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Volume VI, Issue 10 November 5, 1996 TIBETAN MONKS KICK OFF SPIRIT OF PCP by Mario Rodriguez The 'Dome of Doom' emptied by about 6:20a.m. The shreds of its black surface whipped back and forth in an icy wind not more than two hours old. Fragments of a shattered pumpkin and jack-o-lantern confetti littered the floor Spiraling outward from the center, the torn plastic walls of the maze flapped vi olently, and above the first pink rays of dawn crept across the palms. On the other side of the world how ever, darkness would be coming to another, more unforgiving wasteland. Tse-yang-la, the Buddhist nun who narrated the Tibetan monks performance at Sudakoff earlier that evening, said her people are fleeing their native land across the treacherous terrain of the Himalayas to learn the Tibetan monastic rigor and preserve a traditional way of life which have been all but wiped out by the Chinese. Tibetans do so "literally at the cost of their own lives," she said," ... and if you're caught that means an unlim ited prison sentence." Back on our side of the globe, a cou ple of scavengers combed the wind-swept court. James Sheridan held aloft a black SEE "PCP" ON PAGE 2 INSIDE Ivory Tower ..... .............. 3 Play Previews ............ ..... .4 Calendar ..................... .4 Off Campus ISPs ............... 6 College Authors' Symposium ...... 6 Editorial ................. ... .. 7 Gunpowder, treason and plot AND THE NOMINEES ARE .. by Charles Choi By coincidence presidential elections for the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) this year are held on the same day when around only half of the regis tered voters of this nation pick a citizen older than 35 to act as the head of the ex ecutive branch. By another extraordinary coincidence, November 5 also happens to be Guy Fawkes Day in England, when the English burn effigies and light fireworks to celebrate (or mourn, no one is sure) the execution of the eponymous Guy Fawkes, who tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament with 36 barrels of gunpowder. On that note, let us meet the candi dates for NCSA President (in alphabetical order) : Martha Alter is one of the two current NCSA Vice Presidents. She has served on both the Student Allocation Committee and Student Academic Status Committee. She also helped to organize Pre Orientation and Orientation activities this year. Alter wants to improve the lines of communication within student govern ment, as well as among student government and the student faculty and administration. Alter says she would also like "to think of ways to gain more infor mation about what students want from the student government in order to try to fig ure out ways to improve it: surveys, just talking to people, going into the fitness center, and so on Alter also thinks that the town meet ings should be improved. "I'd really like to figure out a way to improve attendance, but at the same time the amount of atten tion people who are at dinner aren't necessarily at the town meeting." Sharyn Chen sees a lot of frustration "of the potential of what New College can SEE "ELECTIONS" ON PAGE 2 NEW COLLEGE FOUNDATION RECEIVES ONE MILLION DOLLARS FROM LOCAL WOMAN Contributed by New College Foundati on A Lido Beach resident who had never been to New College but said she admired the college and liked everything she read about the work of New College Foundation, bequeathed the residue of her estate, valued at about $1 million, to New College Foundation. Miss LaVonne Jane Leichsenring, who died September 12, designated the Gateway Scholars Endowment Fund at New College Foundation for her gift. This fund was created to provide perpetual funding for academic excellence at New College. Miss Leichsenring's gift, which benefits students in perpetuity, is eligible for state matching funds. The Gateway Scholars Endowment is part of Campaign 2000 for New College, a five-year effort to raise $32 million for the honors college of the State University System of Florida. "Miss Leichsenring's gift has been in spirational," said New College Foundation President Ronald Heiser. "Here was a woman who believed in education and came to love New College. Apparently, she admired us from afar for many years without any personal contact with New College. We are indeed grateful for her commitment to education." The Foundation is now embarked on an intensive effort to add another $1 mil lion to the bequest. The $2 million-plus will then qualify for a 100 percent state SEE "FOUNDATION" ON PAGE 3
2 The Catalyst "ELECTIONS" FROM PAGE 1 be. I'm sure things were splendid, won derful, fantabulous, etc. back in the day ... and yes, things were different but nostalgia can only go o far, or rather so far back ... Chen says, I feel a lot of people have a lot of idea but it' just under-your breath kind of things, as if people felt like they were being ridiculed .I think New College has a lot to offer the community, and I know a lot of people feel like they're running on a hamster wheel. Chen think that a lot of people do "PCP" FROM PAGE 1 iron rail from the pool fence. "It's amaz ing the things you find on the wall after a PCP," he said. Although he was impressed with the after-hours plunder, Sheridan felt the PCP "wa like a grandized wall with a lot of people from off campus Beth Faichney felt that these 'townies' made the PCP le enjoyable for Novocollegians because they didn't mix well with the student population. Still awake at 6:30a.m., she and her friends smiled benevolently at the ruins below. "I think that Palm Court was not much fun," she said, "but the rest of it was fun, like the perimeter stuff," (i. e private cele brations.) However, Chrissie Manning, one of 1,.ca ta I yst C'o'l'r'i:WJMI"" n.,.c.,.,.,.General Editor James Reffell Managing Editor Michelle Wolper Staff Writers Charles Choi S ara Foley Rachael Morris Mario Rodnguez Layout Heather Oliver Nicole Ganzekaufer Business Manager Tom Heisler Contributors New College Foundation Jessica Olson good work at a grassroots level, such as the Economic Injustice Symposium, and that the most interesting and profound ideas "comes across with casual interac tions with people." Matthew Grieco is one of the two stu dent representatives to the Humanities Division right now, and has served on the Constitutional Reform Committee, the Council of Academic Affairs, and the Faculty Appointment and Status Committee. Grieco wants the NCSA Constitution to be given formal recognition by the Deans, as it "would be a valuable precethe chief PCP organizers, aid the pres ence of 'townies' on campus and the resulting increase in patrons is one factor that distinguishes a PCP from a wall and must be accepted as a condition of such a large party. According to Manning, between 450 and 500 people attended the Halloween PCP. But although Jill Doran said he and her fellow PCP organizers hope that everyone had a good time, to Manning this seemed increasingly too much to ask of students in light of rumors that the fur nishers of this year's PCP were spending money on things for personal consump tion, such as drugs and alcohol. "We were given purchase orders to spend on specific things and we had an itemized list of what we were going to spend it on and we gave (the SAC] re-November 5, 1996 dent in the event of any future cha1lenges to the autonomy of the New College student government." Grieco also wants to improve the role of Student Court as well as return town meetings to Palm Court and use the Wall equipment to play music 15 minutes be forehand. And he would like to start an alumni drive as a good way to replace the dead trees in Palm Court. "These trees are expensive, and helping to save 'the center of the universe' is something that would strike a chord with the alumni ceipts, so everything is very clean." One partygoer, still awake at 6:45 a.m propelled himself through the plastic sheeting covered with spray-painted mes sages that warned 'THE FREAKS ARE OUT TONIGHT!' Spy vs. Spy stalked one another while Darth Vader rubbed elbows with Obi-wan Kenobi. One individual, painted blue and clad in ilver overalls, sported a hollowed out watermelon atop his head Under the pulse of multi-colored lights, a student po ing a a rocket hip spun on his axis amid glitter-covered and ghost-faced dancers. Long after the bands packed up, the popcorn was devoured and the pumpkins were mutilated, projections of witches and SEE "PCP" ON PAGE 5 The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http://www. sar. usf edu/-catalyst/ Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalyst 5700 N. Tamiami Tr. Box #75 Sarasota, FL 34243 email@example.com Submissions may also be placed in the Catal y st box marked Letter s to the Editor/Contribu tions" (in the student government boxes next to Barbara Berggren s oftice) Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 word Contributions may range in length from 250 to 500 words. Submissions should be labeled as either letters to the editor or contributions and include names and contact information. Online submissions should indicate in the subject line if they are letters to the editor or contributions. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. Submissions should be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday in order to appear in the following week s issue. The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submissions for reasons of space, grammar or style. Sponsored by Mari a Vesperi and Dean Michalson
The Catalyst SERVICE LEARNING FAIR OFFERS INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES by Rachael Morris Need a job? Want internship experi ence? How about an an idea for your Independent Study Project? Connections will be waiting for you ju t econds from your donn room. The 1996 Career Networking and Service Learning Fair will take place at Sudakoff Center on Wednesday, November 6 from 3:00 to 6:00p.m. New College and USF students will have a chance to invc Ligate local internship op portunities while in school, possible careers after college, and community ser vice programs. The organizations will represent a wide variety of interests to students of many disciplines. These will include Barnett Bank of Southwest Florida, The Bradenton Herald, the City of Sarasota, WISP radio, YMCA, Hope Family Services and 58 others. (Sec the back page of this issue for a complete list of organizations.) Karen Patriarca, Career Center coordi nator, said that the fair will allow students to investigate job opportunities and com munity organizations on a one-to-one basis, where actual representatives from these companies and organizations can "FOUNDATION "FROM PAGE 1 match, producing a $4 million endowment for academic excellence. Richard 0. Donegan, a Trustee of New College Foundation and the Chairman of Campaign 2000, said, Mis Leichsenring's gift comes at a propitious moment. The ripple effect will be felt for years to come. That's quite a legacy LaVonne Jane Leichsenring had a life long interest in music; she wa a classical piani t whose first love wa playing the organ. She was born in 1923 in Chicago and came to Sarasota 34 years ago from Baltimore. She was a graduate of the University of Maryland and worked for the Bendix Corporation, retiring as an ad ministrative a sistant. Miss Leichsenring was de cribed by her best friend as a very private person with no church or club af filiations nor any desire to travel. She was, however, an avid golfer. answer questions. Each organization will have its own booth, letting students inves tigate their own interests Patriarca said, "Because so many students come to the Career Center to ask about jobs and in ternships, I thought the fair would be a good idea, a good way to invite the com munity itself to answer these questions." New College students traditionally have been interested in community ser vice, added Alena Scandura, Student Activities Coordinator. A few years ago, a student-run association organized com munity service projects but has since disbanded. Scandura hopes that the fair will invigorate the student body's enthusi asm for community service and provide an outlet for these energies. In addition to opportunities for community involvement, the fair may inspire ideas for ISPs and in ternships at local companies. The fair will not only expose students to the career world; it will also expose the career world to students. "The fair is a chance for the business community to find out about the students (at ew College], allowing them to see what kind of interests and goals they have," Scandura said. Part of Miss Leichsenring's gift to the students of New College includes the con tents of her condominium on Lido Beach. She specifically asked that her electronic organ be p l aced in the music building at Caples Fine Arts omplex so that it can be used in a practice room by students. Some of the rest of her things in her col lections will probably be designated for the 27th annual Action Auction which will take place in March of 1997. Arthur M. Wood, Jr., Chairman of the Board of Trustees at New College Foundation, said about the gift: What a testament to the quality of our organiza tions and the generosity of our community. We shall, of course, find some suitable way to publicly memorial ize her wonderful benevolence." For more information, contact New College Foundation at (941) 355-2991. November 5, 1996 3 OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER International A Brazill ian jetliner era hed into an apartment building and ten houses in a suburb of Sao Paulo Brazil, soon after takeoff. The plane burst into flames, killing all 90 passengers and six crew members aboard, as well as at least two others on the ground. At least three Americans were among the dead. The death toll is expected to rise as firefight ers search the crash site. A team of British scientists reported Thursday that they have found more evi dence that primitive life once existed on Mars and that similar lifeforms may even survive today. The team of planetary ge ologists analyzed two meteorites that fell from Earth to Mars and found complex organic molecules which require carbon ba ed life The second meteorite indicates according to the team, that life could have existed on Mar ju t 600,000 years ago. The U.S. and Russian space agencic are preparing to launch a series of robot explorers to Mars in hopes of finding signs of life Another "megamergcr" is occurring in the world of international busine s. British Telecom and MCI are merging to create a $54 billion telecommunications corporation, and operate under both com panies trademarks in their respective markets. Market analysts believe that once the deal is finished. the new firm will start making offer to A ian telecom munication firms such as Nippon Telegraph and Telephone of Japan. Nation a l Republican Presidential nominee Bob Dole is on a 96 hour marathon for the last leg of hi candidacy The "96 in 96" tour is Dole's attempt to hit major elec toral states in order to impre s undecided voters. Dole plans to end his trip on Tuesday in Independence, Missouri, birthplace of Harry S. Truman. Truman came from behind to win the presidency, Dole hopes the same will occur for him.
4 The Catalyst A WEEI< IN PREVIEW Thesday, November 5 Danielle Chynoweth NC alumnus will read through a radical play about learn ing. In the Fishbowl at 8:00 p.m. Cracker will play at The Rubb in Ybor City. Wednesday, November 6 Life After Death a o ne-act play, will be performed in the T eac hing Auditorium at 8:00p.m. Thursday, November 7 Master hunter and proud meat-eater Ted Nugent will perform at Jannu Landing at 8 :00p.m. Friday, November 8 Open mike poetry reading at the bayfront under the oak tree at 8 :00p. m Bring candles people and poetry either your own or f avo rite s b y othe rs. Musicians and thesp1ans are al s o welcome to per form. Saturday, November 9 WMNF Ska Benefit a t State Theatre, St. Pete Featuring Magadog and Pork Pie Tribe. Sunday, November 10 Hear M a n or As t r o man at The Rubb in Ybor City Monday N ove mb e r 11 i s Veteran s Day. All offices will be closed. November 5, 1996 MASTER THESPIANS by Sara Foley Come see thespians! Dave White will perform his thesis, "The Ballad of Johnny Paradise which according to Kelly Nichols, is "all about love lost, hyperintensive squirrels, New York bikes and acid trips, self-definition and self-creation. He continues ... "I mean, rampage across America in someone else's car." In other words, it's a micro cosm of the pervasive connectedness of human being John Moore, Jack Cartlidge, and Arthur Miller are sponsor ing the thesis, which could include naked boys. The performance will be held November 22 and 23, but the location has not been determined. Everyone is invited, but seating is limited. Kelly also requests the audience to wash their feet prior to ar rival. The Playwriting and Acting Workshop will perform staged readings in the Teaching Auditorium. on Wednesdays at 8:00 (except for the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.) The workshop, sponsored by John McDiarmid, has 8 actors and 5 playwrights whose works range from the fantastic to the realistic. This week s is reading is L1je after Death, a realistic work by Noah Teitelbaum, directed by Matt Porter Jason Paul Merry's Minimum Rage-An Ode to the Crap Job is a political piece playing on November 13. Food will be served Baby with the Bathwater will show at Sainer at 8:00p.m. November 15 and 16. The play, a two-act contemporary comedy by Christopher Durang, centers around a family unit and the people they meet in their lives. Ned Byrne, Suzanne Cohen, Justin Mihalick, Aviva Maidman, Sara Himmelbacher, and Willie Yolk are the cast members. The play, which is Tiffany Dunn's senior thesis project, is sponsored by John Moore. Time and space aren't specific. Dancing at Lughnasa is a "memory play" by Brian Friel about the collapse of illusions during a summer in 1930s Ireland. The characters include one brother and five sisters, one with an ille gitimate 7-year old son .. The play deals with the conflicts between Catholicism and real life and takes place in the weeks before Lughnasa, a pagan harvest festival. Deanna Ross directs the cas. The play is sponsored by Doug Langston. Performances will be he l d on November 21 and 22 at 8 :00p.m. in Sainer Auditorium. FRIDAY, NOVEMBE R 8 I
The Catalyst FREE MOVIE TICKETS!!! WHAT A CHEAP DATE! Well, it was a hard choice. Last week we said that we would give the movie tickets to the best costume ... but there were so many good ones (no, not including the lactating nipple!) that we had a hard time figuring out which was the superior. That, and by Sunday the whole PCP seemed kind of a blur to us anyway ... First, while we couldn't possibly give them all tickets, special men tion must go to the Star Wars clan for most obsessively organized costuming. Just watch it with those lightsabers next time! First prize, and two tickets to Burns Court Cinema just has to belong to Dave Doherty. for the time and effort he spent making and wearing that grenade, spinning top, World War I tank, or whatever it was. Honarable mentions (and one ticket each) to Jennifer Berkowitz for that lovely grape costume, and for Dana Byrd as the funloving --------------------------------------This week's contest: Tell us who !:JOUr favorite Star Wars character is. and wh!:J. Extra points if the entr!:J rh!:Jmes. Pop those little puppies in Box 75, or e-mail those cyberpuppies to catalyst@ virtu. sar. usf. edu "PCP" FROM PAGE 2 were mutilated, projections of witches and spirits continued to race in a circle around Palm Court. The motif was Circus/Carnival, a theme Kate Chandler apparently tried to evoke a she cart wheeled past me at four o'clock in the morning. Amanda Holmes was happy to see Kate and others enjoying themselves Although she said she was having a great time, she was reluctant to characterize the PCP because she felt one person's opmion shouldn't be given too much stock. Rather, she felt people ought to evaluate and enjoy a PCP, and life itself, individu ally. When it comes to having a good time, the Tibetan Buddhists were no exception, at least according to Tse-yang-la, who noted that the object of Buddhism is to bring happiness to people. This is why humor played a large role in the perfom1ance For example, two of the monks donned an elephant costume with stuffed animals sewn to its back and pranced around the stage in a dance com posed by the troupe themselves. The monks, said Tse-yang-la, seek to bring peace and harmony to all humanity At the same time, however, the motivation for their mirth is pragmatic. If their mes sage contained no levity, then no one would respond to their appeal. "Every generation has a way to com municate with the masses," she said, "and this ju t seems to be the way to communi cate in this day and age and in this situation." So while the Tibetans make the best of their hardship, Faichney concurred, over looking her re pective wasteland, that it's up to the individual to enjoy himself to the fullest, whatever the circumstances. "Everyone is responsible for their own good time she said FiLMs fRoM AROUNd THE WoRLd AlqERiA ARqE Ti A AusTRAliA BELqiuM CROATiA CubA FRANCE GEORqiA H qARY KOREA NEW ZEALA d SpAi VE EZUELA USA ANd MANy MANy MORE
6 The Catal st COLLEGE AUTHORS' SYMPOSIUM by Sara Foley Find out what your professors are doing when they're not teaching you. On Saturday, November 9, New College pro fessors and others will speak about their books at the College Authors' Symposium. Professor of Economics Frederick Strobel will moderate the sym posium, which will take place from I 0:30 a m. to noon in the Teaching AudJtonum. Fred Strobel, Moderator Specialties: International Economic Money, Banking, and Political Economics Author of Upward Dreams, Downward Mobility: The Economic Decline of the American Middle Class Paul Buchanan Specialties: International Relations, Latin American and Caribbean Politics Author of Democratizing Class Relations in the Sowhem Cone. Glen Cuomo Specialties: German Literature and Cultural History post-1890. Author of NCltional Sociali:,l Cullllral Policy. Justus Doenecke Specialties: American Diplomatic and Intellectual History Author of From Isolation to War. Keith Fitzgerald Specialties: American Politics, Public Policy, and the U.S. Congre s. Author of Face of the Nation : Immigration Policy the State and the National Identity Arthur Miller Specialties: British and American Literature, contemporary poetry. Author of Florida in Poetl)'. Maria Vesperi Specialties: Anthropology Symbolic Theory. Analysis of contemporary is ues Author of The Culture of Long Term Care: Nursing Home Erhnograp!ty. Other Featured Authors: Jay Sokolovsky Specialties: Anthropology, aging. Author or The Cultural Context of Aging. Beth Newman Specialties: Tibetan language and litera ture. Translated Tibetan novel The Tale of the Incomparable Prince November 5, 1996 APPLYING FOR AN OFF CAMPUS ISP By Nicole Ganzekaufer The deadline to submit a prospectus for an Independent Study Project (ISP) is coming on December 2. ISPs are independently pursued projects where students are given the opportunity to focus their interests and structure their learning process through the completion of an interterm project. First-term stu dents are expected to stay on campus during the interterm period but if you're a first-year and interested in travelling off campus for your ISP there are excep tions. The faculty suggests that first term students stay on campus during the in terterm so that they may receive guidance from the faculty in regards to questions that first years may have about their ISPs. The faculty are in residence during the interterm to guide and consult students on their ISPs. According to James Feeney, Director of Special Projects and Developments, it is gener ally requested that first tenn students stay on campus for their ISP so that they can learn and make use of the resources at New College "Being on campus doesn't mean you can't be out in the community," said Feeney. The reasons that support first term on campus ISPs do allow for exceptions to students who are interested in pursuing off campus ISPs. Students interested in pursuing off campus ISPs must consult Feeney before the December deadline to to get permission to leave campus. Feeney gave reasons for institutionalization of this process and the need to maintain it for first term students. "Well Buy t---Sell... u. .. Trade the faculty doesn't know the students very well and it's hard to tell which tu dents are ready to go out without the consultation and support of the faculty," he said. "But the faculty recognizes that there are other contingencies, so the fac ulty has set exceptions." ISP description forms are located in the records office (D building) and re quire the approval of a project advisor and an academic sponsor. For first terms interested in going off campus it is nec essary to receive approval from the Warden's office. After completing the first two requirements the latter can be accomplished by presenting the descrip tion form to Feeney, who will make the final decision. "What I'm looking for essentially is whether there is evidence that a support system is there," he said, referring to a need for first term students to have fac ulty consultation. "We don't as a general practices, want new students of the col l ege placed as representatives of the college without some kind of review process." The main concern of the faculty in respect to first term off campus ISPs is that the students will not have the sup port they need during the interterm. Another difficulty of ISP is time mainte nance. "(Stude nts) need to plan very carefully," said Feeney. "They need to manage their time very well, especially if they're off campus. "The challenge and excitment of ISP is that you can do it in a month," he said. "You don't want it to come over to second semester." Off Used --0. p-. ---1 Rare Downtown Sarasota 1488 Main Sl Downtown Sarasota, FL USA Mon-Tlmrs 10-6 Fri-Sat 10-9 Sun 12-5 (813) 366-1373
The Catal st November 5 1996 7 EDITORIAL: LETTER TO THE E DITOR : APOLOGY ADVICE FOR THE SAC The editors of The Catalyst chose to run a piece by Rocky Swift entitled "Guest Opinion: Irish Pub Culture" in the October 29 edition of The Catalyst. In every Catalyst, I have been following the SAC minutes and I think that the SAC needs to get its priori ties straight. I don t know how many other people are in this situation, but I work very hard, full time, to afford my tuition and when I see the money that I slaved for going to dildos as party favors at the frenzy wall or $600 going for decorations for the Halloween PCP, I get upset. I did not wait on obnoxious people so that bored students could have fun gifts, or so that even more bored students can decorate for a party that I can't even go to because I have to work. There are some causes that I would be in terested to fund, such as the film festival mentioned that got half of their requested $300 (which I may mention is half of the PCP fund.) I believe that a film festival (and I am not acquainted with the parties involved in that) seems like it would be a greater good for the New College community than a party where the decorations would not make a dime's worth of difference of how much fun people are having because they are either drunk or stoned out of their minds anyway I have seen a a lot of walls where people have enjoyed themselves andrelaxed with no decorations at all. Please, SAC, just think about it when you are allocating, and try to represent the other half of New College as well. Since its publication, we realized that we made the wrong decision. The piece, while not intended as such, was insulting to the Irish and those of Irish descent. We apologize to our readers, and those who were hurt by its publication. As Kelly Samek reminded us in last week's letter, "Prejudicial language in the forum claiming to be representative of the student body is not accept able just because it is aimed at a Western European culture." The Catalyst strives to serve the entire New College community, and we did a disservice to that community by printing an article that included eth nic stereotypes. -Aubrey Hobart GUEST OPINION: RIOT IN ST. PETERSBURG Contributed by Jessica Olson There was a riot in St. Petersburg last week. A white cop shot a black male, and an hour and a half later, the entire south side started to burn While this may have come as a surprise to most Florida resi dents, it really was only a matter of time Childs Park, where the riot took p l ace, is a neighborhood where the police are not only incompetent, but are openly hos tile to the people living there. Families can't go to the park without the police harassing them. People can't sit on their porch in the evening, not out of fear of gangs and drug dealers but of the police. And the brutality seems to be the Bay area's best kept secret. No one outside of the Childs Park resident seemed to know it was going on. The police pulled over the victim dur ing a "routine traffic stop." One of the cops took position in front of the car, the other to the side. The victim shifted down, and put his hands in the air From all appearances, he was intending to get out of the car. The car moved forward. The cop to the side screamed, "Shoot him, shoot him The cop standing in front of the car did just that: five shots, three of which hit the victim in the chest. One may wonder why a cop during a traffic stop, wou l d be standing in front of the car in the first place. This isn't the first time this has happened in St. Pete. There have been over a dozen instances where a cop, standing in front of a car during a traffic stop, shot the driver under similar circumstances. So why was the cop there, in front of the car? And why did he shoot his gun instead of stepping out of the way? Still, perhaps, the riot could have been averted, had the police left after the shoot ing. I nstead, a few more cops were called in because a small crowd had gathered. And then a few more, and a few more. Eventually there was shouting between the crowd and the police. And eventually something was thrown As riots go, it was a very directed, al most well-organized one No one else was killed that night; credit for that also goes to the rioters, not the police. St. Pete's finest were so disorganized that it wasn't until four hours after the riot tarted that riot gear was found and is sued. The press tried to pass what happened off as an isolated disturbance And the press also managed to ignore the anger and frustration that has been building in Childs Park for the last 15 or so years. Already the riot is being dismissed. Watching the news and reading the pa pers, you would think that everything is okay now. That the issues that sparked the riot h ad passed on. But they haven't. And ignoring the problems of police brutality isn't going to make them go away. All it will do is lead to another "disturbance." It's only a matter of time.
8 The Catalyst Attention New College writers!! The Florida Collegiate Honors Council is again sponsoring its annual writing con test. Winners will receive cash prizes and a paid trip to the annual conference in Tampa Over the l a st few years several New College students have won So get your research papers, critical essays, and creative writing pieces organized for the preliminary campus selection. Deadline for campus submission is Friday, November 8th. For further information please contact Susan Rothfu s at X4269, in the New Colleg e Admis s ions Office in Robertson Hall. Students can submit research results and creative work in any discipline to The National Conference on Undergraduate Research, to be held April 24-26 1997 at the University of Texas at Austin. New College will assist students whose work is accepted for presentation with the cost of participation The deadline for an ab stract describing your research report of creative work/performance is December 31, due at U. of T e xas. ( the actual re search does not have to be complete at that time.) Activists! Let's multiply our inertia! Team up with other like-minded students who are Working On Real Designs. The WORD Coalition i s a network of social and political activists striving to make a change for the better. We meet on Mondays at 8:00p.m. on the Ham Center couches Contact Eric P. (Box 584) for more information. Amnesty International meets every Thursday in front of the Fishbowl at 8:00 p.m. Please come for letter-writing and discussion. I need a ride aero s the state (and back) to the Cape Can a v eral area f o r Thanks giving Will help pay for gas Contact Peggy ar Box 351, or call 359 8113 Come to the New College Coral Reefer Garage Sale, Saturday November 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Viking Mailroom. Proceeds benefit the annual reef research trip We still need donations, so please drop off items at Sandra Gilchrist's office (Hanson 42) by Wednesday, November 6. November 5, 1996 CAREER CENTER CAREER NETWORKING/SERVICE LEARNING FAIR NOVEMBER 6, 1996 3 :00PM 6:00PM, SUDAKOFF CENTER Talk to local organizations about careers, full-time & part-time jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. REPRESENTATIVES FROM: Adia Personnel Services Andrick & Associates Arthur Andersen Tech Solution s AT&T Wireless Services Barnett Bank of Southwest Ben & Jerry's Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee Bradenton Herald Burdines-Southgate Plaza City of Sarasota City of Sarasota-Ed Smith Stadium Comcast Cable Computer Plus Staffing Solutions Department of Children & Families Easter Seal Society Eckerd Family Youth Employee Services Enterprise Rent-A-Car Environmental Careers Organization Family Resources, Inc. FEISCO/FCCI Insurance Group Federal Bureau of Investigation First of America Bank-Florida Suncoast FL Dept. of Corrections/Probation Florida West Coast Symphony Florida Office of Collegiate G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital Girls Incorporated of Sarasota Co. Goodwill Industries Hope Family Services Interim Personnel Juvenile Services Program, Inc. COOL IDEA FOR ISP Kelly Services, Inc. Kerkering, Barberio & Co. C P .A. Manatee County Sheriff s Office Manatee Glens Corp. Florida March of Dimes Birth Defects McDonald's Restaurants The New Gate School Northwestern Mutual Life Professional Placement Network Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey RISCORP Sarasota Business Center Sarasota Co./Natural Resources Sarasota County Recycling Division Sarasota Mental Health Resource AlternativesSarasota Red Sox Shannon Hotel Group The Signature Group Social Security Administration Staffing Professionals, Inc. Sun Coast Closures Sun Coast Staffing SchoolToWork Consortium Sun Trust Bank, Gulf Coast Time Warner Communications USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services USF at Sarasota/Advising USF at Sarasota/Alumni WISP Women's Resource Center of Manatee YMCA Children, Youth and Family Kaplan Are you inteerested in working for social and economic justice? Democracy Winter is a two-week hands-on seminar in grassroots organizing designed to teach the basic skills of civic activism. Participants will be provided with the skills, experience, and introductions to progressive organizing they need to get a full time job working for de mocratic social change. Open to youth aged 18 and over, the program will have two sessions, one of which is January 2-16, 1997. Participants will work full-time and be provided with a stipend of $150, housing, and subsized transportation. Deadline for applying is November 11, 1996. For more information or an application, stop by the Career Resource Center, PME.