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Volume VI, Issue 25 April 29, 1997 Sublet The Catalyst this summer. WREST LING WITH BOOK PRICES Part II by Rocky Swift When you go to sell your almost-new $44 volume of the Norton Anthology of World Literature and you only get about $20 for it, you might feel rather gouged. You would probably feel a lot wor e to ee it on the shelf the next day for $36. Used books. They are cheaper, and sometimes, they already have the impor tant stuff highlighted and underlined. Ultimately, however, their effect on the market is costly for the consumer. "Used books are not returnable at all," said Brian Stark, regional manager of Barnes and Noble. Unsold textbooks can usually be resold to publishers, explained Stark, but used books are riskier to stock because the bookstore alone suffers losses from unsold copies According to the National Association of College Stores (NACS), the standard markup for used books is about 33%. Sellers get these books mainly from students and also from used book whole salers around the country. "There's SEE "TEXTBOOKS" ON PAGE 2 INSIDE Ivory Tower ................... 3 Culture and Music Festival ....... .4 NC Radio Coffeehouse ........... 5 Endangered Zoo ................ 6 Four Winds Cafe ............... 7 Announcements ................ 8 S T IL L NO INTERI M DEAN by Rachael M. Lininger University officials in Tampa still have not named an Interim Dean and Warden to serve when Dean and Warden Gordon "Mike" Michalson resigns on August 8. Professors Bauer, Deme and Langston were selected as candidates by New College faculty just before spring brL '\k; their names were recently sent to US.t' President Betty Castor and Provost Thomas Tighe. In an April 9 meeting with Castor and Tighe, the Division Chairs "recommended that Provost Tighe name an Interim Dean and Warden as soon as possible," said Humanities Chair Stephen Miles. "[Tighe] said he needed more time. He thought he had until August 8." In response to this, the Chairs sent a letter to Tampa administrators on April 15, urging a quicker appointment. "Sometimes we have a perception that they're delaying [in Tampa], but I don't think that that's the case at all," said Miles. He noted that Tighe already has begun selection of committee members who will search for a permanent replace ment for Michalson. Bauer, Deme, and Langston all have widespread faculty support for the posi tion and are more than willing to serve. When asked whether he thought Tighe might not choose someone on the fac ulty's list for Interim Dean, Miles said, "That would be totally inconsistent with what he has said so far." STUDENT AFFAIRS ADAMANT ABOUT RA DECISION by Robert Knight Student Affairs administrators de fended their decision to oust former RA-elect Wade Crawford in front of nearly 50 students last Wednesday The atmosphere was tense as the stu dents, most of them in the opinion that Crawford should not have been fireo traded verbal blows with Housing an! Student Affairs director Mark Johnson. This confrontational forum lasted over two hours and ultimately very few ques tions were answered, though much anger was vented on both sides. "I think the forum was effective in that it brought the students and the Housing office together to, at least serr.i politely, discuss the issues," said Crawford. "We're talking about issues more than we are personalities, at least I hope we are," said Johnson during the forum. Before the meeting a petition was presented, signed by 213 students, calling for Crawford's case to be handled by Student Court. This petition called for a response from Student Affairs by last Friday, April 25. Johnson met the deadline. He re leased a memo stating that although he had taken the students' concerns into ac count, he felt he had no choice but to stick to the decision to fire Crawford. "When the credibility of the Student Affairs Office is compromised by a staff member's performance, that staff member and their direct supervisor should meet and determine what personnel action is appropriate," he wrote in the memo. He continued, "The relationship be tween the RAs and their supervisor must be built upon trust and respect to insure that the re identi.tl community is best served ... Unfortunately, after meeting SEE "CRAWFORD" ON PAGE 3
2 The Catalyst "TEXTBOOKS" FROM PAGE 1 usually not enough used books to meet the students' needs," said Stark. He noted that a college store will usually buy some 1ew and some used copies of the books tha! professors assign. What determines this ratio? Stark said that there is no specific policy; the ratio of new to used books is determined by the individual store. "Every student is differ ent; every college is different," he said. There is always a small market for those students who prefer to buy new books, but the store generally tries to meet the used book demand first. "I think in most cao;es, [college stores) try to get the most number of used books that they can," said Stark. "Those used books are actually driving up the cost of the new books," ays Jerry Buchs, public relations director of NACS. By unrlerrnining the demand for new copies, he said, the used book market has driven the publishers to increase the prices of their new volumes. Also, becau e authors never get royal ties from the resale of their works, they are inclined to write new editions more often, making the old ones obsolete. Even if you are content to learn from the fourth edition rather than the fifth edition, the college store will only stock the newer one If the faculty goes up to the new edition, then that's what the college store will stock," said Buchs. But even if you and your professor are happy using the old edition of your text, News copies of it are unlikely to be available. Most publishers destroy the old editions once the new ones come out, forcing you to buy the fresh, expensive, new edition. You've probably felt the sting of this whole process, and have wondered what fat profits the college stores make in ing these pricey new texts. It's actua1.y only $0.03 on the dollar. You expected it to be more didn't you? According to the "Those used books are actually dri ving up the cost of the new books. -Jerry Buchs, NACS NACS the average markup that franchises like Barnes and Noble put on new text. books is 25%, meaning that publishers and authors soak up three quarters of the book's price before it even hits the shelf. Though the store makes that 25% in rev enue, after shipping costs, employee wages and benefits, in-store operations costs (such as rent and utilities), and a percentage given to the school, the net in come is 3% of the book's price. While most schools around the country operate their own bookstores, New College/USF and around 500 universities hire out to "contract management fir ts" such as Follett and Barnes and Our campus bookshop's 1993 contract stipulate that it must pay the school $3000 a month and 6-7% of net sales. Here's the deal: you always lose, but there are a few strategies you can use to cut your costs at the beginning of the new April 29, 1997 semester. The small market of textbooks makes them hard to find outside of the college store, so unless you can borrow them from your friends, you usually have to take the bite and go to the campus bookstore If, however, your assigned texts are commercial at all (like most literature) it pays to go elsewhere. The college store marks these books up an average of 40% above wholesale and sells at the full list price. Many of the big chains like Books a-Million and Barnes and Noble offer a 10 to 15% discount off cover prices. Another good alternative is the used bookstores downtown such as The Main Bookshop, Parker's Books, and Book Bazaar, where excellent discounts await the diligent consumer. Another possibility, though unproven, is online purchasing. One supplier called Book-Net (http://www.book net.com/index.html) promises 10% off the retail price, but does not actually give any prices online: "Due to overwhelming de mand, we will be unable to answer individual price requests. Our online sys tem will be completed someday ... The page has had this disclaimer for at least the past two months. "Typically what we're thinking, online ordering for the consumer is the cheaper way to go," said Jerry Buchs, yet, "there's the whole issue of consumer confidence Next week, we'll trace the book prices back to the publishers and see what they do with 66% of your textbook dollar 1 [' \/ ____ -t 1.,.... J J http://www .. mr.u:;fcdul-catalystl ... -Direct submissions and inquiries to: General Editor Michelle Wolper Hanaging Editor Heather Oliver Entertainment Editor Aaron Gustafson Staff Writers Hugh Brown, Charles Choi, Pat Griffin, Rachael Herrup-Morse, Robert Knight, F.achael Lininger, Jessica Rocky Swift Layout Cyndy Ekle, Sara Foley Business Manager Tom Heisler Contributors Darilyn Avery, Jen Rehm, Anne Tazewell The Catalyst 5700 N. Tamiami Tr. Box #75 Sarasota, FL 34243 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 anonyn .>us submissions will be accepted. Submissions should be received by 5:00p.m. Friday in order,,, appear in the following week s issue. The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submissions for reasons of space, grammar or style. Sponsored by Maria Vesperi and Dean Michalson
The Catalyst News NETANYAHU: EVEN HARDER TO DEAL WITH THAN TO SPELL By Pat Griffin The name Benjamin Netanyahu is not a familiar one to many New College tu dents. It i to diplomats. What's unusual about the current Prime Mmi ter of Israel is not that he is dete ted by hi neighbors; not that opposi tion leader Shimon Peres has denounced him as a gangster, but that even the United State ha had to condemn his re cent actions, which have probably, if not definitely, destroyed all progress in the Middle East peace process. The United States has twice used its Security CounciJ-veto to block European caUs for anction again t Israel for con structing 6500 new Israeli housing units in the Har Homa ettlement, which is on the outskirts of Arab East Jerusalem. It is a move clearly and openly designed to force Pale tinians out of our eternal capi tol. The PLO al o considers Jerusalem as e sential, and had expected to make the eastern section of the city, which is over whelmingly Arab, the capital of the new Palestinian state. The settlement is on a hill the Arab call Jabal Abu Ghneim. The project has parked off violence in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, where there is con iderable evidence that Netanyahu's troops started. At the arne time he is under the shroud of a political candal that amount to the alleged sale of influence and d generally corrupt mean UCRAWFORD"FROM PAGE 1 with both Wade Crawford and AnnMarie Peavey, I've concluded that their differ are irreconcilable at this time. Wade will not be part of the 1997-98 RA staff." Crawford has another side of the story. He says that he was offered the al ternate RA po ition on the con dition that he would publicly state that he lied about his stances on drinking during his Selection Committee interview. "As a re sult," he said, "I said that I would refuse of operating a government. The police had recommended that Netanyahu be brought up on charges of fraud and breach of trust. The man that got Netanyahu in so much legal trouble is Arieh Deri, who himself faces felony charges for his politi cal actions. Netanyahu's alleged crime was appointing Roni Bar-On a:; Attorney General, who in tum would reduce Deri's charges to misdemeanors. Even though Bar-On had to be removed after only one day, the current Attorney General, al o a etanyahu selection, has determined that there is no reason to charge Netanyahu with any criminal mi deed Jewish student Alicia Marini has re marked that "At least Benjamin etanyahu is better than [assassinate : Prime Minister] Rabin." This would seem to be the opinion in Israel, where Netanyahu's hard-line measures have 52% of the popular upport. Con tantine Mountrakis, whose homeland, Greece, has had varied dealings with both Israel and the PLO, has said of Netanyahu, "I group him in the arne category as orth Korean diplomats." For western students of foreign affalCS, that is a grave in ult. Whatever the opin ions, the fact is that Netanyahu has almost single-handedly dismantled the Rabin Arafat peace accords, and has done so under grave suspicion. to acrifice my personal integrity and say that I lied when I didn't." Crawford continued, "Basically I was very di appointed because [Peavey] is corning up with something that had never really been discussed before. She's ""lak ing it i n to a personal issue instead of 'Vhat the issue act u ally is, which is something I've been trying to avoid the entire time with her ... I have protected her and had people not go after her, and now she's making it into a personal thing with me." PUT YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE CATALYST. ANNOUNCEMENTS RECEIV ED BEFOR E 5 P.M FRIDAY WILL APPEAR I N THE FOLLOWING WEEK'S ISSUE. PLACE Y OUR ANNOUNCEMEN T IN B O X 75 OR E-MAIL U S A T CA T A L YST@ V I R T U April 29, 1997 3 OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER International Last week saw British mega-pop group Spice Girls confronted by New Zealand's Maori people after the girls did the Ka Mate haka, a traditional male war dance of the Maori at a concert. The girls say they were only repeating a dance they saw performed by two drunken rugby players in Bali, Indonesia. The Maori are known for as saulting those who they consider have denigrated their culture. The hostage crisis at the Japanese Embassy in Lima, Peru ended Thesday. 71 ho tages were rescued. All fourteen Thpac Amaru rebel captors, two of them teenage girls, were shot and killed by the Peruvian military, orne after they urrendered. One hostage and two sol dier were al o killed in the hootout. The melee ended a 126-day tandoff which began when the left-wing rebels raided a Dec. 17 dinner party at the em bassy. All American hostage were released within the following day. Natio n al A Federal Judge ruled that the Food and Drug Administration may regulate sales and labeling of cigarettes, but that it wa uncon titutional for the FDA to regulate promotion and adverti ing. Anti-tobacco lobbyi ts were plea ed with the deci ion and it i expected that an appeal will be filed to attempt to reg ulate promotion and advertising. Tobacco companies arc a l so expected to appeal the ruling. A new weather satellite has been launched by NASA for the ational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NO AA). This brings the number of Geo tationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) to three. The GOES-8 and GOES-9 satellites, which were launched in 1994, cover the east and west coasts re pectively. This series of satellites provide an array of data to the National Weather service to aid in predicti n g the weather. The pictures taken by the GOES atellites are also common fea tures of television news broadcasts.
4 The Catalyst A WEEK IN ,.,. .,. PREVIEW Thesday, April 29 Stress Relief table in Ham Center during lunch. Wednesday, April 30 "Come out with Ellen" party in Viking 109 at 8:30p.m. I Thursday, May 1 Organizational and informational meeting for the Four Winds Cafe in the Fishbowl at 6:00 p.m. Beginning of the Anarchy Symposium. Friday, May 2 USF/New College annual Tennis Tourney at 6:00 p.m. on the ten nis courts (where else?) Potluck in the Second Court Lounge at 7:00p.m. Saturday, May 3 New College Music and Culture Festival on the field behind the Fitness Center. Begins at noonish. Sunday, May 4 African American Lecture Series: TBA. wall Previews Friday, May 2 llive and Joe's Volksmusik Saturday, May 3 Evan and Tommy's Minimal Wall Entertainment April 29, 1997 NEW COLLEGE TO RECEIVE CULTURE & MUSIC by Aaron Gustafson On Saturday, May 3, New College will be hosting the outdoor New College Culture & Music Festival. It will be draw ing bands from throughout Florida and promises educational and political tables from a few of Florida's many non-profit organizations. This year will also feature a bit more culture than last year, with per formances by Orlando's Mr. Baldy ; oclcs improvisational theatre group. Last year, the festival was rebom after lapsing for a few years. With student Vik Kanwar at its head, the festival proved a great success. It featured acts such as Simon Said, Ska Humbug, Ed Matus' Struggle, and Joe Popp. The ail day event drew crowds of 600 to 1000 people, and was considered by many to be a success. This year, Kanwar's thesis has kept him from being as active in the planning of the festival, but he has done his best to assist me in general management. Colleen Butler in the organization of tables, and Leif Hedendal in getting in touch with bands. Jen Rehm has again offered her assistance in pooling together excess food card money form the student population to provide some free vegan food and water for the event. Musical style among the bands is a little more varied than last year, thot most of the bands seem to be falling mto the category known as emo or emo-core. Emo, a solo-oriented style, was best described by Kanwar as "a rediscovery of musical artistry." Falling into this genre are such Gulf Coast acts such as Beat Three Federation and Cenesee Beat Three Federation are a poppy, melodic emo-core band form Sarasota, famed for their rendition of the jogging theme to Mike Tyson's "Punch-Out". Genesee are a female-fronted trio from Tampa that play a more indie-rock-oriented brand of emo Other acts on the bill include Vero Beach's Yusef's Well, who play D.C. style hardcore closely akin to Fugazi, St. Pete's The Hustlers, a Ramones-y punk band, Versailles, a melodic hardcore band from Tampa, The Spills, a St. Pete garage-rock band often likened to The Supersuckers, and Tri Lambda, a nerd-core band from Sarasota who are really into youth libera tion and hugs. Speed the Minnow and Simon Said will be returning. Many more bands are expected to confirm in the next few days before the show. After making a big name for them selves throughout Orlando, and quite a splash at Orlando's Fringe Festival, Mr. Baldy Locks has agreed to come and per form for the audiences at the Culture & Music Festival. Combining a great deal of wit, audience participation, and some just plain silliness, Ryan Smith and Matt LaRoux have dazzled audiences in Orlando and are destined to do the same here in Sarasota. The festival will begin at noon and is planned to go until 12:30 a.m. If you wish to help with setup, food, or anything else, please drop a note in box 237 or talk to myself or Colleen Butler about what you can do. OBITUARY N. E. R. Palm, 44. On Thesday, At>ril22, 1997 at approximately 3:30 p.m., North Palm suffered a stress-related death on the campus of New College in Sarasota, Florida. North was a pleasant tree and never sought to do anyone harm. He single-handedly worked to make sure that every spider and cockroach had a warm place to live on the campus they loved so much. He was a regular party animal, commonly sighted at Walls .... some might even say that a Wall never began without him being there. Unfortunately, his partying led to heavy drinking and reckless behavior. He failed to care for his body as well as he should have and lost his life during a tumultuous storm on that fateful Thesday afternoon. The campus mourns his passing. North is survived by 23 brothers and sisters.
i'"he Catalyst Campus Life April 29, 1997 5 RADIO KILLED THE COFFF.EHOUSE STAR by Hugh R. Brown On Friday evening, the doors of the Music Room, in College Hall, parted to gleeful hullabaloo. The reason to celebrate: the inauguration of New College Radio! The Coffeehouse kickoff for the radio station, which was simulcast on 89.9 FM, marked the first broadcast voice of New College in fifteen years Working through some technical difficulties that resulted from transmitting the signals of the coffee house through the phone lines to the Hamilton Center studio, the technical crew scrambled to get the electronics suite ready for the performances The Coffeehouse was opened by Joshua Tickell-one of the founders of -;,i:,y-=0-u--:-, -::"-the New College Radio, who gave a brief monologue of the -Josh Tickell history of the new Radio and the circumstances of the demise of the old Radio The audience was becoming restive; it was time to begin. l"ickellled a ten second countdown, after which the I 00 milli watt transmitter (the legal limit for experimental radio, yet powerful enough to broadcast a two-mile radius) would be acti vated Tickell calmly stated, "You're on the air." The crowd cheered Following a brief recount of her early year at New College (as they related to the founding of the Radio), Kaia Tickell pro ceeded to sing the first song to be broadcast live by Radio New =-College. "She Can't Feel Anything Anymore" was sad and soulful, yet only uplifted the mood of the audience About twenty other acts followed, including poetry readings from Goulash, sing-alongs, and a movie from Arkady Medovoy By 1:30 a m., the Music Room was cleared, with barely a trace of the evening's festivities The long birth of New College Radio, which lasted at least four years, was over. Nevertheless, one need only tune the radio to 89.9 FM to hear the joys of New College Radio that will fill the airwaves for posterity. SHAKESPEARE IN 1\rlEXICO? by Jessica Reid The classic play Much Ado About Nothing is brought to a new level when transformed by director Stephen Kanee of the Asolo. By setting the play in nineteenth-century Mexico, Kanee infuses the play with current issues such as self-respect and equality of the sexes. Perhaps the most noticeable transformation is the sense of energy the audience receives and returns. From the dancing and singing to the soft caresses of lovers, the audi ence is linked with a cast that seems to be caught up in their own world. The story begins with the arrival of Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon, returning from the wars with his friends Claudio, a Lord of Florence, and Benedick, a Lord of Padua, and their attendants at the home of Leonato, Governor of Messina. Claudio instantly falls in love with the Governor's daughter Hero. However, the Prince's evil, illegitimate brother, Don John, attempts to spoil the match. In between the sometimes tender, sometimes sicken ingly sick sweet love scenes and the plotting and scheming of me stereotypical villain, the audience is on the edge of their seats while the cast attempts to unite Beatrice and Benedick, both as independent and obstinate as can be. This classic love/hate story between Beatrice and Benedick both amusing and thought-provoking. It is the actions of this pair, perhaps more than the rest of the play, which bring to light the struggle between independence and fairytale happiness peo ple face. The pair steals the show as the audience laughs, sighs and shakes their fists along with the rest of the cast while Beatrice and Benedick attempt to convince themselves they need only themselves. The rest of the cast is equally energetic and magnetic. It is difficult for the audience to decide whom to look at and what is most interesting. Often the main event on the stage is not the people who are talking. Someone who is slow to pick up subtle and not-so-subtle jabs may miss a whole other side of the play which is not always obvious. Aside from the accents and sometimes strange-sounding archaic phrases, you won't find any traditional Shakespearean attitudes in this version. The audience needs to keep their ears and eyes open because there is no playing up for the audience. Even asides are done as naturally as one leaning over to tell something to someone sitting in the next chair. There is a defi nite sense of intimacy, as if the audience is actually another :;haracter in the play. This does make it difficult, however, for those not familiar with Shakespeare. At times the actors speak at what seems superspeed to someone not used to hearing the unfamiliar lan guage style. Also, the actors who speak with Spanish accents are almost entirely unintelligible to the audience. Whether this is due to the speed at which the actors speak while using the accent or the shock the audience feels when hearing "Ay, Senor" during a showing of Shakespeare, much of the playfulness of the "gro undling cenes is lost due to failure to comprehend the lines All in all, Much Ado About Nothing is worth going to see. Balcony seats are only $10, which isn't bad if you feel like treat ing yourself to an evening out. There's still plenty of time to see the show; it packs up and leaves town on June 14. Other plays now playing at the Asolo mainstage include Room Service, The Immigrant, and Over My Dead Body. For more information, call351-8000 or check out the Asolo's web site at http://www.sarasota-online.com/asolo.
6 The Catalyst Community April 29, 1997 ENDANGERED ZOO by Rachael Herrup-Morse Dr. Ronald Hines is the proprietor of the Pet Health Center and the Sarasota-Brandenton Children's Zoo. Three years ago, this doctor (of both veterinary medicine and philosophy) created a remarkable and much-needed establishment which houses and cares for exotic and unusual animals that find themselves un wanted and facing abandonment or death. Although the Children's Zoo has become well know through out the Sarasota-Bradenton area to elementary schools and other educational groups that come to tour, recently it has received could easily find another six or ten other things ... you always find something." main purpose is to rehabilitate as many animals as possible for relea e into the wild. "The goal is that they can get back out in the wild again. Usually we can do that." At the mo ment, they are caring for a Key deer who has a tom tendon in its leg. The zoo also takes in animals from research facilities that would otherwise destroy them. This is the reason for the gaggle of white-faced Bolivian monkeys currently housed there. In more attention due to the county's efforts to close the facility down. "It seems like our troubles first started when the airport got another 20 million dollars from the federal government to buy more [noise-impact] area." Recently, the Sarasota-Brandenton Children s Zoo 7512 N. Tamiami Trail other cases, animals that have been ille gally smuggled into the country wind up at the zoo, such as several South American fruit bats. (north of New College) (813) 359-0601 Fixing up old and broken instruments Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport has been buying land under their flight paths. Most of the property owners around Hines have already agreed to sell. NationsBank, the fire station, and Computer Chip have all made plans to pick up and move. And, as Hines pointed out, "The airport has offered enough money to make it worthwhile to move." Hines, however, has not agreed to sell. "We got a letter ask ing us if we would please sell and, you know, we don't have anywhere to go." Hines feels that his facility provides a valu able service to the community and, as he states, "We wouldn't do well in a neighborhood." Since then, the county has been by the Children's Zoo con ducting inspections. They have found numerous code violations, such as barbed wire that does not meet specifications. "It's not a full seven feet to the barbed wire, it's like six foot nine or some thing." The list goes on to include the illegal use of pendant banners along U.S. 41 without the necessary sign permit, and various other land-use codes and zoning violations. Each of these viola tions costs Hines $250 per day, and the fines are taking their toll. About their violations, Hines just said, "If we fix them up they donated from Sarasota Memorial Hospital and with concrete and roofing materials and time donated from everyone from Ringling students to the United Postal Service, Hines and his wife/co-worker Laura Jane "U" Stewart have cre ated something magical on U.S. 41. They remain committed to their business. "I've been doing this since 1 was 'line. That's a long time," Hines said. "It's kind of my mission if take the monkeys, they're going to have to take all of us." Then, more quietly he added, "I don't want it to come to that." As events stand now, the county uggested to Hines that he talk to his lawyer. However, as Hines points out, "Well, right now we don't actually have a lawyer." The situation is grim for Hines and the Children's Zoo. Dependent on volunteers and donations, the facility does not reap in any profits. Given this situation, the bills from the county eem a bit overwhelming. Hines asks that concerned people donate their time and any materials they could spare. Students who are opposed to the county's attempts to clo e the zoo could alsc' call airport administrators and Bradenton City Hall and makl their voices heard. THE NEW COLLEGE LOCAL FOOD PROJECT Contributed by Jen Rehm We can affect our health, our community, our environment, and our local economics, all through food choice on the New College campus. The New College Local Food Project is taking its first steps now, through the Four Winds Cafe and in Marriott, and we are preparing to launch an even more innovative Self Operation Food Service Program that will increase the benefits of a Local Food Project to New College and the community. What is a local food project? It simply means that we want to start buying from our local farmers who care about the environ ment, sustainability, our health, and the health of their workers rather than buying from large corporations that are primarily concerned with making money. The first steps have involved making all kinds of contacts in the community and with people and organizations who can help make this project happen. Next fall when the Cafe opens, we plan to introduce fresh vegetables from the Organic Gardening Tutorial. Other vegan and natural foods, such carrot cakes an.J tasty muffins, will be provided by local restaurant owner Miriam Tassinarre (Mim's Healthy Gourmet at Southgate Mall). We will also be working with King Bee Organics and Desoto Lakes, two local organic farms. Marriott is currently consulting with a natural foods ex pert and has agreed to provide fresh, local organic fruits and veggies in the C-store. As the project continues, we will learn more about how simple food choices can have such far-reaching effects, and as we learn, we can begin to make changes.
The Catalyst Campus Life April 29, 1997 7 INTRODUCING THE FOUR WINDS CAFE Contributed by Darilyn Avery For many moons now we ve all heard various accounts on progress of ''The Four Winds Cafe," New College's very own fully functional coffeehouse! It is my pleasure to announce that it is really coming and is slated for opening next Fall se mester The i nit i al prospect o f a New College coffeehouse bad been under consideration by the powers that before I transferred here in the fall of 1994. The project made great advancements when an ISP group of about seven individuals, myself included, de voted the month of January 1996 to investigating the realities and possibilities of such a concept. In the fall of 1996, a Capital Improvement Trust (CI1) allocation from Tampa included a $90,000 investment in the Coffeehouse which is allowing us to make it a reality. But that's only money and a business is much more than that. The Four Winds Cafe is being designed as a place for a meeting of minds" between students and faculty, between stu dents of New College and the University Program. and positive interaction between the community of New College and the community of Sarasota The Cafe will be open to all who desire to contribute to our community Students, as well as faculty, alumni and Foundation members will be encouraged with at least a 10 % discount at all times Students at Ringling School of Art and those attending events at College Hall or viewing the sunset at the bay will also be welcome Along with a full service espresso bar, juice bar and care, the Four Winds will offer a separate quiet area for study groups baccalaureates, and meeting within a lending library room The main area will be furnished with comfortable places to relax so cialize or stuJv while sipping an espresso, herbal infusion, or fresh squeezet; carrot celery juice with a croissant, veggie platter or soup du jour, just to name a few possibilities This area will also house a temporary stage for musical poetic o r spoken word performances, as well as a projector screen for movies and a PA system Board games chess newspapers, etc. will be available and internet access is definitely a possibility in the future. If pos sible, the New College Radio Station will be broadcast to the care, as well as from the Cafe when there are musical perfor mances and such. Student involvement and input is encouraged at all levels. An Entrepreneurial/Small Business Management tutorial sponsored by Professor Fred Strobel will be incorporated into the project; this is a responsibility that cannot be taken lightly by the Student Managers involved Other paid positions ($5 25 per hour) are available and those individuals will go through an application process as well. An organizational and informational meeting will take place in the Fishbowl on Thursday May 1 from 6:00 to 8 :00p.m. All are welcome, but those who whish to be involved in the fall must attend If you are unable to attend but would still like to be involved, leave a note in Box #2, the Cafe's Box. 0 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNE DAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 10:00 ....... r----SQell. News, sports, 0 current events PM 12:00 <( Amv Mormin< Matt+Hill!Y:.X J2:ilan Jam!,ls Sru:a St!.l!.ltl!.l "Non-sleepy "crazy cooter" Folk related, 80s, 90s boot and!MFun, 0:: 3:00 classical" cookin w/ kat( acoustic, etc. legs, Beatles fun, fun, fun. AmandaLoos 4:00 Christa 4:00Christar Aru:Q!l Qust. MiG. l.Uian. UJ some blues-B. various B. various "New music .ciDli. K!.l.n LTJ -l 6:00 CJ 0 LTJ Q 8:00 .J UJ ::c .J 10:00 u 0 en various theme music and tal} and talk on the Fritz w i d e variety RQbert Kni2ht &gina and 6:00WORD Hu2Q Brgwn's B,Qbert Ien Ballin's 'Goulash Live' Adam surpris( 7 : 00 Catalyst Disco Inferno classical musi< Ella Fitzgeralc "Labrys Hour" poetry I music l_rogramming News Hour and such of course meets Def Lej: She-Rock l!Ym!.l .een Fi!.llds Iustin M, -"th( KC Mr;;Carthy Hal bai!QSQil "It will define talk I call-in "Visual Radio plays The ethnographic topical music sports and itself ... various music belly plastic." Goats 'n' talks presence" commentary variety show Qrake Ii!ke Reiml
8 The Catalyst Campu s Life April 29, 1997 ANNOUNCEMENTS The USF Sun Dome is proud to welcome Lynyrd Skynyrd on Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00p.m. Their special guests will be Kenny Wayne Shepard and Paul Rodgers. Tickets for this show are $27.75 and $23.75 (plus convenience charge). Tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 26 at 10:00 a.m. and are available at the Sun Dome Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, or by phone at 287-8844. For additional information please call the Sun Dome Box Office at 974-3002. The Box Office takes cash, Mastercard and Visa Convenience charge is as follows: Sun Dome Box Office: $2.00; Ticketmaster outlets (cash only); $4.00; Phone or ders (credit cards only): $5.25 + $1.60 processing fee. Fulbright Program Workshop for 1998-99 Competition: Thursday, May 8, 1997 at 7:00p.m. in HCL-2: This workshop will feature this year's Fulbright award winners, Lisa Yamaoka, Jennifer Smith and Fulbright Prc.gram Advisor, Glenn Cuomo Learn about the strategies that lead to success and receive Fulbright Program materials for the 1998-99 competition. If you will graduate in May 1998 and think you might be interested in International study after graduation, then you will want to attend this workshop. Refreshments will be served. From NCSA Co-president Martha Alter: J have taped up some stgns that explain a couple of ideas that I am mterested in imple menting, provided they have student support. The two ideas are "New College Day" and a "student/police liaison." I really want feedback! Please look on the wall outside the door of the mail roam. The signs are posted right next to the NCSA calendar and bulletin board. The New College Slavic Vocal Ensemble will have a Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:30p.m. in the College Hall Music Room. Jljactalaureate Words of Empowerment: Language and Behavior in Direct Entry Midwifery, by Christa Craven. Major: Cultural Anthropology. Committee: Maria Vesperi (sponsor), Anthony Andrews, Charlene Callahan, Jan Wheeler. April 30, 1997 at 10:00 a.m., Anthropology Lab. The "Perfect Meal for the Pregnant Woman" will be served after the baccalaureate Examination. Sara Steetle will defend her thesis, Dionysus and Abraham: Beyond Avoiding Instrumentalism, in the area of phi losophy, :ty 5 at 2:00p.m. in PME 219. Attending faculty are Douglas Aron Edidin, and sponsor Douglas Berggren. Mathematical Modeling of Protein Folding, a thesis in partial completion of a BA in the area of natural sciences, will be pre sented by Thomas E. Moore, Jr. on Thursday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m. in the Math Reading Room in Selby. Sponsored by Patrick McDonald with David Mullins and Paul Scudder. Announcing the Semi Normal "Bri n g back the 70s" Ma_y 9 in Hall Tickets o on sale this $3 in ad ance, $5 at the door. Want to helP. set up? Rem1est a song? Contact ToC1d Pietruszka at Box 575'. SAC MINUTES: MEETING OF APRIL 24, 1997 Members present: Hazen Kornraus, Agnes Farres, Mario Rodriguez. Proxies: Chris Martin for Kelly Singer, Kate Chandler fer Alisdair Lee, Jason Palmeri for Pete Kezar. Eric Piotrowski, on behalf of Albatross, requested $70 for printing costs. Allocated $70. Suzanne Cohen was previously allccated $80 for food and props for "For Your Approval" and requested an additional $140 reimbursement. Allocated $0. She was instructed to raise the matter at the next town meeting. Jonathan S mith requested $30 for the History Club. Allocated $30. Amanda Holmes requested $138 for the Craft Fair to be held at Caples on May 10. Allocated $138. Timothee Sal :in requested $75 for "Round Robin Potluckers" to be held in S:.x:ond Court Lounge. Allocated $75. Melissa An d rews requested $60 for food to be served after the Dance Performance. Allocated $60. She also requested $450 from promised funds. Authorized $450. Heather Kane requested $250 for airfare and $500 honorarium for a speaker for the Anarchy Symposium. Allocated $750. Josh a n d Kaia Tickc ll requested $200 for food for the New College Radio Station Coffeehouse Potluck. Allocated $150. Aaron G us tafs o n, on behalf of the New College Culture and Music Festival, requested $440 to pay for Sarasota police offi cers and 250 copies. Allocated $440.
The Catalyst Opinions April 29, 1997 9 DISAPPEARING DISHES MEANS STYROFOAM Contributed by Anne Tazewell I am beginning to feel like a broken record. Where have all the dishes gone? Why can't they seem to make it back to where they belong in the cafeteria kitchen? In January we ordered 600 16 oz. plastic tumbler. We now have 267 left. We have lost 204 dinner plates so far this year. The 5-inch plates are faring -----------better. We have only lost ... about $1000 worth of 109 of them. Doing a quick dining ware ... has been ::alculation on the costs of thrown away or stolen. missing items I come up with about $1000 worth of dining ware tnat has been thrown away or stolen. This figure does not include the 250 missing soup bowls of the hundreds of pieces of silverware that are miss ing. Come on! I know we can do better than this. When you are bussing your dishes please tune in to whether you throw your bowl in the trash with your leftover food. And if you are harbor ing plates in your room, bring them back. It' worth repeating that this is your money that is being thmwn away, not Marriott's. The food service auxiliary is re sponsible for replacing the missing dishes or opting to go back to Styrofoam dish ware. Be responsible and return dishes to the cafeteria. J .. ()() April 8, 3: 4 5 p.::n. A nonstudent was arrested for trespass after written warning at th : library. April tO, 11:55 p.m. Laundry was stolen from a student at Pei 211. Value $120. April 2 0 1:25 a.m. Nonstudent was given a written trespass warning and was creating a disturbance at the PCP. April 20, 1:25 a.m .Same nonstudent was arrested at B-dorm in relation to a sexual battery on a student that occurred on 1219/96. The case was taken to the State Attorney's office. A p ril 20, 1:4-t\ a.m. A bike was stolen from the Pei Dorms. Value $175. Ap r il 20, 2 : 50 a.m. Nonstudent was given a written trespass warning and escorted off campus. A p ril 20, 3:50 a.m. Nonstudent was arrested for trespass after warning and two counts of drug possession, one a felony (ec stasty), one a misdemeanor (marijuana). Taken to County Jail. April 23, 4: 0 5 p .m. Student was attacked by floating fire ants while frolicking in puddles during a storm Apri l 25, 2: 59 a.m. Nonstudent arrested for trespass after warning behind Ham Center. Given notice to appear in court. OPINION: THE MEANING BEHIND THE WORDS b y R achael Herrup-Morse Not long ago, a few rather innocuous signs appeared around the Publications Office and Game Room proclaiming, "Arbeit Mach Frei." They were plain signs. There was no indication of the author or the purpose that motivated their posting. The only extraneous marks were at the bottom of the page: the words "or something," lessened in their importance by being surrounded by parentheses. Translated from German the sign reads, "Work shall set you free." It is a famous phrase, despite its simplicity, and these signs commit a harmless bit of historical plagarism. However, not so harmless is the meani n g behind the words. "Work shall set you free" was the i nscription carved into the metal arch that marked the entrance into Auschwitz. It is there fore impossible to read the sign merely for its litera l meaning. It cannot be taken at face value, for it asks the reader to both rec ognize the phrase and interpret it in light of all its historical and emotional connotations. Auschwitz is familiar to all of us, Jew or Gentile, whether exposed to it by our parents and grandparents, in a three-day long segment in high-school history class, or Stephen Spielberg's Schindler's List. We all know that 40 percent of the world's Jews were exterminate d during the Holocaust. We all know that count l ess Romanians and Gypsies and physically and mentally handicapped people were systematically slaughtered. We all know. But I do not think we understand. No one who understood would put up such a sign. Even those who have a sense would not for fear of the hurt such a sign can cause. It sends a message of and utter disregard. Its posting signals either mal ice (which seems unlikely) or a vast degree of separation between our lives and the events that took place during the Second World War. It would seem that the Holocaust has now been co n signed to history, that place where we put the Civil War an d the Protestant Reformation. People today do not have any memories of that time; those who do are dying of old age. Wh e n those memories fade and the last soldier and survivor has been buried, Auschwitz will become one fact among the many we commit to memory by rote learning. People are taught about the Holocaust so that no such a thing will ever occur again. We must remember that these things took p l ace when those who experienced them are gone. And we must keep the Hol ocaust in our minds when readi n g abou t Bos n ia and Zaire. The Holocaust was not unique in its nature, merely i n the attention given to it. Genocide is a real and tangible event in our lifetimes. To make light of it, whether through harmless sig n s or grave d esecra t io ns, is unacceptable.
10 The Catalyst Announcements April 29, 1997 CAREER CENTER .... .. Wed April 30 5 : 00 8 :00 p.m.: Arthur Andersen Technology Solutions Open House Fun Summer Jobs are available on the USF/New College Campus Nord America International, a not for-profit student exchange organization, is looking for ESL teachers and activity monitors for a summer program on the USF/New College campus Please send resume by fax to 703-299-0126 or by e-mail: email@example.com. Any questions? Call toll free 1-888-NORD-ILA. Summer Employment Guide, U.S.A. 1997 Book Now available in the Career Resource Center listing over 30,000 summer jobs in theatre social work, physical education sports, engineering, sciences, internships, management opportunities, public relations and sales. U.S. Geological Survey Earth Sciences Internship Program Application is restricted to students who have been enrolled full-time in a college or university or graduated in the past 12 m0nths. Th.is internship is available in West Palm Beach, FL, and will offer an improved understanding of the movement of water and dissolved chemical constituents in the Florida Everglades and requires impro ed methods to quantify hydrologic exchange be tween surface water and ground water. Qualifications required : four full years of n..::ademic study, excellent verbal and written communication skills, advanced computer skills (e .g. programming), familiarity with data base programs (Oracle), spreadsheets (Quattro, Lotus) and statistical analysis programs (SAS) are all highly desirable Coursework or professional experience in hydrol ogy or other field science is also desirable. $1,750 per moth stipend. Deadline: April28, 1997. AmeriCorps Member Positions Applications for students interested in working as a full-time AmeriCorps member with NJ Community Water Watch are being accepted. NJ Community Water Watch is a project of 20 environmental and community organizations working to give communities the resources to clean up waterways and improve water quality. Raise awareness of water pollution problems and set up and strengthen local "Water Watch Groups with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection Members work 45-50 hours a week and must complete 1700 hours of service within 9 months by streamwalking, organizing local water watch groups, conducting community waterway cleanups, and running community and school education programs. Training is provided in environmental skills, service learning and more This position includes a living allowance, health care and a $4,725 educational award upon completion. Send a resume and cover letter to Nancie Koeingsberg, NJ Community Water Watch, 119 Somerset Street New Brunswick NJ 08901. Union Orgarizing Working for change in Arkansas -Jobs and Internships Union organizers come from a range of majors. A desire to work for social justice is required. Past involvement in social change work volunteer work, or unions helpful. Women and people of color strongly urged to apply Training provided. Organizers pull workers together to build the union, train leaders, plan and move issue campaigns. Openings or full-time jobs as well as sum mer internships. Long hours. Job Salary $12,000/year base plus bonuses. Internships provide a stipend. For more information call Leslie Haber (501) 376 0255. Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation The GLAAD undergraduate and graduate internship program provides an experience as well as an opportunity for career focus in lesbian and gay rights activism for students while supporting GLi AD's activities and work. Full and part time in ternships for the Summer and Fall are available in New York, Los Angeles, San F : ancisco and Washington DC. Summer Internship: June-August, $200/week stipend. Aprovecho Research Center Sustainable Living Skills Internships Intensive two-and-a-half-month internships in sustainable living skills Daily classes focus on four major areas: sustainable forestry, organic gardening, appropriate technology and indigenous arts and skills. Classes and activities run from 8:30 am to 5pm every weekday. Several instructors assist in teaching each course, combined lecture and discussion formats with practical, hands-on activities. Holistic understanding of each subject area is grounded in specific experience and enhanced by the broader intellectual perspec tives available in diverse learning environment. Readings, independent projects, and field trips supplement other course work. All interns typically live on-site, sharing rooms in state-of-the-art strawbale dormitory and participating in the ongoing community life of ecologically-oriented research and education center. Room, board, and instruction are all included in tuition which is $1500 per term. 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