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Title:
Catalyst
Alternate Title:
The Catalyst (Volume IV, Number 2)
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Newspaper
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New College of Florida
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New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date:
September 22, 1967

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United States -- Florida -- Sarasota

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Snack Bar Opens The student snack bar, run for Servomation Mathias by Frank Cook, is open for business. A variety of grilled foods is available at low prices.. The hours are flexible, but Cook gave The Catalyst the following tentative schedule: weekdays, 11:30 am-1: 30 pm; Sundays, Noon to 2:30pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 pm-1 am; other nights, 8 pm Midnight. Students May Join Faculty Committees For the first time, the faculty has voted to include student representatives on certain faculty committees. At their 13 meeting, the faculty recommended student members be included on the Library, Lectures and Community Relations, Computer Study, Ar chitectural and Physical Planning, and Educational Policy Committees. The move to include the students was made on a motion by Dr. Pe terBuri to accept a Committee on Committees report recommending the inclusion of the students. In other action, "voting" faculty members were defined as all "per manent tn:mbers in the Professional ranks, adjunct and visiting pro fessors who hold appointments of one year or longer, and tutors after one year of service on the faculty. Librarian Dr. Corinne Wilson re porte
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-Page 2 Editorial Evaluate Evaluations New College's system of term evaluations was meant to replacethetraditionalsystem of impersonal grades for academic work. But some faculty still fail to tmderstand the difference between the two, and as a result we fail to see any. Too often, students have looked up their evaluations from last term onlvto find them checked "satisfactory "tmsat isfactory, 11 or "honors." Nothing else. How such "evalua tions" differ from conventional grades is hard to see. A grade 1s an evaluation, Assistant Dean Arthur Miller wrote in The Catalyst last year, only when it is used for wholly intemal purposes of cotmselling. Ideally, there v.ould be no written evaluations. Personal interviews with appropriate faculty during and upon completion of a course or project would be more valuable to the individual student. Underoursystemofcentralized cot.mSelling (one faculty adviser per student), however, written evaluations are necessary to commtmicate relevant opinions through an intennediary. But if the faculty themselves find written evaluations burdensome and overly time-consuming, perllaps some thought should be given to modifying the present system. Perhaps they would prefer a personal interview approach. Then again, perhaps they will resolve to strengthen the written system. At any rate, it is ludicrous to continue merely paying lip service to a system only half-heartedly believed in. Lack o f Needed Texts Provokes Accusations The second week of classes is about to end, and many students find some required textbooks still have not come in at the Campus Book Shop. Who's to blame for the delay? having to begin teaching courses without the appropriate textbooks. Mrs. Gulak said last night she will soon discuss the matter with members of the faculty. The Catalyst September 22, 1967 Kenii Oda Urban Crisis Threatens To Destroy Democrats The current JOCkeying for power within the Republican Party is far more crucial than many observers realize, for the Democratic Party is in grave danger of falling from the position of political supremacy it has occupied since F. D. R. Twice before in American history the dominant political party was suddenly destroyed by a national crisis--the old Democrats by the Civil War, and the Republicans by the Great Depression. In both cases the dominant party split into extreme factions (the Abolitionists and the Anti-abolitionists, and the Progressives versus the Stand-patters, respectively); and in each case the underdog party manager! to solidify its gains by leading the country out of crisis. Today the Democrats are deeply split over Vietnam, and the impending crisis is the plight of our cities. Every administration has had its serious problems, of course, but they will be in a good position to win big next year. Unfortunately, the maJOr candidates for the 1968 Republican presidentialnomination have been disappointing in their uniform failure to offer fresh views on the problems of the cities. Repubican indecisiveness reflects the indecisiveness of a worried populace. That the mood of the country could go either of two ways in 1968 is reflected in the way rising Republican stars are split ideologically. Reagan and Kirl
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on Paulsott St r in g Q u a rtet August 1n Sarasota Rehearses Mornings I spent the summer in Sarasota. It wasn' t bad, really--from Longboat Key, day I traveled over the bridge across the bay and then north to my job in Bradenton. Crossing the bay, the white apartment towers were like ivory against the sky, and sometimes dolphins were playing in the water. People lined the sides of the bridge to fish. Once when the drawbridge was up, a smill boy who had caught a strange fish held it up for me and asked if I knew what kind it was. I didn't and he climbed P:..ulson warning bar across the roadway and went into the bridgetender' s station to ask The boat going under the bridge was a deep-sea charter boat. The bridge fishers weren' t at all envious--they to the same spot every day. They were serious about i t The people on the boat were tourists. About three or four in the afternoon, it would rain. The wind would change direction and l:ecome stronger and sometimes, on the Key, you could see that it was raining on the mainland long before the clouds would make a path across the bay. The rain fell in splotches, darkening the walkways like blood. It would never rain for very long, and afterwards the sun would come oU:, drying the roadways, though the ground remained damp. I passed the dorms every day, too. Itwasdifficultto believe they were empty--I'dnever seen them without students before. I don't think they were waiting, but I was waiting. August moved no faster than the lacelike rays that floated calmly alongthecanal and drifted back into the bay. The weeks were as t e d i o us as the movement of the tide. It wasn' t a dull job, really, and the books I would read in the evening were interesting. But something was missing that was Patronize Our Advertisers there before, and there was a faint sadnessthat wouldn' t end until the summer was over and the dorms were no longer empty. It would be easy to talk about familiar people, faces you VJere accustomed to seeing, but that wouldn't be the whole story, though it's a part of it. For three terms, an acquaintance of mine talked about getting out into the world. The college was a clique, a trap. We were all psychically inbred, he said. He needed perspective. He needed the real world. But, late in August, he came out to the Kev to stay, and talked for a week about wanting to go back to the dorms, wanting school to start.. He'd traveled the length of the East Coast, and gone to Canada, and he'd had more of the real world than he wanted. It was outside, that was a trap. I wasn't really surprised: there are things that arc understood here that few people outside would understand. There is a great toleranc<:!, a belief that expressions of personality and individuality, so long as they don't hurt anyone else, are autom silent if they want to comment or ask a question, according to von Baeyer. Security After Girl The college has taken steps to improve campus security and the protection of students, in the wake of an attack on a student last week. Among the steps being considered are the provision of special night transportation to and from the west campus and the nearest laundromat, and the installation of lights around the dormitory courts. The incident that triggered this activity was the attack by an unknown assailant of a first-year student who was walking from the library to the dorms. She suffered minor inju:ies in a Croquet Season Again Last year one of N ew College's favorite participation sports, croquet seems off to a strong start again this year, despite the fact that the field is extremely overgrown. Recreation Co-ordinator Frank Meyer has purchased a new set of and mallets (two sets were worn out last and he has appointe
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The Catalyst OOPS I Third-year student David Allen looks at his partially submerged bike, a bit perplexed, though cer tainly less so than when he suddenly found himself sliding off the road and into the "moat" that borders the east campus. "Thiswasquite an important experience for me, he told The Catalyst. "All the absurdities and consequent agonies of western civilization were brought home in their existential import. "Vanity, an escape into the world of machine, power, and speed for its own sake ending in a naked confrontation with the ultimate re ality ofN ature: a primordial slime, beaU:iful in itself blt nevertheless a disenchanting and overpowering ooze when invaded by the imbecil ity of un-goaled mechanism and action." September 22, 1967 Photos by Michael von Guttenberg Clockwise, from right: Allen gets help in dragging his machine to solid grotmd; Allen tries to explain whathappened; Allen after it's all over. Trivia Everything Repairing Rentals -Trades More Members Wanted For Duplicate Students, faculty and staff members are invited to join a Duplicate B.idge Club currently being formed. G a m e s will be held t w i c e a month, on Wednesday evenings, in a location to be announced. The gameswill begin as soon as duplicate bridge supplies on order arrive. Interested persons not hesitate to join because they don't have partners. Partnerships can be arranged by the director. Instructions on scoring and play will be given at the initial game. Bridge rison, Corinne Wilson, Rodger Griffin, Eva and Jonathan Slott, Maxine Murray, Virginia Ktmdzicz, David Gorfein, Charles Lyons, and Paul Wolfe. Ellie's Books & Stationery, Inc. Complete Office Supplies I 350 Main. St. '955-3515 Selected Shorts: Tape Recorders and TR Supplies Fest One-day and B&W finishing Members already include: Ade line and John French, Phoebe and Paul Davis, lone and Ralph Henry, Stuart Klugman, Dave Kolar, Lois Kingsbwy, Paul Reid, Ruby HarFOR SEAFOOD end lways friendly, Wltelligent service From the Real World crt NORTON'S CAMERA CENTER Frank's Barber Shop The 900th anniversary of Lady Godiva's death was celebrated Sep tember 10 by her home town of Coventry, England. A procession was held and a plaque was unveiled on wlia.t is believed to be her burial place. *** The population of Beverly Hills, California increased 2500 per cent between 1922 and 1930 with the boom in the motion picture industry. The city was incorporated in 1914 with a population of 674. *** Alexander yraham Bell, who invented the telephone, died on Aug ust 2, 1922 inBadeck, Nova Scotia. *** The five-cent fare on the Staten Island ferry in New York City may be raised, according to the Associated Press. The fare on the halfhour ride may be raised to offset increases in the service's annual budget. Vehicles rates have already been raised SO cents. *** The first perfect 300 game ever bowled by a woman in a match game competition was scored by Sylvia Gene of Fhlladelphia, *** The first official baseball game in California was reportedly played in San Francisco on George Washington'sBirthday in 1860. The Ea-gles and the Rovers played to a 3333 tie in nine innings. *** Professor Paul Moller of the University of California has taken out an insurance policy on a 10-foot blue and silver flying saucer he constructed, according to the Associated Press. The saucer has flown about four feet off the ground in public demonstrations. Seruota'a Oldest and Largest 1481 M'liD Street or 2069 Siesta 3430 N. Tamiami Trail 355-1300 GOLDEN HOST 80 Beautiful Rooms '50-Foot Pool Putting Green-Bahi Hut Cocktail Lotange 4675 N. Tamiarni Trail 355-5141 Yelf d!eice of 67.,.... speciolties. LIIIKII ..t di ... levery 4lry 14 (NYHinf lecafiMs Sarasota-7230 N. Tamiami Traa Sarasota -3SSO Fruitville Road St. Petersburg-lSOO Pasadena be. S. Also in Perrine, (oral Gables, Miami, North Miami, Dania, Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano Bea(h, Bo(a -laton, West Palm leach, North Palm Beach ST.ARMANDSTRAVEL Air and steamship reservations rentals-Cruises-Tours Independent travel UOWARDjou nson'S MOTOR LODGE Harding Cinle Phone 388-3661 6325 N Trail, 2 blocks north of college Just What You've Always Wanted ... Bound Volumes of The Catalyst Volume II Now Available only $10 $6 with your own Catalysts You're bound to like this offer.


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