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Volume \1, Issue 7 7 Nov. 14-20, 7 995 Profile: Kayla Meltzer Drogosz by Amanda Loos It was an inspiring Rice Dream afternoon outside the Granary with student and Judaica Studies/Hillel representative, Kayla Meltzer Drogosz. "It's important to create a sense of history of the past and of the one we're creating right now," she said. Her involvements include volunteering in ambulance units, speaking to Holocaust survivors at the Jewish Federation ("completely fascinating people," she said), working in the United Nations, and dancing in a ballet company. "I can't see myself without connections ... to some thing beyond campus," she said. Through the Judaica Studies program, she has been influential in the way New College views Jewish issues, with programs such as the New Orleans K.lezmer All-Stars performance, the upcoming Chaim Potok presentation, and last year's Yom Hashoah commemoration of the twelve million who died in the Holocaust. Although responses to programs have been positive, "It's lonely sometimes doing events," she said. "Nothing will happen unless students help other students do things." Drogosz was distressed by the CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 INSIDE Study Abroad ..... Animal Shelter . .. ISP ............ General S paatz Buttah I ncarcera ti on Editorial 3 4 4 5 6 6 7 Black Spy Wins in this Issue! NCSA PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION MONDAY by Kate Fink Elections for New College Student Alliance President will be held Monday, November 20 in the Hamilton Center cafeteria. Polls will be open from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00P.M. Nominations for the office opened last Friday and will close this Friday at 5:00P.M. To get on the ballot, candidates must submit a petition with the signatures and box numbers of 50 students to Elections Supervisor Jake Reimer, box 506. Students are not obligated to vote for those for whom they sign petitions. Among the President's duties, according to the NCSA Constitution, are "implementing duly passed motions of the Councils or Student Assemblies [ed.Town Meetings] ... insuring that student opinion is represented and articulated responsibly at all relevant occasions in all relevant manners," and submitting "an outline of next year's fiscal budget to the S.A.C. for review," before the end of the fiscal year. The President also appoints a vice-president to assist with executive duties. The new NCSA President will take office Monday, November 27, and serve for one year. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OFFER PERSPECTIVES ON NEW COLLEGE by Daniel Berke 47% of New College students are from Florida, but only 10% of those are from Sarasota, Bradenton or Venice. These days it's hard to find students from this area who have visited, let alone know about, New College. Sarasota High School and Booker High School welcome visitors and speakers, yet guidance counselors cannot offer information to outsiders regarding who is interested in, or has applied to, New College. One is welcome to find such individuals, but in the interest of privacy, no clues are given as to where they might be. When visiting Sarasota High School, one male student stated, "The only thing I know about New College is that it's near the airport." After overhearing this another student laughed and explained, "If you want to know about our perceptions of New College, you should talk to the intellectuals, but I don't see any now." After events such as the PCP and the three-year #1 ranking in Money Magazine, New College has still not infiltrated the minds of such students. This may be in part due to a form of social difference. Sarasota High School senior Cody Souders commented, "Most of the students [at NC] seem like, really smart, but strange." Booker High School junior Steve Mills added; "People are quick to make judgments about people who are different-they say they are 'stra nge' or 'crazy.'" Souders also said that New College does not effectively recruit in this area. Souders commented, ''No one here knows anything about it. I know it's like the premier honors college of Florida, but I only know that because my grandmother received a double-major there last year." Mills said his only contact with New College information has been through students whom he knows inde pendently of New College recruiting. Even some current New College students from Sarasota and Bradenton CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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2 The Catalyst Nov. 14-20, 1 995 "PROFILE" FROM PAGE 1 assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. "I was in tears about it," she said. At the Coffeehouse, she sang "Hatikvah," the Israeli National Anthem, as her way of mourning with her community Prior to her three years here, Drogosz spent two at Marymount Manhat tan College in New York City majoring in Dance and International Studies. She transferred to New College, and her major is now Public Policy/Southeast Asian and Chinese Studies. She said of her transition,"It's a strange story A grant took her to Israel in high school, coinciding with the the invasion of Kuwait. "We knew where the bomb shelters were. We knew where the gas masks were. We had drills. It's very different being in a country that is poised for war ... makes you serious-minded." While volunteering in the Asia Society in New York, she found that other global issues, besides those of the Middle East, interested her The Cambodian conflict which she termed "the Asian Auschwitz ," was one. My agenda was to be an advocate ... to make people conscious of them [the Cambodian victims]. Drogosz took an internship at the U .S. Mission to the United Nations, which provides research and support for ambas sadors. Her feelings about that experience are positive, but she said, "I realized that foreign service wasn't something I wanted to go into ... I don t want to be a woman with a fat cat on a chaise lounge talking_ General Editor Den Zazueta-Audirac Managing Editor Kate Fink Staff Writers Dan Berke, Evan Greenlee, Matthew Grieco, Rachael Lininger, Amanda Loos, James Reffell Graham Strouse, and Rocky Swift Layout Kelly Nichols and Matthew Spitzer Business Manager Kenneth Burruss and Sara Foley Computer Guy Steve Wilder about the places I've been." ''The city was fulfilling she said but the school wasn't. .. I was trying to pull together a dynamic that wasn't there." Drogosz is looking into law schools across the country as well as the Hebrew University of Oriental Studies in Israel, but she's not sure if she s ready for "aliyah"-the move to Israel. She explained by quoting James Thurber: "Man is flying too fast for a world that is round. Soon he will catch up with himself in a great rear end collision and man will never know that what hit him from behind was man himself MINUTES OF SAC MEETING MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1995 Meeting convened at 9:00P.M. All members in attendance except Meg Moore, Christa Polley and Jake Reimer All votes were unanimous except where otherwise indicated. NC Youth Solidarity Group-Andy Snyder requested $50. 00 for paper, envelopes, stamps posterboard, markers, printing copying, faxing and food for meetings and a potluck for area high school students. Alternatives for some of these supplies were suggested. allocation: $35.00 The Bengali Project-Kelly Nichols requested $500,000.00 for the purchase of a Royal Bengal tiger and $250,000 00 for ancillary expenses ( e.g. live antelope, gazelle, wildebeest etc .). The request was tabled until more information is available. NC Radio Project-lien Zazueta Audirac requested $357.00 for cleaning supplies, modular shelving, a table, and soundproofing supplies for the radio room behind the Fishbowl. It was suggeted that cleaning supplies could be borrowed from the maintenance staff. allocation: $342.00 Et Tu? The Journal of Antiquities-Lisa Swanstrom and Matt Amati requested $160.00 for printing costs. allocation: $160.00 Stavescare & MXIPX-Lex Thompson requested $1020.00 for honorariums, hotel rooms, and meals for these two groovy bands. The request was tabled until more information is available. Tavern on the Court-Nick Napolitano requested $65 .71 food drinks, and decorations for a tavern to be held on Saturday, November 11, 1995. The request was granted with the condition that any surplus money raised from this event be returned to the S.A.C allocation: $65.71 Wellness Week-Amy Andre requested $35.00 for food and drinks for a Sports Day and lotion for a massage workshop. allocation : $35.00 Meeting adjourned at 10:15 P.M. [minutes prepared by David Salinas] The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http:/ /www.sar. usf.edu/ -catalyst/index.html Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalyst Box 75, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243 or catalyst@virtu.sar.usf edu Submissions may also be placed in the Catalyst box marked "Letters to the Editor/ Contributions." (In the Student Gov't. Boxes next to Barbara Berggren's office) Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 words. Contributions may range in length from 250-500 words. Submissions should be labeled as either a letter to the editor or a contribution and include name and contact information. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. Submissions should be received by 5:00PM Friday in order to appear in the following week's issue. The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submmissions for reasons of space or grammar. Sponsored by Maria Vesperi and Dean Michalson

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The Catalyst Nov. 14-20, 1 995 3 STUDENTS SHARE STUDY-ABROAD EXPERIENCES by Kate Fink The International Studies Com mittee held a forum last Thursday encouraging students to consider studying abroad. Students who had studied abroad shared their experiences and answered questions from their peers Members of the student panel emphasized that study abroad can be affordable Second-year Robin Stockseth, who spent last spring in Ecuador, said she chose Partnership for Service Learning as her study-abroad program because of its low cost and small size. She also got a loan from Financial Aid to help cover her costs. "There's a little bureaucracy but it's really worth it," she said. Career Center Director Karen Patriarca said grants are also available through the school. She invited students to talk to her about ways to pay for off campus study. "There is a way for you to have some kind of international experi ence," she said. Studying abroad is not the time to get ahead in academics, panel members said. Most found their classes to be easy and unimportant compared to getting acquainted with their surroundings "Don t go for the academic program because you're not going to get it," said "IDGH SCHOOL" FROM PAGE l learned of New College incidentally First-year Pete Kezar, who attended St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Bradenton, first heard of New College from his father, a member of NC's charter class who graduated in 1967 Mercedes Paulino, a second-year from Sarasota's Pineview High School, first heard of New College in fourth grade, when her teacher took some courses here in psychology. Paulino stated, "I didn't know much about [NC]-I thought it was just a library ... But I started hearing some of the publicity-I thought it was good, but not good enough." Paulino said that there was recruiting done at Pineview High School. Paulino later added, "New College third-year Kirsten Pomerantz, who studied in Ireland. Pomerantz was first drawn to her study-abroad program because of its courses in conflict resolution; she ended up taking no classes at all. Fourth-year James Todd recom mended students spend their free time away from others in their study abroad groups. I think you're probably going to learn more on your own than with a group," he said. Todd knew no Spanish before he studied in Mexico, and found it difficult to learn the language with group members who spoke English Professor of Economics and International Studies Committee Chair Fred Strobel suggested students get a head start on studying their countries of choice before they leave. "You can do an ISP [about the country] and then study abroad there," he said. Forum participants were impressed by student turnout. About 50 students aLLended the meeting "You have confirmed my confidence in student interest" in study abroad programs Associate Professor of Spanish Terry Palls said. ''This proves you can get more than three New College students at something other than CLAST or PCPs Patriarca said is like a city of its own. People at New College are kind of feared. I did not want to become a [stereotypical] 'New College student' even though I go here." When asked if there is a general outsiders' view" of New College, Paulino stated, "Yeah-[New College students] all take drugs. They do some good stuff, but they're a bunch of slackers. That's why it was a stigma for me to go here. It's like you have two choices, either here or MCC." Mills noted that, "I have some friends who ask me if New College students are just a bunch of druggies No one is willing to come by and just get to know [NC students] I mean, I've gotten past that and, you have to just say, '[NC students] are so smart." World OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER Avishai Raviv, leader of the far right group Eyal, was arrested on Thurs day in connection with the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin The confessed murderer Yigal Amir, was a member of Eyal. Last Friday Bosnia's Croat and Muslim communities agreed to strengthen their political and economic federation. The accord gives the federation control of virtually all civilian functions, and marked the first agreement in 10 days of peace talks in Dayton, Ohio National Retired General Colin Powell said last Wednesday he will not run for the Presidency, Vice-Presidency or any other elected office in 1996. The former chair man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he does not have the commitment and pas sion required to run the race and to suc ceed in the quest." The federal government may shut down next week unless Congress passes a bill to raise the national debt limit. A bill of this nature was passed last week, but the President vetoed it because it con tained too many other items (like weaken ing the environmental laws and abolishing the Commerce Department). Calvin and Hobbes is leaving our world! Bill Watterson announced in a let ter to newspaper editors that he's ending the duo as of December 3 l. He said he hopes to pursue other ventures without time constraints and artistic compromises. In Chamblee, Georgia, fraternal twins Courtney and Chris Salthouse got identical scores on the SAT college ad mission test: 1600 the highest possible mark. State/Local Maryling Aores (f), 13, and Chris tian Davila, 14, of Miami, drowned them selves in the Tamiami Canal after being forbidden by the girl's mother to see each other. Flores feared she might be preg nant, and her mother thought they were too young for such a relationship Both lovers left several suicide notes, one of which said,"You don't Jet me see him in this world, so we're going to another place

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4 The Catalyst Nov. 14-20, 1 995 HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE PETS YOU DON'T HAVE by Rachael Lininger There are no pets in the donns at New Co1lege. The same cannot be said for the classes and computer labs. One cat went to an 8 A.M. math class in Hanson /I and cried until she was let in the room. Another Q, &'{ sleeps .., regularly in w")o '<.:;; .. the Publications Office A third schmoozes dinner from anyone he can. R.A .s have said that Housing ,..I Director Mark Johnson may make a "cat check" of the dorms. If that happens, responsible people who don't own cats will lose their extra roommates. This problem is larger than the campus. "There are too many animals that no one is taiUng responsibility for," Jody Jackson at Sarasota Animal Services said. Most of the cats and dogs that find their way to the Pound are put to sleep ("euthanized," for the euphemistic); a lucky few are adopted. The problem is space-there isn't anywhere to keep them all, and it's a public health hazard to have them roam the streets. Without tags, you don't know if they've had their rabies some sort, there's no way to tell if it's a stray or a pet that has wandered too far. Sarasota County has a database with the owner's name, address and phone number for all licensed pets, but many people don't bother to register, perhaps because of the price: $5.50 for a neutered animal, or $16 for an unfixed one. Or, people can also put their own tags on the pet (I've vaccinations. Any unvaccinated animal is a health ..------------------, seen them mail-order The Humane Society for maybe $2) with can be reached at 944-4131. The their phone number. hazard." number for Sarasota Animal Jody assured that No one has Services is 316-1081. Animal Services time to go around '-----------------J would call, even if the patrolling for animals. Still, the com plaints come, and the kennels fill. "Usually, a citizen, or complainant, as we call them, will have a stray animal hanging around their home, and will call and ask us to pick it up. Some people bring in their own pets, because they can't keep them." If it's a stray that may not really be a stray, "we do everything we can to get that animal back home." But even if the cat or dog has a home, it can be impos sible to find. Unless the animal has tags of tags weren't from the county. Animals without homes, or who are allowed to wander too much, are more likely to get diseases and parasites If the pet wasn't fixed, it will probably breed more strays. It costs less than a hundred dollars to fix and vaccinate a male cat; it's a little more for a female. If you adopt your pet from the Humane Society or work some volunteer hours, they'll fix it for free. If you adopt your cat from Animal Services, $45 covers neutering, rabies shots and the city license. THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES OF JOE STUDENT AND THE SEARCH FOR THE LOST ISP by Graham Strouse Joe's back, and he's bad. As you may remember, Joe Student sat around for most of our last exciting episode ditheril}g about what to do for his ISP. Since then, he 's experienced apotheo sis, found God given up smoiUng, and come up with an ISP topic (drum roll, please ... ): Urban bow hunting! Joe, you see, whiled away many a youthful hour on Wall Street, picking off suits and street vendors with his dad's compound, recurved, 250-pound pull longbow. Why not put an academic spin on urban bow hunting and spend January thinning the downtown lunch herd on Main Street, thought Joe? Now all he's got to do is make his ISP into a product worth buying. Scoping Out Your Sponsor If Joe hopes to sell one of his pro fessors on his somewhat eccentric ISP idea successfully, he would be wise to heed the words of Associate Professor of Psychology Gordon Bauer "The best way [to find an ISP sponsor] is to go in prepared," ays Bauer. "One of the worst ways is to go into somebody's office and say 'What am I going to do? Do you have any ideas?"' While this may seem an obvious point, we Novo Collegians are an impul sive lot. Many of us are either unwilling to organize or uncertain about how to go about it. able to help you scope out prospective ISP sponsors: your sponsor, other stu dents, the library Bauer recommends that students looking for an ISP sponsor log on to LUIS (Library User Infonnation System) and do an "author" search for professors they want to work with. Skimming through professors' published work is a good way to find out what sorts of sub-CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 Students who expect to be working closely with their ISP sponsor during January (if they're working in the chemistry lab, for instance) should take extra care to come in early and Students Get 10% 0 ff prepared. Once you've got an ISP topic, you've got a number of sources avail-Buy Sell Trade IHFo11h_ Used j Rare o Downtown Sarasota 1488 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 U.S.A. Monday-Saturday 10:00 A.M.-6:00P.M. ( 813)366-1373

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The Catalyst Nov. 14-20, 1995 5 Attention Any Big van SPAATZ DROPS BOMB, GETS STREET vader Fans! NAMED AFTER HIM Big Van Vader is out of action until February due to a shoulder injury. He has been released from his contract with World Championship Wrestling. Did you know ... In Fall 1991, rapper L.L. Cool J. finished fourth in a seven-way race for the NCSA presidency. Mr. Cool J., who was not aware of his candidacy, beat three student candidates Steve Waldman, a.k.a. "Fuzzy Steve," won the office. How's My Driving? Send compliments or complaints to catalyst@virtu.sar.usf.edu "LOST ISP" FROM PAGE 4 jects they're interested in. Many students assume that profes sors know more about certain subjects than they actually do. Bauer, for instance, has many students approach him about doing ISPs on Carl Jung because he teaches psychology. Bauer studies whale and dolphin behavior. "I know about as much about Jung as I do about Mandarin [Chinese]," he says. Designing your Schpiel Once you've scoped out a prospec tive sponsor or four (it can never hurt to have a back-up plan), the time comes to by Rachael Lininger The road from Hamilton Center to Tamiami Trail is named after General Carl A. Spaatz, who ordered the Enola Gay to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. He was a brigadier general at the start of World War ll, and headed the Air Force Combat Command (then a part of the Army, not an independent branch of the Service). At the beginning of 1944, he was put in command of the Strategic Air Force in Europe and ran the massive daylight bombing of Germany. He signed the German surrender documents as a witness. In 1945 he was promoted to full general and sent to the Pacific theater of the war Feeling that Japan was about to surrender, he recommended conventional bombing. He had no part in the decision to drop the A-bomb on Hiroshima, and insisted upon written orders. According to one biography of Spaatz, he objected to the atomic bomb ing of Japan on technical rather than sketch out your ISP project. By "sketch out," I mean just that. If you need to study, study broadly Focus on breadth rather than depth at this point. You don t need to have a compre hensive syllabus detailing your plans for every moment of every day. You should at least have a rough timeline, though. Joe's urban bow hunting ISP, for instance, might require him spending the first two weeks researching the history of bow hunting, and the second two weeks hunt ing wild Sarasotans. Be realistic when you design your proposal. Writing a series of short stories is probably realistic. Writing a novel is most likely not. Figure out what you need to read, where you have to go, whether the lab equipment you need is available. Be cautious when esti mating how much time you' 11 need for your final project. If you're not cer tain whether it will bear fruit, agree on a back-up plan with your TSP sponsor moral grounds. If he had felt that the bomb--and civilian deaths-were necessary, he would have recommended using it. But he did not believe it neces sary, and requested written orders to make that clear. On August 6, 1945, by order of the President and his advisory committee, Spaatz sent the Enola Gay to bomb Hiroshima. Spaatz had a list of targets for the next atomic bombing, all urban areas. He recommended that the next bomb be dropped on a less-populated target. Instead, he received orders to bomb Nagasaki. On August 9th, the second bomb was dropped. Of 70,000 deaths, about 500 were soldiers; half of those were American POWs. After the war, Spaatz was instru mental in the Air Force's move out of the Army. He served as the first chief-of-staff of the newly independent Air Force. He retired in 1948 and died on June 14, 1974 at the age of 83. ahead of time. Joe, for instance, would be wise to have some alternative if he can't catch any urbanites within the legal limits. Perhaps he could keep a hunting journal. Making your Pitch Be specific. Be specific. Be specific. Don't show up with a vague idea in your head and a glazed look in your eyes. Your schpiel should be pretty close to your thesis statement. For examples: "I want to study the cultural impact of Western European trade on Chinese Turkestan in the 19th century" or "I'd like to throw, fire, and glaze 15 pots." Joe's ISP pitch might sound some thing like, "I want to study the develop ment of urban bow hunting in medieval Japan and bag at least four trophy-sized urbanites." Who knows, somebody might sign the form Correction: The author incorrectly labeled Professor of Philosophy Doug Langston as an Associate Professor of Philosophy in last weeks Joe Student. Members ofThe Catalyst staff and their families have no authority to either pro mote or demote faculty.

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6 The Catalyst Nov. 14-20, 1 995 I T'S LIKE BUTTAH! by Graham Strouse The name just makes me want to order it The Best Steak Sandwich Under the Sun. Of course it :S dark now." -Byron Hartsfield, cont e mplating dinner cho i ces at The Buttery Cafe Last Friday The biggest problem with the Buttery Cafe is its name. A place called the "Buttery" ought to be a posh upscale joint, particularly if it's wedged amidst the tourist traps of St. Armand's Circle. The Buttery should be pretentiously unadorned and dimly lit. The menu should include items like flaming Aegean goat cheese served by out-of-work actors in crisp white shirts. The Buttery Cafe is none of these things Walk in the door and what you'll see is a New York Diner done over in Florida Kitsch. Gray, white, and slatefront of the cash register. There's a mirror with a stained wood frame mounted every ten feet and pastel colored wooden alligators jut out from the wall at every conceivable angle The Buttery is basically a breakfast n burgers place with a more interesting The Butte r y Cafe 2833 St. Armand's Circle 388-1523 menu selection. They serve omelettes, eight different species of pancakes (including honey-laced granola) hot and cold sandwiches, buffalo wings and a half-dozen Main Attractions such as baby back ribs, shrimp marinara, and Keys Jerked Chicken. Prices range from about $3.50 to $5.00 for breakfast $5 to $7 for lunch stuffs and fried snacks, and $9 to $11 for the entrees. Coke refills are colored tiles cover the floor like a random free. checkerboard. Two rows of vinyl booths line the walls and you can smell hear and see the kitchen from the swivel stools in The food is good, a little over priced but no more so than Perkin s or Denny's. The Grilled Cajun Chicken ($5 50) is a bit bland but juicy. It's served on a toasted roll with lettuce tomato, and mayonnaise, and a big heap of chips on the side. The Swiss Mushroom Burger ($5.99) was very good The meat was red and crumbly and the warm swiss dripped out past the rim of the bun. The Swiss Mushroom came with the same accoutre ments as the Cajun Chicken, sans mayon naise The service was polite and swift when we visited The waiter did misspell Cajun" twice on our tab. The restaurant is clean, cluttered, and sparsely populated late at night. It also has very good hours-24 of them, every day. This is a big plus for students looking for a place to drink coffee and study in peace at 3:00a.m. Vegetarians and vegans will find their dining options somewhat limited. Health-conscious omnivores are in luck, however as the Buttery serves a number of "healthy" entrees marked with little red hearts on the menu. IT'S NOT JUST AN EDUCATION, IT'S INCARCERATION by Matthew Grieco school to obtain funding from the State-Floridians like prisons it's only one step further for us to Floridians like prisons a lot. In fact, surrender our individual freedoms for the 80 % of this fine state's assets go towards sake of further prosperity. the budget of the Department of CorrecBetter still, the symbols and tions. Assets that include taxpayers mechanisms of our imprisonment are money Assets that are meant to fund a already there. Much of the surgery broad range of social services across the required will be cosmetic Of course, state Assets that could be going to things Dean and Warden Gordon E. "Mike" like say, education. Michalson, Jr. will have to lose the first Oh, let's be frank: We need that two words of his title, but his name is too money here. long anyway. The Student Academic Alas, in this age of the philosophy Status Committee (SASC) will be of NIMBY (Not In My BackYard), dissolved, but in its place a Parole Board Americans (and in particular worn-out old will be set u p in D-Buildi ng. The more Americans retired to southern climes) one contemplates these changes, the more would rather keep criminals from the past one realizes how close we are to reaching out of their hair than keep the leaders of our goal already. the future in school. In taking these bo l d steps, howThe solution to this dilemma is ever, we cannot lose sight of the ideals clear: upon which New College was founded. In We have to make New College into order to preserve New College's status as a prison Such sweeping changes of institu tional character are not foreign to the history of our school. In 1975, we sacrificed our autonomy as a private a unique alternative in higher incarcera tion, standards have to be maintained This wou l d, of course, start with the judicial system Judges will be permitted to send only the most elite criminals to our doors. For example a crime punish able by confinement to New would be reprogramming Pentagon computers to fire nuclear missiles at Pat Buchanan's house. Once here, inmates will realize that they are not alone in their creativity, and be forced to research new ways to express their energies. Instead of assigning traditional sentences to convicts they wish to send to New, judges will ask each prisoner to draw up a list of goals for his or her correctional program. Such l ists would be written up as contracts, with two such contracts required for each year of the prisoner's sentence Naturally, i n mates who do no t satisfy t heir contrac t s regu lar l y will be transferred to more con ven tional correctional i n stitutions. Another obstac l e to co n front is the exposed nature of the New College camp us The present borders of the camp us include re l atively few walls, and desperate inmates could always ma k e a break across Sarasota Bay to Longboat Key. C O NTINUED O N P A G E 7

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The Catalyst Nov. 14-20, 1 995 7 EDITORIAL: JESSICA, TAKE THIS JOB, PLEASE! The NCSA Presidency can be a thankless job. In return for a modest stipend, the President earns the opportunity to while away her life poring over chin-high stacks of paperwork; the privilege to act as intermediary between contentious students, profes sors, and administrators; and the right to take the blame when things don't work. With this in mind, The Catalyst endorses second-year Jessica Falcone for the NCSA Presidency. Whether Falcone is out of her mind for wanting this job is debatable. What is not debatable is that she is only candidate blooded with NCSA government experience (she's currently co-NCSA Vice-President and has served on a number of committees), and the only candidate to offer a concrete plan of action. More significantly, she may be the only candidate period, unless second-year Matt Olson goes ahead with his plan to make an eleventh hour bid. Her present lack of opposition aside, Falcone's attractiveness as a candidate lies in her willingness to reform a student government that has long suffered from various and sundry ills. Among these is the fact that its members have often not known what their jobs are. Partly this is because some of their positions are poorly defined under the Constitution. Partly this is because many didn't read the Constitution. Falcone says she wants to increase student's "Constitutional awareness." We believe her. She says she wants to define more clearly the roles of the three branches of government. We believe her. She also says that she wants to improve communication between students and student government. We believe her. The reason we trust Falcone's intentions is because she has a plan. Falcone wants the power of the nigh-omnipotent SAC checked by Student Court and the President. She'd like the Court to start meeting regularly and empower it as a viable means of resolving student-student conflicts without involving the University Police. She says she plans to put out a regular student government newsletter and move elections back to November and March. The Catalyst believes Falcone is the best qualified candidate for the NCSA Presidency, Give her the student mandate she deserves by casting your vote on Monday, November 20. "INCARCERATION" FROM PG.6 No problem. The newly adopted Master Plan has this covered. Bayshore Road is already scheduled to be closed off, and General Spaatz boulevard will be extended, instilling more of a closed campus feel. From there, it should not be too difficult to work in thick, stone walls stretching about 50 feet high, topped with barbed wire and motion detectors. A group ISP can be arranged to dig a moat around campus, letting water in from Sarasota Bay. Clearly, the visionaries who plot the future of New College have their fingers on the pulse of our future, and are already conscious of our manifest destiny. In fact, many things which currently don't work around New College could finally be put to good use. Those empty, broken fountains? Simple: fill the space with dirt and replace the spouts with periscopes. This will alleviate some of the burden on our hard-working University Police, by allowing them to monitor us remotely from the Cop Shop. Which brings us to the crowning glory of the New Sarasota/Bradenton International Correctional Facility: The Panopticon. Yes, Jeremy Bentham's prison theory, popularized by Michel Foucault, will enable New College to make the transition swiftly from school to slammer. It all comes down to the Center of the Universe, Palm Court. We all know that living in the Pei Dorms gives one a sense of the utmost visibility and vulnerability. The doors are tran parent, open into a common area, and are paired with large windows which turn every room into a fishbowl. Or, as Foucault says: "In short, the principle of the dungeon is reversed; daylight and the overseer's gaze capture the inmate more effectively than darkness, which afforded after all a sort of protection." The construction of an Observation Tower in the center of Palm Court (which spot, I might add, lacks a tree, further testament to the prescient nature of our architects) will allow easy surveillance of the entire Pei cellblock. This, combined with the fountain periscopes, wall, and moat, will make certain that no inmate leaves New Prison before the time is right. There can be no doubt that, upon witnessing these progressive strides, the State of Florida will happily fund old New. By demonstrating our position on the cutting edge of institutional reform, we will prove ourselves worthy of the money of Florida's tax-paying citizens. Oh, incidentally: Marriott will stay.

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8 The Catalyst Nov. 14-20, 1995 ANNOUNCEMENTS Wellness Week is fast approaching. November 27-December 2 is devoted to being mentally, spiritually, physically, emotionally, environmentally and socially well-so get ready. contact : C. Ward, box 239. There will be a forum on Police Presence at Walls on Wednesday November 15, at 6:00 in the Fishbowl. Captain William Kelly, Director of Campus Police Services, will be in attendance. Stop whining to people who can't change anything, and come talk with the policy maker If you have any questions drop a note in box 387. Ceili ceili ceili ceili ceili! Come to this wacky Irish folk dance Friday at 7:30P.M in the College Hall Music Room. There's even a Beginners' Workshop at 7:00P.M. No dancing experience is necessary, refreshments will be available, and it's free to all New College/USF students with ID. Contact Kate at box 190 or fink@virtu for more info. The New College Alumnae Lecture Series will be featuring two speakers this semester. Joshua Breakstone '72-'75, now a jazz musician and composer will be in Sudakoff on Tuesday, November 28 at 7:00. He will be discussing his school days, his career path to where he is now and, I'm sure, any issues that interest you jazz buffs. Hank Blumenthal '76, the motion picture producer of such films as "Tokyo Decadence" and "In the Soup" will be in theTA at 7:00 on Friday December I. Hank will be screening a film or two and answering questions after. Dr. Michael Bach, AIDS researcher, will be speaking on the latest breaking news in AIDS research Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 in Sudakoff. Come listen and then sign up for the Dance Marathon to benefit AIDS Manasota!!! ISP OPPORTUNITIES During this coming ISP period, three seminars will be offered as part of the "Origins and Cycles" Program jointly funded by NEH, NSF, and FIPSE. This is the second year that seminars are being offered during the ISP period under this program Each seminar is limited to students who have not previously participated in one of the "Origins and Cycles" seminars. To sign up for the ISP seminars, contact one of the faculty listed for the seminar you are interested in. Origins of the Cosmos. Today cosmology is one of the most exciting fields in natural science yet some of its leading exponents are attempting to restore a humanist or religious perspective to the study of the physical universe. This seminar will expose students to the history and theory of humanistic and scientific approaches to the study of cosmology. Attention will be paid to attempts to describe the origins, structure and destiny of the cosmos in various cultures around the world. Instructors for this seminar are John Newman, Assistant Professor of Religion and Asian Studies, and George Ruppeiner, Professor of Physics. Cycles of Concern: Ethics and Experi mentation. This seminar is an investigation of the ethical issues arising from organic, psychological and biological experimentation and research Attention will be paid to the history and culture of experimental research in psychology as well as biology General ethical issues arising from such research will be addressed with an emphasis on grounding these concerns in the experimental material presented in the seminar. Instructors for this seminar are AI Beulig, Professor of Biology, Charlene Callahan, Associate Professor of Psychology and Jennifer Herdt, Assistant Professor of Religion Cycles of Ecological Literacy. The place of human beings in the natural world, their perception of that world, and the resulting effect they have on it will be treated in this seminar. By combining the methodologies of scientific observation and analysis with literary forms and interpretation, the seminar will build an integrated scientific and humanistic understanding of the natural world as it is and as we perceive it to be. Instructors for this seminar are Mac Miller, Professor of Literature, and Julie Morris and Jono Miller, Coordinators of the Environmental Studies Program. John Morrill, Professor of Biology, will also participate in the seminar. Palm Court Projections will be showing "Memories of Underdevelopment," a Cuban film by Tomao Guitierrez Alea, at 8:30 on Thursday (11/16) in theTA. On Sunday, 11119, we'll be showing the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 8:30 in Palm Court-Show up! Dress up! Want to show something on the big screen? Why not use the new video projector and sound system? If you want reserve it and/ or learn how to use it (it's so easy, Michael Jackson's monkey could do it), contact Jon Landry (box 358). Any questions on these announcements, contact Jon Landry 358-0242. Important Dates: CAREER CENTER ANNOUNCEMENTS Wed. Nov. 15 3:30PM Interviewing Skills Workshop Mon. Nov. 20 5:00PM Job Search Workshop Tue. Nov. 21 12: 00 noon Job Search Workshop NEW OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: HC-Fishbowl PME-213 PMD-219 International Career Employment OpportunitiesA bi-weekley newsletter for job seekers looking for international positions. Contains current openings with Federal Agencies, government contractors, private voluntary organizations, corporations, as well as international internships. More than 600 current job openings in each issue. SIGI Plus Graduate School SelectorA database which includes information on more than 800 accredited graduate institutions in the U.S. and nearly 13,000 graduate programs, in fields such as Biological Sciences, Business, Computer Science, Education, Engineering and Psychology. Intership Position AvailableRed Horse Lodge, Inc. Crow Creek Reservation in south central South Dakota on the banks of the Missouri River. Willingness to make a commitment of 3 to 12 months. Includes meals, housing and stipend. For additional information on all of the above opportunities, stop in the Career Resource Center, PME-119.


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