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Catalyst
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The Catalyst (Volume IV, Number 28)
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New College of Florida
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New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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April 18, 1968

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Bulk Rate I u. s. Postage' 3. 6 Paid Pennit No. 33 Sarasota, FL April 18, 1968 May Be Housing Shortage ExecutiveComm itteeOks Hamilton Center Rental First-year student Siegfried Tremba casts his ballot in yesterday's syecial Student Court election. As expected, there was alight tUlll-Out of voters for the ten-candidate slate. Complete results may be found on page 3. The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees voted yesterday to proceed with construction of the "instant campus" on the West Campus providing plans to rent Hamilton Center to executive groups on a m a n a g e m en t basis become final. President John Elmendorf told The Catalyst, however, that full Board approval for the plan would be sought at the next meeting May 2-3. The Executive Committee authorized the sta't of construction only if the contract with corporations interested in using the East Campus as a conference center is signed. Elmendorf said the ma:tagement company, which will handle the lease of the buildings for the col lege, had been in existence for "several years, but stated he was "not prepared" to say who comprised the company. Elmendorf said 15 to 20 "blue chip corporations" may make use of the East Campus facilities as a retreat and conference center if contracts are approved. According to the President, construction of dorms, classrooms and dining facilitiesonthe West Campus could begin as early as May 6 if the trustees approve the plan. He said it was "conceivable" the Final SEC Approval Given To 'Non-lntervisitation' Rule The Student Executive Committee unanimously approved at its meeting last night the final form ofthe "Non-Intervisitation Rule," to be sent to President John Elmendorf with the approval of the Dean of Students' Office. The proposal was passed after four amendments from the Dean of Stu dents' Office were una:timously approved. The amendments, presented to the SEC by Assistant Dean of Stu dents Arthur Miller, made no radical changes in the original SEC plan. The amendments approved were: --The boa'd to arbitrate disputes arising from the lack of prohibitive intervisitation hours was named the Student Counseling Board. --The Board's refeiTal of a student to a psychiatrist would be only in the form of a recommendation to the Dca:t of Students' Office asking for such action. --Still empowered to recommend room changes, the Board will cooperate with the Dean of Students' Office to "expedite room changes, freeing the Board itself from much paper worl<. --Professional counseling facilities will be made known to students through a handbook. In a statement read to the SEC Miller declared that the "Dean of Students' Office recommends it (the new rule) for immediate consideration by the administration as a whole. 11 The statement recommended that the president first meet with the Dean of Admissions before deciding on the proposal, and that the college lawyers "ad vise us of the legal problems entailed by the of the SEC proposal. 11 However, a trill period "in line with the spirit of the present is recommended aJ.so, for a "per1od of at least one term. 11 Much discussion was held at the meeting on work to be done in composing the new student handbook. First-year student Pat Lawson will head the committee to revise the booklet, with Ivan Saxby creating its cover. Changes in sections on off-campus housing, draft status, dress code, room contracts, etc were considered. Second-year re presentative George Duffee-Braun reported at some length to the SEC on progress made in obtaining more jobs and work grants for students. Student work managers and a student personnel board were discussed. as were several College WorkScholarship Programs. Duffee-Braun and first-year student Phil Shenk are to meet' with Controller Charles HaiTa to discuss the feasibility of their proposals. Among several items in a report from the Library Committee, Don Aronoff stated that all senior theses will become part of the Permanent Collection; outstanding independent studyproiects are to be made available in the Reference Room. The possibility of student identification cards bearing pictures and birthdates of students was discussed, as was progress on plans for the formal dance to be held at the Statler-Hilton Inn May 17. No Prerequisites For Exams Voted A series of proposals by the Educational Policy Committee, including the abolition of seminar prerEquisiles for qualifying and baccalaureate examinations, was approved by the f acuity at its meeting yesterday. According to the motion, class attendance or participation cannot be a requirement for the taking of eitherexamination, :ithough individual instructors may continue to establish prerEquisites for individual seminars. The other proposals passed pertain to the establishment of major programs at New College, and the selection by students of special majors. They provide that: --A list of permanent majors should be created. ---Thelistshouldinclude no area of study in which there are less than two faculty members unless there is "supporting faculty, 11 i.e. faculty members in other are as who can provide some instruction in the desired major. --Model programs of study for each major field should be set up. --A student wishing to major in a "special area" should consult at least two faculty members for advising purposes. --An agreement specifying a statement of purpose and areas of proficiency to be mastered should be drawn up for each special major. ---A faculty committee on interdisciplinary programs should be founded. In other action, the faculty voted that, for seniors this year, two satisfactory evaluations in any language, regardlessofwhether or not the qualifying exam in that language is passed, will be sufficient for satisfying the diversification requirement. Students wishing to request exceptionstothenew rule should petition the Academic Review Board, the faculty decided. buildings could be completed by January 1. At their last meeting March 8, the Board heard a plan by archteet Lester Pancoast to construct the "instant campus" at an estimated cost of $1. 5 million. Reportedly, the buildings would be constructed in a part of the West Campus that would not interfere with the separate pla:t for the development of that campus. The buildings, according to the proposal, would employ concrete block construction. Pancoast's plan, according to reports, called for the grouping of five dormitory rooms around each central living area, with a bathroom to serve each group of five rooms. About 80 per cent of the rooms would be singles. Elmendorf said at that time the move from the E$1: Campus, originally constructed to serve as a "continuing education center, 11 would result in a considerable saving for the college in operating costs. In a related development, a group of students and faculty met with Elmendorf at 10 am this morning to discuss housing for next year. Accordingto estimates, the dormitories may lack space for as many as SO students in Feasibility studies of cooperative dorms have been made by several students and by Assistant Dean of Students Arthur Miller, and this reportedly was one of the topics of today1s meeting. Students Picked for FSU Project Two New College students have been selected to do 10-week summerresearch projects in psychology at Florida State University under a program sponsored by theN a tiona! Science Foundation. Among the eight students in the Florida-Georgia area selected by the FSU Psychology Department were second-year students Claudia Blair and Eric Thurston. Each student will work with an FSU faculty member on a project ofthe student's choice. A stipend to cover living expenses will be paid each student. Both students will travel to FSU in a few weeks to begin preparation for the project. Johnson WithdraYII Clouds Choice '68 Organizers of Choice '68 national college referendum are preparing a statement clarifying the listed ballot alternatives in the aftermath of President Johnson's withdrawal, American bombing policy changes and the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. Over three million of the ballots are alrea&y in the mail to the 1400 particip:ting schools, including New College. Voting here will be Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 6pm in the re center. The IDMcard ballots include three policy questions--on the military alternatives in South Vietnam, the bombing campaign in the north and "priority in govern ment sPending" in uroan ghettoes. The policy questions, because of current prospects for negotiation, will be less significant to the media reporting the results than the contest among Hubert Humphrey (a write-in), SenatorRobert Kennedy and Senator Eugene McCarthy. The late Dr. King is listed on the ballot as an Independent candidate for President and could receive a large tribute vote. The Choice 168 ballot lists the names of most politicians either declared c:mdidM:Ps orconc.civable nominees. Thus, the ballot lists both Fred Halstead candidate of the Socialist Party and New York City Mayor John'Lindsay. french Gives Talk Dr. John W. French, College Examiner and professor of psychology, is attending a meeting of the Psychometric Society in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, this week and will give an address to a symposium there. Dr. French is conducting research simultaneously under gra:tts from the College Entrance Examination Board and the U. S. Navy Office of Naval Research, and his talk, "The Use of Extension Variables to Check on Hypothesized Factors, 11 will cover aspects of his work. Choice 168 is sponsored by Time magazine, :ithough the publicatiOn does not exercise editorial control over the election. (Sample ballot, page 4) DIPLOMAT TO TALK An experienced U. s. figure in Latin American affairs is visiting the New College campus this week and will speak at a public meeting on campus tomorrow. Ben Stepha:tksy, former U.s. ambassadorto Bolivia, now a Ford Foundation official in the Caribbean, willspeak on current developments in Latin America and the Caribbean at Hamilton Center at 7:15pm. Stephansky arrived on campus Tuesday and has been meeting with students informally and in some classes. Once referred to as President Kennedy's "shirtsleeve amb:ssador, 11 Stephansky has been with the Foreign Service since 1956 and almost all of that time in inter-American affairs. Brought to this country as a child by h1s Russian parents, he won a labor scholarship to the University of Wisconsin, went on to eam his Ph. D. in economics, and then taught at Sarah Lawrence College and the University of Chicago. Entering government as a labor attaclle assigned to Mexico, he went on to become labor adviser to the Bure:u of Inter-American Affairsofthe Department of State, was named ambass:dor to Bolivia and before his present assignment was executive secretary to the u.s. -Puerto Rico Commission on the status of that commonwealth nation. He also is working on a project for Twentieth Century Fund in the Central American and Caribbean area.

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Pa e 2 Editorial SOME OBSERVATIONS While negotiations pertinent to the rental of Hamilton Center are proceeding under a greater shroud of secrecy than even the Joint Chiefs of Staff find necessary, several observations aboutthissituation andNew College intrammal political life in general occur to us. First, (although we've made this point before, it has apparently gone unheeded), the financial situation of New College, the operating costs of the dormitories, and the exact reason a move out of Hamilton Center for students is being contemplated, should be set before students. We do not feel such a disclosure, if made with the understanding it is a confidence, will jeapordize negotiations for the dorm rental. We cannot believe the parties involved do not at least know a lack of ftmds on the part of the college is the reason for the negotiations they are engaged in. Second, we find it difficult to believe what was revealed this week about the housing situation at New College for next year: that SO students may be without space in the dormitories. (See lead story, page one.) This seems to us to be the result of an incredible lack of planning. Smely it was known many, many months ago that there would be more students than dorm space. Why wasn't a supplementary housing plan begun then? If this lack of planning is in any way due to the "Instant Campus" negotiations, we think it is a further indication the entire business has been poorly thought-out. January 1 seems to us an excessively optimistic completion date for thenewbuildings--noNew College construction project was ever completed even close to the original deadline. Just how makeshift will the arrangements for those SO students be? Howlongwill they be able to stand them, and function satisfactorily in an academic capacity? Third, itsouldcertainly improve the generally poor state ofcampuscommWlications if faculty meetings were opened to students, at least to a limited degree. But to date no definite response has been made to our orign;al that this be done, at least as far as we know. That students have votins:!: membership on nmnerous faculty committees is indeed fort:Wlate for campus information and communication. That these same students cannot be present when motionstheyvotedonarepresentedtothe faculty as a whole is strange and inappropriate. Because ofNew College's size, the opportunity to create a genuine community of students, faculty and administration engaged in proje.;:ts and problems of mutual interest is matched. But, before this is done, students must be granted the right to kn9W. MW:u.al trust is, after all, the cornerstone of such a community. Letter The SuRE t40 PE IT WORkS Students to Repeat Successful Program New College students will again offer a seminar program for members of the adult commlmity this term. Due to the success of the previous program, the number of seminars offered has been increased to five. The enrollment of each seminar will b limited to 20. The seminars will meet in Hamilton Center for five consecutive Mondays beginning April 29. Coordinator of the program, called "Dialogs, is firstyear student John Thompson. Aseminarin "Psychology of Animal and Human Behavior" will be led by first-year studentDonHeth. e seminar w explore new developments in psychology, with emphasis on experimental analysis o:>f behavior under a variety of conditions. "The Flavor of Pure Mathematics," led by third-year student AllanJaworski, will survey some areas of modem pure mathematics, including a study of basic algebra, topology, set theory and the phi-oso V o mathematics. High school algebra and geometry viill be required background for seminar participants. Rebuttal of Ra mpolla Review Thlrd-yearstudentJill Chamberlain will offer a seminar on the subject of "Theatre: Sacred and Profane. Form and function of the theatre will be examined through the reading of Euripide's The Bacchae, John Ford's Tis Pity She1s a Samuel BecJt/ New College/Post Office Box 1898/Saraso ta, Florida 33578. Telephone 355-5406. Editor ... ..... Laurie PaulJon AJa. Editor .... Marga.ret Sedensky Advertising ......... George Kane Circulation ........ Richard de Kooter Photography ........... Miguel Tapia Staff: Kit Arbuckle, Mary Blakeley, Jean Crah
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Apri118, 1968 The Catalyst Page 3 r I I A Moder n Passion By GUNGA DIN, PSEUDONYMN By Paul Adomites This E:ster brought the resurrection of Archsaint Michael, the Lord of the Castle, after His apparent death and entombment in Mississippi. An addendum to the Dead Sea Scrolls, viz. the S :rasota Bay Scroll, brings to light the tremendous import behind this blessed event. BS, 8G, AND 88 The concert at Robats Sports Arena last Saturd< night featured the Beach Boys (you remember them), along with the B ufi a 1 o Springfield and Bobby G_oldsboro. The Springfield started 1t all off, and played for fifteen then Mr. Goldsboro sang for thirteen. After a fifteen minute intermission, the Beach Boys wound up the show with 45 minutes of their brand of entertainment. The Springfield, certainly one of the best of the new rock groups, were just getting warmed up when Adomites their time was over. I imagine the crowd m Tampa heard a good deal more and a lot better music from the Springfield. They played a total of four songs. "Bluebird, from their second album, was an exciting exercise in feedback guitar work and was six minutes long. But that, the Springfield weren't as stimul
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Pag e 4 Haitian Begins Seminar Monday A two-day seminaon H aitian history, culture and politics will be offered New College students Monday and Tuesday by an expert on the subject, Dr. Remy Bastien. Dr. Bastien, an archeologist and a native of Haiti, is Chief of Studies of the P;n American Union lnteramerican Housing and Plan ning Center in Bogot a Colombia. He has taught :t the university level in Mexico, Haiti, Puerto Rico and Colombia and is the author of nwnerous studies o f Haitian culture. The seminar, open to all interested students, will consist of four session, two morning and two afternoon. Times for the sessions have not yet been Topics to be conisdered in the seminar include: history, the land and its resources, an outline of n ational psychology, folklore and politics, the econ0my of Haiti, the future of Haiti. Further information on the seminar can be obtained from Dean of Students Jack Rains. Students interested in attending should call the Social S c ience Di vision, extension 341. DIPPER DAN 9ce Bz.eam 8BOPPS and DIPPER DAN ICE CREAM HAS SOUL Barry Art Supplies,Inc EVERYTHIN G F O R TH E ARTIST c:::c ===========:::::xac>9554 159 114 N.orth Ora n ge A v e Sarasota ,fla. FREE ANCHOR -HOCKING CRYSTAL w ith 8 Gallons or Fill Up at TRAIL PLAZA TEXACO U S 4 1 6 Myrtle Abby Misemer s ays: "I don't know much about pool but I know what I like. A pai d advertisement by Kue & Karom Billiards SARASOTA Flower Shop Melle It D llcbit-IIOf-t' Ileal analysis.) 2nd 3rd Fre d H als t ead (Soc. Worke r ) Mar k 0 Hatfield ( R ep) l y ndon B Johnson ( O em) Robert F Kenn e dy ( O em) Martn l. King (lnd) J ohn V. l ndsay (Rep) E ugene J M cCarthy (Dem) R icha r d M Nixon (Rep) C harles H. Per cy (Rep) R onald W. Rea':;an (Rep) Nelson A. Rockcfer (Rep) H ar old E. Stassen (Rep) G eorge C. Wallace (Ame r lnd (Other) ,....., c L: .......-Cj What course of military action &hould the U S p ursue in Vietnam: (Choose one only.) Immediate wthdrawal of U.S. force s r educton of U.ftllry activty Mamta1n current !eve! miltary actvty Increase level of U.S. mltary ach"tY "AI out" l' S. mil Hort :...J ,.-.. .......... ..--....J What c ourse o f &hod&! Ule U S pursue in regards to the bombing of No Viet,......, (Choose one on!,.) P e r m anent cessalion of bomb1ng T emporary suspcnson of bombng M antam current level of oomonn Intensify bomb no U se of nuclea r weapons In conf ronting the "urban crisis" whoc:h 5hould r e c eive h ighes t priori t y i n gove r n m ent s p ending: (Ch" cone only.) Ed uc a ton .-..., Ho u s m g In c ome s u bs i dy Job training and employment opportun i t ies R iot control and str i c t e r law enforcement c Just What You've Always Wanted ... Bound Volumes of The Catalyst Volume 3 Now Available P!.ACE VOLUME 4 ORDERS NOW only $10 $6 with your own Catalysts You're bound to like this offer. DO IT at SURF COIN LAUNDRY


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