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Volume III Number 29 Published by Students of New College, Sarasota, Florida April 7 1967 Status Remains Uncertain On lntervisitation Charge The status of a proposal to make 1 am the ending hour for interyjsi tationduring allnights of Independent Study Period is still uncertain, deSJ>ite a resolution passed by the Student Executive Committee Wednesday, The Sl:.C on a motion by secondyear alternate Laurie Paulson approved the send in g of a note to Dean of Students Robert Norwine and other members of the admi nistration requesting the rules change after hearing of a petition signed by about 70 students. The note said the SEC had approved the rules change, contingent upon administration approval. This motion followed another motion by second-year representative RickStauffertomakethehour 1 am on the initiative of the SEC alone. Assistant Dean of Students Arthur Miller objected the administration had issued a statementthatno more liberal hours could be established unless negotiated through the administration, Stauffer said Dean of Students Robert Norwine had told him student rules were autonomous, callingthis a "discrepancy" with what Miller said, Miller replied the intervisitatJ.cm rule was the only ex cep:ion to student autonomy, and criticized Staufferfornot being familiarwith the history of the inter visitation controversy. After more discussion, Stauffer withdrew his motion. Millersaida note to the administration would be more likely to achieve results, Paulson then made a motion to send the note, pointing out such a rules change could also be put into effect during the period b e f o r e Comprehensives, as was done last year, Third -year representative B i 11 Thurston suggested the note be made stronger to include the conditional approval of the change in hours by the SEC, contingent upon administration appro v a 1, Paulson accep:ed this amendment tohismotion, which passed unani mously. Norwine said last night he had not yet received the note, but that the request was "legitimate." He said, however, he would not approve the r u 1 e s change without "essential" discussion of the matter among faculty, students and administration. Norwine suggested the matter be brought before the College Council, and said a spec i a 1 meeting could be called to hear the matter. When contacted by SEC ViceChairman and third-year College Council representative Rachel Findley, council s e c r e t a ry Dr. George Petrie said the next regu lar College Council m e e t in g is scheduled for Wednesday, and would not schedule a special meeting. Petrie said, however, he would put the matter on the agenda. SEC Chairman Tom Jarrell {right) Shoemaker (right). Nor wine Challenges Administration The presence of 17 musicians on campus for two nights this week apparently is a matter of concern for Dean of Students Robert NotWine. Guests NC's unde r ground' Newspaper The bringing of large groups of ovemightguestsoncampusby college officials 11has got to stop, 11 Norwine said last night. Norwine said the college guests work against student guest registration rules and impose a hardship on the student body. The international group of musicians are reportedly here to play on a barge for the King Neptune Pageant. They will also spend Sundaynight on campus, Assistant Dean Arthur Miller said at the Stu dent Executive Committee meeting Wednesday. Billed A s 11 Undergramd" usually arethe pf011uct of polemicists dis gruntled Wjth what happens to be conservative, "don1t rock the boat" type of journalism in the institutional journals. Jarrell The East Campus Other (ECO)-New College1sfledgling contribution to the undergrouod press--bills itself as the product of "the dissentmongering minority of New College" (issue #2)orsimplythe "malcontents of New College" (issue #3). What is the East Campus Other? Several administrators are wondering, having heard about but never having seen it, if it is a grass-roots revolt against The Catalyst. In truth, the question 1What is the EC01 might better be phrased 1Who is the ECO. 1 And the answer is Tom Jarrell. "The East Campus Other is to be an occasional broadside of semischolarly articles too lengthy or something for Catalyst publication, 11 the eloquent SEC chairman, ECO collator wrote in his notes to the first edition. And, indeed, it is the "something" that couots. The ECO' s distribution is limited to the campus community plus special off-cam pus people who specifically ask for a subscription (e. g Robert Theobald and David Ricsman). Because the circulation is limited, ECO can afford to be much less gingerly in its approach than The Catalyst is. "I dont want to get involved in the type of thing The Catalyst Lit Supplement did, jarrell explains, referring to public relations prob-P roduct of Dissentors lems that arose when certain "ob scenities" appeared in the widelydistributed Catalyst. Lest one gets the impression the ECO's major purpose is to provide an outlet for four-letter poets, Jarrell notes he would like to print more "respectable polemics," i.e. with footnotes. An article on 11Theobald1 s Proposal for aNew Core Program 11 in the first ECO, for example, included footnote references to Collingwood, Friedenberg, Fromm, Keniston, McLuban, the New College Bulletin, and Theobald himself. These "semi-scholarly" works are of little news and general interest value, and Jarrell has apparently tapped a resource generally ignored for this reason by The Catalyst. Thus, in Jarrell's words, "The East Campus Other is not so much intended to supplant The Catalyst as supplement it. 11 Recognizing the complementary nature of the two publications, Jarrell and The Catalyst staff have ill some sense joined forces, sharinf The Catalyst offices and its ID!'v typewriters. There remains a degree of insti tutional pride in competition, however, andtherehasbeenon at least one occasion jc alous rivalry for the services of a student with something to say. The ECO is often deadly serious, butJarrellmanagesto spice the issues with some healthy humor. As collator, he solicits and collects the articles, plans the lay-out (what there is of it) and contributes articles and footnotes quite regularly himself. The ECO is thus far from a oneman show, butJarrcll is the Orjl;anizing force that makes everything hang together. The idea of ECO was hatched not The AmheiSt: track team and the Wesleyan tennis tea.m stayed at the dorms during March. The musi cians reportedly are paying the college for using the rooms. They are occupying the same quarters as the track and tennis team. NoMine said his office had received no advance notification of the guests, whose room assignment was handled by Director of the Physical Plant W. A. McVickar. NoMine said the musicians are apparently guests of President John Elmendorf. Acceptances to Grad Schools Unaffected by College Status N e w College's newness and its use of non-ranked, non-graded transcripts apparent 1 y have not been detrimental to members of the first charter class applying for graduate school, according to assistant to the president Earl Helgeson, At least 32 of the 37 third-year At students who applied to graduate schools have been given "written or vcri>al assurance" of admission to at least one of their choices. In addition, at least 26 of these students have received offers for some sort of financial aid. Helgeson said these figures indicate no 11across-the-bo ard 11 pre-Last! Hamilton Court is opening soon. See page 3 for a report on past and present problems and progress. judice of any sort operated in the graduate schools consideration of New College candidates, and that in fact the innovative, no grade approach may have benefited students, Helgeson noted there may be particular schools or fields in which New College students were not given the degree of consideration extended to students of other "highly selective" tmdergraduate schools, and he intends to check this possibility statistically. He asks third-year students to notify him of all acceptance and rejection notices and offers of financial aid. Expressing pleasure at the students' 11particularlv strong showing, 11 Helgeson said the f i g u r e s reflect the 11quality11 and 11strength 11 of the graduating class. The schools that have accep:ed New College students so far include: Brown, Boston U., U. of California (Berkeley, D avis, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara), Case, U. of Chicago, City College of New York, U, of Colorado, Cohunbia, Comcll, Duke, Emory, U, of Florida, Harvard, U. of lll.inois, U. of Indiana, U. of Iowa. U. of Manchester, U. of Mary land, U, of Massachusetts, U. of Michigan, Michigan State, U. of Minnesota, New York U., u. of North Carolina, Northwestem, Notre Dame, Oxford, U, of Penn sylvania, U, of Pittsburgh, Prince U, of Rochester, Sarah Lav rence, Stanford, Syracuse, U. of Texas, Tulane, Vanderbilt, U. of Wisconsin, Yale, Helgeson Stresses Caution In Stipends Thlrd-year students who have been offered financial aid for graduate study should be careful in figuring the amount of the stipends. According to assistant tothe president Earl Helgeson, some fellowships include waivers of tuitiC>l\ while others don't. The National Defense Graduate Fellowships, for example, provides for a $2, 500 allowance to the in stitmon a fellowship winner attends, in addition to the student stipend. The institution1s allowance, however, is reduced by the amount of the tuition charged to the Fellow. Other grants may not incl udc such an allowance, and in those cases the student ml.N: pay tuition oW: of the grant.

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Pa e 2 The Catalyst April 7, 1967 Announcement of Speakers Made for evolutions Confab New College's IDstitul:e on Foreign Affairs has finalized its program for the symposium on "Popu lar Revolutions," April 27-29, Invitations will be sent to all area c o 11 e g e s Monday, accorcfing to third-year student Anna N avatTO, and some 200 outsiders are expected to attend. The symposium, which will be open to the oublic for a $2, SO re gistration fee, will feature addresses by experts in the Jield, topical seminars, and a panel discussion, The symposium is being sponsored by the Selby Fo\Dldation, the Stu dent Activities FlDld, and the college administration. The 1 e ad in g participants will include: Dr. Joseph E. Black, Director for the Social Sciences, Rockefeller Fo\Dldation Dr. Fred G, Burke, director, Program of Ea:tem African Studies, The Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse U, Dr. Las7.lo Deme, a participant intheH\Dlgarian revolU:ion; Assis tant Professor of New College Mrs, Mary Elmendorf, recently returned from a State Depat ment sponsored trip to the Dominican Republic William Furlong, former staff of AID in Peru; Tutor in Political Science, New College Dr. George Mayer, Professor of New College; Fulbright Scholar to India Dr. Stefan T. Possony, director, International Studies Program, The Hooverlnstitl.d:ion on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford U, Dr. David Nelson Rowe, Professor of Political Science, and director, Graduate Studies in International Relations, Yale U. Dr. John W. Spanier, Associate Professor of Political Science, director, Institute of International Relations, U. of Florida Martin Anochie, citizen of Nigeria; Graduate student in interna-t ion a 1 relations, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins U, Robert Van Leuwen, bom in Indonesia, foreign correspondent in Indonesia, swnmero 1966; graduate student at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton U, Mrs. Ieda Siqucira Wiarda, citizen of Brazil; graduate student in political science at the U, of Florida; at present a resident of Amherst, Massachusetts Symposium Program TIIURSDA Y, APRIL 27 REGISTRATION 4:00-8:00 pm OPENING SESSION 8:00-10:00 pm Chairman: Charles Raeburn Welcoming Remarl
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April 7, 1967 The Catalyst Page 3 Styles Predicts Hamilton Court Will Open Within A Month By LAURIE PAULSON Hamilton Court, now six months overdue, will, in all probability, open later this month. Ralph Styles, Director of Development, says he will take possession of the facility the beginning of next week. This means the college will begin what steps it needs to take to complete the building. Such finishing steps, like the laying of carpets, arc expected to take about seven working days. Ph a s e II, consisting of the dining Neef&ioa fac:ilitia, may opeD by the middle of the month, and Phase IT 1/ 2, consisting of classrooms and the lecture theater, may be ready for occupancy by May 1. There is a reason for celebrating thenews that current students may actually have opportunity to use the building, which has seemed so close to completion for so long. But the long and often bitter history of the Hamilton Court construction would make such a celebration seem less than joyous. For one thing, inspections of the h.tilding by Styles and Sheldon Pecq an associate of architect I. M. Pei, have revealed there are 95 items that must be corrected before the building is accepted. There has been a pattern of often careless construction and long delays ever since Graham Construction Company took over the building job from Scttecasi and Chillura, the o r i gin a I contractors, who were forced into bankruptcy. Befor-e another inspection tour of the facility yesterday, Styles discussed some of the difficulties the college hash ad attempting to speed completion of the building. He explained the origmal contractors were bonded, a way of assuring the college the job would be completed on schedule and the price would be what was originally agreed upon. The contracting company, which had not miss c d a deadline in 40 years, apparently lost money on a previous job, and the bonding company, claiming the contractor had not used all its resources, forced it into bankruptcy. The bonding company then selected Graham and Co., an Orlando firm, to finish the job. The original deadline, October 22, 1966, wasretaincd. Styles explained the college had no choice about the selection of a contractor. If the coli gc released the bonding company from its obligations and chose its own builder, there .Ould be no protection against increased delay and cost. From the start, the relationship between Graham and Co. and ew College was not good. The new contractor oft en made decisions about mate rials without consulting college authorities. And, of course, wotk moved slowly. A labor dispute further delayed the progress of the building. While accumulating a $150-a-day late penalty, Graham continually made promises about the completion of the building which were not fulfilled. Styles said at a December 7, 1966 meeting, the building was promised for January 15, in time for the inauguration of President John Elmendorf. Other promises were similar! brok Styles said the totak cost for both phases of construction is $1,149,614. Of this, the college has withheld ten per cent against the penalties, which he estimated at $25, 000 to date. Styles said the college would insist on payment o the penalties, though apparently there will be a COUI1: fight. Styles then visited the building itself, and pointed out some of the items which must be corrected before the college accepts the job. Exterior door height is two feet shorter than called for in the plans. Styles pointed out the doors were made to fit by the p 1 a c i n g of a beam, but the glass ordered for the doors is two feet too long. It cannot be cut, as it is tempered, and new glass is on order. The building may go into use without glass in the doors. Inside, other defects arc apparent. Acid has eaten away some tiles. Vents are misplaced, door sills are too high, glass is stained and a drain meant to be lDldcr a coffee makerissomeinches away. Styles saidhe is insisting these details be corrected. Only the landscaping andcarpetingjobshave been taken away from Graham and will be contracted by the college. When asked why the contractor had not put a full work force into the project, but had used crews less than half the size of those employed by the original contractor, Styles found it difficult to speculate. He did state the contractor was fully aware of the college's need for the b u i 1 d in g Was it cheaper for him to usc just a few men stretch oa construction, collect his payments and pay his penalties? It is anybody's guess. Outside, Styles stopped to look at the building's striking geometries. Hamilton Court is an impressive structur_e, ned and imposmg m realiZation. Despite all the difficulties, it will serve the college more than adequately, if only in its physical impressiveness. Styles said his intention all along had been to do what was best for the college, to get what the college was paying for. Hamilton Court will soon be open and in use. and, perhaps, its value to the entire college community will be so great, all the difficulties will be, after all, torgotten. Sometimes, a short memory is kinder to everyone. Two of the 95 defects found in inspections of Hamilton Cour1: are: the shortness of doors by two feet, necessitating a beam placed between the top of the door and the sill (top}, and stains on the window glass (below).

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.. Page 4 Editorial Better late Than Never Better late than never, the saying goes. Thankfully, the college has acted to get Graham Contracting Co. off the "job," and we are optimistic that this time the target date for Hamilton Court will be met. In the meantime, however, it's time students started seriously thinking about how they want to decorate the student lotmge andsnackarea. The House Committee has appointed and re-appointed a subcommittee to organize student thought on the matter. Construction delays have halted student action in the past, such action being premature. But there is now opporttmity for meaningful dialogue with the administration. To get the ball rolling, we offer two suggestions to the subcommittee: *To satisfy the graffiti connoisseurs, some sort of bulletin space should be provided along a wall. *To insure a relaxed, informal but non-sterile atmosphere, pillows for floor-sitting should be provided, and the lights (natural and artificial) be kept subdued. Language Requirement Unrealistically Hard? By PAUL HANSMA It has been r e asoned that since New College students a r e more intelligent tha n average colle g e students i t follows tha t New College students should b e able to learn a foreign language more readily. This i s misleading for it is b ased on the assumption that intelligence is a majorfac.tor in facility in learning a foreign language. In fact that assumption is false. A chapter in "Handbook of Research on Teaching" is devoted primarily to the work of J. B. Carroll, one of the foremost researchers in foreign language aptitude and achievement testing. In that '-hapter it states: "Carroll (1962) reviewed his own and otherstudies of success in intensive language courses and came to the following conclusions: 1. 1 fa c i 1 it y in leaming to speak and understand a forcing language is a fairly specialized talent (or group of talents) relatively independent of those traits ordinarily included under "intelligence" "' Hence, since New College students were selected primarily (one would hope) on the basis of intelligence, there is no reason to believe that the New College student body should be e s p e c i a 11 y high in language aptitude. In order to make objective statements about the difficulty of the language requirement, one needs facts(i.e., statistics). Asyet there are no reliable statistics a bou: New College students simply because there have not been enough New College students who have taken these tests. The only reliable statistics available at this time are those presented in the book of norms published by the company that supplies the standardized exams we use. These norms are, of course, based on "average" college students--not New College students. The point, however, of the preceding paragraph was that we have no reason to believe that these norms are not applicable to New Colle12;e students. Hence in the following pa.. Member Associated Collegiate Presr Vol. 3 Number 29 April 7 1967 Published wecldy by students at New College threcwceksfrom mid-December through the first week in Januruy and six weeks in July and August). Subscriptions: $5.00 per year (43 issues) or 15 per copy. Address subscription orders, change of ad dress notices and undelive r able copies to: The Catalyst/N e w College/Post Office Box Sarasota Florida 33578. Applicatio n to mail at second-class postage rates pending at Sarasota Florida Tel. 355-5406. Editor ....... Kenji Oda Assoc. Editor ..... Laurie P a ulson Business ..... George Finkk Production ...... Steve Orlofsky Circulation ............. Dale Hickam Controller ....... Edn a W alker Photog raphy ............ D ave Tekler Staff: Kit Arbuckle, Betsy Ash lNing Benoist, Cla udia Blair, Mary Blakeley Carol Ann Child ress, Glenda Cimino, Allan Jawor
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April 7, 1967 The Catalyst Page 5 Catalyst Interview 'In Group' Once Ruled Faculty Hopkins The Catalyst interviewed Ass't. Prof. of biology Tom Hopkins. This is the first of two parts; the remainder of the interview will be printed next week. Q: There has been a tendpn.-v among students to view the faculty wu:n susp1cion in discussions of policy. Doyoufeel this tendency reflects a basic conflict of goals? A; Yes, I think that there is a basic conflict because in my own case I do not see the college as driving along the goals in the same sort of context tnat brought me here. Iwashired after reading the first catalog which was pretty farreaching and broad in its implications. When I visited the campus I talked to people who are unfortunately no longer here; I shared those views with those people and I felt that in that context I could wor:K with them quite well. With the changeover of the firstyear people I had to resolve in my mind whether, when you replace all those people, will the institution change or will the institution still strive for the same goals. My conclusion was no, the institution will go on trying to be as it is becausethenewfaculty see our goals the same way I do. Well, this is nice in theory but it just doesn't happen in practice because--and it has been my exper ience during this past year--that other faculty members have entirely different goals from mine although they were hired at about the same time I was. So, it's a matter of different people seeing the college in a different light and now it becomes a question of what are the college goals and how can they best be reached. Q: What do you see our goals as? A:. !don't think that the goals of the college are adequately defined and I don't think that the students haveadequately defined what their goals are. There had never been a of minds between the stu dents and the group of people that took over the reins of the college after the first chaos. In fact, what I see is that each side sort of stares across the road at one another and issues ultima ttuns one to the other, but the ultimatums go right on by. The students say we want so-and-so and the facultv and the administration don't hearthatbecause at the same time they're saymg we want soand-so, and neither side really stops to listen to what the other side is asking of them because they're so busy trying to get the other side to what they're saying. Q: Didn't you consider January's Planning Conference such a meeting o:t mmdSt A: I'm not sure that it (the AllCollege Planning Conference) failed except that I haven't seen any successes from it. Maybe Hopkins is simply too impatient and to that I say Yes, I'm impatient, I think that I sort of ECO (Continued from Page I) by Jarrell but by David Pini. Pini also contributes regularly, and he is now in New York ready to report for the ECO on the anti-Vietnam demonstration later this month. The ECO has been financed mainly by the students who contribute articles to it. Jarrell refuses to ask for funds from the Student Activity Fund "unless ECO gets better. 11 Jarrell's immediate plans are to publish twice more before the All College Hlanning Conference on Non-Academic Affairs May 13. ln these issues he, Pini, and others will try to spark some debate ?n what they feel are relevant toplcsfordiscussion at the conference Forthose who might have missed 1t, ECO derives its name from the famed East Village Other, an !Dlderground newspaper in New York City "Ouroriginalconceptwas to proVldc distribution for anyone who to pay to put his ideas m prmt," Jarrell said. This concept remains as the guiding one, but it looks from here as if the ECO is in the unfortunate position of all und_erground journals: only so long as its barbs don't attract wldc attention can it continue to barb. allign with my students and with other young people of the world and with the Negroes, who say we wantfreedomnow. We don't want towaittilltomorrow. "Now" may not be 24 hours but it's certainly not one year, two years or three years. We want to see some definite signs of progress and I think we live in the same quagmire of indecision and the same quagmire of policy reversal, petty questionnaires information that we have given 'time and time again. Q: Who'sto blame for this comO munications failure? A; The faculty often says the students will never come to them to get anything, they make no effort to come see them, they're in their office all day. However, when a student does go to an of fice, frequently he finds himself confronted by a chair piled full of books or a coat, and the professor confronted by a chair piled full of books or a coat, and the professor does not say to the student, won't you make yourself comfortable; will you have a cup of coffee with me? What seems to be bothering you? Now, for those people who say, well, I didn't come here to be a psychology counselor, I think that that is beside the point. 11m not talking about that. I'm talking about the pleasantry of human relations. Q: Some faculty perhaps would question the significance of such pleasantries. I think that one of the problems here is that we have a very elite faculty from some of the best schools in the country. The faculty simply brought their structured environment with them. I don't condemn them for this; nor do I want them to condemn me for my familiarity with the students. However on occasions I think both have happened. I have on occasions condemned them for some of their structure and I certainly have been maligned by some people to a certain degree for my lackadaisical attitude with the students. It's unfortunate both ways, but I simply believe that better learning situations develop where barriers are broken down and people can say what kind of barriers. I simply say the barriers are of cold formality, ones that we're not even aware of, such as who should speak to whom first. It never occurs to me whom I should speak to first. The only thing that occurs to me is to say "Hi" if I know the person's name or just to wave even if I don't know his name, in which case I go look into the book to see what his name was so I can say hello to him next time I see him. Q: Are there specific f acuity policies you dislike? A: I have said that for a school which is supposed to be noncompulsory in its attitudes, New College has the most compulsory system of education in the first year of any college I have ever seen or any college that I hope uever to see again. The paradox comes about in the saying that New College wants the inquiring person who can do and think for himself and they want students to maintain their individuality. !'hey say that on the one hand and then when they're defending the first year program with comprehensives piled at the end of the year they say that we want students to have a common experience which says that we want to put them all in the same mold and say Made First Year at New College--Pass On to the Second Year. Q: Do you approve of any authoritarianism in faculty-student relationships? A; Yes, I think that the college is composed of people who have been living longer and have had a wider variety of experiences than the students. I'm not sure that the term authoritarian is appropriate in this case. I think that the college should have some guidelines which are set up on the basis of some clearcut reasoning and the reasons for which are explicable and defensible when questioned. What I object to is taking a position and in the face of question not giving some rationale behind it. It's simply saying, like it or lump it. That's authoritarian as far as I'm con cerned. I think it is much better whenyousay, here is our position. Itisbasedonthese assumptions and these opinions and if there is evidence to the contrary we would be willingto listen to it and establish new guidelines as the result of it. Q: What exactly are the goals of the present faculty? I don't know what the goals of the present faculty are. I've found myself unable to communicate with the f acuity which led to my resignation. I will go on record as sayinl'( and I have said to the president that there was at one time and there may still be an IN group and an OUT groUI' among the faculty. There is a small nucleus of people which, in effect, as far as I'm concerned, were dictating and proposing educational policy or any other kind of policy at faculty meetings. One way you might test this is to get a hold onto the faculty minutes and see what name is most frequently associated with a proposal, how many times a name occurs as sec onding a motion, moving that such and such happen and sorf of say that the success of this person is meas-d by this in acuity meetings. One thing I must say .in my own defense because it came to the absolute one day was that after a COmmittee on COmmittees was formed to appoint people to serve on committees, I'm the only faculty member on campus who was never assigned to any committee. I have never served on a committee except for an ad hoc committee that lasted for about two weeks and nevermet. Variouspeoplecan offer reasons for that and I'll simply deny them. Perhaps one could simply say that Professor Hopkins indicated that he was leaving and so we felt that there was no point in putting him on a committee. I'll simply say that Professor Hopkins may have said that he was leaving just as Jerrald and other faculty members whose names I won't mention talked about leaving. But at the time that all the committees were being formed my resignation had not been tendered. In fact mv resignation was not tendered until about December andbythattime a large number of committees had been formed. I think, as a matter of record, on the form which asked me what committees I'd like to serve on I specified that I would like to serve on those committees which affected second and third-year students the most because I had more of a rapport with second and third-year students than first-yearstudents and I felt I could best serve those I knew. Hopkins Q: Why, do you think, did the Committee on Committees ignore you? A: It's my own feeling that this came about because the faculty in effect didn't trust me when I first came. Now, there's some sort of rationale or irrationale about this in the fact that the faculty that was running things when I came the first of May, although they had only been here for six or seven months, they felt very close to each other in the sense that they came and pulled th.. out of the fire sotospeak. But I say that the only thing that is important here is the merit of a man's suggestions, not his loyalty to other faculty membersorhisloyaltytotheir ideas because their particular ideas mi!d1t be all wet and I'm not saying tliat they were but I think that some of them are, the first year program is one of them. I wrote out specific proposals for changes in the first-year program which everyone listened to rather quietly and which finally was shunted off by a member of the faculty saying let's get on to more important business such as student evaluations which I think is the least important thing on the agenda and in fact the subject we were supposed to be talking about was on the agenda and it was the first-year program and should have served equal time. That infuriat ed me and I have never forgotten mar expencnce oecause tne motions I presented were not even seconded so that they could go to a group for discussion. There were certainly nothing with any of the suggestions. 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Tvvo Continents SAIASOTA CYCU KEY SHOP s.m.. S...... liMelfU Students from Befriend Each Other In Mid-Air 11J1Stwte By Glenda ClaUno Setting: an Aerocondor flight from Miami to Bogota Persons: a New College senior (NC) a 21-year-old student at the University of the Andes in Bogota, whom we will call Mario. The conversation was in Spanish, Englisla, and French. / NC: What were you doing in Miami? Mario: I was vacationing with my family in the states, but I had to return early for an exam. I go to the Universidad de Los Andes. I have been four tim e s to the States. NC: What do you study there? Mario: I am studying math and engineering. We use many Eng lish texts in our University. NC: Yes, I noticed that your Physics book, here, is from Berkeley. Mario: Yes, I hope to study physics :in the States. and eventually to be a physicist. I study a lot, you know, bU: I love it. ext term I will have a mathematics co\D:'Se with a French text. NC: Do you speak French, too? Mario: Yes, and I am studying German, too. There are many important works in these languages. NC: After you f:inish your education--do you think you will re turn to Colwnbia? Mario: Yes, I think so, but there is less opportmlity there--the pay is less good. C: Is tbe Universidad de Los Andes a large sChool? Well, not really--but we have 2, 000 students. NC: We have a small college-around 200 students. Everyone :knows everyone else. Mario: That is good, It is good to have a close community, like that. NC: What about Columbian gir 7 hey much d i n from Alncrican girls? Mario : I do not think so, but some crazy kids do. Some guys think that all American girls are 3428 No. Trail 355-3446 FINE DOMEST I C JUST WAIT TILL HAMILTON COURT IS FINISHED SERVOMATION MATHIAS HAPPY HOUSE Cards, Gifts, & Jewelry (pierced .. rringsl conveniently located in Cortez Plaza JEWELS of the Leather World presented on the Ides of March by the Great One at STARKER'S free and loose, and they will try to pick you up. It is better to ignore them. I prefer to d:Ite American girls, because with colwnbianas you must go to their houses a month before you can take them out. Then, when you do get to go out, their brother must go along too. Holding hands is a serious thing. Too serious, I think. Zanahorias aren't much fun." NC: Zanahorias? Carrots? Mario: You do not have that expression? How do you say? 11 NC: Well, squares, prunes--but these expressions are out of d ate. I can'tthinkof anything, right now. What exactly does zanahoria mean?" Mario: "Well, girls you don't like to date." C: "You mean ugly girls? 11 Mario: "Not necessarily. They can be pretty. Stupid girls. Girls whohave to go out with a chaper one." C: "Oh. What if they don't like having a chaperone. 11 Mario: "Well, then they are not zanahorias. 11 N C: "Do you have a word for girls you like to date?" Mario: "Si-remolachas," NC: I don't know that word. In Georgia, they call pretty girls "peaches. 11 Is that it?" Mario: 11No. Peaches? Duraznos. Remolachas grow under the ground. They are swi!et." NC: "You mean radishes? 11 Mario: "I don't think so They are this big--and soft 11 C: "Beets?" Mario: "Ah, yes, that is the word. And zanahorias--Ithinkthcy are like your word--puritanos." *** Stewardess: 11Quiere un pcriod ico?" 11Si, por favor." I"d like a newspaper--American. Usten to this--there was a riot on a beach in Fort L auderdale, Florida. Some surrotmdcd a soft drink bottle truck and attacked it, thrnw ing and breaking bottle s. The COPPER BAR 1'570 No. Lockwood Ridge Rd. 955-3446 I MPORJ'ED LIQUORS driver sat calmly inside the cab and lit a cigarette." Mario: "This attitude--! have noted it in Americans before. 11 NC: "What would a Colombian driver do?" Mario: "He would yell and get really mad." NC: "There was another bombing raid in Vietnam, it says. It is terrible, the cruel way statistics list so unemotionally individual deaths. What do Colombian students think about the war? 11 Mario: "They don 1t like it; too many civilians are killed. But I don't like communism. Comunistas arc tricky. There are some in Colombia. Last week thev stooOPci a tra:in and killed people. They arc trained not to value life, if it is in the way of their goal. They stop buses, shoot everyone--for the fun of it. They get arms from Cuba --plancsflyoverthe montanas and dropthem. We are luckY now; we have a strong government now, I think." *** Mario: "Have you been in South America before?" NC: "No, onlyinGuatemala, for a month. I lived with a Peace Corps worker in asmalllower-class community. What is Bogota l:!ke? 11 Mario: 111t is big. It is--well, you will see. We are about to land. Frank's Barber Shop 3430 'N. Tamiami Trail 355-1300 Books & Stationery, Inc. C0111plete Office Suppnes 1350 a in. St. '955-3515 Florsheim -Rand Sebago Mocs at HOUPE'S SHOES, INC. 1485 Main 958-4593 sAFE" WHEN YOU SAVE AT SAVINGS AND LOAN ASSOCIATION OF SARA SOT A ALSO VENICE AVAILABLE NOW AT .. THE CAMPUS BOOK SHOP THE ARRANGEt.4ENT by Koza11 I #1-N.Y. Times Book Review) KEY t.40NUh4ENTS IN THE HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE by t.4illoll WORLDS ANTI WORLDS by Alfven GAt.4ES PEOPLE PLAY by Berne COLLECTED POEt.45-DYLAN TH0t.4AS t.4ACBIRD by Garson ULYSSES by Joyce THE ACCIDENTAL CENTURY by Harrington THE WANTING SEED by Burgess THE CLOCKWORK ORANGE by Burgeu DESTINY OF t.4AN by Betdyaev HENRY t.400RE by Reod THE LAST BATTLE .!ly Ryan and many others Students! 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FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY HELPING BUILD FLORIDA See Our Large Selection of Clean Used Cycles $125 up designed fo .-eel the most exoding requirements any of our four interior d.signers will be hoppy to onitt yov Page 7 on cam Pau/so11 The Shaking of Values We talked abota: it, of course. He'd seen the buildings, and met the people I knew well, and of course we talked abou: it. I guess I was concerned, whether he appreciated the uniqueness, saw the qualities I knew were here. Harvard seemed almost aforeigncoun trr, and I verr much wanted him to understand. "This can be an unsettling place, 11 I said, ''bta: in a special way. Many people are shaken up when they first come here, but it's a good thing, somehow." Paulson "Yes111myguest said, ''but that's true of almost any college. You keep talking about what New College does to people, and how it's different from any other place, and how it makes them into some kind of revolU:ionarr new person, but I just don't see it. I don't under stand what you mean." Really, I'd hoped it would be ob vious. I thought I understood so clearly all of the changes1 all of the breaking-down, and then the building of something entirely new, and so much better, in its place. And I knew it wasn't just a strange private notion. "It has to do with values," I said. "Most people come here with traditional moral ideas--what thev've leamed from church and parents, and our cul ture in general. And after they're here for a short time1 they real ize they're mostly irrelevant, they just don't work. in practice. And it's a real problem." "And so what happens?" "Well, the old values change, or disappear. This is what bothers so many people--they feel they have RIP VAN WINKLE LANES ShldHt ratH before 5:30 P 7007 N. Tamiami TraH FOf' TN Latnt Ill wo-' & M' DNU & Ccullal Shoes Dowt1tow11: 1425 Mal St. Solltll Gate Sllopplllf PIa part of their thinking for so much oftheirlives. Pemapsit does happen in other places, but it seems so much stronger here--so much more deeply felt. It can be verr upsetting." "And the 'new man' you form?" he asked, with a slight smile. "That comes after--that comes :in place of the old values, the discarded or tattered ones. Something comes in their place, but it's so much more general, and more real. It may be something as broad as 'don't hurt people,' or 1be con cemed, 1 bU: it1sso much more pertinent, and meaningful. And tolerant. That's the kind of new person I mean, though that sounds al most ridiculous. And I think it's a tremendowy unsettling, shattering thing, this change. Don 1t you think so? 11 He smiled again, and I wondered what kind of an answer he was preparing forme. "Maybe it does happen that way 1 11 he said, finally. "There's no reason to doubt that it does. BU:what I challenge is what you said aboU: how unsettling it allis. Ithinkit'sjust the opposite. I think, hom what I've seen, that it's so much less unsettling than anyplace else." "What do you mean?" "The important thing is that you still talk in terms of values at all. You still think values can havP traditional ones. It seems that that people1svaluesmerely change here. The concept of value still holds." "Doyoumean no one believes in the possibilities of values at Harvard?" "Yes. Exactly. For instance, I was talking with someone here, and in the course of the conversa tion, he asked me if I were preparedfor death. That couldn't happen at Harvard. You might be asked if you'd seen soneome 1 s proof of something, or read someone's translation, but never a question like that." "Why not? It's an interesting question." woaJct:tco MkJt. th1nk a queltiCIII like that h.d my relevance, or possibility of answer ing. People here talk aboU: standards all the time. They may be shaken up, bta: the real shaking-up isfeltby the person who concludes there are no values, no answers, and who assigns himself a discipline, to be competent in a tiny, tiny area. He wouldn't think to ask a general question. 11 "Thatseemsverrsaa, somehow." "lt is sad, but I think it's the way the world is. The person who re fuses to talk aboU: values simply realizes what limitations there are. Heknowsthere'snothinghe can do, and doesn't wony." "Maybe that's the way the world isJ and maybe it's only your world. I.110pewe1retheoneswho are right ifit'sthe way you say it is," I told him. "Maybe you are, 11 he said, bU: I could tell he didn't believe it. I didn't really care. There are now 5 branches of REP CLEANERS. Inc. formerly Perfection Cleaners TO SERVE YOU: MAIN PLANT: 7327 N. TAMIAMI TRAIL -355-4818 WARD PLAZA: 4221 14th St. W. ( BEE RIDGE PI..AZA: 4116 Bee Ridge Road -924-6415 NEW TOWN: 2712 N. Ospre Avenue GULF GATE: 2103 Stickney Point Road

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Page 8 The cars in order of their appearance were : 1 Ford Mark N, a rotten banana. (it won the race.) 5 Chaparral-D, ran out of brakes at the hairpin. 6 Olaparral-F, this winged warrior never got of the ground. 39 .. Porsche, factory entered Batmobile finished third. 40 Another Porsche, but this one has a longer tail 42 This Porsche ran disguised as a zebra. (crazy driver) 45 Pilot tried to drive this 911-S Porsche end over end. The Catalyst April 7, 1967


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