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Volume VII! Issue 6 October 19,1972 SEC Deja Vu China Pundit Here Oct.27 Chlna reporter and expert Ross Terrill will visit the New College campus for several days this week under the auspices of the Student Chair. Nude Bathing Banned, Taxes Set A year ago, Time Magazine hailed 33-year-old Terrill as the author of "the finest account of life in China so far. The SEC held its weekly meeting Tuesday and resolved several of the controversies facing it. Ron Davidson, Chairman of the SEC an nounced that he is with Mr. Cartlidge to get dog tags. It was planned to buy SO cat flea collars and resell them to students for $1. 50. These would be required. Alter the objection was raised that some students might refuse the collars because they're probably harmful to the cats, the plan was deferred until a vet could be consulted. It was also announced that starting Stmday night, the pro ctors will start to give tickets tor illegaly parked cars, as opposed to the warnings now given. Davidson reported that the mimeographed ha.Ddouts at the Town Meeting were paid tor by SEC fundsj, if any future town meetings should re-quire handouts, they would be paid for by additional SEC funds. Returning to the refrigerator controversy, Ron Davidson that research had Shown that stereos cost only fifteen to twenty cents a month in electricity, whereas large refirgerators cost $4. SO per month, and small refrigerators l.Jr. Terrill spent 40 days in the People's Republic of China, visiting rural communes and vacation resorts as well as seven major cities, including Shanghai and Peking, where he met Premier Chou En-lai. Friday night (Oct. 27), the Chlna expert will address the New College Associates and the faculty and will give two talks to the college community on Saturday. Tenure Views Sought cost $2. 50 per month. 11lere fore appliances other than refrigerators needn't be taxed since their usage of electicity is a very mnall addition to the electric bill, but large re frigerators are a su&stantial addition to the bill. A motion to legalize the refrigerators and charge no extra fee was de feated by a vote of five to four after it was brought up that the money to cover the extra costs would come out o student funds. Another motion to charge $5.00 per term for large refrigerators and to lega li2e them provided their owners take measures to make them less visible passed six to two. This last part was added when Dean Helgeson commented that the visibility of the refrig erators could cause New Col lege to be rezoned as a residential area in which case Dr. Terrill, who is winner of the National Magazine Award for Reporting Excellence and the George Polk Memorial Award for outstanding Magazine Reporting, both for 1972, is a contributing ed itor of Atlantic Monthly, in which magazine his articles on China have appeared. A native of Melbourne, Australia, he took a bachelors degree with first class honors from the University of Melbourne and bas a doctorate in political science from Harvard University, whf>re he teaches at the East Asian Research Institute. A prolific writer, he is the editor and partS'!! ibie. For while the1'C is no de juro quota, there does remain one de facto, as it were. We are now reaping the fruits sown by the fact that tenure was too easily granted in the past, he (continued on page seven) N C wa>uld be breaking zoning laws such as too many people in too small a place. The fee for large refirgerators became effective as Soon as it was passed, retroactive to Seot. fherefore there will be a $5. 00 fee for this term. Jf any refiigerators are not registered with the SEC, their owners will be taken to Student Court. As to the nude swimming question, Davidson reported a talk with Dallas Dort, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, in which Dort said that in regards to legal matters, any ac tion taken to decrease the Tisk to students (i.e. erec:tin.g a wUl jeopol&'dbe 1:be scho 3!1 attempt made to eliminate the risks comple'tely. In other words, he did not feel that the erection of a screen around the pool would completely reduce the risk of rape of women. The outlawing of nude swimming and the enforcal o that law would, however, constitute legitim ate action to eliminate the risk. Dean Helgeson pointed out in response to a question form Amy Willis, that if a rape should occur anywhere on campus, even if it wereun related to nude swimming, the college could be sued for not taking effective steps to safe guard the students. Nude swimming, despite screening, cou!c:f be construed as increas ing the possibilities of attack. (continued on page seven) some people didn't go .... but for those who did see pages 4and 5 Shartar, Truzzi Urge Students to Act The Town Meeting, held in the cafeteria Monday night, was called by Ron Davidson to give students an oppu.rtunity to share views on the issues of tenure and student voice in New college government. Davidson em -pbasi1ed the importance of student involvement in de ciding if students should have a say in school policy, and how much say they should have. Discussion of tenure began with the importance of the Presidential Advisory commit tee (PAC) in awarding tenure to a fao.Jlty member. Jim scapatticcio explained that the vote of the PAC, composed of six tenured faculty members elected yearly, is combined with the votes of each division into a com posite ballot that goes to the school president, to the Board of Trustees for a final decision. Dr. Shartar, who was present to answer questions about tenure, discussed his particular situation. He votced dissatisfaction with the present New college tenure policy, saying that New college, if anywhere, can change .me policy. He himself is in favor of per iodic renewable contracts. His appeal, based on the fact that last year over 200 students signed a peti tion in favor of bis tenure, "ill have to be reviewed by the PAC before November ninth (the date set for the Board of Tnntees meeting), and or. shartar urged in volved students to write letters either in favor of or in opposition to his receiving tenure. Ron oavidson added that a meeting of or. Truni's subcommittee on tenure was about to begin and that students should make their opinions on ten ure known to Dr. Truzzi. In tespoose to a question about other other existing plans for student participation, Davidson mentioned the ad hoc committees that had been formed to examine tenure and government. continued on page 2 TENURE: Where Do We Go? by Sherri Mcindoe This is the last of a three part series of articles on tenure. It is a hodge-;podge of ideas concerning tenure and is printed purely for the purpose of giving people a starting point for tbei r own thoughts a bout the tenure system. It is necessary, first, to restate some con cepts of tenure which were not stressed enough in the previous articles. Grandpa vs. professor --the nature of the choice TWO factions of the New college Commun ity, the Board of Trustees and the students, are actively concerned about the tenure problem at this school. Ironically, though, these two factions are concerned {or two different and often, ultimately, oppcsing reasons. Tbe Board of Trustees is afraid that, if the present tenure trend continues to its farthest fatal possibility, the college will become overtenu.red and, in a few decades or so, will have a faculty of nothing but senile old men and women. The students, on the other hand. argue that they should have a more powerful voice in what ever retention system is wed, usually, as or. Truzzi has noted, for the puipose of retaining people. While it is unlikely that the faculty will ever become completely tenured under the present system (S of the 8 professom refused ten ure in the hilt5>ry of the college were refused during the last two years), tenure is a contract and, in that seme, is an extremely difficult and risky decision to make. A maJOr ar gument againlt renewable contract systems is that a faculty member will be retained over and over again lllltil it is too late to get rid of him. ("Good ole George, let's give him a few more years.) While retaining this person, the college i5 filling a position that could be taken by a far better penon. The tenure vote forces a deeply considered decisio:lllj the comequenc:es of a "DO" vote are serious for "good ole George" but the consequences of an illconsidered "yes vote are serious for good old New college. A July, 19n American council on Education survey of Fac ulty Tenure and contract Systems showed that 58. of four-year private colleges with tenure systems tenured of faculty considered for tenure in 1971. At the same time, of four-year private colleges using a renewable contract system retained of faculty con sidered for retention. However, the length of contracts in all of the four-year private colleges us1ng a contract system, was only one year. yet one can see that retention is more likely when a shorter length of time is involved. (continued on page eight) "We JUst couldn't find anything that protected the faculty, protected the college as well" --Dr. corfein

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Page two THE NEW COllEGE CATALYST P 0 Box 1958 Sarasota, Fla. 33578 NEW COllEGE STUDENT PUBLICATIONS Daniel F Chambliss and Do1.1glas G. Stinson co-editors Sheni Mcindoe-editorial assistant Lee Harrison-Advertising and Circulation Manager Staif Tom Sommers, Kirk Kerekes, Sally Stephens Eddie Katzman, Marie Sprayberry, Amy Schachter, Levitan, B_ruce Need, Marilyn Ira Halberstadt, Polly Juengling, Robert Komman, Ron Barrett, Charlotte Meriwether Lisa Ohotzke, Mike Spaletta, Beth Brown, Laura Code, Noah Yanich, and Pat Wasz. FORUM Dear Editor; I am extremely distressed to learn that Dr. Shartar has been denied tenure, and that depending on a decision to be made quite soon, he may not even be granted an appeal. I am a first year student here at New College, and m}l experience with the faculty here is not extensive. However, Dr. Shartar is currently my professor in a tutorial in the symphonies of Gustav Mahler, and is one of my professors in Introduction to Humanities, and I have found him to be one of the finest teachers I have had throughout my educational career. He is extremely intelligent and well informed; he is erudite-his lectures are p:erhaps the most 1 have ever attend. He ing to his classes. A number of New College students seem to be emphasizing Dr. Shartar's personality in their judgments of his professorial qualifications. I would like to state that my judgements are beening made on academic ability alone; I am not particularly fond of Dr. Shartar as a man and have no desire to get to know him out side of the classroom. However, I cannot believe that su.-h a fine teacher would be forced to leave the New College faculty. I strongly urge the PAC to grant Dr. Shartar an appeal and to vote to have him retained on the faculty, -Scot Edelstein MORE LETTERS ON PAGE 8 13 1 f'\ fi II.J (.. .. ... we. ')Wtu!Ud Dear Sirs: However the events of last weekend are to be judged, the fact remains that at one level, the Oktoberfest was a disappointment. Planned as an event which would bring out everyone in the New College Community, people who give the money, people who pay the money, people who spend the money, and even the people who waste some of the money, one segment of the community, or rather a major portion of one segment of the community, chose not to attend. Specifically, faculty attendance was disappointing. Proportionally, it seemed as if there were more trustees walking around than faculty. And if the faculty response is indicative of an attitude which seems to say "we don't want to be bothered," then we may best start to be a bit concerned. Also, two brief, but humble apologies. First, to the nonbeer drinkers, we goofed, and we are sorry that there was not more beverage for you for the afternoon. And second, to the who m have been per-what they were doing here; we expected a problem with town people coming out, and we did have a problem. If someone hassled you, it was probably became your face was unfamiliar, and no one around knew who you were. We got most of the people we didn't want, but, along the way, we hassled Some others who were welcome to be here. It happens, and apologies are due. We hope that everyone enjoyed themselves this weekend and that events such as this become a regular thing around here. The New College Libation Association and Sisters of Mercy Ftmd. do-(a. o. .... d """"'-...... If you would like to advertize your business in The CATALYST, contact Lee Harrison, New College Student Publications, The CATALYST Dear Jim Scappataccios opening statements at the Monday njght Town Meeting put into woe:Js pretty clearly the things I and a good m,any other NC students have been 'feeling. The ideals expressed in the catalogue just aren't worldng out as richly as they should be. I came here thinldng this would be a place where our learning could be an exciting organic process of interaction with the faculty and other students, not the usual sterile course of ecadem ic excercises. I, for one, di9n't expect it to work per fectly, but I felt, and still feel, that the sheer excitement of living in a community dedicated to trying to find a new way to involve itself with leam.ing would overcome the limitations of mutual inexperience and lack of more facility. I haven't sensed very much of that feeling in eid:ler faculty af students. There i1: "nme. certainlv. ln fact, I feel that many teachers do have this excitement of commitment, and they do have a deep interest in the ideaf and developemnet of students, but they need students to bring it out. We must find new ways to get in touch with the faculty. I want to be exposed to and sha ken by dazzling ideas. I have .known they're around, how can I reach them? Ther are many things working to make faculty leass acessible, which we as students have to consider. One simply in relative nmnbers; but some professors are less aces sible than others. We can begin by seeking them out, and hoping they will take up the challenge of a genuine exchange of interest. They might surprise you. I think the main problem, though, is that few of the faculty are involved with "campus life" outside of office hours or committee service. The college's ideal of a commw.ity of 1e should be attractlifestyles with l ess of a dicho tomy between work and private life. Instead of seeing private interests and family life as a deterrent to more involvemnet, why can't we see them as assets to a more complete community. However, in order to make it worthwhile for faculty to join our lives more completely, we have to approach them on more mature terms than we usually approach each othe'f. We need to develop more interaction possibilities than the snack bar scene or a get zonked pot party. These things can be more spontaneous than some thing like an Oktoberfest, but comeone has to start theJll. Personally, I'm not really sure just how. Maybe, if other people agree, a group can start looking for ide as at Thursday's meeting. Only effort can produce something Janet Cannon But 1 P.O. Box 1958, sarasota Fla. 1. '\tM"" REPRESENTED FOR NATIONAL ADVERTISING BY 'lit.; National Educational Advertising Services, Inc. Q 360 Lexington Ave., New York, N. Y. 10017 +ct\ b'M, l:!v-J+r ,' .. UoJ () ...... c! -f.,(" w '-u w Q It\ .. Dear Sirs: Attending the Town Meeting on Oct. 16 was, at the very least, interesting. Tenure and the student role .in the governance of the College are very important issues that the NC students must come to focus with. However. the pointed out some of the difficulties that any attempt at student action will encounter. The first difticulty was under scored by the passing out of a docmnent on "objectives" of the College that have been contained in various. policy statements of the College. 'I1Us document was not made available until after the meeting itself, which mad it very diffi cult for the participants in the meeting to seriously consider the concepts implicit in the docmnent. Following presentation of the policy document, SEC Chairman Davidson issued what was in effect a call to action by the students present; un fortunately he presented no long range strategy that could be used to obtain the student in fluence in College affairs that he seemed to consider necessary. If NC students are to effectively obtain the power that many students at the meeting seemed interested in, then our elected leaders, such as the SEC chairman, ahould be willing to present strategies to achieve these goals. One of the functions of leadership is to provide proposals and strategies that will lead to change, as well as pointing out that there needs for change. Thus the difficulty continues, typical of attempted actions in years past, of not dicscussing means to change but merely what result we desire. This difficulty in perceiving approaches to changing the present situation is compounded by an over simplistic approach to procuring more student pow= er within the College. Many people at the meeting seemed to express the opinion that the faculty at N C would invariably oppose any attempt by ltl1deDts enc e in the decision-making process. Thus the inevitable conclusion was that we m urt storm the wall of the Presidential Advisory Committee and thus force them to recognize us. This view of NC faculty and the PAC ignores some of the power realities at this College. First, it should be recognized that there are faculty members who often support the requisition of students for formal roles in the decision making process. The faculty is not a monolith that will inevitably oppose any student requests. Secondly, students generally ignore many of the possible av-enues to There are many avenues for change that must be explored for their sutiability. One is them ass letter writing, as proposed by the SEC chairman at the Town Meeting. In the case of tenure decisions of Barry and Shartar, there will also exist the possibility of appeal to the Board of Trustees. Both of these steps will engender less faculty resentment than "forcing the PAC to meet publicly" Power plays by students whose stated purpose is to deprive the faculty of some of their influ ence is hardly likely to cause more faculty to support the student dem:mds. In addition, by confromtmg the faculty without having explored other avenues which contain less hostility, we would preclude attaining our goals with the cooperation of the faculty who we would be acting with in decision m:tking. We can_ try to gain more responsibility m decision making with or w!thout faculty cooperation. With faculty cooperation we can strive for the New College that we wish to create;without faculty support and cooperation we run the risk of creating a situation where faculty and studnts are constantly engaged in conflict with each other, thus leaving any power for change with the administration. My point is that we should first explore current channels of communication with the faculty decision makers and test the suitability of those cooperative modes. Only if those channels prove unresponsive October 19, 1972 ahould we attempt to force our way, wlth its attendant dangers of long term harmful conflict. Nat Schwartz Dear Sirs: Andrea Wilcox's letter to the CATALYST concerning Noah Yanich's continued pre>cence as a disk jockey at New College's Radio Station was terribly tm sporting. "Perverted" is hardly a fair term, for certainly Ross Ackerman's shows and the homosexual news braodcast on the radio station might also be considered perverted. In some quarters even Andrea Wilcox's puritanical views might be considered perverted. Andrea confuses "sexist" programming with sex oriented programming. Obviously, Noah's programming falls into the latter category. Further, Andrea does not make it clear in what way she is better serving the community than Noah. That her petty squabbles should be cast into the pages of this inoffensive and innocuous newsf>aper is a shameful disgrace. Dana Zinsmeister (TOWN MEETING) from page l Or. Truzzi, who was also present, remincied all present that students had been encouraged to set up their own PAC, and had been requested as advisors, but these channels of in volvement had not been utilized because of student apathy. He felt that students ignored important issues un til i!.hvy became problems. Dr. Truzzi announced that he would be happy to have any interested students speak before his commitee about tenure. He pointed out that his subcommittee report would be a strong influence in the question report. Truzzi emphasized the fact that tenure was not granted automatically to those hired by contract, but was given to those with outstanding performance records. He suggested a lecturer tract, which would make it possible for faculty to remain at the school on renewable contracts. or. Knox, a member of the PAC, then came up to answer questiollS. He explained that all information given the PAC was confidential, and so that the presidlent's final decision wouldn't be affected by the division of the PAC vote. He urged that students write letters, since student opinion was important to the PAC opinion; and individual letters are much more res pected than petitions. His objection to students serving on the PAC was that they wouldn't have the know ledge of the academic world needed to make an tnformed choice. Student representatives on the PAC would be faced with the problem that they would not be able to violate the confidentiali t y of the PAC meetings b y reporting to the student bod y or. Knox said that tenure was an uevilu but the a lternali r ves were worse-w1th five y e a r renewable contracts the faculty m ight be a fra i d to vote agamst another faculty member For fear of s im i l a r treatment, and five yea r non-renewable contracts would lim it the faculty to the very young and the ver) old. Dr. Knox announced that a letter would be i ssued stating who is com mg up for tenure and askmg for student response, but m previous experience the re sporu;e to such requests has been dismal. Ron Davidson closed the meeting by reminding stu dents to write to the PAC and announcing that the subcommittee on tenure meeting was in progress in the Fishbowl; and that letter::. listing PAC members would be put into all mailboxes.

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'October 19, 1972 The CATALYST This Week .. Doenecke Lists New Publications CALENDAR Physical Plant Promotions Professor Justw; D Doenecke has had a review essay on "The Wartime Journals of Charles A Lindbergh" accepted for publication in the Historical Aviation Albwn Dr. Doencke compares the diaries of Col. Lindbergh with other papers, particularly in reference to the U.s. relationship with German} and the Japenese threat concerning American atrocities in the Pacific. "Verne Marshall and the No Foreign War Committee" is the title of an article accepted by the Annals of Iowa for its February 1973 iSsUe and written by Prof. Justus D. Doenecke. The NFW Committee was a 1940 group organized by Iowa editor Marshall to fight against Roosevelt interventionism. Math Contest Announced The Putnam Competition in Mathematics is schedualed this year for December 2, 1972--the first Saturday in December and during the Independent Study Period. The deadline for registering is October 30, a Monday. If you are interested and want to participate, please let Dr. Smith know by Friday, Oct. 27. If you think you might be interested and want more information about the competition please see him, Some copies of the problems from recent years are available in my office. The September issue (of past years) of the MAA Monthly contains both problems and solutions of the competition of the preceding year. These can be fotmd in 1he librarv. Dr Smith has learned that it is PoSsible to participate at another campus--in case you plan to spend the ISP period off-campus. See him for the necessary details. French for Kids Mrs. Francoise Perigord, tutor in French language and literature at NC in 1971-72 began Creative French 'teaching for young children (three years old and up) on Saterd11y, Oct. 7 at 12:30 P.M. at Martha Studio, Panama Drive. The cherge for the course is $1. SO en hour. BICYCLES: Check our selection of Standard, Middle & Lights THRIFTY WHEELS half-mile north of NC 7000 N. Trail 355-8989 Fri. !0/20 Ad lib for faculty anastaff; 4:30 p.m. south Hall Sat. r0/21 "Women and the taw, second of a series on taw and Society, with Univ. of Florida taw School graduates carol Riley and Barbara Blue. 10 a.m. Hamilton center. public. sun. I0/22 Religious society of1!'"flends (Quakers): Adult diSCUSSiOn, 10 a. Ill, 1 WOrship na. m., Music Room. Film series, "crime Without passion, written and directed by Ben Hecht and charles MacArthur. I934. 7 and 9:30 p.m., Teaching Auditorium. Tues. 101 24 United Nations Di)< Wed. I0./25 National annual meetmg of American Society of Aesthetics; registration. Asolo film: "Never Give a sucker an Even Break. J94I, W. c. Fields. Thurs. 10/26 American Society of Aesthetics continues public symposium-".The Aesthetics of Thomas Mrmro" 2:15 p. m Asolo Theatre. Doenecke to Address Manatee Phi Beta Kappa Dr. Justus Doenecke, associate pl'Ofessor of histoty, addresses the first meeting of the se n f r Manatee Phi Beta Kappa Association Nov. 8 at 8 p. m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. c. H. Hoppin, 1212 Center Place Sarasota. His topic is Isolationists and the Cold War. All new NC faculty who are members of Phi Beta Kappa are cordially invited to attend. NEW COllEGE SWIM M:EET: Several students have expressed interest in holding an in tramural meet. If you are :interestedin participating look for a sing-up sheet in Hamilton If enough sign up, we'll have one. SENIOR LIFE SAVING might be taught if the New College student certified to teach is agreeable--Look for furthur notices. CO 'GRATULATIONS to Glenn Price, Barbara Doud, and Jolm Winikates for unofficially winning at the atee Jwior College intramural 10 and 20 mile bike races last Saturday. COMPLEI'E SERVICE -REPAIR SHOP Fri. rO/ 27 The woman's LiDrilry Association for N. C. christmas card sale and coffee party, residence of Mrs. Karl R Rolls, II6I W estway Drive, Lido Shores. rO a. rn. til 2p. rn. China expert Ross Terrill speaks to NC Associates and faculty; reservations required. 8: IS p.m., Asolo Theater. Ad lib for faculty and staff; 4:30p.m., south Hall. Film Series, Closely Watched Trains," czech dialog, English subtitles. r967. "Best product of czech cinema renaissance so far<' Life Magazine. Also "Games of Angels. 7 and 9: 30 p.m., Teaching Aud. Admission 7S. or$[. Sat. rO/ 28 American so-cJ ety of A esthetics concludes, public symposium; "The Aesthetics of Anti-Art," 9:30 a.m. Asolo Theater. China expert Ross Terrill speaks to students. N.C. Elected to College Foundation New College h11s been elected 11 member of the Florida Independent Colleges Foundation. e o members are 10 of the leeding private colleges end .Wli versities in Florida, proVJdes a convenient channel through which business finns, corporations, trusts, individuals, foundations or estates msy invest in higher education in a businesslike end equitable way. Other members of the foundation are Berry College, Biscayne College, Florida Institute of Technology, Eckerd College, Floridt> Southern College, Rollins College, Saint Leo College, Stetson University and the University of Tampa. WSI will not be taught during ISP as has been requested by some students. We hope to offer it Spring 't' erm (Winter is too cold! ) The Director of the American Red Cross in Sarasota gave two reasons for the decision not to teach WSI in Dec.: 1) The 30 hour co\.U.'Se is too time consuming and will require a large enrollment involving community people to make it worth her while. 2) Community persons participating in Bill W aterous' Senior Life Saving course taught here this term were offended when their class was visited by four nude swimmers The director feels this incident represented an act of disrespect for Community individuals and the Red Cross serves all the Commwitynot merely New College. Listed Several promotions in the Physical Plant Department have been annowced by Joseph H Swift, director of physical plant. Promoted to superintendant of buildings and growds is Norman Marteny, who has been with the college for seventeen months. He has had nearly twenty years' experience in buildin)l; construction and was chief engineer for Holiday Inn for the area before coming to NC, where he has also taught student carpentry classes. James Hodges, who has been NC's assistant boiler room operator for two years, has been promoted to stationery engineer. He has had 23 years of industrail maintenance experience. The new grounds leaderman for the Palmer Campus is Pet Sloan, aho has been a grormds man with the college for more than three years. The leadersman for the growds crew is Leroy AndErson, who has been at NC for over four years. Aesthetics Society to Meet Here The national meeting of the American Society of Aesthetics will be held in SaTasota next week wit.h New College ud the Rlng.liDg Museums es co-hosts. An anticipated 125 membera of the professional society of art philosophers, museum curetors, art critics and those active in the creative arts will attend its 30th annual meeting 0-t. 26-28. Dr. Douglas C Berggren, professor of philosophy, nounced that two sympos1e will be open to the public, one at 2: 15 p.m. Oct. 26, another at 9:30 a, m. Oct. 28, Both will be held in the Ringling Museums Theeter. A featured guest at the convention will be Dr. Thomas Mrmro, one of the society's founders. De Munro now retired and living' in Sarasota, is the euthor of numerous works on aesthetics, and has taught art and philosophy in such universities as Columbia, Rutgers, and the Snbonne. On November 3 and 4th the Feminist group and the Gay Lib. Group on campus will jointly sponser a program called SOS, (Seminar on Sexism). The program will include movies, speakers and panel discussions. The program will wind up with a party on Saturday night (November 3th) featuring non-sexist music and attitudes. Further information will be publicized in the next week or two. --Nancy Thompson Reiss's .Qandwwh 3025 N, Trail One Mile. South of N.C. Under New Management 20 DELICIOUS SANDWICHES and HOT FOOD Page three Legal Seminar Slated for Saturday "Women and the Law" the second of a series of inars on Law and Society, will be held Saturday (Oct. 21) at New College. Carol Riley and Barbara Blue, both of whom are grad uates of the University of Flor ida Law School, will present the discussion which begins at 10 a. m. in Hamilton Center on the college's East Campus. The program is open to the public withour charge. The law graduates organized and taught a course on women and the law last year at the University of Florida, and they are both fowders o! the Women's Law AssC'ciation there. Topicsto be covered include property and employment rights; family law, which involvessuch matters as retention of surname, custody of children, and legal domicile; special aspects of criminal law as it affects women; and the role of women in the legal profession. The meetings are arranged by Robert R. Benedetti, as sistant professor of political science at the college, as part of a projected undergrad uate program in legal studies here. CANOES: Persons who feel capable of checking out students to use canoes whould contact Mark Calki:ns, Box .x-per)iDelit w sigD-oc system somewhat simUar to w.bat is beJDc wed with the SUDflsb. If there are enough competent tnstructors we can get some canoes avail able before the end of the term. You should be able to teach ], sweep strokes --cap sizing and righting a canoe; stem & bow techniques ... $1.60 an hour. FALL TENNIS TOUR A!\<1ENT: To begin Tusday, Oct. 24. Deadline for signing up will be Monday, Oct. 23. Sign-up sheets to be posted in Hamilton Center (South Front Window) There will be two div ilions with singles and doubles ln each. A Divisions for those players who feel omewhat "accomplished" and,!! Division for the others. Draw sheets will be posted Tuesday and players should individu;;.lly arrange to play up to rowds before November 5. Final playoffs will be Swday Nov. 5. (Se e sign-up for furthur information). Faculty :md staff welcome. La ST.ARMANDS 388-3386 Cas a Encantada

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Page four The CATALYST Bread Board vs. EI Note after this article was written, the SEC voted at its meeting Tuesday to deny El Douche's request for $60. so the cycle begins again ... The controversial New college "underground" newspaper, El Douche, was granted the rest of the $80 it requested two weeks ago at Saturday's Bread Board meeting after considerable dissension, mainly from feminists who felt the paper was "Sexist," and a series of polls on whose results the Bread Board and El Douche could not agree. If you just on Thursrbys for pi :za you're a great cOLlplctc line of It11lian food. If you don't go Thursdavs. you aren't e\\ material. ......... Mar i o's l'' <; 'I t. .:"t According to Jim Hunter chairman of the Bread Board' the results of a random surv:y take n weeks ago. ("I JUSt walked mto a room witb about twenty people in it and asked each of them haw they liked El Douche and the other Boo:rd members did basically the same thmg. ") of student reaction to the newspaper indicted about positive support and few strongly negative reactions. El Douche also posted a petition aclltng for positive reactions which received about 25 signatures, but this was reJected by Board as being unlikely to md1cate the negative point of Vlew. The request for $80 described in last week's El as "not close to what we proJect we will be spendmg, was made by Josh Stem, co-editor of El Douche, at the Board meetmg of two weeks ago. Hunter described himself as basically in favor of granting the r.equest ("if of the stu sents want El oouche, they ought to have tt"),Out added that some Board members who were already negatively inclined toward it were further influenced by the obJections of Janet coldwater and carol Levenson, sitting in on the meeting, on the grounds that the paper was "Offensive to both women and literaryminded people everywhere. n (QUote from last week's El Douche. Alter consideraole d1scusslon and dissension, it was decided to give E1 Douche $20 pendmg the results of another poll. However, the Suppliers of tools & materials for all arts & crafts ASK ABOUT OUR 75 S. Palm 955-7747 STUDENT DISCOUNT I Board reJected tne resuits of this poll as unreliable on the grounds that people could have voted more than once and, again, that the people who liked the paper would be more likely to respond than those with negative reactions. It was decided to accept the results of the Bread Board poll, and the other $60 was granted to El Douche at Saturday' s meeting. In an interview with David Breecker, the other co-editor of El Douche (JOSh stein was not for comment), a few ol the viewpoints of the October 19, 1972 newspaper were made clear. In regard to the accusation of an ti-feminism, David stated that the paper has no policy of cen sorship and that it exists for the purpose of making people think about and react to what goes on at N c. The only editing done is for the purpose of meeting space limitations and avoiding needless repetition. The editors try to represent accurately what persons being interviewed have said (in fact, Jim Scappaticcio was allowed to rewrite the article about (continued on page seven) Play Schedule BASEI\1ENT Oct. 16, 18,20,24,26 IGNORAMUS Oct. 23,25,27,31,Nov. 2 ADAM&EVE Oct. 30 Nov. 1, 3, 7, 9 CAll'l' & ABLE Oct. 9, 11, 13, 17,19 HARA-KIRI ov. 6, 8, 10, 14, 16 BABYSITTER Nov. 13, 15, 17, 21,23

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October 19, 1972 The CATALYST FLAG ON SEAT OK, BUT CHECK YOUR LOCAL JUDGE U.S, District Judge tevln bell of Boston ruled recently that it is not a crime Page five of his JUdicial district, bl.lt at least it does set a legal precedent for dismissiJ:Jg sim ilar cases around the country, to wear aU. S, flag sewn on CHAMP I ON TERMPAPEDC' the seat of your pants, ltoJ Judgecambellsaidthatthere 636 Beacon Street is sl.lch a widespread use of the Bo 8 ton Ma 8 s. 9 2115 flag on cars, Jackets, sweatlf' Research Material for Term. and elsewhere that it papers, Reports, Theses, etc. could not be considered a Lowest Prices, Quick Service crime to wear it on pants, For information, write or call: cam bell's ruling does not ( 617 ) 53 6 -9 7 0 0 have the fore;;, of law outside from $9195 SARASOTA SCHWINN CYCLERY 1533 STATE STRER e PHONE 959-4977 Moo. Fri. 8:30 to 5:30 Sat. 8:30 to 12:00 ANOTHER NEW COLLEGE PIN-BALL PIZZA PARTY IS COMING! more information coming soon!

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Page six The CATALYST October 19, 1972 Halloween Party Planned SPORTs-----------------by NoahYanich In accordance with tradi tion, ew college students will celebrate the Halloween season with children from sarasota, many parents of children from sarasota, and lots of brothers and sisters of children from sarasota. Activities at the part} include game booths with prizes, food, and lots of runmng around. This yea't, the part} will be held on satllrda y' october 28. The entetpnse is phenom enall} time consummg, and organizer Joan Helfman needs all the help she can get. she needs people to run booths a ob which consists of invent ing a game (sponge throw, ring toss, ,cake walk--spook houses are popul.ar), reporting necessar) matena1s to Joan, setting up the game on satur day and managing (Or finding someone to manage) the booth saturday night until the prizes run out (or the spook house is demolished). Other people vital to the success of the party include: 1. Goodie bakers 2. car owners to help buy prizes and booth materials 3. General helpers every important). Anyone interested in funnel ing any amount of time into the Halloween party should contact Joan in room 232 or through NC # 168. Most important to complete enJoyment of the Halloween party are costumed participants. All students should come costumed to the party. SCANDANAVlAN SEMINAR ANNOUNCED Scandmavian Seminar is now accepting applicatiOD.S for I I I or Sweden for the academic year 1973-74. This livingand:..leaming experience is designed for college students, graduates and other adults who want to become part of another culture while acquiring a second language. An initial three weelverwhelming that the CAB. ruled that airline youth fare dis4 cotmts don't tmjustly discrimin ate against adults. The board put off any decision on peti?on to abolish the discotmts until a study of whether the fares were reasonable in relation to car-rier costs was completed. After four years of study, the CAB planned to make an announcement their decision in Auguest, an official stated. Sources at several airlines a pee the announcement wW pr the November elections. They concur that chances for the fare to continue look bleak. Originally youth fares were challenged by National Trailways Bus System, a trade association of bus companies, and by TCO Indumies, Inc., Formerly Transcontinental Bus System, Inc. U S. Airlines were split on the iss\le during the examiner's blvestigation; fourteen of the caiTiers offering youth dis counts supported them and ten opposed them or didn't take a position. Over $300 million is spent by yot.mg people on youth fare tickets annually. Each year over one million youth fare cards are bought by yo1.111g people who believe that they are entitled to its benefits t.mtU age 22. If the fare is ab olished, priviledges of the card would be revoked. and Scandinavian Program Directors work closely with each student on matters relat ed to his studies, experiences and progress. The focus of the Seminar program is the student's Independent Study Project in his special field of interest. For fur ther inonn ation write to: SC.ANDThlA VIAN SEMINAR, 100 East 85th Street, New York, Y. 10028. ABORTION INFORMATION PREGNANCY TEST AVAilABlE An Abortion con be arranged within 24 hours You can return home the same day you leave. CALL COLLECT: 215735-8100 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK A Non-Profit Organization 2-4 HOURS B UMPE.R POOL How's it going? "Really knocking around, man. I've already commented on the alleged intelligence of bumper pool players. An unidentified rabble-rouser complained that a new breed of players who played only offensively had sprung up. "Take a hike you b******s. The day this game becomes offensive I'm going to sell my a** to the S alvation Army ... Puerto Ricans and Jews respect the table ... the fairhaired f*****s those 1***-w****** ***morons have taken over the board. Let them eat maggots. And you can quote me on that. UNDERWATER SWIMMING I interviewed the man who had broken the New College underwater swimrning record. The previous record was three and a half laps (the long way), and this person, identified only as Yorg's Prophet, had swum four and a half laps t.m How did you feel immediately after accomplish ing this feat? "I couldn't get out of the pool coughed up some blood ... But I guess it was all worth it. FOOTBALL First, an important retraction. The Sunday before last the student jocks defeated the faculty jocks three touchdowns to none. The inept newsga-therers on the Catalyst reported the score the other way arot.md. I'd just like to take this opportunity to publicly apologize for their stupidity. Three people were hospitalized for injuries sustained during S1.111day's games. R*** A+*+ +>I +>I, a cornerback, was shaken up after brealdD u an culty-student clash, which was then halted with the score deadlocked at 1-1. Observers say the injuree acted like a normal human being for much of the day but was himself again by nightfall. The game took place at ten in the morning after Saturday night's drunken orgy. Said a student participant (A*******), "ba sically the game was the creeps agamst the pipe-smok: ing intellectual faculty. The creeps scored their touchdown on a SO-yard bomb from H***** P*** to D*** S****** The intellectuals made their score on a fluke: A misdirected faculty pass bounded off a cornerback's straining fingerclaws.. and into the outstretched armpits of psychology professor H***. Said A*******, the cornerback who was beaten on that play, "H*** grabbed it and as soon as he grabbed it he e********* Cornerback A******* caught two interceptions and K**** C****** stole one. It was reported that "the faculty argued every call, like drooling lunatics." A******* said this. The three spectators were ]*'""-*, who "came to grovel", F*-*****, and "a weird girl with weird-a*-* perfume". Cornerback A******* provided these descriptions. Two more people joined the football casualty list (The first fatality should be forthcoming) following a collision during a pickup game Sunday. One suffered a broken nose, and the other sustained a near concussion and a dent. VOllEYBALL "There are a limited number of good players. We will not specify, we know who we are ... Problems? "There's a weixd green fungus on the ball. Has this been associated with any particular disease? "Leprosy." Mon day'.s play was highlighted by "a stunning victoty by a vast ly inferior team". How was this accomplished? "Oh, it was just a matter of psychology I asked somebody on the other team what kind of psychology they used. "Base quibbling, intended as a dis tractionary maneuver usually associated only with bush leagues." TABLE TENNIS "Not enough tables. "Someone keeps tearing the net." We must find this man. QUARTER MORONNE D**** H******* and'R*** A*******, the inventors of Moro1me, which is played by tlvo morons on a bumper pool table, said that the inventors of Quarter Moronne had stolen the name from them. A******* described the inventors as a psychedelic vampire wop and a rabbi. POKER "All the big winners from last year are losing ... Some guy lost $600 and had to sell his car ... "We are the only f1.111ctioning organization on campus. Anything out of the ordinary happen recently? "Someone pushed his hand through the table because he lost a big hand. What is your smallest rnediwn of ex change? "Oh, I'd say about an inch and a quarter ... the largest is somewhat the same .. How are things in general? "Oh, middle-har vey." Part of the poker religion is the Noles, which is a four and a two as your first cards up. If you have a oles you always win, somehow, or so they say. RISK How's it going? "Fly the southern bird", accompanied by an 1.111printable gesture. "Fly the southern bird. JOCK PAR TIES There was a big jock party 1lde week In ...... reported an innocent bystander. The action occurred in the southwest COITider of the southwest wing. This particular section is populated solely by jocks, including a weight-lifter and a meat-eater. If you want to know what a meat-eater is, it's someone who gets his kicks on beating up kittens. The bystander-observer, Student "X", didn't see how it started, but when he came out of the bathroom, a confrontation was in full swing, with J---the weight-lifter and D--on one side and E---on the other. X's interference by walking out the door was sufficient to allow E---to escape into his room and lock the door. X left and when he came back ]---and D--were barricading E---'s door. When they saw X, they fled, but X gave pursuit and caught up with J---at the door and gave him a wedgie. X then split and when he came back, J--and 0--were covering A---'s door with layers of newspaper and shaving cream. They then proceeded to barricade the door with a big trunk and an easy chair from the common room. A--opened his door and was confronted by a solid wall of newspaper. He decided to charge through (like the car in those Platiom1ate commercials), which was t.mwise, because he got covered with shaving cream and banged up from craslring into the barricade. In a true display of he-n1an jock temper, A---picked up the easy BOOK & ST.'lTIONf\Y II!C "Complete Office Suppliers" 1500 Main Street 958-6577 chair and threw it against the wall, breaking off two of the legs. the weight-lifter provided the climax by picking up the crippled easy chair and making it into a quadriplegic by breaking off the two remaining legs in a remarkable display of jock strength and mentality. Keep it moving, jocks! BALL This game has no rules, and evetybody wins. Take a ball and kick it arot.md Hamilton Center t.mtil you break some thing. PINBAll "Tough machines, except for 'Straight Flush'. 'Gay 90's' and 'Suspense' are definitely dead machines." FRISBEE "It has been rumored that somebody feU off their balcony trying to catch a frisbee. BASKET BAll What's happening in basketball? "I ate 36 regulation-size basketballs in one game. What's the record on that? "Grateful Dead Live." General commentary-: "The longest basket ball I've ever been in was four hours long. "Watch for the rebmmd because the ball bot.mces hard." Oh, yeah. TRAY DROPPING This is the latest thing to hit New. If you don't like your food, drop your tray on the floor accidentally. An example 01 when to do this is when you thought the liver was steak of when you thought the worms were bean sprouts. This ame the i m p act o n the food service. I interviewed someone who dropped her tray on Monday. How did it happen? "I was fl.irting with T*** J*******. (This is a good way of making it look like an accident. ) What went through your mind as you saw your tray going out of control? "I felt that now the food was finally where it belonged---on the floor." I notice you managed to save your glass of water--why and nothing else? "I knew 1t was the most worthwhile thing on my tray." ATTACK "The basic form is to get some projectile such as a ball or frisbee, and hide it behind your back while whistling and shuffling nervously. As soon as a person walks within throwing distance, yell 'Catch! 1 and throw it at him. Don't go arot.md looking for the people who said these things, because I made them all up myself. And all of the people referred to in this article are fictitious. And don't write in nasty letters about thiS column, because I didn't write it. G RE.ENWIC"h \3 o v.:tt' c.tli l'S ,, tr\ At StR""

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October 19, 1972 Support Asked fer Sugar Cane Workers A meeting was held in H-3 at 7:00 Wednesday night to discuss the problems of the United Farm Workers union in Florida, particularly their attempts to prevent the importation of 10, 000 Jamaican workers to take the place of American workers in sugar cane fields. D. Marshall Barry, assistant professor of economics (on leave, term 1), who had placed notes in student boxes earlier in the day urging them to come to the meeting, cited approximately an hour's worth of data to point up the discrimination practiced by sugar cane growers in hiring the "cheaper labor Jamaican workers over the American workers. For instance, although the growers are required by law (DOUCHE from page four) Gay Lib in last week's isme after expressing diss.1tisfaction with it). So far, everything submitted to the paper has been printed; if selectivity ever becomes necessary, it will be done on the basis of the quality of writing, not on content. Any letter received from a feminist, David stated, would certainly be printed. As regards the purported inaccuracy the the two El Douche polls, especially the second one, David said that he "felt they were accurate. The Bread Board thought that there was a likelihood of the ballot box being 'stuffed, but I checked all the ballots myself, and the box c-Tnffp.d to make a "reasonable effort to find American workers and to insure that the use of foreign workers will not depress working conditions for Americans; they do so only enough to keep within the letter of the law, according to Dr. Barry. Last year, efforts to recruit American workers in South Florida were begun only seven days before the hiring of Jamaican workers was allowed to begin; in North Florida it began after the Jamaican hiring began. As for the use of foreign workers not depressing wages and work1nll f,_. Americans, said Barry, "It's hard to say that the removal of twenty five per cent of the JObs (there are approximately 40, 000 JObs available to sugar cane workers in south Florida) won't depress these conditions, and such things are hard to prove in court be cause workers, up to now, have not had union repres entation." Dr. Barry and Larry Gurel student coordinator for UFW support on campus, urged that student express support for the UFW through significant action. Those wishing to become involved w1th the movement are encouraged to read the notice posted in Hamilton center and to get in contact with Barry and/ or Gurel. Resource Guide Deadline Set Worl< on the Student Resourc. e guide has pro-The CATALYST Page seven (VIEWS from page one) said, referring to the present situation, in which no one has been granted tenure for the paS:. four years. Mr. Norton's second proposal(the first being that tenure should be dificult) was that what the students see as important aspects of a teachersmakeup are not quite the same as what faculty regards as criteria for tenure. The faculty views high academic standards, intellectual brigbtnes and community consideration (e. g. canying a reasonable load, enough contracts, servmg on committees, etc. )as of prime <: importance students are more drawn 1to an exciting, speaker vuermg relevant an<1 mteresting courses, who maintains a rapport with them. ly, to be a successful faculty member one must be acceptable to both segments of the comm1.a1ity For this reason he proposed a Student Pres idential Advisory Committee styled along the lines of the present faculty PAC. Their function would be to adequately poll the students, determining where sentiment lay on each specific case. The two chairs(SPAC and PAC) would then pass their recommendation to the President If both were in favor, their recommendation would be positive ;but if .., i ther were against, the final recommendation would be negative. His rationale was that to separate the vote would enable the President to play one block off against the other. Dr. Knox voiced the idea that this also carried with it certain unavoidable problems. As Mr. Nor ton proposed it, the SPAC and PAC would soon be at logger-heads, starting apart and coming together head on before they reached the President. '-le felt that this would dia-upt :he natural flow which should GENERALIZED UNTENURED FACULTY'S LAMENT (Apologies to the.Fab Four) When I get older, losing my mind Fifteen terms from now Will you still be wannn:g me for your committees Can I still attend Friday tea's? If my CODtract load drops down to three Would you show me the door? Will you still need me, will you still feed me When I'm forty-four? You'll be older too. And if you say the word, I could stay with I could be useful, running the films you. Reading dirty books Or holding subcommittee meetings oo the question Of whether it's as bad as it looks a full course load, nice to who could ask for more Will you still need me, will you still feed me When I'm forty-four? Every Sunday I could get real wasted and play touch football If the kids let me I would block and tackle Tenured members on sideline Borden, Clough and Knox. Give me some counseling, I need feedback To get my head right on Specify quite plainly what I'm doing wrong Without help, I'll be gone before long Give me your answer, fill out the form Yours. forevermore Will you still need me, will you still feed me When I'm forty-four? -S Levitan, J Lennon, P McCartney :>f conflict of interest-a nontenured teacher charged with voting on a member of the same department. Dr. Truzzi suggested the possibility of a student on the PAC, as they are transient members of the community, with no need to worry about job security. The matter was left undecided. Dr. Bob Knox, the only PAC member scheduled, spoke next. His first observation Publicity and open meetings would destroy all ability to make good yet secrecy ferments mistrust. As to tenure itself, he favors a quota system, arguing that some turnover is necessary to bring about new ide as revitalization, and freshness' of thought. In response to a student's question, he cited adequate reason for the same was off the record; see Truzzi he has the tape. The last speaker was Dr. wa i u i ing. ----!stab'Ushing the SPA on the was on the students' seemingly inadequate concern Citing "sporadic and feeble" attempts at popular opinion surv eys, Doenecke. He too cited feedback as a prime need for the to function properly. which I doubt. As for the be lief that only those supporting the paper would respond to the poll, there were enough negative votes to rule this possibility out. The vote on the first question (whether or not to grant $80 to El Douche) was 24-19; on the second question (whether or not to regard an equal number of pro and con votes as JUStification for an appropriation) it was 29-14; on the thi1d question (if no to #2, what shuuld be considered sufficient support?) we got answers ranging from anything over to 'no possible JUStification '; and on the fouth question (personal response to El Douche), the answers were pretty evenly dispersed from one extreme to the other." Why, asked the author, was only $80 requested if it isn't going to be close to what El Douche will be spending? "It's hard to say JUSt how much money we'll need because we don't know JUSt what'll go into each issue, how many pages we'll have in each issue, and so forth, but I see 1t as about $100 to $150. We didn't ask for that amount for several reasons. at the time of the request we. weren't ure {and still aren't) JUSt how mucb we'll need; Josh, who made the request while I was out of town, isn't as well acquamted w1th the financial angle as I am; and we wanted to keep our request reasonable at any rate. If the Bread Board hadn't come through, we were quite prepared to pa) for it ourselves. Doing El Douche IS part of both Josh's and my contracts, and we're pretty strongly committed to it. We plan a total of five issues this tern; 1 don't know if we 111 continue it second term. It'll depend on student demand and on whether or not Josh and I are both on campus next term." all the quest10Dnaues circu-lated and almost one third returned. Response has been thorough and interesting enough to make members of the Resource Guide Staff want to meet most of the people who replied. While response has been good, it is not sufficient to form a complete Resource Guide, and students are encouraged to return their questionnaires as soon as possible. A deadline for returning the questionnaire has been designated as Friday, oct. 27. students living off campus will be reached via their mail boxes and can return their questionnaires to Box 11 625. In addition to responses from the questionnaires, the Student Resource Guide will include members of campus orhanizations (Gay Lib, woman's consciousness Raising, Film-makers, etc). organi zations can send hsts of mem hers to Box 11 625. Again, the staff encourages cooperation from the students in responding with thorough, thoughtful replies. Remember, the Resource Guide is only as good as the students it represents. newspaper were made clear. In regard to the accusation of anti-feminism, David stated that the paper has no policy of censorship ani th t it exists for the purpose of m. king people tlunk about and react to what goes on at NC The only editing done if for the purpose of mectmg pace limitations and avotding needless repetition the editors try to represent accurate ly what persons being mter VJewed have said pn iact, Jlm scappaticcio was allowed to rewrite the article about C Level of the divisional vote. Mr. Norton also ventured that he could see no correlation between having tenure, and an inherent abil ity to judge other faculty on the same question. This brought up the idea of having non-tenured faculty on the PAC, a question which raged hot and heavy for quite a while. Briefly, the points on each side are these:There is no indication that tenured faculty are any better judges of horseflesh than non-tenured faculty;in fact, due to an average age factor, the reverse could very well be true(new blood, and all that). Howver, having non-tenured faculty sitting on the PAC would present certain problems, equally undesirable, mainly for that member. One of the merits of tenure is the freedom it gives you to express your sentiments on any matter, regardless of public opinion, without fear of job loss. Thus, a tenured PAC member is able to speak out exactly as he/she sees the issue, with only his/her private set of morals as a guide. Specifically, he/she c. may speak in favor/ against another f3culty member up for tenure. But a non tenured member speaking in favor/ against an m1popular/ popular candidate(in the PAC's eyes), might very well fear rcpria -als, and othcnvise, when he/she him/hersc1tl c me up before the same augu:.-t body. A possible cure for this problem would be to forbide a faculty member from serving for more than three consecutive years on the PAC This still leaves the problem OUDE 'S .he note at only tw e at he could recall had decent polls been carried out. Acknowledging that they are quite dificult to do right, he nontheless stressed their imp ortance and their possible effect on the procedures. He then went on to explain that, contrary to popular misconception, the PAC is not all that powerful, It itself was designed by non-tenured faculty, and as suclhas a hard time so much as overturning divisional votes, thus creating a pretty fair balance of power. Speakingon the manner of the PAC meetings(closed door open discussion, secret ballots) he touched upon one of the numerous dillemas that plague the entire fied-i of questions. (SEC from page one) Any case like this would prob aoly be settled out of court by NC's insurance company, but this would almost force insurance rates to a prohibitive level Thus the school would be without insurance, and that is a bad situation. He added that as a result of the nude swimming, many in the Sarasota area consider it open season" 011 'C women. Mr. Dort1s position on the matter of swimming was also interpreted to mean that the idea of erecting a fence would not be considered b}l the Board unless a resolution banning nude was also passed. After more debate clarifying these three stands, the SEC emphasis was placed oo per-sonality and sentimentality touched off long discussions as to the ranking of teaching ability, research carried out and popularity in the role ol defin .ing a good faculty member. After Dr. Knox's observation that the marriage of experimentation and excellence was a hard one to carry out successfully, the seemed to be that teaching ability is necessary, but not solely sufficient. That is, publish or perish. There will be another hearing tonight at 8 P.M. in the fishbowl. All member of the community who profess concem in this area should make a point of attending. passed a resolution outlawing nude swimming by a vote of si.: to two. A motion by th Bread Board to give $100 to Phillip Zweig to continue the repertory theater was also passed unanimously. Another motion to provide $60 for the continuance of El Douche was defeated five to three. Davidson also announced that there will be a meeting tonight at 7:00 to discuss governanc and tenure Also the Truai sub-committee meets tonight at 8:00. All are invited to both. Cooking School -Creative Cooking -Limited Enrollment FCR 1 PLEASE CAtL 388-3244 . ....

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Page eight ---(TENURE from page one) --------------A possible solution for the ill-considered decision problem is that of a contract system in which the length of the contract increases as it is renewed. Thus the first contract might last two years, the second; four years, the third; eight years, and the fourth: twelve years. An age might be included which, when reached b y the faculty member, makes him a permanent member of the com n";unity. Each successive contract would require more careful consideration of the decision because each contract makes_ a greater committment. However, the faculty member still remains under some stress as to his status at the college which may lessen the degree of his academic freedom. rn summary, when considering the tenure situation, one must remember that it is considered best for the college to follow the following rule: y... hen in doubt: out. Qualit} vs. Quantity --tenure as a faculty lure While tenure tends to lessen the number of professors coming in and out of the college, it tends to increase the number of professors from which the col lege can draw it; Ttm ure, JOb se:::ur i :y. is considered a :nea.:1> ma!,. i ng New college attrac,lve to high-y_uality pro feS$Ors, particularly those interested in research, as explained in Part two of "Tenure. on the other hand, one could take a Romantic view of the situation in saying, "If all he's after is security--we don't want him." The idea has an II ideal New college" ring to it. However, since New college is not living up to its ideals, one can hardly expect the "real world" to live up to them. In addition, it is unlikely that New college is in:aa position to be that choosey: if a professor is good enough for New College standards, he is good enough for many other colleges. Professor Barry, in a 1970 memo, presents the situation in a more hopeful light: "Yaung teachers genuinely interested in'testing their capacity to teach are the ones who are attracted to New college. Why else would a bright, young teacher with a ph. o. from a leading institution come here? certainly, the reason would not be a light teaching load with funding and the opportunity for research and publication. Nor could the desire for JOb security be considered a possible motive." perhaps an important assessment to be made in the current stud) of tenure is that of New college's desireability in terms of bright, young teachers with ph. o. 's from leading institutions. Advisors or Legislators --the Student Voice It was agreed in the recent town meeting that no faction of the campus could better JUdge the teaching ability of a teacher than his students. It was agreed that, in this respect, student input should be relied on heavily during tenure decisions. However, the form of student input in any retention system was not resolved. As the issue has become popular, it would seem timely to make a few commentsc 1. part 11 of "Tenure" de scribes two systems of student inp11t which were not accepted by the faculty. one, that of student evaluations of coiU5es and tutorials, was not acc:epted because it Nas felt that students would find it too taxing or too threatening to their freedom :rna:i n.ly booksY ..._, ,_ z ST. ARMAN'>$ KC:Y ..... $/..P.ASOTA. 0 3tP.:J?C i 0 Spccia 1 Orders 0: 0 taken cheerfully 0 -filled promptly .... '"' 1'--Y 0 U K S 0 0 K A C (in that it was a requirement.} perhaps this is not true tOday. The system, as mentioned last week, would give PAC members an accurate report of student opinion of each professor being considered for tenure., as well as keepin as well as being a reminder to tenured faculty of their vitality or lack of such. 2. Direct student involve went in the tenureing process would require voting student delegates or a general student vote. Either method is not an accurate account of student feeling. The delegates need not vote according to the maJority of student opinion (assuming they had some way of evaluating it), and the general election does not require every student to vote. AS in letter writing, only th06e who extemely like or extremely dislike the professor might vote. one modification of the student evaluation of professors idea that would provide direct involvement is that of a ghost student vote or votes on the PAC The evaluation forms would ask the question "Should this person be tenured (re-in tained)?" A maJority of nyeses11 (COunting each student once) would become a "yes" vote weighted equally with other votes in the PAC decision. The idea involves many bookkeeping problems as well as problems with students wanting to retain everyone, if, indeed, they do. The rest of the article consists of thoughtful comments concerning tenure and New college written by various NC professors in response to the five-year nonrenewable contract plan. The arguments against the plan, for the most part, have been deleted as only general comments are relevant to the issues confronting us at present. The letter at the end is reprinted from Number 9, an old NC paper, and was wntten by a former NC professor. For more thoughtful comments, see El Douche's interview with professor x. *************** "The cunent promotion and tenu1e procedure does provide the necessary checks and balances to ensure that only those deserving tenure receive it it can be a difficult a position to attain as we, collectively, wish it to be. Dr. Barry "Our primary responsibility as an academic institution is to provide educationally stimulating environment for the community of New college. If we work to succeed in this goal, we will make a contribution to higher education in America. As a result, let us face squarely our educational difficulties without escaping into yet another "innovation" to be, in its turn, cast aside without the educational benefits to be gained from a hard, serious attempt to evaluate our problems and to alleviate them." Dr. Barry ***************** "I think we can unequivo-cally state that in the natural and social sciences, it has been our experience, that the productive people in their field are innovative teaeh.ers. or. corfein "It is interesting to note that so far we seem to be acting out of fear of something happening, like the "retirement" from activity on the part of a person who becomes tenured, when to date, in my opinion, we have had no such negative experience. While everyone has some nomin atiom for mistakes they believe the tenure scheme has made, I would seriously doubt if anyone can point to any real changes in the vigor and effectiveness of any of our faculty based on the conferral of tenure. In certain cases it has, as far as 1 can see, resulted in improvement in teaching and other productivity. Certainly the threat of stagnation can be met by a thorough overhaul of the detail of our current tenure system and not by an abdication of the principle of tenure.u or. corfein ****************** The CATALYST Q s by Kirk Kerekes ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Q: WHY CAN'T THE CITY INSTALL A TRAFFIC TREADLE AT TilE INTERSECTION OF US 41 AND ZINN1S PARKING LOT BE-FORE SOMEBODY GETS SMEARED? --L.H. A: Well, for starters, since US 41 is a state-maintained high-way, the city has nothing to do with it. As it is, the state de-partment of transportation is considering several solutions to the pedestrian danger at that intersection, one of the more elegant being a pedestrian overpass erected across the Trail at about the place where most people cross anyway. If there are any further developments, you will hear about it. Q: WHAT WERE TilE RESULTS OF TilE SWIMMrnG POll? --G.N. A: According to SEC syrnposiarch Ron Davidson all of two of the 47 respondees to the poll indicated some feeling of embar-rassment at the "spectacle" of nude bathers in the NC pool, and the same 47 folks were sixty percent against setting aside any special time for Deshabille natation. There is more information on the swimming question elsewhere in this issue in the SEC re-port. Q: WHEN IS THE LETTER MISSING FROM THE AROIWAY INTO THE PALMER CAMPUS GOING TO BE REPLACED? --S. M, A: According to B&G secretary Doris Tuley, Buildings and Grounds didn't even know that there was a letter missing. Now that they do, they will txy to find a replacement. "It may not be easy .. says Mrs. Tuley. May 9, 1969 Dear President Dmendorf: 1 was pleased and very honored to learn that the Boatd Clf Trustees at its recent meeting had voted to grant me tenure at New College. For a person of my and experience this is indeed a heady draught. It IS with some regret, therefore, that l find it necessary to that 1 be to petition the Board to decision. What l wish to have, the Boaro w1lhng, 1s a simple two-year renewal of my present contract (salary considerations excluded) plus an assurance that thereafter five-year contracts will be awarded at the Boaro's discretion. The reasons for this req_uest are several, and some are rather difficult to formulate. Chief among them, however, is thiSl I believe that the system of tenure, though it may have been, has outlived mcst of 1ts useful ness in liberal arts colleges generally and all of its useful ness at New College in particular. Its original pul'pOSeto protect faculty from arbitrary and improper pressures applied by trustees--has little relevance at New College. The Trustees of this institution have shown remari

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