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Catalyst
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Dean's Job May be Revamped; r-----_ 8tJtl( tJ, S. POSTAGe: PAro P1!1fMIT N0.33 IAft.a.soTA..f"t.A. p Rule Could Go February 1 1968 Eight Are Suspended For Non Payment of Fee Eight students received notices last week from college Business Manager Charles C. Harra because of =paid bills, they were suspended from college as of yesterday. The suspension of four of the students ha; since been rescinded, however, because of arrangements made with Harra. Suspended were first-year students Richa'd Foster, Stuart Eastman, H, doing away with required papers and exams. ---The setting up of a central of-(Continued on page 3, column 4) Sociologist and author Dr. David Riesman gave the keynote speech at the Ail-College Conference last weekend on the subject "Education for What?"

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Page 2 Editorial N 0 C 0 N F I DEN C E Confidence in the present holder of the office of Dean of Students, it seems to us, is at an incredibly low point. The results of a poll taken for an article in this week's edition of The Catalyst indicate less than 20 % of New College students randomly chosen felt Dr. George Petrie has done a "goodjob" as dean. Evenforsomeone holding an inherently unpopular office, this seems a frighteningly low figure. The effects of a lack of confidence in the holder of an important office like Dean of Students should not be underestimated. The Dean of Students must work closely with the student body--this is perfectly obvious. He must have an understanding of, and sympathy with, the problems of the students, and students, in turn, should have a certain respect and trust for the dean, if anything constructive is to be accomplished at all. A lack of trust and lmderstanding, on both sides, can only leadtotheinabilityofboth sides to communicate with each otiler. And a lack of communication leads to misunderstanding and the faulty judgment of situations. We feel the students have made an admirable effort both to understand and communicate with the present holder of the office of Dean of Students. And we feel their efforts have been continually frustrated. Communication, after all, requires two willing parties. The Catalyst interviewed Dean Petrie early in his career as dean. At that time, he stated, "This is not the sort of thing I'm most anxious to do, referring to the job of Dean. And so, pemaps, it may be assumed that neither Petrie's interests nor his real ability have suited him for the job. And, indeed, his performance has been disappointing at the very least. For these we hope the dean will decide to return :o the areas of his true interest and competence, and not in a job he is apparently unsuited for. We believe Petrie is a sincere and dedicated man, but we also believe he is m iscast as Dean of Students. We further h ope that Dr. J ohn E lmendorf's possible rearrangement and revision of the dean's office comes about. The dean as an authority figure, a disciplinarian, seems un suited t o the New College environment. And, of c ourse, we hope h e will decide to abolish the intervisitation This would h ave possibly the greatest p ositiv e effect possi ble in the effort to improve student-a d ministration confi d&DC # \ T N \ Wll TNI ONI.Y wAY LrFT T O W I TM ,.MI S TUDINT S.' February 1, 1968 Riesman Gives Keynote At College Conference Urging students to "link ideas of the past with problems of the future, 11 David Riesman began the All-College Conference last Friday in Hamilton Center. Citing as one of the purposes of undergradua t e educa t i o n the o p pottunityto"casethe joint of a cademic caree Rie c d for a "freewheeling intellectuality" to pervade the campus. He criticized the lack of any kind of "intensive field work" in the Social Sciences at New College, and talked of thP pressures that can ''with the absence of a buffer year" for college students. Riesman observed that in college studentsshouldlearn to "Play from weaknesses as well as from strengths, g e t along with all kinds o f people, and b l uf f Mastering bluff," RiesmaJ;l declared, "is a very useful art, tmevenly divided among the sexes. Careers in the mass media, in writing or painting, as electricians or st.ge hands or politicians, are open to students without degrees, Riesman pointed out. Speaking on the lack of both inter and intra-departmental communications on campus, Riesman suggested that "workShops" be set upforthe different departments on c ampus. The "science lab hang out" w as given as an e xample o f an already-e 1st1ng t:ype of workshop where a real esprit de corps exists. Non-degree adUlt students were also highly recommended by Ries-(Continued on page 3, column 1) We do not entirely share the skepticism of some student leaders overElmendorf'scomments. And we believe in the ability of students to take over a far share of disciplinary responsibility. But we, as well, are waiting to be shown just how serious the president is about these contemplated changes. Stormy Tenure of Petrie As Dean Evaluated From Student Viewpoint By STEVE ORLOFSKY Dr. George Petrie has now been the Dean of Students for a rather s t or m y five months. Beginning with the Privilege state mcnt made by Petrie during orientation week, there has been little let-up in a series of controversies which hare taken their latest form in the single room question. Petries's tenure as De an of Stu ilPnts cannot be caled a successful Orlofsky one. He rescinded his Parie tal Privilege edict after it was pointed out to him that it was illconsidered and th;t it might caus e mass defiance among returning second-and third-year students. Next, Petrie chose to place secondyear student Jon Shaughnessy on social probation for certain indiscretions of the Sarasota Committee to Stop the War, which action he rescinded the next day when a group of students convinced him that his decision was ill-considered and that Shaughnessy was in no violation of any college rule. Two incidents in December further pointed to Petrie'slack of success (or lack of judgment). Because of what turned out to be an tmfor tunate misunderstmding, firstyear student Carola Heitmann was called into Petrie's office about her description of Director of Develop ment Raph Henry. Heitmann brought another student as witness and a tape recorder so that 1>he might equally confront her accusers. Petrie arbitrarily banned both as might a public high school principal who is afraid that he might look less than good. The other incident can best be described as ludicrous. First-year student Richard Foster was expelled by Petrie for not turning in a health form. When the heath form was received Petrie rescinded his decision, saying that the supposed letter of expulsion contained only a warning. Petrie also indicated that the withdrawal form contained in the letter was standard procedure for all such warnings. During this january the Dean of Students' office announced that single rooms could be obtained by paying an extra $200 per term. When the SEC rea::ted by passing a motion making such an action by a student a violation of the student code, Petrie one e again backed down, rationalizing his move by saying that these plans had only been discussed and that nothing more had been done. The final incident of note in Petrie's tenure as Dea1 of Students is the suspension of eight students for not meeting their financial obligations to the college. This, too, becomes something of a joke when it is noted that the students were bureaucratically notified of their suspension by a notice sent through the intra-campus mail rather than being personally notified by Petrie himself or by College Controller Charles Harra. As of now four students hare been reinstated after their suspension. In light of these difficulties, The Cked to rate the performance of Petrie as Dean of Students on a "good, fair, or poor" scale, two students rated him good, 12 rated him fair, and 20 students rated him poor. Of the students questioned in The C:talyst poll many students indicated that they liked Petrie as a person, butthat alone did not make agooddean. One student said that Petrie was well meaning, though not competent nonetheless. But the students interviewed also pointed out that Petrie'stendencyto as sume a paternal, omniscient attitude was offending. A number of students said that the statements issued by the Dean of Students' office could be taken as not having meaning, as Petrie had retreated many times before on issues and why not this time. What seemed SUPPLEMENT NEXT WEEK The Literary Supplement of The C:talyst will appear with the next issue of The Catalyst. Deadline for all written material for the supplement will be Saturday, with a Tuesday deadline for drawings and photographs. Contributions for the supplement should be given to editor William Hedrington. It is suggested that anonym on<; pieces be signed with a pseudonym. The Literary Supplement will not be senttoregularsubscribersof The C:talyst unless they specifically request it. to irk most students was that they felt that Petrie tended to shoot first and ask questions later; that is, that he acted without considering all sides of the issue. What all of the above seems to mean is that the New College student body has little faith in the abilities of George Petrie as Dean of Students, although they don't dislike him as a person. An overwhelming majority of the students feel that a more competent re -placement should be found, perhaps someone who is able to bridge the generation gap that has created the wide chasm between Petrie and the students. Member Associated Collegiale Press Volume IV, Number 18 February 1, 1968 Published weekly 36 times per year by stu dents at New College. Subscriptions: $5 per year, or 15 per copy. Address subscription ordea, change of address notices, and undelivel'llble copies to: The Catalyst/ New College/Post Office Box 1898/Sarasota, Florida 33578. Telephone 355-5406. Edit o r Laurie Paulson Managing Editor Steve Orlofsky Advertising .. Ge01ge Kane Circulation ... Katie Smith Photography,,,., Miguel Tapia Staff: Kit Albuckle, Forrest Beyers, Mary Blakeley, Margaret Bryan, Richard de Koster, Jean Graham, Carola Heitmann, Jon Lundell, Abby Misemer, Stephen Olson, Mary lou Phillips. Mar garet Sedensky, Beverly Shoemaker, Edna Walker, Cheryl White, Gary Wil liams

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FebruJ.ry 1 1968 The Catalyst Act1on Delayed On Bill of Rights The Student Executive Commit-meeting was the question of who tee delayed action last on a could serve as an interpretive body "Bill of Rights for Students. In diSCWiSion The Bill, a twelve-page lt was generally agreed that the ent defines a student's nghts Cotmcil would b e able to :Cspect to the institU:ion, and mterpret and enforce the bill for is not an amendment to the SEC the New College community. constitution. The decisions of the College A decision on the b1ll was delayed, Cotmcll would ultimately come as SEC members recommended ce_runder the authority of the Board of tain sections and phrases _of the Trustees. be rewritten. SEC chamnan Ted of Rights Shoemaker will present the_ rewordst_udent privi:k?ges in joining bill at the next SEC meetmg. organrzatlon, m confidences to A central issue at last night's faculty members, in privacy and room searches. and in in Five Students May be Wilsons The names of five New College Gary Williams, Sharon students have been forwarded to an esman and David Allen. the National Committee of the d A total of 19 College stu-Woodrow Wilson Foundation, vir-ents were nommated by faculty tually assuring them of selection for the Wilson fellow-as Wilson fellowship designates. ships, .Flve New College students The students whose names were won Wilson awards last year. forwarded are: Bob Bauldtman, H:rry Felder, Deane Root, Larry Alexander, and Allan Jaworski. I! the students are selected as designates, they will receive fellowsbipflDldsifthey are not awarded 3 National Science Foundation Fellowship or money from individ ua l graquate schools. The Wilson Fellowship awards a full year's tuition and fees at any tmiversity and an additional sti-pend of $2, 000. In addition, four students wilL receive honorable mention from the Foundation. They are Cheryl Riesman (Continued from page 2 ) man, aswastheideathat "we want to preserve college as a time to do now wb:t it will be impossible to do later. 11 According to Riesman, New College should continue to increase the size of itsstudent body, "the opti mum size depending on the types of studentS aCCepted, II In aJSWer to a student's question that involved the idea of the ti that involved the idea of the title of the speech "Ed uc at ion for What?'', Riesm:n declared, 111 would never say that education is a preparation for life; it is life. 11 Prd a L i H/e B i k e I n f o Your L ile From NORTHSJDE 1130 27th S treet TIM E The longest word in the language? By letter count, the longest word may be pneumonoultra a r a r e lung dise ase. You won't fin d i t i n W eb st e r's N e w World Dict i ona r y, Coll ege Edi t io n But you will find more usefu l i nfor mation about words than i n a n y other de k dictionary. Take the word time. In addi tion to its derivation and an illustration showing U S time zones you'll find 48 clear def initions of the different mean ings of time and 27 idiomatic uses, such as time of one's life. In um, everything you want t o know about time. This dictionary is approved and used by more than 1000 colleges and universities. Isn't it time you owned one? Only $5.95 for 1760 pages; $ 6 .95 thumb-indexed. At Your Bookstore THE WORLD PUBLISHING CO. Cleveland and New York disciplinary procedures. If passed by the SEC the Bill of Rights will then go to 'the College Council to be sent to several other voting committees. The issue will come back to the Cotmcil and if approved, to the Board of for final action. SEC (Continued from pagel) recommendation to the faculty that apetition signed by 2/3 of the student body be presented at 3 faculty meeting as a motion from the floor. Any such motion would require a second from a faculty m em b e r. The recommendation must be approved by the faculty before becoming effective. A position on an open room policy was also taken by the SEC. It wa; recommended that, rather than charge any student $200 extra rent for a room, the cost of maintaining all of the dormitories be computed and be divided by the number of students on campus. The motion passed S-2, with third-y e a r representative Gary Willi:ms and second-year representative Ken Peffers opposed. All single rooms would be "host singles. 11 Students occupying single rooms must agree to host a New College guest with little prior notice of arrival. Ski Buffs do i t Inglish leather For men who want to be where the action is. Very schussy. Very mas culine ALL PURPOSE LOTION $2.50, $4.00. $6.50. From the complete array of ENGLISH LEATHER men's toiletr i es. Page 3 Aronoff Elected To SUN Board Second-yearstudent Don Aronoff wa; elected to the Board of Directors of Sarascta United Need (SUN), the local anti-poverty program. Aronoff, director of New College's Newtown tutoring program, will join 24 other local citizens, public officials and representatives of poverty areas on the board. SUN, partially funded by the Office of Economic Opportunity of the federal government, bas the Newtown Multi-Service center and the Mobile Health Clinic among its The Board is the governing body of SUN programs. Aronoff Conference (Continued from page 1) fice to coordinate all off-campus opportunities. ---The recommendation that leaves of absence be granted automatically to students in good st:nding. ---The recommendation that the Social Science progr:m should in -elude "community action." ---The evaluation of professors, members of the administration, and prospective professors by students. ---Free room and board for faculty residents, and free meals in the dining room for faculty members, to increase student-faculty communication. ---The establishment of a "Co ordinator of Educational Development and Academic Ombudsman. 11 ---The opening of faculty meet ings to-.Stlldents ---The recommendation that a petition with sign atures of twothirds o f the student body would require a matter t o b e brough t up for vote at a fa::ulty meeting. ---The recommendation that the college should economize by spending less money for facilities. 3428 No Trail 355-3446 FIN E DOMESTIC AND ---The recommendation that a non-degree program not be set up at New College. 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Page 4 The Catalyst February 1, 196 Series of Seminars Taught by Students DIPPER DIN -w= and UNITARIAN CHURCH 3975 Fruitville Rood Sunday service: 10:30 a.m Three New College students will lead 11 Dialogues in the Humanities!' discussion groups directed to the adult commtmity. The three semin:rs will be led by third-year students Lee Wallingford, literature, John Peters, philosophy and Dale Hickam, religion. The leaders were chosen by f aculty members. Program coordinator and thirdyear student Jerry N eugarten said the purpose of the seminars is to enable students to involve themselves in the commtmity. The will meet each week forfive weeks beginning Feb ruaxy 12. Costs will be a registration fee of $3 plus the cost of textbooks for ea::h class. Registration for ea::h class is limited to 20. According to Neugarten, the student leaders will attempt to cover some of the most interesting ideas in e:ch field, rather than trying to survey the entire field m the time allowed. W allingford will lead the litera-ture group in discussions on Henry James, Joseph Conrad, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Aldous Huxley to explore "What happens when innocence encotmters experience?" Her senior thesis is on one of Faullmer's novels, and she hopes to do graduate work in literature. The philosophy seminar, led by Peters, will discuss the themes of perception, appearance and reality, truth and falsehood, and intuitive and scientific knowledge, as well as the more general problem of the value of philosophy. Peters, the son of a Notre D ame Law School hopes to do graduate work at Yale. He won a prize for a paper presented at the Florida Philo sophical Association. Hickam says, "We need to know what religion is before we can use it to best advantage. He will lead the seminar in investigation of writings of sociologist Peter Berger and philosopher Al-bert Camw:. Hickam is a sociology major and plans to enter a theological seminary after graduation. SIXTY FLAVORS1 NO WAITING Accoramg to Neugaten, forma tion of the courses was suggested by Dr. Victor L. Butterfield, presi-dent of Wesleyan University and a trustee of New College. After his :ppomtment as head of the Student Public Relations and Development Committee, Neugarten appeared before a meeting of the Board of Trustees to discuss student hopes in the are a of community relations. Butterfield KEEP CLEAN gested that student-taught courses SURF COIN LAUNDRY in other tmiversity and college .............. commtmities had been successful in providing an educational stimu-lus and in helping improve com-munity-college relations. Everything Photographic Repairing Rentals Trades Tape Recorders end TR Supplies Fast One-day Kodacolor and B&W finishing SERMON TOPIC: "WHIOI GOD IS DEAD?" Nursery and Church School 10:30 a.m. 1525 State Street Order Your New College Ring NOW Turnau Opera gratefully acknowledges the assistance of those New College students, faculty and administration who did so much to make the opera season at the Asolo Theatre a success. and always friendly, intelligent service NORTON'S CAMERA CEN11R at THE CAMPUS BOOK SHOP think small. t hi n k friendly. tili n k service. t hin k trail national ban k membt>r FDIC Sarasota's Oldest and Largest 1481 M

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