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Volume IV, Number 29 Published by Students of New College, Sarasota, Florida Bulk Rate I u. s. Postage f 3, 6 Paid Permit No. 33 Sarasota, FL April 25, 1968 Ford Found a tion Grants C $600,000; Continued Operation of College Assured Announcement At Town Meeting A grant of $600, 000 has been made to New College by the Ford Foundation, Board of Trustees Chairman Dallas Dort announced to students, faculty and staff members at an all-campus meeting Tuesday night. Dort said the grant, the largest ever received by the college from an out-of-state source, is intended to pay operating expenses, and cannot be used for buildings or equipment. The college was given "a cold appraisal" by the Foundation, Dort said. He stated the grant for operating expenses was contrary to the Fotm.dation's policy, since money is usually allocated for specific projects. The grant was made, Dort told the college commtm.ity, after the Fotm.dation received "reasonable assurance" that the college could continue financially, an.! would bring the operating budget into a better balance in the next fr.-w years. Dort said there hai been some feeling at the last board of trustees meeting, when the grant was discussed, that the money might bt:st be used to liquidate the college. It was finally decided. he said. that every effort woula be made to the in exlStence At th<' ume, Dort announced a "letter of has been signeo with Conference Service Corpor.1tion (CSC) of New York for the operation of the East Campus as a continuing education center. Dort said the bringing of top executives to the area would help the college financially, and stated the Hamilton Center complex was not designed to be an undergraduate c

2 Editorial THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE Thanks to the Ford Foundation, New College's immediate future seems assured. The benefits to the college community of this assurance should not be underestimated. It is difficult to carry as -a g,axt of an _institution in imminent dauger of dissolvmg. W think in fact that this possibility is a for e eral'Iow of student involvement m the affall'S ?f a gen 11 eluding student govemment and other actl-the co ege, m vities. Thanks to the Ford Foundation,_ as well as the indi vidwU.s whose contributions pr<>Vlded the $1,30?,000 t the college students can devote theu energ1es to ttho opera et with less' c oocem about a precarious future. e presen, But we hope the future isn1t ignored entirely. is nt and dangerous It's dangerous because 1t s an inconven1e f di A lot of easy time to sacrifice principles or expe ency. thin can be ,JUStified in the name of economy. Some of th gs shouldn't be because the institution will then be em .. changed too ml.llth to be woxth contmumg. It's the responsibility of everyone to staxt for th things done in the name of economy that will destroy N= College by gradual erosion. It's a concem for the present. Changes Seen In U.S. Policy Ben H. Stephansky, economist and forn>er ambassador to Bolivia, told an audience of 150 students, faculty and staff Friday that the United States policy toward Latin A merica in the past decade has changed from relative neglect to a "diplomacy of development." "Today the principle th:t large amoUDts of capita resources must be injected into this hemisphere, both through govemments and intemational agencies IADB and the World Bank, is by and large accepted, he said. "What 1 am le sure about is Latin Amer c 's own readiness for adequate change!' "With all the institution-building that we've done in South America, I don't know that I can identify a single country, with the exception of Venezuela, that has acquired economic stability re-something about a lot of very bright people using their minds and growing into responsible and productive selves. I saw a whole educational process that seemed to be working, and tried to understand just why that was true. Then, a week after I left, I read your misinformed and misspelled expressing doubt about Life's real interest in New College, and explaining that we (Vernon Merritt and I) were only really interested in the social aspects of the college (rather than the academic). In -':1 '_ /' = /"' i --....: '//// Member Associated Collegiate Press Volume IV, Nwnber 29 April 25, 1968 Published weekly 36 times per year by students at New College. Subscriptions: $5 per year, or 15 per copy. Address sub .crlption ol'den, change of address notices, and ..,deliverable copies to. The Catalyst/ New College/"Office Box 1898/Saraso-a, Florida 33578. Telephone 355-5406. Editor ................ Laurie Paulson Asst. Editor .......... Margaret 5edensky Advertising .......... George Kane Circulation ........... Rich:ud de Kotter ............ Miguel Tapia Sta1l: Kit Arouckle, Mary Blakely, Je:m Graham, Kathy Craves, Carola Heitmann, Tom Manteuffel, Abby Misemer, William Patterxm, Barbara Siebrowska, Ro bert Swartz, Edna Walker, Cheryl White other words, your newspaper, by implication, is accusing us of de ceit and malpractice. In effect, we have been publicly slandered. Even if these things were true, I would still wonder how the Catalyst could reach such conclusions without ever having even talked to me. Did your reporter trail me during my entire stay? Or did he interview every student I spoke with for a quick rundown of my questioning procedures? The first rule of journalism, gentlemen, is to be accurate. And the second rule is to keep opinion on the editorial page. To set the record straight, we did not come toN ew College to do a sex-on-thecampus story. There would be better places to go. We did come there to get a total picture--and that included questions and photographs relating to social activities as well as academic ones, questions and photographs relating to social activities as well as academic ones, questions about personal histories and philosophical attitudes, discussions with teachers, a d m is s i on s people and students (what do your "student leaders" know that ordinary students don1t? ), and atotalofmaybetwo hours with your President rather than the "few minutes you describe. I still feel that New College is a pretty great place. And as far as 1 can tell, there's nothing there to hide from anybody or to get paranoid about-except, perhaps, occasional superamateurism in your newspaper. Sincerely, (signed) Richard Busch A reply to Richard Busch's letter was mailed this week. It is reprinted below. Dear Mr. Busch: Since you have termed The Catalyst's story of your and Vernon Mer ritt1s visit toNew College "misin formed," letme begin by explaining how the inform:tion for that story was obtained. Persons acting on my behalf did, indeed, question you directly, although the major part of our inquiry was directed at those persons you interviewed in the course of your stay here. This, I think, was highly appropriate, since we were interested in ascertaining what kind of story Life might write about New College;and this was likely to be as accurately reflected in the kind of questions you asked as in what you stated your intentions were. Mr. Busch, you certainly weren1 t slandered, asyouimply in the second paragraph of your letter. The Catalyst story (April 4) regarding your visit merely stated the information you were interested in "seemed to involve the social rather than the academic aspects of the college. This conclusion was based not on persona opinion, as you state, but on the weight of the evidence as we saw it. Obviously, we have not accused you of "deceil!1 or "malpractice .11 There is nothing particularly deceitful or unetbical about writing a news story about: the social aspects of an institution. It is one of the many avenues tnat might be followed in such a story. If your criticism of The Catalyst's reporting is the result of its indirectness, I would say that criticism is somewh:t inappropriate, considering your own procedures while on campus. Your own method of gathering information was pred.seiy the same. You did not seek out students who acted, but relied for your information on those who merely reacted. You did not, I believe, take sufficient initiative in seeking out representative students, faculty members and administrative personnel. Your question "what do your 'student leaders know th

April 25, 1968 { I I f By J. R, Taylor GETZ WITHOUT BOSSA Sincehisretum from Denmark in 1961, Stan Getz' recordings have fallen into two categories-bossa nova and saxophone-with-strings. Uke most vices, there is nothing wrong with bossa nova in moderation; but a long succession of Latinoriented albums can and does bring cries of "sellout" from the evervigilant jazz press-especially if the albwns are as commercially successful as Getz's have been. By contrast, Getz's albums with strings have increased his critical reputation considerably, and curiously so, since string albums are usually regarded as the most commercial and least rewarding thing a musician c:n do. But Getz, in the company of composer-arrangerslike Eddie Sauter and Alec Wilder, has produced several of the most rewarding and original effort:s in the genre. (The best of these is Jocf on Verve V-8412.) one eless, Stan has been long overdue for an album unfettered by arrangers or excessive commercial considerations. Sweet Rain (Verve V6-8693) is such an album; and, predictably, it contains some of hisbestworkin years. Not so predictably, Getz seems to have at least part:ly overcome some of the weaknesses apparent in his past work. One of the flaws I have noticed in Getz1 recordings is a certain over-sensitivity. By this I me an that he seems unable to surmount the obstacles presented by uninspired surroundings and mediocre sidemen. I don 1t know whether he still has this problem; the excellence of his accompanists (pianist Chick Correa, bassist Ron Cart:cr, and drummer Grady Tate) on Sweel Rain gave me no chance to find OUt:""" Correa is a good pianist and an especially sensitive accompanist. From the standpoint of originality, he isn't much--his chord voicings, his mythmic phrasing, even his clean touch are strikingly reminiscent of Bill Evans. Correa is a relative newcomer, and I suspect he will eventually develop a more personal style; and, in the meantime, Evans is not such a bad person to sound exactly like. Correa's strong Evans leanings have a definite effect on Cart:er, whose lyrical, double-stopped lines resemble the work of one of Evans' bassists-such as Scott le Faro or Chuck Israels. I don't find this way of playing as exciting as Car ter1s normal, more propulsive style, but I must admit that what he does here fits Correa better. Grady Tate's playing on this album came as a pleas;nt surprise to me. I had previously heard him only in his capacity as a restrained "studio drummer." Here he plays a LiH/e 8ik& Info Your Life From NORTHSIDE BfKES 1130 27tft StrHt almost flamboyantly, with occassional successful ventures into "free" time. His brief, crisp, complex solos on Con Alma are highlights of the album and his Latin rhythms on 0 Grande Amor are hypnotic but never repetitious. Getz's own solos are considerably different from his work of just a few years ago. In the past Getz has shown an unfortunate ten'dency toward m.ere pleasantry, coasting along onh1s beautiful tone and superb melodic sense at the expense of rhythmic vigor or emotional involvement. He has improved greatly in both of these areas es rhythmically. It is ; real pleasure to hear him tugging and worrying at a motive, as he does in ':'findows; and his sharply per cussive re-entry on 0 Grande Amor is as uncharacterist1c as it is suc cessful. Getz seems to be more emotionally communicative too witness his coda on Con as well as the breathtakingly pure high note near the end of his solo on Lith a. His ballad work is less bathetic than in the past; he displays real conviction on the title track while stirring up attractive in the lower register. This is not to suggest that Getz has achieved perfection. Getz has his cliches; there is one trill that surfaces in Amor, Alma and Windows. Also, the tempo' outruns his ideas in some of the fast sections of Litha; he has a self-confessed averslciil to up-tempo selections. But these are minor flaws in an intelligently programmed is theonlybossa, Sweet Rain eonlyballad), long overdue album by a major talent. Film In Product ion Production of a motion picture of New College by members of the cinematograph}(.. class is cwrently tmderway. Otto Walter, one of Florida's top free -1 an c e photographers, will oversee the camera crew. Projected completion date is June 1. fhe production crew for the film includes writers, cameramen, a script girl, and make-up te:hni cian. The film's preliminary screen treatment is being authored by second-year student Ivan Saxby. Fonner wr1ter-producer Jonathan Slott, New College Director of Capital Campaigns, is supervising the production. BAY VIEW Cleaners and Laundry Complete and Dry Cleaning Drive-In Store: 1530 Tst Sf. 955-0937 COKE TURNS YOU ON NOT OUT SARASOTA ............... . '"' .... Bottling Company The Catalyst Page 3 Housing Study of Shortage Co-Op Produces Dorms By MAC GREENE Because of the housing shortage at New College beginning next September, a committee of students organized by the student Aca Committee has been study mg co-operative dormitories, hoping to have one organized by the end of the term. If this is established, it will provide another altemative to living in the present dormitories or dispersing about the community in rented rooms and apartments. It is currently estimated that at least thirty students will be able to move off campus next yea-. With reference to this' figure the co-op will probably have between 10 and 20 members, although another one could be organized if there is interest. Other schools where co-operative residences have been established are Oberlin, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University in Detroit. The Oberlin co-op organization was started in the late 1940's and has continually expanded; it is now a major part of the housing progr:n1 with co-ops of SO to 120 students. The situation at largely parallel, but at Wayne State there is only one co-op, which staltd last Septem ber, of about ten people. The most obvious, and, to many people, the most r the 1968-1969 academic year with the World Campus Afloat program. ITINERARIES Fall 1968: Dep. New York Oct. 10 for Dublin, London, Copenhagen, Rotterdam, Lisbon, Rome, Athens, Haifa, Catania, Barcelona, Las Palmas, Freetown, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Ahes, Montevideo, Punta Arenas, Santiago, Lima, Acapulco, arriving Los Angeles Jan. 29. Spring 1969: Dep. Lo Angeles Feb. 3 for Honolulu, Tokyo, Kobe, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bombay, Mombasa, Durban, Cape Town, Dakar, Casablanca, Cadiz, Lisbon, arriving New York May 27. 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Haitian expert Dr. Remy Bastien conducts a seminar on the politics and histocy of Haiti for interested New College students. The seminar was held Monday and Tuesday. Brooks Wins Essay Prize College Subject Of Case Study First-year student Betsy Brook.. was the winner of a $10 prize offered by local resident John Cornell for the best essay on the social sigJJ.ificance of the motion picture "The Graduate." Comell, a retired editor and author, said he had received anumber of responses to his offer of the prize for the Ellie's & S.tationery. Inc. Complete Office Supplies 1350 Main.St. 955-Stl 5 New College has been chosen as the subject of a case study to be developed for the American Colm cil on Education's "Study of New Institutions. Dr. Sidney ]. French, Dean of Academic Affairs, Emeritus of the University of South Florida, will conduct the study for ACE's Randall M. Whaley, who is coordinatingthe entire examination of new institutions. Dr. French will be on the campus for three days beginning today, meeting with many of the faculty, staff and trustees of the college. His report will deal with the originofthe institution, with the implementation of the folmding, how the original plan was carried out, and the prospects for the future. One of the purposes of the study for the ACE is to provide for its members and for groups that may be considering folmding a college some guidelines of an institution that already has traveled the route. Students Invited By New College students have invited to attend the observance of "Christian Higher Education Slmday" at the First Congregational Church this week. New College and Manity of Chicago in 1951, is the aithor of sev eral articles on labor and econo mics. He is a member of the Economic History Association, the Industrial Research Association and the American Economic Associa tion. Congregationalists service, and minister Rev. John Thompson will present a sermon entitled "What Does Life Add Up To?" Transportation will be available at Hamilton Center at 10:30 am for students wishing to attend. Look ahead, plan ahead for a career where the action is-right here in dynamic Space-Age Florida. R. RENNE WASHES HIS BLUE BEETLE AT SURF COIN LAUNDRY FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT CO. HELPING BUILD FlORIDA ************************** OUTCAST If you and your boss art> mutual irritants, in America you'r<' frte to find a mon mw. \\\ have thousands of non-govt'rnment employers. But when all industrv is nationalized, there's just mw l.'mplc;yer. inevitably, Big Brotlwr assigns you to a job, a location, l'ven to housing. And if you don't like it, then's no place to go SARASOTA Flower Shop ..... It llebit ecc.U.. 1219 1st Sm.t tSS-4217 for the latest in men's and women's dress andr:asual shoes t42S MAIN STREET 958-1213 CORTEZ PLAZA 746-5977 GATE PLAZA 955-!5440 Budget (Continued from page 1) Other budgets considered but not thought like! y to be adopted inclu ded ones which would accelerate enrollment by 150 students per year to 900; borrow flmds to meet deficits; and raise the student-faculty ratio to 15 to 1. Figures and statements in the box below from Love j o y 1 s College Guide, 1965, and college bulletins compare the student-faculty ratios at other colleges. Only 300-yearold St. John's College, Maryland, with a ratio of 7 to 1 and a student body of 310, duplicated New College's present happy status. Ober lin' s student-faculty ratio was 13 to 1, with 2,455 students. Shimer's, with 325 students, was 14 to 1. Statements and statistics on class size and student-faculty raio at other colleges with comparable emphasis on liberal arts and independent study: Bard College, New York, 500 stu dents Student-fa:ulty ratio 10 to 1 "The seminars will continue to be the predominant Bard educa tional experience, and during four years at Bard, a student can expecttocbover 75% of his work in seminars. Reed College, Oregon, 725 stu dents Student-faculty ratio 9 to 1 "Much teaching at Reed is con ducted in small conferences of ten to fifteen students. However, in many courses, particularly in thefirsttwoyears, the method of instruction is supple mented by lectures ... 11 Sarah Lawrence College, New York, 535 students Ratio 7 to 1 "Classes are in general of two kinds. Each sophomore and ju nior is required to choose one a mong a number of courses, sented as lectur'!s with group or individual conferences, in which enrollment is limited to fifty stu dents. All other cla;ses axe limited to fifteen students and are usually conducted as discussion Antioch College, Ohio, 1680 students Ratio 9 to 1 "Thus we aim to have no more than 10% of classes with 60 or more students enrolled, 25% of classes with 10 to 25 students and the majority with 25 to 60 stu dents." UNITARIAN CHURCH 3975 Fruitville Rood .. Y service: 10:30 a.m SERMON TOPIC: ''A U'IHORITY FOR A NEW FAITH'' Nursery and Church School 10:30 a.m. WLA Dance Next A dinner dance sponsored by the Women's Library Associ

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