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Volume VI, Issue 24 April 22, 1997 WRESTLING WITH BOOK PRICES Part One by Rocky Swift Every semester, students of every dis cipline grimace with pain as they buy course books for their clas es. Chances are these are the priciest books they will ever read and the cost just keeps going up. With new textbooks ranging in price from $60 to $80, one has to ask: where does all that money go? Essentially there are three major par ties involved in the production of academic texts: the authors, the publish ers and the college stores. They all want your money. For the academic authors, however, roya l ties are u ually not the primary in centive for writing texts. Statistics from the A sociation of Publishers and the National A ociation of College Stores show that authors get between 7.5 and 10% of the revenues their book earn. For many professors, authorship is more im portant for notoriety with their peers, or they believe that they can fill a niche in their field's lexicon. For chemistry pro fessor Paul Scudder, students were the primary motivation in his decision to write a textbook. SEE "TEXTBOOKS" ON PAGE 4 INSIDE Ivory Tower ................. .3 Food Project ................... 3 Concert Review: Metallica ........ 5 Election Re ults ................ 7 Amnesty International ........... 8 Earth Day Observations .......... 9 Snap into it! R E CESS FROM A THESIS? by Hugh R. Brown Like a bam raising of old, the colorful tructure of Heidi Paskoski 's thesis play ground comes into view from behind the trees beside College Hall. This new ar rival on the bay front is a play tructure for adults. Built to the scale of the (physically) fully grown, the elements of this play structure range in heights from nine to thirteen feet. Its features include a slide, elevated platforms, monkey bars, cargo nets, and a crew's nesl. Still weeks to completion, two walls glazed with multi colored Plexiglas are already standing. Heidi Paskoski's area of concentration is of the Natural Sciences, although much of her studies have included physics. One might wonder how building a playground relates to a Natural Sciences major. This project, said Pasko ki, integrates physics, art, and the fun of building. An aspiring tructural engineer, Paskosld noted that this project is "pretty darn technical." Upon request, she opened a tome contain ing early drawings of the play structure, diagrams of the frame members, and a multitude of equations and calculations. All forces upon tbe structure were ac counted for, which ties directly to her physics background. The plan were ana lyzed at an engineer's office With the aid of a computer (the calculations involved hundreds of equations), the framework was determined to be structurally sound. Paskoski is amenable to the idea of creating grand, tangible works as a thesis project, but she admits that it is not for everyone. On the rationale behind build ing the playground, she said, "Basically, I wanted to do a thesis project that every one could understand, use, and have fun SEE "PLAYGROUND" ON PAGE 7 NO REST STOP IN SIGHT by Charl es Choi Three-and-ahalf hours of hell is how I'd de cribe the town meeting, mostly be cause I had to pee around halfway into it but I couldn't leave because I had to cover the damn thing. The first item on the agenda con cerned a petition for a fund-request referendum for Tal Greenberg. The peti tion got 69 signatures, but was generally regarded as a joke. Greenberg, who did not write the referendum, opened up an impassioned speech with a quote from Marcus Aurelius: "Existence is all van ity." He stated though he didn't stand for the petition, he also didn't care about what people did with it. Greenberg agreed with Colleen Butler, who said she found the petition morally offensive, but that it was not hi problem. He said that we shouldn't get too invalved "in this cinder block of a school. This is not our lives," and with that with drew his bid for a Student Court position. There was some is ue as to whe t her or not the petition could go to ballot. Since a town meeting can overrule anything, it was struck down 51 to 3, with Jon Cooper protesti n g the fact that a town meeting struck down a popu l ar motion, no matter what the motion was. Afterwards, a public apology to Greenberg was unanimously proposed. Half of the town meeting on Monday was devoted to meeting the student candi date who were up for elections on Thesday. The rest of it was spent dis cussing whether or not there should be rules of order for future town meetings, and what those rules might be if we were SEE "TOWN MEETING" ON PAGE 2
2 The Catalyst "TOWN MEETING" FROM PAGE 1 to have them. Mediation was the main focus, as it is often hard to get people to talk and stay on topic in the limited time available for town meetings. Margaret Hughes felt that there should be some mediation, or other wise "the loud will take over and usurp responsibility." Warren "Trip" Linnerooth was con cerned that efforts to silence those talking out of turn amounted to censorship. "Some people may think that I was dis ruptive as hell, really annoying. But someone mentioned respect, and taking freedom of speech an act of violence." Linnerooth was responding to Erin Skelly, who felt the rules were there "to legislate respect for speakers and for get ting things done. Some are too timid to speak out of turn. Those that can't hold their 'wonderful thoughts' in act ... as if what they say is so much more important than anyone else." All meetings are open to the public, but anyone can be excluded by a 2/3 vote, according to section 8.6 of the NCSA constitution. Evan Greenlee suggested that the position of parliamentarian or sergeant-at-arms be created, so that the constitutional rules could be enforced. A unanimous sentiment was that Robert's Rules Of Order were far too for mal, which the constitution suggests using if no other rules are present. Ben Hodges brought up a more conversational means ,Cl:Jt alyst General Editor Michelle Wolper Managing Editor Heather Oliver ntertainment Editor Aaron Gustafson Staff Writers Hugh Brown, Charles Choi, Pat Griffin, Rachael Herrup-Morse, Robert Knight, Rachael Lininger, Jessica Reid, Rocky Swift Layout Cyndy Ekle, Sara Foley Business Manager Tom Heisler Contributors Eric S. Piotrowski, Green Campus Thtorial, Colleen Butler, Christa Craven, Anne Tazewell News of holding the meetings, while Alisdair Lee noted that the students chose the sim plified version of Robert's Rules that we use now, and that nothing was wrong with side conversations if they were not dis ruptive. The presidents brought up the possible reuse of the microphone, which they stopped bringing to meetings out of the genera] apathy toward it. Co-President Martha Alter felt that this was due to the delays that took place whenever the mi crophone was passed around and to the fact that many students didn't want to walk up to the microphone. Linnerooth was concerned over the possible dampening of emotion in town meetings due to technology. He and a number of others also felt that using amicrophone as a focus for mediation brought up unpleasant connotations about authori tarian rule, and Linnerooth cited the book Lord of the Flies. Dave Heifetz pointed out that what ever connotations others might project onto an inanimate object were irrelevant to the fact that the microphone allowed those at the town meeting to hear a speaker over ambient noise. "We can hear whatever a person is saying, as opposed to talking on top of each other." Cooper suggested the possible use of the internet to aid in discussion of items on agenda before town meetings. He thought that Linnerooth was wrong about the effect of technology on emotion due to experiential proof to the contrary, citing April 22, 1997 vehement flame wars on online news groups as such an example. In fact, Cooper hoped that newsgroups might allow students some premeditation, "to think out what you say ... to see many dif ferent points of view before stating your own." The president(s) are mediators by tra dition, but the current presidents suggested that could change, if the stu dents wanted it to. The task of the mediator is important, as the job decides who gets to talk. The general consensus was that mediation could be flexible, in that at times town meetings should be free form. Hughes brought up the point that the mediator isn't supposed to participate in any discussion, according to Robert's Rules. There was a lot of disagreement as to where the mediator should be selected from; students, faculty, administration, or alums? Cooper was in favor of a non-student mediator to protect "the sanctity of medi ation," as some students might have vested interests. Hughes suggested that the mediators should be rotated from a pool of students, formally trained in ses sion every year. Jason Palmeri believed that it was "part of the student responsi bility to get a student mediator," in part to prove to Tampa that New College could regulate itself. The town meeting ended with specula tion over how and when future town meetings should end. 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The Catalyst CAMPUS WATER WASTE Contributed by Erin O'Donnell Are you plagued by a dripping faucet, leaky showerhead, or temperamental toi let in your donn room? According to our recent survey, nearly every campus resi dent has some complaint about their liquid utility. Almost one million gallons of water are wasted each year because of the decrepit state of fixtures in campus residences. This huge waste costs just a wee bit less than $3000 per annum (cov ered by student housing costs), because of the fantastically inexpensive price we pay for water and sewage. The real cost of water waste can not yet be felt finan cially, though it will be in the near future. The water used on campus comes from groundwater sources, derived ulti mately from the Floridian Aquifer, which provides for the water needs of most of the state. This aquifer, like water sources worldwide, is declining due to the esca lating demands of a growing population, which depletes the resource faster than it can be replenished by natural processes. This fact, coupled with the increasing pollution of freshwater, means that the world's supply of potable water will soon be inadequate for the needs of its popula tion. An article in the Christian Science Monitor stated that one third of the Earth's population may face water stress or scarcity by the year 2025 if current population trends continue. It is obvious that the true costs of water waste will not go unfelt by anyone for much longer. Each of us can alter the wasteful water management practices of the New College campus. If you have something broken, leaking, dripping, or running con tinuously in your bathroom, put in a work order at the Housing Office. When noth ing happens, complain! If you have trouble getting anything done about it, you can call Mark Johnson at 359-4252 or Campus Utilities Manager Dick Olney at 359-4240. If you notice other environ mentally negligent campus activities, let them know. By taking responsibility for the abuse of precious resources on our campus, we can make our community less of a burden to the Earth. News April 22, 1997 3 OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER International President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire agreed to talks with the rebels that plan to storm the capital. Mobutu has ruled his nation for more than three decades without democratic elections since he took office in a 1965 coup. Since last October, the rebels have swept through moree than half the nation, seizing key cities and rich provinces. They demand an unconditional surrender. Israeli police announced Wednesday that it is recommending to the attorney general's office that prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu be charged with fraud and breach of trust. The charges center around the right-wing leader's illfated appointment of a political ally to the attorney general's office in January. Netanyahu's party, Likud, is denying the charges and is holding finn despite nu merous calls for new elections. North Korea has failed to show for negotiations that could potentially have settled issues remaining from the 195053 conflict with South Korea, which included the United States. The United States and South Korea expressed progress at previous meetings, but North Korea has subsequently failed to attend meetings both this past Friday and Saturday. This week saw the arrest of a Sri Lankan who won an award for being the best female entrepreneur. The crime? Being a man. Sattambige Sriyaratne, 36, who has posed as a woman for 3 years, was charged with impersonation, taking loans on false documents, and cohabita tion with another man. National Covered with rainforests and sur rounded by coral reefs, the Samoan islands of Ofu, Tau, and Tutuila becomes America's fiftieth National Park Secret ary of the Interior Bruce Babitt indicates that the park will be devoted to preserv ing the area's rainforest ecosystem, animal habitats, coral reefs, and Samoan culture. Earlier this week House Speaker Newt Gingrich received a $300,000 personal loan from former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole. The loan, to be paid back over a period of eight years at an interest rate of ten percent, will pay off Gingrich's fine which was charged him by the House Ethics committee. President Clinton has stepped up pressure on the Republican-led Senate to ratify a global chemical weapons treaty that supporters say is in doubt. The treaty, already ratified by more than 70 countries, bars development, production, stockpiling, transfer and use of chemical weapons. It will go into force April 29, with or without U.S. participation. Supporters in the Senate say the treaty has a 50-50 chance of passing. Research finds a 30% increase in juve nile leukemia in the United States in 1986 to be linked to the Chemobyl nuclear accident in Ukraine. Countries closest to the site of the accident showed an increase in thyroid cancer in children. It is hoped that recent discoveries about the cells which cause AIDS will help in finding a way to prevent it. It has been discovered that AIDS requires in teraction between two parts of the structure of the AIDS cell in order to de velop into the deadly disease. Chief researcher of Cambridge, Mass. Peter Kim says that if that interaction can be successfully blocked,AIDS infection can be prevented. State Scott W. Glover of St. Petersburg was arrested for the robbery of a Barnett Bank in Temple Terrace. After robbing the bank he took 3 hostages with him via limo. Before arriving at Tampa Interna tional Airport, he released the hostages unharmed. The robbery went so smoothly it took 15 minutes for employ ees to realize what happened. In retaliation for his attempted armed robbery, 17-year-old Jason Gordon was attacked with a buzzing weedwacker wielded by 74-year-old Oran McGlamry. At gunpoint, McGlamry was forced to give up his wallet, but he chased the thief. Gordon fell, revealing his posterior, which was subsequently sliced by the business end of the tool.
4 The Catalyst A WEEK IN PREVIEW Tuesday, April22 Room Draw, Hamilton Center Front Lobby. The Chocolate Club will meet in the Fishbowl at 8:00 p.m. New College Chamber Singers Concert, College Hall Patio at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 Contract Renegotiation deadline! New College Chamber Singers Concert, College Hall Patio at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 24 Dance Performance in Sainer at 3:00p.m. Elise Wadle's art show will be held in Sainer from 3:00 to 6:00p.m. Friday, April25 Coffeehouse to support New College Radio Station in College Hall Music Room at 8:00p.m. Come and see "An Original Play" by Ned Byrne in Sainer at 7:00p.m. Saturday, April 26 Florida West Coast Symphony Brass Quintet in Sainer at 3:00p.m. April 25 Evangeline Thorpe (broadcasted live on New College Radio,89.9 FM) April 26 Dan lmaizumi Campus Life April 22, 1997 SOFTBALL FACEOFF AT NC by Rocky Swift The annual Students vs. Faculty Softball Extravaganza last Friday saw the students soundly whup the asses of their mentors by a humiliating score of 14-0. "Thanks to Rick Coe's coaching, the students and visiting students totally destroyed the faculty team," said thesis student Rich Knepper. Despite slightly chilly conditions and a stubborn grill, fun was had by all at the event that was highlighted by a solo homer knocked by "visiting student" Geoff Caffal. "Sorry I was intoxicated," he remarked .. "That's the last game," snapped the usually cheery Student Affairs Director Mark Johnson. He noted that the series of games between faculty and students is now 13-3 in the faculty's favor. "We can even things up," warned psychology kahuna Gordon Bauer, noting that evaluations have not been issued yet. "There might be a lot more un-sats than usual. There's a cost to winning a game." uTEXTBOOKS" FROM PAGE 1 'There weren't any books out there that showed kids how to make good deci sions," said Scudder. His slim volume Electron Flow in Organic Chemistry was aimed at a New CoJiege-type audience in an attempt to get students to think for themselves. Scudder said that the book took seven years of class testing and three years of test cycles before it was ever published. "My wife called it the other woman," recalled Scudder about his writ ing experience. The book costs around $25 dollars apiece and is in its second edition, so Scudder is a rich man now ... isn't he? "One spring I had a royalty check for forty bucks or something like that," said Scudder, regarding his immense wealth. The truth is that most academics make very little in profits from all their time and energy spent on writing. Despite the high price, the market for academic books is necessarily small and the revenues are proportionately low. Academic authors are paid royalties twice a year: once per semester. The spring semester check is often reduced to nothing to account for the books that were returned to the pub lisher unsold. "I swear some spring they're going to tell me I owe them money," said Scudder about the process. History professor and prolific writer Justus Doenecke also maintains that be's not in it for the cash. "If I wanted to make money, textbooks, readers, and antholo gies would have been the route." When asked if he assigns his own books for his classes to reap in the fat profits, Doenecke replied (somewhat facetiously), "Yes, I'll retire a rich man." In truth though, the vast majority of text authors see signifi cant economic returns from their efforts. "Very few people make a lot of money," said Doenecke. A controversial aspect of the school book debate is the place of used books in the market. Authors never get royalties from the resale of their books, and the proliferation of used volumes drives down the demand for new copies. "If you're going to make any money on this, you're going to make it in the first few years," said Doenecke. Many authors subvert this trend by writing revised editions of their works to make the copies on the used market obso lete. Are these new editions really valid new scholarship, or are they just an at tempt to reclaim the royalties for essentially the same book? "Depends on the field," answered Scudder. "A five year biochemistry book is hopelessly out of date." Doenecke agrees that in his field, texts are often revised in ways that do not im prove the overall breadth of the work, but rather to placate revisionist interpretations of history. He says that he often prefers the older editions because "they're less filled with trendy visual aids." The issue of used books and new edi tions is an integral part to the debate on textbook prices. In the coming weeks, I will examine both publishers and college stores to see why they want so much of your money and what they do with it all.
The Catalyst Entertainment METALLICA MELTS ICE PALACE by Robert Knight The last couple of years have been rather hard on Metallica fans. Their last release, Load, disappointed many, includ ing myself. The gritty, scorching intensity of past albums like Master of Puppets and ... And Justice For All was scrapped for a more lucid, radio-friendly sound So I wasn't sure what to expect when they came to the Ice Palace in Tampa Friday night. I wasn't ready to stop believing just yet. After all, this band was one of the few things that made life liv able during high school. Well, they still put on one hell of a show and at some moments transcended the Ice Palace's menacingly horrible acoustics. But there were problems One was money I paid thirty doll a rs for a nose-bleed seat ($25.50 plus tax and TicketMaster's service charge), and paid six bucks on top of that just to park at the arena. I would have gotten a program, but they were so overpriced at $18 that they would make Barnes & Noble envious. Where acts like Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins have made extravagant efforts to circumvent TicketMaster and the con cert-venue establishment in the name of their fans Metallica seems to have taken no such initiative. Also, I was surrounded by 15, 000 peo ple I didn't know, most of them drunk, tattooed, and hyperactive. A muscle bound jock in a tight polo shirt was sitting next to me, flexing for us as everyone head-banged and beat their fists in the air to "Wherever I May Roam." There was about 100 times as much concentrated testosterone in the atmosphere as there ever will be on New College's campus. Another problem was the arena itself. This place was built for hockey games, not rock concerts. The sound lost many of its nuances once it hit my upper-deck seat. Most of the concert sounded like a jet taking off with music in the background. This reduced Metallica's opening act, "Corrosion of Conformity," to little more than nonsensical din, with the exception of a few good riffs This didn't affect Metallica's perfor mance as much, though that may have just simply been because I knew all their songs by heart. Regardless, I will never go to another show at the Ice Palace. But Metallica still rose above it all. They played for a solid two-and a-half hours with bludgeoning reckless aban don. Their live rendition of "Until It Sleeps" brought the song to a new level, almost every bit as emotional as "Fade to Black." "Wherever I May Roam" is a soaring anthem of independence and nature; I was very pleased they kept it in their live set. Old classics, such as "One," "Fade, "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Creeping Death," and "Whiplash" were still per formed with no less gusto than before, though selections from Puppets and Justice were conspicuously missing. Those two albums were Metallica's most socially conscious and musically com plex, their crowning achievements in the eyes of many. However, the band is less into revolu tion now than just simply rocking. Besides, I doubt that most of the people I sat with really cared much about social injustice, and if they did, they were hav ing too much fun to think about it. Loss of creative urgency in rock n' roll is becoming more and more common as the most talented bands make more and more money. Metallica, U2, and R.E.M have all put out releases in the last year that don't make nearly as powerful state ments as their earlier works did. The recording industry knows that the most effective way to stop a revolution is to pay off the revolutionaries. But Metallica is still Metallica, and they still rock. And for a few hours Friday evening, nothing else mattered. Theses wanted for thesis symposium to be held in the second week in May. Sign up at the Student l\ffairs office or see Alena Scandura for more information. April 22, 1997 5 REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION Contributed by Jessica Phoebe Noon While on campus living may seem to provide students with a limitless supply of heat, air, water, and electricity, the truth remains that none of us live outside the ramifications of the excessive energy consumption of the modem world. From the rising costs of campus housing felt on a personal level to the deterioration of the earth's atmosphere taking place on a much larger scale, New College students have are faced with a number of reasons to be concerned with their own daily use of energy. 61% of New College's housing utility bill is attributed to electricity (the remain der divided between water sewage, garbage, and gas) This figure along with personal concerns about student en ergy usage, prompted a few of us in the Green Campus Tutorial to investigate some of the most common sources of en ergy consumption in the dormitories. We conducted a survey of appliance use in volving nearly half of all the Pei dorm rooms, and came up with some interest ing results. Based upon our data, 54% of the overall energy usage at Pei is accredited to lighting. While it is apparent that light is categorized as one of the many necessi ties of college life we have a few suggestions on how to reduce the usage of electrical lighting as much as possible. Due to our Florida sunshine and (vari ably) illuminating picture windows/glass doors, artificial light during the daytime should be rarely necessary. Besides ex ploiting sunlight to the best of our ability, we can also reduce energy waste by re membering to turn off the lights whenever they are not being put to use. Or, like Jono Miller says, simply, "Study during the day and sleep at night." Yes, we agree it sounds quite strange, but it's been proven as an extremely energy-effi cient way of living Another alternative to high-wattage incandescent lighting is the use of en ergy-saving light fixtures and bulbs. As SEE "ENERGY" ON PAGE 9
6 The Catalyst Campus Life April 22, 1997 ELECTIONS SUPPLY LITTLE SUSPENSE, MUCH SATISFACTION by Robert Knight One of the largest NCSA ballots in recent memory was voted on last Tuesday. Though the elections provided little heated competition, all but a few positions were filled, and voter turnout was the highest of the year. 202 students voted in Hamilton Center on April 15. 43 posi tions were up for election, for which 45 students ran, and 29 amendments to the NCSA Constitution were submitted for ap proval. Results of the amendment referenda remain in limbo. According to the constitution "An amendment to this consti tution shall be valid when it receives a two thirds majority of those voting when placed on the ballot at one of the regular elec tions." With the exception of amendments 2, 3,16, 24, and 27, the first two of which would have struck the humorous language from articles describing duties of NCSA officers (e.g. the President as the "Grand Poo-Bah," the Vice-President as "Uhura," and the Student Prosecutor as '11te Grand Inquisitor"). All of them got the two thirds among those who voted on them. However, not everyone who cast a ballot voted on the amend ments. This pre ents an ambiguity. If the constitution states that two thirds of all students voting in the election, not just on the amendment, must vote affirma tively for it to pass, then only amendments I, 5 and 7 passed. NCSA co-presidents Matthew Grieco and Martha Alter and elec tion supervisor Colleen Butler chose to let Student Court decide which interpretation is correct. Michael Shannon one of four students elected to Student Court, who ran unopposed, felt that the amendments should pass. "The people who care, the people who actually voted on the amendments, are the ones who should matter said Shannon, who, like everyone else elected Tuesday, will take office next fall. The proposed amendments were to fine-tune the NCSA Constitution before it was brought up for ratification as a legal document. Most were simply to clarify language in the constitu tion, but one (17) would require that the SAC meet for marathon allocations every semester, and another (9) would create an offi cial student ambassador, appointed by the NCSA president to the New College Foundation. Amendment 16 would have allowed SAC members to serve as chair of the Council of Student Affairs, but its vote was 83-58 in favor, short of two-thirds by either interpretation Amendments 24 and 27, which, respectively, would have made SAC budget reports at every Student Assembly unnecessary and struck "who must be a New College student" from requirements to be Public Defender (obviously redundant), were both struck down. The only positions which remain unfilled afler Tuesday's elections are for the Food Service Committee (1), the Student Life Committee (I), and the Library Committee (2), International Studies Committee (1), and the Fitness Center Committee (2). NCSA co-presidents will appoint members of positions unfilled by elections, and will give these positions to students who got the highest number of votes without being elected. There were only two head-to-head contested races. One was the race for third-year SAC member, in which Jacob Reimer bested Roberl Scopel 133-23. Reimer stated that he hoped to bring a Bengal tiger to campus The tiger would serve as an un official mascot and would be kept in the garden near the library. Reimer said the cost would be about $50,000. Also, in the race for Student Prosecutor, Pete Kezar ousted incumbent T. Jay Brown, 144-26. Said Kezar, ''I'm elated that the student body spoke in the manner they did .... Basically, I see my job as protecting the student body as a whole through the protection of student rights and the Student Code to which we, as a collective body of individuals, agree democratically. I'll certainly do my best!" Brown said that he was extremely disappointed at the results of the election. He stated that he had worked hard as Student Prosecutor, showing up at Student Court meetings even when he was not required to, writing letters on the court's behalf for the NCSA newsletter, and establishing a dialogue with the University Police to get certain cases handed over to Student Court. He was never given any cases to prosecute. "I would have taken the loss much easier if I knew that I was clearly deficient in my duties. The fact of the matter is, I was never given the chance to show what I can do," said Brown. "The election was a 144-26 mandate. I can't imagine what would make the N.C. voter so angry with me ... I don't think I lost an election, I think I lost a popularity contest." Kezar and Brown both stated that this election has not af fected their friendship. Jon Cooper and Brandi Lasch were elected to the Student Academic Status Committee (SASC) out of a field of four candi dates. TI1ey received 108 and 86 votes, respectively. Also, Tom Barnard and Margaret Hughes received 92 and 119 votes respectively to win seats on the Dean and Warden Search Committee. Despite the lack of competition, many students were glad to see such a large ballot with so many deciding to take a position. Some students said they took as much as lO to 15 minutes to vote. "It was long and involved, but that's a good thing," said Alicia Luguri about the ballot. Also, many praised the presence of the constitutional referen dums. "It's something that should have been done 10 years ago," said Jacob Reimer. "Indeed, I hope that those of us who tried for office and didn't quite make it will continue to be involved in school affairs," said Kezar. "While there are those, unfortunately, who believe that only the finest sour grapes make for a good 'whine,' it is im perative that we move on and forward together." PUT YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE CATALYST. DROP OFF Y OUR ANNOUNCEMENT I N B OX 75 OR EMAIL US A T CA T A LYST@V/RTU.
The Catalyst Council of Academic Affairs (CAA) Humanities Division: Jason Palmeri Matthew Spitzer Social Sciences Division: Ben Hodges David Doherty Natural Sciences Division: Adam Clark Mandy Funderburk Library Committee: Alison Blanding (Vacant pending appointment) Educational Policy Committee (EPC): Margaret Hughes Amy Murphy Student Life Committee: Zack Finley Doug Christy (Vacancy pending appointment) Admissions Committee: Carrie Martell Sosha Zaretsky Jonathan Smith Campus Life Environmental Studies Steering Committee: Kelly Samek Student Academic Status Committee (SASC): Jon Cooper Brandi Lasch Space Committee Kevin Unrath Sarah Young International Studies Committee: Irina Barakova Guy Menahem (Vacancy pending appointment) Co u ncil of Student Affa i rs (CSA) Student Allocations Committee (SAC): Hazen Komraus* Alisdair Lee* Mario Rodriguez Jake Reimer Kelly Singer Nick Napolitano* (First-year representatives to be elected in early Fall) Fitness Center Committee: (Vacant pending appointment) April 22, 1997 7 Food Service Committee: Keara Axelrod (Vacancy pending appointment) Housing Advisory Committee: Rachel Sgaglio Steve Yacco Student Court Justices: Mey Akashah Michael Shannon Robert Brayer Brynn Romano* Jessica Willis* Student Defender: Jim Baker Student Prosecutor: Peter Kezar Executive Co-President: Matthew Grieco* Co-President: Martha Alter* Vice-President: Jennifer Rehm* Vice-President: Heather Rickenbrode* Rep. to the Foundation: David Heifetz* Dean and Warden Search Committee: Margaret Hughes Tom Barnard Sara Daum (Asterisk (*) indicates terms expiring at the end of the fall semester. All other terms expire at the end of the spring semester) NEW COLLEGE CD by Cyndy Ekle "I was lying on my bed watching the sun rise and it just hit me," said Eric Piotrowski on his idea to produce a com pact disc featuring the diverse musical talents of New College students. He told Steve Mazur, who took the idea from there a n d did most of the work on it. Mazu r wanted to be involved with the project because he thought he could help with the technical aspects. In addition, he commented, "it's something that may sta bilize the New College music community." Notices were sent out at the beginning of the year to find musicians interested in being con sidered for the CD. The fin ished p r oduct incl u des a wide range of musical genres, from bands to pieces pro duced by students i n the elect r onic music class. Half of the C D was recorded by Mazur, half by other students. The SAC allocated $835 to produce 1000 CDs; 600 will be given to students and the remaining 400 will be sold for $5 to reimburse the cost of production. The CDs should be available sometime around mid-May. Piotrowski conceived of most of the graphics, and he and Mazur smoothed them out. The fro n t co ver de sign is of the New College Four Winds in a 3-D style. Piotrowski and Mazur both expressed hopes for continuing the project in the fu ture. It might help to change the lukewarm reception of the student body to musical performances by other students. Piotrowski remarked, "I hope the project continues in future years. I think that it probably will. As l ong as there are en terprising young musicians here, the CD project will have a p l ace in it all." ((PlAYGROUND" F RO M PAGE 1 on." Save for some questions about the vi ability of this project when it was first presented to the faculty, few administra tive roadblocks were encountered. Apparently, Dean Schenck and campus architect Rick Lyttle had no major objec tions to the construction of the playgrou n d. Some logistical st um bli n g blocks still exist. Construction has been impeded by the rainy weather and delays in the prefabrication of the slide and bar rel elements of the playground. Nevertheless, the new playground should be complete in a matter of weeks.
8 The Catalyst Contributions April 22, 1997 CLOTHESLINE PROJECT A SUCCESS Contributed by Colleen Butler The Clothesline Project was displayed in Palm Court on Friday, April 18. As I walked through what is still officially the Center of the Universe, I was met with auditory and visual re minders of the violence against women in this country. Organized by Amy Murphy, Annie O'Connell, and Sara Greenberg, the project served as both a personal outlet and a public consciousness raising project. The color-coded t-shirts strung between the palm trees re flected the personal experiences of women in this country. The t-shirts were made by both men and women; however they focus on violence against women The t-shirts represented expe riences in which women were raped, sexually assaulted, battered, molested, assaulted by family members, assaulted be cause of their sexuality, or murdered Accompanying the !-shirts was a tape playing a gong every 14 seconds for a woman who is battered a whistle once a minute for every time a rape is re ported, and a bell once an hour for every woman murdered. My personal reaction to the project was intensely emotional. Although I am lucky enough to be able to say that I personally have never been directly affected by any physical violence, I am confronted with the reality of it every day. As a woman, I feel uncomfortable looking particular ways in public, meeting men's eyes, smiling at strangers and trusting men right away. Clearly, this also adversely affects most men, because many men have a great deal of respect towards women and it hurts them to be NC SEA WALL Contributed by Shelley Bull When thinking about resources the New College campus has to offer to students, many examples are obvious. One which is evident yet sometimes ignored is the Sarasota Bay. In relating the campus and the Bay, obviouly something comes in between the two : a seawall. A seawall is usually a cement structure built parallel to the shoreline designed to combat erosion. In reality seawalls actu ally increase erosion rates and are more of a detriment to natural shorelines than many people realize Erosion isn't a crisis until humans start building and developing the shoreline. There is a very fragile dynamic equilibrium on a beach which any type of construction disrupts. Seawalls are one of the most severe dis ruptions. The New College seawall demonstrates this phenomenon. To the north, where the seawall ends, there is a sandy beach where native vegetation such as mangroves, seagrass, and marsh elder are present. Native shoreline vegetation is very important in both regulating the shoreline naturally (erosion) and in creating wildlife habitat. In the Sarasota Bay, there has ben a 668% increase in sea walls and a 40% decrease in natural shoreline plants like mangroves since the 1950s. It is evident that people need to start realizi n g how a seawall can harn the ecology of a natural sys tem, and focus on the alternative of implementing native vegetation as shoreline protection. treated as suspect because of the actions of others within their gender. This project allowed both men and women to understand the struggle against violence against women. There was a tremen dous turnout at the event, and many people carefully read through all of the experiences strung up for us to see. It pre sented the struggle in a very non-threatening way, one in which all people could look at the situation in this country and get angry. It was not accusatory, it was unifying, allowing many people who would not otherwise seek out or be directly affected by violence agrunst women to understand the struggle which many women endure. Along with the wonderful activist tactics of the project, it has also given many victims and friends of victims the chance to purge themselves of the traumatic experiences in their past. While sitting at the table, I saw many people making shirts, in cluding girls from a local high school. I witnessed people breaking down and l eaning on their friends for support. Any event that can offer individuals the chance to deal with their own personal issues, while also raising the consciousness of others in the community, deserves to be applauded. The Clothesline Project does not promise to offer "a good time," but it is an im portant community experience on many levels. I am wholly impressed, and I hope that many people had the chance to go out and learn more about the situation of women in America. CAMPUS WILDLIFE Contributed by Georganna Thorpe Many of us, so consumed in the intricacies of everyday life, pay little attention to the existence of wildlife, or the lack thereof. As more and more woods are remodeled into condo miniums and the natural habitats of wild animals are consumed by humans and later regurgitated as barren fields of asphalt, pop ulations of these animals diminish. Most residential areas, urban and suburban, are hostile (not necessarily on a conscious level) to the notion of wild animals setting up residency within their territories. Our obsession with mowed lawns and manicured shrubbery are not terribly accommodating to these animals look ing for a safe place to call home. The New College campus has the potential of offering a safe haven for many of these creatures. The key to attracting wildlife is as simple as satisfying their basic needs, which would other wise be met in their natural habitat-if it was available and undisturbed. The basic needs are food (preferably in a natural form such as bushes with berries), clean water, adequate cover (for shelter, nesting, and protection from predators), and enough space for living and rearing offspring re l atively undisturbed. I am attemp t ing to make our campus a place they can call home by erecting bat and bird houses (one bat can consume thousands of mosquitoes a nightmaking them good neighbors to have), as well as getting plants in the ground that will offer fruit, berries, or flowers to attract insects. If anyone is interested in helping. I can always use an extra pair of hands.
The Catalyst Contributions April 22, 1997 9 EARTH DAY OBSERVATIONS Contributed by Anne Tazewell I cannot in good conscience be the campus resource conser vation coordinator without paying some kind of homage to the day devoted to our planetary home: Earth Day. Many of you probably were born after the first Earth Day celebration in 1970 But previous to this grassroots "teach-in on the environment," organized by Senator Gaylord Nelson, there had never been a national focus on environmental concerns. "For many years prior to Earth Day, it had been troubling to me that the state of our environment was simply a non-issue in the politics of our country," Nelson wrote. "The president, the Congress, the economic power structured of the nation and the press paid almost no attention to the issue, which is of stagger ing import to our future." Although environmentalists are now a well entrenched inter est group in now and environmental concerns always rate high in public opinion surveys, it should remain clear that our work is not done. The earth and our relationship to her (as with any relation ship that we want to last) is an ongoing process. It requires active engagement, respect and commitment. One way we ex press our relationship with the earth is through our daily actions. Do we walk, ride a bike or drive a car? Do we turn off the lights in our room when we leave? Do we drink from a Styrofoam cup or remember to use our thermal mugs? Did we recycle that botuENERGY" FROM PAGE 5 recently as the past year, New College and the University of South Florida have teamed up with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a program called Green Lights. This summer all light fixtures in Hamilton Center were retrofitted with energy efficient fluorescent bulbs (and you probably didn't even notice). Since then, the utility bills have shown significant reductions. While the average yearly amount paid for Pei utilities since August, 1996 has increased by $3,100, the cost to run Ham Center has been reduced by $1,711. While these figures may seem small right now, such differences can quickly add up over the years. In addition to saving money, we have cut our yearly energy use by 217,005 kilowatts per year. To give everyone an idea of what sort of effects this conservation has upon our envi ronment, this power can be traced back to its source. In the production of these theoretical217,005 kilowatts of energy. 325,508 lbs. of C02, 1,497,335 gallons of S02, and 499,112 gallons of N02 would be released into the atmosphere-emis sions which, for those who do not know, lead to evils such as smog, acid rain, and global warming. This same reduction of emissions is equal to planting 44 acres of trees or removing 21 mid sized cars from American highways. Just imagine-such a large-scale effect induced by just one small college community center changing its light bulbs. These are the terms in which we need to view energy use in every aspect of our lives. tie or toss it in the trash? They seem like simple things, but they really do make a collective difference. Although a waste stream analysis in February revealed that 52% of our waste from Pei and Hamilton Center could be elimi nated by practicing the 3 Rs (reducing, reusing and recycling), we as a campus have managed to recycle a staggering 12.8 tons of glass, 8.44 tons of paper, 2,779 ponds of plastic and 653 pounds of cans so far this academic year. Just with paper-recy cling alone we have saved 143 trees, not to mention thousands of gallons of water and electricity. However, recycling is only one-half of this equation. We must also make a commitment to buy recycled paper Our campus already has. 1\vo kinds of recy cled content paper are available through the campus copy center. Urge professors and office managers to use the 100% recycled content "Earth White" paper. While I'm on the subject of the 3 Rs: polystyrene (Styrofoam) packing peanuts are now being collected on campus for reuse The recycling crew will be taking them out to Pak Mail so that they can be used again for packing boxes. For staff and faculty, polystyrene peanuts will be picked up on Thesdays and Thursdays, the same time that paper is picked up. Please bring these "pesky peanuts" to the new bin in the Hamilton Center mailroom. Larger pieces of polystyrene that are used in packing are acceptable also. Please do not put food containers (i.e. cups, plates, to go containers) in this bin. ergy consumption on a daily basis The first step is expanding one's consciousness to realize the extent to which we depend upon electrical appliances, and the second is making an effort, even the smallest, towards reducing that amount. We hope to provide students with as much information as possible on en ergy-efficiency, in order to facilitate conservation. Some things New College students can do to reduce energy usage are: 1) Thrn off computers whenever possible-these account for 30% of the overall energy consumption in dorm rooms! 2) Thrn off stereos whenever the room is empty or no one within it is con scious. We understand that music is an essential supplement to survival, but the average student uses his or her stereo for 44 hours a week, and after a while that amount really adds up! 3) Use the microwave whenever possible in place of a conventional oven or stove one of the most efficient appliances on the market. 4) Defrost refrigerators once a month, or as often as needed, as they will function much more efficiently. We are working on making more and more useful facts about energy conservation available to the student body. I hope they will provide a bit of encouragement and incentive to every one to take notice of the many ways in which is energy used and also wasted around campus If each one of us can take only a few small steps towards a more conscientious lifestyle, we can increase the level of sustainability within our own community as well as making a wave throughout our society. PUT YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE CATALYST. ANNOUNCEMENTS R E C EI VED BEFO R E 5 P.M FRIDAY MAY APPEAR IN THE FOLLOWING ISSUE. DROP EM I N BOX 75 OUR F IL E SERVE R FOLD E R OR E MAIL US AT
10 The Catalyst Contributions April 22, 1997 PRIDE SYMPOSIUM Contributed by Christa Craven The 1997 Pride Symposium, "Discourse in the Community" was a huge success this year, thanks to the many amazing New College students who organized it. Our goal for the symposium was to address the issues of diversity and authenticity in the Queer, Lesbian and Gay Communities. Our panels reflected the diversity of discourse which is apparent in our communities. On Saturday night, the Opening Coffeehouse went into full swing. We had beautiful art lining the courtyard by HN+ artists from Positive Expressions. Sterling Powell provided Jiving art by painting two students who frolicked "gayly" during the night's events. The songs, poetry, and stories focused around the queer experience and an effigy of State Senator John Grant pro voked some positive debate as marshmallows were roasted over the fire. On Sunday, the Student Papers provided a forum for discus sion and "inqueery" in a variety of issues in the queer communities. On Monday, queer students in local high schools and organizers from ALSO, CAN, and PFLAG discussed youth in the queer community. A fabulous discussion ensued about net working in high schools as part of our community. Tuesday night's discussion of lesbianism and female sexual ity issues provoked a spirited debate about claiming lesbian identity and the use of the word "lesbian." A discussion of au thenticity and bisexuality continued into the following night's panel on bisexuality On Wednesday, we had a strong discussion about the fluidity of gender and sexuality and authenticity in the queer community. The word "bisexual" was also questioned. On Thursday, many interested students came out, so to speak, to talk about safer sex in the queer community. The panel was made up of Planned Parenthood outreach educators and ranged in ages from 14 to 46, providing a forum for discussion about many aspects of sexuality. Many participants walked away with gifts, such as cock rings, chocolate body paint, nipple clips, and g-spotters as we discussed how to use each item safely and enjoyably. On Friday, Dr. Bill Leap, an anthropologist, linguist, and queer academic from American University in Washington, DC spoke about gay men's English and language in the queer com munity. During "Reclaiming Ourselves" he discussed the use of syntax, as opposed to the much-hyped lexiconic differences be tween Gay/Lesbian/Bisexualffransgendered language and other English. The audience enjoyed a question-and-answer discussion afterward and perused the books and treasures brought by On the Move Books from St. Petersburg. On Saturday night, The Queer Ball on Saturday night marked the closing event of the 1997 Pride Symposium. Fabulous music set the stage for a magnificent Drag Show featuring girls as boys, boys as girls, and many other varieties of the gender-fuck motif. Our reigning Queen Diva passed the crown to this year's young beauty, Alisdair Lee. Huge hugs and kisses go out to all those queens, kings, divas and goddesses who helped out! Contribution Guidelines Letter tQ The Editor: A reader's response 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. Guest Column: A solicited opinion piece. Guest columnists do not necessarily represent the views of the Catalyst. but rather opinions of which we feel the New College community should be. made aware. Guest columns 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. Horror Fantasy Science Fiction Prose Poetry Art Reviews Theory Submit to box 598 or lininger@virtu. (Issue 1 is in the Student Activities Office.) .b.:... .lo 'o' ""-"" .:A A. Parker's Books & The Book Bazaar 10%> Student Discount 366-1373 366-2898 1488 Main Street, Sarasota Out-of-Print, Used and Rare Books
The Catalyst Opinions April 22, 1997 11 OPINION: GRANT US ONE WISH-GO AWAY By Pat Griffin Representatives, but President Grieco makes a good point, hisThink you can pull off a spur-of-the-moment event, or react torically speaking. However, Grieco warned, "Grant being to new opportunities before they expire? Not with Senator John burned in effigy at the [Pride Week] Coffee House shows that Grant's recent proposal. people recognize the threat that he poses, but I hope that stuGrant recently drafted a bill that would remove student audents also took time to write letters or take other direct action tonomy in spending A&S fees in the state of Florida. What this against his proposal." means is that the SAC, if it still existed, it would ultimately anOne example of how we would have been hurt specifically swer to Grant, who is the Chair of the Senate Education was the Native American Awareness Symposium. By a stroke of Committee of the Florida State Legislature. good luck, it became possible to bring down Vern Bellencourt as The bill in question would require that budget proposals key note speaker Students turned out in droves to attend his come from a joint student-faculty panel, then to the college presspeech. Palm Court was full on April 4. Even if the Legislature ident, then the Board of Regents, then to had allowed a controversial speaker such the State Legislature for final approval. You can see Senator Grant's web page at as Bellencourt, which is highly doubtful, Grant, a decorated champion of the http:l!www.fsu.edu/-ftleg/senatelmembers/sl3. we would not have been able to make it Christian Coalition, is proposing this leghtml, or write him at: happen in time. It was a struggle to pull islation in response to Greg Louganis Senator John Grant it off under the present, more immediate being allowed to speak in Tampa. The 610 W. Waters Avenue, #A, system. objection, as Grant puts it, is that Tampa, FL 33604 Grant isn't going away. The 13th Louganis, an HIV-positive gay man, E-mail at: GRANTJ@LEG.MAIL.UFL.EDU. Senatorial District, which includes would be "promoting homosexuality." Grant's phone number is (813) 975-6658. Tampa, has more than a 3-1 Republican Grant is almost certainly lacking the supL::::::================;;!J advantage among registered party affiliport to pass his bill. ates, according to the 1990 census. His constituency is also "Realistically, at this point, I don't think we need to panic, notably young for Florida. 31.64% of his area is too young to since there is no corresponding bill in the House, but even so we vote, the largest segment of the population. Only 4.22% are at should make sure that we're expressing our outrage at his idea or above the traditional retirement age of 65. Only 19.62% have and making sure it doesn't catch on with other legislators," said ever lived in any state but Florida. Another factor to keep in Matt Grieco. It is true that Grant's bill may not pass the Senate mind when discussing Mr. Grant's constituency is that only and stands much less of a chance in the House of 20.10% of the adults have college educations. AMNESTY INT' L HOSTED HUMAN RIGH T S WEEKS Contributed by Eric S. Piotrowski The events planned by Amnesty International (AI) during the month of April were designed to raise awareness about issues of human rights in America and around the world. The local Amnesty International chapter, headed by student Helen Matthews, organized the events and advertised on campus and off. Said Matthews, ''The importance of our April campaign, in my view, is to establish a sort of global consciousness amongst New College students-a consciousness of the fact that one may be (and many are) executed in China for possessing heroin (and over 60 other crimes), for example, or that paramilitary groups are threatening, kidnapping, torturing and killing people all over Mexico and Columbia with virtual impunity, or that nearly half a million people have been murdered on the island of East Timor in an act of genocide funded primarily by the U.S. government." During the week of April 7, a series of movies were shown in Palm Court foc u sing on human rights. Among the movies shown were Dead Man Walking, Closet Land, and Cold Blood: The Massacre of East Timor. On Saturday, April 18, an open mic session was held in Palm Court, where students shared stories, poems, and polemics about human rights and other fom1s of oppression. But the high l ight of the two-week period came with the keynote address by the executive director of Amnesty International, William Schulz. Mr. Schulz gave a talk entitled "Torture, Torment, and Tyranny," wherein he discussed human rights abuses, including those supported by the United States. Mr. Schulz has served on the boards of People for the American Way, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Communitarian Network, and the Center for the Study of Commercialism, among others. He leads Amnesty International in emphasizing not only awareness about these issues, but action against them. "It is not simply making people aware of these facts that is important," Matthews said. ''It is making people feel that these facts are reprehensible that I think it one of the most important functions of this campaign. In order to do this, we need to frame these issues as immediate, intolerable realities. Hopefully, we can create from a mere cognition, a scream." AI member Sara Irwin said that the campaign is important because it advertises Amnesty's importance in the world and its presence on our campus. "Generally," she said, "the group gets a jump in membership. At least that happened at the last open mic ." Amnesty International meets every Thursday at 8:00p.m. in Hamilton Center.
12 The Catalyst Announcements April 22, 1997 Faculty Students and Communitiarians are cordially invited to The New College Radio Station Community Potluck and Coffeehouse this Friday, April 25 i n the Music Room in College Hall. The potluck begins at 7 :00p.m. and the music begins at 8:00 p m. The entire broadcast wiJl be broadcast on 89 9 FM! Please bring food and a donation of music or equipment for the Radio Station. Financial Aid News: 1997/98 Award Letters: We expect award letters to be sent to upperclass students during the latter part of May. It is very important to update your permanent address with the registrar's office for this and any other mailings you may re ceive. For those students who are graduating or leaving school and have had a Federal Stafford loan or Perkins Joan : you must meet exit requirements. Please see the Financial Aid office. Those students receiving Florida Program scholarships, out-of-state fee waivers, New College Foundation scholarships, and National Merit scholarships should look for information in their boxes soon regarding any renewal requirements and reminders. Room for Sublet: Palms of Sarasota Complex, Furnished Cheap Rent .. Details: 351-6495 Ask for Satish. CAREER CENTER ------------------------------Thurs. Apr. 24 9AM-5PM Job Search/Sales Careers-Tampa Airport Hilton at MetroCenter, 2225 N. Lois Ave. Learn more about the world of professional sales by exploring career opportunities in pharmaceutical, consumer, general business sales and more. Call Leigh Prichard at 800-265 1820. Challenge/Wellness Coordinator Position Available: Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY is currently looking for a Challenge/Wellness Coordinator Responsibilities: 25 hours a week in Challenge Education for college students on themes of com munity, team,confidence, leadership skills, and personal awareness 15 hours a week in Residential Life providing wellness programming, hall supervision and assistance with new student orientation Qualifications: B A degree, experience working with young adults strongly preferred and FirstAid/CPR. Benefits: room/board, $300/month stipend and health insurance. Dates : August 11, 1997-June l, 1998. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Putney SchoolPosition Available: Putney School is looking for a Summer Program Associate/Dormitory Head. The Summer Program Associate will process all admissions materials, tuition payments, and financial aid awards. Dormitory Head (during acad emic school year) will have academic-year responsibilities of student advising, coaching, etc Putney School offers summer programs for students ages 13-17 in studio and performing arts, writing, and English as a second language. They also offer a day Horse Camp, an ecology trip to the Galapagos Islands for high school students. Apply by June 15th. Email: summer_prog rams@ pegasus putney. com. Gaia Education Outreach Institute: The University of New Hampshire is offering Summer Institute in Sustainable Living: June 5-28 including Permaculture Design Course: June 5-20 During the first two weeks students participate in a Permaculture Design Course to design an educational eco-village for the Geocommons College site at Derbyshire Farm. Cost : $1, 200 for 3-weeks; $750 for 2-week PDC only; fees include tuition food, and tent space Geocommons College is offering Foundation Semester in Sustainable Living and Society, Sept. 5-Dec 12, 1997 Web site: http://www.ic.org/geo. University of California at BerkeleyActivities Coordinator Position: Coordinate international student activities for English Language Program. Plan/implement social, cultural, recreational and education events. Oversee activities budget, staff and volunteers. This job is in San Francisco and not in Berkeley. Experience working with international students strongly desired. Application deadline : May 9th. Stonewall Columbus-Education Coordinator Position:The Coordinator will serve as Stonewall's lead person in providing in formation and outreach about the LesBiGay community. Responsibilities: reorganizing Stonewall's education speaker's bureau, develop a public relations campaign on LesBiGay issues organize community outreach projects, and develop educational materi als. Starting salary is low to mid twenties, application deadline is May 16, 1997. Website: http://www.netmin.com/stonewall. Sarasota County Government -Internships: Intern with the Historical Resources Department of Sarasota. This is working expe rience principally focused on locating, identifying, assessing documenting structures, which are part of Sarasota's post WWII building room with emphases on Sarasota's modern architectural movement. Minimum qualifications: high school graduate with an equivalent of three years of college course-work completed in Architecture, Historic Preservation, Architectural History, History or Urban Planning Knowledge of post WWTI building types and styles. Demonstrated ability to successfully conduct independent research from original sources such as historical maps, documents and aerial photographs and conduct oral interviews Knowledge in the use of 33-mm camera and WordPerfect 6 1 for Windows. A valid Florida Driver s License and a dependable vehicle. Apply through web: http://www.sarasota-online com/county. For additional information stop in the Career Resource Center; PME119