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Volume VI, Issue 12 November 19, 1996 Help! I've fallen and I can't raise my morals! AN INTERVIEW WITH JOSH SILVER OF 'TYPE 0 NEGATIVE' by Mario Rodriguez Even the autumn leaves trembled on the branches of a makeshift forest as Type 0 Negative took center stage at this year's Guavaween celebration in Tampa. Under a full moon, green light permeated the mist sweeping over the imposing fig ure of Peter Steele, the band's 6'7" vocalist/bassist. Steele has used his impressive size and dark, opinionated demeanor to gain publicity for Type 0 in sources ranging from Playgirl to The Jerry Springer Show. In a summer interview with Seconds magazine, Steele claimed that the band's music is predominately his "baby, which the rest of the band clothes and feeds, so to speak." Like the mist the tones of Josh Silver's keyboard eemed to rush around Steele, meshing with and carrying the singer's deep voice. Impassive before the camera's eye, seldom quoted in inter views, Silver form part of the supportive artistic base that propels Type 0 Negative above and beyond the hype. Yet Silver's contribution to the music is anything but an underpinning. In the October issue of Guitar Shop, a review of Type O's late t release observed, "true to SEE "TYPE 0" ON PAGE 2 INSIDE Ivory Tower .................. 3 Calendar ....... .............. .4 Movie Review: Extreme Measures .. 5 Amnesty Int'l Open Mike ......... 6 Editorial ...................... 7 Conservation News ............. 7 MARY CATHERINE BATESON AT NEW COLLEGE In honor of Professor Mary Catherine Bateson's two day visit to New College, a student sponsored dinner took place at Cook Hall on Sunday, November 17th The dinner included professors and stu dents, most of whom attended the workshop which Bateson conducted ear lier, "How Might the Insights of Anthropology Inform Decision Making." The workshop focused on how every day actions effect society as a whole. Tony Lenzo, a student who is concentrat ing in philosophy and physics said, "I found it interesting that individual action effects society on such a large scale. Most people have a profound ignorance of the way that their decisions effect the system She (Bateson) led me to see that each person must make provisions for the consequences of their actions, no matter how small." Bateson further remarked on this point at the dinner as it applied to current trends in population growth. She stressed that peopled must consider the ramifications of having children on natural resources. "I'm not suggesting that a solution as draconian as China's birth restrictions (one child per couple) is right. But, clearly we should think about the fact that there are just too many people. As soon as it is born, an American child consumes (much) more of the world's resources as compared to mo t other countries," she said. Though Bateson doe not intend torelease another book anytime in the next year, she eluded to one already in the planning stages. The proposed topic will center around present life cycles and how they will affect future generations. She commented that increased lifespan should facilitate increased learning. Bateson said, "I think the presumption SEE "BATESON" ON PAGE 3 ANOTHER CONSTRUCTION UPDATE by Charl es Choi You might say that New College, in regards to to its construction contracts, has come close to "incompletes" or "un sats" quite a number of times. Construction projects have a hi tory of budget problems and time delays, while "temporary" structures such as the Palmer Buildings have a habit of remaining far longer than intended. In the upcoming year, four major con struction projects will be in various phases of completion. Some time and money will be allotted for a few non-aca demic projects on the side. Last month, bids for the new Dallas and Elizabeth Dart dormitories came in from prospective contractors, but even the lowest bid exceeded the budget by about $400,000. As a result, the workings for the residence halls are going through changes in order to bring down the budget by $200,000; the other $200,000 is ex pected to come from the efforts of the New College Foundation. The plan is to rebid before the end of the year, and if all goes well the bid should be accepted in January. Construction of the residence halls would then start in February, and ideally the dorms should be ready for oc cupancy by January of 1998. The Eisermann Fine Arts Building, another project in the works, will be built behind the Caple Fine Arts Building and will house additional painting studios. Caples Fine Arts can then be retrofitted with a photo studio, although funds need to be secured to purchase equipment. The ;
2 The Catalyst "CONSTRUCTION" FROM PAGE 1 building will also have to be fitted for the proper disposal of toxic photographic chemicals. The construction documents are in the process of completion, and the building should be ready for use by fall of 1998. The Natural Sciences Building that wi11 replace the "temporary Hanson and Selby Buildings is in its advanced design phase, and should be ready for use by faJI of 1998 Campus architect Rick Lyttle sent the l a b layout to the faculty the week befor e l ast, a nd co n st ru ctio n s h o uld start next spring On the other hand, funds for the Marine Sciences building was received only recently. No architect has yet been selected. Four constuction projects will be funded by the Capital Improvement Trust (CIT), a financial trust which supports non-academic endeavors on campus. These are the building of the Coffeehouse in the Barn, a house for the Sailing Club at Caples Hall the ren o vation of the Teaching Auditorium, and Hamilton Center renovations that include the Mac Lab, the Publications O f fice, and the Student Government office Luckily, contract renegotiation has managed to get New College some exten ions, if only for a little while Don't you wish you had control over your academic contract like that ? 1;Ciitalyst I '<'J')'TIJ'N I'J'Ho .,... t 'rfl.r. ol All General Editor James Reffell Managing Editor Michelle Wolper Staff Writers Charles Choi Sara Foley Rachael Morris Mario Rodriguez Layout Heather Oliver Nicole Ganzekaufer Business Manager Tom Heisler Contributor Anne Tazewell News "TYPE 0" FROM PAGE 1 the progressive genre, keyboards have a dominant role in the music." The review described the album as "atmospheric ... slowish, dense, gothic-sounding "It s a more linear album It's more of a mood kind of album," said Silver in a telephone interview, contra ting the new opus, October Rust, with the band's 1993 release, Bloody Kisses, which went gold last year. Beyond the media blitzkrieg, the suc cess of Bloody Kisses (their third album) can b e a ttributed to c x t e n si v e t o uring. Type 0 Negative spent 18 months on the road although they were initially reluc tant to tour, with artists ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Ozzy Osborne. According to a June interview with Steele in huh, October Rust was written predom inantly "in the back of the bus over the past couple of years." The material covered on October Rust, however, draws from more than a year and a half on the road. In Silver's opinion, a band is a "combination of a lot of different areas," including Black Sabbath's macabre, driving sound, A Clockwork Orange and an affinity for 70's B-horror movies, (i.e the band mem bers formative years.) But more than that, Silver also feels that Type 0 Negative's music is com prised of themes which take on their own character after a while Pervaded by November 19, 1996 a morose sarcasm which Silver attributes to growing up in Brooklyn October Rust deals with themes ranging from lost love to nature worship, echoed in such pagan songs as "Green Man." Worship or respect ," he said. Certainly to me God is a pretty useless entity and just a great story. The only thing I will give respect to is nature." Whereas Silver may wholeheartedly sympathize with goats, donkeys must scatter when Type 0 Negative shows up on the White House lawn this Halloween The band calls for the reclamation of the U n i t e d St a t es by V i kings in The Glorious Liberation of the People s Technocratic Republic of Vinnland by the Combined Forces of the United Territories of Europa This track off October Rust is just the kind of inflamma tory statement Silver feels the media tries to elicit from Type 0. "I think the press loves to exaggerate and completely encourages that," he said, but noted that real life is always shocking in a nd of itself. Silver said October Rust takes from reality but "there's nothing wrong with some science fiction as well, which might account for songs like "Wolf Moon," Haunted," and the band's goth image Not so. Silver claims the media plays the gothic portrayal up significantly. Really, he said, their music is just the net result of being depressed your whole life SEE "TYPE 0" ON PAGE 5 The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.sar.usfedul-catalystl Direct submi sions and inquiries to: The Catalyst 5700 N Tamiami Tr. Box #75 Sarasota, FL 34243 catalyst@ virtu. sar. usfedtt Submissions may also be placed in the Catalyst box marked "Letters to the Editor/Contribu tions" (in the student government 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 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 5:00p.m. Friday in order to appear in the following week's issue. 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The Catalyst "BATESON" FROM PAGE 1 that people just stop at 65 is absurd when an increasing portion of the population is reaching the age of 90 or more. Just be cause one is old does not mean that one is wise. If you live a long time and things keep changing you can't just reach a plateau in learning ." Bateson seemed impressed with the New College atmosphere and laughingly mused about the "dangerous thinking of college students. Bateson planned to at tend an anthropology convention in San Francisco after her visit to New College ttt 1 .. 1 J .. f)f; --------10/28/96 2:20 p m. Five signs and four signposts stolen from Caples Fine Arts building. Grand theft, value $377 10/31/96 8:12p.m. Live band in Palm Court perf o rmance terminated, a s classes still in session in HCLs. 11/2/96 8 :10p. m. Sudakoff exceeds 600 person capacity, closed off, during Tibetan Monk show. 11/3/96 2:10a. m Off-campus noise complaint PCP volume lowered 11/3/96 2: II a m Report of a live grenade Grenade impounded, later re turned to owner: it was a dummy. 11/3/96 3:55 Two students found in pool area, given verbal warning 11/9/96 3:55 a.m. Criminal mischief: graffiti on SE corner of Library 11/10/96 2 :13 a.m Student given notice to appear in court for civil infraction : smoking in gameroon. 11/11/96 1 :10 a m. Criminal mischief: new mirror on overpass stolen. 11112/96 3:10 a.m. Tampa and Sarasota computers borken into electronically in cluding virtu accounts. USF student harrassed with information gained from her account. 11/12/96 6:05 p.m. Criminal mischief: muddy student jumped in hot tub after mudwrestling. Mud broke the hot tub. Referred to student affairs. 11/18/96 8:45 a.m. Three trees stolen from Physical Plant, value $183. News November 19, 1996 3 OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER International About 500,000 refugees have returned home to Rwanda but the International Red Cross says that there are still more wandering in eastern Zaire and that the crisis is not over. Hundreds of thousands of regugees remain missing The recent return of refugees has led the international community to hint it may drop plans for military humanitarian aid. Pope John Paul will hold a conference with Cuban President Fidel Castro on Tuesday. The Pope will receive Castro who is in Rome for the World Food Summit. The meeting could pave the way for the Pope's first visit to Cuba. For the first time, a robot programmed another robot without human intervention. A robot in Reading University, England used the Internet to teach another robot at the State University of New York how to d e termine its position relative to other ob e cts using its ultrasound en ors 24-year-old Suresh Kumar set himself on fire on Thursday in protest of India hosting the Miss World beauty pageant. More than 20 organizations are against the event on grounds of sexist commer cialization and contamination of Indian c ulture The Forum For Awakening Women has threatened a wave of self-im molations and the Farmers' Association has threatened to torch the cricket ground where the pageant is to be held. National CIA director John Deutsch was booed when he told angry residents of South Central Los Angeles that there was no ev idence of CIA ties to drug trafficking. The Friday meeting followed a series of articles in the San Jose Mercury News in August that suggested that the CIA had financed the Contras through revenues that came from smuggling crack cocaine into L.A. State A second night of destruction and racial tension returned to St. Petersburg last Wednesday hours after a grand jury ruled that Officer Jim Knight was justified when he shot and kjJled black motorist Tyron Lewis last month. The crowd was angered by the jury's decision that race was not a factor in Knight's decision to shoot after he and his partner Sandy Minor stopped Lewis' car for a speeding violation. 1\vo police officers were shot and crowds lit fires and threw bottles and rocks at police The First Assembly of God Church denied work to Randell Penn, a 33 year old volunteer in the churc h e s f ood pantry because he was infected with HIV The church confirmed that applications for volunteers asks if the applicant is infected with HIV and if the applicant is homosex ual. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said no cases of a food service worker transmitting HIV to a customer have been recorded and that resturant workers cannot be fired for having HIV because it would violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. Some of the Miami homeless now have professionally lettered plastic signs for panhandling, and to quote the owner of the sign company that donated the signs, "While they're out there doing their thing, they're also advertising my busi ness." The homeless will earn a percentage of the profits from each new job generated by the signs. So far the owner of the company has received two responses : one from a potential customer and one from someone scolding him for helping the homeless. A Daytona Florida teenager was charged on Sunday with spiking his teacher's drink with LSD. Last Wednesday, 17-year-old Andrew Lewis dropped a tab of LSD into a soda bottle on his teacher's desk while she was out of the classroom. The teacher was treated at a local hospital, where she tested positive for the drug. Lewis currently is staying at a juvenile detention facility. Hundreds of angry inmate at a jail west of Phoenix rioted for almost 3 hours on Sunday, trapping eight detention ofi cers. The riot broke out when officers tried to break up a skirmish between two inmates. The riot was brought under con trol by local law enforcement officers and the National Guard.
4 The Catalyst A WEEI< IN PREVIEW Wednesday, November 20 Professor Lee Snyder will host the forum, "Savonarola, Medieval Prophet or Renaissance Pioneer," on Wednesday, November 20 at 3:30 p.m. in the Anthropology Lab. All are invited to attend. Performance of a one-act play There s a Dragon in My R oom. 7: 00 p.m. in the Teaching Auditorium. Stone Temple Pilots will perform at the Ice Palace in Tampa Show starts at 7:30p.m Thursday, November 21 Town Meeting at 5 : 00 p.m The play Dancing at Lughnasa will be performed in Sainer Auditorium at 8:00p.m. The Fishbowl Art Soiree, a forum for student art work. Hosted by Lizzie Dobbins and Carolyn Ward Friday, November 22 The play Dancing at Lughnasa will be performed at Sainer Auditorium at 8:00p.m. Bouncing Souls and Against All Authority will perform at State Theatre in St. Petersburg. The Fishbowl Art Soiree continues in the Fishbowl. Saturd ay, November 24 Paint the mural in Second Court Lounge today and Sunday, from 12 noon to 6:30 p.m. Mon d ay, November 25 Women and Spirituality: An open panel discussion of women in the current spititual movement. At Manatee Community College, room 6044, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Entertainment November 19, 1996 M O VIE REVIEW: EXTREME MEASURES by Mario Rodriguez Most often it's best to see a movie when you don't expect much from it, be cause then you can't be disappointed And if it actually has a decent cast of actors and an interesting plot, you may even be mildly impressed and entertained. Such is the case with the latest Hugh Grant movie Extreme Measures. I was hoping the opening scene would color the whole film : two naked men run n i ng s pa s tically through the streets swa ddl e d in plastic s h ee ting. Unfortunately, Extreme Measures sank back to some variant of Hollywood nor malcy after this, although it took a strange twist at the end. All the stuff in between is best charac terized as a cross between Chain Reaction and Coma. Grant is a doctor preparing for further research in neurology at New York University. For the time being he is work ing in an emergency room in New York. One of the screaming men from the open ing scene a bald Scotsman, ends up in Grant's care and mysteriously dies of a major physiological meltdown The plot thickens, although pre dictably as Grant, trying to get to the bottom of this man's ailments and his enigmatic, deathbed reference to Triphase, is framed by thugs who ransack his apartment and plant cocaine in his room If you've got $1.50 and time to bum y o u might want to check this movie out just to see Hugh Grant playing the part of a quadriplegic for a little while. You can probably guess that after he's kicked out of the hospital and any possible future in medicine things really start to go downhill for him. It's a good thing the Hollywood community is a little more forgiving of a criminal record. Don't get me wrong, though. Hugh Grant makes the character's downward spiral very believable. And as the good doctor simultaneously descends into a mysterious New York underworld of un derclass hierarchies and medical megalomaniacs, the storyline actually does take some unanticipated twists. Extreme Measures is suspenseful, in spite of Grant's trademark stuttering and the pouty, school-boyish charm that make him so popular with the ladies. But you've got to love him for it; how many othe r ac tors can you think of who can portray the exact same persona in every role and still rake in the dough? In any event Gene Hackman as al ways graces the screen with dignity and complexity of character; you empathize with him yet you want to wring his neck as the diabolical, but well-meaning neuro surgeon The actor who played Ed Harris' right hand man in The Rock, however, a man forced by blind faith in a valiant cause and misguided ethics to kill inno cent civilians plays the same character again in Extreme Measures. The importance of ethics seems to be the moral of this film And without giving away the rather unnerving ending of this neuropsychological thriller, let me just say that the lesson hearkens back to NASA's use of Nazi experiments to launch the U .S. Space Program. The epi logue seems to justify this action. Other than that, Extreme Measures is a stark better-than-average Hollywood suspense film worth some idle hours and a buck and a half, if you care to go to that ex treme. Extreme Measures is currently playing at the Parkway 8 Cinema located at the cor ner of University Parkway and Lockwood Ridge Road. WALL PREVIEWS friday, ti@vember 22 Adam Rains' Wall Saturday, ti@vember 23 Matt lsen's Wall
The Catalyst Entertainment FREE MOVIE TICKETS!!f WHAT A CHEAP DATE! This weekJ s contest: Spot the Antichrist! Where is it? What is it doing? What local shopsJ classesJ or restaraunts does it frequent? Write us a 10 to 30 word essa)l on the activities of the Antichrist and win tickets to Burns Court Cinema! Submit )lour liiJ essa)ls to The Catalyst via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Catalyst box b)l Barbara BerggrenJs office b)l 5 p.m. Frida)l to win. uTYPE 0" FROM PAGE 2 and that's the way it comes out. I think the band was built around people's unfor tunate traits of personality rather than around what a band is supposed to be." This from a man whose acknowledge ments (usually listed on the CD jacket) encompassed a blank space in Bloody Kisses and a Japanese poet's 15th century death ver e in O c tober Rust : "Had I not known/that I was dead/already/! would have mourned my loss of life." On stage Silver thru s t his tattoo cov ered anns into the keyboard his dead pan obscured by a flailing black mane. Over the phone, his Brooklyn accent rang through in rumbles of self-deprecation, a technique he identified as a way to keep one step ahead of those critical of his music. "Beat people to the punch he said "It's faster that way. Sarcasm, he argued, allows the band to relieve tension especially when deal ing with issues that hit home a little too powerfully. "When you're dealing with the emo tional truth you really have to treat it as a sarcastic joke or you lose your mind," he said, later pointing out that "any album i just an expression of some sort of outburst." S o m e times you can alleviate so much tension no one will talk to you for two weeks Although Silver denies the band's publicized image as pseudo-goth, he cites "sarcasm and depression" as sources of inspiration, and challenges anyone to put down his ideas more effectively than he himself does, he values Type 0 Negative's creative aspects, which he at tributes to growing up in Brooklyn's "eclectic" environment. October Rust, then, according to Silver, is more uniform than Type O's previous projects because the band has fi nally found a sound distinctively their own, demonstrating a progression in Type 0 Negative's music Bloody Kisses fore shadows October Rust's catchy vocalizations (a Ia Paul McCartney), dark ambience and slow, crushing rhythm The new album contrasts their earlier, more aggressive releases, The Origin of the Feces and Slow, Deep, Hard. We're just going to continue to evolve or de-evolve" ... What's the point in just doing the same thing over and over?'' he said. "I always want to change things. I would do another album tomorrow if I could Hey! Bored? Come see Dancing at Lughnasa this Thursday or Friday in Sainer Auditorium at 8 :00 pm. It's a play. It's free. It's damn fine entertainment. WINNER BEST PICTURE WINNER BEST ACTRESS 1996 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL secrets &lies "A Film of Rare Heart and Soul Shines radiantly ... Unfolds beautifully" -Janet MasJjn, New York Times **** Jamje Bernard, NY Daily News Mike Clark, USA Today ShakespeaRe fOR rhe 90's Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin and Winona Ryder are Looking for Richard ***** "One of the freshest and funniest movies of any kind to surface in years Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel SWINGERS HELD OVER FOR THE 8TH WEEK! STARTS NOVEMbER 22 AJTIIOSY IIOI'KJNS iHTASCII4 Survivin STudENTs Free Popcorn w/Purchase of any Drink (just show student ID) Ask about Student Memberships
6 The Catalyst Features November 19, 1996 OPEN MIKE INSPIRES ACTIVISM by Sara Foley A cold and breeze blew through Palm Court Saturday night as Helen Matthews kicked off the Activist Open Mike with a poem entitled "A Man Walks By with a Stick of Bread." by Cesar Vallejo. The reading emphasized activism over intel lectualism, and set the tone for the Amnesty International event. According to Matthews, who chairs the ew College chapter, the "open mike was intended to encourage and give people the means to live imaginatively, and to identify with people in distant places who have very different realities from our own." Some tudents had very specific agenda Eric Piotrowski read a piece by Rebecca Winters about her experiences with the children of Ea t Timor, who uffer abuses under Indonesian occupation. Handfuls of students huddled against the trees in a circle of burning candles and tiki torches. They listened as one by one, people voiced their frustrations about human rights violations throughout the world. Jen Letham's voice wailed with protests of injustice; others expressed themselves by reading original poetry and works by Miguel Pinero, Pablo Neruda, Maya Angelou, and James Baldwin. Some students played the blues. Lisa Pokorski was happy to use her electric vi olin to show "people there are ways to get emotions out and that "you can express yourself, and people will listen." Students encouraged each other to abandon apathy and selfishness. "There's so much emo tion when you deal with things that are so hateful... it's a really good way to express that emotion," Scott Schuetzler said of the event. As the night wore on, the protests beSAC MINUTES FROM NOVEMBER 14, 1996 Members in attendance: Meg, Agnes, Pete, Alice, Jennifer, Mario and Hazen. All votes unanimous. Nick Napolitano requested and was allocated $34 for food for the B-Dorm Formal. Amy Andre requested $200 for printing costs of the 3rd edition of Pillowbook. She was referred to the Town Meeting on Thursday, November 21. She also requested $25 reimbursement for photography costs of the past two Pillowbook i sues. No money was allocated. Kate Leonard requested $310 for props for the Dance Tutorial Performance. She was allocated $54. The equipment room donated some of her supplies. Neil Lott requested a $20 reimbursement again and was referred to the Town Meeting. came more abstract.The crowd scattered as messages became more scattershot, and people stepped up to the mike to perform non-Amnesty related acts. Kevin Cunningham felt the event could have been shorter. "It shouldn't have been something that went on all night." Yet despite the late-night disorganiza tion, the crowd seemed appreciative of the cause. Matthews hopes the open mike will cause "more people to be active members of Amnesty" and "become active in human rights." The international human rights organization has about 35 members in the New College chapter, and is grow ing. Members write letters to leaders of countries with known human rights viola tions asking them to correct the abuses. Amnesty International meets at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday nights in the Fishbowl. All are invited to come and write letters. Contribution Guidelines Letter to The Editor: A reader's re sponse to previous articles, letters and/or editorials, or an opinion that is intended to be shared with the student body. Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 words and are not a forum for free advertising. Contribution : A factual article written by someone not on staff. Contributions should be informative and pertinent to the interests of New College students as a whole. Contributions may range in length from 250-500 words. All submissions should be received by 5:00p.m. Friday in order to appear in the following week's issue. rap b rock dance l u e s Posters T-shirts New Releases CD & Cassette Singles $for CDs Trail Plaza N. 41 & M..rrtle 355-7574 c assica c 0 u n t r y
The Catalyst Opinions November 19, 1996 7 EDITORIAL: RACIAL TENSION IN ST. PETERSBURG What are we arguing about? These are the basic facts. On October 24, black motorist Tyron Lewis was shot by St. Petersburg police officer Jim Knight during a traffic stop. Knight claimed self defense. The black community claimed racism and brutality. Rioting ensued in the streets and neighborhoods of south St. Pete's black com munity. On November 13, a grand jury ruled that Officer Knight was justified in shooting Lewis and that "race was not a factor" in Knight's course of action. Rioters hit the streets once again, shooting two police officers, setting fires and throwing bottles and rocks. We can argue about Knight's judgment and profes sionalism. We can argue about the justifications of the rioters in looting their own community. While these issues should be discussed, the central issue must not be ignored: the racial tension which has been brewing in St. Pete for many years and the highly turbulent rela tionship between St. Pete's black residents and the police. St. Petersburg cannot afford to ignore the anger and despair which surrounded not only the riot, but more importnatly, the history of blacks' fear of police. These residents have suffered many years of neglect by a predominantly white city government. How can this racial divide be healed? To start, resi dents should be able to recognize their community police officer. Also, communication between police and minority political, religious and business leaders must improve so that te voices of the black residents can be heard and taken seriously. South St.Pete residents should feel safe knowing that the police are patrolling their streets. They should not feel threatened by this fact. CONSERVATION NEWS Contributed by Anne Tazewell A project is in the works that will link the leftovers scraped from our cafeteria plates and a community economic develop ment initiative spearheaded by the Florida House Foundation, a local organization dedicated to creating a "sustainable" future for Sarasota. As I write this article, the Foundation, under the direc tion of John Lambie and Dr. Dick Hailer, is orchestrating an agreement with the City of Sarasota to take derelict land and de velop it as an urban agriculture project. A grant has been secured from the Selby Foundation to offer a course to low-income resi dents on growing and marketing agricultural products from this land. The site that is being considered is a 20-acre parcel located on the south side of Martin Luther King way just west of U.S. 301. Water to irrigate crops could come from recycled waste water. Currently reclaimed waste water is greening area golf courses and city landscape projects. A new line for this water is being planned to run along Martin Luther King Way. There's the possibility of a $60,000 grant from the EPA as well as local sup port to develop the urban agriculture initiative. This is a big project requiring the talent of many people. (Think tutorial and thesis possibilities here.) Dr. Hailer would like to get more New College students involved with this multi-faceted endeavor Sound interesting? Contact him at the Florida House Foundation at 927-2020 for more information. So, what does this far reaching idea have to do with our plate scrapings? Another grant is in the works that will provide funds to study the cost effectiveness of composting food waste rather than throwing it away, as well as $5000 for an invessel compost ing system. New College has been selected as tbe study site and since most of our leftover food waste is now going to feed the homeless in Sarasota it will be our plate scrapings that will go into this invessel system. Once composted into sweet soil, it will go to enrich a demonstration plot for the urban agriculture pro ject. Judging from my crude study of the past two days collection of plate scrapings we are currently throwing away I 0 gallons of food waste a day. Some of you may have noticed the two large signs I posted at the bussing area directing food waste and napkins into one container and all other trash into another. However, judging from the amount of plastic utensils and Styrofoam products, many of you did not pay attention to my ef forts at a composting study. I even found one ceramic soup bowl and silverware, as well as several recyclable plastic bottles in the food waste container. This concerns me! In order for this project to work, students must be able to scrape their food waste into one container and trash into another. What do you think? I want feedback on this. To continue in the vein of conservation, I want to draw your attention to the fact that November 21 is the second annual Use Less Stuff Day and November 29 is Don't Buy Anything Day. It is important to remember the connection between our actions and their effects on the greater whole. Although it is unrealistic to expect that we could function for very long without buying anything, it is worthwhile to pause and reflect on the things that we use and purchase with regards to their ecological and social ramifications. On that note, be sure to check out the vegetarian thanksgiving dinner at the cafeteria on Thursday, November 21. Marriott is trying out my recipe for tofu turkey and mashed pota toes with nutritional yeast gravy. I'm making the sweet potato pie! And by now the C-store should have honey-sweetened iced Red Zinger tea. Remember, use less stuff: bring your thermo mug! Anne Tazewell is the Resource Conservationist for NCIUSF.
8 Announcements November 19, 1996 The Catal st Lizzie Dobbins and Carolyn Ward are organizing a Fishbowl Art Soiree to be held Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22. This will be a forum for stu dent artwork of all levels and medias. Artwork is needed for the student show. Contact Lizzie at Box 339 or Pei 142 or Carolyn at Box 239 or call 359-9425 Show off your creative spirit! Que rico! The Spani h Conversation group is having a potluck on Saturday November 23 at 7:00 p.m One of our themes will be ''My ISP in Latin America." If you are going to Latin America this ISP come tell us about your project. Bring a tasty dish The potluck will be at 9 2 8 Royal Palm Drive ( off o f Mecca. ) Call An a M a ria for more details or leave a note on B o x 283. Do you want to move off campus next semester? We are going to London and our apartment is available. It's perfect for a couple or a thesis student. Ten minutes from school, comes with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, lanai and a lease that expires in May. For more information contact Brant or Rebecca Hassell at Box 162 or call 739-0170. Would anyone like to stay off-campus in a beautiful, spacious, and comfortably furnished apartment for the month of January? The apartment includes a huge bedroom, a big living room huge kitchen,and an enor mous porch. And the rent is incredibly CHEAP at only $225 plus 1/2 the utilities (water is included) Give Amanda a call at 351-1706, or drop a note in Box 324 Pending approval by the Humanities Division, New College students will be able to take an Advanced Acting Course this year in either of two formats : as a group ISP in January, or as a course in first module of second semester. On both occasions the course will be taught by faculty of the Asolo Conservatory The course will focus on intensive scene study primarily in twenti eth-century realistic drama and is intended primarily for students who have taken Introduction to Acting with the Asolo either this fall or in the past, but students with equivalent theater training are welcome to apply. Enrollment will be limited To apply for the course, send a note to John McDiarmid, Humanities, by November 22. The note should indicate the following: contract number you are in: past theater experience and training; reasons for wanting to take the course; whether you want to take the course as an ISP or in second semester (if either would be acceptable please indicate); a telephone num ber at which you can be reached. Enrollment decisions will be announced before Thanksgiving. "The Ballad of Johnny Paradise," a new original mono logue by David White will be performed Friday (22) and Saturday (23) of November in the year of our lord 1996 at 8pm. Please call for information: 355-5840 or 3516495 CAREER CENTER Environmental Career Fair Thursday, November 21, 1996 4:00p.m. -9:00p.m. at Fox Hall, Eckerd College. Employment, Internship, and Volunteer Opportunties Available Sponsored by the Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals Quick questions: Wednesday, November 20 from 11 :30 a m.-12:30 p.m. in Hamilton Center, Karen Patriarca will be available to answer any career questions you may have. The Boggy Creek Gang Camp: 1997 Summer position are available at the Boggy Creek Gang Camp They are looking for creative and en thusiasti c s taff memb e rs who a r e willing to share their ideas, and to invest their time, energy and love for the children in their summer pro gram. Boggy Creek Camp is the first family camping center in Florida to address the needs of children with chronic illnesses. The camp will serve children ages 7-17, who have life-threatening illnesses such as cancer, asthma, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, HIV/AIDS and arthri tis. Positions available: Cabin Counselors, Activity Counselors, and Operational Staff. Harry S. Truman Scholarships: The Foundation awards merit-based scholarships are for juniors who have outstanding leadership, plan to pursue careers in government or elsewhere in public service and wi s h to attend graduate school. Scholars participate in leader hip develop ment programs and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government. A Truman Scholarship pro vides up to $30,000. Anyone interested in applying must see Karen Patriarca, Coordinator of Career Development, PME-119, about the nominating process. On campus deadline: December 20,1996. International Institute of Russian Language and Culture: Tver InterContact Group, an independent educational and consulting organization, offers an opportunity to enroll in the Second Annual Winter School in Tver International students spend 2-6 weeks. Weekly program includes : 24 hours of classroom instruction, 8 hours of area study seminars, and 16 hours of Russian language classes Program beings January 6, 1997. The tuition and education material costs have been waived. The program fees cover accommodations, in cluding half-board (bomestay option), the cultural enrichment program, excursions and a small administrative fee. Rosewell Park Cancer Institute: Research Participation Program in Science -A program for college undergraduates who will benefit from an intensive pregraduate (Ph.D.) research experience. Program runs from June 9 to August 15, 1997. Selected participants receive a $2,500 stipend; plus room, board, research, and transportation expenses are partiallycovered by the g rant. Application deadline : February 15, 1997. For more information stop in the Career Resource Center, PME-1 19.