interested in sports activities not mentioned on the bulletin boards to come and talk with him. He said he would place further annOWlCements abo'!X recreational activities in The Catalyst. Orientation Committee is far from representative of the student body, and any upperclass student not on this Committee who wanders onto campus is quickly "disappeared" so that the presumed innocence of the new class may be preserved for another four or five days. Such a viewpoint obviously presupposes thefactthat all upperclass students not on the Orientation Committee are inherently evil and wicked, veritableSatans waiting to pol&lce upon the white souls of the pecting first-year angels. Perhaps the administration wants to brainwash the new class before the upperclass students tell the new ones some of the changes that have been made since the last catalogue came QUI:. Meanwhile, I remain unapprehended, leading the life of the Midnight Skulker, Captain Flume, September 9, 1966 and James Bond, all in one. The hypothetical "cheese it, it1s Chadwick!" has become a reality to us few brave souls remaining on cam pus, and as New College slowly becomes totalitarian, I walk in the shadov/S Wltil my capture. A Joy Secretly, (Signed) John Hart To whomever wrote me the charming WlSigned note re a blanket: It is ajoytohave shared a blanket with the thoughtful person who returned it. I wish the note had not been unsigned so I could answer directly. Sincerely, (signed) Mrs. Adrienne Swift foster Child Writes Twice Fint Oass Honor Rating Associated Collegiate Press Vol. 3, Number 1 September 9, 1966 Published weekly by students at New College (except for three weeks from mid-December through the fint week in January and six weeks in July and Augu;t). Subscriptions: $5.00 per year (43 issues) or 15 per copy. Address subscription orders, change of ad dress notices and undeliverable copies to: The Catalyst/ New College/ Post Office Box 1898/Sarasota, Florida 33578. Application to mail at second-class postage rates pending at Sarasota, Florida. Tel. 355-5406. Editor Tom Todd Assoc. Editor .......... Kenji O:la Photography .... Bruce Guild Business ... George Finkle Production Steve Orlo!sky Circulation .. Dale Hickam Controller ................. Edna Walker Staff: Betsy Ash, Mary Blakely, Carol Ann aill.dress, Glenelg, Cimino, John Cranor, Cheryl Hess, Allan ] aworski, Tom Manteuffel, Cheryl McWhorter, Kay Moller, Laurie Paulson, Mary Lou Philllps, Beverly Shoenbergeri Sam Treynor, Lee Wallingford, Chery White New College 1 s Vietnamese "foster child" wrote twice to his sponsors during the past summer. Nguyen Dinh Khuong, a nine-year old originally from North Viet Nam but now living in the South, asked about the health of his "foster parents" --contributing members of the college commWlity--and reported on how his family has used the contributions. In a letter dated July 14, Nguyen writes, "I feel very happy if this finds you all safe and SOWld in Christ. As for myself here, I am fine as usual. "Sinceyou adopted me, I'.re felt very happy "OnJWle 15, I was delivered your supplies composed of VN$300 to buy rice, three cakes of face soap, and one bottle of vitamins. My own parents have used your cash amount to buy for me a suit of clothes, paid my school fees and bought my school things for me. They alsobroughtthreechickensfor my raising in an attempt to gain more benefit The letters are written in Vietnamese and translated by Foster Parents Plan, Inc., sponsors of an extensive "foster parents" program through which many Americans supply "adopted" children in foreign lands with money, food, clothing, and medical care. New College's adoption of a foster child was initiated by third-year studentDavidPinilast year. Many students, faculty, and staff contributed. Pini said he would like to speak with students interested in corresponding with Nguyen.

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September 9, 1966 The Catal st Pa e S Students Greet New College with Mixed Reactions Since their arrival Monday, the Class of '69 have been toured, spoken to, tested, chatted with, introduced, and dined in' a busy week of what is called "orientation." Last night, as many of the firstyear students relaxed in the Palm Court or in their rooms, The Catalyst talked with them about their first impressions. Q. Who or what has impressed you most about New College thus far? Bob Kenison: "The teachers. Most ofthem are pretty cool heads compared to the ones I knew in high school." Karen Spackman: "The first thing that impressed me is how pretty everything is. Not JUst the school but the trees and things. I'd never seen a palm tree before. Gibbs Kniffin: "I like the fact that there's no such thing as a stereotype in the whole school. And I do like the informality about the place." Memo Benowitz: "The very erratic air-conditioning in the main building that's too cold. The tests were impressive--especially spatial relations and math--very paradoxical for a school that does not stress testing. Charity Rowland: "The fish that JUmp out in the bay. The food is very impressive. CindyGates: "The people. Also Molly Sanford Bruce Allen the rooms--they're beautiful. The rug's dirty, the faucet leaks, and the chair's purple, and there's really nothing about my room I like, but I love it. Another thing that impresses me is the independence here." Linda Moellen "The very first day--how disorganized everything was, but it got done anyway. 11 Hal Piercy: "Since I'm a transfer student who spent one year in a college that was traditionally oriented, I think I'm impressed by the New College philosophy as a whole more than by anything else. It's not exactly what I expected, because I didn't expect so much. I was surprised to find such an idealistic system brought into reality. Molly Sanford: "1 think I'm impressed mostly by tre different kinds of people with so many different kinds of interests. It's an experience meeting all types of people. DavidPini (a third-year student): "Well, the new students are impressive until you get to know them." Q. Has the orientation been meaningful to you? Do you h ave suggestions for improving it? Bruce Allen: "The only part of the orientation that has had meaning so far was the meeting with my advisor. That's been the only thing that has given me any b asis for security at all. I learned loads of things I didn't know before about New COllege At least from what some people have told me, it seems students become quickly disillusioned here, andiwonderwhy and if something can be done to it. I came here with a different idea of New College than what it actually is. I expected to find students who wanted to learn so much thatthe activity of studying would extend beyond classes and that discussions among students would go beyond conversational trivia. RichardMichaels: "Don't expect people Cn Tuesday "''f! 1rP. de on We were told in letters to come on Monday, but when we arrived, they weren't ready for us The upperclassmen were triendly during orientation week." Bob Kenison: "I figure there's going to be a real change when the upperclassmen-come down. Up perclassmen can't be as friendly as the ones here. Academically, this place seems topnotch, but socially it's sort of dead so far. Charity Rowland: "The schedule is so very full. There's been no time to buy books, a shower cur tain, or toilet paper. Molly Sanford: "It's been exhausting. I haven't had time to really think a bout anything. I am ;ust saturated with advice." Karen Spackman: "Confusing. I like the program; I think it's great but it's not what I expected reading the college publicity." Cindy Gates: "Next year tell the kids were to go as soon as they arrive on campus. This year l found information I needed buried in a letter sent in June. After the first day I could get around all right, but for a while you should be told where to go for what. Also, tests should be at 9 am and not at 8: 30. And there should be a bit more tree time. There should be better bookstore hours for those of us taking tests and who can't make it Tuesday night. Maybe for an hour after supper. Memo Benowitz: "I suggest the vice-president not give students rides and then ask what we think of New College. The campus is dead, which is bad if you're not outgoing. Then you stay in your room and just feel bored. I don't have that problem, but I know some kids who do. I wonder why they didn't let the second and third-year students come back?" Hal Piercy: "The orientation seems to be carried on in such a way that it seems natural and not forced on you. That impresses me. It'skept from being as regimented as it could have been. 11 15 Teachers Added Fifteen professors and instructors will join the faculty this terrn, raising the total faculty membership to 44. The new faculty includes one full professor, an. associate professor, seven ass 1 tant professors four t1.11.ors, and two VlSHing proi'essors. Five are in the Division of Humanities, eight in the Natural Sci ences, and two in the Social Sci ences. A sixteenth new faculty member, Dr. Norris 0. Johnson, will begin teaching here, as professor of economics, next terrn. Six of last year's faculty will not return this year, The faculty now includes nine full professors, three associ ate professors, 15 assistant professors, three adjunct professors, 11 and three visiting professors. Twenty-two are teaching in the Dr. Petrie humanities, 12 in the natural sciences, and 10 in the social sciences. The vis it i ng f acuity include Jacques Abram, visiting professor ofmusic, and Dr. Dean F. Martin visiting professor of chemistry both from the University of South Florida in Tampa; and Dr. GeorgeW. Petrie III, visiting professor of mathematics, an educational affairs consultant with International Business Machines. Members oflastyear1sfaculty who are rot returning are: Samuel Black, tutor in. history; Gordon Mather 1n psychology; and Dr. W1lham Smith, professor of mathematics. There are 24 Ph. D. 1s on the present faculty. Of the new faculty, President Jolm Elmendorf said he was impressed not only by their record of degrees awarded and positions held but also by their apparent "extreme com petence" to teach in the New College environment WE DON'T EVE KNOW A BENTLEY So why call our store Bentley, Ltd.? Only because we wanted to match our quality products with a quality store name So we picked "Bentley" out of the air, and attached "ltd." to it Come in and browse through the products that go with Bentley, Ltd. Look over our wide selection of clothing and accessoriesHIS sportswear, shirts by Sero, Corbin slacks, Contact Mod slacks, socks by Gold Cup our own label shirts, and many other labels which you should look for when you round out your wardrobe for the coming school year So come and see us. We're in AlAR PLAZA on South Tamiami Trail. ltntltg, lltb

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September 9, 1!Hi6 The Catalyst Page 7 Orientation Takes a Change for the Better Two years ago 101 would-be college students straggled into the Landmark Hotel from all parts of the country. They knew nothin,g about what to expect from New College except for some idealistic generalities they had read in the promotional literature. They soon found out the members ofthefaculty and administration had only a slightly more complete idea of what would happen during those first few weeks. A year later, when the second class entered the college, they came to a different place and found mostly different people here. Be came substantial ch;m,ges had been wrought in many areas of the college and because things were still very much in a state of !lux1 the .faculty and administration still had difficulty "orienting" the new stu dents. The orientation program was more organized and there was some his tory to which they might refer, but generally the information dispersed during orientation week was soon found to be lacking. Not only was the Information lacking, but the attitudes which were fostered in some of the new students by certain events and conditions during the first few weeks later resulted in problems for those students, (It was during this period that the phenomenon which has come to be known as "comq>tion" first occurred. ) This year, however, things have changed and they have changedfor the better. Altho-ugh modifications in the college are still taking place, incoming students can be told with a great degree of certainty what they may expect during this year. Helgeson, special a ssistant to the president who has smoothly direCted this year's orieDtation, pointedout oce important innova tjoJl in orientation. Incoming stu dents were given reading assig;nmeJ.ltS for first-week classes with the packet of general infonnation which they received when they registered. This simple change students the opportunity to begin meamngful activity imme diately. Also it elimin.ates the wasted fint week of cla.5Ses when stlldents, haven't read anything to the Stt>ject at hanc4 can only stt and be bored by a discusSion (if it is not a mono log) to which they can contribute nothing. Another worthwhile addition to orientation schedule was the studellt-facuhy smoker Wednesday Jligbt. By giving students an oppor tunitytomeetmembersof the fac ulty in a non-classroom situation, much was done to promote closer relationships with g:reater understanding on both sides. For the first time there are student rules which have survived more than a few weeks without major revision. Academic prog:tams have been "debugged" to a great extent. For the first time the nwnber of faculty members who were here the year before is greater than the who are n w. All of these conditions and others like them improve the stability and 11SW'Vival potential" of the college. Because all parts of the college are on a much finner footing than before, incoming students can be gin their careers here with fewer distractions and more assurance. Not only is the college in better shape, butthe orientation program has been improved. Both serve to improve the chaoces of first-year students to stay in New College. Orientation has been changed in several ways. It is fuller--more of the students' time is taken up--than everbefore. Aminimwnofreturning students are on campus. And the realities of student life are ful ly explained. By keepmg new students m
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Page 8 The Catalyst INSIDE 11-IE SANFORD HOUSE Similar in many respects to College Hall, as in the some of its trappings (right), the recently acquired San large central room (above) and the faded artistry of ford House is expected to alleviate many of the college's space problems. International Forum Will Meet Wednesday The International Affairs Forwn will meet Wednesday at 6:15pm in the Pompei Room, According to third-year student Charles Raeburn, the meeting is "primarily" for second-and thirdyear students who showed an interest in the forwn last SI.Ullmer. Any other students and faculty are welcome, however. Back Issues Available Beginning Sept. 19 back issues of The Catalyst will be supplied at the established single copy price of 15. Arty issue published more than two weeks before the date of request will be considered a back issue and will be subject to this charge. Until Sept. 19 back issues will be supplied at no cost, Barry Art Supplies,lnc. EVERYTHING FOR THE ARTIST c::::==============:::tac>955-4159 114 North Orange Ave. Sarasota,Fia. FLY AT HALF FARE THROUGH BAY AREA TRAVEL iust north of Vlnc:e's 755-3775 (It costs no more to work through an agent I Crane's Book Store Personal Stationery 109 South Gate Plaza ----.. ---.. ---------i I i Welcome Back HopiiHJ you have another suc:c:essful ,.,. NORTH TRAIL LAUNDRYLAND & c:oiiHperoted clry-deanlnCJ Nut to KwlkCIIek. Mltflld 4 Cookies GOODWIN'S NORTH TRAIL ESSO Across from the Angus Inn American & Foreign ear serviee September 9, 1966 Boy's & Girl's Rainwear Refrigerators Camping Equipment at 1923 Myrtle St. 355-4215 Bay View Cleaners and Laundry Your School Cleaners For complete laundry and dry-cleaning, leave your laundry with the campus representative, Anna Navarro, on Wednesday, and pick up your finished work on Saturday, or use our convenient drive-in window at 1530 I st Street in downtown Now that you're BACK TO SCHOOL do you need Dance and ballet wear by Capezio? : Bo1ots? : Shoes by Capezio? : Shoes by Sandler? : i Shoes by Boston? i WE HAVE THEM ALL at freQ wa dert 1367 Main Street !:


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