|NCFDigital Home | Search all Groups | Student Publications | Archives||| Help|
This item is only available as the following downloads:
Bulk Rate I U. s. Postage' 3. 6 Paid Permit No. 33 Sarasota, FL ___ ___ of Students Post; Rains Resigns Dean Miller To Be Student Ombudsman R .1 ins SEC Discusses Mi 1/er's Job The Student Executive Committee devoted its meeting last night to a d is c us s i on of the problems facing the new Office of Student Affairs. After Dr. Arthur annot.mcement that he will be Director of Student Affairs beginning Monday (see related stoxy), much time was spent in explaining the new office to the SEC. Among problems involving much discussion was the establishment of com1seling facilities tm.der the Office of Student Affairs. Coordination of the ftm.ctions of the Director of Student Affairs, the Co un s e 1 in g Co-ordinator, the Cotm.selor, faculty residents, and the S udent Cotm.seling Board was a major topic at the .meeting. A c om p lex expl:nation of the financial aid to be given to students living off-campus next year was attempted by Miller. Sec rud year student George Duffee-Bratm. was appointed to meet with Comptroller Chari es Harra to clarify the policy by the end of this week. Also onMillcr's many-paged list of problems were orientation week next September and formulation of the student handbook. bers of the SEC and the Student Court have agreed to meet with Miller to try to settle some of the difficulties stated on his list. Other topics disc us sed at the meeting were health facilities on campus, current status of the Bill of Rights for Students, control of pets on campus and other mat:ters. Construction Open House Student suggestions for plans for the "Instant Campus" to be con structed on the West Campus are being solicited today from 2 to 5pm today in an "opcnhouse" held in the private dining room. Planning Director Capt. Ralph Styles andViccPresident Paul Davis will be on hand to answer ques-Motorcade For McCarthy New College students may join a motorcade today that will tcavel from Palmetto to Sarasota in an at t e m p t to gain votes for Presi dential c and ida t e Sen. Eugene McCathy. The motorcade will leave Hamilton Center at 3:30pm and travel up to Lincoln School, Palmetto. There, it will be j o in e d by two McCarthy delegates, Mrs. Freddie Jean Cusscaux of the Sixth District and at-large delegate Warren H. DaW1ion r Tampa. At 5: 'Lil'm, the motorcade will return to Hamilton Center, where students may again join the group. The motorcade will proceed to Newtovm. At 7pm, interviews of members of the group will be held at the office of the Independent a Newtown newspaper. and Mrs. CussC'aux will meet v;ith stud t' nts at 8:30pm at Hamilton Center, till n will meet with the "34 Club" in NC'wtown at 9:30pm. tions and receive s u g g est ions Preli.mmary plans will be on display. fn a related development, President John Elmendorf said yester day almost 2 1/2 months would be necessary to compbte plans and let bids for the student complex, meaning an August l date for the statt of construc\.i<"'Jl. Elmendorf s d. i d, however, that it may be possible to let fo1Ulda tion bids in advance of bids for the entire complex, and thus speed completion of the buildings. The President said the start of construction also depends on the availability of workers. E 1m end or f stated progress in raising funds for the buildings has been good. Book Sale A book sale forthe benefit o!tJ1e New College library will be held beginning at 9:30am, on Monday, ]tm.e 3. The sale will take place in the refer e nee room of the li brary. All books will be p r i c e d at $1 and up at the opening of the sale, with those left t.msold at lpm Monday priced at 25. Those books which no one has purchased by Tuesday morning will be sold for 10. Several hundred books of a wide v a ric t y will be avail:ble. The l.lst library book sale netted $200 which has been used to buy new books. Dean of Students Dr. Jack Rains has sub mitt ed his resigmtion as Dean, effective Monday. Close on the heels of Rain's resignation, Dr. John Elmendorf announced yesterday the office of Dean of Students will be abolished, to be replaced with an ombudsman and Director of Student Affairs. Assistant Professor of Literature Dr. Arthur Miller, the present Assistant Dean, was named to fill the new post. Elmendorf said the office of Dean was being abolished because it was "ill-defined" and contrary to the "anti-autocratic" philosophy of New College. Miller will occupy the Dean's office, and deal with many of the problems currently h:ndled by that office. In addition, he will coordinate cotm.seling services. It was stated tl1at Rains will probably serve as a cotm.selor. will be assisted in his job this year by Assistant to the Presi de an Earl Helgeson, and next year by Dilsie Brewer, currently Assistant of the Dean a Antioch College. Miller will coordinate a "multiplicity of facets" relating to student affairs in all areas except the academic. He indicated that his disciplinary functions would be less important than others, since "disciplinary problems are generally minor." Some "supplementary compensation" will be paid Miller for his new duties. .t-le will continue academic responsibilities, but indi-Ado mites cated they llllaY be reduced after the first term next year, resigned as faculty adviser to the Student Acaiemic Committee and faculty SEC liaison after taking the post, and asked the SEC last night to appoint a successor. Rains was named Dean at the beginning ofthe third term, as replacement for Dr. George Petrie. Questioned yesterday, Rains said he had resi.gned because of increased family responsi'Jilities, the necessity of devoting more time to his position as Chairman of the Di-vision of Social Sciences, and the amo1mt of paper work involved in the job itself. Rains told The Catalyst he had taken the job to be closer to stu dents, but found the administrative details of the position made it difficult for him to devote time to student problems. He emphasized his interest in continuing in a counseling capacity. Miller explained his concept of the post both to the SEC last night and in an open letter published in The Catalyst this week. Sobbing Girl Found? By LAWRENCE PAULSON The Sarasota Co1.01ty Sheriff's office has finally investigated the possible crime reported in The Catalyst May 2, this reporter learned. Information received yesterday indicated the sheriff learned tl1e girl seen by this reporter and a companion was mullato, not white. Reportedly, the results of the investigation showed the girl had been drinking with her boy friend, a-Negro. Aprarently, this was felt to be an explanation of the events seen by this reporter: that the girl, who was in a hysterical condition, wa:. grabbed two men and forced into a car that had been following her. After reporting the events to the Sheriff on April 29, this reporter was unable to leam if any investigation had been made by authorities. Several trips to see Sheriff Ross Boyer and an interview with two FBI agents followed, but no information was forthcoming from either of the agencies. A stoxy published in The Catayst and a l etter printed in the Sara sota Her a ld-T rib tm.e attracted some attention from private citi zens but this reported was not contacted by any law enforcement agency. The abov e info r rn a t i o n w a s !ea:ned indirectly, athough it is believed to be accurat:e. Will Head New Catalyst Staff Second-year student Paul Adomites will heal a new st
2 The Catal Editorials JT McCarthy, Si }-J A 2 f\ R D In the past, we have refrained from commenting on national politics, for a variety of reasons. For one thing, our reaaership is not such that we are in a position to influence voters and makers of policy. For another thing, we have not felt we were sufficiently qualified and knowledgeable to offer an opinion on complex and difficult situations. To HEALTH. We would like to break our traditional silence on such matters, however, to support the Presidential candidacy of Sen. Eugene McCarthy. We believe that, of all the candidates, only Sen. McCarthy has the intelligence and wisdom to lead this nation away from its perilous involvement in the foreign policy of other nations and toward the solving of its own great problems. We are attracted to Sen. McCarthy because of his obvious intellect, integrity, and wit. We believe he is potentially a great President. This opinion, by the way, is not entirely unrelated to New College affairs. There is still plenty of work students can do to aid Sen. McC rthy's bid to win the May 28 Florida Presidential Primary. We hope more students will contribute time and energy to the campaign, and help elect a great man. The Non-Dean We regret that Dr. Rains feels he is unable to continue as Dean ofStudents. We have only praise for his performance in the JOb. He demonstrated personal qualities that made him the best possible choice for such a position. But we are not entirely sorrowful over the occasion. The abolishment of the office of Dean of Students is a move that can only serve to bring the communities of the college closer together, something we have long wished for. We are JUbilant that Dr. Miller was chosen to serve as Om budsman and Director of Student Affairs. He is almost universally respected among students, and will thus minimize the "administrative" flavor of his JOb. His ability in the guiding of student affairs has long been evident, and we are glad his long-informal position has become official. on the wisdom of his and Dr. Miller on his new appoihtment. Goodbye Perhaps parting comments from departing editors are generally unwelcome, but we will take that risk and make a few anyhow. During our editorship, we have attempted to pursue the news vigorously, and present it fairly. There is a feeling on the part of some members of the college community that students will only misconstrue information, that it's all too complicated for them, that they're better off not knmving. Such feelings are potentially disastrous to the communication we have always felt is essential at a small, experim ental instltution. Since the post of faculty liaison to the SEC is nmv vacant, we believe the opportunity should be seized, and the post abolished. We believe faculty meetings should be opened to representatives of the student press and student members of faculty committees. Many faculty members have pro mised to act on this, but no action, to our knowledge, has ever been taken. We think this is an essential step in the decentralization of New College. This is not the same college we came to three years ago. We will not bother to describe these changes, talk in na;tal gic cliches of the old days, mourn the passing of the Ideal. But we can't help feeling sad about the ends of eras. We can't help being wistful about some days that were, in a way, better ones for the great Experiment. Letter OPEN LETTER An open letter to the College, faculty, students and all: I am not the dean; do not call me dean. The role of the dean is dead. This is not new collegiate wordmagic (credit-hours :re green umbrellas), but an cxeocise in working for new concepts. Some concepts w i 11 wod< out themselves; others will take your work as well in v w College faculty, directly or not; for the faculty member is the real viable influence for constructive campus living. If the professor abdicates his role as academic companion, model, and adviser, then his essential contribution to campus 1 if e is withdrawn. Once withdrawn, the values of the intellectual can seldom cross over into the social world. The student is left alone, and not of his own choice. If given the chance, why not try for utopia? I'd like for cooperation, not "administration, 11 to be llie key work of my direction, as "Director. Important ideas in the faculty could more profitably mesh with enthusiasms of the stu dents. Committees could even speak to each other. A faculty member could be seen in the residence halls after Spm; a student could be found in the library, or keeping an advisee appointment. Nirvana could be found. I am not a all in t e r e s t e d in being a dean. I am very much interested in seeing that the essential useful values--hidden in the former job of dean--work we 11 at New ColleRC. Jack Rains, the President, and I have all come to agree that New College is the wrong place for a traditional, authont otive Dean of Students. The idea of a monolithic center of generally restrictive power, to say the least, is not consonant with the RoverninR ideas NC Series Ends 1Dialog Next Week Thelastmeetingofthe New College "Dialogs," student-led seminars for the Sarasota community, will be held Monday night. Third-year student Allan Jaworski, leader of the seminar on mathematics, said today that his group hasmanagedto cover a substantial amount of material, and the level of interest is still high. First-year student Don Heth, who is leader of the "Dialog" in psychology, said that the members of his group have seemed very pleased and have asked that he lead another "Dialog" in psychology next term. Heth was quoted as saying, "Despite a slow start, twenty out of twenty-seven participants have remained in the group, and now they are coming across with good questions and interesting discussions of the material." A New College student who is participating in the seminar taught by second-year students Paul Adomites and Helen Hickey on modem poetry, first-year student Hugh Parker, said that he was "having a good time in the semin:r, and learning things, too." Adomites was quoted as saying, "Despite the difficulties involved with learning how to ;pproach m a -terial from a discussion-leader rather than student point of view, I have found this seminar stimulatine and exciting. I am sad that we have never had enough time to tackle the problems as fully as Helen, the class and I want to." of this experimental college. The faculty statement on educational policy asserts that a high degree of academic "trcedom docs pres-ap pose social freedom. As Ombudsman and Director of Student Pol icy, I will be directly concerned with implementing these faculty goals, assuring as far as I can that the total life of the campus is charged with responsibility as well as idealism. No one person can do this alone. That, too, is why the role of Dean of Students is dead. My ideas here are farfrom unique. Basically, I'm trying to find the time to implement some bas a Dr. Rains introduced. These innovotions perhaps would have worked better had he been able to stay on as administrator; in any case, we can try. Traditionally, a Dean's JOb has been as a central figure of power, authority, accountability. Essen ti:ily, my hope is to "spin off" areas of interest, :nd find the right p eo p 1 c to take interest in each area. The authority and accountibility for each area of interest would belong to its director; the responsibility for adequate results w 0 u 1 a be (next to the President) mine alone. What are the areas of interest? The biggest headache is the area of administrative detail. This is the giant that eats up all enthusiasm of all but the rare person who can "cope 11 and triumph. From all reports, Mrs. Brewer--who will' become Administrative Assistant in September--is that ra-e person. The area with the widest personal applicability is that of cotmselling and advising. I propose to seck (among the college community) a Counselling Cooridinator, who will have broad interest and knowledge in both academic and non-academic fields of advising. TI1is coordinator will either know where personal 'problems are, or will know who laows. A most touchy area is th;t of Faculty Liaison to the 3:udent Executive Committee. This is the faculty memberwhose duties include attending SEC meetinRs after each f ac ul ty meeting, reporting on matters 01 immediate conccm to the SEC and its subcommittees, and answering s t u d en t questions about faculty policy, when appropriate. This is a pretty delicate post, one I have held for some three years officially or in fact. The President has accepted my resignation as SEC Liaison, and has agreed to ask the faculty to appoint a new one. A final area to be "sp:.m off'' immediately is that of faculty adviser to the SEC. I have resigned with the understanding that this important role need not necessarily be he 1 d by the same person who is Faculty Liaison to the SEC. All the above are things I propose for the DeanOf-Students substitute not to do. What, then, do I do? Answer: right now--everything. These new posts are not yet filled, and until then, I will be filling all shoes. Very soon, however, the roles will be dis-Ma 1968 pecsed. My full-time t e aching will continue a; listed on the preregistration list of seminars. Very i ew sudden pains will be felt. Even Luke has been assured of this. Ombudsman isthe goal I sec. In actuality the early phases of this will look more like "Expediter. I'll be the person a student may sec if he's unsure of whom to sec. Either I will pass quickly the buck, or will undertake to solve some problem that otherwise might have ended up on the President's desk for "action" instead of "in formation. The second title, "Director of Student Policy" is intended to emphasize that the policy, if it's n com from or throu nH .. desk. I take "Stu dent Po lie y" here to mean any area which is not strictly either financial or academic, not en-tirely the charge of Mr. Harra or of the faculty as a whole. That's a lot of policy. Little of it need immedi
May 23 1 968 The Catalyst clef notes LeHers FUND PLAN T o the Editor: By Paul Adomite s Dissatisfaction with the New Col lege experiment is shared by many of the students and fa:ulty. Often mentioned isthe myth of interdisciplinary study: a chance for students to enjoy a novel education and for faculty to develop new courses and studies often dreamed of at "straight-arrow" colleges. As stated in our catalogue, "New College is aiming high. To develop an academic program th
The Catalyst Page 4 Ma) 23. 1968 LeHers PAR level of unsatisfactories by not attending classes or reading assignments and then _using tJ:e free time they gain by th1s to wr1te the necessary amount of papers. Rogers Exhibit Faculty Member Of the Week OVER-PAR As I sit here writing up my plan !realize that it has little chance of getting adopted. The f u l t y passed their plan too l ate 1D the year for the students, concerned now with year-end tests and papers, to have much time to act on my plan, and next yea: the whole bliSincss will no doubt be forgotten. I turn on my stereo. Opens Saturday Dear Editor, I can1thelp but find the faculty's latest effort at defining adequate work hopelessly prejudiced against the lazy student and the "underachiever." Affirming th:t equality must be better than discrimination, I propose to turn their plan (Proposition is met by propos1t1on, etc. ) Turning it around entails a VIeW point directed not toward adequate work but rather toward inadequate work. Turning it around entails transforming RAP to PAR. PAR: Perfectly Average R:ting, Proof of Academic Retardation, Principally Administrative Rubbish, etc. Counting an ISP as two courses, a student is required to take an equivalent of 18 cc,urses a year. Three or four unsatisfactory's will result in PAR. More than this will result in OVER-PAR and danger of expulsion. However, to counteract present hazards in many courses, students will not be able to get by without acquiring at least one uns:tisfac tory per term. This is especially equalizing, since one who docs the work for a course and contnbu1es intelligently to class discussions will be abletolearn all of the relevant material from a course, gain the benefits of small seminars, and still be able to pick up the re quirw unsatisfactory merely by refusing to perform the set of physical and mental movements enabling him to produce a--Paper. This latter step, if resolutely in a properly moral frame of m!Dd, may have the added advantage of giving the student some of ethical buoyancy, somethmg obviously needed at C. Likewise, those students who tend to do less work and would be unjustly penalized by the faculty system will be able to maintain an even-PAR or even under-Your Diploma will he a dooropener to Florida's expanding oppor tunities in bu iness and the profes ion Go forward with Florida-America Caste t growing major state. F LORIDA POWER & LIGHT CO. HELPING BUILD FLORIDA (signed) David Adams ERRER To the Editor: There may not be a written baccalaureate exam in chemistry, but there appears to be one in journalism: The Catalyst. Unfortunately no one has ever passed. The word chemistry has an .. :md (signed) Stephen T. Cabral Ed note: We regret that The Catalyst is not immune from the possibility if an occasional typographical error. (The Catalyst regrets that space limitations prohibit the publication of a letter by Dan Haggarty, also received this week. It will be published next week. ) An exhibition of paintings by E George Rogers of aples will shown in the new gallery of Hamil ton C.:!nter beginning Saturday. Rogers, who is the father of firstyear student Jane and third-year student Ann, bcgm to study art at Winchester Art School in England before coming to the United States in 1913 He gave up painting as a career to work as an accountant and hotel owner until 1947, when he retired and again took up art seriously, studying under Arnold Blanch at thE: Florida Gulf Coa>t Art Center in Clearwater. Rogers has won recognition in exhibitions throughout the eastern and southea;tcrn states, including numerous one-man shows. He was selected as one of the artists to participate in the "Manpower Executive Easel Art Show" that was exhibited throughout this country and Europe. Recently, Rogers has been conducting lectures with slides showing the importance of art in man's life, particularly in the life of a businessman. Students Attend McCarthy Speech About thirty New College students and about ten adult members of the Sarasota Committee of Concerned Democrats were among the over 4000 people who filled Curtis Hixon auditorium in Tampa last Thursday night to he a: Sen. E ugene McCar thy. The "E!1lening began with a musical program which included a brass bandfrorn Plant City High School, a folk rrio from the University of South Florida, and pianist Jacques Abram. r or the latest in men's and 'Omen's dress andcasual shoes 1425 MAIN STREET 958-121 3 CORTEZ PLAZA 746 SOUTH GATE PLAZA 955 5440 After McCarthy arrived, people active in the state-wide campaign were introduced, including Mrs. Mary Elmendorf and Professor of Sociology Jerome Himelhoch, delegate candidates for the Me Carthy slate from the seventh district, and second-year student Jon Shaughnessy, state student co-ordinator. McCarthy' s speech began with a few humorous comments about his campaign. The senator then gave a history and analysis of American involvement in Vietnam and explained the growing concern of certain members of Congress over this involvement. The speech was concluded with a consideration of domestic problems. McCarthy outlined a three-point program which stressed education, housing, and full employment as necessary for any solution to domestic problems. Friday, McCarthy visited M;ami before leaving Florida for the West Coast to campaign in the upcoming Oregon md California primaries. His cw College show presents paintings done during the past eigh teen months. At a l::tcr date, Rogers will visit the college to tall< to the students about art. Clef Notes (Continued from page 3) isn't much better than the other two as far as the use of horns in a rock context goes. Bloomfield, formerly Butterfield's guit;rist, is superb as a leader. The hom arrangements are more exciting and more d iff i.e ul t th:n those to be found on "Child" or "Pigboy. 11 There arc more and better horn solos. The use of tenor and bari tone or two tenors helps to pull the hom sound avay from the altotenor arrangements of R&B. Often this album sounds as much like a soul ba..'ld as any other, but its moments arc overall more exciting. Al Kooper has left Blood, Sweat, and Tears to work on his own, and BS&T trurnpeterRmdy Brecker (the best h o m man to be found on these albums) has left the group to work with the Thai Jones-Mel Lewis orchestra. The trombonist has also departed. S o the only surviving horn man is Lipsius. If he can move his sound effectively into the group and dominate it, more of this group would be worth hearing. Rumor also has it that two of the hom men of Electric Flag have left. So the only constant of new use of horns in rock is Butterfield, and that' s more than ;;ppropriate. But all three of these albums point a direction, and a good one. If these bands do not fail f inancially before they have a chance to s u c ceed artistically, anew voice may have entered the rock scene. With the h ope d -for s uccess of these groups, more groups will follow. And, God willing, we will find rock using h o rns for leads as well as rhythm. I don' t think this could be anything but a positive goo d for contemporary music. P11t a LiH/e Bike Into Your Life From BIKES 1130 27th Street soro One of our reporters rushed into the Catalyst office last week, out of breath, his face f 1 us h c d, a strange, wild look in his eye. "You won't believe what I just saw, 11 he said. "Dr. Riley in a sport shirt! We were shocked, to say the least. And disbelieving. The reporter in question, as a matter of fact, was a habitual liar (he reported on f aculty meetings). But doubting his story as we did, we still made Dr. Gresham Riley Faculty Member of theW eek, in honor of our reporter' s strange delusion. Imagine! It would be like saying Dr. Riley told a joke, or laughed, or smiled, or .. Yearbook Deadline The second New College yearbook will arrive on campus for distribut ion on June 8, editor Sam Parsons said today. This means th:t the next. few days will be the last chance to purchase yearbooks. Those who still wish to buy a yearbook should contact Sam or Rye Weber. If a student who has purchased a yearbookwillnot be on campus on June 8, he should sign a list in the snack bar giving his address. In addition, he should give Parsons a quarter to cover the cost of mailing. Colombia Grants Exhausted Not Sarasota's Quality Opticians The Committee on Foreign Study has announced th:t nine grants for work and study this summer .in Colombia have not been completely used. Project outlines and applications for this program should be submitted to Professor of Classics W. Lynndon Clough by noon Friday. The place to shop in Florida St. Armands Key OOW""!'TOW""' T!L..PHOS 3027 20 !'