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THE CATALYST A Student Publication of New College we love Macs, really we do ELECTIONS RUN SMOOTHLY Byron Hartsfield In this spring's NCSA election there were no heavily advertised last-minute write-in candidates, no accusations of impropriety, no outbreaks of violence. There was not even the traditional failure to publicly post the Constitution. Several students were swiftly elected to positions of power and responsi bility where their actions will affect the very nature of New College in the months to come. Spurning the anti-incumbent spirit so supposedly prevalent in the 1990s, New College reelected last year's representatives in all three Student Affairs Committee races: Jake Reimer for First Year Representative, Stephanie Weiss for Second Year, and Sara Kuppin for Fourth Year. The race for first year representative was perhaps the most exciting, as there were four candidates, three of whom had campaign strategies. Reimer prominently displayed a large poster promising voters "more smiles per gallon". Tal Greenberg's "Meet the Candi dates" speech focused on his application of the Utilitarian calculus to SAC issues. Mike Rutenberg, capitalizing on recent sign-related events, put up satirical posters promising that "college is not as fun as you think when you don't vote for Mike Rutenberg." There were multiple candidates in the other two SAC races as well. The rest of the ballot had more positions than candi dates. There were four candidates for the four Student Court positions; Kim Kroflich ran unopposed for Student Prosecutor, as did Jason Hackney for Food Service Committee. There were no official candidates for Fitness Center Representative, Library Committee Representative, or for any of the three Residence Life Committee positions. Write-in candidates were elected to these positions, mostly with less than ten votes each. Some of these new representatives did not learn of their elevated status until Friday. Although it might be a little unnerving to be repre "ELECTIONS" CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 Volume IV, Issue 20 February 21, 1995 STUDENTS PROTEST PROP OSIDO N 187 Kate Fink About 30 students gathered in front of Hamilton Center last Friday for a press conference against California's Proposition 187 and similar legislation. The press conference fell on the second day of a three-day fast Snyder among others in the Activist Coalition, coordinated at New College and in the Sarasota community to protest Proposition 187. "Immigrants have natural rights just like everyone else. These rights include the right to education, medicine, food, due process, and the right to work," Andy Snyder said during the conference. Proposition 187 denies some social services to illegal immigrants. "Any proposal to eliminate those rights assumes that immigrants are not fully human," Snyder said. The idea for the fast began in California, and the word of it spread across the country. Snyder said he first heard about it over the Internet. "We are not simply contesting one piece of legislation," Sofia Memon said. "It is important that we educate ourselves about the U.S.-imposed systematic oppression which has been escalating for quite some time in Latin America and the Carib bean." Memon said since the U.S has been responsible for this economic oppression in Latin America, it therefore owes immigrants opportu n ities to seek prosperity in the U.S. "It is in escaping economic and military oppression in their own co u n tries that they [Latin American immigrants] seek refuge within our borders," she said. "HUNGER STRIKE" CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 Inside T his Issue Opinion ........................................... 2 Letter to the Editor .................................. 3 Stairs Update ...................................... 5 Valentine's Day (Sucks) PCP .......................... 5 Pete Fazio Leaving New College ....................... 6 Perfomers Workshop Ensemble ........................ 7 Outside the Ivory Tower .............................. 7 Announcements ..................................... 8

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2 The Catalyst February 21, 1995 OPEN LETTER TO THE LANDLORDS Opinion by Ken Burruss The New College campus is, for lack of a better term, falling apart. Let me briefly detail some things for you: The first court Pei staircase is taken away months before and shows no sign of coming back. The second court staircase was removed last week. Rumors abound that they won't be back until end of March. Students continue to go through those ways, stumbling over broken bricks, walking around piles of recycables that haven't been removed In one bathroom of B-dorm, two sinks no longer work and the third is well on its way to being the same. The sinks have been clogged since last semester. In the bathroom down stairs, whole sections of the ceiling are leaking badly in a dozen places. Both problems require direct work on the pipes them selves. New students continue flooding on campus, despite the lack of new housing. Students already living on campus are forced to give up lounges and the Bike Shop is forced to relocate to make room for them. It's gotten to the point that there's quiet encouragement for older students to live off campus, just to free up space. There is no photography darkroom, which the student body has requested for years. After looking for a space from one end of campus to another, the darkroom is temporarily set up in a lounge bathroom, again by student effort alone. The common administration answer to these problems, if there is an answer at all, is that there is no money. Yet there is money for the tearing apart of College Hall. Visible clouds of dust and god-knows-what-else hang in the air. Hammering and drilling go on almost unabated. Classes scatter to the four winds while those that remain must shout above the noise. Faculty who have offices in the building try to make due while wiping the collected dust off their papers and books. All this is infuriating enough but the topper is that all of this is going on without the slightest word of explanation, understanding, or apology to students. All we know is what we see one day when workers come to what are our homes and begin changing them. The only thing we are told is to pay our $900 housing fee on time or else, oh, and if you want your own phone like other college students, you pay for it. Thus runs the honors college of Florida. And there's nothing we can do about it The only thing I can think to do is write this and hope somebody agrees. The Catalyst General Editor: Ken Burruss Managing Editor: !len Zazueta-Audirac Staff Writers: Graham Strouse, Rocky Swift, Jake Reimer, Byron Hartsfield, Kate Fink, Meg Hayes, and Nick Napolitano. Layout: Kelcey Burns and Michael Hutch Business Manager: Anjna Chauhan and Adam Rains The Catalyst is also available on-line at http://www.sar.usf.edu/-reffelVcatalyst/catalysthtml Direct inquiries/submissions to our Computer Guy, James Reffell (reffell@virtu.sar.usf.edu) Co-Sponsored by Dean and Warden Michalson and Professor Vesperi Letters to the Editor should be submitted on disk if possible, if not then in type, to Box 75, the Catalyst envelope on the door of the Publication Room, or mailed to: 5700 N Tamiami Trail, Box 75 Sarasota, FL 34243 The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submissions for reasons of space or clarity.

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The Catalyst February 21, 1995 3 Letter to the Editor Many years ago, when I was a first-year at New College I would often engage in a most frustrating type of conversation with older students. These conversations would consist of them grumbling about all the ways in which our beloved New College had gone downhill, how much better everything was in that mystical time known as 'back in the day .' This sentiment used to annoy the hell out of me. I had no desire to hear that kind of crap about a place that I was to call my home for the next four (or five, or six ... ) years, so I convinced myself that they were just being nostalgic, or that somehow their experiences were not relevant to mine. Unfortu nately, in light of the events that have occurred and are occurring at the pool, I am forced to admit that those older students may have been right. Because, you see, I am starting to agree with them. Five years ago, there was no medieval castle around the pool, and no fitness center, complete with "I can see you but you can't see me" mirrors Back then, there used to be a lot of nudity at the New College pool. Not just furtive night-time dips, but full glory-of-god middle-of-the-day twenty-people-at-a time-after-a-thunderstorm nudity. I'm not saying that this happened every day, but when it did, one never worried about being seriously harassed. The police might tell you to get dressed, but it was unheard of that a student would actually be arrested. The year after that the first year of the fitness center's existence several students were arrested for nude sunbathing by the pool. Two years later, I was arrested (at three A M. on a Saturday night) for being naked in the hot tub with a couple of close friends. These days, I don't dare go in there naked, and as far as I know, neither does anyone else. Now, I read in the Catalyst that the pool is no longer open at night. I hope everyone understands exactly what this means. Imagine you are thrashing around at the Wall on a muggy April night. You are dripping with sweat. You're ready for a dip in the pool, aren't you? Tough. A couple of weeks ago, Officer Mislyan informed me that if he caught any students in the pool after dark, he would arrest them for trespassing. Trespassing?! In the New College Pool?! That's like arresting students for loitering on campus. the hot tub, as we all know, was paid for with student money. Now how often, in South Florida, does one desire to use the hot tub in the middle of the day? A couple of weeks in January, maybe, but is that really what we got it for? I wonder if I am the only one who is outraged about this. It seems like, now that we have the Walls back, people are no longer willing or able to get good and angry about anything everyone seems much more inclined to pas sively accept whatever decisions are shoveled our way (with the noteworthy and encouraging exception of the Bike Shop). Perhaps there hasn't been any issue that has been important and universal enough to rile up the student body This issue, I feel, is worth our collective attention and efforts. Skinny dipping in the middle of the night my first couple of years was one of the things that caused me to fall in love with this place. Swimming at night is an important part of the quality of life at this school (read: FUN!). And if you don't believe me now, wait until March or April, when it starts to get good-n hot (anyone remember what the Walls were like this September?) Is anyone up for a bit of a protest? A late night swim-in maybe? Or has the increased willingness to arrest 'misbehaving' students dissuaded everyone from disobeying the authority of the padlock on the pool gate? A gate, I might add, that didn't even exist a couple of years back Buy Sell Trade -Ezra Freeman -Box 164 Used .tl"''llliRC-O.P.-l Rare Downtown Sarasota 1488 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 U.S.A. Open 7 Days A Week (813) 366-1373 SAN FRANCISCO STILE HEAL TIIY 11EXICAN FOOD 1-4.30 Main St. Sacuota. Fl.. 34231 366-9-439 FAX 366-9538

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4 The Catalyst February 21, 1995 "ELECTIONS" CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 sented by students who received only three votes, the only real problem caused by this method of election was a tie for the third Residence Life position; Oliver Luby and Karyle Rozek each had two votes. Originally, there was to be a runoff election the next day in case of a tie, but, 'We figured it wasn't worth the trouble for the third Residence Life position," said SAC Chair Adam Stone, "especially since neither of them ran for it anyway. We thought we'd just let them work it out between them." Stone regarded the issue as very minor, calling the elections "smooth." Cynics may mourn the lack of SNAFUs to mock, but for the election supervisors, a simple election is a good election. "It's been pretty uneventful," said election supervisor John Graham. "We wanted it that way." Total Ballots Cast: 182 Fitness Center Representative (1 position): 1. Graham Strouse (write-in):l3 votes 2. Josh Hufziger (write-in): 8 votes Food Service Committee Student Representative (1 position): 1. Jason Hackney: 136 votes 2. Paul Jaeger (write-in): 3 votes Library Committee Student Representative (1 position): l. Suzanne Cohen (write-in): 3 votes 2. Nina Smuckler: 2 votes Residence Life Committee (3 positions): 1. Aaron Olk (write-in): 8 votes 2. Aaron Lapman (write-in): 3 votes 3. TIE: Oliver Luby (write-in): 2 votes Karlyle Rozek (write-in): 2 votes Student Prosecutor (l position): 1. Kim Kroflich: 116 votes 2. Matt Grieco: 7 votes Student Court (4 positions): 1. Kristina Rudiger: 138 votes 2. Mike Neiderhausen: 129 votes 3. Aaron Gustafson: 127 votes 4. Ernie Souhrada: 101 votes SAC First Year (l position): 1. Jake Reimer (incumbent): 81 votes 2. Mike Rudiger: 33 votes 3. Nick Napolitano: 32 votes 4. Tal Greenberg: 27 votes SAC Second Year (1 position): 1. Stephanie Weiss (incumbent): 74 votes 2. Ashley Colvin: 61 votes 3. Nicole Archer: 47 votes SAC Fourth Year (I position): 1. Sara Kuppin (incumbent): 120 votes 2. Leslie Shaffer: 26 votes "HUNGER SfRIKE" CONI'INUED FROM PAGE 1 Some students were especially concerned about the possibility of similar legislation here. "In FLorida, we have a tremendous population of Cuban refugees ... if this proposition passes here, that's the population that will be hit," Katie MacDowell said. Snyder estimated there were about 40 New College students participating in the fast. Students also wore yellow ribbons around their wrists to show support for the cause. Reasons for participating in the fast varied. "They [illegal immigrants] need to have food and shelter, just like everyone else ... my hunger is really nothing compared to theirs," Tony Lenzo said. Memon said she was not sure if fasting was the best way to show support for the cause. "But," she said, "I think fasting has a high impact. A small number of people fasting can have an incredible impact. Because the hunger strike was a national effort, it seemed that it would be most effective if we went along with that." "I see two purposes in participating in the hunger strike aside from the issue itself... first, it draws people's attentions to the issue and makes it clear that it's a moral i$Sue ... a hunger strike gives a moral tone to the way people view an issue. Also, participating in a hunger strike can draw together people who participate in it, and make them feel connected with the issues, connected with the people who are suffering ... connected with each other," Geoff Kurtz said. Both Snyder and Memon said they were pleased with the number of students participating in the fast and showing up for the press conference. However, only one television station and one newspaper other than The Catalyst arrived to cover the conference. "I expected more press," Memon said. The Activist Coalition also hosted speaker Baldemar Velasquez from the Farm Labor Organizing Committee on the third day of the fast. Memon and Snyder said the group plans to do more work on farm labor issues. "We hope to work more directly with people in the community and illegal immigrants in this area," Snyder said.

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The Catalyst February 21, 1995 5 YOUR EGRESS HAS BEEN REMOVED Rocky Swift Many late risers (such as myself) were rudely awakened last week to the reverberations of jackhammers beating away at the steps of second court. After the bloody carnage ended, second court had lost her north side stairs, just as first court had last December. As it turns out, the stairs are not gone for good; they are being replaced by ... stairs. You see the old stairs were deemed unsafe by the fire marshall (yes, the "fire" marshall) and had to be brought back up to code. The old stairs were not really that old. Until about five years ago, the north sides of first and second court had just the brick wall going straight across and no steps at all. Students would often take a short cut over the wall to get to Hamiliton Center, Sudakoff Center, the parking lot, etc., rather than walk all the way around the court. New College Student Affairs Director (check this title) Mark Johnson, who at that time had recently retired Student Activities Coordinator Mark Briemhorst's office, said that he saw students jumping over the wall to get to Ham Center everyday, thus reulsting in in many a twisted ankle. Johnson decided that having stairs put in place would ease the journey for students and reduce their risk of injury. He then commissioned maintenance man John Ventriglia (spelled right?) and a couple of students to put together some sets of sturdy, cost-efficient stairs for the courts. They did so at a cost of around two hundred dollars. When the fire marshall made his next inspection, he said that the stairs presented an "egress" (exit, passageway) and therefore came under his jurisdiction. He determined that the pitch of the stairs was too high at 8.5". The legal maximum is 7". Also, the stairs were lacking handrails. Johnson and Campus Architect Rick Lyttle made plans to replace the stairs to meet the fire code standards, but the actual work has been sidelined for several years until now. The proposed cost for the project was originally around $20,000; but Johnson and Lyttle decided upon a simpler, cheaper design that will come in around $12,000. Now that the old, hazardous stairs have been removed, students will have to clamber down the jagged rubble until the new, approved stairs are in place, which Lyttle says should be no later than the end of March. PCP DRAWS LARGE CROWD Rocky Swift The third annual "Dress-to-Get-Laid" party, which had the added distinction of being a PCP this year, was definitely much more of an event at New College than the competing amorous holiday celebrated earlier in the week. The festivities were sponsored by Kelly Keefe and Aimee Placas (who origi nated the idea for the party three years ago) as well as Josh Armstrong, Nicole Archer, Oliver Luby, Arin Mason, Sam Daves, and Stein Gramer, who were all pleased with the results of their labors. Barbara Berggren also aided in the organization. The most notable feature of this PCP in comparison to ones in the past was the introduction of identification wrist bands. Students received a florescent pink band and nonstudents over twenty-one could pay three dollars for a blue band. The wristbands were an attempt to help police identify who was supposed to be there and also gain revenue from off-campus visitors. The idea for the bracelets came from SAC chair Adam Stone, who was pleased with the positive response by students and noted that the wristbands may show up again at future PCP's. The SAC allocated $550 for the decorations and food. In a somewhat controversial move, party organizers advertised for the PCP off campus at Manatee Community College and the Ringling School of Art and Design. This was done to help boost the funding and to open up to other college students. Many New College students did not like the idea of inviting hordes of nonstudents to the party. There were no reports of problems from off-campus persons at the PCP, and the police did not make any arrests. The palm trees were adorned once again, this time with plastic sheets with Greek pillar designs on them. The birds and the bees made an appearance in the form of cardboard cutouts strewn between the palms. Cupid's prostrate, skewered body showed up throughout the festivities, most numerously on the $10 t-shirts of attendees. There were numerous amusements for party-goers including a plastic bubble that was inflated by a fan and lined with carpet that served as a sort of lounge area. It had glowing stickers adhering to the plastic that were illuminated by a black light. A pool with a water squirting seat was located nearby, but it did not receive much attention from the participants. Jake Reimer's kinetic sculpture consisting of a light display beneath a decorated plastic tarp did not work as well as planned either. The party ended well into the morning and left Palm Court looking like a war zone. Things should be sadly back to normal very soon.

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6 The Catalyst February 21, 1995 THE MAN FOR ALL JOBS LEAVES Jake Reimer Imagine New College in 1979: Jimmy Carter was in Late last month Pete Fazio accepted a job offer on the office, the Bee Gees were on the radio, and a man named Pete Fazio left his job at Fordham University and came to Sarasota to be the school's first financial aid counselor. With only 125 or so students on financial aid, there was no pressing need for a full time counselorfinancial aid was simply an offshoot of admis sions. In fact, Pete's initial assignment was to be a career planning and placement person, with a little financial aid on the side. Now, getting money for students is all Pete does, and with over 1200 New College and University Program scholars getting their share of more than 7.5 million dollars, most students have been through his office at one time or another. What many people may not know is that "financial aid counselor" is just one of the many hats Pete has worn during his 16 years at New College. Even recent alums may remember a time when Pete served as acting director of student affairs. In the early SO's you could find Pete in the housing office, where he worked for a number of years. "I've been through 3 deans, 5 provosts, and 12 directors of student affairs.", Pete reflected, "I've seen Sudakoff built, I've seen the new library built, I've seen the school population at its lowest point..350 I think, up to where it is now. I've been to some twenty graduations between the two programs." In fact, many of the changes that Pete initiated almost ten years ago have become traditions that students take for granted today. He was responsible for the Pei dorm lounges and the big screen TV, for unearthing the fountains (they used to be planters), even for making the RA selection process the way it is now. The Semi-Normal, the Dance Marathon, and the faculty staff softball game are also all Pete's creations. If things had worked out differently, Pete might still be working in student affairs; as acting director he seemed like the likely candidate for a more permanent position. "He was fully expecting that he would be the new director," said Mark Johnson. Unfortunately, it was not to be. "I think his major downfall was the food service, concluded Mark, referring to the 90,000 dollar food plan deficit that student affairs was struggling with at the time. In fact, records from 1987 also indicate that the Campus Council (a governing body made up of students from both the UP and New), had some difficulties with the way Pete's office was allocating funds. In any case, Pete ended up moving back to the financial aid office where he has been very successful. "He loves to communicate with students, he'll take time to find out what they need, and work with them to get as much for them as possible," said Mark. USF Tampa campus as an assistant director of admissions. He will be replaced by Amy Eisenhart, a 1992 USF Sarasota graduate. While his announcement caused some students to grumble about the possibility that "Tampa is siphoning off New College resources", nothing could be further from the truth. "I applied for the job, I got the job, and I'm very excited about it, said Pete. Of course, he was quick to add that leaving won't be easy. "Sad?", he answered, ... somewhat; excited about a change but sad about leaving. I've had a long and varied history at New College." Starting March 7th, Pete will begin making daily commutes to his new job, and officially he'll have nothing to do with the Sarasota campus anymore. "Nuhhhhhhthing!", he agreed emphatically. It seems that surprisingly few people knew that Pete was leaving. However, even several people who were unhappy with what Pete was able to do for them financially added that they would be sad to see him leave. John Graham's response sums up the general reaction fairly well: "I think its going to be an adjustment for us students just because he is able to do things so well for us here. We are going to miss him. I certainly will." SAC MINUTES February 13, 1995 members in attendance: Sara Kuppin, Meg Moore, Jake Reimer, Tracie Merritt, Rocco Maglio, Adam Stone (chair), Amy [sic], Stephanie Weiss all votes unanimous African American Film Series -$55 to Carolyn Ward for rentals Creative Writing Magazine$112.50 to Trip Linnerooth for printing Jazz Social/Foundation Party $608.60 to James Todd for March 4 Social. The SAC will assume responsibility for inviting Foundation members. Wall Czar-Dwight H. Mann was given the 3hr/wk, $15/wk job and allocated a $200 discretionary budget for repairs and equipment. Lights and Wall Equipment$100 to Adam Stone for lights and equipment repairs for PCP.

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The Catalyst February 21, 1995 7 PERFORMERS' WORKSHOP ENSEMBLE VISITS NEW COLLEGE OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER Meg Hayes Most Novo Collegians came to one of two conclusions regarding the recent visit of the Performers' Workshop Ensemble (PWE). Some students felt very positively about hosting the PWE. On the other hand, there were several complaints regarding the amount of money spent on the PWE. This year they were given $3,000 by SAC, an amount which most of those interviewed found acceptable. One of the themes the group centered on was the difference between "multicultural" and economic diversity. This was clearly expressed in the piece "Room," performed on Saturday, February 11 by Lisa Fay and Jeff Glassman "Room" is one of many ongoing experiments in which the performer's movements were out of sync with the text. They go through a series of otherwise ordinary activities which they distort based on a predetermined rhythmic structure. Some students expressed frustration with the PWE's constant political drumming. Mathieu Sevenet brought up the point that the political commentary worked on the assumption that students were not aware of these social realities, 'They want to take us to a level... which we are already above." "I think the controversy over funding [was] silly.", said McDowell. "There were at least 30 people on the first night, [and we] had an excellent discussion." Danielle Chynoweth, who has worked with the group for three years, said, "I find [the members of PWE] to be extremely silly people who shape this silliness into really wellcomposed art and political commen tary. [They] have a real romance for the social." Students who just were not interested in this kind of experimental theater, however, were disenchanted with the visit. One student was overheard asking, "We paid how much for this?" Said SAC member Amy Laitinen, who was not present when funding for PWE was decided, "I guess the overall feeling I got from many students and faculty was that they caused so much disruption ... I think $3,000 is a lot of money for that, but so many people supported them; that's what's important." Over 50 people showed up for the final performance, many of whom had been converted into performers themselves during the workshops. Based on this year's strong student response, the PWE has asked to return next spring for a seven-week residency as a sort of composite visiting professor. They would like to do a module-long tutorial on nontraditional theater and music, bringing social and political commentary combined with choreography. The University of Illinois based troupe consists of Herbert Briin, Mark Enslin, Lisa Fay, Joe Futrelle, Jeff Glassman, Susan Parenti and New College alumni Danielle Chynoweth and Sam Markewich. International News: The White House Administration is reconsidering President Clinton's visit to the Moscow commemoration of the Allied victory in WWII. The U.S. holds reservations about Clinton attending the summit because of the conflict between Russia and Chechnya. The U.S. and its allies have demanded a peaceful end to the conflict The White House hopes that Yeltsin will successfully negotiate a settlement with Chechnya so that there will be no misgivings about sending the president to the celebration. In an attempt to cleanse itself of Western influences, Iran has banned home satellite antennas. If owners don't remove them within the next 30 days, they face fines up to $57,000. The Council of Guardians, a twelve man council of judges and Islamic canonists, endorsed the law passed by the Iranian parliament National News: The Mississippi-state Senate voted, unanimously and with no debate, to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment. If the House follows suit, Mississippi will become the last southern state to outlaw slavery. The vote was mostly symbolic, as no slaves have been legally held in Mississippi since 1865 30 year old computational physicist and cybersleuth Tsutomu Shimomura recently helped federal authorities track down suspected data thief Kevin Mitnik. Mitnik is suspected of stealing files from such computer giants as Motorola and Apple as well as some 20,000 credit card numbers from Internet Users. Shimomura, from whom Mitnik apparently stole several thou sand files, used sophisticated monitoring techniques to lead authorities on a merry chase down that lnfobahn which eventu ally ended in Mitnik's Raleigh, North Carolina home last Thesday. Mitnik, 31, was convicted of stealing files from Digital Equipment Corp. in 1989. Four soldiers died of exposure at the end of a two month long training mission of the Army Rangers. The exercise is designed to prepare soldiers for extreme weather conditions during war. The soldiers were training in the swampy areas around Eglin Air Force base near Pensacola, Florida. Officials say that a decision to cross cold, rain swollen streams was responsible for the deaths. Three of the soldiers died Wednesday after being rescued and the fourth was found Thursday.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Blueprints for a Common Future-Starting Wednesday, February 22, 7 pm, Parkview House, there will be an open discussion about the future. Bring your speculations and point of view. All are welcome!! Refreshments, too. For more info, contact Jude Levy at 359-4254. ***** Join the Human Race! Saturday, March 4th/7:30am at Sarasota Square Mall. If you want to get sponsors and walk for Planned Parenthood or sponsor someone who does, call Sharon Maloney at 365-3913. * Interested in becoming an R.A.? Well here's the first step. Attend an R.A. Interest Meeting during one of the folowing times: Monday, February 20 at 7:30pm in B-dorm; Tuesday, February 21 at 7:30pm in Pei 342; and Wednesday, February 22 at 3:30pm in Pei 3 I 5. If you are interested but can not attend at any of the above meeting times, please speak with your R.A. or stop by the Housing Office for further information. ***** The Action Auction, sponsored by New College Foundation, has student job opportunities for the night of Saturday, March 18, 1995, from 5 pm until about ll pm in Hamilton Center. $5.00 per hour. Cash paid at the end of the night. Sign up in the trailer next to Robertson Hall. Only 30 openings available, don't delay. You must be able to attend a short pre-auction meeting on March 14 at 4:30pm in the trailer. ***** Professor Mullins and Poimenidou will be reviewed in early March, as part of the regularly, scheduled reviews of faculty. The PAC assesment will include, among other things, an evaluations of the faculty member's teaching, scholarship, ana community involvement and contribution. If your knowledge extends into these areas, we would appreciate your comments. The information we seek is not simply a "for or against" vote, but rather a critical evaluation. We need your letters as soon as possible; all letters must be in the file by 5:00pm 28 February 1995. In accordance with the Board of Regents policy, letters wit be filed in the Provost's Personnel Records for faculty members and will be available only to authorized indiviudals (including the person about whom the letter is written), and of course to PAC members. We cannot use anonymous letters. Please sign your letter. All letters should be sent to Peter Kazaks, Division of Natural Sciences. ***** A next Rape Aggression Defense Class is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, March 18th and 19th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm in Sudakoff. Class is open to all female New College students, faculty, and staff at now charge. Class is limited to 10 participants. Call USFPD, 359-4210, to sign up. ***** A Rape Aggression Defense practice session for all RAd "alums" has been scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Sudakoff. Additional practice dates will be announced at this session. Contact USFPD, 359-4210, if you plan on attending. Bring your RAD Manual to this session in order to gain entry. ***** The USF/New College Library will be having a New/Used Book Sale Tuesday, March 21, through Thursday, March 23, from 9:00 am to 6:00pm at the Rita Kipp Music Room of College Hall. *. AIDS-Manasota is offering free, confidential couseling for people who are HIV positive. Couselors are available from 10:00 am to noon and from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm each weekday. For more information call (813)954-60 I 1. ***** All students will need their new ID cards to use in the library and machines. Students do not need to get a new bar code for food service. The old bar code from Semester I on the old ID cards is still valid.


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